Over the past few years I’ve realised how important it is to look after your skin to keep it looking young and fresh.I was blessed through my teen years with perfect skin. While everyone was breaking out I was there wearing no make up and flaunting my natural glow. Fast forward to University with lots of partying, late nights, alcohol,sleeping in makeup and suddenly my skin went from a 10/10 to a straight 3/10 (No one wants to be a 3/10)
Since then I’ve paid a lot of attention to my skin to make sure I get it back to what it once was. I’ve started trialling products and boy has it been a mission. I’ve had some highs and some LOWS I’m talking BAD products people. So I thought it would be fun to raid my growing skin care stash and review the products I’ve been using for a few weeks/months.
I’m going to be 100% honest because that’s your money and your girl ain’t about to be wasting your hard earned pennies. To add a bit more sass we’ll rate them out of five using some pouty lips
Simple light moisturiser
This is getting one juicy lip out of five. When they say light moisturiser they were not playing around. I like a light moisturiser but this formula is too runny and it doesn’t really feel like it’s doing anything. It’s light enough to act as an alternative to primer but I wouldn’t recommend it for your day to day skin moisturiser. The product comes out very fast due to it’s ‘liquidy’ nature and takes a while to work into the skin. I like moisturisers that leave your skin feeling soft and smooth but this is a bit blah. I feel if you wanted silky, soft skin you would have to apply layers of this and build it up. No one has time for this in the morning-can I get an amen ?. I cant say my skin felt anymore or any less hydrated but it may work for you. Everybody has different skin types but talking to my friend with a different skin type to me she didn’t really notice any benefit from using this. One thing I can say is this is super affordable and easy to get your hands on. Coming in at £4.00 at your local Superdrug. They also love a good promotion so keep an eye out and you can probably nab it for half the price. If you are looking for a beginner moisturiser, light and wearable then give it a go but remember you get what you pay for!
Olay Day Cream
This beauty above is getting three juicy lips out of five. I’ve only been using this for a few weeks so I cant rate it a full 5/5 but I think it’s getting there. I like to change up my skin routine now and again. I have been a fan of the B day cream from Superdrug but all good things come to the end. Your skin changes and things no longer work or get on with your skin so you gotta change it up. I picked this up in Superdurg on a whim and I have got to say I love it. The pot appears small but that’s because the formula is so thick and creamy you only need a small dot to give your skin that luxury feeling. Although its thick and creamy its very light on the skin and lasts all day. When I say lasts all day I mean it, my skins feels super soft and hydrated throughout the day. This is the biggest selling point for me because living in London is not kind to your skin so it’s nice to know I’m going out with a barrier protecting my skin. Price Range £9.99 but there is a promotion at Superdrug and you can grab this one for £4.89. I think you should all skip your visit to Pret and head there to try out this beauty. It may not be the most luxurious day cream in the world but it works, so I’ll keep using it until it times to move on to the next.
Simple eye roll on
Simple strikes again but this time with a better score of three juicy lips. I’m going to be honest here guys and tell you I have never ever used an eye cream/roller etc. I know, I know ! the girl sat here doing a sassy skincare review has never used eye cream. You know how it goes guys ‘black don’t crack’. In all honestly I have never felt the need to use it until the bags started rolling in. Being an adult can take its toll and I was just sick of seeing dark big bags under my eyes. Now I’m not saying this is the way to get rid of bags. Of course I’m sleeping better and drinking more water etc. but every little helps. I wasn’t really sure where to start when it came to eye cream. I’ve seen many a skin care routine and many and eye cream but I didn’t fancy splurging on something I might not even like. In comes Simple, its a teenage favourite brand so I thought lets go back to basics and try this from the bottom and work my way up. I got to say I kind of like it. I like the fact that I can just roll this over my bags which makes it super easy and quick to apply. It has a little silver ball at the top which feels cooling on my skin in the morning. It makes my under eyes slightly softer which is great but I can’t say I’ve noticed too much of a difference. I am not 100% sold on the formula and I find it a bit runny and often have to sit there dabbing it into my skin but once it’s in it feels light and wearable. I’ve only tried this for a few weeks and added it to my morning skin care routine. I’m giving it a three mainly for design and ease of use. Price £2.49 so if you are playing with the idea of adding eye care into your routine then give this a starting go-it’s not exactly going to break the bank.
Nivea Night Cream
Three juicy lip out of five for this one. I’ve been using this for about a month now after ditching the Superdrug B night cream. I like the formula because it’s thick and creamy so it feel like its sinking in to your skin and doing a little bit of the ol’ regenerating. It’s quite heavy on the skin but I feel this is acceptable for night creams because the heavier it is the better it will be !? (I don’t know I made that up). I do find this a little bit greasy on my skin. I think there is a difference between soft and silky and oily and greasy. Unfortunately, this night cream falls under the latter but it’s something that I can cope with. I’mma be asleep for about 8 hours so it doesn’t matter. Although, I don’t mind this one I don’t think I will be using it for a long time. Once the pot is finished I will probably move on to another one that feels like its doing more for my skin. Right now I just feel like I’m using this for the sake of using a night cream and I’m on the hunt for one that I can’t live without. Price point-£4.35. As an affordable day to day night cream you could do worse.
Mario Badescu whitening mask
So this is my saving grace. I found this by accident while scrolling through the Beauty Bay website and I’m so glad I did. After my skin went from good to bad to worse I had a lot of blackhead scarring and it truly affects my self-confidence. I’ve been to a skin clinic, which was a waste of my money, and tried so many different products to try and fade some of this scarring and heal my skin. After reading the reviews on this I snapped it up and I can say it really has done wonders for my skin. I’ve been using this for over five months, twice a week, and my skin is brighter and the scarring is slowly fading. I can’t say its a miracle solution that works overnight and heals everything because I still have scarring but compared to five months previous I can see the difference. The mixture is thick and stiff so it really penetrates the skin and its easy apply. Its hard to take it off but a good scrub with a face cloth and you are good to go. The pot is small for the price at £21.00 but I’ve had this pot for five months and I’m only half way through. It is worth investing in a good face mask because you get value for your money over the months. I’M A FAN and I will continue to use this and possibly try more from the Mario Badescu skin care range.
L’Oreal Pure Clay Bright Mask
After using the Mario Badescu whitening mask my eye is pretty much caught by any skincare that says ‘Bright’. I’ve seen these doing the rounds on Instagram so I was intrigued and went to find out more about L’Oreals new skin mask range. They have so many to choose from but I was drawn to this one because its a Bright mask and the colour is pretty slaying-no? I haven’t been using this for that long but I’m scoring it 5/5 because every time I use it I see and feel a difference. It’s light and creamy, easy to apply and easy to remove. I use it at the end of the week as part of my Sunday pamper routine. Come Sunday my skin is dull and depressed and in need of a pick me up. After use my skin is brighter and feels fresher so I will be using this until the pot is empty and come back with a fuller review. Price Range- £7.99.
Congratulations if you made it to the end of my sassy skin care review and I hope it helps you on your skin care journey.
If you have any products you think I should try out please let me know as I am a skin care fan.