Since blogging, I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession for skin care, particularly the high end kind. I hate to admit it, but for years and years, I was a face wipe and no moisturiser kinda girl! Now, I have a 3 step daily routine (both day and night) and spend far too much money each month, particularly on Clarins. Like most beauty bloggers, I have always got my eye on certain “hyped” products, although recently, they’ve all been on the pricier side, sorry bank balance!
Let’s start from the top left hand corner of the picture and move clockwise.
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel / £28 / 100ml
The hype is real for this product and it’s sat at the top of my lust list. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen so many great reviews on the Osaka Cleansing Gel recently. I really like gels that turn into oils, I use a similar Clarins product called Pure Melt Cleansing Gel. There’s something strangely satisfying about making the gel into oil, or maybe that’s just me! According to the packaging it is meant to deeply cleanse pores and remove dull skin cells without any irritation. It also contains Vitamin C&E to help restore skin and help protect against environmental damage.
Dermalogica Multi-Vitamin Power Recovery Masque / £32.65 / 75ml
I love a good face mask and have really enjoyed the products I’ve tried by Dermalogica. This mask helps to calm stressed and aging skin, whilst adding hydration. As my skin can sometimes get quite de-hydrated, this mask sounds right up my street. I also recently discovered a site that has discounted Dermalogica products. The mask usually retails at £35.70 but on Pure Beauty, it can be purchased for £32.65. Hurry up pay day!
Face Place / Facials start from £85
I recently attended an event held by London Beauty Queen and British Beauty Blogger, and was fortunate to meet one of the loveliest dermatologists who works at Face Place. She explained that Face Place specialise in a unique, clinical approach to skin care and that their treatments are bespoke to every individual. I think the best part about our chat was her passion and how much knowledge she had on skincare! Based in Sense Spa at Rosewood London, they provide “LA’s most sought-after facial”. Review to follow soon.
Eve Lom – Cleanser / £85 / 200ml
A girl can never have too many cleansers, right? Another hyped product, but I really want to try this! If my memory serves me correctly, Vogue described this as the “best cleanser in the World”. I mean, if it’s good enough for Vogue, then it’s good enough for me! Apparently this cleanser, tones, exfoliates and cleanses all at once. It’s suitable for all skin types too – I’m sold.
Pixi Glow Tonic / £18 / 250ml
I know, another cleanser, but a girl needs to get her makeup off! I work around the corner from a Pixi shop and have found it so hard not to purchase this. It is exfoliating and helps to tone and tighten skin. It’s also alcohol free, so kinder to the skin. I’m also really drawn to the packaging of this one!
Aesop – Control / £15 / 9ml
I suffer from blemishes quite a lot, so would like to see if this product works. Apparently it helps to soothe irritated skin, without stripping or dehydrating the skin. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but Aesop products haven’t disappointed me in the past.
Jurlique – Herbal Recovery Mist / £20 / 100ml
I love a good face mist. As I’ve nearly used up my beloved Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist, I want to try something new. I’ve never tried anything from Jurlique but have only heard good things. The herbal recovery mist is supposed to protect against environmental aggressors and provide smoothness and radiance to the skin.
Rodial – Super Acid Serum / £78 / 30ml
I recently attended the Amazon Beauty event where I tried out a number of Rodial products. My particular favourites was the Rodial, Bee-venom 24 Carat Gold body souffle and the Super Acid Serum. Although pretty pricey, I’ve only heard great things about Rodial and am really keen to try out some of their range.
Sunday Riley – Luna Sleeping Night Oil / £85 / 30ml
I think this is at the top of my lust list at the moment. It’s supposed to help reduce pore size, improve the appearance of damaged skin and help fight wrinkles. The only thing that’s holding me back is the price tag. Please let me know if you’ve tried this and would recommend it!
Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Cream / £70 / 50ml
I think Charlotte Tilbury is my favourite makeup brand at the minute. So if her skin care is as good as her makeup then I’m sold. With patented anti-aging ingredients and a little magic (apparently), this product is supposed to transform the skin in an instant. It is described to be able to cheat the appearance of 8 hours sleep. I’m not a morning person, so anything that helps to make me look more awake than I really am is a bonus.
Kiehl’s – Midnight Recovery Concentrate / £36 / 30ml
Last but by no means least, is the Kiehl’s blue bottle of goodness. Although I’ve heard mixed reviews on this, I like the idea of fuss free skin care. A few drops and apparently you wake up with younger-looking skin. I also really love the packaging and feel like it would sit very nicely on my dressing table, how sad am I?