I Loved These 13 Beauty Items So Much That I Used Them Until They Were Empty…
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30
Best for – Anti-wrinkle.
Leaved skin looking like I’ve just had an expensive facial, this cream is thick in consistency but absorbs easily. Wait a few minutes before applying foundation to avoid pilling.
Price – £87, 50ml
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Triple Micellar Water
Best for – Quick cleaning and leaving skin moisturised.
Being a Neutrogena Ambassador this 2019, I’ve been lucky enough to try an abundance of Neutrogena product! Like all ranges there are going to be one or two that you really love and for me, it’s this (I’m not paid to say this here by the way). Plaster over cotton wool and wipe away makeup and grime and expect skin to be soft and hydrated. I did a video with this on my Instagram showing a quick day to night refresh and as you can see, it’s brilliant!
Price – £7.99, 400ml
Neutrogena Hydra Boost® Supercharged Booster
Best for – Using after a gym session to hydrate skin
Inside are tiny hyaluronic acid particles that intensely rehydrate the skin. After a gym session I’ll quickly wash my face and use this for a quick boost in hydration.
Price – £14.99, 30ml
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Best for – Polishing away dead skin.
Rice based powder that changes to a milky consistency when in contact with water. Used in conjunction with other Dermalogica prescribed products, this leaves skin feeling smooth. Great for using if you’re planning on wearing foundation.
Price – £51, 75g
Crème de la Mer by La Mer
Best for – Radiance, Dry Skin
A complete indulgence both mentally (hello price tag) and for the skin. Most of this I finished year this year as it’s perfect for the cold weather. A little goes a long way and the gel like consistency is super absorbent.
Price – £230, 60ml
Darphin Ideal Resource Youth Retinol Oil Concentrate
Best for – Completely rejuvenating skin
One of the best products I have ever tried. Use one capsule overnight (after serum and before moisturiser) to repair skin. Whenever I use one of these little magic caps my skin is noticeably improved the day after.
Price – £75, 50ml
The Ordinary, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Best for – Budget friendly targeted skincare shoppers
In a Neutrogena workshop I learned that Hyaluronic Acid can hold multiple times its own body weight in moisture. Our body makes it naturally but without the right foods and environment it’s worth topping up with a supplement (like this). For around 5 quid it’s good for a one-product binge.
Price – £5.90, 30ml
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Pads
Best for – Deep cleaning but fast.
I was so impressed with both these and Omorovicza’s take on the resurfacing pads. The Elemis version totally resurfaces and exfoliates but initially they left my skin a bit tingly and slightly red. I’ve quite sensitive skin but after a couple of days it totally subsided. I enjoyed them so much, they left my skin feeling very clean and very bright with no uneven tone.
Omorovicza Peachy Micellar Cleansing Pads
Best for – Same as above but probably better for sensitive skin
A little bigger than the Elemis ones and felt a little softer on the hand and face. They aren’t designed to resurface (like Elemis) but are a great way to quickly take off makeup before exfoliating.
*Everything listed except The Ordinary product was gifted by the brands. I choose the products themselves and are then sent to try them out for a potential review.
**Although I work with Neutrogena on a paid basis, this post is not paid for.