Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Dirty Works Facial Skincare - Review

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to be reviewing two products from the Dirty Works skincare range. I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on the Wake Up Call Face Wash and the Blemish Buster 2 in 1 Scrub + Mask*.
These products are available from Sainsbury's or the Dirty Works website (which is linked above.)


Blemish Buster 2 in 1 Scrub + Mask 125ml* (£4.99) more info



This product reminds me of the Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It Face Scrub and Mask, it's similar in colour and texture.
I have only used this product a handful of times as I don't like to over exfoliate my face and after just one use of this scrub my face felt very clean and smooth! 

I personally prefer to use this as a mask rather than a scrub as I like the cooling sensation it gives when leaving it on, it feels nice and refreshing on the skin. I use it as a mask 2 times a week and have seen a noticeable change in my complexion, my skin looks brighter and my pores are looking more reduced.

This product is designed to get rid of spots and unclog blocked pores and for me I think this product achieves that.

Directions

Scrub -
  1. Apply a small amount of product to face. 
  2. Massage in circular motions paying close attention to the t-zone area.
  3. Rinse with warm water.
Mask -
  1. Apply a thin layer over whole face, massage for 30 seconds. 
  2. Leave for 5 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

Summary 

Pros -
  • Nice gritty consistency that helps to give a deep cleanse, preventing more spots from forming. 
  • It has a Kaolin mineral clay base which is known for its excellent absorbent qualities, this helps to draw out impurities and toxins in the skin whilst absorbing excess sebum.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Lovely packaging.
  • Affordable
Cons -
  • The smell of the product doesn't blow me away but it's pleasant and fresh!

Wake Up Call Face Wash 150ml* (£3.99) more info

(Taken with Nikon D3100)

I have been using this product twice a day, once in the morning and once at night for the past month or so.
I have to say it isn't the best face wash I have tried but it still does a good job of removing make-up and leaving my skin feeling clean and fresh.

I think the reason I didn't enjoy using this product so much is down to my skin type rather than the product itself, as I do tend to breakout easily and at times my face can feel tight and irritated by certain products.

Directions
  1. Massage on to damp skin.
  2. Rinse with warm water

Summary

Pros-
  • I like that this product is cheap and easily available, the packaging is similar to that of Soap & Glory which is also a plus point. 
  • Contains Cotton Seed Oil which is rich in Vitamin E and Papaya extract which has radiance boosting properties.
  • Lovely packaging.
  • Affordable.
Cons- 
  • The consistency of the product is probably what I like the least about this face wash, it is more of a soapy texture rather than a foam. 
  • Similar to the scrub, the smell of the product isn't great compared to other face washes out there but it is still pleasant enough.
* Disclaimer PR samples - My opinions are still 100% honest.

Natasha Carly x
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49 comments:

  1. I love Dirty Works for body products, I never considered to try their skin care products! xo

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    1. You should give them a go!
      They are good quality at affordable prices! :) x

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  2. Great review. I have never actually tried dirty works' products. But would be curious to. Not sure if my skin type is too sensitive tho.
    xx

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    1. I'd say give them a go, they're affordable enough to try out :) x

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  3. Great reviews! I've never tried anything from this range before, even though I see it about a lot. They're body stuff looks nice :) x

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    1. I think I'm going to try out more of their range! :) x

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  4. I love the pretty packaging of Dirty Works. It's something I always look at but never pick up! xx

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    1. Yeah I love their packaging! Everything from their range looks fab! :) x

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  5. P.S. I'm a new follower via GFC and Bloglovin' :) x

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm following you via GFC too! :) x

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  6. oh my gosh, i have totally never heard of this before!
    i wonder if it's available in the united states? it looks really awesome, actually!
    ahhh i really love your blog, by the way!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :)
      I'm not sure it is available in the US, sorry! x

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  7. I actually like wake up call wash... I like that it's milky and remove make up pretty well. Works well with Clarisonic too. No breakouts for me. Xx

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    1. I'm glad it works well for you! :)
      I like it too, it just isn't my favourite face wash.
      Like I said, I think it's down to my skin being over sensitive sometimes x

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  8. I've seen these lately but not been sure if it's worth a try! Will defos look into it now :) very helpful review! xxx

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    1. I think they are worth a try!
      I know a lot of people who love these products! But if they don't turn out to be right for you then you haven't lost too much money on them :) x

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  9. Curious as to whether Blemish Buster is better than Soap and Glory's scrub your nose in it, going to have to give this one a try!

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  10. Great review, Thanks for sharing ^^
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  11. You should! Let me know what you think of it! :) x

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  12. They definitely have a soap and glory look to them! I like the sounds of the scrub, the cooling sensation sounds lovely!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella

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    1. I's gorgeous! The cooling sensation reminds me of the Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Face mask :) x

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  13. I saw these in the sainsburys magazine which my mum picks up they reminded me of S&G products. Was wondering what they're like. Thanks for the review.


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  14. Will definitely give these a try! Followed you, follow us back? :)

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    1. Thanks for following! I'll take a look at your blog now :) x

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  15. hey, I found your blog on the bloghop :) and then I saw this post on Dirty Works and was sooo pleased, we sell these where I work but I never tried them because I thought they might be a less good version of Soap & Glory, but I'll definitrly give them a try now! xx
    www.simplysarahlou.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know what you think of them! :) x

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  16. Ah good review! I saw these products advertised in a magazine yesterday for the first time and have to say was curious! Love the packaging which i'm a sucker for :) xx

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    1. They look great! They look so pretty in my bathroom! :) x

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  17. Wow, great review hun! I adore the packaging of these, never heard of them before but might have a look for them next time I'm out :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxxx

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  18. I am so jealous I really want to get my hands on some soap and glory but I never see them anywhere! Im a new follower from blog hopping :)

    xoxo,
    Dianaluv.blogspot.com

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    1. You can buy Soap & Glory products from Boots! :) x

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  19. excellent review! I never heard of this brand before but it's so cute!
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  20. great review, the scrub/mask sounds really good! the packaging is cute too :)
    found your blog today and just started following :)

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  21. beautiful pictures! i enjoyed seeing it ?


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    1. Thank you! :)
      You have a lovely blog! x

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  22. The packaging is lovely, I've never heard of this brand before but this does look good. Great review. I'm glad I found your blog its lovely. New follower here x
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  23. I am always looking for a product which will help my pores and blemishes, may have to try this out ;) I love your blog, following you now :) Hope you like my blog too,
    Bex x

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    1. Give it a go and let me know what you think! :) x

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  24. Nothing wrong with a bit of pampering! Looks really nice xxx
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  25. Thanks for the review! Love the packaging for these products!

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