Budget Friendly Skincare

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Hello my loves!

So I was originally only popping into boots to pick up a toner but whenever I see a 3 for 2 I just can’t refuse.

Now I’ve never actually tried anything from the Botanics range before and I was really struggling to find a toner, maybe it was just my boots my the selection of choices wasn’t as wide as I expected.

As it’s the summer I wanted something quite light and refreshing and this seemed a good choice.

The Botanics Rose Water Toning Spritz is 100% organic, I will say that toning is a the stage in my skincare routine that I try to use as natural ingredients as possible just cause many include alcohol based ingredients that tend to dry out my skin.

The toner is said to visibly tighten pores now while I didn’t notice this I will agree that it makes my skin feel smoother and fresher plus it has a lovely smell so you can always do a quick spritz if you need to cool down in the heat.

The next product I picked up was the Radiant Youth Super Serum, which is said to reduce the appearance of line and wrinkles  while boosting luminosity. Now I don’t have any small lines to reduce so I can’t comment on that aspect but I can say that it did give my skin a bit of a brighter glow.

The final product I picked up was the All Bright Radiance Balm as it reminded me of the Elemis Flash Balm which is my all time favorite primer. I may do a post to compare the two at a later date once I have a full months use to see how the budget friendly option holds up against the high end version.

At the moment I will say the balm does give the skin an instant pick me up looking a bit brighter and more radiant providing the perfect base if you prefer a dewy finish to you make up.

Have you tried any of the Botanics Range?

What would you recommend ?

Let me know.

Tasha xxx

New Skincare! Friday Favorites!!

 

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Body Shop Vitamin E

Hello Everyone!

Today I thought I would mention 2 new favorites in my current skincare regime!

I’m slightly obsessed with the body shop, I think they produce good quality products for a good price range and I can never seem to go into the shop without buying something.

My two newest products are from the Vitamin E Range, now as someone who has combination/sensitive skin the consultants in the body shop are never really sure which of their range to put me in, most will point me towards the tea tree section as that’s the best for combination whereas others will direct me to the aloe/seaweed range which is aimed for us more sensitive souls, so with that in mind I tend to just browse by myself and see what I like the look or smell of.

The first product that caught my interest was the Vitamin E Overnight Serum in Oil. As someone with naturally combination skin I often tend to shy away from skin oils whether it be in moisturizer or cleansers but I was pleasantly surprised with this light weight oil. The consultant explained a few details about it to be and said it is best used in place of a moisturizer but I find it works better for me as a serum, I lightly massage it over a cleansed face and leave to soak in before applying my moisturizer on top. I was worried it would be too heavy or cause imbalance of my skin but have found it works a treat at providing a but more hydration and has helped slightly with my acne scarring. Iv’e had it over a month now and still have plenty left so unless another skin oil catches my eye this definitely be repurchased.

The other item I got was the Vitamin E Eye Cube.

I mainly use this in the morning and still use an eye cream at night as I prefer a slightly richer formula for the evenings. It is said to help reduce the signs of under eye circles and reduce puffiness. In the mornings I will pop this on a good 10 minutes before my makeup just so it has time to absorbed, I find it has a slightly cooling sensation which is a nice refreshing feeling that helps me wake up in the morning especially since I have given up coffee 🙁 It does help slightly with dark circles but I would always use concealer on top for those days when I get less than 8 hours.

Have your tried either of these products? What did you think of them?

Also any new Body Shop Products that I must try?