2019 so far has been shit to be honest- for me at least. Crappy weather, broken resolutions and of course everyone banging on about Brexit! I have spent the first few months battling with myself to put more of my cash into savings as I’m now fully adulting- whereby realising you are never going to get a fat student loan cheque to bail you out and treat you to a nice old shopping spree, that was meant to be for books. During the darker days that ensued, as well as the drier air and colder temperatures, my skin went into melt down. My dry skin was now also dull, flaky and widening its pores by the second. As a skin care obsessive, I began to trial and error different oils, serums and routines which began to add some life back into my tired skin. But I was still on the search for instant results mainly for smoothing, brightening and repair. That’s how I ended up with these three wonders;
Instant Detox Mask
Caudalie £22.00 75ml.
Pink apparently to make the boys wink. But also to detoxify stressed skin. I have loved Caudalie for a long time, I discovered this great French skincare company while shopping in Space NK one afternoon, (my favorite spot for skincare!) and I haven’t looked back since! I love this mask because it gets rid of impurities in the skin as well as environmental toxins (I travel in and around London everyday so that’s super important for me to address), and is a pink clay mask that contains all natural ingredients.
This mask is ideal for all skin types and helps to smooth and even complexions. It only needs to be on the skin for 5-10 minutes to get a great detox so is suitable for use multiple times in a week without too much hassle. This really helps to revitalise my skin and give me a balanced, smooth complexion for that days and the few following, all for a really great price.
EMK Beverly Hills £34.00 2Oz.
Pure and simply, this is a wonder product that is a must for everyone! I was gifted a bottle of this by one of my lovely clients Jessica who owns the EMK brand and its famous clinic in Knightsbridge. Put simply, this is a red carpet skin ready mask (genuinely it has graced the faces of Eva Mendez and Lupita Nyongo) that uses plant based proteins to detoxify, exfoliate, plump and hydrate the skin. I have never met ANYONE who has used this product and not become obsessed with it- even having my boyfriend steal it on the reg (and my friends boyfriend does the same just FYI). I love the fact you can smooth this mask in like a moisturiser and sleep in it giving it a more flexible use but you better believe I will lather this on of a morning while I have breakfast before an evening out. It has a very light oat like scent and is not overpowering at all while also being great for sensitive skin. I never go on holiday without this baby too as recycled air on a plane tends to turn my skin to mush and I’ll have baby soft skin in no time! Seriously, I always get compliments on the smoothness of my skin when I use this. Seriously, if your going to try one of these products try this!
Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
Glamglow £42.00 50g.
This mask is without doubt the best smelling of the three- I don’t know if that’s important to you but I love a fresh and ‘healthy’ smelling face mask instead of the ones that smell more chemically or harsh. This coconut-smelling mask which also incorporates the properties of ginger, honey and hyaluronic acid completely combats dryness, restores hydration and calms the skin. This mask unlike the other two doesn’t dry down, which makes it the messiest of the lot, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great mask. This mask is meant to be left on for 10-20 minutes around 3 times a week and washed of with warm water. I love using this mask as it’s also brightening and pairs well with a facial oil for fresh baby-like skin. In my opinion, the Glamglow products are a little on the pricey side so I only like to buy them with gift-cards, discount codes or on Asos as I still have access to my student discount codes.