New Skincare on Trial
Friday, 29 Sep 2017
As I have mentioned before, since turning 30 earlier this year, I have really upped my skincare game, and put a big focus on the type of products I use. Luckily, I have also been sent a few new skincare launches recently, so I will be sharing my thoughts on a few of those new products today. I have been using the products mentioned in this post for about two months now, so I can give a pretty thorough review. So, let’s get started with New Skincare on Trial.
First up, we have a cult favourite, the *La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, which now comes in an SPF 30 version. I don’t use this every day, as I don’t have very problematic skin, but I do use it on the moody skin days when my skin is looking clogged or has broken out. It is light but not drying, and after a few days of use my skin stops acting up and behaves itself. Although it has a significant amount of sun protection, it doesn’t leave a white or ashy tint on my skin, and it plays well under makeup. I have recommended this product to many people who have asked for a moisturiser for oily/acne-prone skin, and this has the bonus sun protection, which I know many people suffering from acne leave out of their routines because of the rich greasy feel of spf. It has a very slight lemon detergent scent, which is the only thing I can say I dislike, but the scent disappears quickly.
Next up, the *Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment is a hydrating and firming treatment which is massaged onto the lips and surrounding areas before moisturising. It works overnight to plump up the area and reduce the appearance of fine lines. I literally cannot stop touching my lips when I use this, they feel so silky soft after applied, and especially the next morning! With summer around the corner, the cooling applicator is a lifesaver! Think of this as an overnight hydrating lip mask.
Next up are two products I received from Biomedical Emporium, a new local skincare brand that has been making waves in the industry. The *Makeup Remover does a good job of removing everything, including waterproof mascara without irritating my eyes or skin. I spray two pumps of the thin liquid on a cotton pad, and wipe over my eyes and face.
I also received the *Facial Cleanser which aside from being used as a cleanser, can be applied and left on overnight as a treatment. It is gentle and non-irritating as a cleanser, and thanks to the chemical exfoliation leaves skin smoother and less clogged with continued use. When used overnight my skin looked more refined and less dull the next day. The only issue I have with the cleanser is that the pump is pretty weak, and doesn’t dispense enough product.
Lastly, I have two products from the Diego Dalla Palma Whitelight Range, which is designed to reduce pigmentation and brighten dull skin. The *White-Serum Lotion with Vitamin C is basically an essence, applied after cleansing and before moisturising. It gently exfoliates the skin leaving it looking brighter, it isn’t drying and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and comfortable.
The *Brightening White Essence is a milky serum that is applied before moisturising, to reduce pigmentation. After application my skin looks more radiant, thanks to the light reflecting properties. It absorbs nicely and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily. My skin definitely looks brighter and more even.
Unfortunately when it comes to dark spots and pigmentation, it takes a long time to treat, and a few different types of products and treatments are usually needed. Remember, the best thing for pigmentation is preventing it with a good SPF product.
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Hi There! My name is Azraa. I am a South African Beauty Blogging, Shoe-Loving, Yoga-Doing, Shopaholic Economist from Johannesburg, South Africa. Welcome to Prettiful Blog- A South African Makeup and Beauty Blog