I was in desperate need of a skincare refresh, I tend to wait till I’ve finished two or three things and then go all out and pick up a bunch of products to try. Everything in this haul is new to me - very exciting stuff and it just so happened that boots had their wonderful 3for2 offer on so I placed a collect in store order - since I didn’t really have £50 to spend on skincare (and pay for delivery??? you’re having a laugh!).
Being a fan of both of the Una Brennan face masks that I own I decided to purchase the Vitamin C+ Brighten cleansing oil (£10.99) which is filled with lots of natural oils - Olive, grapeseed and rosehip in particular. This is designed to be used as part of a double cleanse routine so you apply a few drops directly on top of makeup and then you’re supposed to add water to make it all milky. I’ve used this three times already I do enjoy it, especially the packaging. Also the amount of product you get makes the price awesome - 200ml!
The second cleanser I picked up was quite a random decision, the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser (£7.95), which was kind of sticky when I opened the box, so I’m not sure if that’s due to poor packaging or the person who put the order together being very careless. Anyway I’m not one to usually go for foaming cleansers as they’re not wonderful for the skin, and I personally wouldn’t use this daily but the main reason why I was intrigued enough to purchase it was because the 2% glycolic acid is supposed to retexture the skin and sometimes I feel like a normal cleanser just isn’t doing much - this one will be used for when I feel like my skin needs a thorough deep clean. Probably followed by a weekly face mask.
Finally I purchased the Good Things Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser (£4.99) after trying the face mask version of this and quite enjoying it! I adore this brand as it is free from mineral oils and parabens, plus this range is designed to ‘hydrate and balance’ which is what my skin needs these days. It directs you to use a damp flannel but to be honest I can’t keep up with daily flannels, it’s too much with the laundry so I just double rinse. It left my skin feels super soft and I will most likely use this as a morning cleanser because it will remove the traces of oil and gel from my night-time routine easily whilst still cleaning the skin neatly.
Another products from the Good Things range, this time their Argan Oil Moisture Boost Facial Serum (£7.99). The main this thing that attracted me to this was the three words ‘sweet almond oil’ - my favourite! I jumped on the hydraluron bangwagon when that serum first came out and I was left feeling quite ‘ehhh’ it seemed to work at first but my skin just resisted it after a few weeks. This is cheaper and for first use I was really impressed at how well it helped my moisturiser to really sink into the skin and I feel like my base for my makeup was wonderful. Lets hope my skin doesn’t resist this!
I have seen the Soap and Glory Mini Mitt (£4.00) floating around the blogosphere for a while but I couldn’t find it in store, so I knew I had to pick this up online. I think this will just add an extra depth to cleansing and scrubs and I cannot wait to add this to my skincare routine ^_^
I’ve never tried anything from the Yes to range so I thought I would give this Yes To grapefruit uneven skin tone daily facial scrub (£6.99) a whirl. It has 99% natural ingredients which I LOVE and its made from lemon balm and grapefruit. I’m currently using the Soap and Glory daily facial polish twice a week, but when I’m finished with that I’ll switch to this - it’s fun to try different scrubs y’know? Also I think the price is on point ^_^
The final mask is one that isn’t really suited for my skintype, its the Soap and Glory Fab Pore 2-in-1 Pore Purifying Mask & Peel (£10) but I bought it mainly out of curiosity and also for those days when my skin is feeling a little greasy is that the right word? It claims to be good at unclogging pores, spot prevention, and face detoxing and it is advised that if you’re battling breakouts to use it twice a week - the reviews online are outstanding so I’m hoping I feel the same.
The final part of my haul is these Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads (£12.99) which are again a completely new addition to my skincare routine and totally inspired by the Beautiful Onika who’s blog I’ve been obsessed with recently! As mentioned above with the cleanser version of this, the glycolic element is designed to brighten, retexture and resurface the skin. I doubt I’ll be implementing this into my everyday routine for fear of them drying out my skin, but we shall see how well they work.
And that is about it..Boots still have a 3for2 offer on at the moment so it’s well worth stocking up now and saving some monies!
Sidenote - I just went onto Onika’s blog to get her URL and link it when I stumbled across just one of her Amazing posts all about how to treat acne scars, how to protect the skin etc; you NEED to check it out, this girl is amazing and I love her writing style, seriously amazed by her blog! link here
Have you tried any of these products? I’d love to know how you got on with them!
Thank-you for reading ♥