April Showers – A Cabinet of Liquid Beauty Buys

Sunday, April 6th 2014 0

Running through my favourite liquids

For the past few weeks, I've broken out of a personal beauty rut and have been using more and more liquids in my beauty regime.

From toner (which I never used to be bothered by) to facial mist, I’ve really felt the benefits of layering more moisture into my regime.

Here are a few of the things that are working well for me at the moment…

Time Bomb Complexion Cocktail, £24.00
I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks now and the difference in my skin has been truly brilliant. A pink liquid, this is designed to combat the signs of fatigue and stimulate circulation, but at the same time give the skin a moisture surge. As far as acidic treatments go, this one has worked the best for me out of a lot that I’ve tried in recent months and I saw results from the first use. What I find different about this is that it seems to really plump my skin out and give me an overall boost of hydration. My skin tone appears to be more even since I’ve been using it and I’ve even noticed a much clearer complexion. The added bonus? It smells like an actual cocktail – super sweet.

Time Bomb

Diptyque Infused Facial Water for the Face, £35.00
In the morning I don’t like to faff too much with my skincare; a quick cleanse, a swipe of this water and some serum or moisturiser and I’m good to go. What I love about this water is that it feels much richer than lots of others; upon application my skin feels hydrated as well as refreshed. The rose infusion is great for me because I’m prone to redness and it can be calming on my skin, especially after a hot shower in the morning.

Diptyque Water

Gazelli Hydra Radiance Face Mist, £42.00
If you work in a warmer space (at the moment for me that’s indoors with the central heating on), a little extra hydration throughout the day can be just the thing to keep skin (and, indeed, make-up) fresh as a daisy. This mist from Gazelli is the first product I’ve tried from the brand and is ticking all of the right boxes. There’s a blend of oils such as Grape Seed Oil and Gazelli White Oil so the formula is very rich. You can use this as a toner if you wish to but I love it over my make-up because it gives a plump, dewy finish to my base. What’s great about this is that the nozzle disperses a very sheer, fine mist, so you can build as you wish to and it won’t make any of your make-up run.

Gazelli Triple Youth

Liz Earle Eye Bright Soothing Eye Lotion, from £5.50
As a contact lens wearer and someone who suffers with hay fever, the last few weeks have been itchy to say the least. On tired eyes, this solution is such a dream. Once you’ve removed all make-up, take the time to soak a cotton pad for each eye and just let this sink in for a couple of minutes. It truly makes all the difference and feels like a big glass of water for dry eyes.

EyeBright

Although these are working a treat for me right now, I must give a special mention to my favourite mist – Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir – without which my beauty cupboard would not be the same.

What waters are you using right now, or do you bother at all? Tweet me @MixedGemsBeauty and let me know.

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