I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, beauty/skincare blogging is expensive and means I can never really get into a routine. I’m forever being introduced to new products, whether it via a recommendation on Instagram or being sent products by brands. I’m fortunate enough to receive and buy products all the time, although maybe my bank balance feels a little differently. Anyway, enough of the waffle, there are a number of skincare products I’ve been trying over the past couple of months and I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites.
Dr Jacksons 07 face wash
On one of my many visits to SpaceNK, I was recommended the Dr Jacksons 07 face wash and impulse purchased it. The assistant offered me a sample to take away, but I was so convinced I needed it in my life, I bought the full size, whoops.
Natural and packed with amazing ingredients, this citrus scented face wash has helped to reduce inflamed areas of my chin and provide hydration. Sometimes I feel cleansers can suck the life out of my skin and make it feel really dry. This runny formula, foams up to help cleanse and tone the skin without being stripping. I use this daily and also love the packaging.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Lotion
I’m pretty new to Chanel skincare but really like this Hydra beauty lotion. I received both Chanel products for my birthday and hadn’t seen any reviews on them, I just felt like I wanted to branch out into Chanel skincare. The Chanel Hydra beauty lotion absorbs very easily and it’s great for my dehydrated skin. Although it’s marketed for all skin types, I don’t think you need this if you have oily skin, it’s seems a little to excessive of a step. I love this and it genuinely feels like you’re apply hydration to your face (if that even makes sense).
Chanel Lait Confort
The creamy lait confort cleanser is great if you can’t be bothered cleansing your face. You can literally slather this all over your face and either wash with water or swipe with a cotton pad. It’s a luxurious cream which has really helped to get rid of the dry areas on my forehead and replenish my skin. When I use this after a day at work, I feel like it’s really removing the pollution and grime from my face, it feels strangely satisfying.
The only thing I’d mention is the scent of the Chanel products. I personally like them, but they do have fragrance so worth going and giving them a sniff before buying.
Kiehl’s Hydro-plumping re-texturizing serum concentrate
What a mouthful of a name! This has got to be my favourite skincare product of the bunch. I have re-fallen in love with the Hydro-plumping re-texturizing serum concentrate for a number of reasons.
This has very mixed reviews on the internet, but this product really does work for me. It certainly isn’t moisturising enough to be worn alone but it’s great as a hydrating layer before my moisturiser. If you have normal/combination skin, this may be great as a stand alone moisturiser, but for the dehydrated gals (like myself), this is great to provide extra hydration without being sticky or greasy.
As you can see from the below swatch, it’s a white gel like moisturiser and has a jiggly texture (lols), nothing like I’ve ever seen before. When you apply this to your face it melts down into what feels like water and sinks into the skin very quickly. It’s not greasy or sticky but very light.
Dermalogica Phyto replenish oil
A newly launched product for Dermalogica, this oil provides a number of benefits to the skin. The light oil absorbs quickly into the skin and helps to provide a protective barrier. It can be used a multitude of ways, which is why I think I’m going to need to do a whole post on it.
In summary, it helps to hydrate, smooth fine lines and shields the skin against free radical damage. If you’ve been with Beautifie for a while now, you will know I love a good multi-purpose product, and this new Dermalogica phyto oil ticks that box.
I was lucky enough to receive this a few weeks earlier than the official launch, which means I’ve been using it for a few weeks and have noticed a difference, especially when mixing the oil with my foundation. YES, as I said before, it’s multi-purpose, in multiple ways, hence me needing to do an entire post on it! If you like dewy, radiant looking skin, this is going to be a new staple for you.
Emma Hardie Amazing face vit C intense daily serum
Another day, another serum. I’ve been using this in my morning skincare and have really noticed a difference. If you follow me on Instagram (another shameless plug), you may have seen this pop up a few times and me basically declaring my love for the Vit C serum. I have some pigmentation on the side of my face from old spots/acne scaring and this has really helped to reduce the pigmentation.
It’s a light serum which doesn’t really have much scent and also doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky. It apparently helps to reverse some UV damage too, but I can’t really comment on that. I really like this and a little goes a long way, use it to target specific areas where you want more radiance or reducing imperfections.
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
A cult favourite and a product which is quite hyped and not for all the right reasons. I decided to give the Embryolisse lait-creme concentre a go, after being recommended it by one of my beauty blogger friends. Although the ingredients list isn’t overwhelming this moisturiser sinks into the skin really nicely and leaves a satin finish which is a great base for make-up. Here I go once again, but the Embryolisse moisturiser can be used as a multi-purpose product and obviously for that reason alone, I like it.
Although at first, this moisturiser can appear quite thick in consistency, when massaged into the skin, it feels light in texture and doesn’t leave a greasy or sticky residue. This can also be used as a primer and cleanser, I can’t say I’ve tried cleansing with it but it’s a great primer and helps pro-long makeup.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts? What other products should I be trying?
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