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2014-01-03 10.17.07Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyethylene, PEG-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Water, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol

Product Description: “Lightweight cleansing balm quickly dissolves stubborn eye and face makeups, including those with sunscreen. Transforms from a solid balm to a silky, fluid oil upon application. Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely. Non-greasy. Non-drying. For all skin types.”

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My Experience: I freaking LOVE this stuff. It’s so clever and simple that I can’t help but gush. I know it’s been around for ages and I’m probably late to the party, but it’s a staple in my cleansing ritual so I think it deserves a post. I first heard about this on Caroline Hiron’s uber knowledgeable and endearingly honest blog, which is having a major influence on my skincare choices of late. I love the heft of the pot and the fact that it looks unique when it sits next to all my other bottle and tube cleansers. Plus you get a ton of product and the texture is waxy, so it doesn’t seem to attract fluff like pots of cream. I use the top side of my nail to scrape out a pea-sized amount. I dab equal amounts on my forehead, nose, chin and each cheek. If I’m wearing heavy eye makeup, I put an extra dab on both eye lids. Then I massage it in. Within seconds, it transforms into a rich and oily texture that slides across the skin like silk. And it doesn’t irritate my ultra sensitive eyes, which is a rarity for me. When it’s washed off, my skin feels soft and calm and squeaky clean: there is no greasy residue or trace of makeup left behind. It has no scent but I don’t even care. This stuff should be in everyone’s cupboard. It’s a hellishly good, simple and straight up cleanser that lasts forever and cuts through stubborn make up like a hot knife through butter. I used to loathe coming home after a long and late night out and having to scrub away at my grimey makeup when all I wanted to do was crawl into bed. This product actually makes me feel better on those nights, because it’s so gentle and quick and effective. And because it just feels so luscious on my skin. Go get it. You won’t be sorry.

The Skinny: A beautifully simple cleanser I can always depend on and use with joy. It obliterates stubborn makeup, feels luxurious and leaves skin soft, calm and squeaky clean. This is a forever product in my cleanser wardrobe.

Cost: USA: $28.50 from Sephora

UK: £21 from Boots

Rating: HERO (goes above and beyond expectations)

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Key Ingredients:2014-01-03 10.23.28

Chamomile: Naturally calms and soothes your skin.

Gingko Biloba Extract: Energizes your skin for a radiant glow.

Kiwi Fruit Extract: Gently soothes skin.

Vitamin A Palmitate: This vitamin A derivative helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and skin texture.

Vitamin C Derivative: Helps brighten the appearance of skin.

Tocopherol Acetate: This Vitamin E derivative has antioxidant properties to provide free radical protection and help condition and restore skin.

Shea Butter: An effective emollient and moisturizer.

Glycerin: Provides optimum hydration to replenish and revitalize your skin’s appearance.

Product Description: “Nighttime is the perfect time to give your skin an intense hydration boost. Now you can enjoy a spa-quality hydrating mask at home right before bed when your skin is primed to absorb the maximum benefits. Just leave on this luxuriously intense hydrating mask for 5-10 minutes. You’ll love the soothed, smoothed feeling it gives your skin. Use 1-2 times weekly to boost skin’s moisture levels.”

My Experience: Hmm. I’m on the fence about this product. On one hand, I do notice an instant difference in the hydration of my skin when I rinse it off, on the other hand it doesn’t provide me with the spa-at-home feeing I so desire. I like the ingredients, the sleek yet convenient squeeze tube and the quick results. It’s very thick in consistency, like a paste, which was surprising to me because I don’t think of a paste as something that my skin is likely to soak up. Due to the thickness, it can feel a bit dry and difficult to spread across the skin. However, once it’s on, it stays put. I don’t even wash it off 10 minutes later as advised, I usually go straight to bed and leave it on overnight. However, when I wash it off within 10 minutes I do notice a difference. My skin is instantly softer, smoother and brighter. I think my main quibble about this product is that it doesn’t feel as luxurious as I would like. The scent has the earthy, herbal scent of a clay mask and the pasty texture doesn’t feel pampering on my fingers or on my face. It’s effective, no-nonsense and unfussy, which I’m sure some would appreciate. However, I like a moisturizing mask that has a touch of je ne sais quoi to it: an inviting fragrance, a silky texture that enriches the experience and encourages me to spend just a little bit more time massaging the product into my skin.

The Skinny: An effective yet minimalistic mask that transforms dry skin into soft, soothed and brightened skin within 10 minutes. I just wish it had an enticing scent and a less pasty texture.

