Now, I don’t know about you guys but during quarantine I have been shopping like there’s no tomorrow. For why? I don’t know. ASOS and Cult beauty are probably sick of seeing my details on their website (they most definitely aren’t #capitalism) .
Amongst all the unnecessary stuff, there’s some things that are worth mentioning. I bought a few skincare bits that I’d love to talk about.
I’ve tried a few different vitamin c serums; I’ve tried one from bodyshop, but it didn’t really do much for my skin. I also tried a sample serum from drunk elephant, and even though I could see a difference, it wasn’t worth the hefty price tag. However, the glossier one has surprised me at how fast I’ve seen results. I love how lightweight it feels on my skin, and it is so easy to spread – it isn’t sticky at all. It leaves my face feeling radiant and bright, and since using this serum alongside the one I’m about to talk about below, I’ve got a lot of compliments (through zoom and facetime) on how glowy my skin is looking.
I’ve never tried a serum with hyaluronic acid before – I know the ordinary one is quite popular but I’ve also heard that it can be quite harsh if you have sensitive skin. I really like the milky consistency in this serum – it feels very nourishing on my skin. I’ve really enjoyed using the super bounce serum along with the vitamin c serum; I normally mix them together to get both hydration and brightness in my skin.
I have been on the hunt for a good mud mask, and I know the Pixi glow mud mask is very popular. This is a very recent purchase, and I’ve only used it twice as it is recommended to use twice a week. With this mask, a little goes a long way, you only need to apply a thin layer. Pixi describe this as a, “15 minute facial,” I need to use this a few more times to really see the difference it makes, but from the first use I can see why they have said this. My skin felt thoroughly cleansed and refreshed after using this mask.
Please comment below on what your favourite quarantine purchase has been. 🙂
Happy Sunday and well done for getting through the week!
Seeing as it is Sunday, I thought it was only right to talk about skincare as Sunday’s are all about pampering and self care. I haven’t always been the best at keeping up a skincare regime but recently I have found products that I’ve fell in love with and it has made me want to keep up with my skincare routine.
For me, a good cleanser, toner, eye cream and face cream are the most important skincare products. Serums and oils are useful as-well, but I really like to focus on the beginning and end steps in a skincare routine. My skin is combination but more on the dry side and it is quite sensitive so I have to be really careful with what products I use. I would like to point out that the products I mention are a little bit on the pricey side, but that is only because skincare is the one thing I really like to invest in, especially as my skin can be quite sensitive.
Kate Somerville goat milk cleanser is a really gentle moisturising cleanser that is great for sensitive skin. Your skin feels really calm, nourished and super soft after using this, and it isn’t heavily fragranced. The cleanser isn’t enough if you are wearing a full face of makeup, you probably would need to use mircellar water before, but it is great as an everyday cleanser for the no-makeup / light makeup days (which is me 98% of the time).
Pixi glow tonic is a really popular toner and rightly so. It is an exfoliating toner and has 5% glycolic acid which is great for brightening up your skin. I initially thought this would dry my skin out massively and be too harsh but it really isn’t. This is the one product I’ve used consistently for a long time and it really helps with the overall complexion of my skin, and it really does leave my skin feeling bright and glowy.
Cerave eye repair cream is a really nice light weight eye cream. I feel some eye creams can be really thick and greasy, which can then make your concealer look quite cakey. I have been use this consistently for around a month and it has really helped diminish my dark circles. I feel eye cream is one of those products I’ll be thankful for using in the future as it is meant to prevent wrinkles under your eyes.
Kiehls ultra facial creamis one of the BEST face creams I’ve ever used. Moisturising my face is my favourite step in my skincare routine and this product makes the whole process even better. It is the perfect balance between thick and creamy but not making your face feel heavy. It really leaves my skin feeling hydrated the whole day and it doesn’t feel greasy at all underneath makeup.