One of the things I received this month in my beauty boxes was a sample sachet of Oh My Skin’s ‘Sublime Enzyme Exfoliate and Resurface Mask’, so this morning I’ve tried it out. It makes some very bold claims, so I was interested to see if it could live up to them. The full size kit costs £55, which is more that I would pay for one skincare product, so it will have to show me some miraculous results for me to proclaim it worth a buy!
The sachet stated that I would see ‘remarkable results after just one application’, including:
Removal of dead skin cells
Refining and resurfacing
Reduction in pore size
Perfect skin tone
Lifting and firming
Aiding of cell renewal
Like I said, very bold claims, so was naturally rather sceptical. The directions say to apply and allow to dry for 30 minutes. You can then re-wet the mask with a facial mist and wait to dry again for greater results. Since my skin is quite used to exfoliation and generally doesn’t react negatively to it, that is what I did.
This month’s You Beauty Box has arrived! This month there weren’t as many things I was excited about in the selection as a lot of them were floral-scented, but I’m still really happy with what I chose. If you’d like to know more about the service, my review can be found here.
After subscribing to the You Beauty Box, I was bitten but the beauty box bug again, and started looking around for other affordable options. I came across the Latest In Beauty Box, which is similarly customisable, and decided to give it a try. Like You Beauty Box, you choose a number of products each month based on which tier you’ve chosen, with some sachets put in at random too. Rather that products only being available for one month, Latest In Beauty keeps a pool of products which is larger, with new products being added and old ones taken away after a longer period. This means that you have more chance to try out products if there are a lot of different items you’d like to get. However, as a new subscriber I’ve yet to see how often and how many new products are added to the pool. Whether or not I continue my subscription long term will depend on that.
The three tiers of the Latest In Beauty box are as follows:
Today my June edition of the You Beauty Box arrived! I chose my items on the first of the month and I’m really glad I did as some of the items went out of stock quickly! I’m happy to say that I got all the items I picked out.
Now I’ve had time to extensively try out the three lush masks I bought a while ago, it’s time for my review! I’ll also be reviewing a couple of other lush masks I’ve bought and used in the last few months. I’ve split these reviews into two parts, just because it was getting longer than expected. In this first part, I’ll be talking about Oatifix and Rosy Cheeks.
This gentle, nourishing mask is made with fresh bananas and illipe butter to moisturise dry skin. Oatmeal, ground almonds and kaolin work together in a mildly exfoliating base to eradicate dead skin, leaving you soft, supple and moisturised.
My first ever You Beauty Box arrived just last week! Before I show you what was inside, I thought I’d give you all a quick review of the service. I’d like to say here that I’m in no way affiliated with You Magazine or You Beauty Box, so this is just me talking as a regular subscriber.
I’ve had subscription boxes (Birchbox and Glossybox) in the past, but I quickly fell out of love with them once the initial novelty had worn off. While they tried to take into account your basic skin tone, type and hair type, there was little else in the way of customisation, so I kept getting things that I had no interest in. The amount of perfumes and silicone-based hair products that went straight in the bin was bother disappointing and wasteful, so I cancelled my subscriptions.
I bought three masks. Cosmetic Warrior is a favourite of mine that I always make sure I have in my fridge because it’s so effective in calming the breakouts I often get. I also now have Oatifix and Rosy Cheeks to try out too, so I’m looking forward to a good pamper session tonight!
Today I’ll be reviewing the new L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Scrub. I picked this up in Superdrug while on its introductory offer, priced at £3.99. The regular RRP is £5.99. Typically I prefer to use chemical exfoliation, but I’ve been wanting to incorporate the occasional physical exfoliant too. Scrubs are really satisfying and I like the super-smooth feeling you tend to get afterwards. I thought the clay would be a nice bonus and that it would possibly double as a quick clay mask too. I chose the red ‘glow’ scrub as brightening up my skin and having a nice smooth base for makeup is my main skincare goal right now.
Today I’m going to be talking about my top skincare products. These are things that I’ve been using for quite a time now, and that I see no reason to try and replace (even though I’m usually the type of person to always want to try new products!) because they serve me so well. Naturally, what works for me may not work for you, so bear that in mind while reading this list.
For reference, my skin is combination, often dehydrated, and very acne prone.