I love discovering new brands - particularly when they end up really impressing me. This was the story when skincare brand Time Bomb kindly sent me a selection of their products to try. The brand itself was one I'd never heard of before, but their vision is radically simple - they've created a collection of powerhouse formulas and breakthrough innovations developed to help women of all ages 'stop the clock'. As my 28th birthday looms ever closer, this range sounded like just the kind of skincare I needed to inject into my routine, and I couldn't wait to try them.
First up I tried the Powerball Intensive Moisturiser* which I loved. It's designed to act like a super surge of water to defeat dry, dehydrated looking skin - it floods the skin with a blend of 21 natural hydrating agents that act to refill and retain water in the skin. It's recommended to be used pre-serum, however I found this to be so rich and moisturising that I didn't need to follow it up with a serum (it was actually so intensely hydrating that my skin didn't need moisturising the following morning either). I'm not usually one to talk about packaging, however I love how this product is presented - it's sleek and fun so gets top marks from me.
Next up was their Complexion Cocktail with a shot of Chlorophyll* which has also turned out to be a real winner. There are three of these 'cocktails' on offer which include different shots tailored for specific skin woes. The shot of Chlorophyll is a modern day tonic, specifically designed to detox, soothe and smooth skin that looks rough, dry, uneven or broken out due to pollutants and unhealthy diets. It combines two types of Hyaluronic Acid with a shot of Chlorophyll to calm the skin and restore an even tone. It has a water-like formulation so I've found it works best for me when applied with a cotton pad onto my face. I don't use it daily, but once or twice a week when I feel my skin needs a bit of a boost, as it gives a really lovely glow to my skin that's noticeable even the next day.
Last but not least comes the Take-Off Time Cleansing Cream*. Time Bomb believe that in order to have fresher, younger looking skin, the key is in cleansing and buffing the skin and not just simply washing it. Their Cleansing Cream is engineered with dermatological grade crystals that gently lift away the top layer of grime and dirt on the skin to reveal fresh, smooth and glowing skin beneath. I can notoriously be quite lazy when it comes to cleansing and whilst I've removed face wipes from my regime, I'm equally trying not to become totally reliant on my Bioderma micellar water either. I've really enjoyed using this as a cleanser as I like the exfoliating properties it contains, although it's very gentle. Unlike a lot of cleansers I've tried, it doesn't contain any drying properties so leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and dewy.
I've been thoroughly impressed by Time Bomb's range of skincare and am definitely keen to try some of their other products. They can be purchased from the Time Bomb website, or from Selfridges.