Skincare | New Products In My Routine

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

dhc face wash powder review, superdrug naturally radiant glycolic acid pads review, sunday riley ufo review, algenist genius moisturiser review, cosrx overnight rice mask review


I've been determined to use up as many of my skincare products that are open, half used or that I forgot about along the way. Over the last few of weeks however I've introduced a handful of new things alongside the old and I thought I'd talk about how I'm finding them and if I've seen any results already...



From the popular Japanese skincare brand I've been using this super cool and interesting product. This is quite possibly the most exciting cleanser I have ever used because it is a powder and after adding a little water to it, it lathers up into a silky lather that cleanses and refreshes the skin. This contains protease to gently exfoliate the skin making this a great cleanser for daily use. Also, some moisturising honey and soothing lavender which really help make this an uplifting cleanser for the morning or evening as a second cleanse.


I'm a huge fan of pre-soaked exfoliating pads so when I saw that Superdrug had released these as part of my favourite range, I was eager to try them out for myself. These contain glycolic acid and a whole host of fruit enzymes to get rid of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and also aloe and witch hazel to soothe and tone. I love that you get 60 pads at a very affordable price point but for these to be truly effective I feel they really need to be saturated in more of the serum. I find the pads are just not soaked enough to really do much which is a shame because these have the potential to be really great. Having said that, I've been using them daily with no other complaints but I would say to wait till the Nip+Fab Glycolic/Extreme Night Pads go on sale and get those instead if you want something with a bit more oomph!


This isn't a new product in my stash but I've only started using it regularly recently and for the first time I'm noticing some results. This green oil contains 1.5% salicylic acid and is aimed at those with oily skin, prone to congestion and breakouts. I've been using a few drops of this every time I notice little bumps and spots appearing on my forehead, nose and chin, and on my enlarged pores along my t-zone and find that it's been helping clear up the excess sebum and blemishes with regular use. After a few days of use on those areas helps to really clear the congestion, my pores appear clearer, my skin looks brighter & those little spots fade  away. This does provide a small amount of hydration, especially for oilier skins but isn't a nourishing oil by any means. I can't say it's a necessary treatment especially given the price, but if you are looking for something to help your summer skin along then you may enjoy including this in your routine. 


I feel like I've been finishing off and using up so many moisturisers of late that I haven't cracked open a brand new one for ages. So thankfully this has been a refreshing addition to my routine. This moisturiser is luxurious, smells like vanilla cake and keeps my skin hydrated, moisturised and feeling smooth all day. It has a strange texture at first but once you use your finger to warm the surface of the cream, it melts into a regular moisturiser. Boasting a whole host of anti-ageing, restorative ingredients and plant based collagen, this is meant to help address skin issues such as loss of elasticity and brightness, fine lines and wrinkles. I can't really say I've noticed any huge difference in my skin because of this as of yet - for me it's been about the pleasure of using this. I really enjoy it in many ways and look forward to applying it every morning.


Despite having a very oily t-zone, my skin is generally quite dehydrated, which is a tricky combination to address and treat. I've started using an overnight mask or pack to help boost my skin's hydration levels once or twice a week. Made from rice extract and combined with sunflower seed oil and allantoin, this overnight mask is great for me because it's light enough that it doesn't overburden and clog up my oily t-zone, but also nourishing enough to help alleviate that irritation of dehydrated skin. You can use this as an overnight mask, wash off mask or moisturiser and it of course deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin. I also find that the next morning my skin looks brighter and healthier and feels softer too. 



Do you spot any faves here? What new skincare are you enjoying right now? I'd love to know...



Sal xxx




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34 comments

  1. Have you tried storing the pads upside down? I find it helps them to be more saturated as the serum usually pools at the bottom and is lost.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes, I have. That usually does the trick with all the other pads I've tried but with these there just isn't enough liquid to begin with xxxx

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  2. I like that DHC face wash powder too! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. I'm so keen on trying out sunday riley products. I've heard amazing things about their oils.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Yes, I have a few things on my wish list from them xxx

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  4. I am tempted to open some new products I bought but I want to finish some old ones that are almost empty. I would love to try some Sunday Riley products, I read some great reviews about them! xx

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. That's always the conflict haha! xxx

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  5. Never tried any of these before, but I'm curious about the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Pads!

