Friday, 25 April 2014

Recent Skincare Discoveries

Soap & Glory Glow Job Bright Here Bright Now Monu Collagen Cream My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream Mychelle Pure Harmony Serum Skincare Review Recent Discoveries

I've recently been sent quite a few different skincare products to try out so I thought I would share them with you and let you know what I think of them. I have been testing these five products out in the last month or so to see how they perform over an extended period of time and first up is Soap & Glory's Glow Job* £11

Billed as a tinted moisturiser, Glow Job may be the perfect product for you to try, if like me you are a little wary or apprehensive when it comes to facial tanning products or tinted moisturisers in general. I feel like this product has definitely eased me into that realm of the beauty world. I really am so impressed with this little wonder. Whilst I've been pretty upset that both the La Roche-Posay (link here) and the Beauty UK (link here) CC Creams were a touch too dark for my ghostly pale skin I think I may have found a winner when it comes to this.

Soap & Glory's Glow Job Review Swatch

(From left to right: product as dispensed from tube - product swatched and blended)

When blended the product actually does exactly what it says on the bottle, it gives me a beautiful and rather subtle glow which I think will be perfect for the warmer months. As someone who doesn't tan naturally I think this may be the answer to a pale girl's prayers. Hehe.

It has little bronzer-filled beads dotted throughout the product, which hopefully you can see in the above photograph. Once you rub the lotion into your skin or between your fingers, the cream coloured lotion begins to deepen in colour to a lovely shade. Not too dark or too light for my liking anyway.

My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream Review Swatch Unscented

The next product up is the My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream* £6.99

I'd seen this product appear on a few blogs in the past couple of months so I jumped at the chance to try it out myself. This cream comes in two different scents; lavender and unscented. Now I chose the unscented option but I don't think it's completely unscented as it has a kind of floral scent. I can only assume that this floral scent is that of the sunflower so just bare that in mind if you are looking to try a moisturiser which is completely unscented.

Now this really is a multi purpose moisturiser as it can be used on drier areas of the body such as the elbows and knees as well as on the hands but it also works just as well on the rest of the body too. This cream was developed for patients within the NHS and 100% of the profits generated from the sale of the My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream products go straight back into patient care. I really like that idea and it makes something as simple as buying a moisturising cream make a real difference. Overall I really enjoyed testing out this cream because of how quickly it absorbs into the skin. When you consider how thick the cream is this really impressed me and I'd definitely recommend giving this a try.

MONU Professional Skincare Collagen Cream Review Swatch

MONU Professional Skincare Collagen Cream* £22.50

This cream is absolutely ideal for dry, very dry or dehydrated skin and I cannot believe how well this cream has worked on the dry and flaky patches of skin I have around my T-zone and on my forehead and cheeks. I may not use this for it's anti-ageing benefits just yet so I can't really comment on how it works for fine lines and wrinkles but I can confirm it has really worked wonders for someone with really rather dry skin. 

The cream is rich and luxurious, which I really adore and you can feel how hydrating it is on the skin. The rose scent of this product is also so dreamy too. This has already become a staple product in my skincare routine and I am so glad I was given the opportunity to try it out.

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Pure Harmony Serum Review Swatch

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Pure Harmony Serum* £33

Now I had no idea what to expect when it came to this serum but I certainly did not expect it to be bright orange in colour that's for sure. Hehe. Admittedly this is step three of a five step collection so I'm not sure if I really saw the true benefits of this product by trying it out on it's own. I think I may need to try out some of the other products in the Mychelle Dermaceuticals range to see how they work in conjunction with one another. 

What I did like was that it didn't irritate or create any issues for my sensitive skin. I don't really struggle with puffiness or swelling personally but this product includes ingredients such as licorice and Vitamin B3 to do just that so if those are issues for you then I would recommend giving it a try to see how it works out for you. 

Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now Review Swatch

Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now* £12

(From left to right: product as dispensed from tube - product swatched and blended)

I adore how luminous this product is! And don't worry about it being too shimmery or glittery, that's not what this product is about. It feels so refreshing on the skin and I don't know whether or not that might be as a direct result of what I really loved about this product, the scent. It's so minty and fresh!

I feel a bit like Regina George in Mean Girls when she inadvertently ends up wearing a minty foot cream on her face but in a good way. Hehe. All I can think when I'm wearing this product is where is my Aaron Samuels? Haha.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it wasn't too long. I actually liked keeping the reviews brief in this kind of context, even though it is tempting for me to ramble on when I start. That's what I've always been told throughout my time at high school and University; "Stop rambling Ellis!" Hehe. So expect more blog posts in the future featuring a few products at the one time.

What skincare products have you been loving recently? Have you tried any of these products? If so, what do you think of them?


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