Well I’ve been trying my best not to spend any money but the weak willed beauty blogger that I am, that plan didn’t last too long. I was browsing Facebook and saw this beauty box pop up on my timeline. Feelunique do a range of beauty boxes that usually offer great value. This Radiant Skin box contains four classic Skincare products that I’ve been excited to try for a while, so of course I caved and swiftly added it to my basket. Here’s what’s in it…
I think Guinot is really under rated as a skincare brand. I think maybe because it’s been around so long that it’s gotten an old-fashioned vibe about it. It’s not hip or cool or down with the kids but it’s some really good skincare. It’s not a range I ever would have tried only my mam had some products knocking around that she hadn’t used so I “borrowed” them.
My poor skin! I’ve not been feeling too well this week and my skin sure is showing it. My skin has gone very dry and feels absolutely parched by lunchtime. Something has flared up my Rosacea as well so I’m just a barrel of laughs!
In the last few years I’ve come to appreciate a good face mask. I always thought of myself as a makeup hoarder but I find myself buying more skincare lately. I have a few issues with pigmentation and skin sensitivity that I’m constantly trying to tackle. I find a decent face mask makes such a difference in my battle for great skin.
I’m not gonna lie but I’m usually quite lucky with my skin. I don’t get spots very often but when my skin has a fit it does it big style! I was sick recently and my skin decided to join the pity party. I started to break out and my chin and nose looked really congested.
I had a rummage through my beauty stash to see if I could find any inspiration and I came across this product. It’s Scrub Your Nose In It by brilliant brand Soap & Glory. It’s quite a cool product as it’s a scrub and mask combo. You can just use it as an exfoliator or leave a thin layer of it on for three minutes as a mask.
As part of my one woman mission to tackle pigmentation I was doing some research on home treatments for brightening skin. This Philosophy Microdelivery Peel gets some great reviews but it ain’t a cheap solution at €75. I’ve been getting a bit desperate to fix my skin so I decided I’d make the investment.
Now the word peel always freaks the bejesus out of me as it brings to mind acidic chemicals and a raspberry red face. But I have since learned there are very gentle fruit and lactic acid based peels that can suit even sensitive skin. The Philosophy Peel is mainly based on Vitamin C and Lactic/Salicylic Acid and contains two steps.
I recently got a bit of shock news about my skin apparently it has a bit of a temper!
I had been feeling my skin was getting a bit dull and was starting to show its age so I went for two sessions of microdermabraision and started using Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (which I do like but have learnt not to use too liberally). I thought I was getting good results but my skin started to get oilier. A problem I’ve never had.
Any who I had booked a day at the spa (The Spa at Mount Wolesley – lovely) with mam and had a Mini Elemis Facial as part of it. The therapist asked me loads of questions about my skin regime and told me I was starting to show signs of Rosacea – I had a little internal shriek and thought WTF???