I thought I’d share my thoughts about some of the stuff I hauled the other day.This isn’t make up per say, but it’s just as important, if not more.
Skincare is very important, I think we can all agree about that. While I still haven’t figured out what works best for my skin, I think it’s important to try new products every now and then.
Sadly I didn’t always take good care of my skin. And for most of my life I had been blessed with good skin, that is of course before I got hormonal acne. And because I wear make up now, there is even more of an urge for me to take care of my skin.
My skin is pretty difficult to take care of, it’s combo and we’ve already established that I have acne. I also think it’s sensitive, since I had a bunch of allergic reactions to certain products. So with that in mind it is kinda hard to find a product that takes care of all that.
The first product that I hauled a month ago or so is the Garnier micellar water for sensitive skin. I had the one for combo skin and it worked fine. This one I feel is pretty similar, and in fact doesn’t burn as much on the eyes, because yes I have sensitive eyes as well.
Next is the Freeman Sweet tea and lemon peel away mask. I got this one because I wanted something to clean my pores.While I can’t say it does much to clean my pores, my skin feels much smoother afterwards.
I also was on the hunt for a good face cleanser, and I was rather surprised by the SVR physiopure gelée moussante .Its has some pretty good claims, it is for sensitive skin, but it’s also paraben free, alcohol free, soap free, colorant free. It really feels cooling on the skin, and makes the skin feel really smooth and it doesn’t tug at all afterwards.It is rather mild, which might not be the best for everyone, but you can always do a double cleanse and you really need a tiny amount of product. I think of all the products that I got this is the one I like the most, and it comes in a big tube too.
And finally I needed a good moisturizing cream. That on itself is a nightmare, since for a while now I have some pretty dry patches on the chin, and the nose. And the last cream I had from Ducray was a bit too greasy.So I went for the Bioderma Atoderm ultra nourishing cream for sensitive skin. I don’t think it does soething outstanding for my skin, or maybe I need to try it for a bit longer. It is a good cream, and more importantly it doesn’t feel greasy. Ultimately I think that for my needs I should prolly look more for a night cream that can be quite heavy. I have my eyes set of the Nuxe crème Prodigieuse. But I’ll have to wait a bit till I get that one, since I think I just reached my budget for skincare.
Dunno if it counts as skincare, but I finally got to try the Carmex lip balm. My lips can get pretty dry during the cold, so naturally I had to look for a good lip balm. I find that this does moisturize my lips, and gets rid of all the dead skin. Even though I was freaked out at first by the tingling sensation, since as it turns out this does contain menthol. I thought I was having an allergic reaction :/. Overall I would say it’s a good product, but I think I still prefer the Nuxe lip balm that also comes in a jar. It is thicker, and it feels more like a sleeping mask . Also the La Roche posay cicaplast lip balm is a great lip balm that you can reapply during the day, and I just think it’s more practical for a similar result.
That’s it for now.Also I apologize if these products aren’t easily available everywhere, but those are the ones available to me since our market consists mostly of French or European imported brands. And it goes without saying that I don’t have access to a lot of American brands.But I still thought it was worth sharing this info since those products might work for you, and you might be able to find them online or something. 🙂