Essentials: Skin Care #1

I bless mother nature for not giving me troubled skin. I didn’t really put any effort into my skin until 2 years ago, when I realized I should take better care of it. Otherwise I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be so lucky in future years.
I put together a list of the products I am currently using, and I strongly recommend them for all sorts of good reasons.

Essentials: Skin Care #1


1 / REN Sirtuin Phytohormone Replenishing Cream: Even though I’m in my twenties, I’ve made the big decision to start using anti-ageing products. Well, truth is we’re not getting any younger and ‘anti-ageing’ is meant to be used before skins ages, right? This is an advanced treatment moisturiser specifically formulated to prevent and treat the signs of ageing especially due to hormonal changes. I’m on the 2nd bottle and it does wonders, that’s for sure.

2 / REN Omega 3 Night Repair Serum: A night oil-based serum that replenishes skin lipids to leave your complexion looking naturally smoother and healthier.
The source of Omega 3 is vegetable plankton. There are is no fish in this product, as most REN products except 2 of their range are vegan and cruelty-free.
Oily and acne-prone skin may find this item too rich in texture, however if you have dry skin this item would help to balance the skin and maintain the moisture barrier, which helps to prevent breakouts. I use it mostly during winter months as my skin is drier.

3 / Urban Decay Urban Defense SPF20:
The light-diffusing pigments in this wonder product diffuse the look of fines lines and wrinkles for a natural, youthful finish, while the buildable coverage it offers lets you wear it alone (great for warm weather) or under powder for a more polished look. This tinted moisturizer contains SPF 20, which is a must to prevent sun damage on skin, as well as a multi-mineral complex that battles free radical damage. I simply love this.

4 / Lush Cupcake Mask: It literally smells like chocolate cupcakes, but make sure not to get too caught up in it or you might want to eat it! It has a Rhassoul mud and cocoa powder base, which is fantastic for absorbing dirt and the build-up of oil in your skin. It’s an amazing complement to the Catastrophic Cosmetic mask.

5 / Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Mask:  I switch between the aforementioned mask and the Catastrophe Cosmetic. This a cooling, soothing, detoxifying and refreshing blueberry mask to keep your skin fresh and hydrated. Blueberries carry loads of vitamins and antioxidants to give your skin a boost, and it contains calamine powder and chamomile essential oil which is also excellent for troubled skin by soreness and flakiness.  The orange oil is toning and helps to remove toxins. Use it when you’ve been too busy to take proper care of your skin.

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