Cost:

USA: $36 from Elizabeth Arden

UK: £22 from lookfantastic

Rating: 3/5

It’s been a while, I know. I’m sorry. There are several reasons for this, the most relevant being my masters degree, which has been relentlessly kicking my ass. I come bearing a peace offering gift in the form of a new review =)

Behold, Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream!

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Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Camphor, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, EDTA, Methylparaben, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyajuronate.

Product Description: “Concentrated glycerin moisturizer (enriched with Vitamins B2, C & E) helps hydrate, soothe and smooth rough, dry and extremely dry skin. Non-greasy formula absorbs instantly and stays locked in for hours. ‘A little dab goes a long way’.”

My Experience: I was terribly unhappy with the state of my skin over the winter. It was dry, more bumpy than usual and more sensitive than usual. There was flakiness across my forehead and around my nose that laughed in the face of exfoliators and creams. And my makeup looked cakey and dry. Yum. Anyway, I was desperately in need of a heavy duty moisturizer and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Also, it’s been my obsession for a few months now to find skincare products that aren’t expensive and contain several good key ingredients. This moisturizer ticks all those boxes. It’s a balm, not a cream, so it squeezes out thick like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. It’s yellow, which is odd for a moisturizer, but it doesn’t disturb me. I put a small blob of this on my forehead, cheeks and chin and spend a couple minutes massaging it in. It responds well to the heat of your hands and blends easily after a few seconds. And my skin sucks this up within minutes. It’s not heavy. It leaves my skin feeling soft and dewy without being sticky or greasy. Now, the smell. It’s not a great smell. I think Sam of the Pixiwoo sisters got it right on when she said it smells like Vicks. This is true, but it’s not a deal breaker. The smell dissipates quickly after you’ve rubbed it in and I like the results and the price well enough to put up with it. My skin is a lot happier now that I’ve been using this twice a day. It’s softer, smoother and I can feel the moisture in my skin hours after I’ve applied it. Plus it’s tamed my flakiest areas and now my makeup glides on. This stuff is no frills – it’s one of those basic multi-purpose gems that can be used for the whole family and on an array of dry areas including lips, hands, feet and cuticles. And a 33g tube has lasted me 2 months and going, which is more than I can say for some high-end 50g pots I’ve used in the past. I’m turning with the tide. Maybe basic really is better.

The Skinny: A great multi-purpose moisturizer that’s safe for the whole family to use and treats dry skin all over the body. It sinks in fast, quenches thirsty skin and contains some great ingredients. The smell could be off-putting for some, but it’s such a good product I’m happy to put up with it.

Cost:

USA: $16 for 1.25 oz, $25 for 2.5 oz from Sephora

UK: £12.50 for 33g, £19.50 for 70g from Cult Beauty

Rating: 5/5

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Distearate, Trisiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cholesterol, Jojoba Seed Oil, Steareth-10 Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera Fruite Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Morus Bombycis Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyalauronate, Panthenol, Ceramide 2, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose, Glycerin, Cyanocobalmin, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Linoleic Acid, Isohexadecane, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red 4.

Product Description: “The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals; de-snoozes, de-stresses, moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with a fully loaded vitamin zap and a mega dose of green tea.”

My Experience: This cream has been around a long time and is one of MAC’s hall of famers, and with good reason. It’s brimming with great ingredients and infuses skin with a beautiful glow. Although it’s technically a moisturizer, it’s really more of a cream highlighter with benefits. It doesn’t have quite enough hydration to be used alone, especially in the moisture-sapping chill of winter, but as a highlighter it’s quite lovely. And it isn’t sparkly or in your face, either. Dabbed across cheekbones, along the temples or down the center of the nose, it radiates fine, light-reflecting particles. Skin looks beaming and, when caught by the light, softly opalescent. And this doesn’t leave behind any sticky residue. It leaves skin feeling velvety smooth. I’ve even dotted this gently across my brow bone to give my eyes an enticing glimmer. This isn’t the product for you if you’re after a totally natural highlighter, because there’s a whisper of pearly shimmer. But, really, it’s one of the more delicately gorgeous light-infusing products out there. And for such a stellar product, it’s decidedly not extortionate. And it’s great for your skin. Go try it.

The Skinny: A cream that works wonders as a highlighter because it infuses the skin with a soft, pearly glow and it’s packed with good ingredients. There is some shimmer, but it’s very subtle. You needn’t fear the disco ball effect.

