I've really got into skincare again recently and find my skin has finally settled down after having a major breakdown at the end of my pregnancy. I'm constantly on the browse for new products aimed at dry/sensitive skin and I've compiled a pretty substantial list of everything I wanna try. Clearly NEVER gonna get all of these as some of them are pretty pricey, but a girl can want!
I'm a massive lover of oily/balm like cleansers, but due to the residue they can leave on the skin, I've come to realise that 2nd cleansing is the way to go. I'm wanting some gentle cleansers to remove any oily residue but also soothe my sensitive skin and add a bit of hydration.
- Superfacialist by Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Creamy Cleanser
- Jurlique Replenishing Foaming Cleanser
- LUSH Ultrabland Cleanser
Exfoliating is essential for dry skin that's looking a bit lackluster, but if you have dry/sensitive skin like me, you've gotta be picky on the type of exfoliator you use, unless you want angry red skin after your pamper sesh! Gentle exfoliators that add a bit of radiance are my weapon of choice and I've got my eye on a few at the moment.
Nothing says pamper night better than a face mask and a long, hot bath. I have a lot of blemish fighting masks, but none that really hydrate and plump, which is what my skin needs more, so I've got my eye on these 3, which I think will do just that.
- Nip + Fab Dragons Blood Fix Plumping Mask
- Superfacialist by Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask
- No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask
A product I never used to bother with, but something I now find I notice if I've skipped. I find they are great at removing any last trace of cleansing and really make my skin feel clean. I like exfoliating toners as they are great for dry skin, but I wouldn't use one every day as my skin is sensitive so I think maybe switching up with a hydrating toner every other day is the way to go. I know my Mam uses the Clarins one I've listed below and I've had a few tries of it and it really is lovely.
Something my skin could 100% not do without. I absolutely HAVE to include an oil and a serum into my everyday skincare routines. I find mornings are great for a facial oil and evenings are great for a serum that includes Hyaraluronic Acid to inject some much needed moisture whilst I sleep. (Hyaluronic acid helps to retain over a 1000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturizer). I've got a list as long as my arm of the products I wanna try, but I've narrowed them down to 3.
Obviously an essential part of skincare. I've lost count of the amount of moisturisers I've tried over the years in the search for the 'perfect one'. I've found some I've really liked, but I always find more to add to my ever growing wishlist in my head. I got a sample of The Body Shop's Nutriganics one last week at their Blogger's Event and I really like it and find my makeup sits really well with it, so definitely gona have to go and get the full size very soon.
- The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream
- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
- Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
I've really got into this extra step lately. I actually spoke of my love for leave on overnight masks (here), but since trying a sample of The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask I honestly can't wait to run out and get the full size. The little sample pot I got has lasted me a week so far and the difference in my skin is unbelievable. It feels so smooth and really does feel 'bouncy'. I've also got my eye on this multipurpose cream that has become such a cult product on Pinterest I need to see what the fuss is all about.
Wow. Think that would actually break the bank!
What's on your skincare wishlist?