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

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    1. This range is amazing and would highly recommend the hot cloth cleanser and the overnight peel xxx

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  6. You make me want the UFO oil so badly, but I'm not sure if I could ever justify the price! That rice mask sounds amazing though, I think we have a very similar skin type so I'm always keen to see what you suggest love xxx
    BeautyWithWispa

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    1. The overnight mask is amazing and my skin really appreciates it. And yes, I would wait for an offer and discount code xxx

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  7. Thank you for reminding me about the Corsx Rice Overnight Spa mask! I wanted it so badly but have completely forgotten about it because I was trying to not buy anything until after the move! I have been loving Neostrata Toning Solution that has 8% Glycolic acid in it but plan to buy The Ordinar one after I'm done with Neostarta because the latter is way cheaper.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Mili is the one who got me obsessed with wanting to try that overnight mask. I am so glad I listened to her! She rocks! Yes, I have tonnes to work through before I can consider The Ordinary one xxx

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  8. There is so much I want to try from Cosrx, they seem like a dream of a brand! x

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  9. I'm definitely going to give those Superdrug pads a try xxx

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    1. I'd also recommend the Hot Cloth Cleanser & Overnight Peel from this range hun xxx

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  10. It's always when I least expect it that I find a half opened bottle of moisturiser and I'm like oops I best start using that then I forget about what I was using before!! I really want to try some of those acid pads by Superdrug they are intriguing me plus if I have the same issue as you I can always pick up the Nip&Fab ones with my points. that Cosrx mask sounds really good
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. That's exactly why I haven't opened anything new for ages. Though it was refreshing to finally get some new things going haha! Personally I'd get the nip+fab ones hun - they are so good and so much more effective xxx

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  11. I just opened the Superdrug last night and have noticed the same thing, they're not as saturated as the Nip & Fab ones which is a shame but hopefully they will still work well for me, I just will be using probably 2 pads each time. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Ah! You see what I mean...it just needs a few more drops of serum in there :) haha! I've still been using them but I just wish they had more to them xxx

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  12. I am always shocked at how similar our skin concerns are, oily T zone check, perpetually dehydrated also check. I think I am going to follow your lead and start overnighting my skincare as well. Thank you for sharing, Sal, I have been curious about the UFO oil as well. Hope you are having a lovely day xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Haha we have been blessed with the most dramatic high-maintenance skin type...yay! xxx

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  13. I have the DHC cleanser in my stash. I haven't used it yet though. I must dig it out. The Sunday Riley UFO sounds brilliant, I neeed it hahaha! Maybe I'll treat myself after my spending ban. I have a Cosrx night cream that I love, I want to try the rice one next though xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Yes, try the powder cleanser - its so fun! I definitely need to try more from CosRX. xxx

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  14. You already know I love that cosrx mask ;) The algenist cream is truly such a weird consistency. It sort of reminds me of cottage cheese lol. I wish I could make the sunday riley ufo oil work for me! I want it cause it's greeeen XD

    Mili | sharmtoaster

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    1. Thank you for your CosRX review - I am loving it and can finally see why you love it so much. Hahaha...if you can get past that consistency, its actually an amazing moisturiser xxxx

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    1. I love Pixi skincare too. I haven't heard about Aglow products. Will have to find out more xxx

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  16. I need some more Cos RX in my life, loving the aha/bha toner so definitely want to check out some of there other offerings!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I need to get one of their toners too but I just can't choose which one haha! xxx

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  17. I don't have an oily skin, mines the opposite but some great brands here. Sunday Riley interests me in trying but its the price tag! DHC do some really handy and effective products, and need to try Nip & Fab pads..maybe not the Superdrug, thanks for the tip!
    H x

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    1. The price tag is eye-watering. The Nip+Fab pads are great xxx

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