Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings review: silky, slinky and boasting skincare benefits

Stretchy and super soft, Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings are the slinkiest we’ve tried.

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Woman & Home Verdict

An upgrade on your classic workout leggings, these Lycra beauties deliver on support and structure.

Reasons to buy
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    Super stretchy for full flexibility

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    Flattering high waist

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    Inclusive sizing

Reasons to avoid
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    Long leg length not suitable for petites

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    Sell out quickly

Looking to replace your tired workout leggings with something a bit special? Allow us to point you in the direction of Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings. We've put them through their paces with real-life testing to give you all the information you need to buy with confidence. 

Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings specifications

RRP: £59.95 Sizes: 4-24 Composition: 82% nylon, 18% elastane Lycra Machine washable? Yes

I have tested a wide range of leggings, from stretchy sports styles to on-trend faux leather, to find the very best leggings on the market. In each review, I’ll be filling you in on how easy they are to slip into, how they look and, most importantly, whether they’re worth spending your money on.

Keep scrolling to find out if the Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings are for you…

First impressions

When I asked our fitness director for a list of the best workout leggings to trial,  Proskins were at the very top.

As soon as my pair arrived, I could see why.

Touchably soft with just the right amount of compression, these are leggings you could put on and forget you’re wearing – exactly the kind of comfort-focused style we’re after. 

Fabric

As I’ve already mentioned, these leggings are super soft, which is important when they’re sitting so close to your skin. The high Lycra content gifts them with a silky sheen, too - not unlike my childhood leotards. 

Unlike any other leggings I’ve come across, the patented micro-encapsulated yarn the Proskins leggings are crafted from is packed full of active skincare ingredients.

The aim of the game is to transfer all of these skin-loving goodies from the fabric to your skin as you wear them. The result? Smoother, softer legs without the need for additional products. 

An impressive line-up, there’s retinol to kick-start collagen production, vitamin E to nourish, Aloe Vera to calm, ceramides to soothe and even circulation-boosting caffeine.

As long as you follow the washing instructions to the letter (wash on a cold cycle and leave to air dry), these ingredients will stay present in the fabric for up to 100 washes. Proskins recommends skipping fabric softener, as this can compromise the ingredients’ potency.  

If that wasn’t enough, the material is also sweat-wicking, meaning it draws moisture away from the body to keep you cool and dry. It has been coated with an antibacterial silver treatment, too, to help keep odours at bay. But remember, this isn’t a substitute for regular washing. 

Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings

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Design

The key design detail of these leggings is the super-high waist. Double-lined, it works like shapewear to hold your stomach in, creating the illusion of a smoother, sleeker silhouette.

Not only is this the confidence boost we all need when working out, the high waist is budge-proof, too, so there’s no risk of a wardrobe malfunction as you bounce into a burpee. I’m 5ft 4in and found the waist finished just below my bust.

Helping you to get the most from your workouts, the firm compression fit helps to boost circulation for increased performance and faster recovery. 

Wearability

Thanks to the simplicity of the design and the lack of bold logos, Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings could easily be worn outside of your workouts. For an easy-breezy daytime look, pair yours with an oversized shirt or loose-knit jumper. Just add a pair of box-fresh white trainers or ankle boots.

The high waist means these will work hard in your activewear wardrobe, too. Take advantage of the high-coverage fit and team yours with cropped tops, without fretting about flashing the flesh. 

Are the Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings Review true to size?

An important feature for an online brand, I’m pleased to report that the Proskins SLIM High Waisted Compression Leggings come up true to size. Even better, the stretchy fabric makes them easy to take on and off. 

Jess Beech

Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC. 


She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!


Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress. 


The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.