Everytime I pop into Boots or place a new order on Look Fantastic I always pop a skincare item into my basket that I haven’t tried before. I’ve tried countless products over the years from ones that promise to diminish wrinkles to ones that promise me I’ll never have a spot again. Here’s a roundup of the products I’ve been trying over the past month:
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water
I picked this up on a whim in Boots, I’d had a good day Matched Betting and had some extra money to spend so instead of reaching for my usual Garnier Micellar Water I opted for the slightly more expensive La Roche-Posay Micellar Water. The La Roche-Posay Micellar Water is priced at £11 which is over double the price of my usual go to at £4.99. Having used the La Roche-Posay Micellar Water now for a month I’m pretty underwhelmed. For the mega difference in price between the two Micellar Waters there really isn’t any difference in their effect so in future I’m going to be reverting back to Garnier.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel*
I was sent the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel as part of a Bzz Agent campaign. It’s the first campaign I’ve taken part in so I was very excited to receive this. I’m a pretty loyal Neutrogena customer and have tried a lot of their products already. The Hydro Boost Water Gel did not disappoint. It’s a super lightweight moisturiser that absorbs quickly into the skin. I have extremely oily skin and I’ve always found moisturisers just make my skin even more oily (Even the ones that promise that won’t happen). Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is so lightweight that it provides the perfect amount of hydration for my skin and doesn’t leave it feeling oily. This is the first high street brand moisturiser that has gotten on with my skin and I’m over the moon about it. I’m so impressed I’ve already bought my next tub as a backup for when this one runs out.
Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel*
Dermalogica are a brand I keep hearing getting mentioned within the beauty blogger community but they aren’t a brand I’ve ever tried purely because of the price point of their products. I was asked if I would like to review an item from their range and I opted for the Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel priced at a fairly hefty £41.75. I’ve used this product for the last month every evening before bed and have noticed some good results. My skin feels a lot less congested than usual and the product doesn’t leave that sticky feeling on the skin in the morning but I guess I was hoping for something more seeing as it’s so expensive. I don’t really know what more I was expecting but it just hasn’t wowed me. I think maybe the Overnight Clearing Gel was the wrong option for my skin. This is only the first product I have tried from the brand but I definitely want to explore their range more. I’m thinking of trying their Oily Skin Kit next which includes a number of their products for just £26.35!
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect Complexion Scrub
I normally apply a face scrub before I shower every morning and I have probably tried 100’s over the years but I often find myself going back to something by Garnier or Neutrogena. Whilst grabbing a quick sandwich in Tesco the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect Complexion Scrub caught my eye so I grabbed it quick and flung it in my basket. For an ‘on the whim’ purchase I’m really impressed with it. The product promises to ‘help clear skin, prevent breakouts and even skin complexion’ which it has definitely done. I love the way it feels on my skin as it isn’t too harsh but still gives great exfoliation and I think it’s helped play a big part in keeping spots at bay. This is definitely now on my repurchase list the next time I’m out and about.