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Recent Skincare Additions: Spring 2017, Part II

Recent Skincare Additions | Essential Twenty

I’m sure after Monday’s post, you’re all eager to see which other skincare items I’ve picked up recently. I told you I’ve introduced a lot of a new products into my collection! I’m actually more interested in trying out skincare over makeup at the moment which is a welcome change for my heaving Alex drawers! This post focuses more around the high end and products that aren’t as easy to get your hands on, but to be honest the majority still aren’t ridiculously expensive as far as skincare goes. I mean, there’s no La Mer in here so don’t worry about that!

After seeing skincare from The Ordinary everywhere, I had to get in on the action. Ranging from £4-£15 per item, it’s not a crazy expensive skincare brand and a lot of people have been loving the products they’ve picked up. Whilst I’ve not opened any of what I picked up from Beauty Bay yet, I thought it was only fair that I let you know what I decided on for my first purchase from the brand. I picked up the The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG as it claims to reduce the appearance of eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. The second product I picked up was The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalene, which supposedly softens and smooths the skin which is what I desperately need on the tops of my cheek bones at the moment. All the texture on my face just isn’t a good look! I’ve actually bought a few more products from The Ordinary since, so keep your eyes peeled for their first appearance soon.

The Ordinary Skincare | Essential Twenty

One of the items I put on my skincare wishlist last month was the Pixi Glow Mud Mask and I just had to buy it! In fact, I want to try out a lot of Pixi products at the moment and am desperate to get my hands on some more, but this mask is where I am starting. Described as a 15 minute facial in a tube, it’s going to add that radiance that I’m so desperate for in my skin and I can’t wait to try this out alongside my favourite toner from Pixi.

Pixi Glow Mud Mask | Essential Twenty

I flipping love the Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, and ever since trying that I’ve been desperate to try some more goodies from the brand. The Dermalogica Precleanseis the perfect first cleanse step (which I currently use micellar water for) out of a double cleanse routine. This forms an emulsion once mixed with water to remove the majority of makeup before using a deeper cleanser. The Dermalogica Active Moist* is a lightweight, oil-free lotion, perfect for moisturising your face in the summer months, and the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oilcan be worn under moisturiser or mixed with foundation for a dewy looks. Whilst Dermlogica is one of the more expensive skincare brands I’m starting to fall in love with, I’m looking forward to trying (and falling in love with) more.

Dermalogica Skincare | Essential Twenty

The final skincare item I’ve added to my collection recently (yes, I’m finally at the end of my two parter) is the Clinique Pep-ify Me Set which only cost £10 in Boots! I love all of the Clinique skincare I’ve tried in the past, and was desperate to try some of the new Pep-Start range when it was released. This set includes miniatures of the Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, the Clinique Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes and the Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturiser. I’ve heard fantastic things about the wipes, but I can’t justify £14 for a pack of wipes. Although, maybe when I try them out I may change my mind! The other two products I’ve not heard a ton about but I’m excited to give them a go.

Clinique Pep-ify Me | Essential Twenty

I think I’ve finally talk about all of the skincare new to my collection. Phew! I’m a big fan of trying new products and you should be too. In fact, why not try some of these products at the same time I am?

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