Recently my skin has been playing up, becoming dry, red and blemished on my chin and under my nose. After some advice, it was recommended that I cut back on skincare as it looked like i was using too many products which could be making my skin inflamed and sensitive. I used this opportunity to pick up some new skincare bits which I hoped would sooth my poor face. Firstly, I got the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (£30) when stopping by Harvey Nichols on the way home. As I’ve cut chemical exfoliation and toning out of my daily routine at the moment, I thought this would provide my skin with exfoliation on a less regular basis, therefore hopefully not being as harsh. Next, as I just ran out of my trusty Re-Gen Oil, which I’ve used as a moisturiser for years, I decided to try something high end in the form of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate (£36). I’ve been using 2 drops all over the face and an extra drop on my chin area nightly. As this is so expensive and recommended for evening use, I also picked up the Embryolisse Lait-Créme Concentré (£20) as a day moisturiser. It has been raved about by makeup artists everywhere for years as being perfect for all skin types as well as working as both a primer and moisturiser, not being too heavy but still successfully hydrating the skin. This has been on my radar for a while, having tried a few samples and my friend Katie being a fan. So far, its working a treat. Review coming soon! Finally, I just grabbed a cheap alternative for my Re-Gen oil in the form of Rescue Oil (£1.99). This is pretty much going to be used if i run out of anything or if my skin needs a little extra love in the daytime. It will probably be really useful as a body oil when I’m working on the cruise ship as the air-con can really dry out the skin.
Apart from repurchases of Hydraluron and Cleanse & Polish before i start work on the ship, this is going to be my last beauty splurge for a while (unless i make a few naughty purchases in Florida). I have alot to pay out for before I start work and booking a last minute trip to Florida didn't help, oops! Have you bought any new skincare recently?