Just before the new year I caught a really bad cold and was generally feeling run down. My skin started to look really dull so I decided to treat myself to some new skincare.
I bought the Shu Uemura gentle cleansing oil in gel in the Space NK sale (£12.00 but normal price is £24). The oil in gel purifies skin without stripping moisture to gently remove makeup and impurities. I use it as a regular cleanser rather than to remove makeup. I mix a little with warm water and splash over my face before rinsing. This has definitely become one of my favourite cleansers. It leaves my skin feeling softer, looking brighter and isn't harsh whatsoever. I will be repurchasing as I do think its worth the full price. I really enjoy using it.
I've also had a few blemishes recently. In my night skincare routine, Ive been using the Nip and Fab spot fix blemish gel (£9.95) after cleansing and moisturising. The clear gel acts quickly to reduce redness and contains salicylic acid and tea tree to purify. I've used a few spot treatments over the years and this is one of the better ones I've tried. I noticed that blemishes clear up quicker and that any redness and swelling is reduced.
Another product I purchased is the Monu warming aromatic mask. (£24.95). Aiming to renew and invigorate the skin, this mask contains beeswax and coconut oil to nourish the skin. The mask doesn't dry and has a lovely warming effect. It can be left on skin for 10 to 15 minutes before removing with sponge/cloth and a little warm water. I really enjoy using this mask as it feels really nice on and leaves my skin feeling super soft and looking clear and radiant.
Have you tried any of these products or brands?