I thought I would actually write about the products I have used up this month….before we are half way through next month!
PUR Correcting Primer
Although this PUR Correcting Primer is only a 10ml sample size it has lasted for quite a few uses as a little goes a long way. I received this product in my M&S Beauty Advent calendar and it sits really well under all of the foundations that I use, liquid, mineral and powder. It’s oil-free, silicone-free and paraben-free.
Neutralize the look of dark circles, age spots, freckles and uneven skin tone with color-perfecting ingredients. The first oil-free, silicone-free primer of its kind, our mattifying primer features a clarifying blend of salicylic acid, calming lavender extract and our proprietary Ceretin Complex in a soft periwinkle hue that offsets the look of blemishes. M&S Website
Would I repurchase?
Yes! I won’t be doing so just yet as I was quite pleased when this ran out as it gave me the perfect excuse to try a new primer….watch this space for more info on that one as I will be reviewing it soon! I can however recommend this primer and I am sure I will end up repurchasing at some point.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water
I was desperate to try this cleansing water as I was a fan of micellar cleansing water and was already placing an order with Rodial for their Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mist which I love. There was a 30% off discount which of course tempted me to buy more! At £33 for 200ml this is a particularly expensive cleansing water in my opinion hence the discount offer being tempting given I had been wanting to try it! With Rose Water, Vitamin B3, Hyaluronic Acid and Dragon’s Blood, this cleansing water is great for soothing, refreshing, brightening and hydrating the skin. When I used this I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I liked it as there was a real tingling sensation to my skin that I wasn’t expecting from a cleansing water. That said, it did make my skin feel clean, clear and it looked somewhat brighter.
Would I repurchase?
I actually have another bottle as at the time there was some other kind of offer on so I have just opened the second bottle. I am not sure this is a product that I would say I need in my routine any more…just as with micellar water, I haven’t used that for so long. This is purely down to a change in my skin care routine with cleansing with oils so not only do I prefer what I am using now, I actually enjoy using oils on my skin. There are however two main times I use this. One is when I have been out till very late and come home so tired that I feel it’s an effort to remove my makeup (ssshhhhhh don’t tell anyone!) but I cannot sleep in makeup! (AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU!!) so that is when I find this product useful as it really does clean my skin. The other time I use it is if I am running in the morning. I have recently started running in Parkrun events at 9am on a Saturday morning so when I wake up, I use the cleansing water and apply a little facial oil and then do my usual skincare routine when I return from the run and have my shower.
Pixi Glow Tonic
This doesn’t even really need an introduction if you’ve read many of my previous posts as I go on about this product quite a lot when I talk about my new skincare changes. This is a must in my routine morning and night and I love the effect it has had on my skin. If you want to know more about this product take a look at my post Pixi Glow Tonic….a review 🙂
Would I repurchase
Hell yes! I was given this bottle kindly by a friend who hadn’t noticed a difference in her skin…lets face it (excuse the pun!) not every product will suit or work for every skin. I am about to repurchase this as I have been using a travel size version of it which I’m almost out of now too! Great product for an introduction to acids.
The Ordinary Serums
I have recently posted about these serums in The Ordinary Skincare so take a look there to read my thoughts on these little bottles. I first used these at the beginning of February so they have lasted me 3 months! My skin since using these products, along with other changes in my routine, has felt clearer, more hydrated and generally much healthier!
Would I repurchase?
Already have! I am also awaiting an order of a couple of other products from The Ordinary so again…watch this space!
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
Personally, I have saved the best for last on this empties post…..the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel is something that I had heard about but was maybe scared to try because like many people, I thought that using acids was quite a daunting thing to do! Having only started using a comparably weak acid relatively recently, I wasn’t sure how my skin may react to something that appears to be pretty strong! On a recent trip to Space NK I was given a sample of this peel which is 2 packets each containing a wipe. After cleansing my skin, I took the wipe from step 1 and used it on my face until it was dry. I waited for two minutes then used step 2 in the same way. After using this I sent a text to a friend with a photo of the packets saying ‘OMG next time you’re in Space NK get a sample of this….holy s**t my skin feels like I’ve taken a sandblaster to it in a good way! I haven’t put a serum on yet but my skin feels stupidly smooth!!’ It really is that good!
Would I repurchase?
With a £73.50 price tag for 30pads this is not something I can be using on a daily basis!! However….I do think that I have to invest in my skin and at some point I’d like to treat myself to this….I still wouldn’t use it on a daily basis but it’s the kind of thing that would be amazing as a weekly treat! If cost was no issue then I’d be buying it now and using it a few times a week, I loved it!
Have you used any of these products? What did you think of them?
That’s all for April’s empties!
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