18 April 2014

Skincare Just In



Taking the one in, one out rule into account, I hadn't welcomed any new skincare additions until I'd further expanded my 'empties' pile recently with another four well used-up products. A bout of online shopping, a trip to Boots and a couple of Cult Beauty orders later, those had been replaced with four items that I've had scribbled on my wish list for a long time - I guess that makes it four out, four in, right?...

For my morning clean Oskia's Renaissance Cleansing Gel has stepped in - warmed through the palms it transforms itself into an oil to rid impurities whilst adding a hit of hydration and deliver a healthy glow. There's the superficial stuff, but the active key inci list has got it going on; pumpkin enzymes for mild exfoliation, vitamin C and E to restore, starflower oil to improve elasticity and MSM to soothe - it smells pretty good and all. Kicking off my evening cleansing order is Una Brennan's Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. Not only does this feel a dream to work into my dry skin, it abolishes even waterproofed lashes in minutes, is nicely nourishing but does come with one downfall - no pump. And things can get messy. Then joining my balmy arsenal is Sarah Chapman's Ultimate Cleanse, and although it slots into the same cleanser category, is unlike the rest. Not as thick in texture as my other love Emma Hardie, it glides on silky smooth and melts into a milk to remove every end-of-the-day makeup traces in its tracks. 

Back to my AM regime and fitting the bill as a light, oil-free summer moisturiser with added sun protection is Perricone MD's Photo Plasma. Texture wise it's a little Angel Delight-like, but it gets its pinky hue from a rich anti-oxidant, Astaxanthin. Formulated with anti-ageing benefits and a mineral based broad spectrum SPF30, it protects against the ten biggest environmental aggressors, including smoke, pollution, UVA and UVB protection - the lot. 

14 comments:

  1. All are on my WL as well! But recently I really liked Fabulous Facial Cleanser from Aesop, it might cut my WL queue :)

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  2. So far, they are - it's love ;-)

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  3. Ooo I like the sound of this - may have to add it to MY list ;-)

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  4. It's loverrrrly Aerin :-)

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  5. Definitely :) Problem with Aesop cleansers is that they all sound great! I really want to try Sarah Chapman's Ultimate Cleanse. How would you compare it to Emma Hardie Moringa Balm?


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  6. It's still early days, but I *think* I like it even more - much silkier, smoother and leaves my skin feeling softer, plus I love the pump :-)

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  7. Lets Talk Beauty18 April 2014 at 23:05

    I've not tried any of your new skincare additions. The Sarah Chapman's Ultimate Cleanse sounds like a cleanser that I would get on well with.

    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  8. Oh, sounds great. I adore Moringa Balm, but I've been reading on blogs that SC is even better. Now that you said the same I'm definitely placing an order! Thank you xx


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  9. It's really lovely - one definitely worth trying I'd say :-)

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  10. the perricone md moisturiser sounds so interesting, please do a review on it when you've tried it out more!

    http://whaticallbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I've really been getting into Una Brenan products recently :)

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

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  12. minispraydryer23 July 2014 at 06:40

    Love your posts! I’m slowly moving in that direction and would like to add this to what I

    make yearly. Thank you!- See more at minispraydryer

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