Another round of my favourite regularly repurchased gems coming your way – I seem to use skincare and bodycare items up so much faster and stick to the products when I love, which I suppose makes sense as I use a different foundation and blusher everyday for sure, and I do like to try other products when I finish said foundations and blushers. Nonetheless, here’s a few of my all time loves…
The first is of course the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (£34), my favourite nightly cleanser as it just feels so damn lovely on the skin! Apply this is like rubbing clouds in to your skin, it just feels amazing to apply, massage in and remove – it instantly soothes my skin, makes it feel more nourished and removes every trace of makeup without much of an issue. I use a big fluffy face cloth and warm water to remove and my skin always looks so much more radiant and feels supple and smooth. I can’t recommend this enough, it’s my favourite cleansing balm.
Another skincare item that literally patches up my skin when I use it is the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (£22), I think this is my second or third tube and I always, always use it when my skin isn’t looking so great. I think it’s one of the best for giving the complexion a bit of a detox, whenever I have clogged pores, oily skin or a few blemishes are coming up, I use this to take away some of the grime and leave my skin looking much more clear. I used it last night and my angry skin is looking much better today – I highly recommend it as a Sunday night detox mask.
I also adore the Korres Fig Shower Gel (£8), it’s a little more pricey than I would usually pay but it smells so good and leaves me feeling very revived come morning. I love squeezing a little in my bath so I can literally lie in the figgy scent… too much?
I actually recently repurchased the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (£11.99), not because my first one was in any way broken but I just felt I needed two – isn’t that the worst thing you’ve ever heard? I use one from cream blush as I think this is the best brush for cream blush, and I like to have another on hand for just about everything else – concealer, foundation, powder… the list is endless (not really, that’s about it). I really rate this brush, I find it miles better than the buffing brush and it comes on its own, the bristles are more densely packed and it buffs in foundation and cream blush like a dream.
Last on my list is the Benefit Hello Flawless Powder Foundation (£25.50), which I have in my stash again after a few months of not having it. This is actually a Christmas gift from the Benefit PR team so it doesn’t technically count, but over the years I think I have been through a large number of these! I think this is one of the best powders going, especially for when skin is a little bumpy from blemishes – I used to use it constantly from when I was around 18 to into my 20s, after one of my friends told me about it. It leaves skin looking so incredibly flawless, the powder is almost creamy so it blends in immaculately and lasts all day. I highly recommend if you need a little extra coverage, you can use it alone or build it up where you need it.
Have you tried any of these?