2 February 2015

Skincare on Trial

Whilst I've recently run-out to restock on certain members of my much-loved skincare after a job lot of them gave up the ghost in the space of the same week, I thought it was probably about time I welcomed some newer bits into the mix. I'd briefly ran over said products in my Moving Abroad Beauty Haul and I've since had the time to put five-never-tried-before on trial - they need to be taken for a bit more of a road test before my full verdict is set in stone, but so far, first impressions are all kinds of good...

Sarah Chapman Morning Facial. I like to think of this as a nice big morning drink for my skin. It's one of those that I reserve for no makeup days as I feel my skin then has a good few hours just to take in all the good stuff packed into this elixir; Vitamin A, Borage oil, Rosehip to name but a few, and though I've only treated my skin to on three occasions so far (15ml, £46 - I'm going to be lasting this one out), it simply imparts that post-facial kind of glow, leaving things feeling nicely nourished and brings a boost of radiance for a plump, dewy looking complexion.

Sarah Chapman Rapid Radiance Cleanse. Since SC's Ultimate Cleanse and I have worked up a close relationship, it stepping in as my second-step evening cleanser, over the past year, I had a good feeling in my belly that I'd get on just as well with a newer member to her line, Rapid Radiance Cleanse. Light and creamy in formula, it's loaded up with fine clay to detoxify, a vitamin blend to restore and support and salicylic acid to mildly exfoliate and brighten. I've welcomed it into my evening routine in exchange for a balm a few times weekly and what's more, it doubles-up as a two minute quick-fix mask - you know I love me a good multi-tasker. 

REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. Can you tell I'm cottoning on to the full-facial-in-a-tube concept? As a once-every-three-day treatment, this complexion transformer uses water-activated Vitamin C to knock a bad skin day on the head by neutralising grey, dullness and banishing imperfections to deliver an all-round rejuvenated radiance. I haven't been using it all that regularly, more like once a week as my skin leans towards the slightly sensitive side, but the results I've so far encountered have been seriously smooth and healthy-looking.

Oskia Eye Wonder. Out of them all, this one's been on trial the longest - and it's going to be a whole lot longer before I begin to notice any major changes (basically, ask me again in 20 years) but for now, this gel-slash-serum aimed to tackle all eye-area concerns, has visibly toned down puffiness and my dreaded dark circles, as well as serving up a nice cooling effect - it literally works wonders when I've popped it in the fridge prior to my evening application, for tired eyes indefinitely.

Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator. As more of a chemical-exfolitor kind of gal, this is only the second manual scrub in my stash (the first being Oskia's Micro-Balm), but I've enjoyed reaching for it, say once every fortnight, in order to rid dead cells and even things out. Powdered in consistency, it's a just-add-water type treatment which soon turns it into an exfoliating paste - not too harsh, not to scratchy, and it's seriously surprised me; my skin has never felt so soft than it has after working with this - Indeed Labs, you've only gone and done it again...


  1. Great post :) I've been watching your videos for ages and I don't know how it's taken me so long to visit your blog! I'm so glad I have - it's beautiful and so informative!

    Lauren xx

  2. I love your blog! Such an easy yet informative read!! xx

  3. that was helpful, thanks for sharing


  4. Ah thanks so much for reading! :-)

  5. Thanks for having a read Cristina :-)

  6. Ah too kind - thanks so much for watching Lauren, and reading now too! ;-)

  7. They all sound so so nice! Im desperate to try Sarah Chapman's skin care range & the Ren mask!

    Jasmine xxx

  8. Indeed Labs just bring it every time, such a genius product!

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com


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