Sunday, February 1, 2015

Skincare Revisits II.MMXV

I think every single one of these products has appeared on the blog at one point or another-- but having finally used them up, I have some thoughts some that might differ from my original posts.

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Legère-- My relationship with this facial moisturizer is like that of one you might have with comfortable boyfriend. He's safe, but every once in a while you stray because you find something more appealing and perhaps a little dangerous. That may or may not work out-- but every time you go back to him, you remember why it is you love him and his safe self. This moisturizer has never failed me. It had hyaluronic acid in it before that was trendy. It goes on smoothly, it keeps my face comfortably hydrated and theres a heavier iteration for the winter. I'll probably always come back to this. It's my safe place.

GlamGlow ThirstyMud-- I think that this product was largely overhyped. After longterm use, I didn't really notice a drastic difference in hydration and I felt like most of the product sat on my skin, never to be absorbed. It smelled nice, but I don't think I'd recommend it.

Nuxe Rêve de Miel-- Another love of my life. This lip balm has never failed me. The bee pollen and honey soothe irritation, and the texture is matte. Fear not, boys, this won't make you look like you've been wearing lip gloss. But it will get rid of your chapped lips. The only downside is that it only comes in a clunky glass jar, so it's only suitable for desk or bedside table residence.

Vasanti Brightenup Exfoliating Scrub-- As far as scrubs go, I like this one because it's all natural and it doesn't have those beads that are slowly destroying our ecosystem. That said, I prefer to exfoliate with a toner. I don't think I'd add a scrub to my regime again unless I really found it necessary...