A few months ago I started to see the brand HealGel popping up on numerous amounts of blogs. I must admit I was rather intrigued by this rather sleek, pharmaceutical packaging and wondered what the products would be like.
Upon doing a bit of research I’ve discovered that HealGel is an aqueous gel which aims to soothe, repair and protect your skin. It has been designed by a team of the world’s leading plastic surgeons and a renowned dermatological biochemist, whereby their knowledge has produced a range of products suitable for all skin types. If you want to read more in depth about this you’re just a click away.
A little while ago I was kindly sent HealGel Face* to try which came at the right time I think as my skin was a little worse for wear. HealGel Face* is essentially an anti-ageing formula which is designed to sooth, firm and replenish the skin leaving it more revitalised. As I previously mentioned in my October Favourites post, I’m only 24 but I can’t see any harm in including a product that has these benefits associated with it as let’s face it, nobody is getting any younger, least of all me.
In terms of the packaging I think the design team have done a fantastic job, it really is one of my favourite product designs. I do tend to like clinical looking things that are neat and crisp therefore this was always going to be a bit of winner for me in regards to that aspect of the product. I adore the fact that the product is released through a pump dispenser as this allows the product to be kept in air tight conditions and prevents bacteria getting in. The packaging is plastic which I don’t really mind as it has a nice smooth finish to it, as well as this it also is clear therefore you can see how much of the product is left which is a huge bonus point in my opinion. I hate nothing more than not knowing how much of a product I have left.
I’ve being using HealGel Face* for over a month now and I have to say I’ve been pretty impressed with the results. The product itself is so silky smooth to apply, it is the nicest product I have in terms of application as it simply glides on beautifully. My skin is quite blemish prone to be honest and is a mix of combination/oily and dehydrated all at the time. I find that this sinks in without leaving my skin greasy in any way and helps to provide a good start to my morning skincare routine after I have cleansed my face. I do use a moisturiser after using this as to me it feels a bit like a serum, however, I can’t find it written down anywhere that says you should still moisturise afterwards so perhaps you and indeed I could get away with that step completely; I will leave that up to you.
I have noticed quite an improvement in my skin in terms of dry patches which I do tend to suffer from at this time of year. In fact just before this arrived on my doorstep I had noticed that they were starting to form here and there on my nose, however since using HealGel those issues have really cleared up allowing me to continue using my favourite Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation. This is most notably down to the fact that the ingredients contain a blend of Omega Oils which help to replenish dehydrated skin.
One of my favourite things to comment on about this product is the fact that it contains hyaluronic acid which is the key ingredient within Hydraluron, the blogger cult favourite. I was initially worried about halting my use of Hydraluron in order to test this out properly however after seeing that hyaluronic acid was present my worries were taken care of as I do believe this works just as well without leaving that initial sticky tight feeling that Hydraluron does. Since using this my skin has definitely looked a lot more brighter and dare I say it plumper therefore I cannot really find any fault with it.
At £48 for 50ml this is what I consider to be a very high end skincare product as it isn’t cheap. Would I buy it in the future? I have to say that I find that I’m still rather undecided as it is expensive, to me it feels a lot more luxurious than say Hydraluron and leaves a much nicer finish on the skin therefore in that respect it wins hands down, however they are both similar products in my personal opinion with the latter being cheaper.
I think if you’re looking to really invest in your skincare and want some luxurious products within your regime then definitely go for HealGel Face as it really is a lovely product. HealGel products can be purchased from the HealGel website.
HealGel is a cruelty free brand that is also suitable for vegans.
*PR Sample, this product was kindly sent to me for consideration.