This is the second part of my Summer Skin Saviors series. You can read about Part I here, where I wrote about some of my indispensable and fuss-free cleansers, moisturizer and spf. While the nonchalant among us might find even a simple cleanse-moisturize-spf routine too much, the rest of us are pretty devoted and regular when it comes to skin care! Although, I am on a six product maintenance routine, I have used the following in the past and seen results! I thought its only fair to sing some praise and let you know of a gorgeous product you might have overlooked!
All the products mentioned are my own purchases and the reviews are not influenced by the brand or affiliates.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir (100 ml 49$): I have talked about my love for the beauty elixir in one of my previous posts here. I started using this about two years ago. Driven by the raving reviews around the blogosphere, I bought it instantly when I spotted it at a pharmacy in South Korea! The first time I used it I found the aroma really strong and it felt very menthol-like on the skin. I dismissed it at first but gradually when summer approached this became a treat for my face!
I use it more ways than one, except for the one way it is supposed to be used- Toner! I use it as a finishing spray on my makeup, it immediately settles the makeup down and adds a distinct glow! I sometimes use it under face masks to dampen my skin after washing and drying. This, I think is a really good way of using it because when you apply a mask on top, both the elixir and the mask get a lot of time to sink into the skin and enhance the effect of each other! I have used several face mists in the past all of which were good in their own way, but this to me is an all-rounder and eliminates the need for any other mist altogether!
At 49$ its not cheap at all, but if you are considering getting a face mist with some skin benefits and want it to work, get this! This is available across a lot of online shops including Caudalie, Sephora, Nordstrom, LookFantastic, FeelUnique etc.
Pai Rosehip Bioregenrate Oil (30 ml 20£): This is a new addition to my beauty rack and I ordered it off BeautyBay.com about two months back. As claimed by Pai it works to help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines and UV damage in all skin types.
This has been such an amazing discovery for me! I have used and loved the Clarins Lotus Face Oil last summer which was a little heavy with a strong odour and was targeted specifically for oily skin. While it was a pleasure to massage it into my skin, I didn’t see much of an effect on my breakouts or milia or even on marks left by previous breakouts.
The Pai oil is much lighter with less of a smell and gets absorbed really quickly into the skin as opposed to the Lotus oil which took a lot longer! I have used it for two months, around 3 – 4 times a week and I have hardly made any gaps in the bottle! I just need around 6 drops for my face and neck and then massage it gently. In case of face oils, less is always more, as you can always add more if you feel the need, but if you go over board with it you might sleep with a very oily face ( not a nice thought! )
I have observed quite a difference in my skin and T-zone specially. I am much less worried about my skin now and it looks way more clear and balanced and mid-day blotting is history! I do break out sometimes, but I think this oil helps to get rid of all the after-marks, it meets expectations at least in the scarring department!
I believe in investing in the one good product you know works for you rather than experimenting again and again! What works for one may not work for another, is always to be kept in mind!
Let me know if you have used any of the above and if you liked it?