My Top 5 'New In' Skincare Products
Pixi Glow Tonic
Transformulas Lip Volume
There are so many products on the market that contain spices and chemicals that basically irritate the lips into swelling, causing that semi-permanent increase in lip size and giving them the ‘lip plumping’ name. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not one to get ‘spendy’ on lip plumper’s as I believe only surgery can give you a permanent plumped pout. However this product is a little more than just your average lip plumper. The product itself has a peppermint scent that leaves a cooling sensation on the lips. It doesn’t burn nor sting, in fact it barely even tingles; instead it leaves my lips feeling incredibly moisturised and hydrated whilst smoothing over any visible lines which all in all lead to a more plump, softer appearance. Since using the product for just over a week now I have noticed that my lips are more smooth and fuller without increasing in size. If anything I simply buy this product as a hydrating lip treatment as it’s incredible but it won’t give you anything that surgery could.
Huygens Face Scrub
I discovered this product when it landed in my Birch Box and it’s been a great edition to my skincare regime. The scrub itself has a thick paste like consistency that contains rice powder particles which provide an intense yet gentle exfoliation. The product also contains the added ingredients of sesame oil and green tea which help to hydrate and moisturise the skin as it removes dead skin cells. The scent reminds me a little of toothpaste and to be honest the texture is pretty similar except it isn’t sticky. I like to use this product 2 or 3 times a week to deeply exfoliate my skin and I’m pretty impressed how a small 5p sized amount goes a long, long way.
Ren has always been a favourite skincare brand of mine except I very rarely purchase their products as the price tag is a little too high for something you literally wash down the sink. However at the same time that I was browsing through the M&S beauty section I also found this Ren 100ml mini which for £6 I couldn’t quibble. The scent reminds me of Turkish delight (which will be the rose) so it was an instant hit! The texture is a strange gloopy, medium consistency which once applied to dry skin spreads evenly across, providing a light foam which increases once water is added. I love how quick and easy this product is and it makes a great morning ‘wake me up’ cleanser.
Transformulas Hydration Gold Hydration Cream
I was pretty intrigued when this product first landed in my PO Box. First of all it contains 23 carat gold powder and hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid) so I was instantly sold on trying it out. I was also incredibly surprised as to how versatile this small little bottle of ‘gold’ was. The product itself has a (pretty obvious) gold radiance which when applied to this skin creates a natural, holiday like glow. It doesn’t feel too hydrating but it does soften the skin and also creates a flawless makeup free healthy appearance. But as well as an anti-aging moisturiser that claims to tone, firm, and nourish it also works incredibly well as a base to your foundation if you’re after a more natural glow. You can either add it into your foundation or apply it as a primer base. As well as an addition to your foundation this little pot of gold also works incredibly well (if you haven’t already guessed) as a highlighter! I’ve used it a number of times to highlight my cheek bones and cupids bow which has led to a number of strangers asking what highlighter I’ve used!
(*) As part of this blog post I was gifted the Transformulas products in exchange for a review however all opinions are my own and it was my personal preference to feature them in this blog post.