A couple of months ago, I did a post on beauty products that aren’t so popular in the blogging world or just somehow remain unnoticed. I use many items that aren’t talked about very often, I really like them and I’d like to share them with you, so here’s another portion.
Facial mists are a huge love of mine, I use them as a toner, underneath or on top of make-up, after a flight or when I’m having a cold and my skin feels really dehydrated. They are so moisturising and soothing that I don’t see myself skipping this step of my skincare routine. Maya Water Facial Mist with Organic White Tea* and the mini Maya Water Facial Mist with Organic Acai* are great for a quick boost of hydration and glow, they’re both organic, fragrance-free and paraben-free. They’re made with Norwegian thermal spa water and contain antioxidants. My skin feels refreshed and moisturised after using them and I love that they have different sizes, so that I can carry them around with me.
I was pretty surprised when I saw the following budget-friendly glycolic peel, it’s from Superdrug and it’s their Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel. It’s a clear gel that feels slightly tacky when applied but nothing unpleasant or scary, I use it twice a week after cleansing my face and I wash it off the next morning. It makes my skin really smooth and radiant but you have to remember to always use an SPF on the following day. I have to say, it takes time for the results to be seen but I’m really happy with this purchase.
There’s a face mask that I really wanted to mention here because I’ve already used up one jar of it and I’m glad I managed to find another one. I’ve done a full review on the Mirins Copenhagen Facial Clay Mask here, they have several types, they also have many other products that are just as good, natural and handcrafted. The reason I love this face mask so much is that the product is dry and you have to mix it with water to get the consistency of a mask. It’s purifying and nourishing at the same time, slightly exfoliating but very gentle.
L’Occitane always release amazing limited edition lip balms but I never hear people talking about them. They are some of my absolute favourites and that reminds me I should sit down and write a blog post about my most loved lip balms soon. I’m always looking forward to the new special lip balm launches from the brand because they have unique scents, they contain Shea Butter and feel really hydrating.
Lip pencils are pretty trendy at the moment but it doesn’t seem so easy to find the right ones. I hope that more people are going to give the next two lipliners a go because I think they are amazing. Clinique Quickliner for Lips Intense* (review and swatches here) and GOSH Velvet Touch Waterproof Lipliner in the shade 002 Antique Rose (here) are pigmented, long-lasting and comfortable to wear and both have a great variety of shades. Some of my favourite lip pencils out there.
And speaking of lip products, I had to mention this really affordable range from p2 which sadly, isn’t available in many countries. The p2 Full Shine Lipstick range and especially this vintage pink shade 080 Tell me a Tale are simply gorgeous. It feels so creamy and luxurious on the lips that it’s hard to believe the lipstick costs just a couple of euros. Highly recommend checking these out if you’re in Germany, for example.
I find hand creams useful all year round, maybe because I spend a lot of time in Norway, and I decided to mention one more time some of my favourite ones. I keep the Crabtree & Evelyn‘s Gardeners Hand Therapy by the bathroom sink because it has a pump and it’s easy to dispense a bit right after washing and drying your hands. It has Macadamia Nut Oil, Shea Butter andVitamin E, it’s really nourishing and smells amazing. That’s definitely an underrated product and also a brand, they have beautiful shops and ranges worth checking out.
I’ve already shared that L’Occitane create some of my favourite hand moisturisers because they have incredible scents combined with gorgeous formula. I can never go out of their boutiques without at least one of their hand creams, last time I picked up two minis and they are probably the cutest beauty items I own.
Alverde is a drugstore brand that has many body- and skincare products that deserve attention but today I wanted to mention their Macadamia Nut and Shea Butter Body Butter. Their body butters are non-greasy and great in general but this one has a lovely sweet and nutty scent without being too strong.
I hope you’ll find a new love among the ones mentioned here…
Have you tried any of these products?