Cost:

UK: £12.50 for 30ml, £22.50 for 50ml from MAC

USA: $15 for 1 fl oz, $31 for 1.7 fl oz from MAC

Rating: 4/5

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Citrate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Coumarin, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Eugenol, Limonene, Isoeugenol, Ci 15985/Yellow 6E.

Winner of multiple skin care and beauty awards

Product Description: “The ultimate pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin—Clarins best-selling radiance booster helps eliminate signs of fatigue in a flash! Instantly moisturises, brightens and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed”.

My Experience: This product has been on my radar for a long time. And I’ll admit, albeit sheepishly, that I bought two Clarins products just to get their promotional gift pack, which included a travel size of this balm. Anyway, this is a little tube of wonder and shall remain a permanent fixture in my life. It’s loaded with soothing and nourishing ingredients. My skin drinks it up and within minutes I can see and feel the difference. My pores look smaller, my skin tighter, and the glow is akin to a wilting flower surging to life after a much-needed infusion of water. Skin texture also improves. It’s plumper, more even and makeup glides on butter smooth. As others have said, this isn’t something you use everyday, lest your skin get used to it and fail to noticeably perk up. I’ve been using it once a week, on a day when I want to look particularly fresh and beaming. This isn’t a cheap product, but everyone would benefit from a little slice of radiance to brighten their skin on a lacklustre day. I know I do.

The Skinny: A wondrous balm that tightens and improves the look of your skin while imparting a radiant glow. Pricey but worth it.

Cost:

UK: £25.20 from feelunique.com

USA: $45 from Sephora

Rating: HERO (goes above and beyond expectations)

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Isostearyl isostearate, Sorbitan stearate, Cetearyl alcohol, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Dimethicone, Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl acetate, Rosa moschata seed oil, Methylparaben, Sucrose cocoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Dimethiconol, Sodium PCA, Xanthan gum, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Ethylparaben, Ascorbyl glucoside, Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium PCA, T-butyl alcohol, Citric acid, Dipropylene glycol, Zinc PCA, Biosaccharide gum-1, Potassium hydroxide, Manganese PCA, Potassium sorbate, Ascorbyl palmitate.

Hypo-allergenic

Skin Type: Dry / Very Dry

Product Description: “A rich and intensive moisture cream to instantly nourish and promote optimum hydration while you sleep. Designed to work in harmony with your skin, replacing lost moisture and leaving you with healthy looking radiant skin”.

My Experience: My papery skin has been in desperate need of TLC recently, so I scoured the shelves for an inexpensive yet nourishing night cream. As you know, I fell hard and fast for No7’s deliciously dessert-like Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask. And No7 has rescued me yet again. This is a rich and silky night cream with a touch of fragrance. I love it when a night cream sticks to my fingers in thick dollops, I suppose because I like the thought of giving my skin an intensive treat while I sleep. And I slather this on with abandon each night. My skin drinks it up, and after about ten minutes feels softly quenched, but not greasy. Upon waking my skin is velvety smooth. This is good stuff, and ever so reasonably priced. I’ve noticed since the brand revamp that No7 products closely resemble another of my favorite British brands, Elemis. And I’m not complaining, because I love the sleek and delicately shaded white and pastel bottles and tubes. Now, I’ve got my eye on their Melting Gel cleanser, which is the spitting image of the Elemis one. I’m curious as to how it compares. Kudos, No7. You get better by the day!

The Skinny: A rich, thick night cream that absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Cost:

UK: £13.50 from Boots (but you can get this even cheaper if you happen to have one of those nifty Boots skin care vouchers!)

USA: $13.99 from Target

Rating: 4/5

Ingredients: Deionized Water,Sodium Lauryl Sulfate,Cocamide DEA,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Sodium Chloride, Glycolic AcidMatricaria Extract,Yarrow Extract, St Johns Wort ExtractChamomile ExtractSage Extract.

Product Description: “For dull, congested skin, this lathering, deep cleanser has the exfoliating powers of Glycolic Acid to break down build-up from skins surface, reduce minor discoloration and leave skin radiant and smooth. Formulated with Herbal Extracts for soothing benefits. Best when used 2-3 times weekly or as recommended by your skin specialist based on your skins needs”.

