I have been using the Neutrogena oil free range and I absolutely think that it's amazing, the moisturiser and the face wash are the standout products. I have gotten so many compliments on my skin and questions as to what I am using, my skin is going back to how it used to be before I started wearing make up. Here's my thoughts on each product:
I was using the face brush by Boots botanicals (pictured in my last skincare post) to ensure further cleansing which was going AMAZINGLY well, but I was contacted by a PR company who asked if I wanted to try the Clarisonic, and I obviously said YES. At first I HATED the Clarisonic and really didn't see the point of it which is why I didn't blog about it instantly, I felt like it was a waste of money, electricity and time, but I think I am beginning to LOVE it, I am still not 100% sure, but I will let you know how my thoughts develop. HOWEVER, I would recommend you get a standard face brush and introduce it into your routine at night as you will definitely see a difference in your skin tone and texture. FYI: The face wash works great with the Clarisonic and even better with a standard face brush.
I haven't been doing much else to my skin apart from applying a tiny bit of Bio oil once a week or every 2 weeks just to keep my skin further moisturised and protected from the cold weather. I have also been using the Dermalogica gentle cream exfoliant once a week to get rid of any dead skin cells, it's actually really nice as it's a face mask with lactic acid. I also use the Avene eye contour cream whenever I remember, it has a texture in between a cream and a gel which absorbs instantly with no greasy residue, me likey!
I have realised a few things.
- I am sensitive to some of my cheek products. Benefit 'Hoola', Nars 'Laguna' and even Mac blushes, For the past 2 months I have been using exactly the same products and same base (Mac face & body) and generally the Chanel bronze universel and my skin has been beautiful (no exaggeration) but, whenever I use the above mentioned I get tiny little bumps, what a shame! But, at least I know what's causing them, and I am 100% sure as I have really monitored it, when I stop using them my skin clears up.
- I don't need a toner.
- Less is more.
Final thoughts: If you are struggling with your skin because you use too many products, try eliminating them and really stick to a routine for 2 months so you can figure out where you are going wrong.
Have you tried the Neutrogena oil free range? And, what cheek products do you find work best with sensitive skin?
Disclaimer: The Clarisonic and Avene eye cream were sent for consideration for review, I was not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with the brands.