Today I wanted to just share with you three recent beauty products that I’m really enjoying using.
My skin is incredibly sensitive and prone to eczema. Finding things that work for me, without provoking a reaction can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
One thing I’ve struggled with for a long time is finding a moisturiser with SPF in. Or even just a high factor facial sun cream. I’ve been getting by with kids sun lotion on my face when its really sunny. Sometimes I have relied upon my makeup to protect my face and a wide brimmed hat. To be honest what I really wanted was something I could put on in the morning and then forget about. Something that I could use every day.
I undertook a lot of research online into SPF for sensitive skins. Narrowing my choices down even further after scanning the ingredients lists of each product for my known allergens.
I finally went for this one, the Ultrasun Anti-Ageing Sun cream for sensitive skin. With SPF 30 and specifically for the face AND with anti aging properties AND a once-a-day application AND great reviews. It has no perfumes and no preservatives and so far I’m loving it! This is a travel sized one, but I’ll be investing in the full sized one soon.
I’m two weeks in with using it and I’ve had no reactions which, for me, is amazing!
My next product is something I read about recently in a magazine, possibly Red magazine. It sounded really similar to a product I used years ago that got discontinued- dont you just hate it when that happens? (It was Amanda Lacey’s Aqua Dolce per Bambini if you’re interested).
Anyway its Waitrose Pure Cleansing & Exfoliating Powder and its as cheap as chips at £3! They’ve even got a 3 for 2 offer on their skincare at the moment so I might try some of the other products.
This fragrance-free, fine powder is sprinkled onto the palm of your hand, then mixed with water to form a milky paste. It’s incredibly gentle, and my face feels almost baby soft after using it. Again, with no reaction.
This leads nicely onto what I’ve been using at night recently.
I’ve been using The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA face cream. The Ordinary is a brand who are committed to communicating with integrity and not in the way that most skincare is marketed. Bringing us formulations that work, without the daft prices. This cream for example is £4.90
My skin feels less dehydrated using this, and again doesn’t react to it.
I’m very wary of using products which are specifically anti-ageing as they have so many ingredients I’m bound to react. But I may try something else from The Ordinary range as the prices are so good its worth taking the chance.
How is you skin behaving at the moment? Have you tried any of these products?
Or can you recommend me something that you think I’d love?