Skincare of the Week 10 January 2016

Skincare products from Kiehls, Clarins, Darphin, Weleda, La Roche Posay, Zelens, Kate Somerville, Tata Harper and Murad.

 I took a couple of weeks off blogging over Christmas, which was fabulous, but I still kept at the “cleaning my face” thing.  It being a new year, I thought trying out some new products would be a good idea, but I think I tried too much new far too quickly, and my skin fairly quickly let me know it wasn’t entirely happy with the idea.

Top left, Monday, I tired the Murad Correcting Moisturiser, which has a slight green tint to help neutralise redness. It’s a nice moisturiser, and I’m looking forward to trying it again properly in a couple of weeks time.  On Tuesday/Wednesday I introduced some Kiehls skincare to my routine, beginning with Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner, and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. Now, I have to say, I absolutely loved using these products – the moisturiser in particular made my skin feel velvety, rather than oily, and left a semi-matte finish that was a great base for makeup.  However, the effect of trialling three new products in three days (not something I’d normally do, but I got a bit excitable!) made it’s mark on my skin a little bit – bumpy bits around the edges of my cheeks and temples – and so I pre-emptively swapped to my SOS skincare kit to head off any breakouts or irritation.  I’ve written about my SOS Sensitive Skin kit before, and you can read that if you click the link. 

The second half of the week was spent trying to soothe irritation, and (as I took delivery of a massive skincare order from Being Content last week too) being desperate to try MORE new products!  I’m my own worst enemy sometimes, I really am.  Nonetheless, Thursday found me trying a new cleanser from Tata Harper – one designed for sensitive skin, natch – the Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser.  I haven’t come to any firm conclusions about it yet, it’s a cream cleanser, and I’m always somewhat ambivalent about cream formulas, but it hasn’t cause any irritation, so hoorah for that!

So, what’s been on your face this last week?  

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1 Comment

  1. January 14, 2016 / 5:28 am

    I had very terrible skin when I tried the Kiehls Calendula toner – it did nothing for my skin at all. Irritated and flaky. In fact, I found Caroline Hiron's blog when I was researching how to fix my skin, which is how I found your blog!

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