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May 10, 2013

My Morning Skin Care Routine


Hi everyone,

Today I am going to write about my skincare routine in the mornings. I usually wash my face in the shower with the Olay Refreshing Face Wash. It is a good and inexpensive product that gets rid of any dirt and oil.

After having washed my face I use 'Let the good times roll' from Lush, which is my favourite face scrub ever. Unfortunately it was only a seasonal item that Lush released for the Christmas period, so it is not available anymore. It has popcorn bits and smells amazing!

This product gets rid of blackheads and leaves my skin feeling really smooth. Because it is a face scrub I don't use it every day so the days that I don't I wash my face with Purity from Philosophy as I feel it cleanses a bit deeply than the Olay face wash.
Now it is the turn of serums, eye creams and moisturisers. First I apply Kiehl's Clearly Corrective White Hydrating Moisture Emulsion since it is a serum and has a lighter consistency which is absorbed more rapidly. This particular serum is a skin clarifying and helps correct the skin tone; also known as hyperpigmentation caused by the sun exposure.
As for eye cream, I have been using two Kiehl's samples (of course!) for the last couple of months. One of them was the Creamy eye treatment with Avocado and the one that I am currently using is the Abyssine eye cream+. I was really excited to use the Avocado eye cream as I have read so many good things about it and is quite popular. Unfortunately I did not like it that much, I felt it was not as moisturising as I thought. Maybe the sample was not very big so I did not have enough time to love it or the sample could have been old? On the other hand, I really like the Abyssine eye cream, it does help with dark circles and it is definitely more moisturising than the Avocado one.  
I don't know if I will purchase it though because it is a bit pricey and I would like to experiment with more affordable eye creams. 
 











 
And my usually last product is the product mentioned in my previous post the Ultra Facial Cream from Kiehl's as well. I will not mention any details since I did a review for it.

On days when my skin still feels a bit dry I like to use the Erborian BB Cream. I have recently purchased it so I still need to experiment more with it. I like the fact that it has SP25 and gives a little bit of colour to my skin.
  



I hope you found this post interesting and feel free to tell me what your favourite products are since I am always on the hunt of trying new products!


May 06, 2013

Review - Kiel's Ultra Facial Cream -

Hey guys,

this time I am going to talk about my favourite moisturiser so far. It is the Ultra Facial Cream from Kiehl's.

I have tried many moisturisers since I first started using face creams, back when I was 13 years old, and I have never stuck to one. I have normal/dry skin and when using drugstore moisturisers I felt they didn't do good enough for my skin.

Ultra Facial Cream does what no other has done in moisturising terms. According to Kiehl's, it is formulated to work in harsh weather conditions. It has Antarcticine, a Glycoprotein extracted from microorganisms that live in sea glaciers, with an ability to protect skin from cold temperatures; as well as Imperata Cylindrica, a plant from the Australian dessert which possesses water retention properties in dry conditions.

UFC has a thick consistency in the jar but it feels very lightweight on the skin, so you can put on as much as you need as it won't feel heavy. Another thing that I like is that it doesn't have a strong scent at all, as I think it has no perfume or fragrance added.

I love this moisturiser because my skin feels hydrated during the whole day after having just applied it in the morning. It is more expensive (£24 for 50ml) than a drugstore product but it is completely worth it.

I really like Kiehl's products so I will talk about them in another post.

Have you tried UFC?