I had been eyeing up the T-Zone Charcoal & Bamboo Range for a very long time so you can imagine my delight when T-Zone offered to send me across the entire range for me to review. If you know me, then you know that I’m a budget skincare fiend and develop a slight eye twitch if I have to fork out a lot of money on skincare, so the fact that nothing in this range is priced above £5.99 really made my bargain-hunter heart sing. Not only are they reasonably priced, but also really good quality products that work – well, for my skin anyway.
I suffer terribly with blackheads; as soon as I get rid of them, more appear. I’m not 100% sure what I am doing wrong, but these products have really helped to keep those pesky blackheads under control, and they’ve also helped with my blemishes. It’s incredible to me how many gems you can buy in Superdrug or Boots for a fraction of the price of something you’d pick up at the Liz Earle counter, and often they work in the same way or even better.
I won’t lie to you, I was absolutely terrified to use this mask. I’ve seen all the videos of people peeling off these types of masks and crying because it hurt so much. However, I had always wanted to use one because I wanted to see if it actually worked and pulled all of the gross dirt and impurities out of my skin so this was the first thing I tried from T-Zone. I rubbed a thin layer of this mask across my whole face and waited, nervous that in just 10 minutes I’d be in a world of pain. When it started to peel a little, I began to take it off my face and it wasn’t nearly as painful as I’d thought it would be. The only place where it tugged a little was under my eyes, so I think next time I do the mask I will avoid that area completely. However, it cleared my skin right up, pulling out all of the disgusting black and white heads that normal masks just can’t get to. I was really impressed by this mask and how soft it made my skin feel; I’d definitely recommend it.
I have been using this face wash every. single. day since I received these in the post, morning and night. It smells so clean and fresh, and it makes my face feel so clean. I take off all my make-up with a Micellar water first and then lather this up and rub it into my face in circular motions. I’ve never had a face wash like this, which makes my face feel so clean and fresh and matte straight after use. It’s the perfect thing to use for a double cleanse because it’s so quick to use and it also makes the perfect in-shower morning cleanse. I’ve even got Johnny to try this out and he really likes it too; I’m slowly encouraging him to have a decent skincare regime and I think that he likes that this face wash is black – maybe it feels a bit more meta for him.
This is 100% the standout product from the range for me. This mask is insane and I am so sad that you only get four sachets in a box because I want to smear this stuff on my face every single day. I’ve never tried anything self-heating before but I’m definitely going to delve into this side of beauty now; it’s the strangest but most wonderful sensation. You wet your face and then rub this magical, grey liquid into your face and immediately it starts to heat up. It’s not at all uncomfortable; it’s incredibly relaxing and refreshing. It’s also a really easy solution to masking. You only have to leave it on for 1 minute, meaning your face feels like it’s had all the benefits of a face mask but without the 20 minutes of standing around trying not to touch things with your face. I have used all of these now but I am definitely going to be purchasing some more.
This scrub is really nice and feels really deeply cleansing. I leave this one in the shower and use it 3 mornings a week and it’s really kept my blackheads down. The scrub is not too harsh either – some drugstore scrubs really strip the oils out of your face and can make your skin even worse but this one is really gentle and makes your skin feeling so refreshed. Again, this is another one that Johnny has adopted into his skin-care regime. I think it’s probably just because I left it in the shower and it’s convenient for him to use but he’s given it very positive reviews too so you’ve got four thumbs up from the Rennard-Wells household, T-Zone!
Honestly, the Black Cleansing Wipes were probably my least favourite part of the range but I’m not really a wipe kind of person so that’s no surprise. They’re really cool looking (they’re black, I mean c’mon!) but I really just don’t use wipes on my face. I did try these out regardless and they did feel nicer than some other wipes (they didn’t burn my eyes or anything like that, like some wipes I have tried in the past in the same price range) but I think I’ll be saving these for taking swatches off the back of my hand and popping in my handbag just in case.
During the summer, I always have blotting paper in my handbag just in case my nose gets a little shiny and I need to do some make-up salvaging. When I saw that this range had some blotting papers in it, I was really pleased. They’re always really useful to have lying around. I really like these blotting papers; not only are they black, but they are really good at absorbing any excess oil when you get a little bit shiny and don’t make your make up look cakey at all. They’re also in such a handy little pouch which keeps them dirt free and makes them so easy just to slide into your bag on days when it’s a little warm. I’ve found these to be so useful when out and about!
The only strips like this I’d tried before were the Biore ones and I was really impressed by those; there’s something extremely satisfying about pulling them off and seeing all the dirt that they’ve pulled out of your face. When I saw these in my little goody box from T-Zone, I did a little happy dance. Again, this is another product that I convinced Johnny to use and he loves them too. You just moisten your nose, stick one of these on and wait 10-15 minutes for the magic to happen. These, I feel, are stickier than the Biore ones. You need a lot of water to make them stick but for these, they stick really easily. The stickiness is also useful because it helps pull more dirt and impurities out of your face. My nose has never felt so clear after using these; they’re quick, easy and for the most part painless. I will definitely continue to use these, and Johnny will too!
I completely fell in love with this affordable skin care range from Superdrug, and I can’t wait to continue using it and watch my skin completely clear up. Nothing in this range is above £5.99 which means it’s perfect if you’re on a budget. I highly recommend T-Zone products – if you’re in the market for new skin care, you should definitely try this.
*This post was kindly sponsored by T-Zone, however all thoughts and opinions are my own!*