Skincare Lust List | Summer 2015

For me, skincare is no.1 on the agenda so I'm constantly shopping about for new products to buy - naturally. I don't know about you but my web browsers always have tons of tabs open on new products that I have no time to sieve through, from other blog posts, youtube videos and just aimless product seeking. Given that we're well into summer, I thought it'd be more than appropriate to do a summer 2015 edition of my skincare lust list; products I'm dying to try this season.
1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream £22 / I'm becoming extremely fond of First Aid Beauty, many of their products do things that other brands just can't replicate. The Ultra Repair Cream, an extremely popular aid for distressed skin, is a multifunctional solution to basically any kind of skin issue that hits you, thanks to its soothing eucalyptus, oatmeal and shea butter. One of my favourite youtubers, probably my number one, Carli Bybel (subscribe if you haven't already!) recommended this cream as she like many of us, loves Sephora and shops there more than she cares to admit. My skin often reacts badly to weather changes and seasonally I could do with a cream that solves any issue I have, and this is definitely a must have for me.

2. La Roche Posay Effaclar Anti Blemish System £33 / It seems rather apt that one of my all time favourite skincare brands is french, which means moving to France couldn't make getting these gems any easier. You won't find one pharmacy in France that doesn't sell La Roche Posay skincare and I couldn't be happier about that. The Effaclar Anti Blemish System comprises of their top Effaclar products; the Purifying Foaming Gel, Effaclar Clarifying Toner (which as far as I know, isn't sold separately) and of course Effaclar Duo+. Having used Duo+ before, my skin definitely works so well with Effaclar and it allows me to maintain clear skin on a daily basis. 

3. The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask £24 / Even if you had no idea what this sleeping mask was like, using the word 'Bouncy' can't help but make this mask rather intriguing. I first saw this mask featured on Fleur de Force's channel and couldn't wait to try it. I recently got the chance to take a closer look in the Body Shop thanks to a lovely assistant saleswoman who was eager for me to try it. She told me that her boss, who was doing talks on the mask, had completely different hands thanks to the cream. One had was the smoothest, clearest skin on her body thanks to the many demonstrations she'd been doing! Overnight masks are some of my favourite restorative products to use, like the Origins Overnight Mask, I have to try this one!

4. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum £22.50 / I adore serums and the one thing I look for in a good serum, especially for overnight treatments, is hydration. More and more brands are clocking on to the fact that hydration is a key factor for all skin types, oily or dry, too little oil just makes the skin produce more. Vichy, another french brand I'll be seeing a lot more of, have brought out this dreamy serum that acts as a thermal protectant for the skin and reduces the skins sensitivity for up to 48 hrs. As the days are getting warmer and warmer my skin is getting more dry and sensitive, this serum would be ideal. 

5. Jurlique Clarifying Deep Cleansing Gel £20 / Over the last few months I've grown very fond of Oskia's Renaissance Cleansing Gel and since then I've been looking out for more melting cleansing gels to try. I don't know what it is, but there's something rather special and particularly soothing in cleansers that melt, derived from oils, that I just love. Jurlique's cleansing gel is specially formulated to hydrate, sooth and exfoliate thanks to its micro-beads and natural botanical oils. A must have!

6. + 7. DHC Pore Cleansing and Deep Cleansing Oils £25 / When counting the best cleansing oils of all time, DHC's deep cleansing oil always comes up. Yet I haven't tried it! When looking for it online I also came across another popular oil, the Pore Cleansing oil in a light blue bottle and I was rather intrigued. What's different about this cleanser, apart from the fact that its in a blue bottle, is that it provides a deeper cleanse with 9 natural oils; argan, coconut, evening primrose, grape seed, jojoba, sesame, avocado, and rice bran. As always, these oils are perfect for makeup removal and the pore cleansing oil also unclogs pores for a more thorough cleanse, not just for makeup removal. I would use this oil after exfoliating for a deep, enriching cleanse that keeps my pores squeaky clean.

8. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads £8 / If you follow Kylie Jenner on Instagram then you'll know that she recently became a brand ambassador for the company and endorses the products world wide. Her popularity certainly doesn't hurt the companies distribution numbers. Kylie Jenner or not, I've heard wonderful things about these facial exfoliating pads, and also that they're a brilliant dupe for First Aid Beauty's facial exfoliating pads, which are far more expensive. At only £8, who could say no? Plus, facial exfoliating pads are a cheat way to ensure your skin is properly exfoliated, as you use them post-cleanse, perfect for those of us who lead a somewhat rushed lifestyle.

What are you lusting after in skincare this summer? Tried any of the products on my list?

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