Monday, 6 October 2014
Some new skincare...
After a few months of not-so-great skin I thought it was time to invest in a few new things. Opting to go back to Avene and Vichy, brands that I've used in the past and know my skin seems to really like, I hit the Escentual site and did a little bit of damage. They had a sale on at the time though so it wasn't that bad. It would have been rude to refuse 20% off, right?
Cleansing oils are my absolute favourite thing for removing my make up because they work so quickly, which is a must because I'm incredibly lazy. Gone are my days of faffing around with wipes or make up remover and cotton rounds - hooray! I was going to purchase one from The Body Shop but then I remembered having a sample of the DHC Cleansing Oil in a beauty box and really liking it. It's won some beauty awards and I can totally see why.
After using an oil I like to use something else, just to make sure all my make up has been removed completely and the Vichy Normaderm Unclogging Exfoliating Gel caught my eye. Although I have dry skin it can get a little congested and I was hoping this would help clear my blemishes without being too drying. So far so good, I really like it.
This little sample of Normaderm Night Detox came free with the cleanser and it's a moisturiser targeted towards oily skin that aims to regulate the complexion during the night. I haven't tried it yet but I think I'm going to see if it works using it as an overnight treatment on any blemishes I may have.
The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich moisturiser has been my favourite for a few years now. I've tried a couple of different things recently and although I've liked them, nothing has quite surpassed my love for this pot of loveliness. I really like how smoothly my foundation applies over the top of this. It's very hydrating and almost acts as a moisturiser and a satin primer in one, which is a brilliant time saver. I have attempted to find a slightly more budget friendly option but I'm not sure that I'll ever find anything I like more.
Lastly I opted for the Avene Rich Compensating Cream as my new night time moisturiser. There wasn't really a particular reason as to why I chose this one, I suppose I was just drawn in by the simple packaging & the word 'rich'. It's proving to be perfect for this autumnal weather, but I may try the Extremely Rich Compensating Cream as it gets colder.
Are there any skincare items or brands that you always go back to?