I recently received a box of skincare products from BeautyBay, which is just such a good way for me to discover new products and brands I wouldn't have otherwise known about. Now I've had a good amount of time to test them down, I'm going to report back on how I got on with them today.
Cellex-C Hydra 5 B Complex* | £44 | This is essentially a serum packed full of hyaluronic acid (that skincare wonder-ingredient for hydration). It has a watery, lightweight texture so does absorb quickly into the skin, though it does leave it very slightly tacky. You can use this in the morning or evening (or both). I find it leaves my skin feeling softer and looking healthier. It really helps to quench the thirst of my skin, which alway seems to be lacking in moisture when the weather is cold. Overall I would recommend this if you want something hydrating but not too rich.
Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream* | £29.75 | This night cream has quite a rich, moisturising formula and whilst it's not greasy on my combination skin at this time of year, it might be too much if you're oily. I love the scent and all Antipodes products are made with natural ingredients. It doesn't smother my skin or break me out so it's a great one for overnight when I'm not worrying about my face looking a bit shiny. It's perfect if your skin is looking dry or flaky because by morning, it leaves my skin so soft and moisturised.
Yes To Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes* | £5 | These face wipes are literally black! Ok, let's rewind a bit; I know some people think face wipes are the root of all evil but they have their place in my routine (namely, when I'm crawling into bed at a ridiculous hour and a bit of wiping whilst I'm in bed seems better than nothing!) I'm always on the lookout for a product that will do the job without being rough on my skin. I actually find that the colour makes it hard to see what I've actually removed (especially with dark eye makeup), so it's difficult to know when I'm done. For me, they work well enough but it's all a bit gimmicky and I do prefer the normal Tomato Face Wipes.
Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm* | £68 for a set | This sadly isn't available individually but you can get it in the Discovery set with a ton of other products from this brand. This is a nice, luxurious balm cleanser that is perfect for removing makeup. It's effective, feels nice and nourishing on the skin and is gentle on my sensitive eyes.
Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum* | £53.50 for the full size | This is an AHA-based serum, and whilst I love my acid toners and masks, I don't think I've ever tried one in this form. I definitely want to keep using this until it runs out but so far, so good; it gives my skin a smooth, even texture and helps it look clearer and more radiant.
Sister & Co. Coconut Oil* | £6.95 | This is an absolute bargain and is one of those multi-use beauty products that you can also use in the kitchen. I tried this on my hair and it was just too much! I didn't use a lot and only put it on the ends before rinsing it but it left my hair so greasy. However on the skin: it's amazing. It's gentle, smells amazing and melts all of my makeup right away. The only annoyance is that it's obviously a solid formula so you kind of have to get a chunk and warm it between your fingers before you can use it.
Original & Mineral 7 Day Miracle Moisture Masque* | £24 | I actually got a little sample of this from somewhere and really liked it so I'm so pleased to have got the full-sized bottle. It's a mask so I use it instead of conditioner (or after using a cleansing conditioner) on the lengths and ends of my hair. I leave it a few minutes and then rinse. It makes my hair so soft, shiny, silky and healthy-looking. It's so good and doesn't leave my hair looking greasy or lead to product build-up. If you have dry or damaged hair I think you should definitely give this a go.
Body Blendz Coffee Scrub* | £9.98 | I've tried a few coffee body scrubs now and this is actually the most finely-milled one I've come across, which I quite like because I find it means I waste less product and I can really get in there and remove any dead skin. I would say my only drawback is that I don't find it very nourishing; though it leaves my skin smooth, it would be nice if there were some oils in there to soften it too.
Nugg Intense Lip Mask* | £9.49 | I was actually really surprised at the texture of this because I expected it to be quite thick and heavy but it's not at all and doesn't look white on the lips so you can even wear it during the day. I wasn't sure how effective it could be given that it didn't feel that substantial but I was impressed the first time I used this as my lips were really nice and soft. I was also able to wear a very matte liquid lipstick the next day without needing a scrub. Whilst I don't think it has replaced my Nuxe Reve de Miel, it's one I'd recommend if you want something less thick.
