nspa are a brand I’ve heard a lot about recently (all good things!) and after hunting for a cruelty free skincare regime I decided now was the perfect time to put nspa to the test.
Their products are exclusive to ASDA which makes them pretty accessible, if you can’t get to an ASDA though you can order from the Nirvana Spa website.
I picked up their Beauty Box which contains: Melting Cleansing Gel, Hot Cloth Polish (with a muslin cloth), Illuminating Beauty Serum and their Brightening Day Cream.
On the side of the box it states that it is paraben free and that they are against animal testing. A quick search on their website shows their products are dermatologically approved and suitable for all skin types.
As you can see from the images their bottles are labelled 1 to 4 which I adore because I love order. They do sell other products, which are also numbered, so you can develop a skincare to suit you.
Step 1 – Melting Cleansing Gel: The first step in the process is to cleanse your skin, get rid of any dirt, impurities or makeup. I’ve tested this on a full face of makeup and it does a great job, I’m not willing to rub it on my eyes though.
You apply this to your dry face and rub it in and then wet your hands and it turns into a ‘milk’. I’m rubbish at describing scents but to me it just smells lovely, warm and a little bit like pepper.
Step 2 – Hot Cloth Polish: The second stage is to exfoliate your skin with the Hot Cloth Polish. I’ve used Sanctuary Spa’s hot cloth polish and that process is a bit longer than nspa’s and I also find my face prefers nspa’s offering as using Sanctuary’s every day makes me break out.
As with the Melting Cleansing Gel this smells lovely and relaxing.
Step 3 – Illuminating Beauty Serum: I’ve never used a beauty serum before so I was excited to try something new. The idea behind the serum is to condition your skin and you simply rub this on your face and let it soak in for a few minutes before moisturising.
I didn’t know what to expect when I used this, but it actually does make your skin glow. The serum is a pearlescent white which explains why it makes your skin glow, it even seems to make it glow when you apply makeup over the top.
Step 4 – Brightening Day Cream with SPF 15: The last stage is of course to moisturise your skin and I’m so happy this contains SPF 15 as I’m pretty pale so it’s something I always look for in skincare products.
It absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave my face feeling shiny or oily like some moisturisers do.
The Beauty Box was £8 on offer from ASDA, but I believe it’s £10 the rest of the time. The products are not full size but for £10 I think that’s a good price to pay for trying out a new range and an entirely new skincare regime.
I’ve been following this regime for a few days now both night and day and I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. Though it may sound odd to some, it’s making me feel more confident about my skin and happier about wearing less foundation which is always nice. nspa, I’m officially sold.
Is this product tested on animals? No! On their website nspa say ‘NSPA is against animal testing. None of our products or raw materials have been tested on animals.’.
Would I repurchase? Absolutely. Once I have used these up I will return to buy fullsize bottles and maybe even try out some of their other products.