August 2, 2010

What Saved My Skin

So approximately 7 months after The Meltdown, I've finally got my skin under control, all thanks to these products:

*Note: to really get the full scope of how badly my skin was behaving, it's important to read The Meltdown. I think that it will give you a better understanding of how well these products have worked for me.*

I first heard about this from The Yummy Mummy's Beauty Blog and I was immediately intrigued. I loved the feeling of freshly exfoliated skin but it had become absolutely necessary for me when my face broke in many dry patches. But my skin was still sensitive so I couldn't use anything too abrasive. Enter, the Facial Buffer. It exfoliates gently and leaves my skin feeling smooth and looking supple.

When I purchased this, I was in desperate need of a cleanser. I had just returned Purity Made Simple and was using a sample of Lush's Aqua Marina a lovely SA so kindly gave me. Unfortunately, Aqua Marina was a bit harsh/drying so I started looking for a new cleanser. Thanks to the power of the interwebs, i came across this moisturizing bar and decided to try it out. I'm so glad I did! It leaves my skin feeling really clean but without stripping it dry. It's a simple facial cleanser that does its job well. No fancy packaging or tricks, but it's kept my skin in such great shape.

The Star of the show. I really think that this product was what kick-started my skin's return to normalcy. It's such a beautiful moisturizer and really calmed my skin down. It smells wonderful and I love that it has no silicones or parabens. The first time I put this on, I could immediately feel that my skin was more moisturized and after less than a week, I woke up with zero tightness on my face; a feeling I was waking up to everyday while using Origins Mega Mushroom Face Cream. Also, the properties of this moisturizer sound amazing: 

I'm so in love with this moisturizer. I typically like to switch up products after I've used them up because I get bored easily, but this is one that I have to seriously think about. 

The combination of these 3 products really saved my skin. Not only was I dealing with plenty of blemishes, but I was also dealing with very dry, itchy, sensitive, and dull skin. I still have the odd few blemishes to deal with, but other than that, my skin has had a complete turnaround: my complexion looks much better now than it has in almost a year, my skin is free of dry patches, the sensitivity is under control (my face used to sting when wet), and it feels smooth and supple.

My new philosophy on skincare is simplicity. My skin used to be more robust and able to take harsher formulations but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. So simple, no nonsense but effective products are the way to go. 

Are there any skincare products you swear by?


  1. omg that korres moisturizer sounds amazing. I have to give it a try

  2. May have to give the korres moisturiser a go!

  3. @Katastrophic & 3ate4 - definitely try it out! i absolutely love it!



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