Lisbon Skincare Haul

Aside from sore feet, 758 pictures and awkward tan lines I rather not discuss, I also left Lisbon with a suitcase filled with some beauty purchases that aren’t that easy to get hold off back home. I dashed in and out Duty Free, took a quick sprint in a nearby pharmacy and took a good look in an all natural/organic mini-mart. The result? I came, I saw, I bought it all…

First stop: Duty Free. I realised that shopping when you just had 5 hours of sleep the night before isn’t the best formula to great purchases, but when I discovered they stocked Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, it was the first thing that went into my basket. I also picked up the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (not pictured), which is amazing for my dehydrated skin.

After having heard so many great things about Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion, I had to try it myself. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m hoping it’d cure my severely dehydrated skin. My last airport buy, Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, I picked up in Lisbon DF on my way back home. I never thought I’d buy this, ever. But the temptation of tax-free shopping, the blurring effect and simply the time pressure made me buy it. Tried it on the back of my hand and was utterly stunned. Can’t say much more than that, but I will definitely report back!

It could be due to the plane ride, but my skin was super dry and patchy, hence I picked up La Roche-Posay Cicaplast, which is specifically designed for people with chapped skin or have had chemical peeling treatments. I personally find it a tad sticky for me to wear during the daytime, but miraculously the patches on my chin slowly disappeared after a few days of using this.

Cattier masks were something I have been meaning to try for years, but kinda forgot about them as I haven’t spotted them anywhere —despite me having lived in Paris for quite a few months. When I spotted them in a little organic supermarket in Lisbon, I immediately picked up two Cattier masks —one for oily skin and one for dry skin. I’ve tried the yellow variant last night (for dry skin) and I love how gentle and effective it is. Expect a full report soon, watch this space…