Lately, it seems that I finish skincare products a lot harder than before. I also use less products so it’s quite understandable that I don’t have a lot of them to talk about today. It always comes down to the impressions after I finish a product: what were it’s effects on my skin, is it worth repurchasing, are there any other alternatives I’d like to try? The answer to the latter is always yes, but there are also products I always come back to at some point.
Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream ($23.50)
The first product I ever tried from this brand is their Supple Preparation Toner which I loved! Their Midnight Blue Calming Cream is destined for those with sensitive skin, in need for a gentle care. I mainly used this on the nights with acids and I found that it indeed has calming properties. The gel and fast absorbing formula make this a great skincare product all year round. Plus, it’s a Korean skincare product and everybody knows, Korean girls have the best skin ever. I actually received this product from Wishtrend, but I would consider purchasing it in the future.
Vichy Liftactiv Supreme Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer ($42)
This skincare product targets the signs of aging like wrinkles and loss of firmness. It is enriched with a gentle exfoliating agent for softer and smoother skin. I expected this to be a heavy duty moisturizer, thick and hard to absorb, but I was surprised to find inside the most silk like texture. I used this at night and in the morning I always woke up with better skin. This means that my skin was, maybe, a little firmer, but definitely brighter! I thoroughly enjoyed using this moisturizer and I will definitely repurchase it at some point. This is one of the best moisturizers I’ve ever used and I’m talking here about immediate results such as brightness and a generally better condition of the skin.
Aslavital Renegerating, Wrinkle Smoothing Cream ($5.30)
One of my favorite moisturizers for day use under SPF, I’ve bought this 2 or 3 times already. I find this perfect for everyday use, due to it’s gel like texture and fast absorbing formula. This is actually a Romanian skincare brand, so it’s even better that I get to support skincare brands in my country. While this doesn’t have any outstanding ingredients or effects, I felt that it managed to moisturize my skin perfectly during the day. Just enough moisture to keep me going. I will probably repurchase this at some point.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($53.80)
I wanted to try this eye cream since forever and by a total mistake, I bought the 28 ml version. While I did like the product, I found that it does the same job as every other moisturizer on the market. I just don’t understand the hype. I generally find that eye creams by Farmec and Ivatherm perform much better than this thick cream that never gets absorbed. Plus, Sali Hughes has a point in her “Pretty Honest” book. If your regular moisturizer works for your under eye area, just use that. I always thought the same thing, that eye creams are overrated, just regular moisturizers sold in small bottles, and after years of trial, I think I’m right. I will not repurchase this product.
Ivatherm Ivahidra+ Hydrating Face Cream ($14.67)
I generally have a thing for Ivatherm skincare products so it’s understandable that I enjoyed this product a lot. I did however found this to be quite a basic moisturizer. Aimed at sensitive and dry skin, this is perfect for winter time as it provides long lasting hydration. The formula is quite thick, but gets absorbed quickly, especially if I use a little of it. I’m not sure if I will repurchase this product, but it was nice using it.
Bioderma Hydrabio and L’Oreal micellar waters
Nothing much to say here, I liked the Bioderma one better than L’Oreal. I don’t usually use micellar waters to cleanse my skin, but there were a few weeks when I did and I used Bioderma for that. Other than those weeks, I generally use micellar waters to take off my eye make-up. For my skin, I stick to my Bioderma Atoderm oil which I’ve repurchased countless times already.