I've been trialling a lot of new products recently, so I thought I'd post about these four first as they've quickly become new favourites of mine.
A lot of bodycare products which are specially formulated for sensitive skin are often fragrance-free so it was really nice to come across a body lotion that smelt good, but was also very gentle on the skin. This one is from Weleda's new Almond range which is pH skin balanced and formulated with cold-pressed organic Almond Oil that is renowned for its calming and healing properties. The lotion feels light on the skin and absorbs quickly without any greasiness or stickiness, plus it keeps dry skin hydrated and happy for the duration of the day. I absolutely love the subtle almond scent of this too.
Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay* (100ml, £23, link)
I love face masks that deliver instant results after just the first use (who doesn't?!) and this latest offering from Origins does just that. As the name suggests, it has a base of Rose Clay and this is mixed with key ingredients such as Willowherb and Jojoba Beads. It's light pink in colour and has a typical clay texture but with a grittiness to it as you'd expect from a manual exfoliator. This is a fantastic 2-in-1 quick fix for dull skin as it exfoliates and brightens at the same time. The clay deep cleanses the skin, whilst the jojoba beads help to remove dull dead skin cells and boom - you have clearer, glowy skin in about 10 minutes!
He-Shi Sublime Dry Oil* (150ml, £20, link)
Although this is mainly marketed as a 'tan extender' (to prolong your summer holiday tan), I've been enjoying using it as an all round multi-purpose oil for my hair and body. Being a dry oil, it absorbs faster than other oils and leaves a healthy-looking sheen on the skin, whilst also leaving it feeling more moisturised and soft. I love using this after shaving my legs, as a post-blowdry styling oil in my hair to add some extra shine and help to combat frizz, and it works well when used as a relaxing bath oil too.
Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil* (100ml, £18, link)
I've been waiting for a brand like Caudalie to do a cleansing oil for ages so I was very eager to try out their latest release which launched last month. Caudalie's Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil is 100% natural and uses a blend of oils to dissolve makeup and nourish the skin. The texture of this is just gorgeous - it feels very luxurious and silky as you're massaging it into dry skin and then it emulsifies into a milk when you add a little water. Like all Caudalie products that I've tried, it smells beautiful but it doesn't irritate my eyes or face afterwards. It easily removed all of my make-up including hardcore waterproof mascara and left my skin lovely and soft afterwards without any residue. I found a little goes a long way with it so the bottle should last a while!
What new products have you been using recently?
Have you tried any of these?