The Beauty Edit #2
It has been a while since I have been excited about beauty products, but these last couple of months I have made some discoveries which will now be present at all times in my beauty cupboard. So I thought I would share with you. As much as I would love to count luxury brands in my daily skin & haircare routines, I have accepted this is not realistic at the moment. Like my view on clothing, in that style is not all about the price tag or the brand, the same can be said for skin & haircare.
These products are most certainly the epitome of that.
REVITALISING COCONUT WATER HYDRATING CONDITIONER by XPEL HAIR CARE.
This conditioner has been a golden find.Being a wearer of extensions, the usual haircare range offerings for shampoos & conditioners are a no go due to the contents including sulphate. There are of course specialist brands out there to cater for the avid hair extensions wearers, however something about just doesn't like the idea of parting with circa £20 for a set. This conditioner was picked up in the 'Bargain' isle of Tesco's, would you believe for no more than £1.00. Yes, £1.00! The packaging isn't too shabby either, making it one of the few products standing proud on the bathroom shelf.
HYDRATING HAIR MASK WITH MOROCCAN ARGAN OIL EXTRACT, INTENSIVE CONDITIONING TREATMENT by XPEL HAIR CARE.
Another golden find, and again by Xpel Hair, also retailing at just £1.00.
Now before reading the back of this, to double check who the product was by, I only used to use this on my own natural hair.However, I have now discovered that this product is also sulphate free which is a bonus, meaning that my extensions can also get the full conditioning treatment on a regular basis. I use this once a week, leaving it in overnight and washing it out the following morning. My hair has really been through it this year with it being stripped, bleached & then back to brunette, it needs all the moisture, repair & care it can get.
While I may have an issue with spending £20 on shampoos and conditioners, I have no problem with spending it on skincare. The splurging on skincare is most likely the reason why supermarket brands are 100% acceptable for my hair.
FOAMINGLY CLEAN FACIAL WASH by BENEFIT.
This facial wash is far and beyond my favourite. I am a huge fan of facial washes which not only cleanse, but foam while they're doing so. The wash is so soft to the skin, and you can feel the impurities being washed away with the foamy bubbles.
REFINED FINISH FACIAL POLISH by BENEFIT
And what better way to follow this foamy cleanse; the exfoliator in the Benefit skincare range not only smells incredible, oozing with those clean and neutral tone, but leaves the skin feeling silky smooth with a visible glow.
GLACIAL MARINE MUD MASK by EPOCH.
Once a week, my face is treated to a mud mask. No not a mud mask at a fancy spa, but one with the same quality in the comfort of my home. The mask contains sea clay extract which actively and visibly draws the dirt an impurities from the skin. It is quite surprising, alarming even, on the first instance, but there is something so satisfying about seeing the results!
VIPER VENOM EXTREME NIGHT FIX by NIP + FAB SKIN
There are so many moisturisers out there. The market is overwhelming, but I think the key is trial and error and finding one which works for you. And I have found mine!
I have nothing but praise for this, and would feel slightly lost without it. Having lived a lifestyle which only contributed to skin ageing, there are a few lines on my forehead which I wish were not. This product has visibly made these lines finer, and so much more discreet. I don't know if this is an illusion, or if the lines really are finer, but to be honest, I do not mind!