Have you tried any of these products or brands? Which do you want to give a go?
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I've tried the antipodes day cream before and really liked it! That lip mask sounds great and won't break the bank.ReplyDelete
Lucy | www.lucyalana.blogspot.com
Ooh I need to check out the day cream :) I really want to try more Antipodes products xxDelete
great products!! love new skincare productsReplyDelete
This Girl Loves Chic xx
These all look like some great skin care products to try outReplyDelete
Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
I absolutely love Antipodes and have seen that night cream popping up recently. Glad to hear it's a great one, I am very tempted as I need a new night cream! I really want to try O&M too, such a lovely brand!ReplyDelete
The Makeup Directory
I can't recommend the hair treatment enough :) xxDelete
The black wipes sound really cool! I might have to give those a try! The lipmask is also something I could really do with at the moment!ReplyDelete
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I am a hater of face wipes haha! Just hooow is one supposed to get their mascara off with them is beyond me! That coconut oil sounds interesting too! Can always do with extra nourishment for my skin! xxReplyDelete
Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle
I have that Antipodes Night Cream stashed away, can't wait to start using it once my current one finishes. Why it takes so long to finish a face product?? Haha! xReplyDelete
Mummy's Beauty Corner
Haha - I never run out when I want to try something new but on the products that I repurchase they all run out at the same time and I have to repurchase the lot! xxDelete
I like the idea behind the charcoal facial wipes but as you say, they seem a little gimmicky and rather impractical.ReplyDelete
Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk
I have yet to try any of these so what a great read. The charcoal wipes is really cool but I can totally see what you mean by not knowing how much and where the makeup you've remove because of colour.ReplyDelete
Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
I haven't heard of these products before but it was lovely to read the reviews. The charcoal facial wipes sound quite interesting!ReplyDelete
Lauren x http://www.huggled.co.uk/
Oooooh yeh...I wanted to try those wipes even though I barely use wipes, its always good to have some in the stash and these are fun haha! OMG! The Colleen Rothschild serum sounds amazing. My skin needs something like that for sure xxxReplyDelete
Sal | UmmBaby Beauty
Yeah it's really good, just pretty pricey, though we'll see if it's worth it...xxDelete
The Antipodes Night Cream sounds lovely, perfect for winter nights!ReplyDelete
Danielle's Beauty Blog
I use the antipodes eye cream at the moment and really like it! Must try some more from the brand.ReplyDelete
Sounds look a lovely bunch of skincare products you've been trying recently.. the original and masque sounds really hydrating i love a good hair mask.. the black wipes seem cool but if i used them half my mascara would probs stay on my face hahaReplyDelete
So many lovely products!ReplyDelete
I got sent this same box of goodies and I'm obsessed with the Antipodes Nourishing Night Cream, I'm onto my second jar! Also I liked the face wipes, I found that because they were black I could see all of the foundation & concealer come off my face better! xReplyDelete
Oh wow! You must love it as it goes such a long way haha xxDelete
What a great opportunity to try lots of brands! I love the sound of the Antipodes cream! xxReplyDelete
I've tried a few of the Yes To products but I've never seen those wipes before. I'll have to check them out and see if I like them as much as the rest of the Yes To range!ReplyDelete
I couldn't bare to spend £53 on a serum, I would be interesting to know how good it actually is though xReplyDelete
LAURA | Laura Thinks About
Ooh, charcoal wipes? That sounds super interesting! And I'm definitely curious about the Caroline Rothschild brand- sounds luxe! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comments! I hope this helped you discover some new brands and products xxReplyDelete
I love the yes to range, although I've never tried any of their wipes. I'm exactly the same though, wipes are for those nights when you've been too closely acquainted with the rum haha!ReplyDelete
These all sound so good!ReplyDelete
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