Like last year I’ve been testing a lot of new skincare brands and products. In this post I will highlight some old favourites and new found loves.
For ages now I have been using Lush’s 9 To 5 Cleansing Lotion to remove my makeup and I can still say that I love it. I’ve recently bought an Alverde product for a change, but I already know that once it is used up, I will go back to my long time staple 9 to 5. I am also still using my Purechimp – Body Cream for dry areas on my body, like my chins or feet. By the way, they’ve recently also added a shampoo bar to their line.
I found an amazing day cream this year, namely the Radiance Day Cream by Urban Veda. I first got a sample, which made me buy the full size. I love everything about it, the scent, the consistency, the way it moisturises my skin without making it greasy… I could go on, but instead I highly recommend you to try one of their products yourself.
A brand that I’ve known for a long time but only discovered for myself this year is Benecos. Two of my favourite products I’ve tried from them are the Natural Melissa Shower Gel and their Apricot & Elderflower Natural Hand Cream. I like their affordable prices and good ingredients. Further, I am very picky when it comes to scented products, but everything by Benecos so far worked really well for me.
Another great bargain this year comes from Boots and is their Boots Botanics – All Bright Hand Cream. The Boots Botanics line has some gems along them, the hand cream being one of them. I am currently also using their Rosewater Toning Spritz, which is a great product, yet I preferred Lush’s Eau Roma Water for my skin type.
If you are looking for a drugstore body lotion I can recommend the Original Source – Skin Quench Body Lotion: Peach & Apricot Oil which is not too expensive and a great moisturiser. If I don’t get the chance to order a lotion online in advance, this skin quench is my go-to. If I do order, Sante’s Bodylotion Goji Power is also a very affordable option and a product I will happily buy again.
2015 is also the year when I discovered deodorant creams for myself. I’ve heard so much about them that I wanted to see what all the hype is about. I bought Schmidt’s Deodorant in Cedarwood + Juniper, which I really enjoyed. Just recently I purchased a sample of the Natural Deo Company ‘s Clean Deodorant Balm and it works great. There are some more alternatives to be tried in 2016 and I am looking forward to it.
I’ve recently re-purchased an old favourite of mine by Alverde: their Cellulite Serum Gel. It states ‘new’ on the packaging, but I used to buy this years ago and was gutted when they didn’t stock it anymore. In the meantime they had a body oil for the same purpose, but I never liked it. The gel smells amazing and I just love the consistency, slightly sticky after being applied, very moisturising and cooling on the skin. Now, it is up to you if you believe anti-cellulite products actually work, but I simply enjoy using this gel, no matter what.
Overall, a good year for my skincare routine. I’ve found some great products that will stay in my routine and that I can switch in between, depending on my mood and needs.
- Original Source – Skin Quench Body Lotion: Peach & Apricot Oil (£4.49/200ml)
- Purechimp – Body Cream
- Sante – Bodylotion Goji Power
- Schmidt’s – Deodorant in Cedarwood + Juniper (£8.29/56.7g)
- The Natural Deo Company – Clean Deodorant Balm (£16.00/120ml)
- Benecos – Apricot & Elderflower Natural Hand Cream (£1.49/75ml)
- Boots Botanics – All Bright Hand Cream (£2.17/75ml)
- Sante – Organic Goji and Olive Hand Cream (£2.79/100 ml)
- Alverde – Cellulite Serum Gel (4.25€/150ml)
- Lush – 9 To 5 Cleansing Lotion (£9.50/240g))
- Urban Veda – Radiance Day Cream (£15.99/50ml)