Hello beauties! How are you doing? I feel wonderful since all my exams and stress are finally over and I can just relax and enjoy the summer (even though it’s pouring rain outside as we speak)! :) If you follow me on Twitter you may know that recently I’ve become really into skincare. It’s not that I haven’t taken care of my skin before but I just recently started reading and be more passionate on the subject. With that being said, last week I went shopping and instead of getting any more makeup, which we all know I don’t need at the moment, I decided to pick up some old loved skincare bits as well as some new goodies. I was also sent some lovely products for consideration and I decided that I might as well do a haul and show you everything I got. Hope you’ll enjoy! :)
Avene Thermal Spring Water
The first thing I knew I wanted to get was Avene Thermal Spring Water. I’ve been seeing rave reviews on this everywhere and I was really tempted to try it out. Basically the Thermal Water is supposed to calm and sooth irritated skin and to restore its natural balance while making it super soft and even. I’ve seen people using it for load of different purposes though, like as toner, makeup setting spray (I’m really curious to see how it will work) or as a calming spray after shaving / epilation. It’s great for all skin types and I can’t wait to use it. Oh, and the product was two for the price of one so I couldn’t resist haha. :)
La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel
I am new to La Roche-Posay and I have never tried any of their products but from what I’ve heard they really know what they are doing. Being one of the leading French skincare brands I was super excited to try some of their stuff so I went straight ahead to their counter. After a quick chat with the lady she recommended me getting this Physiological Cleansing Gel. She explained that it’s great for Normal to Combinational Sensitive skin and even though mine is not sensitive really she said it would work wonders. The gel is great for cleansing, purifying and refreshing the skin while ‘respecting its physiological balance’. Well sounds good to me and since I was on a hunt for a new facial cleanser I picked it up! :)
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Melt-In Cream
I think we should skip the part where I explain you how vital sun protection is and just agree that we HAVE to do it no matter what! Having this in mind I had a minor breakdown where I realized that my absolutely favorite Diorsnow sunscreen is almost gone haha. I immediately went searching for it in the store but apparently it’s not being sold in my country (I got it from Spain last year) so I had to think fast and get a different one. The one that caught my eye was this La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Melt-In Cream (now that was mouthful). I liked that it has SPF 50+, which is hard to find but it’s definitely important to me cuz I like to be fully protected haha. The same sunscreen comes both in liquid and cream version but I always prefer creams for some reason. The product is supposed to be great for sensitive skin prone to sun intolerance and they say that it prevents from pigment spots, which is lovely! :) I used this yesterday and really liked the consistency, so far so good!
Lush Ocean Salt Facial Scrub
I have a full review on the scrub if you are interested to know more about it (click here) but I really love it and this is my 4th jar. I use it twice a week as kind of deeper exfoliation and it works absolute miracles. My skin feels so clean and soft to the touch it’s insane! I seriously recommend getting this, unless you have sensitive skin, cuz it might be a bit too harsh for you. :)
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer
I’ve mentioned this moisturizer before and I really like it so I decided to repurchase it. What I love about it is that it is really lightweight and oil-free so it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin like a lot of other moisturizers do. It absorbs really quickly and hydrates me skin really well, leaving it smooth and soft! :) My favorite thing about this though is that this product evens out my skin tone and brightens it up so nicely and it actually looks really healthy and clean. I definitely recommend having a peek at this because it works lovely plus it’s quite affordable! :)
Bioderma Sensibio H2O
I feel like I’m showing new bottle of Bioderma in every single haul I do but that’s purely because I absolutely LOVE it and it works soooo well! <3 It cleanses my face and removes my makeup like nothing else I’ve tried and it is so gentle and light! I like to use it at night as makeup remover and then in the morning as toner. It works incredible both ways and I’ve noticed huge improvement in my skin condition since I started using it last year! :)
Bioderma Sensibio Eye
I am such a sucker for eye creams! I have tons and I love them all but I am always on a hunt for a new one haha! I actually saw my mum using the Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel last week so I decided to try it and I absolutely loved it so I picked up one for myself! It moisturizes my eye area really nicely and surprisingly enough it de-puffed my eyes a bit, which is amazing! It is really light and absorbs quickly. I’ve also noticed that after using concealer on top of the cream it doesn’t cake or crease and it actually applies easier! Such a winner!
Botanical Choice Face Masks
While I was at the drugstore I spotted these facemasks from Botanical Choice and I decided to pick up two. The ones I got are the Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask and the Skin Brightening Natural Pearl Mask. I am huge lover of facemasks for some reason, even though they rarely do anything to my skin so we’ll see how it goes with these two haha. I have never tried anything from Botanical Choice but from what I’ve seen on other blogs they are lovely, so my hopes are high! :) I’ll definitely update you on how I like them soon!
B.liv by Cellnique Skincare Goodies
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely brand B.liv and they offered me to send me some products to review. I immediately said yes, because I’ve seen reviews on their product and they are always really great. They asked me to describe my skin type and condition as detailed as possible so that they can send me the product that will actually work for me. The first thing they sent me is Off With Those Heads Serum Gel, which is great for battling blackheads and whiteheads, which is a big concern of mine. I started using this last week so I still don’t have much of opinion on it bit I’ll keep you posted. The next thing I got was the Shrink and Tighten large pores diminishing night complex. It is described as “ This pore-diminishing night complex eliminates large pores, while ensuring your skin’s firmness and brightness at all hours”. Now I don’t know about the brightening but this stuff works absolute wonders to my pores; they are actually not visible after using this. At all! I am super impressed with this so far and I can’t wait to do a full review on it soon! And last but not least I got two of B’liv’s Immerse Me Japan Silk Masks. They are supposed to give instant hydration to the deepest layers of the skin, which is actually sustainable. I already used the first one and I quite like it; it definitely moisturized my skin and it was feeling so soft and smooth the next day! <3 One thing I have to say though is that the masks are quite messy to use and it takes forever for the product to fully absorb! :)
So these were all skincare bits that I recently got and I hope you enjoyed this post. I will do full reviews on each of the products as soon as I form opinion on them, so keep your eyes peeled! :) Have a great day everyone!
Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them?
Lots of love,