Monday 9 July 2018

Skincare Products I Love

I've had a love and hate relationship with my skin for years and years now and finding the perfect products for my skin has really been a struggle. I have a mix of dry and eczema-prone skin on my body and a mix of oily cheeks with a dry t-zone acne-prone skin on my face - nightmare! Thankfully though, after so many years I've found the best products for me and my skin so I wanted to share them with you all in the hope that all of them some of them will help you too.

Ben & Anna Pink Grapefruit Deodorant* | £19.00
Fancy trying an eco-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free deodorant? Then you need this one in your life. I was sent two of these deodorants a little while ago and gave one to my husband to try too, he also loves it! These natural deodorant protect against moisture and odor, are not greasy or sticky, have no aluminum, PEG's, parabene or phtalate! They're so easy to apply to: you just twist and layer a deodorant under your arms. I adore this product and really recommend you trying it too.

Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Sleeping Mask* | £14.90
Oh my gosh, if you haven't tried this product already then please do so! I know it's a little bit pricey for some people's budgets (including my own) but I promise you it's well worth the money and worth saving up for. I received this little beauty in a subscription cruelty-free beauty box (more about this in an upcoming blog post) and I fell in love with it so much. Because of my sensitive skin I've been using it three times a week and can really feel the difference in my face, my acne has really been kept under wraps and I think a big part of it has been due to using them, it's awesome!

The Body Shop Vitamin C Sleep Mask* | £11.00
This little beauty is a light, gel-cream mask which helps to infuse optimum moisture levels into the skin with intense hydration. It's formulated with protective vitamin e and moisturising wheatgerm oil and is suitable for all skin types. This product is made with community trade soya oil from Brazil and can be used as part as your night time routine each night. I personally use it two or three times a week as it's leave-on formula really gives my horrid dry since an intense moisture boost. Plus it makes the most perfect little gift for everyone! Not pictured as I used it all and recycled the packet before this blog post.

The Body Shop Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay* | £18.00
Rhassoul clay is treasured by Moroccan women for its skin firming power, as this mineral-rich mask absorbs excess water and oil, allowing the skin to tighten and feel firmer as it dries. This firming clay body mask contours the body to leave skin looking and feeling more toned, it revitalises body and mind with rhassoul clay from The Atlas Mountains in Morocco! I've been using this product once a week on my body and have really noticed the difference in my skin, it feels so much more hydrated and softer. You can use this toning mask as part of The Body Shop's revitalising ritual when you want your body and mind to feel re-energised. The Body Shop has been one of my favourite stores since I was a really little girl, I used to love going in there each month with my mum and pick a product out for myself to use when I got home so whenever they get in touch with me and ask if I'd like to review a product of their I jump at the chance, so even though this product is sponsored I can't recommend trying it enough!

B. Confident Moisturising Day Cream* | £9.49
B. are made with beautiful skin in mind that’s why all of their products contain high concentrations of ingredients that are proven to work. This great moisturising day cream is perfect skin and really makes skin feel soft with it's light, fast-absorbing formula, basically the ideal base for makeup. It has twelve hours hydration and is packed with hyaluronic acid to moisturise deep down into pores. It evens skin tones with niacinamide to help control blemishes and boost radiance. It protects with its skin shield technology to help provide anti-ageing protection from the surrounding environment. I've even got my Nan and my auntie addicted to his wonderful stuff so really can't recommend it enough!

Superdrug Mix & Fizz Pink Fizz Shower Gel* | 99p
I ran out of my favourite body wash so thought I would give this one a go a few months ago as it was cheap and smelled gorgeous. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from it for only been one pound but I bought it and took it home to try, and wow am I so glad that I did! Superdrug wants you to bring happy hour to your bathroom with our cocktail inspired mix and fizz pink fizz shower gel. which is naturally packed with pink grapefruit extract and is pH balanced, the refreshing fragrance will awaken your senses of a morning. I really can't believe this product is less than one pound and it's not more well-known, please try this for yourself as it really is one of the best body washes ever. Not pictured as I used it all and recycled the packet before this blog post.

Superdrug Simply Pure Micellar Water* | £2.99
This micellar water has been developed purely for sensitive skin and is mild, gentle and one hundred per cent fragrance-free, cruelty-free and is vegan. It's been hypoallergenic and dermatologically approved too. Its formulated to gently but effectively cleanse away impurities and helps remove makeup and mascara, in one easy step. Perfect after a long day so you don't need to fiddle about with loads of products to get stubborn makeup off. It's enriched with moisturising glycerin and calming soothes this mild, non-greasy formula leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. I personally love using this product of a morning and night time as it really makes the skin on my face feel so wonderful. Bargain price too!

