I’ve got lots of luxurious skincare to talk about today, so let’s get started!
Aveda Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque-£28.50
I’ve dabbled in Aveda haircare, which is absolutely lovely, but this was my first shot with one of their skincare products. I was pleased that it had the same herbal scent that I adore and was shocked to see tiny little pieces of shimmer inside the otherwise clay coloured mask? My skin is predominately dry, but every week or two I like to use a cleansing mask to give my skin a little refreshment. What I liked about this mask was that it did the cleansing/clarifying part, but it didn’t crack or dry out my skin like most cleansing masks (which are aimed towards oily complexions). I’ll definitely be trying out a few more Aveda skincare items when I get the chance.
Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil-£58.00
Dang. I knew this stuff was expensive, but £60!?Gemma gave me the remains of her bottle of the Nude Treatment Oil to try (one month on and it’s still going strong, thanks Gemma!) because she couldn’t believe I hadn’t tried it! She said it’s one of those products that solves anything, so if that’s not convincing I don’t know what is! I was really surprised with it’s olive-oil type of texture because I was expecting something a bit more watery. After the first few applications I didn’t notice it doing anything different from my other facial oils, but after about one month I think I’ve seen the light. This is the product I’ve been grabbing if my skin is dry, oily, sensitive, etc. etc. etc. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but it works.
Maybe something to add to the Christmas list?
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream-£48.00
This is one product that needs to be seen, touched and smelled to be appreciated. Get crackin’ over to Kiehl’s and try a sample of this because…there are no words. It’s got a *slightly* balmy texture, but is still very creamy and sinks into the skin very fast. The subtle minty scent is what pushed me over the edge though because I LOVE mint.
Instead of targetting one specific skincare concern, Kiehl’s went for the “multi-corrective” approach and aim to firm, smooth and re-texturise skin. This is considered to be an Anti-Ageing cream, but I’m mainly using it for the hydration. Key ingredients include: Jasmonic Acid (supports skin renewal, corrects fine lines and loss of elasticity), Beech Tree Extract (a sugar found in Beech Trees which stimulates skin cell reproduction) and Fragrmented Hyaluronic Acid (moisture!).
Oskia Micro-Exfoliating Balm-£46.00
Cult Beauty says, “Like the difference between a cheap vacuum cleaner and a Dyson” and I must concur. It was love at first use with this paste exfoliating balm and the results were shockingly good. I test out a lot of skincare (you know this), so when a product delivers instant results I get very excited! I’ve got lots of little bumps on my forehead, so I was looking for a good exfoliator and this balm did in one use what a regular exfoliator would do in 5. It’s gentle, but efficient! I wouldn’t say the texture is particularly hydrating, but it’s not drying either-fine with me because I always follow up with a night cream/face oil etc. It buffs, brightens and evens skin’s overal texture. Oskia? Where have you been all my life?
What are your favourite luxe loves?