I felt it became a bit of a too long blog post, so decided to separate it over two. Now I can ramble on a bit longer about the products haha. I promise, won’t be too long! 😉
So on to the products. If you didn’t recognize the products from the image, don’t worry I have named them and described each of them briefly.
Bioderma ‘Sensibio H2O’ – €15
Super raved about, I know, but that’s what gotten me interested. For those that do not know (which I doubt), it’s a super gentle makeup cleanser for the sensitive/dry/normal skin type. Alcohol free, fragrance free and without phenoxyethanol (whatever that is).
Origins ‘Drink Up Intense Overnight Mask’ – €26,50
A few of my favorite bloggers (Lily and Vivianna) have raved about this mask, and gotten me curious about it. It says to moisture your skin overnight and leaves it glowy and moist in the morning after.
Caudalie ‘Beauty Elixir’ – €13
I’m sure everyone has heard of this product, unless you’ve been living under a stone for the past few years. No seriously, this is one of the most raved skincare item, ever I think. Especially since Vicki B. tweeted about it. No description needed I think.
Alpha-H ‘Liquid Gold’ – €42
This is quite a splurge item for me, but I have only heard great things about it. It’s a kind of peel that will help “vanish” hyper pigmentation and also for fine lines, enlarged pores, some even say it helped clearing their acne! Mostly raved about by Ruth (from AMR).
Kiehl’s ‘Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution’ – €45
Kiehl’s promises that it’s a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin. That honestly sounds amazing to me, and to top that off. It doesn’t contain any silicones, parabens, it’s colorants, fragrance and optical diffusers free. Hello, can it get any better? I thought so. I am planning to get a sample of this product first, and if it doesn’t really work I’ll get the Liquid Gold.
Kiehl’s ‘Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion’ – €45
As I had a few micro-dermabraision treatments a while ago, I wanted to continue with it as I saw minor improvements. I stopped the salon treatments as they were €90 an hour and my insurance company just covered 2 treatments. It also says to help with enlarged pores (to make them smaller I mean ;-).
Origins ‘Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask’ – €26,50
I have heard and read many good things about this mask. It promises to clear pores and acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, and Lecithin dissolves impurities. Sounds promising doesn’t it?
REN ‘ClearCalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask’ – €36
I’ve used this mask a before (a few years back) and it’s helped my skin calm down a lot. When I had blemishes, I just put this mask on and the next morning it would be less red and inflamed. Have used Queen Helene’s Mint Julep mask, but that one doesn’t do a thing for my skin at all.
Kérastase ‘Crystalliste Lait Cristal Luminous Perfecting Conditioner‘ – €18,50
Is a conditioner for those with dry ends, and will leave it silky and smooth after its use. Crystalliste is a product line designed specifically for young women with long hair, prone to weighed down roots and dry ends.
Liz Earle ‘Cleanse & Polish’ – €17
If you read British beauty blogs/magazines and watch British gurus on Youtube, I’m sure you’ve heard of this cleanser a million times! As it comes in a 100ml pump and with two muslin cloths it seems to me it’s worth to try it out.
Kérastase ‘Specifique Bain Divalent Balancing Shampoo’ – €18
It’s marketed as a shampoo for oily roots and dry/sensitive ends, which perfectly describes my hair. It promises to leave the scalp fresh and re-oxygentated (no clue what that is supposed to mean) and lets your hair feel clean, nourished and beautiful.
As you might have noticed, there are some products that have more or less the same purpose. The reason for that is because I just want to try out some products, and see which one works the best for me. And sorry that the blog post became a bit longer than it was planned to be, apologies! I do hope it helped you in a way to orientate on skincare.
Have you tried any of these products, and have they ‘helped’ your skin in a way?