I buy an awful lot of beauty and skincare products and a lot of the time I don’t finish things, I end up throwing them out when I realise I’ve had them too long or they just sit in my drawers. I am trying to be more reserved when it comes to buying new products and this year I have been much better when it comes to whimsically buying things that I really don’t need. Having tried a lot of items there are a few things which I just couldn’t be without.
Garnier Micellar Water
I swear by this for removing my makeup on a daily basis and I get through a large bottle within 3-4 month’s on average so that’s quite a few each year. I used to use makeup wipes but found that they didn’t remove all of the makeup I was wearing which admittedly can be a lot sometimes. Having tried plenty of different Micellar Waters – including some pretty pricey ones – I can say that the Garnier version is the best value but also the best for removing my makeup.
Pixi Glow Tonic
Everyone used to rave about the Pixi Glow Tonic but it took me a while before I tried it out having picked it up cheap in a Target when I was in New York last summer. I never really used toner, I didn’t quite get what it did to my skin but with the Pixi one I can see a visual difference as my skin looks brighter and clearer straight away. Having only just got into a routine of using it every day I am almost finished with my first bottle and have my second one ready and waiting.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
This was another item I picked up on my New York trip after trying a few cheaper overnight masks and loving them. Usually I hate scented products but this has the perfect mango scent which isn’t overpowering so it wins for that alone as it feels so refreshing. I used to have some dry patches around my nose but as soon as I started using this they pretty much disappear which is fantastic as my skin always feels so hydrating and bouncy after I use it which is usually a few times a week. Unlike some other overnight masks, it isn’t heavy which means it sinks pretty quickly into the skin and doesn’t feel greasy.