Clean, Minimal and Chic
Exactly how I want my skincare to be, and everything I expected from The White Company’s very first foray into the beauty market. I recently discovered that the founder of the brand used to be a beauty writer, so spent much of her early career searching for products that truly worked. One of her favourite brands was Deciem, and it is with them that the new line has been created with.
As you can imagine, a lot of work and time has gone into the range and the results, upon first impressions, are truly fabulous. The results led collection is in stores now, consisting of a Super Balm Gentle Daily Cleanser (£25), a Super Serum (£40), an Advanced Hydration Skin-Perfecting Moisturiser (£30), an Eye Revive Daily Brightening Eye Cream (£20), and an Overnight Oil (£30).
True to The White Company’s brand identity, the skincare is equally beautiful. I adore the simple packaging, it’s truly luxurious while being minimal and clean at the same time. The carefully curated products promise to transform the look and feel of the skin; quite a statement, but so far – I am impressed!
The Break Down
The Super Balm Gentle Daily Deep Cleanser was the first product I tried. Leaving the tube as a cream, I massaged onto dry skin (after using a Micellar water to remove the majority of my makeup) and it dissolved any remaining residue and dirt from the skin. The melting sensation was comparable to the Clinique Take the Day Off Balm, and as I massaged, it transformed to an oily balm texture. I removed with a warm damp face cloth from The White Company; I don’t believe this comes with the cleanser, but I liked that each side of the cloth had a different texture; perfect for a gentle exfoliation. My skin felt clean and hydrated – not at all tight, and the sensory experience was truly lovely thanks to the beautiful soft fragrance.
Chrissie Rucker, the founder, suggests that if you want to buy one product to test out the range, it should be the serum. I applied this after cleansing my face and was pleasantly surprised by its light consistency and quick absorption. With a blend of Grape Vine stem cells, green tea and marine extracts, it promises to defend the skin against UV damage and aging too.
Equally as light was the Eye Cream, it felt instantly hydrating and plumping, and over time it’s supposed to improve the appearance of fine lines. While I don’t yet have many lines to worry about, I was grateful for the fresh appearance it gave my eye area – anything that helps reduce my dark circles and puffiness gets a yes from me.
Next I trialled the Advanced Hydration moisturiser. I was excited to put to test its claims of being ‘skin perfected’ and also intrigued to trial its ingredients including Hyaluronic acid, Amazonian oils and Aloe Vera butter. I instantly loved the velvety finish it left my skin with – a perfect base for makeup, and although sometimes my skin needs something a little more thick and creamy, I’ll certainly be reaching for this on a regular basis.
Finally the Night Oil, this one has a lot to live up to, as I am a true believer in oils for my skin and am totally hooked on my Darphin Oils (who, I believe to be the master of oils!) but I’m pleased to say, it impressed me. While not quite as luxurious as my Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Oil, it was delightfully light (great if you’re still wary of applying an oil to the face) and absorbed quickly into the skin. The ingredients include Amazonian oils, Poppy flower extract and antioxidants to nourish and firm the skin.
So those are my first impressions, and I’m looking forward to using the new skincare products from The White Company more regularly. I’ll keep you updated on my progress, so as always keep an eye on my Instagram Stories to see how I’m getting on!
The range is available in store and online now, you can view and buy it here.
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