Skincare: Tried and Tested

16 January 2016

I wanted to talk about three new additions to my skincare schedule today - all of which I have been testing out for a good month now and which have earned a permanent place in my routine.

After running out of my beloved Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, I decided to pick up the new Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm after hearing a few good things. Must admit, I had been drawn in mainly by the fact that it smells like chocolate, and the thought of slathering that all over my face did somewhat appeal. At the same time though, it really is a lovely product and does a great job of removing every last trace of make up whilst remaining nourishing at the same time. I was expecting the consistency to be similar to that of my all time favourite balm - the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleanser, however, it is much harder and requires a lot more working into the skin. Overall though - a winner in my book.

Staying with Sunday Riley - Good Genes has without a doubt become my staple serum of choice of late and the fact that it also doubles up as a mask just adds to all it's plus points. It claims to help combat the appearance of fine lines, hyper pigmentation and boost circulation - and though I'm not sure about the fine lines - my skin does without doubt feel significantly smoother and perfectly plumped the morning after application. If it's a healthy glow you're after then this is definitely worth trying out.

Pick of the bunch though, would have to be Ole Henriksen's Sheer Transformation Moisturiser. I first saw this mentioned by Mary who made reference to the fact that it was a great moisturiser for those of us with skin on the slightly oilier side. Of course this had me sold straight away and I went out the very next day with the intention of getting my hands on it. This stuff is perfect for if you're after something lightweight yet nutritious underneath make up, that sinks in beautifully leaving an almost matte finish and that smells incredible (I don't know if it's just the liquorice, but I want to eat it!). I've even taken to using it in the evenings as if you've already used an oil/serum underneath, this stops your skin from feeling too overloaded. Amazing stuff!

Have you tried any of these three? What were your thoughts?

Sarah x

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