A few weeks ago I ran out of moisturiser so decided to order the YesTo Carrots day cream from MyPure which is for normal to dry skin. I really like the packaging and the moisturiser smells lovely but unfortunately I seem to be allergic to something in it – it gave me little itchy red patches on my face. I’ve only had an allergic reaction to a product once (the Dr Organic Rose Otto Cleansing Milk) and the reaction to the Yes To Carrots moisturiser was not as bad. I have no idea what it was that caused the reaction as MyPure only sells products without nasty chemicals. It’s a bit annoying as it looks like it should be a really good moisturiser! Has anyone else had a reaction to this day cream?
When I’m going on holiday, I like to take smaller products so that I don’t have to carry lots of product that won’t end up being used. This Nurture Protect Travel Kit is perfect. It contains a day cream with SPF 15 (20ml), a night cream (20ml), moisture boosting serum (20ml), eye cream (6ml) and a little packet of 15 cleansing wipes. All of these products come in a little see-through bag and the products are small enough to go in your hand luggage on the plane so you can keep your skin hydrated during the flight. There should be enough product to get you through a two week holiday and the set costs just £14.95 which is, I think, really affordable. The products in the Nurture Protect range are hypoallergenic so suitable for sensitive skin, free from fragrance, colours and artificial preservatives and are not tested on animals.
Energys Resonance is a range of natural skincare products. They don’t contain chemical emulsifiers, aggressive chemical preservatives, SLS, mineral oils, silicone oil, polyethylene glycols or parabens. I’ve been trying out the following products:
From looking at their website, it seems as though the Energys products are suitable for pretty much any skin type. I’ve got quite dry skin and I’ve definitely noticed an improvement since I started using the range. All of the products of much more than I would normally pay which may be why I’ve actually seen an improvement in my skin!
The cleanser is really good and has a lovely fresh smell. It also removes eye makeup which is something I look for in a cleanser as I can’t really be bothered using two products when I could use one. The Gentle Exfoliant is in fact gentle, unlike lots of other so called ‘gentle’ exfoliators which make your skin feel as though you’ve rubbed it with sand paper.
The Youthful Skin Elixir is basically just a toner but it comes in a cute glass bottle which looks pretty smart. Instead of using the skin elixir you can use the Energy Gel which does a similar thing but can also be used during the day to sooth headaches, tired feet or tense shoulder muscles.
I really like the face mask which can be used 2 to 3 times a week. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and clean! The moisturiser is good as well although it doesn’t smell quite as nice as some of the other products in the range. It feels quite greasy when you apply it but it skins in faster than you would expect and makes my skin so smooth. I really love it but I don’t know whether I could put up with the smell for more than one tub?
The only product I haven’t been impressed with is the eye cream. This just seems to sit on the skin under my eyes and not sink in at all. It feels greasy hours after I apply it and makes my under eye area look a bit shiny. That being said, I really wish I wasn’t a student and could afford to buy the other products from this skincare range!
I’ve been using Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream since I got back from my holiday 10 days ago. Although I’m only 20, I’ve read a few times that we should use anti aging products from the age of 15 so thought I’d give it a go. I’m not entirely sure what to say though as there is no way I can tell whether it’s worked until I’m older!
The main reason I chose this moisturiser is that it has spf 15 and isn’t very expensive at around £6.50 for 50ml. I really like the look of the packaging with the pump to dispense the moisturiser. However, the first few times I used it, I pressed the pump down all the way and ended up with far too much, but I got used to it pretty quickly! The moisturiser itself seems good so far – it doesn’t make my skin feel greasy although some days it has felt a bit dry so I’ve had to apply it twice. It has no perfumes or colours so should be ok to use on sensitive skin. Looking at the ingredients list it looks like there are loads of chemicals in it which is a bit surprising as I thought Simple were a brand which used mostly natural ingredients. I’m not sure which of the chemicals are natural and which aren’t, but I did spot a parabens in the list and I’ve been told that these are bad for your skin.
I’m going to finish using the bottle as I’ve been looking for a moisturiser with spf for ages and so far I’ve had no problems with it. I might try to find out a bit more about the ingredients though before I buy it again!