Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Top Spring Skincare Essentials



Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming and with each season comes new skincare products. I am always looking for something lighter and fresher, something that makes me feel and smell great and what better way than with 3 of my Spring must haves.


Clarins Daily Energizer Cream

I have been searching for a long time for a face cream that A makes my skin glow and B smells awesome, but an added bonus I actually even like to use it as a night cream. I managed to bag this Clarins Daily Energizer Cream from duty-free on my recent holiday, which was great a little discount never hurt anyone. I have listed below my pros and cons for this face cream.

Pros

  • The smell is divine, I am a big smeller I literally go around sniffing stuff all the time! It is not quite a citrus smell as I would have thought due to the colour, but more of a fruity blend of fresh herbs.
  • After use, my face feels nice and clean, not clog as you can get with some creams, but still quite thick, hence the use at night, so a perfect 2 in 1
  • I think this is perfect for sensitive skin, as I do have very sensitive skin and can flare up quite quickly
  • Great in price, normally 21.00
  • A little goes a long way, I've been using it for a few weeks now

Cons

  • Gutted that it does not come in a large size
  • Coming towards the end of use I would be worried about scrapping (lol) the last bits of the cream out (currently have long nail extensions)
  • States that it is aimed at 20-year-olds, I am in my 30's and it works brilliantly for me




Caudalie Beauty Elixir

I was recently at a beauty exhibition and I had a lovely chat with one of the reps and talked me through the whole history of Caudalie and the little treasures it stems from...Grapes.

Pros
  • The freshness that it reinvigorates into my skin as soon as it is sprayed onto your face is amazing
  • The smell...obvs
  • I felt like my skin feels a little tighter and brighter on application anytime of the day applied
  • Non-greasy
  • Comes in two sizes, 30ml and 100ml so perfect for your handbag
  • Quick awakening and Brightening fix
  • Brilliant if you are on holiday or live in a hot climate as it has a cooling effect

Cons
  • It is not as long lasting as I would have thought in terms of reinvigoration
  • Dewiness of my skin-tone is short-lived
  • Wish I had bought the 100ml




L'Occitane

My mum was the first person to introduce me to L'Occitane, she is a total junkie for this brand, any Birthday, Christmas or other special occasion this is ALL she wants. So I decided to pop in to my local L'Occitane and hunt for body oil. I prefer in the summer months to go with an oil, as it is more lightweight as opposed to a cream, which is perfect for more winter months. However I still use cream, but something about oil in spring makes me feel like summer is not far off and I feel holiday. 

Pros
  • Perfectly lightweight
  • Non-greasy
  • Absorbs right into skin
  • Leaves skin soft, from the Shea & plant oils 
  • A nice slight glow
  • Great for holiday to top up your tan at night 

Cons
  • Mum wants to nab it
  • I feel that here in the UK if I have my legs out I will need to top up, no one wants to walk around with ashy knees
  • Bottle can be greasy after applying, so I tend to wipe off with tissue as it can leave a ring on your surface


All in all, I am pleased with all of my Spring Skincare purchases and will most likely buy all items again, when they run out.

What are your Spring Skincare must haves, have you tried any of the above would love to hear your thoughts?!

London Mumma xx

















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