Another week has been and gone, and the weather seems to finally be brightening up! Hurrah! Summer is well and truly on it’s way.
With the change in season, I always seem to mix up my skincare routine a little, so I thought I’d share with you the 5 spring favourites that I’ve been using daily and absolutely loving.
I’m an absolute sucker for a quick fix, especially when it comes to taking my make up off in an evening, but I made a big change a couple of months ago when I decided to ditch the make-up wipes.
I don’t even keep an emergency pack in now because they’re just too tempting to use!
On one of my regular TKMaxx trips I picked up this cleanser from Sampar, which is super lovely, and I’ve been using it to take on trips away. Just as easy as face wipes, and way way more effective.
The product that I really wanted to try though was the much acclaimed Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil by Kiehls.
It’s not cheap, but boy oh boy it is good.
It melts away every scrap and trace of make up and leaves you feeling like you’ve just been on a trip to the spa.
One of my favourite things about this product is the smell, it leaves me feeling utterly relaxed and ready for bed.
When I bought mine, the lovely store assistant gave me a couple of weeks worth of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate to use alongside the cleanser, which I absolutely loved. So if anyone from Kiehls happens to be reading this and wants to send me a bottle, then the pleasure will be all mine.
(If you have oily skin, don’t let the fact that it’s an oil based cleanser put you off from trying!)
My message is much the same with all of these 5 products, if you haven’t yet used them, go try them! (So prepare to part with some cash).
We can read a million reviews by a million different bloggers, but until you’ve tried it yourself, on YOUR skin, you won’t know if it’s any good.
Next up, is the La Roche Posay Serozinc toner.
It’s a zinc sulphate solution for oily and blemish prone skin, and I have to admit it’s an absolute godsend for when my skin is having a horrifically oily day.
I just spray it on and leave it to soak in! Great for if you’re wanting a no make-up day but you’re not a fan of the ‘I could fry an egg on my face’ oily vibe.
If you’re a hand cream aficionado and you’ve never used Aesop’s Resurrection Hand Balm, then what exactly are you doing with your life?!
The only hand cream that I’ve ever used a full tube of and re-purchased.
Smells so revitalising, and is also incredibly moisturising.
Banishes dry/rough skin in mere seconds, but doesn’t leave you with a greasy pair of mitts.
Next I picked a slightly rogue item, and you may well be wondering why on earth I’ve chosen a toothpaste as one of my top beauty products. (No it’s not for spots).
Let me explain…..
…… I suffer from really bad chapped lips.
Whatever the season, however hydrated I am, the story is the same, I have dry, chapped and flaky lips. It’s annoying.
BUT a couple of months ago I made a discovery. And it’s a really good one.
The vast majority of toothpastes have an ingredient in them called Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. It’s one of the things that helps your products to create a nice lather or foam, but it can cause skin irritation and cause healthy skin to stop functioning properly.
I did my research and found that most Sensodyne toothpastes do not use SLS, so I bought a tube to try.
My lips, although still a little dry sometimes have improved VASTLY.
I’ll be sticking to SLS free toothpaste from now on.
(It’s also worth checking your other products, shampoo, body wash, for Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. If you’re suffering from overly dry or damaged skin, that could be a factor).
And finally, following on nicely from our major toothpaste discovery, is another Aesop product. (They really are the best).
This is their Rosehip Seed Lip Cream and I am fully converted.
Because of my delightfully scabby lips, I’ve pretty much tried every lip balm/cream/scrub going, and up until discovering this, I’d always end up using the Blistex Relief Cream, one of those oldie but goodie fail safe products.
The Aesop Lip Cream is a very similar texture to the Blistex, but it is a lot lighter, soaks in a lot quicker and is far less greasy.
It’s beautiful just on it’s own, wonderfully moisturising, and like all Aesop products, smells fantastic.
It has a lovely floral aroma but it isn’t too strong, and it’s not like one of those awful Cherry Chapsticks that you can taste all day after you’ve used it just once.
(The cream is also an INCREDIBLE base for lipsticks).
So there you have it. My top 5 spring beauty based products.
Let me know if you’ve used any of these what your thoughts are, or if you have any products you want to shout about, comment them below and I’ll give them a try!
‘Till next time,