Skincare on Trial #3

It's been a while since my last Skincare on Trial post but I've had a chance to give my latest batch of products a really good go!

You may have seen this in my Best in Beauty 2015, which is a bit of a giveaway that I really like this stuff. I'd heard great things about the skincare properties of rosehip and this was an affordable, well-reviewed option so I decided to pick it up in the Black Friday sales.

It's an oil (obviously!) which comes in a glass bottle that comes with a dropper to dispense the product. I usually use two or three drops after cleansing and toning. I skip applying any cream products when I'm using this as oils tend to separate out from them. I take some time to massage this into my skin and it isn't too heavy or greasy on the skin at all. I like to do this a good half an hour before bed so it can absorb before my face is in the sheets.

It leaves my skin looking plumped and hydrated by morning but doesn't break me out. It really helps reduce the appearance of marks, scars and hyper pigmentation too. My skin seems to look healthier and better in just about every way and this has been a real winter rescue product for me.

Ingredient: Rosa Canina (rosehip) Seed Oil

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Face Oil | £28

I had a Love Your Body £5 credit so decided to give this face oil a go as I've been loving them on my slightly drier winter skin. I really love the style of the packaging, which makes me a little more comfortable with the price. Again it's a glass bottle with a dropper and I usually go for two or three drops before bed. It smells absolutely gorgeous when you apply it and sinks into the skin nicely.

This is really nourishing and my skin always looks healthier and more hydrated when I use it. However after a month of use I'm not sure I could justify buying this again considering there are oils (like the Trilogy one) that do the same or more for my skin but cost less.

Ingredients include: Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil

Bean Burst Coffee Scrubs* | £28 for 3 or £15 each

I mentioned these in my Hangover Recovery Routine but now I've had a chance to try out all three flavours. They're all supposed to do different things: the Sweet Orange Blend is supposed to be calming and brightening, Peppermint Blend is billed as invigorating, brightening and energising and Grapefruit Blend is said to relieve stress, clear skin and uplift your senses. Despite the fragrance, I'm not convinced they do dramatically different things to my skin but I do really like all of them. 

This can be used on either face or body. Personally, I feel these work best as a scrub on the body and as a mask on the face. They're amazing for removing dead skin cells from my legs especially. It's a little messy so it's not always the one I reach for (though the resealable pouch is handy) but it's probably the most effective. On my face I apply some of the scrub to my face, massage slightly and gently then leave it for 5-10 minutes. It's feels invigorating on my skin and after rinsing this off my skin looks fresher and much more glowing. 

Ingredients include: Caffeine, Himalayan Pink Salt, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil (plus Sweet Orange Oil, Peppermint Oil or Grapefruit Oil, depending on which you choose)

Pixi Beauty Sleep Cream | £24

I've never been hugely impressed with a night cream but this one's actually pretty good. I'm a big fan of Pixi skincare and this is really nice. I apply two pumps of this as the last step in my evening skincare routine and the packaging is really handy, stopping you dispensing too much and ensuring the product stays hygienic  There's not a huge amount to say but it absorbs nicely and feels nourishing but not greasy on my skin. It's nice and hydrating without leaving any excess and that's all I really want!

Ingredients include: Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Lavender Oil and Lemon Oil

Salcura Antiac Activ Gel Serum* | £9.99

Although I like something like Tea Tree Oil as an intensive overnight treatment for my spots, I was lacking something suitable to wear under makeup (without making it apply oddly) that reduces my spots fast as opposed to being a bit of a top-up. And this is seriously amazing stuff! The gel formula means it's fast-aborbing, so I just apply a little of this before my moisturiser to areas that are breaking out (or where I can feel something brewing under the surface...) By the next day I find any soreness and redness has gone down considerably and my breakouts have cleared up. When I looked at the ingredients list, I wasn't surprised at all as it contains many of the staples from my favourite products. I tend to just use this on an 'as and when' basis but it's really helped me this month when my skin situation has been far from ideal.

Ingredients include: Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Sweet Orange, Manuka and Aloe Vera

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm | £38 (for full sized 100ml)

Paradoxically I really didn't want to like the little mini I finally got my hands on for Christmas because it's so expensive. But I do! It comes in a little pot and has a lovely light, fruity scent. You only need the tiniest amount. I've had at least 10-20 applications out of this and as you can see I've still hardly made a dent in it. I warm it between my fingers before massaging it over my skin and eyes to remove makeup. It feels so nice and luxurious on the skin and it's so effective! It's the most gentle oil-based cleanser that I've ever used on my eyes that still gets the job done, even with waterproof mascara. I remove it with a warm, damp flannel or muslin cloth and it barely leaves a scrap of makeup behind!

Ingredients include: Grape Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Bitter Orange Flower Oil

Have you tried any of these products? Which skincare bits have you been trying out since the New Year?


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  1. I haven't heard of these products but they all sound really good!
    The ones that stuck out to me are the Rosehip Oil and Moringa Cleansing Balm
    I'm definitely going to try that Rosehip oil, thanks for sharing :)

    Neeny | Spoon Full Of Yum

  2. I LOVE Trilogy Rosehip oil and I use it every night religiously. I'd also love to try the Pixi cream or anything from Pixi really, since I still am not familiar with the brand. Hopefully soon. Great post! Hope you're having a beautiful day! xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

  3. I'm in two minds about the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm too. It always sounds nothing short of wonderful and I do want to try it but I can't justify the price of it right now. But I do really want to try it! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  4. Love reading about skincare products - I really want to try the Trilogy Rosehip Oil sounds amazing!

