Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – This was my holy-grail facial cleanser before I discovered the magic of Paula’s Choice. I ran out of my Hydralight cleanser a few months ago, and the timing happened to coincide with Adore Beauty having a sale on Dermalogica products. So I decided to buy this and mix up my skin care routine a little bit. I like to change up my cleanser from time to time, to keep my skin on its toes.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – This is another product that I have been using on and off for many years now. It’s actually Sebastian’s favourite facial cleanser so it’s something I always have on hand for us to use. I use this two or three times a week to help keep my skin smooth and to help reduce pigmentation.
Kora Balancing Rose Mist – I have been mixing it up lately with what kind of product I use as a ‘toner’ in my routine. I settled on using this because I find it to be soothing on my dry skin. I think this is the second time I’ve had this product in my routine but I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it again because I prefer the–more affordable–facial mists from Mario Badescu.
Darphin Hydraskin Intensive Moisturising Serum – My biggest complaint during the cooler months of the year is hydration. I find the skin on my forehead is prone to dryness (the total opposite of the warmer months when it becomes an oil slick). I’ve received a few samples of Darphin skincare lately, and although they are often quite heavily fragranced I find the quality of the product is so good that I can forgive this.
Paula’s Choice Hydralight Moisturiser – I have reverted to another old faithful for my daily moisturiser. This is my favourite facial moisturiser, and although it smells horrible (imo) it does a really good job as a lightweight but hydrating moisturiser that doesn’t feel too greasy on my skin.
I am allowing myself a little treat every pay day while in isolation, you know, just to keep morale up. Recently the lovely Anissa tweeted to say that the Mecca Beauty Loop boxes were available. I feel like I always miss out on the Beauty Loop boxes, so quickly I hopped onto the Mecca site to immediately place an order. Here’s what I purchased:
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
– I have lost count of how many times I’ve repurchased this mascara, it’s the only one I wear. I’ve heard mixed reviews from other people about how well this works for them, but it’s perfect for me and I’m not even tempted to try something new. Stick to what works!
Mecca Max Bring On Bright Illuminating Primer
– This is another product I have repurchased a few times. I’ve even managed to turn both my best friend and mum on to using it, so it must be doing something right. As a primer it doesn’t seem to do much in the way of keeping my makeup on my face for extended periods of time, but it does give a lovely “glow” as a base.
Living Proof Restore Repair Leave In Conditioner
– I have been loving my Aveda shampoo and conditioner products, but I’m finding the conditioner is not quite as heavy duty as my hair needs at the moment. I’m nearly finished with my current “leave in” product (Kevin Murphy ‘Staying Alive’), and I wanted to try something new. I’m curious to see how this works for me during winter because my hair has a tendency to get quite dry at the ends during the colder months.
Darphin Hydraskin Intensive Moisturising Serum
– True to tradition, my skin has been playing up a bit as we transition into a different season. My biggest concern at the moment is dryness, so I’m hoping this hydrating serum will help give my skin a bit of a boost. I’m a big fan of the Darphin skin care range (not so much the price tag) so I have high hopes that this will work well.