Monday, 4 March 2013

Skincare Favourites // Mini Reviews // February 2013


I absolutely love this types of post, so thought I'd delve into the area myself! My skincare routine is a bit up in the air at the moment, and seems to be changing quite a bit. Here are quite a few products at the moment that I am absolutely in love with have me reaching for them again and again. 


Body Shop Camomile gentle eye make-up remover £8 // 
I bought this after Leanne's amazing review, and haven't looked back once. I've never used a eye make up remover this good. Its gentle, softening, and doesn't leave a greasy film. 

B Pure Micellar Water £4.99 // 
I bought this on impulse, and am really glad I did. I've used other micellar waters, trying to find one that matched Bioderma, and this is the only one that comes close. It sounds cheaper, (Although its already gone up £1 since I bought it) but actually, the bottle is three times smaller than the Bioderma, so it probably works out the same if not worse value. Saying that, I'll continue to use this until Bioderma hits Boots (And if they try to charge ridiculous amounts for it, I'll keep buying this)!

Alpha H Liquid Gold Radiance £28 //
I use this once a week for a strong hit of I loved the original Liquid Gold, so decided to step up the game and try this, and its even better - I can't understand why I haven't heard more about this?! I only use this once a week as it smells quite strong, and I imagine it is quite strong on the skin too, even with just a few tiny drops. But my god, it really works. I'm well on my way to diminishing these acne scars, I can't wait.

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Toner £20* //
It feels gentle, cleansing, and leaves the skin feeling really smooth. I use this perhaps 2 times a week, usually with a moisturiser afterwards, and my skin looks fresh in the morning.  Using this regularly seems to have reduced visibility of my dark pores as well, phew! 

Pevonia Linge Lavandou Concentrate Propolis £53* //
I've been craving Estee Lauders famous advanced night serum for ages and was just about to give in, before this landed on my doorstep and I can't believe the difference its made to my skin in the month or so that I've been using it. I first discovered Pevonia at Thermae Spa and loved the products they used on me there, they feel really professional and smell divine.
The patchy skin around my nose and chin has improved dramatically and overall, its just incredibly soothing and healing. The best thing though? I've not had a single breakout in over 2 weeks. 'Nuff said!
  The packaging is pretty basic, and I do wish it was more fancy for such a high priced product, but I honestly can't see myself without this now.

Pevonia Linge Clarifyl Spot Treatment £35* //
I have mainly used Origins spot treatment gel, but found that it left a 'film' over blemishes so couldn't wear it under make up, and it didn't seem to help with the redness left after. This Pevonia spot treatment actually feels moisturising whilst dealing with the spots, and it sorts them out much quicker with Salicylic and Glycolic acid. I've not actually had any spots recently, Usually the same ones seem to reappear for months on end!
Yeah, its expensive again but theres loads, and you only need a smidgen. If I ever run out of this, I'll buy it again straight away. 

Lush 'Tender is the Night' Massage Bar £4.50 //
Vanilla, ylang ylang and jasmine, it smells seriously luxurious, I can feel it on my skin all day after using it, and my skin is moisturised for days. The only downside is that it melts on touch, and can get slippy, so I tend to just rub it in my hands a few times and thats enough for my whole body. 

Laura Mercier 'Ambre Vanille' Body Souffle £39 full size //
I blame Zoe for this one, and I'm both mad, and delighted at her for it. Thats because this product is ridiculously expensive, but probably the biggest treat I could possibly give my body. Moisturising post-shower is no longer a chore, it is a delicious treat. This stuff beats any body butter - It dissolves into the skin instantly and the smell is out of this world, and really lingers. Yum. 

Do you use any of these products?
 What are your favourites at the moment?

S xx

15 comments:

  1. I too am a big fan of the original liquid gold. I think that there was a lot of hype to begin with but its suddenly gone quiet. I am definitely going to seek this out. Those Pevonia products look gorgeous albeit a tad expensive. :) I really enjoyed this post. I am a skincare junkie so I like discovering new products and brands!

    Becky
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    1. Isn't it flabby? Definitely worth trying radiance, its just.. stronger! :D xx

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    2. Oops, I totally meant 'fabby' but my mac likes to autocorrect - Annoying!

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  2. The Clarins toner sounds great, it's something I've wanted to try for a while now x

    A Scholar Life

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    1. Definitely worth it - Will defo repurchase :)

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  3. I really want to try the Micellar water :) it looks great for the price.

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    1. It is pretty good - Not fragranced either, I don't like those ones! x

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  4. I was hoping to see a skincare post soon as I really need some new things! x

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  5. I love reading other people's skincare routines. You have tempted me to try TBS makeup remover. :) x

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  6. I always find skincare posts really interesting as I'm a bit clueless when it comes to skincare.. I have bought some products from the No7 skincare range recently... now I just need to start actually using them!

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  7. i use the clarins exfoliator too! i use it along with a cleanser and cream and its the only thing that helps my dry skin!!

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