My Experience: So, I’ve put this review off for some time because I’m in two minds about this product. I think it’s a godsend, but I also wince every time I look at it. First of all, it’s not a pretty product (and that’s not the main reason it makes me wince!). The packaging is basic and clinical, like most Mario Badescu products, and the liquid is a cloudy yellow. Certain bodily fluids spring to mind. But that’s okay, because this does exactly what is says on the tin. Not many products give instant results like this. You only need a tiny amount to do the job, and it lathers well. After only a minute or two, the texture of my skin feels noticeably smoother. And that’s what I love about this cleanser. You can feel it working the instant its spread across your face. After a couple of weeks, the over all texture of my skin also improved. Stubborn little bumps cleared, blackheads reduced. Now onto what I don’t like. It’s very harsh, although Mario Badescu claims it can be adjusted to your skin type, and those with sensitive skin should only use it 1-2 times per week. I used this twice a week, then once, then every other week, and my skin was still dry as the Sahara. I spent a month nursing my skin back to health with gentle cleansers and intensive moisturizers. I’m so sad over this. But I’d still recommend it to those with more robust skin, because it doesn’t cost the earth and it really does improve skin texture.

The Skinny: This works wonders at smoothing and improving skin texture, but those with sensitive skin must beware, because it can be very drying.

Cost:

UK: £13.95 from BeautyBay

USA: $15 from Mario Badescu

Rating: 3/5

When one is lucky enough to steal away to France for an early autumn sojourn, one must make the time to purchase some French skin care products (particularly if one happens to be a beauty fanatic). I recall the lovely Lisa Eldridge detailing time spent browsing French pharmacies for endless beauty treasures, so I dipped into a little pharmacy to do some searching of my own. Unfortunately, I only had a few minutes before racing to catch the Eurostar, so I picked up only a few (but fab!) items.

1. Bonne Mere Gentle Milk Body Wash by L’Occitane (UK: £22 for 600 ml, USA: $34 for 20.2 fl oz)

Ingredients: White mallow milk

Tested under ophtalmological and dermalogical control, this hypoallergenic body wash is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Product Description: “Enriched with moisturising and soothing white mallow milk, this smooth, cleansing shower cream melts onto the skin. Ideal for the whole family*, this creamy formula leaves the skin soft, hydrated and lightly scented. Tested under ophtalmological and dermalogical control, this hypoallergenic body wash is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin”.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m a huge fan of L’Occitane. Their Milk Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap is my go-to soap bar. In fact, I almost snapped up another, until I saw this uber cute body wash. I utterly adore the packaging: it has the charming French vintage look that L’Occitane does so well, and it’s made from sturdy plastic with a convenient little pump popping out the top. The smell is deliciously fresh. It reminds me of just-washed cotton sheets billowing in a summer breeze. The texture is creamy and a small amount lathers up very well. It leaves my skin soft but also squeaky clean, which is a difficult balance for moisturizing body washes to master.

2. NUXE Cleansing Milk with Three Roses, Hazelnut Oil and Orange Blossom (UK: £27 for 400 ml, USA: $22 for 6.7 oz)

Ingredients: Rosa Damascena (rose floral water), cotton seed oil, coconut oil, vitamin E, macadamia oil.

94,1% ingredients of natural origin. No Parabens.

Product Description: “NUXE Demaquillant Aux 3 Roses Cleansing Milk is an ultra soft, simple, efficient and perfect addition to your daily morning and evening beauty ritual. Suitable for all skin types and ages”.

This is a wonderfully gentle and soothing cleanser full of nourishing ingredients. It’s silky and has a faint, sweet yet fresh smell. The packaging is secure and clean: the lid screws off and you can squeeze a generous, yet tidy blob out of the top. No mess, no stress. Directions advise you to apply it with cotton pads and remove it with toner, so no rinsing is a gentler option if your skin is easily disturbed. I’ve used it this way, and also rinsed it off with water after using my Clarisonic. Both ways work excellently, but gently wiping it off with toner-soaked cotton pads is more hydrating if your skin needs an extra boost. My skin looks less red after I use this cleanser, and feels plump and soft. And it doesn’t irritate my eyes, either. It’s a lovely addition to my cleansing regime.

3. Bioderma Crealine TS H2O Micelle Solution

Ingredients: Aqua, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Disodium EDTA, Cetrimonium Bromide.

Product Description: A gentle cleansing water, suitable for eyes and sensitive and fragile skin.

I’ve not tried this yet, but I grabbed two bottles that were on offer in a little pharmacy. As far as I know, you can’t purchase this in stores in the USA or UK, so I would advise trying Amazon or Ebay. This is the makeup remover of choice for tons of makeup artists, including Lisa Eldridge. It’s meant to effectively remove makeup without distressing even the most sensitive skin. I’m partial to cleansing waters for removing eye makeup because of my seriously sensitive eyes, so I have no doubt that I’ll be using up both these bottles in the next few months. And then I’ll have to scramble to find replacements on the internet because this lovely product is so hard to get your mits on unless you’re in France.

