Natio recently released a new range of skincare, focusing on oily, acne-prone skin. If you scoff at the idea of being a ‘grown woman’ and still having acne, then I am sure you’re lying because every woman is prone to breakouts at some point. And if you’re someone who deals with acne on a constant basis, this might work for you.
The products contain natural ingredients and can be used daily for women, men and teens with problem skin.
Now I (Mel) have pretty happy skin, although it does get extremely oily easily and I am prone to annoying break outs every couple of months. Luckily these products arrived at my door step just in time as I was suffering from a major breakout [which is why I refused to take pictures this time around].
So let’s begin shall we? I chose to review three products from the range. A scrub, a moisturiser and the ‘spot treatment’. So here’s how I found them!
Detoxifying Face Scrub with Jojoba Beads
RRP: $12.95 (100g)
The instructions for this say to use it only 2-3 times a week. So considering how dire my situation was, I used it three days in a row and I found that the amount of oil my pores were leaking definitely subsided. I also found that pimples faded a little and my skin felt a lot clearer. The jojoba beads were smaller than I expected as I’m used to using products with those big blue beads, but this worked just fine! My skin felt refreshed after using it!
Daily Repair Oil Free Moisturiser
RRP: $14.95 (75g)
The moisturiser is also pretty good. It contains Aloe and Camomile which when mixed together, turns out I don’t like the smell much so it took some getting used to. I am always hesitant to try moisturisers that proclaim they are oil-free because I just don’t trust them. This one however worked really well, especially when applied after using the scrub. Normally by the afternoon my skin is so oily and shinny I need to reapply plenty of makeup to cover up Miss Shinny Nose. After using these two products together I found a massive decrease in how oily my skin was in the afternoon.
I also used the moisturiser on its own and found that while it was still affective, it worked much better when used after the scrub.
Antibacterial Spot Treatment
RRP: $9.95 (20g)
Now I was super excited to try this, mostly because it had the word ‘antibacterial’ in it which makes me think clean and healthy and that’s exactly what my breakout needed. While the product is meant to reduce redness, I found that it didn’t work as well as i hoped it would but there was a slight decrease in redness. With concealer and makeup you could just make out the spot. I did however find that it helped my breakout to disappear rather quickly, especially that kind of browny spot you get as the pimple is going away. It helped to get rid of that nice and quickly.
You just need to apply a tiny bit and dab it over the spot. It spreads quite easily so don’t use too much. I tried to use it whenever I could and once again I found it worked best when I used the previous two products also. I applied it after I applied the moisturiser and then covered up with concealer.
Final thoughts: Good for mildly troubling skin. Am not sure how it would go for skin that is harder to handle, perhaps something more concentrated would be needed. Would prefer if the moisturiser had a nicer smell but that is just my personal preference. Use the products together rather than apart for the best results.
TFJ: Recommends, but if you have extremely bad acne that you can’t handle, we suggest you visit your doctor or dermatologist to find out what they can do for you.
These products were offered to TFJ by the brand/PR agency.