Superdrug Calm Skin De-Stress Refreshing Facial Spritz* | £2.99
I've been using this product near enough every morning and completely fell in love with it from the first go. If you have problems waking up in the morning then you need this wonderful product in your life. I've also noticed that this product really helps me with soothing my skin and really keeps my skin so calm, perfect for when I'm having a grumpy or bad mental health day and I want to feel happy and positive each morning. I've also noticed that since using this little beauty I've hardly had any dry skin on my face which if you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll already know is something I suffer so badly with usually. I really can't recommend this product enough!

Soap and Glory 3-in-1 Detox Facial Wash* | £8.00
I've used this awesome three-in-one daily face wash for years now and can't find one which will come close to the love I feel for this one. It's cleansing, foaming and smoothing which gently polishes and purifies your skin whilst it also rejuvenates, energises and brightens your face. It's also ultra-soft, packed jojoba scrub-beads, and it's super-tasking vitamins, minerals, amino acids give you an exclusive superfruit yuzu complex. It cleans and purifies skin, effortlessly removes makeup, and gently exfoliates. In short, it’s one killer cleanser and I can't recommend this enough!

Hempz Vanilla Plum Sugar Body Scrub* | £16.99
This product is one of the best smelling products I have ever used in my whole entire life and I highly recommend every getting themselves some of this beautiful stuff to try out. It's enriched with pure natural hemp seed oil which if you follow me already you'll know I'm all about the hemp, cannabis and natural products! This scrub helps provide skin hydration and nourishment, helps to condition skin for a healthier look, is paraben-free, gluten-free, and thc-free - perfect right? The plum extract has natural conditioning properties that help nourish and soothe skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and relaxed, it also includes shea butter and other natural extracts to help calm, soothe and condition skin. This beauty has really helped my eczema so much over the past few months, it really is a fab product really worth the price!

Hempz Pomegranate Body Wash* | £16.99
I know I've raved about this product so much this year on my blog and on my social media but I couldn't not include it in this blog post because it really is just so wonderful and of course, it's my favourite ever body wash. Like the product above t's enriched with one hundred per cent pure natural hemp seed oil and the pomegranate extract contains antioxidants, which help prevent free radicals and renew your skin’s healthy radiance, it also includes shea butter and natural extracts help calm, soothe and condition skin. Plus it's packed with vitamins a, c and e to help protect skin from natural and environmentally triggered oxidants. This product really couldn't be any better! If you'd like to read my full blog post review on this product then click here.

Do you struggle with your skin and think any of these may help? Have you tried any of these products? What's your favourite skincare product that you love?

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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  1. I’m a huge fan of anything from the body shop! Also I love soap & glory their hand food line is my absolute favorite!!

  2. I really need to try some things from the body shop, I keep meaning to but never get around to it.

    Rebecca Elaine x

  3. These all sound like some great products and come I probably need to invest in because with these weather changes, my skin is defo showing some changes and they need to be taken care of.

    Jessica & James | /

  4. I love the sound of the Soap and Glory face wash!


  5. you knowwww i am skincare ADDICT!! i love soap and glory and i love hempz! all of these are great picks for summer! summer and skincare go hand in hand!

  6. The Hempz body wash is one of my favourites!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Great post! I love reading about people's favourite products. I'd love to try some Body Shop products. I'd definitely be interested in the cruelty free deodorant.I'll definitely keep your recommendations in mind next time I'm shopping!

  7. Soup and Glory have some great products and I love anything from The Body Shop.

  8. I've been trying out lots of things by the Body Shop lately after going to one of their blogger events! Their shower gels are by far my favourite products, I use their mojito scented one pretty much every day now, I always feel so exotic with that scent haha! I definitely need to try out Hempz, I've heard great things!

    Abbey xx

  9. I really love the sound of the body shop vitamin mask as my skin can be so dry and seeing how you’ve had great results even with sensitive skin appeals to me.

  10. I love The Body Shop and Soap & Glory skincare. My favourite skincare brand however would have to be La Roche-Posay! x

  11. I have the lavender deodorant from Ben and Anna and I love it x

  12. Love Hempz! It's done miracles for my skin! x

  13. I love vitamin c products I really need to try that body shop mask

  14. I love anything from the body shop, all of the scents are lovely!

    Gemma Louise

  15. Ohh so many products here I'd love to try!

    Shauna |

  16. I've heard so many good things about Ben & Anna. I don't usually love Dr Botanicals but the new Apothecary collection is genuinely lovely :)

    The ecoLogical

  17. So many gorgeous products - I love the look of the body shop product!
    Sarah X

  18. I have the soap and glory face wash to try next

    Tasha x