Skincare | New Products In My Routine

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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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

*This post contains PR/Gifted items. All opinions are my own & 100% honest. Please see my Disclaimers for more information.

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