One of the perks of being a beauty blogger is having the opportunity to trial lots of different products.
Some products like nailpolish and lipstick can be an instant like or dislike, but with skincare it can take a month or so before you have a real indication as to whether it suits you or not. This is why I won’t review a skincare product unless I have given it at least a month’s trial. Quite often it is much longer than that.
As it has been a while since my last morning skincare regime post I thought it would be interesting to give you a run down on what I am currently using.
A few month’s ago I purchased a David Jones sampler tote specifically for 2 products that were included. One of them was the Dermalogica precleanse. I had heard rave reviews about this deep cleansing oil and they are all well deserved.
I love the beautiful fragrance and how easily the makeup ‘melts’ off my face. A quick rinse with water and I am ready for some more deep cleansing.
I have been using the Pevonia Botanica Dry skin cleanser for about 4 months. It smells divine and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised rather than tight and uncomfortable, which some cleansers have a habit of doing with my skin. I love the pump on the top as it helps dispense the correct amount of cleanser to do your whole face.
I have recently discovered the Puretopia Refresh & Balance facial mist and toner and have already purchased 3 back up bottles from the recent Priceline 40% off sale. I love that you can use this as a toner, to set your makeup and as a room refresher if you wish.
Another product that I wanted from the David Jones tote bag was the SKII facial treatment essence. I have been eyeing off this for at least 3 years and just had to try it. I drop about 3 drops into my palm and gently pat all over my face and it feels beautifully refreshed.
I loved it so much that when Marie Claire had sample bottles attached to it I purchased 3 magazines so that I had some back ups. I will definitely be purchasing a full sized bottle once these run out.
A few months ago I was asked to trial the Lacura Renew Multi-intensive serum as part of the trial team for Beauty Heaven. I was particularly interested in trialling this as we don’t have an Aldi in South Australia and I had heard great things about their skincare products.
This ridiculously cheap serum ($9.95 for 50mL) feels beautiful, absorbs quickly and leaves your skin with a soft silky finish.
I was late to the party but recently I have been LOVING the Indeed Labs Hydraluron that is universally loved by bloggers Worldwide. Hydraluron increases your skin’s hydration and helps lock in moisture. This has become a part of my morning and night time routines and I have already purchased a backup.
I love trialling Australian brands and am especially fond of Companies that use organic products and are cruelty free. 2013 saw the introduction of a new skincare brand – People for Plants.
I have incorporated the People for Plants eye cream into my routine and I love the texture – it is not a thick cream which means that it absorbs into the skin quickly but it still leaves a lovely moisturised finish.
As someone who is approaching my mid-forties my main skincare concerns are fine lines, loss of elasticity and a less than plump face. When I had my Skin DNA tested it was found that I was prone to a loss of collagen so I am always looking for my moisturiser to address these concerns.
I was asked if I would be interested in trialling the John Plunkett Advanced Collagen Lift Moisturiser and was pleased to see that it included the ingredient Matrixyl 3000. This had been pointed out to me by my skin dna analysis as an ingredient that would be worthwhile having in my skincare regime
Matrixyl 3000 stimulates natural collagen production, repairs UV damage and photo ageing, and restores damaged collagen so this addresses all of my skincare concerns.
So there you have it. My day time skincare regime.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your main skincare concerns?