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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Skincare of the Week 30 August 2015


You'll notice a certain "samieness" about my skincare routines this week, mainly because I am trying the new Zelens serums, and that means sticking to things I know.  But a couple of exciting new things have popped up too, so I'll show you those as well.

The Oskia Perfect Cleanser is one of my favourites (and was another cleanser that I was hoarding the very last bits of, but I thought it was time to dig it back out and enjoy it.  Used alongside the Clarins Gentle Exfoliant and Bioderma Crealine spray it's a lovely rich balm that left my skin nice and soft and ready for the Intense Defence Serum from Zelens.

Shopping my stash again meant my Oskia (now nearly empty!) Renaissance Gel made another re-appearance this week.  I'm going to need to replace this, it's really lovely.

This was my routine on a day when I needed some brightness - I was tired and feeling like crap as a result - so I swapped out the Zelens Intense Defence for Zelens Z Luminous and added in the Vichy Idealia Life Serum (which has wonderful pigments for a real glow - but sadly also contains a lot of fragrance, stupid in a range for sensitive skin) and some Suti Coconut and Rose moisturiser to give a real nourishing boost.

Two new products arrived too this week, the Omorvicza Blue Diamond Eye Cream (the beauty of the bottle made me squee a little bit, I'm very sad like that), and the Josie Maran Argan Milk, which I bought after being impressed with the Bright and Beautiful TSV from QVC recently.  It comes highly praised all over as a hydrating treatment but I'm reserving judgement for a while as I've only used it once.

A (rare) night out on Saturday meant a trip back to brightening and softening, so I began my routine with Sunday Riley Charisma Creme, and tried out the Josie Maran Milk.  

I think this was my favourite routine of the week though, beautiful-scented cleanse with the Omorovicza, Clarins Gentle Exfoliation, Zelens Intense Defence, the Bioderma Crealine, the Omorovicza Blue Diamond cream - which I can't deny I'm bitterly disappointed that it's a white cream, and not blue like the bottle suggests, dammit - and the Suti Coconut and Rose face cream.

I'll have more in-depth analysis of a few of these products soon, but in the meantime, what's been on your face this week?

The Fine Print: Mixture of PR samples and purchases.

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