13 November 2013

Product Review: Pevonia Botanica Skin Care Solution Pack for Combination Skin

Over the years I have tried countless of different skin care regimes to look after and care for my combination problem skin, which has always been prone to breakouts. And I love trial kits, giving you the opportunity to trial how several products feel and react on your skin, before you go out and spend up big on full sized products that you may not like or which may not agree with your skin. Here are my thoughts on the *Pevonia Botanica Skin Care Solution Pack for Combination Skin;

What They Say:
"Combination skin requires products that normalize an oily T-zone while combating dehydration. Complete with Combination Skin Cleanser, Lotion, and Cream, this budget-friendly kit contains all of the essentials for treating combination skin and is perfect on the go with air travel 3-1-1 carry-on approved products. Balance and hydrate your skin with a combination of precise ingredients. Recovering perfect synergy, your skin reflects a wonderfully balanced, even appearance."

RRP: $105, which includes Cleanser (50ml), Lotion (50), Cream (20ml), and white skincare pouch – Available from Pevonia Online

What I Say:

I love the fact that the Pevonia products are free from parabens, alcohol, lanolin, mineral oils, PABA, Urea, artificial colours, formaldehyde and SLS – Big bonus points from me!

The products among others contain Lactic Acid to exfoliate and soothe the skin, rosemary to rejuvenate and improve blood circulation, grapefruit to control the T-zone oiliness, refine pores and be brightening as well as aloe for its moisturizing and healing properties.

The Combination Skin Cleanser is a cream cleanser with a lovely gentle floral scent. I do love a cleanser that lathers up on my face, but being a cream cleanser this doesn’t lather up very well – but after massaging it into my skin and rinsing it off with sponge wet with warm water, my skin feels clean, soft and refined, and my pores feel clean deep down, all makeup and impurities, and excess oil removed, without feeling stripped for moisture, and without leaving behind a greasy residue. The cleanser does struggle a bit with my waterproof eye makeup, but don’t mind that at all, as I always use a specific eye makeup remover anyway.

I follow with the Combination Skin Lotion on a cotton pad that I wipe over my face and neck – and it is here that I can see that the cleanser is very effective, as there is no makeup residue coming onto the cotton pad. The skin lotion is like a tonic, but unlike other toners which are often drying on the skin as they contain alcohol, this clear liquid lotion is free from alcohol and instead contains ingredients to help balance the skin, including Aloe for its hydrating benefits with Lactic Acid for its oil-control capability. And as soon as I’ve wiped the lotion over my skin it feels lovely, moisturising and soothing on the skin. Unlike the cleaner, unfortunately the toner has a somewhat stronger spicy rosemary scent which I am not overly fond off, but as I really love how this toner feels on my skin, it will certainly not stop me from purchasing it again, also because this scent does fade quickly once the lotion has been absorbed into the skin.

I finish with the Balancing Combination Skin Cream, which contains among others Arnica, Aloe, Hazel Nut Oil, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Cucumber and Lemon Grass combine to balance, hydrate and control oiliness balancing and refining the skin and refine visible pores. And I love how light this moisturiser feels on my combination skin. It absorbs easy into the skin, instantly making my skin feel soft and smooth, and as claimed, my skin feels less greasy during the day. It works perfectly under makeup, and in fact, I feel that it makes my makeup stay looking nice for longer as it helps control the oil production on my skin.

The cream is intended to be used both morning and night, which I like as it is one less product in my bathroom cabinet. However, unfortunately the cream doesn’t contain any SPF, and consequently I prefer to use it as a night cream only, and use another cream with SPF during the day.

Unlike the cleanser and the lotion, the cream has a lovely fresh citrusy scent due to containing lemon grass, and as citrus scented products is my favourite, I am so in love with this cream - It's my absolute favourite of the three products!

Oh, and I forgot to mention the gorgeous white quilted skincare pouch, which is so cute with a tassel on the zipper, and absolutely perfect to use as makeup bag.

What I like:
  • That the products are free from parabens, alcohol, lanolin, mineral oils, PABA, Urea, artificial colours, formaldehyde and SLS
  • The products are very gentle yet so effective in such a short period of time
  • The cream has the most refreshing citrus scent
  • My skin is thoroughly moisturised yet oil production is balanced

What I Don’t Like:
  • The toner as a slightly spicy rosemary scent which I’m not too fond off
  • The products are a little pricey
  • The cream doesn’t contain SPF, which I find is necessary for daytime use, so although the cream is recommended for both night and day, I find it better suited as just a night cream

Overall, after having used this skincare set from Pevonia Botanica for a couple of weeks I am so impressed. My skin feels thoroughly moisturised, less greasy and I seem to be getting less blemishes. And because my skin is less greasy, my makeup is easier to apply, and stays put for longer without sliding off my face.

At $105 the skincare kit is not the cheapest, but honestly, the products are very generous in size, and they are some of the most luxurious and high quality products that I have used for a long time, so I feel that they are worth it, also seeing I really feel a difference in my skin after using for such a short period of time, so I will definitely be looking into repurchasing these products. And again as I mentioned above, I really love these kits where you get to trial several smaller products and make sure they work for your skin before spending up big on full sized products.
* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried any products from Pevonia Botanica? Do you ever purchase skincare trial sets? Or maybe instead of using all products from the same brand, you mix and match from different brands?



  1. At that price I would really expect there to be SPF in it. They sound nice, but I wouldn't bother without that.


    1. I so love both the scent and what this cream does to my skin, and in such a short time, so I am happy to use it just a night cream!


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