Sunday, 21 April 2013

My skincare treats

Over the past month I admit I have been overdoing it; today was the first morning I've allowed myself to stay in bed after 8am. As well as feeling constantly busy I've noticed that my skin is not enjoying it either!

 I am very very prone to dry skin on my face and lips; as I've got older (eeekkk!) I've been more conscious about the need to slap moisturiser on and look after my skin a lot better. I'll admit it, I've been lazy in my past but those days are long gone with these beaut products-

Benefit Triple Preforming Facial Emulsion SPF 15- £20.50 (Benefit website)
As I've mentioned previously in my blog, I'm a sucker for packaging and wow did this one get me. It came in a beautiful presentation box and the bottle itself is pretty too..only thing is the 'cork'  lid has started to break apart randomly.   
This moisturiser is designed to be lightweight and non greasy;leave it 30 seconds after apply and  your skin feels smooth and hydrated with a semi matte appearance.  The consistency of this will not be to everyone's taste; its rather runny and can make a bit of a mess if you aren't careful where you point the pump!
 I use this every morning on my face and neck before I apply my primer. It has a slight scent but its  fresh and I don't find it an issue, however, I know some people really dislike        the smell so make sure you go and test it before purchasing. 
I've had this bottle for ages, must be about 6 months and I'm enjoying using it, it leaves me feeling smooth and fresh. At £22 it isn't cheap and I'm tempted to see what other brands can offer. Any recommendations?

Lancome Bi Facial Double Action Eye Make-up Remover £21.00 (Lancome website)
This make-up remover is THE bestest most AMAZING I have ever used! It is the only one I have managed to find that removes waterproof mascara effortlessly.  I wear contact lenses and have sensitive eyes so when I received a small sample pot of this last year I wasn't expecting much but WOW!   
Give it a shake before you use, squirt a bit on a cotton pad and in one swipe across my eye  all my make-up is gone! 
I am yet to try the Benefit 'Their Real! mascara'  yet but when i do purchase I think I'm already set with this remover! Yeah its a little pricey but It lasts for ages and  I can say for sure that this will be one of those products I buy again and again!

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream £27.50 (Benefit website)

Wow. Wow. Wow. This cream is so thick and yummy feeling. I mainly use this as a night cream and occasionally use it in the day if my face seems a bit dry and sore.  It has been amazing during the winter months!  After cleansing I apply this just before bedtime, it goes on so smoothly and absorbs well; it doesn't sit on your skin and feel sticky like some I've tried. The next morning I wake up to soft hydrated skin. 
The smell is really subtle and fresh and a little goes a long way. This is going to last me a long time I feel!
 If I had to choose to repurchase between the two benefit creams I've mentioned in this post  the Total Moisture Facial cream would win hands down!!

Have any of you tried these products? Can you recommend an alternative to the first Benefit product?
xoxox

5 comments :

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  2. I have a teeeeny tiny sample pot of the facial emulsion, love the texture of it and might have to invest in a full bottle!
    Great blog :)

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    Sophie x

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    1. Aw it is good Sophie! Plus its lasted me ages which always make it seem like its worth the money! I'll look out for your blog post on it :)
      xx

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