Sunday, 20 November 2016

Skin Care Products I've Been Loving


I've always had a very "less is more" approach when it comes to skincare, and I still adhere to this. That said, I enjoy mixing up the products I use on my skin, experimenting and evolving as I age and as my face requires different things.

That said, without any more unnecessary introductions, these are the products I currently use one to two times daily on my face, and that I've been really happy with;

  1. Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Moisturizer - This one sounds a little odd, and honestly, has a somewhat confusing scent to it (I can't work out if I like the scent or not truthfully), but as far as moisturizers go, this is one of the best I've used. It isn't oily at all, but it isn't super light either - I definitely feel like my skin is instantly hydrated when I use this, although I recommend using it at night or at a time when you aren't going out, just as it takes a little time to soak in properly and I find that moisturizer of any kind makes my face a little red for a few minutes.
  2. Derma e Very Clear Moisturizer - Yes, another moisturizer. I use this one less regularly than the  N&N one mentioned above, simply because this moisturizer actually is anti-blemish as well. I love having a moisturizer that is a little bit of both (it's not as strong as straight spot cream, though), and I tend to use this when some parts of my face are breaking out, but also dry at the same time (the struggles). This moisturizer is a little heavier than the N&F one above, and definitely requires time to fully soak in and do its work. Also, added bonus; it's 100% vegan!
  3. Derma e Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin - This is your classic facial cleanser, use twice a day product. I haven't had any significant breakouts since using it (touch wood), and it feels really natural and light (also vegan) which makes me love using it even more. My only bit of advice or warning would be to consider your skin type - this wash is definitely catered towards oily skin, so if this isn't you or you tend to slack on the moisturizing, perhaps consider a different degree of efficacy.
  4. Skin Laundry Restoring Night Serum - I actually received this product as part of the recent Fall FabFitFun box (if you don't know what this is or want $10 off your own box, click here for details!) and decided to try it. I'd heard good things about Skin Laundry beforehand, but hadn't taken the plunge simply because I'm on a college budget and wanted to know for sure that the products were worth investing in - and after this one, I have to say, yes!! This is essentially just a lightweight serum that I apply all over my face before sleeping maybe 3-5 times per week, after cleansing etc. I couldn't tell you exactly what it does in specific detail, but it certainly always leaves my skin feeling super fresh, it evens out my skin tone a little, and acts as just that final layer of toning and clarification at the end of a long day! Also, you get a lot out of each bottle, as the required amount per night is so tiny!
  5. Enlite Super Face Glow For It Exfoliating Mask - I can't lie, I love a good face mask - and when a mask combines a little exfoliant in it, I'm sold. Whilst I use this one sparingly, maybe once a week, I really love it (it takes self control not to use it more truthfully!). Being a clay mask, it sets in around 10-15 minutes, but comes off easily, hydrating your skin, with the micro exfoliants removing any dead skin. Plus, it's primary purpose is a brightening mask, which I love given how dull and tired my face can get during college or stressful times, as well as for the aid around dark marks and scarring from acne when I was younger. Pro tip: use a dark towel to wipe your face after using, as it's a grayish-green color and shows on light towels! (Don't worry, the color comes out in the wash). 
I hope these products help you or entice you to expand your own range of regular skincare products, and if you have any products that you love or have heard about but want an honest review before investing in, let me know in the comments below!

Love, 
Annabel


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