For the past few years I remained faithful to Nuxe products, which I found brilliant and definitely improved the look and feel of my skin. I used Nuxe Creme Merveillance moisturiser for dry skin, which smooths and plumps the skin and Nuxe Eau Demaquillante Micellaire aux 3 Roses - Micellar Cleansing Water (similar to Bioderma H20) for quick and easy cleansing with a gorgeous rose scent. I loved that this also removed eye make up, so no need for two separate products. I bought them from Escentual, though I've noticed they are now readily available from many chemists.
Lovely as these products are - and I still recommend them - I fancied a change! This little collection currently lives on my bathroom shelf...
|My current skincare products from Elemis, Bioderma, Embryolisse & Oilatum|
Elemis Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser
|Elemis Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser £27|
|The blurb (love a good blurb)|
I'll be perfectly honest with you - I bought this as I had an ASOS voucher burning a hole in my pocket! My skin had become a little congested and I felt it needed a deeper clean than my Nuxe 3 Roses was providing. This was the latest Elemis cleanser and got great reviews (I've been a review addict long before my recent discovery of beauty blogs!) and is a Beauty Bible 2011 anti ageing award winner.
When it first arrived I ripped it out of the box and cleansed my face immediately (I can never wait to try new things!). It felt so completely and utterly amazing I repeated the whole process 5 mins later! The cream is massaged into the face dry, left for around 1minute, then removed with a warm, damp cotton mitt (provided). Packed with anti oxidants it has a divine fragrance (that'll be the essential oils) and truly left my face feeling cleaner than ever before!
|I love the tiny lid for the nozzle to ensure no congealed cloggy bits!|
Bioderma Crealine H20
|Bioderma Crealine H20 £14.50|
Oilatum Natural Repair face cream
|Oilatum Natural Repair face cream £7.65|
Embryolisse 24 Hour Miracle Cream Lait-Creme Concentre
Another Pixiwoo rec (I'm such a sucker!) I just had to have this after watching Sam's YouTube video of her favourite skincare products. This is a beautiful texture and feels really soft and velvety on application... I'm just not sure if it's a little rich for me. I'd say I have normal to dry skin, so if yours is extra thirsty, then this is worth a go. Many, many people rave about it and the price is reasonable compared to some big name brands. Just goes to show one product does not fit all!
Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal
|Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal £51.30 (ouch!)|
Anti ageing is a significant priority for me when it comes to skincare, but this is a price I'd seriously struggle to stretch to and was very lucky to get mine for around half that (just incase my husband is reading - seriously unlikely as that may be!). After being so impressed with the Elemis cleanser I decided it was time to seriously invest in my skin with something.that.really.works. I hadn't used an eye cream in a while as I couldn't afford to buy one and believed the hype about this one.
From Elemis website:
"In just 28 days, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area by up to 60%*. Containing the revolutionary Padina Pavonica, Chlorella and Buckwheat, this dynamic cream gel helps increase moisturisation and firmness of the skin." *Independent Clinical Trials 2005
How could a girl resist?!
This eye cream has a slightly waxy gel-like texture and comes in a convenient pump bottle. It feels very nice. It keeps my eye area moisturised. It may be helping prevent further damage, but I can not see that it has made any significant improvement to the skin around my eyes. I'd say this product is suitable for 'ladies of a certain age' *cough cough* and may be too rich for 20 or early 30-somethings.
I hope you've enjoyed these reviews - please leave a comment below if you have any questions (I promise to respond to all) and I'd love to hear your experiences if you've tried any of the above! Thanks for reading. x