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Saturday, 25 March 2017

SKINCARE - TRYING SOMETHING NEW

Over the past month or so I've been trying to explore a few new skincare products as I usually just stick to what I know. Luckily I was pleasantly surprised! I find that once I find a product or fragrance that I enjoy I just end up sticking to it, so here's the perfect chance to find a few new firm favourites.

Gentlemen's Tonic Daily Moisturiser* 

I'm a firm believer in not leaving the house without applying a daily moisturiser. This one from British brand Gentlemen's Tonic certainly doesn't disappoint. It has quite a strong fragrance, which as long as you're into that kind of thing when it comes to skincare you'll find it rather nice. It's filled with  essential oils and seaweed to help soften and protect your skin throughout the day. It also seems to absorb super quickly to avoid the dreaded shiny face look as your board the morning train. Definitely one to pick up and great value at only £28 for the 100ml. Available here. 

Gentlemen's Tonic Facial Scrub* 

Another natural product from the Gentlemen's Tonic range is the exfoliating facial scrub. This is designed to be used 2-3 times a week to really clean out the pores and prevent blemishes by removes excess skin cells. It even contains bamboo particles! I've used many different scrubs and this is certainly one of my absolute favourites, again it has a strong scent but I quite liked it. Be sure to to follow up with a great moisturiser to set you up for the day. Available here. 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Toner

There's a brand new range of Tea Tree products available now from The Body Shop and these next two are my top picks from the new collection. I've always loved the Tea Tree range, despite the very strong smell, as it's perfect for getting rid of spots and blemishes, as well as looking after tired skin. The mattifying toner is the perfect way to prep your skin for a facial scrub as it removes any residual traces of dirt or dead skin. You'll be surprised at just how much dirt this toner can take off, even after you've already exfoliated! There's a 250ml option and just only need a small amount per use to it's a real steal at only £6. Available here. 


The Body Shop Foaming Cleanser

My other favourite addition to the Tea Tree collection is this foaming cleanser. Unlike other scrubs it's not full of tiny particles that scrub dirt and dead skin cells from your face. This foam-based formula is designed to be much more gentle so it's ideal for sensitive skin. It's absolutely brilliant value and left my skin feeling soft and refreshed. The cleanser purifies without over-drying but be sure to apply a good moisturiser afterwards to take advantage of those freshly opened pores. Available here. 

So that's it! Those are my latest skincare finds. I'm so glad i decided to branch out try some new products this month. I've always struggled with oily yet sensitive skin, and these have certainly helped. Do you have any more recommendations for me to try? 


*Certain products in this post were sponsored samples. All opinions and views are my own. 

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Kate Rose xo said...

Those bits from the body shop are some of my faves! They really sorted out my skin.

Kate// itskaterose.com

Sophia Whitham said...

I have got to get my boyfriend some of that Tea tree body shop range, I love the smell of it (hopefully he does too :P) xx

Sophia xx http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

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