Taking you back to the beginning of all the face and body oils; when Jose Maran came up with her own line of Argan oil. Sourced from Africa, this oil can’t get any better. It’s PURE argan oil!
Argan oil is known for its’ many benefits like, antioxidant qualities, reduces inflammation and skin rashes. It also tones your skin and leaves it moisturised. Josie Maran has two types of oil, ones the regular and the light formula. I preferred the light formula. I thought the oil would be really greasy and not get absorbed into the skin, but I was totally wrong. The oil is pretty light and gets absorbed in about an hour. It’s fragrance free and colourless. This step is the last in my night time skincare routine.
The argan oil can also be used with your conditioner or hair mask. How cool is that?
Now that I’ve tried it for couple of months, I think I’ll go in for the bigger bottle. 5/5
Have you tried face oils? Tell me in the comments below.
Waited so long to get my hands on this! And finally, I found a website which had a good discount. As amazing this brand is, Aesop is also very expensive.
I was in need of a new night time moisturiser, so I got the Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream. It comes in a glass bottles, which is not travel friendly as it is breakable and heavy. But the smell of this cream, absolutely amazing! It’s the most citrusy-citrus smell you could think of. A little is enough for the whole face. I do use it sparingly as it’s very expensive. It’s not a very greasy cream, but you can still feel it on your skin when you wake up in the morning. It leaves your skin hydrated and plump.
I do wish this brand was more widely available and less expensive. The packaging could be more lightweight. 3.5/5
Antipodes is one of the best and top rated skin care range. They are known for their face and body creams. Antipodes won the Best Natural Range in the Natural Health Awards in 2012.
Antipodes Night Cream is a thick night cream. It is a very intense moisturizing cream. You need to use it every night regularly to see the results. It leaves your skin feeling hydrated when you wake up. The cream has grape and manuka honey, avocado, pear and calendula oil. It suits all skin types including ultra-dry skin. What I didn’t like about the product was that it is a little too greasy. I feel that if I put it right before I go to sleep, the cream might get stuck on the pillow. So I usually put it on an hour or two before I go to sleep so that it gets absorbed a little. The smell of the cream is really nice, very calming.
The packaging of the product is pretty good. Comes in a glass jar. There is only one size and it is expensice but for me it’s totally worth it. 4/5
Let me know what you use as a night time cream in the comment section below. 🙂
Have you checked out the lip scrub from Lush? Yes, a scrub for your lips.
I use this lip scrub almost everyday. I’m absolutle in love with this. It’s perfect. All you have to do is take a little on your finger and go over on your lips like you are brushing. It removes all the dead skin on your lips and leaves your lips feeling smooth and soft. I got it in the bubble gum flavor; you also get it in popcorn and mint flavor. The scrubs’ made up of sugar so don’t worry if you eat it by mistake. And I must tell you, it does really taste good! Haha! 😀Always scrub and buff your lips before using matte or dark colored lipsticks. You do not want flakey lips when you are wearing a red lipstick. That would just look horrible. The scrub would help the lipstick to go on smoother. A must buy if you want a nice pout. 5/5
When it comes to handmade skincare products, theres no other brand that comes to my mind other than, Lush. All their products are fresh and handmade.
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is a conditioner for the skin. Just like how your hair need conditioning, your skin does too. Ro’s is packed with argan oil, cocoa butter, and cupuacu butter. It smells like a rose bouquet! What you do is, after your shower you apply it all over your body and let it be for 5-10 mins, just like a mask. Let it absorb into your skin a little. Rinse off and towel yourself dry.
It leaves behind a slight residue. Don’t worry it doesn’t get on your clothes. It quickly gets absorbed into the skin and leaves it feeling smooth and soft.
I always use this which I decide to pamper myself.
By the way, did you know that all of lush’s containers are recycled plastic. You can take these tubs back to lush and they send it to be recycled, and made back into lush containers.
Some of the products are a bit expensive in Lush but they are totally worth it. 5/5
How I wish we had bath and body works in India. I picked this up from Canada when I went shopping. Bath and Body works got one of the best skin care collections. They have a huge range of body lotions, hand creams, shower gels, and many more.
This body lotion is from the Aromatherapy line. Got it in the lavender vanilla scent. This ones specifically made such a way to make you feel relaxed and easy for you to fall asleep. It can be used in the day time as well as night. It is a light, creamy body lotion. Smells of lavender and vanilla, duh! It absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving your skin feeling moisturised.
Comes in three different sizes. This ones a travel size, easy to carry with you on the flight. 5/5
Crabtree & Evelyn, doesn’t the name itself sound good? At first I thought it was just another skincare brand, but later I found out that it’s actually a very good one! This is the first product I got from this brand. It is a ultra moisturising hand cream from the Hand Care Collection.
Most of the hand creams I have bought were very greasy and sticky. So I kind of lost interest in hand creams for a while. Hearing so much about this brand I thought I’d give it a try. And honestly, this is one amazing hand cream! I got the one in Terocco Orange, Eucalyptus and sage. It has such a lovely citrus scent. It moisturises my hands so well and it’s not greasy or sticky. It gets absorbed into the skin fast and leaves it feeling smooth. The packaging for this is a aluminium (whatever metal that is) tube with a screw top. The only thing I don’t like is that the tube might get pressed when it’s in your bag or something and then when you open it, it comes gushing out. So a lil bit of product wastage there.
This might just be the cheapest product there but I think it’s worth it. Crabtree & Evelyn have a range of products which come in a mixture of scents. Definitely a must try for all those skincare freaks! 4/5 😛