5 Mini Reviews: Aveeno, Essential Care, Weleda, Live Native & Lavera

Thursday, 6 February 2014

I love trying out samples, and found these in the bottom of my travel bag earlier which I've used up.  Here are my thoughts on them. 

(1)  Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
I haven't tried anything from Aveeno before and had this sample sachet kicking around from a magazine.  Unfortunately, this didn't do anything for my dry skin and in fact, made it feel even more dry and oddly 'tight' after I applied it.  Not for me!

(2)  Essential Care Creamy Coconut Cleansers
Essential Care / Odylique do a fab range of mini / try me travel sizes and I've gone through a couple of these cleanser samples in the past.  This is a lovely gentle cleanser that's ideal for dry and/or sensitive skintypes.  It always makes my skin feel soft and supple afterwards.  

(3)  Weleda Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion
I love Weleda's Sea Buckthorn range and have raved about it numerous times!  The scent is gorgeous - so citrusy and uplifting!  This body lotion was great, it's light, moisturising and non greasy, thumbs up.

(4)  Live Native Beauty Serum*
I was given this sample vial when I reviewed their amazing Cleansing Balm and I really enjoyed trying it out.  As with most serums, you only need to use a few drops each time, and their Beauty Serum reminded me of Odylique's Superfruit Concentrate but not as hydrating which some may prefer.

(5)  Lavera Mattifying Fluid
A friend of mine is a MUA and she recommended this to me.  It's a light moisturiser that gives the skin a matte finish if used alone, or a matte base if used instead of a heavy primer before applying makeup.  It works really well, but it did feel a little drying.  I'm tempted to try it out again in the summer months though when my skin is naturally more oily.

Have you tried any of these?
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  1. I love the Weleda Sea Buckthorn range too. smells so lovely.
    The Lavera Mattifying Fluid sounds good, shame about the drying part but hopefully it will work better in summer. xx

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it?!

      Yeah I think it's much better suited to the summer months xx

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  2. Lovely selection of products I have tried most of these too, my favourite is the sea buckthorn! :) Xx

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  3. Desperate to try out the Sea Buckthorn range but have so many bits to use up before I buy any more! x

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  4. I haven't tried any of the above…but I do want to.

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I highly recommend the Weleda Sea Buckthorn Lotion :)

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  5. I have been looking for a serum for the longest time! I want something that isn't too oily or overly hydrating so i might look into this one.
    xo
    www.plushluxexo.blogspot.com

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    1. I think this could work well for you! It's definitely more in the middle as it's not super oily or hydrating xx

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