New Skincare Reviews

New Skincare I have been trying If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some of the new products I have picked up recently and been trying. My guilty raids of Boots are to blame! Here is what I have been putting to the test:

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

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I am embarrassed to say I had never tried this cult skincare product before even though it is well renowned. But better late than never! My sister gave me it to try along with a muslin cloth (my new favourite skincare accessory!). It comes out like a body cream, very soft and super thick. It is white in colour and applies easily to dry skin. I have the Lavender scented polish which was very relaxing and made the product feel luxurious. It wasn’t invigorating and didn’t reveal dramatic results after application but it was kind to the skin and I can see how people use it everyday as their trusted cleanser.

No 7 Face Mask

This hydration mask claims to be an intense moisture boost for soft and healthy looking skin. I must be honest I was first drawn to this product by the eye catching packaging. I have never tried a No 7 Skin product before so thought it was worth a go. You apply to clean skin and can leave it on from 3 to 10 minutes before removing with warm water. It is very soft to apply and smells like sun cream, not the most relaxing of smells but is comforting. It didn’t dry or peel it stayed wet and nourishing for the duration of the time I had it on. I especially liked this product when it came to wiping it off as it is pale in colour so doesn’t stain your muslin cloths. My skin did feel moisturised afterwards and I didn’t feel like I needed to apply any moisture following it. I could definitely see myself using it 3 times as week as recommended as it was gentle and easy to use. It was fairly expensive at £15 but I think for the size it is good value.

Lo’real Sugar Scrub

This sugar scrub is kiwi scented and made to be gentle enough that you can use it 3 times a week. It claims to purify the skin and help with blackheads. I have always struggled with black heads on my nose, they are very stubborn, so I was keen to give it a go. You put it onto dry skin and then once applied wet your fingers with warm water and massage it in. It is super sticky when you first apply and you definitely wouldn’t want to head outside on a warm summers day with it on, bees would love you. But it is super gentle and refreshing, it is a good pick me up first thing in the morning. It is good value as I think the pot would last you a while. Words of warning however don’t use when you have just had a fresh blow dry as if you get any on your hair around your face it could make it greasy, also don’t use in the shower unless you are careful because if you get splashes of water in the pot it will ruin it.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash

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I haven’t tried a micellar cleanser before so thought this looked like a good one to try. To say I was under whelmed was an under statement. It could be a personal preference but the wash doesn’t have any scent and its texture is too watery for me. It struggles to cling to your face and I always feel like I need to use another cleansing wash straight after to get a proper clean. It wasn’t very good experience and I think I bought it when it was on offer, but my recommendation would be go for other cleansing washes on the market rather than this one. If you have any skin care products you love do let me know your recommendations.

Until next time breath in and relax
Victoria

 

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