I’ve been a little unwell recently and so my skin has been horrific, it hasn’t been this bad in so long and I was at a loss at what I should do with it – nothing was truly working to get rid of the awful breakouts and I knew I had to take action. I headed to Space NK armed with a gift card and £5 worth of points on my N.Dulge card and went to town.
I really did pick up quite a few random purchases but I was desperate, but I also bought some old favourites that I had used up and never replaced; the Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse (£26) is one of the best cleansers I have found, it’s literally overflowing with amazing natural ingredients and it takes off every trace of makeup, it’s kind of like a cream but also a gel in one, so it’s hydrating yet you get a good cleanse from it. I was distraught (hmm…) when I used it up the first time and my skin has obviously missed it as it’s cleared up so well in the last week! This is such a great product for truly purifying the skin and helping to leave it feeling free and de-clogged.
I also repurchased the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm (£34), another cleanser that really helps my skin when I have blemishes. This has such a great texture and again, contains some really lovely ingredients that my skin seems to drink up – I love using this to remove my makeup as it really does make for such a nice experience, makeup and debris is melted away and my skin feels soft and supple afterwards. A definite winner if you haven’t already tried it.
Another cult product that I think works wonders for blemishes is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir (£28.80), which is a great face spritz that soothes the skin, takes the redness out of blemishes and leaves it hydrated and glowing. I think this must be my third or fourth bottle of this and it’s something that I can’t get enough of, both morning and night after cleansing. Like the above, it uses a number of natural ingredients which all do wonders for skin, particularly if it’s dehydrated or prone to blemishes.
I have really been going to town with my cleansing and toning lately, I double cleanse and use my Clarisonic to make sure my makeup and other dirt is completely removed and then I follow this up by toning twice and move on to my treatments – my skin is looking great at the moment, bar a few blemish scars and I’m incredibly pleased. I used to double cleanse but not so vigorously, now I really spend a good ten minutes on it, making sure it’s completely purified. What a difference it has made.
My skin has been feeling so dehydrated lately so I picked up the Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer (£29.50) on a whim, this is a light treatment which is kind of like a thick cream. It’s meant to help balance the skin and help to revive it, especially if a particularly stressful patch or other factors have made it a little awkward, so far my skin is looking a lot clearer and brighter and doesn’t feel at all dehydrated, the redness is reduced and it looks a lot better on the whole. This is great for all skin types as it helps to balance the skin and hydrate it.
Lastly, as I’ve already mentioned in a previous post, I purchased the Eve Lom Dynaspot (£22), another impulse purchase but a good one at least! This comes in a tube with a small nib so it’s more hygienic than others I’ve tried, the formula is a cream that dries and seems to clear up the spot really quickly – reducing the size and taking the redness out. It’s pretty pricey but really great, I was using it every night to clear up spots and it made a big difference to my complexion – spots be gone!
Have you tried any of these products?