Moisturizers -Ren - Calendula Omega 3-7 Hydra Calm Moisturiser Sensitive Skin
lauracrua 5/1/2013 10:50:00 AM
I have been using this for two weeks so this is a first impressions review. This is quite a thick cream that feels comforting on the skin. It doesn't fully absorb into my skin and leaves a cushiony film on my skin which may be a plus point for those who's skin is very reactive. My skin is normal dehydrated at the moment so it just doesn't need that. Also for that reason I wouldn't advise it as a base for makeup for most skin types.
Treatments -Ren - Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
lauracrua 5/1/2013 10:43:00 AM
This is great! Fine on my sensitive skin but I have friends who use this on congestion prone skin and it works for them too. My skin always looks glowy and healthy after I have used this. This also works well on ingrown beard hairs. Expensive but worth it.
I love the colour as an everyday peachy pink. The creamsheen formula doesnt sit nicely on my lips however. It settles into fine lines on and around my lips and even with a lip liner it still doesn't look as good as I'd like. However I still haven't managed to find another peach that I like as much so I still wear it quite frequently.
I bought into the hype and again I'm disappointed! This is my first (and last) paint pot so I'm not sure how similar all the colours are in texture. I love the colour in the jar and on my hand but on my eyes it looks like patchy orange glitter on my eye with not enough base colour. Within a couple of hours it begins to gather and crease. The colour is a little too peach for my tastes, its a personal thing but I thought I'd mention if anyone with my colouring is wondering. It's the texture that I dislike most though. It is quite a dense, dryish cream that doesn't blend well and sits heavily on my lids making them look drier than they are. They are similar in texture to my maybelline colour tattoo eyeshadows which i dislike for the same reasons. I'm not sure why people love these so much but I definitely recommend the Benefit creaseless cream shadows, Shiseido shimmering creams or for something glittery Chanel Illusion D'ombre.
My current favourite shower gel. I really nice spicy citrus without being christmassy. Lathers well and doesn't leave me with blackheads on shoulders or dry shins (I'm prone to both!).
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
lauracrua 5/1/2013 10:12:00 AM
This removes most makeup without irritation including non waterproof eye makeup but I dont feel it is enough of a cleanser for me on it's own. I tend to either use it as a quick cleanser if I have a late night or a precleanse to remove heavy makeup. I bought mine in spain, stockists are difficult to find in Ireland.
Cleansers -Soap and Glory - The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser
lauracrua 5/1/2013 10:03:00 AM
This is really great. I love balm/oil cleansers and have tried all the major ones. Recently I picked this up in boots for €14 because I couldn't yet afford the Emma Hardie cleansing balm and was surprised by how gentle and effective it was. It also comes with an included muslin cloth which i think is a nice touch although i still prefer to use a flannel. I'm on to my second tube of this and I will continue to repurchase.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
lauracrua 2/14/2012 10:52:00 AM
This is a good product but I have no idea why they perfumed it! It is also much more expensive than the clinique 'take the day off' eye makeup remover which does a very similar job and is less likely to irritate eyes.
This is a no nonsense hydrating moisturiser which sinks in instantly and leaves skin hydrated all day long.
I use this only on chapped skin especially after having a cold. It usually clears it up almost overnight. However I have tried using it on my lips and it really hasnt improved the condition of the skin. Edit: This is also really great on razor burn or irritated skin. It works really well on small dry skin patches. A good product to have on hand.
This serum hydrates my skin nicely and doesn't block my pores. It has been particularly effective in dealing with the dehydrated patches of skin on my forehead.
This is a great post moisturiser treatment for my red skin. It has really reduced the visible flushing and the stinging burning sensations that I normally experience in winter. It really works.
This is a really great non stripping rinse off cleanser for my very dry sensitive skin. and it smells AMAZING!!
Moisturizers -L'Occitane - 24 Hours Ultra Rich Face Cream
lauracrua 2/14/2012 10:27:00 AM
This is a really rich facial cream ideal for nighttime use. I wish however that they had made this without the really strong smell!
Treatments (Eye) -Caudalie - Pulpe Vitaminee 1st Wrinkle Eye Cream
lauracrua 2/14/2012 10:23:00 AM
This is a really hydrating eye cream, within 2 weeks the fine dehydration lines had all disappeared. Love it!