I've been meaning to get some new skin care products for a little while now. But the initial price was what was putting me off, though you can't put a price on looking after your skin.
I had a little chat with the skin care God (Caroline Hirons) about what would be best for my skin. I'd had most of these things in my wishlist for ages. I nipped into Boots last weekend and noticed all skin care was on 3 for 2 and picked them up whilst I had the chance to get a bargain.
Hydraluron, probably one of the most raved products amongst blogs. You apply a small amount before moisturising and it helps your skin retain moisture and over time can reduce your need for lots of moisturiser (though it's not a replacement).
I picked up two things from La Roche-Posay. The brand new Anthelios Melt In Cream. It was the factor 50+ that sold me on this. I will happily cover my body in factor 50 but trying to find a high SPF face cream, that isn't really greasy has been a bit of a misson for me. So we shall see how this fairs.
And of course, another much blogged about product the Effaclar Duo. It helps to reduce the appearance of imperfections and unclog pores.
I picked up a couple of Clarins things from a department store close to where I work. As my closest Boots stores don't stock it and I couldn't be bothered to wait for online delivery.
I got the Brightening Toner. It's like a milder version of Alpha H's Liquid Gold and gentle enough to use twice daily.
To cleanse with I got the oily/combination Cleansing Milk. The SA was trying to persuade me to get a foaming cleanser but I'm trying to make my skin better, not worse.
I also got some pretty awesome GWP from buying two skin care products. There was a selection of products and I could pick three of them. They're half full sizes. So that was a pretty awesome deal!
I'm not sure if I'll use them but if not, I'm sure I can find someone else to pass them on to.
Whilst I was in Boots I decided to pick up the Burt's Bee's Banana Hand Cream that's been on my wish list forever. It smells divine, like banana cake. So yummy!
Since they were also on 3 for 2, I picked up the Coconut Foot Cream. Again another delicious smelling product. And finally the lip balm trio. I really wasn't sure what to get to make it up to the offer but I've read nothing but good things about them.
All this would have been so much better if I hadn't of lost the double points coupon I had. *cries*
Pretty much all of these beauties are working their way into my daily routine and I'm really liking the results so far. Reviews to follow.