3 skincare products i've been using lately

3 Skincare products I’ve been using lately


Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you a mini-review of 3 skincare products I’ve been using lately. I also want to say thank you to all the new (and old) Bloglovin followers, I’m amazed by the number of visits my blog got during the last week. I have no idea where all these new readers are coming from, but it’s always a pleasant surprise!. Now, onto the products…

  1. La Roche Posay Serozinc

I guess most skincare-addicts have already tried this. I only got my hands on it recently because it wasn’t available in Italy until a few months ago. When I saw it at my local pharmacy I couldn’t resist and bought my €12 bottle, which is actually a bit more expensive than in the UK. This face spray is only made of zinc, an ingredient that acts as an astringent, anti-inflammatory and healing agent. For this reason, the spray is not only good for those with oily/combo skin, but for people with sensitive skin and areas of redness like me as well.

After a month of using it, I can say that I don’t feel like it has made a massive difference in my routine. I find it drying and definitely mattyfing, for this reason I think that if you have skin prone to shine you should give this a go. As for the soothing effect, I find thermal water to be more effective, though none of these products can produce miracles, as face mists are essentially water. I always like to use some kind of mist at this stage of my routine, but I never expect a huge amount.

  1. L’oréal Glow Mask

I was beyond excited when I first saw that L’oreal was launching 3 face masks. I think L’oreal has done a great job in finally taking a step toward us skincare addicts. No skincare range is a proper skincare range without a face mask and I’m glad L’oreal understood this, they definitely still have some work to do to make their skincare range more attractive to us, perhaps with a good acid toner or pads?

So, onto this mask. It’s a mask made from three types of clay, designed to cleanse. It also contains red algae extract which helps brighten the skin and with moisture retention as well. In addition, it has some apricot seeds, so when you rinse you can massage your skin for an extra physical exfoliation. I am pleased with the results I get with this: my skin is left smooth, soft, clean and does not feel tight at all. I can’t say much about the glowing effect, my skin looks good and healthy after I splash it off my face, but I’m sure you all understand that saying “glow” is perhaps a slight exaggeration. I like it and for its price this is a very good product.

  1. Niod Sanskrit Saponins

I was on the hunt for a new cleanser and I didn’t want to spend over £25 so I set my sights on this cleanser for a couple of reasons, the first being that this brand and its philosophy really intrigued me. The second was reading Arly’s review of their products, she totally convinced me to give this weirdly-named cleanser a try. The idea behind it is to cleanse the pores (not so much to get rid of makeup but dirt, bacteria and oil) in an old-fashioned way, using saponin derived from plants to deep cleanse the skin, respecting its natural pH and removing the oil but at the same time encouraging the skin to recycle them. The product comes as a paste and has to be emulsified with a tiny bit of water and then applied on the skin avoiding the eyes (it stings!).  It can even be left as a treatment for a couple of minutes. It leaves your skin feeling deeply clean and healthy, not dry, not oily but perfectly balanced. Very simple, indeed.

I will write some in-depth reviews in the future but for now I thought I’d share my impressions of these products after one month. Let me know in the comments if you’ve had any experience with these or would like to try them.

Have a lovely day everyone!

xxx

Silvia

  • I’ve never heard of that cleanser before but it sounds lovely! Haha I’ve already told you my love for the L’Oreal mask and the Serozinc 🙂 I think the high street is pretty awesome for skincare to be honest!
    Anjna Harish 

    • Hi Anjna, thanks for your comment 🙂 It’s true that there are many good drugstore producs that deserve more attention and praise. I will try to find the best ones and review them on the blog. You should really check out the brand Niod 😉

  • I’ve never heard of the cleanser before! So many people rave about the L’oreal masks, they sound great for the price xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

    • It’s very good Siobhan, but I know you’re a great fan of Omorovicza and I’m sure you’d find L’oreal disappointing if compared to this brand (and their clay mask which hopefully one day I’ll be trying). Have a look at the brand Niod, you will find their products very interesting. x

      • Yes, lots of people rave about Niod so I will definitely take a look xx

  • Wow, the Niod cleanser sounds great. I’ve tried Serozinc myself and didn’t love it to be honest. I just didn’t find it making any difference to my skin so I decided not to repurchase it when it ran out. Looking forward to your full reviews 🙂
    Rebecca | Notes From September
    Xx

    • Hi Rebecca, thanks for reading again. I think we both agree on Serozinc, though I also think we shouldn’t expect a lot from a face mist/toner of this kind. I’m using Caudalie Grape Water at the moment and I love it xx

  • Silvia! Serozinc doesn’t work to keep my oils at bay BUT I do love it as a refreshing mist during the day. The L’Oreal mask sounds great. I might have to give in and buy it 😉 xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

    • Hi my dear Sal, the glow mask is a good one, probably the best of the 3, as I’ve just read a post of a girl who tried all of them and found them very drying except for this one. I will keep using Serozinc till the last drop but I’m not going to repurchase it soon. Much love to you xx

  • Christina

    I want to try the serozinc so, so, so, so bad!!

    xo, Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

    • If you have oily skin, try it! x

  • I love serozinc but as you said it is drying. It helps with mattifying and helps with the oil control, good for oily skins. Glow mask is my favourite from out of these three masks, it is exfoliating and makes my skin so soft. x

    ElaBellaWorld

    • Thank you Ela! We both share the same opinion on the Glow mask 🙂 x