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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Skincare Pampering

I'm pretty impressed at the fact that myself and Sam have now had three weekends just gone where we have had nothing planned. And you know what? It's actually been blissful. Sometimes, you find yourself going at 100 miles an hour and it can be exhausting. London tends to have that effect on me and it also makes me feel as though I'm never quite working hard enough. I know I have a lot more to give but it's finding the balance between working my butt off to having a few days off for rest and relaxation. Last Saturday was my rest and relaxation day. I'm really getting into trying new skincare products at the moment. I've not yet branched off into the more organic/natural and independent brands yet but I'm trying to figure out what is best for my skin. Recently I have been breaking out all over the shop and of course it's due to stress. Thankfully my skin up until this point has been pretty much blemish and spot free (and that's saved me tons of money previously). However, I've noticed as I've reluctantly been thrust into adulthood, my skin needs a bit more attention now than before. FINE LINES ARE APPEARING EVERYWHERE PEOPLE!

But back to the spots.
I spotted this Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask whilst browsing through Superdrug and it was a steal for 99p, reduced from £1.49. It's a single use mask that's crammed full of revitalising and hydrating products. Including pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid and plant serum, the mask provides instant hydration to the skin and continues to hydrate the skin for a week after using the mask.

The mask is made up of two parts, one part is tissue and the other is a blue film that you peel off after applying the mask to your face. It's a slimy mess but once it's on your skin, I could almost feel my tired skin sucking all the moisture off the mask...weird. The mask is worn for 15 minutes before peeling off and there's a choice of either wiping off the residue or massaging the serum into the skin. I chose to massage and it was quite a lot of serum for the skin to absorb, so I was left with a wet face for a good 20 minutes. Although, I instantly felt more refreshed and more to the point, hydrated! My skin feels a lot less groggy since using the mask and I shall definitely be buying it on the regular when I want to pamper myself again!
Neutrogena has it's visibly clear range, which I've wanted to try for a while now. I brought the 2-in-1 wash mask, priced at £3.79 and the Blackhead Eliminating SOS Cleanser at £4.99. Both are very versatile and can be using as a face wash and mask. The blackhead eliminating mask is also a face scrub and was great for exfoliating my skin. It was a little abrasive and I felt a little sensitivity to the skin under my eyes but I was left with a nice cool, tingling effect on my skin which I loved. The 2-in-1 wash mask was another great buy and I'm definitely going to be using this for both purposes. I love the mask as it's thick and you don't need a massive amount to cover the face. The mask easily blends into a face wash once combined with water and again my face felt cool after wiping the product off. At the time of writing this Neutrogena have a buy one get one free offer at Superdrug.

As far as first impressions go, these products were definitely a good buy and I think my skin is definitely enjoying it's much needed moisture at the moment, especially with winter fast approaching!

What skincare products have you bought lately?






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