Want to see what skincare products I’m currently using as part of my pamper routine?
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
Ever since receiving this cleanser in my March You Beauty Discovery Box, I’ve been in love with it. It’s hand on heart one of the best cleansers I’ve tried. I use a pea size amount both in the morning and in the evening and it literally melts away any excess oil, dirt and makeup and it does so super gently. It even removes mascara and camouflage make up, it’s that good. Admittedly it’s not so great for getting rid of waterproof mascara but I don’t mind using other products for that. After I’ve used the cleansing butter my skin feels so soft and smooth. It’s simply amazing. Here, you can read my full review of The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter.
This is a product from Kosmea, an Australian natural skincare brand. Their products contain no mineral oils, artificial colours, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, sodium lauryl sulphate, animal ingredients and aren’t tested on animals. Pretty good huh? Anyway, the Daily Facial Exfoliant is incredible. It effectively removes those dead skin cells nicely which results in glowing, flake free skin. It’s not something that’s really harsh and abrasive, in fact its really quite gentle and works on both the dry areas of my face and my oily areas as it contains Kaolin Clay and rice flour which apparently draw out impurities and in my opinion help to absorb that excess oil and shine.
I’ve actually had this mask for a while and I’m still loving it. I’m normally quite loyal to my clay masks and tend to neglect giving my dry areas a little TLC but this is a product I often reach for. I like to smother this all over my dry and dehydrated cheeks as it works really, really well as the creamy, non-drying texture just helps to hydrate my skin, plus it feels soothing on, great during a pamper session. After 10 minutes on my skin is significantly brighter, softer and has a glowing effect to it which is awesome for when it’s looking extra dull. Of course the results aren’t permanent, I find you do have to use this product ever 5 days to really get the benefits but I don’t mind as it gives me an excuse to have a bit of relaxing me time. Here, you can read my full review of the Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask.
I’m unfortunate enough to suffer from Acne and when I was younger, as disgusting as it sounds I used to try and get rid of the spots by squeezing and poking them which unfortunately ended it a few acne scars on my face. Although I’ve mastered the art of covering them with make up, I always wish they weren’t there. Of course I understand that getting rid of them all together is something that is probably never, ever going to happen, unless of course I win the lottery and have some soft of expensive removal treatment but for now I’ve been using the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip Oil to try to improve them. I must say it’s not an overnight, one use product, you do have to use it continuously but it is definitely helping to improve my areas of concern. The oil its self doesn’t have a strong scent and is nice and gentle on. It also claims to be effective on fine lines, sun damage, crow’s feet, dry skin and stretch marks as well as scars.
I actually mentioned Streamcream in my April favourites. First things first, I’m not a fan of the smell as it’s very lavender like which I don’t like at all, but the actual product has worked well on my skin. When I first bought Steamcream I thought it might have been a bit too heavy, thick and greasy for my combination skin but I was pleasantly surprised by it. When I use it I apply a teeny tiny amount to my face and it’s actually quite lightweight but at the same time it is moisturising and absorbs well. It does feel slightly greasy when you first apply it but once it is soaked in it leaves the skin hydrated and soft. It’s one of the very few creams that has worked well with both my dry areas and oily areas.
It’s no secret that my skin is prone to horrible spots and I’m always using some form of spot treatment whether it be a tea tree gel or a cream product. Not long back I was sent this Blemish Cream from Manuka Doctor. It’s basically a cream that contains some pretty fancy ingredients such as Propolis which is apparently a mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds and sap flows which is scientifically proven to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties as it has been scientifically proven to prevent bacteria associated with acne. As I’m not an expert on ingredients, I can’t really say whether that’s the case for me but I can say that this stuff helps to gradually improve my blemishes. Like most products, it isn’t a quick fix and does require frequent use but I don’t mind as I use it during my daily skincare routine.
I actually mentioned this product in my 5 Lip Care Products You Need In Your Life Post. If you’re a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream fan and have dry lips that need tackling, you’ll probably love this. Mint Julips is a product that I have been loving lately. It really effectively removes that annoying dry, flaky skin you get on your lips and leaves them in tip top condition ready for a nice coating of your favourite lipstick or lipgloss.
Last but not least is the Raspberry Lemonade Blast from Blistex. This is actually my second tube as the first was stolen by my other half as like me, he could get enough of it either. Although it does require fairly frequent reapplication, this stuff is lightweight and smells/tastes incredible. It’s one of the best smelling products I’ve come across and it’s one that I’ll definitely be repurchasing. Here, you can read my full review of the Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast.
What Skincare products have you been using recently?