Beauty

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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