Monday, 19 September 2016

New In Skincare

I seem to have had one of those months where I suddenly become inundated with cool new skincare and so I thought that it was as good a time as any to give some first impressions of my absolute favourite things that I'm testing out right now (although, bear in mind that I've only been testing them for around two weeks, and so things just might change, so expect some updates in the not so distant future.)

It makes sense to do this at least semi in order, and so let's start with the Amie New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish. I've got a few products from Amie now, but this is definitely my favourite out of all of them so far. This is a deep cleansing exfoliator that I've been using every other day - and you'll be pleased to know that it doesn't have microbeads, but instead uses natural rice granules which are a nice bonus. My skin is smoother and brighter after I've used this, it smells like orange and - perhaps best of all - this will actually only set you back a measly £5.95.

Next up is the LIQ CC Serum Light 15% Vitamin C Boost which will be familiar to anyone who came to #LivHelps as we gave sample sachets of this miracle worker away - however,I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on a full bottle. To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about this; I'm used to a much more creamy or gel-like serum and, instead, this is much closer to feeling like an oil. When it dries down on the skin, it ends up feeling something between an oil and a silicone primer, and I'm not all too against that, to be honest, as it does make a great base for moisturiser. This is pretty affordable at £17.90, but it's a good serum and it would work really well if your skin is dry. I'll update once I've used it for a few more weeks.

Next is Sase Skincare and the star of their line in my eyes right now in my opinion is their Advanced Hydra Illuminating Skin Therapy 4 in 1. Presumably this obviously can be used in 4 ways, but I've been simply using it as a moisturiser. Now straight up - I hate the pump on this, which always seems to fire product across the room; but I have to admit that the product itself is pretty amazing. It has a soft, herbal sort of smell and it sets down to be demi matter, so it's great when you're not wearing make up for the day. Thus comes in a set with their cleanser for $52 and I would definitely repurchase the set again in the future (I might already have it in my basket ready to go...)

Finally is the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil. You're supposed to use this straight onto the skin, but I just can't get on with oils in that fashion and so I've been adding this into a foundation that always seems to sit and look really cakey - and it does help to even out the foundation without making it look greasy. I only need around two drops, so it's not even half a bottle down yet and I've been using it pretty much every single day. If I put this straight onto my skin - I do find it to be pretty greasy, but it definitely does work added into foundations that just don't sit quite as nicely as you'd like them to. This isn't a cheap oil at £62, but I do have to say that I've never tried any Dermalogica product that I've thought wasn't worth the money.

So, there's the skincare that I've been trying in the last few weeks and my first impressions of it. I'll be sure to update on any major changes, but follow me on twitter to keep up with updates!

Sammy xo.
Contains PR samples/items gifted to me by companies however all opinions are my own - please view my disclaimer for more information.

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