I always loved skincare (as much as makeup, which is a lot!) but I always wished I had more time to indulge into a proper skincare routine. Well, I never thought all the time would be the result of a lockdown during a pandemic -but here we are!
Even though my skincare routine is still under construction, I did make some additions to it that I wanted to share today with you in case you haven’t seen them on Instagram.
SKINKISSED EYE PATCHES*
These patches are formulated with natural ingredients containing bamboo charcoal extracts and active elements that hydrate, regenerate and energize the under-eye area.
They also give you a deep purification and cleansing thanks to the structure of bamboo charcoal and its strong absorption capacities. It penetrates deeply into the skin and absorbs skin dirt that is difficult to remove.
Skinkissed Patches also claim to purify skin pores, improve elasticity and firmness, and relieve fine lines and wrinkles. I particularly also like to use them cold to reduce puffiness. The texture is gel-like and it comes with a lot of product to soak each patch.
X-MAN UK JADE ROLLER & GUA SHA*
This cute set came in a lovely presentation that even included a little leaflet with instructions of how to use the tools. Massaging your face with a Jade rolling promotes circulation and produces collagen production while also reducing inflammation via lymphatic drainage.
Gua Sha can tone the face while also increasing blood flow and stimulating the lymphatic system. Apply with a thin layer of your favourite moisturising serum for better results.
Some people say you can also leave them in the fridge and use them cold to boost the effects even more dramatically, and I’m looking forward to try them like that!!
ELEMIS FRANGIPANI MONOI BODY OIL & SHOWER CREAM
Gosh, this set has to be one of my favorites. First of all, the fragrance is exquisite. The smell of exotic Frangipani flowers is heavenly and luxurious.
The shower cream cleanses, conditions and softens the skin without stripping your protective surface oils. Suitable for all skin types.
The exotic Tahitian Monoi Oil is rapidly absorbed providing superior moisturisation for dry, parched or mature skin. Bear in mind that the bottle will contain solidified oil, so you’ll have to warm it up in a bowl of warm water to make it liquid.
Elemis also suggests to concentrate on hands and feet for an intensive moisturising mani or pedi. Or another use could be massaging a small amount into your hair, cover with a warm towel and relax for 15 minutes, shampoo and rinse.
MYLANSEA 6 IN 1 ANTI-AGING EYE TRANSFORMING CREAM*
This literally arrived two days ago in the mail and I yet have to see the full effects after continuous use, but what this retinol eye cream does is smoothing the skin around the eyes, tightens the eye bags, improves elasticity in the eye area and rejuvenates the eyes.
It contains a variety of plant extranction ingredients (I can see rice, meadowfoam, shea butter, matricaria and rosemary amongs the ingredient list). The result is a silky textured moisturising formula. And I mean really silky, the feeling is dreamy when you apply it.
It has no fragrance and the presentation feels expensive.
Have you tried any of these? Hope you found it useful!