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September 21, 2014

New Skincare Favourites



Alpha-H Liquid Gold:

This is old news to basically everyone except me - I only started using it a couple of months ago and it's safe to say that I haven't looked back. This is a bloody expensive piece of skincare kit but it's one of those items I just have no issue with paying out for - it works, so, it's worth it.

In case you're out of the skincare loop, this is essentially a very strong chemical exfoliant in the form of a liquid toner. I use it every 2-3 nights and always wake up with clearer and slightly tighter skin the next morning. If my skin is acting up I'll use it a few nights in a row and it's not let me down yet. It speeds up the life cycle of my breakouts, resurfaces my skin and just generally makes for a clearer, brighter complexion. A permanent fixture on my skincare shelf from now on.

Clark's Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask:*

I always have some kind of hydrating mask on the go - I never really use them as wash-off masks, though - it's better to just leave them on overnight. This one from Clark's Botanicals (€X from Space NK) is a joy to use. The texture and the scent are right up my alley - it smells faintly floral (but not offensively so), and smoothes onto skin in the most incredibly satisfying way.

This definitely works and actually plumps my skin quite a bit - it'd want to because it's very dear, out of my own price range if I am totally honest. I even brought a little decanting pot of this to Electric Picnic because, well, I am that person.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye:*

Advanced Night Repair is probably my most loved serum so I was really looking forward to giving this a go. It's a really potent eye cream that feels more like a serum once spread onto skin; I'd liken the texture a little to Eight Hour Cream. There are very few eye creams I've used that have actually made a discernible difference to the skin in that area - this is one of the,

I think that the marketing of beauty products gets harsher and crueller the older the target market - and I also think that a large portion of anti-ageing products on the market don't do a jot to improve skin. However, the ANR range is one that I feel really works and am happy to recommend to you!

5 comments:

  1. Alpha H liquid Gold sounds amazing, definitely one to save up for x

    Beauty with charm

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  2. I'm going to have to get samples of these the next time I'm out shopping. Thanks for the reviews.

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  3. They're all brilliant products!

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  4. I've only recently started using Liquid Gold after telling myself I didn't need to try it for so long. Well, I'm so happy I finally caved, it's made such a difference to my skin which was having quite a bad time of it recently. Don't think I'll be able to do without it now! Also love ANR Eye, I've been using it for a couple of years on and off now and I really do think it works.


    Emma x

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