I will start with a question, where do you go shopping in Thailand? I am currently staying in the south of Thailand, Phuket, and I am struggling to find good destinations to look for makeup and skincare. Even with this struggle I did manage to snap up some Korean sheet masks that I found in a random pharmacy shop but if anyone knows where to go please hook me up!
I love Korean sheet masks and I found these to be much cheaper here in Thailand than you can get them in UK so it was a total no-brainer to buy them. What do I look for in a sheet masks? They need to moisturising, soothing, preferably without whitening claims if possible and just to be able to help with general skin appearance.
There is not much to say about them apart from that I have been enjoying them. And because they are much more affordable I can actually use them more often which is what one should be doing. I would like to get hold of some more sheet masks and find some makeup which I am yet to discover. Seriously, where do you go? Help!
If you are planning on going to any holidays where the sun actually exists and shines on you then make The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Gel part of the skin care items that you pack with yourself.
I have been traveling now nearly for two months in sunny countries (lucky me!) and this has been such a nice product to have in my arsenal. If your skin gets too sensitive then Aloe gel really helps to calm it down and make sure you have a happy moisturised skin without any redness, after sun caused issues or feeling hot. The bottle comes with a pump so the gel is hygienic to use, therefore really great to travel with. Not to mention that it can be applied onto any part of your body not just your face.
Also, this is great for oily skinned people. I have quite a combination skin and I like to swap my moisturisers on super oily days from creams to gel based products in order to help my skin to calm down. This gel is one of the better ones as it does make your skin feel moisturised without feeling heavy whatsoever. If you have never tried a gel moisturiser then I do recommend to try this, you can mix it in with other moisturisers as well to create your perfect combination.
The Body Shop has so many good gems and I am finding more and more of their products that I use daily. Check out Aloe Soothing Gel next time you are in The Body Shop as I have fallen in love with this more and more.
I like my face washes to be formulated for sensitive skin. I like anything that does not feel heavy and does not strip out your skin. Sometimes it is hard to fit that all in into a budget friendly product. I must say that Avene does deliver something that ticks all the boxes, their Cleanance cleansing gel is a great product.
You can use Avene cleansing gel to wash your face morning and evening. I use it as my second cleanse in the evenings after I have taken off all my makeup. You get a good amount of product, it has no scent which I like because you really know this is not going to irritate your skin in any way. Also, if you have oily skin this would also be really good for your as there is no soap or any kind of oils to clog your skin.
Cleanance gel is a great little thing to have in your bathroom. If you have tried any Avene products before then you know you will be getting an effective product without any nasty side effects.
It has been a while since my little Superdrug haul so I feel I can now comfortably write a review of NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme as I had some time to be properly using them.
These glycolic pads are meant for exfoliating your skin. As someone who has sensitive skin the word “extreme” was quite off putting for me and I was quite afraid that the toner which the pads are soaked in will be too harsh on my skin. I can now tell you that this is not the case and I have not had any sensitivity issues whatsoever. The pads have a slight grapefruit scent which I actually really like and every time I use them I always think how nice the smell is. I feel like these NIP+FAB pads work quite well in exfoliating the skin, they are easy to use as they are already pre-soaked and they do not dry out in the tub. I use them two or three times a week to keep any dead skin away and it works like a treat.
If you are looking for an exfoliating toner and you love easy to use things then get the Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme. I don’t think you can go wrong and the price range is quite good. (Look out when they are on a discount!)
I am more than half way through my current face wash and I have realised that I have not yet written about it in the blog. I have been using Una Brennans Super Facialist range and the face wash of choice is the Vitamin C+ Brighten Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash ( what the name! Phew!)
I have used Una Brennans products before, mainly masks, so when I was looking for an inexpensive face wash I thought that it will not hurt if I try her face wash this time.
Super Facialist Vitamin C+ face wash comes in the same tube style as her masks. I like the design as you can squeeze out as much product as you need and you have all of the control. I even like the orange colour of the bottle as it nicely stands out on my shelves. The actual wash is also yellow and quite bright which I love. Imagine coming home after a long day at work when it’s still cold outside and pouring some sunshine into your hands. Vitamin C+ face wash does have a slight citrusy smell but it’s not too strong and the longer you use it the less of the fragrance you will get (that’s good in my books as I don’t tend to like any scents in my face skincare). I use this Unna Brennans wash as my second cleanse in the evenings and have been quite enjoying it as it’s such an easy product to use. It does have very tiny micro granules which are meant for exfoliating skin and I must say that in my books the face wash would be improved by not having them there. The granules are not super abrasive but as someone who has sensitive skin I just know that they are pretty much unnecessary and unwanted. I cannot comment how much brightness does it provide with the vitamin c inclusion as the product stays in your skin for such a short period of time before washing off. But it is a wash that does not strip your skin dry and never leaves your skin dirty or quenching for hydration.
Overall Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Daily Micro Polish Wash is a very good cleanser and I would no doubt by it again, especially if they get rid of the granules from the wash.
Have you tried any Unna Brennans products? If yes, what have you tried and what do you think of the products?
Please meet my new morning moisturiser the Rosaliac UV Legere from La Roche-Posay (what a name!)
Rosaliac UV Legere is a moisturiser designed for people who suffer from facial redness and sensitive skin. There are two formulations of this cream and Legere is supposed to be the lighter consistency of the two. It’s still a little bit heavier than what I normally use for mornings but as we are now in the time of colder weather it will be perfect. The cream comes out looking slightly green but it in no way translates on the skin, it does not act as a green concealer and blends into the skin as a normal moisturiser would. There are no treatments for people who suffer from rosacea but using products such as Rosaliac UV Legere should help your skin to soothe it and attempt to control the way skin behaves. Sunscreen is also included into this moisturisers so if you are like me and forget to apply sunscreen on a day to day basis then this should have you covered at least on winter time.
I am pleased to call it a very good simple moisturiser and simple should in no way mean not that great. I use simple to mean that it does not contain any unnecessary ingredients that would clog your skin or cause any unwanted reactions. I hope that with the longer use it will help to control my rosacea and help with evening out the redness and making it less apparent. You can’t go wrong with La Roche-Posay products and this one is a true gem for red, sensitive, irritated skin.
Do you guys have any other good moisturiser to offer? If you have Bloglovin then you can follow me on there too.