Hello my lovelies! Today’s post is about my favorite moisturisers, when I use them and why. 5 of these goodies I’ve received in a beauty box subscription and absolutely fallen in love with! It’s so worth subscribing to a beauty box, purely to sample new products that you wouldn’t ordinarily see yourself purchasing. Most of these products are the miniature sample versions of the full size product so don’t think why would she spent £20 on that small little tube?!!? because I only have the baby versions, the full size product is much bigger don’t you worry.
Balm Balm Organic Hydrating Rose Water – £7.50 for 30ml (the size I have)
To begin with i was very unsure of this product when it arrived, i already had a quite strict skin routine (i say strict but more like when i remembered to) and i couldn’t see the point of adding this. after a month or so i returned with an open mind and thought I’d better try it, waste not want not. This product is perfect for a gentle refreshing hydration in the morning or if your skin is breaking out and you want hydrated skin without using a heavy moisturiser for fear of breaking out even more. The smell isnt overly rosey which i like, i dont like a powerful scent in my skin care products but this i really liked. I use this every morning and night.
Nip Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser – £14.95 for 50ml (i have 30ml)
This is my hands down without a doubt absolute favourite moisturiser ever. It smells beautiful,k not like a perfumed scent but like when you smell a smoothie and you know it’s going to be good for your body because its natural. I was honestly so surprised trying this for the first time, it’s a lightweight creamy substance that glides on your skin and blends easily leaving your skin feeling funky fresh, firm and most of all hydrated af. The only time i don’t use this amazing product is if I’m severely breaking out. I’m not saying that this product would make me break out more but just out of habit when i break out really badly i avoid all cream based formulas and stick to water based hydration.
Oolution Eye Love – 35 € for 15ml
Now this is a recent addition to my collection as this was in this months beauty subscription box. It claims to reduce puffiness and erase dark circles which i am still yet to prove true or false. It is a good under eye cream so far i find it firms my eye area and leaves feeling refreshed however I’m not finding any particular distinguishing features to set it aside from any other eye cream. It might prove to be amazing in the weeks to come though, who knows! I’m using this product every morning and night for the trial period.
ThisWorks In Transit Camera Close-up – £30 for 40ml (i have 20ml)
This product claims to be a “Mask, moisturiser and primer in one”. Now having used this a week or so I cannot fathom how they could call this product a mask. When i think of a face mask many images pop into my head, none of which include this product. As a moisturising primer I’ll hold my hands up here and say yeah i approve. It’s not the best or the worst primer its somewhere along that spectrum. I do feel fondly towards a primer that’s also hydrating and moisturising the skin though as currently my go-to primer is silicone based and offers no skin care benefits other than keeping my makeup flawless. For a trial period i am using every morning as my primer (unless i have something important on that day then i will resort to my reliable silicone primer) and a night as a moisturiser.
Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emultion – £27 for 50.3ml
What a surprise i have benefit skin care products too! This is an oil free, lightweight lotion which surprisingly doubles as a sun cream offering spf 15. The main thing to say about this product is that this little beauty has lasted be a long time and by that i mean over a year! i don’t know what it is with benefit products i can always make them last so long! I use this after exfoliating face masks or after getting out the shower just to give my skin that boost back to feeling normal and soft again. This used to be my go to product but the Nip+Fab blew benefit out of the water. Still an amazing product though. Another thing i will say is i absolutely adore the packaging of the Benefit skincare range! They’re so aesthetic that even after i finish the product I’ll still keep the bottle.
Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream – £28 for 14.2g
This eye cream is still a go-to of mine. It promises to fade dark circles and smooth fine lines for brighter and younger looking eyes which i can 100% vouch for as this product does just this. As long as you use it religiously without failure for an extensive period of time. I wish this product had entered my life at sayyy the age of 13? Maybe i could have prevented the dark circles and bags under my eyes from ever appearing? Oh if only. I use a generous amount of this underneath my eyes and any excess i spread across my eyelid as well.
Mahogany Naturals – Hydrating Repair Oil – £50
While this product is considerably good and i have used it on numerous occasions i can assure you this mini review will not be as glowing as the last 6. “Packed full of antioxidants and rejuvenators to plump, repair, hydrate and soften the skin.” I’ve kept this product around for one reason and one reason only and that is for EXTREME REPAIR. Make no mistake this is not an every day moistuiser. This is a heavy-duty please fix my oh so dry skin hail mary. I’ve got this beaut saved for occasions where i deep cleanse my pores and/or use an exfoliating face mask. The reason being is the excess product left on the face after application is very oily. So oily in fact that when i do use this i leave it on for 5-10 minutes for my skin to absorb the goodness and then wipe off the rest with a damp baby wipe.