A review roundup of some of the products that I've been testing out throughout the past month or so, including some shiny new releases.
Packaged in Claudia's now iconic black tower bottles, this toner is incredibly light and refreshing to use, especially with this crazy heatwave going on. It's 94% natural and packed full of skin loving ingredients such as Japanese Green Tea, Chamomile and Aloe Vera, plus it's alcohol free. I've been keeping this in the fridge and using it the minute I get home after a long sticky day, to quickly cool down and revive my skin. Only downside is that I'd prefer it if it was a spray for spritzing on the go (this has a pump applicator instead), but I can just decant some into an empty spray bottle if I want to.
Codage Purifying Micellar Water* (200ml, £23, link)
I'm addicted to micellar waters and love to use them for doing a quick superficial cleanse with before my 'proper' cleanse in the evenings as they remove the bulk of my makeup in one swift cotton pad. I've seen Codage in Selfridges before, and they've been name dropped numerous times by French bloggers that I follow so I was delighted to get my paws on this. There is something very luxurious about the way that this feels on the skin (well there should be, given the price tag!). It's very purifying and almost has a de-clogging effect because it gets the skin incredibly clean and feels like its getting really deep down, so it's ideal for those with oily and combination skintypes like me.
Organic Surge Sweet Blossom Body Cream* (150ml, £7.50, link)
Seriously good body cream that's 99% natural and features Shea and Cocoa Butters, Cedarwood and Orange Essential Oils. It reminds me a lot of The Body Shop Body Butters but with a more silky smooth, thinner texture and finish. Absorbs into the skin quickly with zero stickiness and has a lovely subtle citrusy scent.
Eucerin DermatoCLEAN 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Fluid* (200ml, £9, link)
I found this to be rather similar to Bioderma, but a little less effective at removing stubborn and waterproof mascara. For everything else though, it works well and has a fresh and slightly tingling sensation on the skin. I did notice that I seemed to go through a lot more cotton wool pads whenever I used this compared to other micellar waters I have, as I needed to use more product to remove all of my makeup so it may not work out very cost effective in the long run.
Have you tried any of these?