Some new products have made their way into my life recently; some good, some amazing. Instead of doing a single post about each one, I thought I’d lump them all into one convenient post because a) I’m lazy and b) there really isn’t enough to say about each one to merit individual posts.
1. Bioderma Sebium Intensive Purifying Care. This is an interesting one. I’ve long been a fan of the Sebium Pore Refiner (you can read my review here) so I’m interested to see how this one plays out. It’s specifically for acne prone skin and promises to reduce scarring and blemishes and significantly reduce the appearance of blackheads. I’ve only used it once so far so I will report back in more detail in a few weeks time. I will say however, it has a gorgeous texture – soft, silky and very soothing on the skin. Watch this space…
2. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer. This is a lovely product. I’ve been slapping it on for a few days now and it hasn’t resulted in any breakouts or other reactions. What I have noticed however, is that my skin is SIGNIFICANTLY less red. I put that in caps just to stress how massive the difference is. Like, major. I really like the texture of this, how it feels on my skin and the packaging. Who doesn’t love a bit of Kiehl’s? Possible HG product, that’s all I’m saying for now…
3. Karora Tinted Self Tan Mist. This is one of a couple of new tanning products that I have tried recently. I met lovely Karen from Karora a couple of weeks ago here in Dubai for a coffee and a natter. Karora is being launched here at the end of the year so she gave me this one to try and Karora Instant Self Tan, which I haven’t got around to using yet. The mist is a tricky one (well, for non-tanning experts like myself). Due to its delicious smell and super light um, misty texture I didn’t really pay much attention to what I was doing the first time I applied it and treated it like a non-fake tan. I shoved it on sloppily and thought ‘that’ll do’ – as a result it was patchy in various places. Once I applied it correctly however, it was a whole different story. The colour of this is gorgeous and so natural, plus the mist texture makes it very easy to apply. What’s going on with Irish brands taking over the tanning market, eh? Vita Liberata, Karora and now Cocoa Brown (which I’ll be reviewing this week). It’s probably because we’re a nation of pale faces and know a good fake tan when we see it… ha!
4. Oribe Dry Texturising Spray. There has been so much faff about this in the beauty blogging community the last couple of months that I have been mad to try it. People have been singing its praises saying it’s the best volumising product on the market, etc. Laura was also sucked in by the claims so she picked up two cans for us from Space NK. I have to say, I genuinely don’t get what all the fuss is about. It’s basically a bog standard dry shampoo – albeit one that makes your hair feel like damp, dense straw at times. Yes, it volumises (is that a word?) the hair nicely but so does my Davines Refreshing Spray and so do Batiste’s offerings. A nice product but outrageously overpriced.
5. Narciso Rodriguez for her, Musc Oil. My current favourite fragrance, this is a beautiful oil perfume which was released here just last month. I’ve never really used oil perfumes in the past and now think I may have missed out on many gorgeous scents simply because this one is so divine. It’s a sultry, warm fragrance with sweet honey, apricot and musk notes. It’s an almost creamy fragrance, if that makes sense – just totally delicious.
So there we are, a quick (not really) roundup of new stuff. Are you using any of these at the moment? I think I may have gone a bit fake tan mad of late so expect lots of tan related posts soon