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!