    Lucy | Forever September

  5. desperate to try some of these products, they all sound lovely but the prices don't seem so lovely haha! Love reading your blog Jasmine,
    Faith | Always and forever

  6. I really want to try out the Rosehip oil!

  7. The worst bit about your posts is I always want to buy everything! But the trilogy oil sounds so lovely!

    Nikita | nikitabatavia.com

  8. I love Emma Hardie cleansing balm. Smells lovely and feels so nice on the skin. I gave the trilogy rosehip oil to my mother in law for Christmas and I got to try it on my hand... it sunk in so quickly and felt like a great product. Now I really want to buy it for myself. haha x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  9. Thank you for sharing this! I've always wanted to try a cleansing balm but I just find them so pricey most of the time! The dry winter has definitely made me want to try out more skincare products - some of these sound so lovely so I'm definitely going to check them out soon! :) xx

    Kayleigh | http://kayleighmakesup.blogspot.co.uk

    1. The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter is a good affordable option, maybe you could check that out instead xx

  10. Cleansing Balm is amazing you totally have to try out the Eye Cream as well i dont use anything else these days its that good


    1. I've seen that on your blog a few times - need to check it out! xx

  11. I love the Trilogy Rosehip Oil and Emma Hardie cleanser! I'm on my second bottle/tub of each and will definitely repurchase again when they run out! The Pixi night cream sounds lovely, I really want to try more from their range as I love Glow tonic and the Overnight Serum so much!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  12. I haven't tried these exact products but very similar in genre. I am a recent convert to using oils and oil cleansers in my routine and for my combination oily t.zone skin, they really help in balancing the production of oil which helps massively with blemishes and contributes to smoother plumper skin, so I'm happy with them. I have not tried emma hardie but am a huge huge fan of eve lom cleansing balm, it's pricey but that combined with panoxyl transformed my skin.

    Rosie x

  13. The EH cleanser sounds brilliant, I don't think anyone has said they don't like. The scrubs sound great to. I recently picked up a few bits from First Aid beauty, which I'm quite liking so far xx



  14. I need to get Trilogy Rosehip Oil! I bought that Salcura cream last summer when I had a bad breakout & found it to be really good at a great price. Love EH cleansing balm too. Need to try the Pixi cream! xx


    1. Definitely do! I'm surprised you don't already have the Trilogy Rosehip ;) xx

  15. I really wish they had the Pixi products at my Target's, but they still don't carry them. I want to try all of their skincare products! I love scrubs, they feel fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  16. I've read a lot of good reviews on Trilogy Natural Rosehip Oil and Pixi products. I really hope I can try them soon too! Thanks for sharing! :)

    WhateverBabe | Bloglovin

  17. I've not tried any of these products but really want to try some Pixi skincare, they brought out so many great products recently. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. Yeah they seriously extended the Skintreats range recently :) xx

  18. I'm so intrigued by the Pixi brand! I am yet to see it anywhere in Aus as yet! Let us know how it goes! I am trying so many different products at the moment.. a post like this is such a great idea!!

    Tahana <3


  19. That organic rosehip oil sounds perfect, I love that it didn't break you out and helps with fading marks because that's exactly what I need! I always get a bit scared to use oils on my face though...


  20. Great products, I haven't tried any of these but I would like to try out some of the Pixi products in the near future I hear a bit about them. I am currently loving Real-U skincare products.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

  21. I've been getting into skincare more and more, this post was definetly helpful!



  22. I used to use the Trilogy Rosehip oil and liked it but it wasn't really doing much for me. I decided to try using pure argan oil instead from Billy in the Tree through their store on Amazon and it's amazing! It gets great reviews but I still wasn't expecting much for the price (£9.95), but it immediately made a big difference. I was alternating it still with the rosehip oil and could always see a difference between the 2 the next day. I started just using the argan oil and can't go without it now. I have very dry skin so it really helps with that as well as anti ageing. I also have really been wanting to try the Emma Hardie balm but the price really puts me off. I have the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm instead and it's incredible! Especially for my sensitive skin, plus it's cheaper. Great post and review! Katie xx


    1. Maybe I'll try Clinique's next! I really do love the Emma Hardie one - that sample has me hooked to a very pricey product...xx

  23. I felt like that with Emma Hardie...I didn't want to believe it was as lush as everyone makes it out to be but it really is amazing. And seriously, why is that Body Shop Oil so expensive?
    Sal UmmBabyBeauty | @ummbaby

  24. Hahah I know what you mean about not wanting to like something cos its pricey, I'm currently going through that with the laura mercier hydrating primer, it has been working sooo well for me lately! But I am using it sparingly because I don't want to be purchasing the full size in May D:
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

  25. Thank you for your comments - hope this gave you some ideas on what to try next! xx

  26. Everything sounds so nice! I've been looking at the Pixi range and for now I'm waiting for the Glow Tonic to arrive, but since everything looked interesting I'm glad to hear you like this night cream! :) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty


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