What I put on my skin21:18
A while ago I got a request to do my skin care routine, so I decided it is time that I update you on what products I use on my skin. If I'm completely honest, I don't change my skin products often, because I have pretty sensitive skin and once I find something I like (which is rarely), I want to stick with it. I did find some new products which I really like, so why not give you some ideas on what to try next, if you're more adventurous than me:).
Bioderma Sensibio H2O micellar water is my holly grail for taking off eye makeup. I have pretty sensitive eyes and this is the only product that feels just like water and doesn't irritate my skin at all. It's very effective with removing the most stubborn and waterproof eye makeup. I get why it's so hyped among makeup artist to wipe off makeup on their clients, because it's really very gentle. I only use it for removing eye makeup.
The rest of my makeup I remove with Balea Med Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Milk. It's pretty runny milk and I like to massage it all over my skin. That way I break down my makeup and then I use cotton pad to wipe it off my face. I like this milk, because it's very movable and it doesn't irritate my skin.
I do my second cleanse with Alverde Clear Wash Cream, which is clay based cleanser for combination skin or skin with impurities. I like it, because clay is known for it's deep removing properties and I feel like it keeps pimples away from my face. It's also very gentle, pretty natural and the skin isn't left dry or itchy.
When my skin has uneven surface, pimples or dry patches, I like to use Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner. It's acid based exfoliator and it makes my skin very soft and evens out my skin surface. I don't use it all the time, just when I feel like I need it.
My new product, which I started using a couple of weeks ago, is Kahne Stable Vitamin C. It's basically vitamin c in a liquid form. I spray it on at night or in the morning. Vitamin C is known for its brightening effect and I want to get rid of my hyper pigmentation around my mouth. It also contains UVA and UVB protection. I feel like my skin looks a bit brighter, but I have to use it for longer period of time to confirm its effectiveness.
My fairly new love is also from Kahne and it's called Rosa Mosqueta. It's rose hip seed oil with dermabrasive treatment. I have already reviewed it here. It's an amazing all natural oil, which makes my skin extremely soft and moisturized. I feel like it's an oil exfoliator. The best thing about it, it's all natural, therefore very gentle.
One oil that is also my all time favorite, is Dr. Sheller Jojoba and Schisandra Soothing Intensive Serum. It's also for sensitive skin and is oil based serum. I have review of it here. It's one of the best soothing products for sensitive skin. It moisturizes the skin and gets rid of any irritations and red patches. I use it in the morning underneath all other skin care products, to make my skin less sensitive.
One product that I'm still searching for a good alternative, is an eye cream. I prefer a bit more natural product around my eyes, but my little lines around the eyes have started to really annoy me. I think I'm gonna need some anti wrinkle eye creams. Recently, I started using The Emu Oil Well Moisturizing Eye Cream. It's a pretty natural product and it has good reviews on Feelunique. I have to say it's moisturizing and very sensitive, but I can't say I notice any huge difference. The moisture stays on the skin and it's a good base, but it doesn't appear to reduce fine lines. If you have any suggestions on eye creams, I would appreciate it.
As for face creams, I always swear on Afrodita Camomile range for sensitive skin. They have nourishing and moisturizing cream. Nourishing is very thick, very moisturizing and even greasy and it's great for sensitive skin. Moisturizing version is lighter, not as thick and it's also great for sensitive skin. I always swore on this duo, but I've added a new product to my routine.
It's La Roche-Posay Hydreane Riche Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive Skin. I won it in a giveaway and I love it. It's somewhere between thick and thin consistency and it's really moisturizing. I was surprised that it felt so good and soothing on my sensitive skin. A real jewel among products for sensitive skin. I have a review here.
Since I took these photos, I also added two new cream from Avon. Review will be on the blog soon. They have also surprised me and are great for sensitive skin.
I also have two must have products for my lips. I have naturally very dry lips and they get chapped a lot and I mean A LOT! One product that I still find the best is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. It's multi-purpose very thick and greasy cream. I honestly can't imagine putting it on the skin, because it's very greasy. It's almost like a sticky thick lip gloss. I find that this is the only product that helps to restore my chapped lips.
Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm is also a very good product. I don't find that it particularly helps to heal chapped lips, but it does prevent them. I love to use it underneath lipsticks as a prevention. It's matte and I feel like it acts as a barrier between my lips and sometimes overly-drying lipsticks.
I have to mention my new love for hands. It's Konad Mango Moisture Hand Cream, which I got as a gift, thanks Sabina;). It smells absolutely amazing of mango. The smell is everything. It's also very creamy and it soaks into the skin extremely quickly. It keeps my hands moisturized and one thing I really like about it, is the fact that it doesn't irritate my skin. I also have some problems with the skin on my hands and a lot of hand creams irritate me. This one doesn't and it smells like fruit heaven.
These are the products that I use on my face, lips and hands. I hope I gave you some ideas and sorry for mentioning a lot of Slovenian brands, because I know they're not available everywhere. It's just the products that I use and find very helpful on my sensitive skin. A lot of you always mention to me how good my skin looks and I thank you for that. You have to know that when I do my makeup looks, I usually do them, when my skin is acting good. I also have horrible periods of pimple outbreaks and dry skin. This one has been haunting me all winter and it hasn't stopped now. I know we all have different skin types and react differently to certain products. This is just what works for me and what I use on daily basis.