Thursday 30 January 2020

Skincare Review | Dermalogica Winter Care Kit

Late November, I was very kindly sent a winter care package from Dermalogica to help me take care of my skin in the harsh winter months! I’ve been testing these for a while now so here are my thoughts! 

dermalogica winter skin care review

This is a really luxurious balm to oil cleanser that smells like the Precleanse oil. I wrongly said that the oil stung my eyes in my last Dermalogica blog post but I definitely got that mixed up with this! That is a dealbreaker for me so while this does a good job removing my makeup, the fact is stings my eyes means I wouldn’t repurchase it! 

A cream cleanser that certainly feels moisturising like the name would suggest. This leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean and not dried out but cream cleansers are not my favourite texture and I much prefer the special cleansing gel over this!

Thicker than other essences I’ve used, this reminds me a lot of a toner. It feels cooling, refreshing and calms my skin. I love that it’s got aloe leaf juice! I get some redness around my nose and chin and this works well to soothe it while keeping my skin hydrated. I like using this after my toner and before other serums and moisturiser and it’s been a great addition to my skincare routine! 

dermalogica barrier defence booster reveiw

This is an oil but has a thinner consistency than the other oils in my collection. As it’s a booster, I like to use this as instructed before moisturiser and heavier oils to really let it sink in and nourish my skin. It contains squalene oil to lock in moisture and oat oil to soothe and combat sensitivity. My skin really loves getting the extra treat in the evening! I will come in from work and take my makeup off then put this on to really give it time to sink in and just before bed I will follow with moisturiser and sometimes another oil to really lock in the benefits! Also, special mention to the packaging which I love – there is a little soft spot on the bottom you press to release the oil!

This is a very rich moisturiser specifically for dry skin formulated to lock in hydration and minimise fine lines. Though it feels quite thick, it sinks in quickly leaving my skin feeling moisturised all day and it also acts as a great base under makeup. This is one of my favourites from the products I was sent! 

This is a lovely exfoliant treatment that I used once a week for three weeks. I found it quite gentle but it is professional grade so got good results from it! The tingling was minimal and after 7 minutes on the skin I rinsed off with cold water to reveal brighter, more glowy smooth skin! 

dermalogica nightly lip treatemnt review

This is the product I have been most surprised about. When I first saw the creamy consistency I did not think this would be hydrating overnight for me but I was wrong! The metal applicator feels cooling but I do find I end up using my finger to spread evenly and get any product that hasn’t come off. It feels lightweight but still hydrating and to be honest when I wake up in the morning I look like I have had some very good, very subtle lip work done. My lips are plumper and the skin around them is smoother with fine lines reduced. I am loving this and I think it would be especially perfect if you have an event like a wedding coming up! 

Overall, I have been super impressed with what Dermalogica have to offer. The Intensive Moisture Balance, Nightly Lip Treatment, Barrier Defence Booster and Redness Relief Essence are the standouts for me! Read my last Dermalogica blog post here! 

Have you tried any of these? What’s your favourite Dermalogica product or favourite skincare product right now! 

Dermalogica can be bought directly from their website as well as many UK retailers such as Look Fantastic, John Lewis and Feel Unique and all products mentioned are cruelty free, vegan, paraben free, gluten free and free from artificial fragrances and colours! 

 *denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own. See my full disclosure here. 

Danielle xx

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Saturday 25 January 2020

Forever Repurchased #7

Welcome back! I have a few products I want to mention today that I have recently repurchased as I hate being without them in my routine! As a side note I took a bunch of photos last weekend for blog posts but who knows if they will ever see the light of day, I enjoy taking photos but can’t seem to find the time to do the write ups! 

skincare essentials dr jart origins vichy january labs mabel and meg

I first discovered this cream last winter in Canada and boy oh boy did I fall in love! This works so well with my dehydrated skin keeping moisture locked in all day long and soothing my skin. It doesn’t feel greasy and a little goes a long way so the tube lasts ages and it also works really well as a primer! An absolute must have! I got mine on offer at Look Fantastic just after Christmas! 

This actually featured not so long ago but I couldn’t resist including it again as I repurchased so soon! This overnight mask has been a staple in my routine for years and I have lost count of how many minis and full sizes I have gone through! It feels amazing overnight and I always wake up to soft, plump skin! 

Another Origins favourite (their face masks really are the best!) and another one I hate not having in my routine! This leaves my skin feeling super smooth and looking clearer. It minimises my pores but doesn’t strip my skin and I always come back to this if I am having a breakout as it actually feels like it works with one use! 

Escentual had something ridiculous like 50% off this just before Christmas so I took the opportunity to repurchase! It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve had it in my routine but this use to be one of my favourite skincare products so I have high hopes I will still feel the same! I haven’t opened just yet but I always remember it to be lightweight, cooling and hydrating!

Again, another just before Christmas repurchase and I am bloody glad I did as Cult Beauty aren’t selling the brand anymore! I am gutted about this! This is my favourite facial mist, it’s so refreshing, soothing and hydrating and just works so well with my acne prone skin.  Really hope they get another UK base to sell from as I don’t want custom fees on this one! 

Probably one of my favourite hyaluronic acid serums and I have tried a lot. This one also contains Vitamin C so works really well on pigmentation as well as adding to hydration. It spreads really easily over my face and leaves my skin feeling smooth ready for my next skincare steps! I’ve lost count over how much I have repurchased this one and I will continue to do so! 

So that's my most recent forever repurchased! See any of your favourites here? I have one more of these to finish off but I am currently on my version of a spending ban (a try not to buy) so we'll see how that goes! Haven't bought any makeup or skincare this month so far so hoping it continues!

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Danielle xx

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