As mentioned before, I did a little feel unique.com order and got two new skincare products to try out.
If you have read my skincare routine post you will know I have been using the Clinique Smart custom repair as my serum and Glamglow, Supermud for my weekly face mask. Sadly these both ran out on the same week, but instead of repurchasing them, I thought I would venture forth and see what else is out there.
As I am a relative new comer to creams, serums and potions, I had a good look around to see what other wonderful products there was and I found myself gravitating towards the oils. Now, for me who has always had greasy, acne prone skin, an oil sounds very scary, but a lot of people have said that they prefer oils and that they really work well to refine the skins texture and give it that added moisture surge that I think my skin needs.
I decided to go with BALM BALM ’s 100% natural Rosehip oil, and I’m happy to report I have not been disappointed. I only use it at night in-between my toner and moisturiser, as it does take a little while to properly sink into the skin, but upon waking the next morning my skin looks radiant, plump, even in texture and just amazing. It comes with a very handy pipet, so getting a small amount of oil is very easy and mess free. I have only been using it for a couple of weeks but it’s safe to say that it will be a firm staple in my night time skin care routine for some time to come.
So, that left me with just the mask to find. I like masks to really clean out my skin, I tend to wear make-up most days and my skin can get very clogged and gross. Using the Glamglow was lovely but is very expensive to buy, I wanted something that worked just as well but without the hefty price tag. I have watched FleurDeForce and Ingrid Nilsen for some time now on Youtube, and they always say how good the brand First Aid Beauty is, so I thought I would give their Skin rescue Purifying mask with red clay a try. It claims to minimise pores and purge the skin of impurities and excess oil. Sounds great. I have used this about 4 times now, and I do think it is good but maybe not brilliant. It is very easy to apply to the skin as it is a gel consistency, so it also doesn’t give you that really tight feeling when it has dried.
The minor thing that makes me slightly dislike this product, is the removal process. I’m just not into the whole peeling off step, for me it’s not a relaxing feeling, and I always miss a part which I find or is pointed out to me hours later. If you can get past that and don’t mind it then this is a lovely face mask that leaves your skin feeling very clean and I have definitely seen a difference in the size of my pores.
Hope this helps you if you were thinking of buying either of these products, and thanks for reading,