We spoke to Ella Gorton (@_myskinstory), a skin specialist and founder of My Skin Story Skin Clinic, about her skin confidence journey and her expert opinion on our NEW Ameliorate Resurfacing Facial Duo.
Keep scrolling to hear Ella’s thoughts on our Resurfacing Toner and Mask and to get her specialist insight into our unique LaH6 Hydration Complex.
Tell us more about your skin – what is your skin type, main skin concern and future skin goals?
Luckily in the past few years, I have been able to really control my main skin concern, which was acne (and the oil production that caused it). Although I would still always classify my skin as acne-prone, it is now more normal/combination.
Although my acne is now non-existent, the scarring and pigmentation left behind can sometimes get me down. I notice this more when I apply makeup, as I feel like it highlights the texture of my skin, but it does cover my pigmentation. I know from experience that I have to be more sun-safe because although my pigmentation is melasma as opposed to sun damage, the sun does accentuate it. Evening my skin texture and tone is my main goal now and also to maintain my skin’s health.
With your skin type do you tend to use toners and masks or steer clear for fear of breaking out?
I love toners and I love how they have evolved from the astringent ones from way back. I implement a toner into my routine in two ways:
1) I use a hydrating one daily
2) I use an active containing (usually a combination of AHAs and BHA) one to exfoliate once a week.
Masks are a product I tend to use every now and then, more as a pamper product when I want to do a bit of self-care and relax. I tend to use a variety of masks depending on how my skin is feeling at the present time I am wanting to apply.
Tell us what you think about the AMELIORATE Resurfacing Facial Toner?
I love gentle liquid toners, which the Resurfacing Facial Toner definitely is! I did, however, expect it to be clear in colour like all the ones I have used before but it has a milky colour to it. I personally prefer to use a product like this just once a week after my evening cleanse so when I wake up in the morning, I notice how much my skin glows due to the inclusion of BHA/AHA.
The toner is gentle enough for even sensitive skin types (which mine can be) and compared to others I have used, it didn’t feel too harsh or stripping. I even have some texture on my chest, which this product worked perfectly on.