Tuesday, 4 August 2015

I don't know if it's just me, but I find it hard to believe it's August already. July certainly flew by! I was about to name this blog post 'July Favourites' and share a few things I've been loving recently, but after scrolling through my previous posts I've since realised that I've somehow managed to get ahead of myself by already writing about my favourite products during July... silly me! Not to worry though, I've found myself obsessing over face products recently so I figured it would make more sense for me to do an updated post focusing entirely on skincare - hope you enjoy!

For some reason I've suffered terrible breakouts lately, which has left me no choice but to frantically rummage around looking for pretty much anything containing plenty of spot-fighting salicylic acid. The 'Rapid Action' scrub by Clearasil is great at removing dead skin cells (gross but true) and fighting any stubborn spots. It's a creamy yet gritty consistency and you can start to feel it working from the very moment you apply it. It leaves the skin feeling soft and freshly cleansed and although I can't say that my spots magically vanished into thin air, it certainly helped to reduce any redness!

Now for something a little gentler on the skin - Champneys Gentle Conditioning Toner. I feel that toners often get given a bad name as they're typically stereotyped as being harsh and drying on the skin, but this one couldn't be more different. I've tried various toners in the past and this one certainly lives up to its name - it's so gentle on the skin and contains natural extracts of cucumber, aloe vera and rose water to name a few. I'd certainly recommend this to anybody in search of a new toner as it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed as opposed to dry and tight. Oh, and better still, it's available to pick up in Boots for under £10!

Having never owned a face mist, I was pleasantly surprised by The Body Shop's Vitamin C Facial Spritz. It's packaged in a 100ml sized bottle which makes it the perfect size for travelling and taking with you when you're out and about and in need of an instant boost of hydration. I love the scent of this - it's very fresh and smells strongly of citrus. You can spray it directly onto your face or instead onto a cotton pad to use it as a toner, but either way it feels very light and refreshing on the skin. Priced at £11 a bottle, it does seem a little costly for what is essentially just a toner with a spray nozzle, but I loved using this during the summer months so I would definitely consider re-purchasing this at a later date.

I hope this was somewhat useful to those of you who are perhaps thinking about adding some new skincare products into your regime! Have you discovered any fabulous face products recently?