I was looking for
A Vitamin C Serum
An exfoliating mask without grains for sensitive skin
High SPF (50+) face cream
Muslin Face Cloths
This is what I ended up buying:
I couldn’t find a vitamin C serum that I liked the look of so I ended up buying this Redness Relief Serum by Darphin. My skin gets very red, especially my cheeks and nose and when it’s cold I always look like Rudolph! I also got the Azahar cleansing water. I’ve never bought anything by Darphin before, and to be honest I didn’t even really know the brand so I guess it was a bit a risk to try two products by a brand I didn’t know and have never tested but the risk definitely paid off!
When I first tried out the serum I wasn’t keen on the smell, it smelled liked something old ladies would wear, however that was just the first time and now the smell doesn’t bother me. The texture is quite thin and watery but it absorbs quickly into my skin and I put my normal moisturiser on top. I wasn’t really impressed with this the first time I used it as I didn’t notice any difference in the redness in my cheeks but after a few days trying it I can confirm that it really works and it reduces the redness completely leaving me with normal toned skin.
The cleansing water smells absolutely fantastic, it’s really gentle on my skin and has a really nice texture and feel refreshing when cleansing. Love it.
Next I was looking for an exfoliating mask, something that would leave my skin feeling really smooth and would get rid of the dry skin but wouldn’t irritate it as it can be very sensitive. I chose the REN F10 Smooth and Renew Mask, which is another brand that I’ve never tried but I absolutely love this product, it leaves my skin so soft and it smells great too. It didn’t irritate my skin at all. It even comes with it’s own little muslin cloth. Definite 10/10 for thisI’ve also been looking for a high SPF to wear under my moisturiser, or instead of my moisturiser so I got this Alpha H Daily Essential Moisturiser , somehow on the journey to me the lid had come off and the plastic seal had broken so that wasn’t great. I haven’t tried this out yet so no review for now.
I also wanted to get a muslin cloth as since I’ve been using the Liz Earle cleanse and polish I love using the muslin cloths but I never have enough. I got a natural muslin cloth from Pai, it’s ok but I find it to be a little rough and to be honest I prefer the Liz Earle ones.Finally I picked up this blending brush from Stila, it’s the number 9 and it is massive! I have used it for blending but I think I prefer something a little smaller, although it’s quite a good size for powdering under the eyesOverall I’m really pleased with my purchases, I especially like the little samples they included. If you want to check out Beauty Expert the link is
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