Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Giant skincare empties

You may have seen my giant make up empties post here now it's time for the skincare!  I'll use the same format-what I would and wouldn't repurchase and mini reviews on all.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Foaming Cleansing Wash-would repurchase

A really good morning time cleanser-it's not heavy enough to remove make up.  I've written a full review here.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil-definite repurchase

A brilliant, basic cleansing oil that will get all your make up off without drying out your skin or irritating it.  I picked up a couple more at duty free on my way back to Dubai.

Niod Low Viscosity Cleaning Ester-would repurchase

I recently reviewed this cleanser-it's an amazing make up remover for dry and sensitive skin-my skin has never felt so soft after using it.  Read my full thoughts here.

Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser-wouldn't repurchase

I haven't loved Tata Harper products so far despite all the hype around them.  I thought this manual exfoliator was ok-the granules are finely milled and didn't irritate the skin.  I had no problems with this cleanser breaking me out but I just didn't love it.  Read more about it here.

First Aid Beauty Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser-would repurchase

This is another basic cleanser but it's not heavy enough to remove make up effectively.  But it's a brilliant second cleanser or morning cleanser, leaving skin clean and comfortable and without any residue left behind.

Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser-would repurchase

The only Tata Harper cleanser I really love!  This was such a great cleanser to use as a second cleanse after my make up removing cleanse.  It contains AHA's to chemically exfoliate within the creamy base and it left my skin really clear and hydrated.  It is expensive at £49 but this was a cleanser I really enjoyed using.

First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist-would repurchase

I love a good facial spritz and this is a great one for using in the morning because it has a nice powerful spritz to it, the toner isn't too wet and it feels cooling and soothing on the skin.  The mist is infused with aromatic extracts that claim to energize and invigorate skin.  I have the 50ml size so it's perfect for throwing in your handbag or gym bag or in your travel bag if you're taking a flight and FAB say it can be used to set make up too.

Hylamide Sub Q eye-would repurchase*

A soothing eye serum that targets just about every eye concern possible-read my full review here 

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads-would repurchase

Pre soaked exfoliating pads that you swipe over your face after cleansing containing lactic and glycolic acid to exfoliate gently and improve skins clarity.  These are gentle and have a good price point for a chemical exfoliant.

Sephora Waterproof Eye Make Up Remover-have repurchased several

A very good, cheaper alternative to the Lancome Bi Facil biphase eye make up remover-I actually prefer this one over the Lancome because it doesn't leave behind the greasy residue I find the Lancome version does.

Bioderma-constant repurchase

Bioderma is something I always have a bottle of-but I never use it to remove my make up-unless I am on a long flight or I am getting home from a very late night out.  What I do use it for almost daily though is cleaning up under my eyes any left over mascara smudges-it does a brilliant job.

Simple eye make up remover-constant repurchase

I use this exactly like Bioderma and this is a great, cheaper alternative.  Having said that, the UK formula is very different to the US formula, the US formula stings my eyes like a bitch.

Oskia Renaissance 360*-would repurchase

I love Oskia as a brand and when they sent me their new moisturiser to trial I was over the moon.  But I worried that the texture was too heavy for my grumpy and over sensitive skin-this is a relatively intensive cream and I was worried it would clog my pores-I usually go for a water based, gel textured moisturiser.  My fears were totally unfounded though and my skin felt calmer, non greasy and plumped.  I had no problems at all with it breaking me out or it interfering with my make up-I hate it when skincare causes make up to 'pil' on top of it but that doesn't happen with this cream.  The Renaissance 360 Supreme cream is a moisturiser specifically targeting concerns about ageing such as fine lines, loss of elasticity and dullness.   The formula contains Oskia's signature MSM (here's a link to the benefits of MSM) and the Nanobright complex that is in the serum.  It also has Cactus extract to calm irritation and hyaluronic acid to attract and retain moisture.  My skin literally drank this moisturisor up.

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanilla Body Butter-on the fence

This is an intense body moisturiser that smell divine.  But it's so so rich that it takes an absolute age to massage into your skin.  But the Laura Mercier products smell so good!  I'll probably stick to the bubble bath from the range as it's so good and leaves the skin deliciously scented.

Have you used any of these skincare products?

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