Monday, 4 July 2016
Four skin care products for dry and blemish prone skin
Alba Botanica Deep Pore Wash
I've been using this every day for a couple of weeks and my skin looks so much clearer. After removing my make up I spend a good few minutes massaging this in to my face, focusing mostly on my chin and forehead. Although still far from perfect, I haven't known my skin to be this clear in a very long time. Time will tell as to whether this is a temporary effect of a whole new skincare routine, but for now I'm very happy.
Holland and Barrat Jojoba Oil
After a little bit of trial and error with a few different products I've learnt that my skin seems to respond best when I use an oil before my moisturiser. If I use too many heavy products though it can quickly start to look and feel overwhelmed. I decided to try jojoba oil, which is hydrating but not too greasy, and it seems to be working well for me so far.
Laidbare Pack Your Bags Lighten and Tighten Eye Cream
This is the biggest tube of eye cream I've ever seen, but I'm certainly not complaining. When it comes to eye cream I don't really expect too much from it aside from hydration, and lots of it. Again I've been using this morning and night for a few weeks and so far, so good. I've also been using it around my nose and on my forehead as I usually have a lot of dry patches in these areas but they now seem to be a thing of the past, and for that I am more than grateful.
Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream
Finding the perfect moisturiser has been a journey. Everything is either too heavy, not moisturising enough, or gives me some kind of strange allergic reaction. I've chosen to go with this one for now because it only has a few ingredients. It's moisturising but not too greasy and so far I really like it. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any solid clarification on Weleda's cruelty free status*, so my moisturiser journey isn't quite at an end just yet. I think my next purchase is going to be the Laidbare Working 9 to 5 Hydration Cream, but I'll keep you posted.
*Weleda reached out to me and alleviated the concerns I had by clarifying their position on animal testing. I would now feel comfortable purchasing more from their range.
What is your favourite skin care product of the moment?