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Face creams – my trio

12 listopada 2016

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Surprisingly so far I was mostly focusing on ‚foodie’ posts. Why surprisingly? Well, most of the time my inner lazy me is saying ‚hey! let’s order a takeway!’.

Today I prepared something a little bit different, trio of my favourite face creams. Make-up really can create miracles, and a good foundation can transform Fiona into a beautiful princess ( believe me, I tested it on myself). Great make-up is not all though, it won’t look good if your skin in dry and shedding like your neighbours iguana! So girls, drink that water and moisturise!

I have very sensitive skin, and it is difficult to find a cream that my skin would agree with, these are my three holy grails in terms of skin care.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, 50ml 

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I bought this cream after watching a YT video about skin routine. I had Kiehl’s avocado eye cream before and it did not match my expectations, my eyes were red and sore after using it, so I wasn’t convinced about Ultra Facial Cream, but I took the risk, and I am glad I did!

It has a very lightweight and thin texture, and that is the main reason why I am using it when I want to maintain skin hydration, from my experience it won’t be of much use if your skin is very dry, although some people may disagree with this statement. It has an almost watery texture, but is absolutely amazing for people with allergies and sensitive skin.

I know some people thinks it is great to use under make-up, but it did not work for me, the cream is too shiny to work well with my matt foundation. I use it mostly as a night cream or day cream when I am staying at home and chilling in a bossy bun hair style as my boyfriend describes it.

Pros:

  • lightweight texture
  • good price
  • very efficient, you don’t need much
  • great for sensitive skin
  • non-sticky
  • absorbs quickly

Cons:

  • not for very, very dry skin
  • not for people who have oily skin, as it will add additional shine to it

 

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It retails for £24 on the official Kiehl’s website.

 

Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream, 50 ml 

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I won’t lie, it is not the cheapest face cream, and regardless of my own and other bloggers opinions you should get a sample first and check if it is good for your skin.

It is an anti-ageing cream, good for all skin types, and surprisingly it does agree with my very sensitive skin as well! It has rich and thick consistence, so it is very different from the Kiehl’s cream. It hydrates really well, and is good for a loss of radiance. You will only need a little so the jar will last you for a while!

I have to admit, it is my favourite cream, it is rich, but not heavy and sinks into my skin really smoothly. It keeps hydration really well, even if I forget to put cream on my face for a few days I still can feel effects of this cream, my skin remains smooth and plump. I love using it after face masks to maximise the effect of radiant skin.

If you want a little luxury in your life, this would be a great choice! The golden box looks lush on the bedside table as well, which is an additional perk.

Pros:

  • fights dullness and adds radiance
  • will suit most of the skin types
  • hydrates really well
  • smooth the skin
  • tone the skin
  • packaging

Cons:

  • price!

 

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It retails for £63 on the official Estée Lauder website.

 

Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 20, 50 ml

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And last, but not least , a little gem from Clinique. I couldn’t praise this brand more, they never disappoint me in terms of sensitive skin care.

I know they previously had this version with spf 25, and people are saying it was better, but I have never used it so all I can say is that spf 20 is fab and works for me. It hydrates my skin really well, does not leave it greasy and gives extra protection. Skin feels fresh and supple. It is one of these creams that you use as day or night cream. It is fragrance free and does not clog pores. Overall, it is a great product, but without that wow effect Estée Lauder gives. 

Pros:

  • hydrates 
  • great for sensitive skin 
  • good for sensitive eyes 

Cons:

  • not great under makeup 
  • it is not the cheapest 

 

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It retails for £40 on the official Clinique website.


It is important to acknowledge that every skin type will need different type of cream. My skin is very sensitive with tendencies of dryness on my upper cheeks and forehead areas when left without moisturising for too long. I don’t have acne or oily skin.

What are your thoughts? Did you use any of these before? What is your holy grail of face creams? 

Girls, please remember creams won’t be as effective as you want unless you moisturise yourself from the inside as well! Drink plenty and eat veg and fruit! And if you are not a big fan of healthy eating, maybe try some smoothie recipes. Let me know if you want me to post them anytime soon.

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  • aleks

    Świetny wpis 😀 Pielęgnacja to podstawa

    • dziękuje 🙂 zdecydowanie! inaczej moja skóra jest wysuszona i mało elastyczna.

