This month I emptied a considerable about of skin care products including cleansers, serums and masks which I feel quite proud of. Evidently I felt the need to really experiment with some skincare bits so read on to find out what is hot and that is not.
Let’s start with cleansers and masks. After using this generous sample of Su-Man Purifying Cleansing Gel-Oil, this cleanser quickly bumped up to my Top 5 skincare products (for full review go here). The consistency is great, it leaves my skin feeling super soft and extra clean without even a hint of that unpleasant dry/tight skin feeling. I already purchased the full size bottle and ever since consider it as one of my cult product. From a hot must have moving on to disappointing product of the month – Vichy Purifying Foaming Water Radiance Revealer for sensitive skin. Essentially this is a foam cleanser that is exceptionally drying. My skin felt quite stripped and pulled after each use, but thankfully the damage was easy to buffer by applying a bit heavier moisturizer. As you can see I’m about half way down and really wanted this product to work but sadly time after time my skin rebelled against it. I suggest you give it a miss too and save yourself some money and disappointment.
Diptyque Nourishing Cleansing Balm is a good but heavily overpriced product. I like the tick balm-like consistency that melted into my skin and cleaned well any excess makeup without any greasy residue. The scent is nice and in the end of the day this product really does it job well, leaving the skin clean and soft. Since they are so many other and cheaper cleansing balm alternatives I really do not think that this particular one is special enough for me to recommencement or make a full size purchase. LOreal Sublime Soft is a great budget friendly micellair water type of cleanser that does not sting the eyes. I much prefer it than any other drugstore version of the same thing so will definitely repurchase it in the future. Ren Flash Rinse 1 minute Facial is a great and most of all very efficient type of product. Bear in mind this thing packs a punch and one minute is all it needs to deliver good results. It really worked wonders on my oilier arias, leaving my skin feeling super soft and clean from any impurities. Not great with sensitive skins, so make sure you apply it only where you need it. I will definitely repurchase.
Moving on to masks and briefly mentioning Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Face Mask. Again I felt that is a bit overpriced high end product really not worth the hype. Next, I was pleasantly surprised of how good Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patch is/are?! This is one of those under eye brightening eye patches that you leave for about 30 or more minutes. What makes them different is the thickness of each eye patch and under the eyes instantly feels like cooling jelly. I could really see some depuffing and brightening effect under my eyes and will definitely look into purchasing a full box. Just for comparison they seems to work much better than Estee Lauder’s version, which comes in a very thin type of paper that dries out in about 15 min. This month I sadly emptied two very good serums. Rodial Stemcell Super-food Facial Oil is great morning serum/oil I applied before my foundation. I made my foundation last longer and kept my skin hydrated even when using makeup on daily bases. Great product! Another star buy is Su-Man Velvet Skin brightening serum. When they say velvety they really mean business. Once on this serum glides on the skin like a dream, leaving it extremely soft and err velvety. Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream is pricey number but exceptional product I cannot live without. I mentioned this product countless times on the blog and really recommended investing into it. It really does magic leaving my complexion so even I almost gave up on applying foundation. BEST NIGHT CREAM WITH EVERY PENNY!
Soap & Glory Pulp Friction is a great smelling every day body scrub. You really cannot go wrong with it. Vichy Nutrie Extra Cream had tick and rich consistency that really helps nourish very dry skins. Although it took a bit of time to fully absorbed into my skin I really like this product but what was really the deal breaker was the scent. It reminded me of old-school granny flat smell, which is really not I’m looking for in a moisturizer. No repurchase. On my recent vacation I used up a whole box/sheet of Models Own Colour Chrome Body Tattoos. They lasted considerable amount of time on the skin and came at reasonable price. The designs were simple but when you layer them it can look pretty cool. I enjoy using them but perhaps next time will go for different patterns.
I really enjoyed Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat and it lasted me for quite a while. The flat brush and long lasting formula really helped maintain chip free nail polish for latest five days. When used with nail polished whom the same Gel line, my nail color did lasted a bit longer. Overall a good quality top coat. Sally Hansen Insta Grip Fast Dry Base Coat did a good job but half way through the bottle the consistency became really tick and grubby. I’m not going to repurchase this one sometime soon.
These two products make up for a solid bath routine. Dead Sea Spa Magic Dead Sea Bath Salts are super affordable and absolutely amazing. Every time after a bath my skin was feeling super soft even before applying moisturizer. Laura Ashley Citrus Blossom & Nectarine Bath Foam have a very nice scent and delivers reasonable amount of bubbles. I kind of expected the scent to linger a bit more and also a bit more bubbles so no repurchase this time.