A while ago I placed an order with Etat Pur and bought a few items including the micellar water which you can find here
I was super intrigued by the products on their website particularly the 'Actives' products and so I bought myself the A20 Zinc Gluconate which helps to restrict sebum secretion and to eliminate spots, and A01 Q10 which helps slow down appearance of first wrinkles.
First up is the A20, I was really excited to try this out as my skin is so oily and shiny that it needs to be kept at bay all day long which is seemingly impossible.
I was hoping this product would help me combat my shiny face syndrome and initially I think it did.
Firstly I LOVE the packaging and the dispenser design on this product, it is so easy to use and the bottles are really cute.
You can see in the photo below the tip of the bottle and underneath where the white plastic part of the bottle is there is a squishy area which you press to dispense a drop onto your hand.
This was genius and I love it.
You are told to dispense around 3-4 drops to cover your whole face which i would say is the correct amount for me.
At the beginning of using this product I do think it helped to combat my oiliness and I rarely had any spots.
I brought it with me to America to give it the full test and I'm afraid I thought it was absolutely awful.
As soon as I got here I broke out and no amount of this stuff would save me, as soon as I stopped using it my spots disappeared!
So I would have to say for me that I wouldn't buy it again as it doesn't seem to work for my skin which was disappointing, maybe another product will work better but I'm not willing to risk my skin breaking out as badly as it did. I haven't had that many spots since I was 15!
Next up was the A01 which is in the same design bottle with a different coloured label.
This product was different to the A20 which was clear and slightly green tinged, the A01 is a thicker yellowy cream that still dispenses easily out of the bottle but is noticeably thicker than the A20.
I was worried at first as I thought this wouldn't work with my skin due to its oiliness but actually the results were pretty good!
You can see the difference in colour and consistency from the A20 here.
The A01 however felt like a serum in the way that it easily absorbed into my skin without leaving it feeling greasy and I was able to apply my moisturiser almost straight away after application without any kind of peeling or greasiness.
As for the results I'm not sure that it has a quick effect on the wrinkles but it's designed to help fight first wrinkles so maybe that's why.
My skin does feel like it's smoother when I've used it and after longer term use I think it may have helped prevent any more wrinkle from appearing but this is always hard to tell.
Skin is so subjective that it's hard to review skincare products!
I think I would round up the review by saying that the A20 didn't work out for me and I have actually thrown it away as I kept thinking it would work and it broke me out again.
I'm sure this will work for some people but sadly not for my skin.
The A01 has had a positive effect in that I don't seem to have been given any more wrinkles by mother nature, but it will take a longer time to see how effective this is.
Again, I was surprised how well the A01 worked with my oily skin so I would definitely recommend that people with oily skin try this too!
With my order I also got these 2 freebie samples which are so cute!
I've brought them with me to America also so that I can use them on the plane, they're perfect size for that.
Have you ordered anything from Etat Pur? I love their website and how the products can be tailored to suit any skin problem, definitely easy to use too!