  • I am generally not interested in cosmetics, but I really like Estée Lauder 🙂

    • It is not for everyone, but I do agree Estée Lauder has many good products 🙂

  • Kasia

    I suppose it is always reasonable to get a sample first and great that you remind of that. Personally I never buy a cream without testing it first as my skin is rather sensitive, not much fun to live with it, but there you go 🙂 😉

    • Ha, I agree, we are not the luckiest with sensitive skin, but it always could be worse 🙂 I always try to get samples first, especially in terms of eye creams. If you have sensitive skin, do you know any good eye creams? 🙂

  • Co do kremów – musze je zmieniać w zależnosci od pory roku, po porodzie to już w ogóle specjalistyczne na zamówienie od dermatologa… piękny wielbłąd swoja drogą 🙂

    • Dziękuje, jak go zobaczyłam to wiedziałam, że musi być mój! 🙂

      O jejku, to poważnie, sprawdzają się te na zamówienie?

      • Oj kochana różnie… Po prostu mam boom hormonalny po porodzie.

  • Mikijiu

    Nie miałam jeszcze styczności z żadnym z tych produktów, ale chętnie bym je przygarnęła 🙂

    https://roseaud.blogspot.com/

    • Ja z chęcia przygarnę wszystkie kosmetyki 😉

  • Rachael Dickinson

    Great review. OMG that camel though, love it!!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

  • z żadnym się jeszcze bliżej nie zapoznałam, obecnie używam kremu od Bielendy

  • A ja już dawno temu odstawiłam kremy i balsamy, używam do smarowania oleju kokosowego lub masła shea. To bardziej służy mojej skórze, poza tym jestem pasjonatką naturalnego dbania o siebie.

    • U mnie się nie sprawdzają do nawilżania skóry niestety, ale olej kokosowy uwilebiam jako zmywacz makijażu 🙂

  • Kasia Konopa

    I like this post visually, but unfortunately those brands are not my favorite – I know them very well, but I would certainly not recomend them for sensitive skin.
    All the best on your beauty journey!

    • They work really well for my sensitive skin, but as I mentioned in the post every skin type and person might react differently to these and any other creams 🙂

      Which one would you recommend for sensitive skin?

  • Wyczytałam poniżej w komentarzach, że olej do zmywania paznokci? Jak to??:) Chętnie poznam szczegóły. Używam jako kosmetyk ale jako emulsja nawilżająca, albo czasem jako alternatywa pasty do zębów 🙂

    • Do zmywania makijażu 🙂 niestety takiego odkrycia naturalnego do zmywania paznokci jeszcze nie wynalazłam! 🙁

      Ooo do mycia zębów? I działa to? Chętnie bym coś o tym poczytała.

      • Zakręcona… nie wiem gdzie ja wyczytałam o paznokciach 🙂 ale o makijazu też nie słyszałam… ? Oj tak mycie zębów olejem kokosowym to ostatnio dość modny temat. Niektórzy myją samym olejem, inni mieszają z olejkami, sodą itd Taka naturalna pasta do zębów 🙂

        • Do zmywania makijażu jest super! 🙂 bierzesz trochę na palce i po prostu aplikujesz, olej rozpuści nawet wodoodporny makijaż, ja potem przecieram twarz wilgotną szmatką od Clinique i używam toniku 🙂

          Muszę wypróbować! A ty jak używasz? Z olejkami czy z sodą? Poczytam o tym. 🙂

  • Jeśli chodzi o kremy do twarzy, to ja jestem od jakiegoś czasu wierna marce Yves Rocher. Ich kremu są niedrogie, wydajne i ich konsystencja bardzo mi odpowiada 🙂

    • A jaką mają konsystencje? Dużo dobrego słyszałam o ich marce! 🙂

  • Słyszałam o kremach Kiehls dużo dobrego,ale wolę naturalne produkty,więc raczej się na nie nie zdecyduje 🙂

    • A co używasz z naturalnych produktów? 🙂

  • Ewa Kamińska

    Ja od jakiegoś czasu używam olejków do twarzy. Bardzo polecam 🙂

    • A jakie konkretnie? Ja lubię arganowy i z pestek winogron 🙂

  • Dagmara Szkudlarek

    Ja na swoją skrę stosuję naprzemiennie różne oleje, tamanu, argan, jojoba, lniany, ostropest, oliwa z oliwek 🙂 Polecam 🙂

    • Teraz mam peeling do ciała z nasionami ostrpestu, ale olejku jeszcze nie używałam! 🙂

  • Guesswhatpl

    Olejki do twarzy są świetne, zwłaszcza w pielęgnacji potrafią zdziałać cuda 🙂

    • Mam kilka, szczególnie arganowy mi służy, bo kokosowy niestety tylko do zmywania makijażu 🙂