Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Skincare Extras

I've seen a few of these posts floating around recently so I thought it would be fun to share the skincare extras I reach for, such as masks and treatments to keep my skin in good nick! 
First set of products is for breakouts, first being two masks. Starting with the Origins Out Of Trouble, my go to mask for blemishes, this stuff is amazing and getting rid of those big painful blemishes and I can't be without it. Next is the REN Invisible Pore Detox Mask, perfect for when my skin is feeling congested and in need of a deep cleanse. Not drying at all and even helps with oilyness and blemishes! Perfect. Onto actual spot treatments, the Murad Blemishes Spot Treatment is perfect for healing a blemish with leaving any dry patches and even helps with scarring. For those big horrible blemishes the Origins Super Spot Remover does the job, can be a little drying so I only use this on those blemishes that just won't go!
The next two products are for radiance and exfoliating, both from REN because I adore their products. The first is the REN Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask, feels like marmalade on your skin but removes dead skin cells leaving your skin feeling smooth and brighter. This stuff really does work but my favourite radiance product is definitely the REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate, similar to the infamous Alpha H Liquid Gold, this thick liquid works best applied alone but isn't drying. The next morning for skin feel amazingly soft and bright, I also think this has helped fade my acne scarring, love this stuff and seems to be last well. I would use either of these products once a week.
Last few bits each do something different. The Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask is amazing for dehydrated skin because it adds moisture back into the skin, also makes it feel cleansed and the manuka honey helps with blemishes. Next up the La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque, a Winter essential when my skin is feeling dry. Applied all over and left over night, the next day my skin feels smooth and hydrated. Final product is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, I only use this the warmer months to refresh the skin. I love spritzing this on after applying my make-up to stop it feeling heavy on the skin. 

So those are my skincare extras, what are some of the products you reach for when your skin is needing some extra help?


  1. You have just added a few more things to my wish list - the antipodes mask and the REN masks sound great :) I love the caudalie beauty elixer is fantastic x

  2. Great post hun! the Caudalie is on my wish list.


    1. Thank you, I would definitely recommend trying it :)


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