With the freezing and wet winter (almost) behind us, it’s time to get back into routine and prep our skin for the glorious sunshine. I find that I tend to switch my cleansers, creams and masks every 6 months or so because I’m always looking for the next best thing. I’ve picked a few of my current products that I’ve had a good time using and hopefully they will give you some ideas.
L’Occitane cherry blossom hand cream
This smells absolutely delightful and I’m sure is a favourite for many handbags. I find the fragrance is long lasting on your hands, not to mention its super nourishing abilities.
L’Occitane Immortelle brightening essence
A light serum that spreads and sinks into skin within seconds, a large drop is all you need for the whole face. It aims to lighten dark spots and brighten overall complexion. Whilst it hasn’t done much for the odd freckle, I have seen a difference in tone of my skin with it being more even and fair. L’Occitane is great in eliminating nasties like parabens from their ingredients and no artificially fragrances 🙂
Coast to Coast skin brightening red clay mask
Another brightening product and definitely my current favourite. Coast to Coast is an Australian made brand with all natural ingredients and with most products costing less than $30, it is also wallet friendly. The most I love about this mask is the soft and supple feeling it leaves on my skin after washing off. Being a clay mask, it feels quite full on at the start but is so gentle and I notice an immediate lightness to my skin. Again, no nasty chemicals and smells very exotic with its Kakadu plum extract
Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! Sunsheer fragrance
This is definitely heading into summer territory! I love the colours of the bottle and the smell reminds me of walking through a garden on a summer evening where you get scents of flowers and fruit as the warm breeze brushes against your skin.
More to come as I venture into more organic, natural brands.
Time for my skin to get rest from a day of cold rain (due to forgotten umbrellas) and hot air (from turned up heaters), with sleep (and drinking water) being the best treatment!