This Works Evening Detox Review: Key Summary
Welcome to my This Works Evening Detox review. The This Works Evening Detox range includes a cleansing water, spray on exfoliant and clay mask. All three products detoxify the skin from a day exposed to pollution. A fourth anti-pollution skincare product is the in transit pollution shield, but as it’s a protection rather than detox product I’m not including it.
This Works Evening Detox Review: The Products
Now on to the reviews of each product! These can be used individually, but by incorporating all three into your regime, you maximise the pollution detox effects. The cleansing water can be used daily, the exfoliant and mask 1-2 times per week.
This Works Evening Detox Cleansing Water
The evening detox cleansing water is a gentle micellar water. It comes in a convenient pump which I dispense straight onto a cotton pad. It’s ideal for wiping away the day’s grime, make-up and pollution.
I find it very comfortable on my combination skin, not drying or tight. It’s very refreshing to use. It contains botanicals which are specially selected because of their beneficial skin care effects. Specifically, eucalyptus leaf oil (decongesting), sweet almond oil (restoring), aloe vera (gently cleansing) and liquorice root (soothes inflammation).
This Works did a panel test with 50 participants over a 28 day period. Results show that: 90% product removes the daily grime/pollution from their skin, 92% skin feels clean, 88% skin feels smooth and 88% of panel users would recommend to a friend. At time of posting, this product costs £22 on This Works website.
This Works Evening Detox Spray-On Exfoliant
This Works evening detox spray-on exfoliant also comes with a spray pump so you can dispense straight onto cotton. This is a leave on exfoliator which has a chemical action (so no grainy bits). I usually use it twice a week because London is a polluted city so I really need it! It works well because it makes my skin less congested and more even. I can actually slightly feel it working after spraying, although it’s not uncomfortable or stingy etc. It feels quite gentle and smells nice too. After a while of leaving it on I sometimes want to wipe it off because it feels a bit like the stuff it’s exfoliated is just sitting on my skin. I resist the temptation though as I want the antioxidant protective action to have a chance to work. And get the glow the next morning!
This Works recommends wearing an SPF the morning after using this. Again, it contains an active blend of botanicals to deep cleanse, decongest and fight free radicals. It contains Witch Hazel (soothing), Salicylic Acid (exfoliating, resurfacing and decongesting) and plant antioxidants (fight free radicals and prevent future damage).
The panellists’ verdict: 74% skin appears brighter, 82% happy about the condition and look of their skin, 82% of panel users said their skin felt softer, 71% of panel users said their skin felt clean.
At time of posting, this retails at £28 on the This Works website.
This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask
I love the packaging for the This Works Evening Detox Clay Mask. It has a brush on the end so you can dispense it straight onto your face and give even coverage. Just take off the lid, twist to activate the brush and squeeze to release product. Afterwards, twist to close, rinse the bristles and let dry for 20 minutes. The bristles contain activated charcoal which is anti-bacterial. (The mask in the photo is actually a sample size which doesn’t have the brush applicator).
This mask is slightly green and has a good consistency for a clay mask. The 10 minutes recommended time feels about right. The formula is soft and doesn’t dry and crack. I particularly like that it leaves my skin soft and refreshingly clean but not tight. The formulation contains both botanicals and minerals. Botanicals include 5 fruit acids: bilberry, sugar cane, orange and lemon; these rapidly exfoliate by increasing cell turnover. Minerals include Kaolin and Malachite. Kaolin is a clay which absorbs excess oil and environmental impurities to purify the skin. Malachite (a beautiful green stone) detoxifies and protects against environmental aggressors and pollution.
The panel of testers found: 92% skin felt detoxed, 91% skin felt purified, 91% skin appeared brighter, 86% skin looked smoother. Currently priced at £32 for 50ml in This Works website.
Over to you…
Do you use detox products to protect your skin from pollution and free radical damage? Let me know in the comments below. If you’re a skin care fan you might also be interested in the SVR hand cream review, a saviour against sanitiser dryness.