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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?

- xo


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28 comments:

  1. The Avene night cream looks amazing and the little pot is so, so cute!

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  2. This deep cleansing oil looks fabulous! ahh so good. xx

    yecrad.com

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  3. I have a sample of the DHC cleansing oil too somewhere, I'm definitely going have to dig it out and give it a go - it sounds lovely! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  4. I have never tried Vichy products, but these look amazing. I am really tempted by the cleansing oil
    xxx
    http://labeau.co.uk/

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  5. Hmm, I'm heading home at the weekend, so may use this as a little checklist when I'm heading into my local boots ;) thanks!! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  6. Want to try Vichy and Avene skincare! x

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I really like what their products do for my skin <3

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  7. When my skin is going a bit cray, I always go back to my trusty Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser & really strip down my skincare routine. I think sometimes it can get a bit overloaded because I want to try ALL THE PRODUCTS! Vichy are really good in my experience though :)

    Kat x

    Kat Snaps Beauty

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    1. hehe me too, there are so many amazing sounding products out there! xx

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  8. I think I have some sample Vichy products that I haven't tried out yet...maybe I should give them a shot!

    Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  9. Vichy looks like such a gorgeous range to use, especially this fall! I really love the No7 range, I find it so worthwhile and it always does the trick <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. I've heard fabulous things about their products! xx

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  10. Great post, the cleansing oil sounds interesting. I love the Body Shops 'Camomile Cleansing Oil', it makes your skin feel silky and breaks down makeup so well.

    Rachill // https://sweetsomethingsnz.wordpress.com/

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    1. I think I'll give that one a try next! xx

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  11. I always use the Sanctuary Spa skincare range, I love it. Girlie packaging, beautiful scent and a really luxurious but light feel to the products and more importantly my skin loves it and has never looked better.

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  12. I loooove cleansing oils, I really want to try the DHC one! I'm using the Camomile one from The Body Shop at the moment and it really is beautiful. The Vichy Exfoliating Gel sounds intriguing, too, I'm getting more and more into chemical exfoliators over manual ones :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Body Shop one sounds lovely, been hearing lots of good things about it! x

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  13. I'm all over Vichy at the moment, think it takes really well to my skin! I've also had DHC cleansing oil, getting that in your eyes (as I do 'cause I'm silly) is the most surreal experience! xx

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  14. I really like Vichy Aqualia Thermal it's a generous product so glad i made that purchase :)

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