Ingredients: water (aqua), sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, coco-glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) alcohol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, geranium maculatum oil, guaiac (guaiacum officinale) extract, cymbopogon martini oil, rosa damascena extract, amyris balsamifera bark oil, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, salvia officinalis (sage) oil, cinnamomum cassia leaf oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, piper nigrum (pepper) seed extract, polysorbate 20, glycerin, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid, imidazolidinyl urea, yellow 5 (ci 19140).

Product Description: “our award-winning daily facial cleanser is formulated to gently cleanse, tone and melt away all face and eye makeup in one simple step, while lightly hydrating the skin”.

My Experience: This is an uber popular cleanser. It’s meant to be very gentle on the skin and thorough at removing makeup, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I like philosophy as a brand, from the yummy scented shower gels to the practical and durable packaging. It’s aimed at bridging the gap between “the doctors’ offices and retail, so women everywhere could personally access leading skin care technologies”. It’s also nice that philosophy gives you lots of price options. This cleanser is available in three different sizes, ranging in price from £8 – £28.50 (£10 – $49.50 in the USA). I chose the smallest size. This is a decent, no-nonsense cleanser. It’s fragrance free, which is a plus for those with ultra sensitive skin. But it’s a bit of a downside for me. Although I admire the omission of fragrance, a cleanser just doesn’t feel like a treat for my skin unless it has some sort of lovely, alluring smell that enhances my cleansing routine. The cleanser’s texture is silky smooth, though, and glides over the skin. Makeup washes away easily and my skin is left feeling fresh and clean. However, it stings my eyes to the point of angry, eye-squinting redness, so I’m afraid I can’t praise its gentleness. This cleanser reminds me a lot of Peter Thomas Roth’s Gentle Foaming Cleanser. It has the same pros and cons: simple packaging, a formula free from synthetic fragrance, efficient cleansing without stripping the skin, yet it’s too harsh for my eyes. This cleanser is much cheaper, though, and gets a lot more raves, particularly from those with acne-prone skin. It’s a decent cleanser, it’s just not for me.

The Skinny: A decent, no-frills cleanser that’s free from fragrance. It’s effective at removing makeup and leaving skin feeling fresh and clean, however, it stings my eyes and just feels too basic. I like to feel like I’m treating my skin, not just cleaning it.

Cost:

UK: £8 for 90ml from philosophy

USA: £10 for 3 oz from philosophy

Rating: 3/5

Ingredients: Glycerin, cocoa butter, ceramides, vitamin E, vitamin C

Skin Type: Dry / Very Dry

Product Description: “This mask has an intense moisture boost to leave your skin feeling beautifully soft and smooth. Glycerin and Cocoa butter combine with emollients to nourish and deeply moisturize the skin. Ceramides and cholesterol will target the very surface of the skin, adding essential lipids (or oils) and strengthening its surface. Contains Vitamin E and C”.

My Experience: My skin has been paper dry recently. My normal Shiseido and Clarins moisturizers weren’t helping, and I was in serious need of moisture infusion. I was roaming Boots when I came across this mask. It was the packaging that got me at first. It’s really scrumptious. A chubby, transparent little pump tube filled with frothy layers of apricot-colored silky cream. As always, I’m an utter sucker for good marketing. An intensive hydration mask for your face that looks like a whipped dessert? Yes please! Obviously cans of whipped cream aren’t as pretty as this, but they should be (take note, whipped cream manufacturers!). Anyway, I digress. This is a great little product. The instructions advise you to sweep it over the face, avoiding the eye area, and let it soak in for 3 minutes before tissuing and rinsing off. For a more intensive moisture boost, you can leave it on for 10 minutes or even over night. One pump dispenses a perfect little blob of cream that is sufficient for your whole face. My skin soaks this up within minutes and my dry areas become smooth and silky. Most of the time, however, I leave it on over night and wake up to dreamy soft and plump skin. It’s been such a great dry skin remedy and I’m so pleased I found it. I’ve been using it regularly over the past couple weeks and my skin has been thanking me. And it’s reasonably priced. And you get a ton of it. I have a feeling this is going to be my new best friend in the moisture-sapping months of winter. Two thumbs up!

The Skinny: A reasonably priced, thirst-quenching treat for dry, flaky skin. Highly recommended!

Cost:

UK: £12.50 from Boots

USA: $16.99 from Boots

Rating: 5/5