REVIEW: Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

By Tuesday, September 13, 2016 0 Permalink 3

Garnier have released a new formula of their micellar water and guys, it’s suuuuch a good one. Two products in this range have been released; an oil-infused micellar cleansing water and the cleansing wipes. Both have the same formula and both are stellar products.

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The cleansing water is targeted at dry and sensitive skin, however I’ve found that it works great on oily and combination skin (my skin type) as well. The scent is incredible; my boyfriend couldn’t stop smelling my face after using this lol, and it contains nourishing oils. Because this product is an oil-infused one, it dissolves even waterproof makeup whilst leaving your skin feeling nourished. This is also hypoallergenic and non-greasy.

Tip: Shake the bottle well before use, put some on a cotton round, and then proceed to remove all your makeup.

Now, onto the face wipes. These are slightly textured, which makes it easier to remove makeup, but feels slightly more abrasive on the skin. I personally prefer this, but I know some people don’t. The scent on these is again, incredible, and I like how these leave my skin feeling; not too greasy and not stripped either. Great for convenience.

The other Micellar cleansing waters from Garnier are also a favourite of mine, but if you want something that is more catered towards waterproof and longwearing makeup, then give this one a try.

NEW At The Body Shop: Expert Face Masks

By Tuesday, September 6, 2016 0 Permalink 3

I have been a fan of The Body Shop face masks for quite some time now. They cater for every skin type and concern, and the quality of them is top notch. Recently, they came out with a range of five expert face masks, all inspired by different parts of the world, all serving different purposes, and 100% vegetarian.

There is a British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, an Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask, an Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask, a Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask, and an Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. (Retail price: R300 each)

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The mask that I gravitated towards was the Himalayan Charcoal mask, and this is my experience with it. The product looks like a grey clay and contains organic tea tree oil, bamboo charcoal, and organic green tea leaves – so don’t be concerned when you find bits of product when you apply this to your face! Once applied, it feels tingly on the skin and once it is rinsed off, leaves your skin feeling very clean and fresh. This product is designed to extract impurities, so expect it to pull blemishes to the surface within a few days.

Tip: because of the exfoliating particles in this, be very gentle when rinsing off with warm water.

I would recommend buying the brush in the range to apply the masks because you can control exactly where you’re placing the product and it makes the process a lot less messy.

Check out this range, guys! It’s a goodie 🙂