Thursday, 2 October 2014

New in: Skincare

I loves a bit of skincare, I do, and in the last month or so I've added some new bits into my routine. I haven't been using anything long enough to really do a full review and either 'I love it!' or 'I 'ate it' sort of post, but enough to give a sort of first impressions. You with me? 

  • Origins Modern Friction exfoliator - I've been meaning to pick up this exfoliator for the longest time, and I finally did. Having quite dry skin on my cheeks, it's important to exfoliate fairly regularly to get rid of dead skin and make things look a lot brighter. This is a standard scrub, and I am enjoying it so far. Doesn't irritate my skin at all, and makes it noticeably softer. 
  • Bioderma Hydrabio Riche moisturiser for dehydrated and sensitive skin - a moisturiser I picked up in France to replace my Origins. Not in the same league - does not hydrate my skin in the same way. I'll use it up, and then go crawling back to Origins. Wouldn't recommend. 
  • Mel Millis energising face peel - I was sent this to try, although it is definitely the sort of skincare product I gravitate towards. I've tried it twice, and so far it seems legit. It's a very thick sort of paste that I have been smearing on my face, and the consistency reminds me of the Lush face masks. 

  • Nip + Fab glycolic exfoliating face pads - I got these because Gemma recommend them. Can't really say anything more than that. They were also half price when I bought them, which was even nicer. They're pre-soaked pads that you use as an acid toner step - not strong enough to sting, but you feel a little something going on, maybe. Nice and fresh. 
  • Origins Make a difference plus + serum - I am a big fan of the make a difference range. Huge (I also enjoy referencing movies). This serum was used on me during an Origins facial, and promises to help restore skin's hydration at a deeper lever. It has replaced my tube of Hydraluron as my morning serum, and it seems OK so far. 
  • Bioderma micellaire solution for dehydrated skin - my mum actually picked this up for me in Zest in Soho because she got one too, and I was very happy *round of applause for a Bioderma loving mum* This version is not miles apart from the original pink capped bottle, but it leaves skin feeling nice and never dry. I use it to take off my makeup at night before cleansing with a balm. If you look just above the label on the bottle very closely, you can see my taking the photo ;)

What skincare are you loving at the moment? I want to try some Sarah Chapman bits, but the price for the (small) amount you get keeps putting me off...


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