I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to get a first look at a number of products from drugstore to luxury collections to share my opinion with you guys and any readers who are interested in this topic. I have fallen in love with so many skincare brands and products and today I want to share three products that definitely stand out for me that I now call my holy grails. Over the last few months, I have really stepped up my skincare game. I love skincare and I always make sure that I treat my skin right, keeping it clean and hydrated before bed and in the morning. I have combination skin and if you’re struggling with clogged pores and oily skin is your biggest concern too then these products might just be what you’re looking for.
I really feel as though I have developed a cleansing routine that works wonders for my skin. Currently, I am using the BareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil* as my go-to daily cleanser. Whilst the packaging is bright and appealing, the product inside is packed with a luxe blend of bilberry, borage, cucumber and sunflower oils plus mineral-rich sea salts and has had me reaching for it morning and night. It glides beautifully onto dry skin and breaks down makeup at the end of the day within seconds, whilst dissolving impurities. I will mostly use this product in the evening using my fingers to work the oil over my makeup. A little splash of water turns it into a weightless, milky emulsion that easily rinses away with a cloth to reveal smooth, supple skin. I can highly recommend this cleanser, it melts your makeup away, even stubborn waterproof mascara doesn’t stand a chance against it. It also has a lovely relaxing scent of Lavender and Tangerine.
If you haven’t heard about the brand yet, that’s all about to change. The Ordinaryhas literally revolutionized the industry by offering active ingredients in simple packaging at affordable prices. One product that I will forever repurchase is the Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion. When I put this on at night, I wake up with amazing skin! Retinoids are known for being one of the most effective ingredients for anti-ageing and come in different potencies and varying formulations. This is a very lightweight emulsion with low irritation levels. I have been using this for a few months now and my skin is noticeably smoother, plumper and more even.
Another product I can highly recommend is the Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone and also reduces the appearance of signs of aging. I’m not going to lie, this product doesn’t feel comfortable on the skin. The formula feels gritty for a few seconds after application. I experience a slight tingle for a couple of minutes after application but that doesn’t bother me at all. I love how it improves your overall skin and works actively to fade scars. Overall a fantastic product and a must-have for me!
Have you guys tried any of these products before? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments.