This Works, Clean Skin 5-in-1 Water

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Clean Skin 5-in-1 Water £21 is basically a cleansing ritual in a bottle. It’s a wonderful makeup remover, cleanser, toner and is one of the most refreshing and moisturising cleansers I’ve used.

This is a result of rosewater, olive and almond oils and wild mint. Afterward I apply a vitamin C serum for day or retinol moisturiser for night and my combination skin stays balanced for around twelve hours.

It might seem expensive but 200ml is going to last ages as the spray novel easily lets you control how much you use. It’s also narrowed my skincare routine down to only two products so it’s now cheaper and quicker!

This Works uses 100% natural fragrances and 100% pure essential oils.

Free from

  • phthalates
  • sulphates
  • synthetic colour and fragrance
  • parabens
  • GMOs
  • mineral oils
  • petrolatum and propylene glycol.

Rating ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Chrissie

Tropic – Natural Makeup

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Tropic Pure Effects Beauty Booster £20 is SPF 20 and contains active minerals, superfruit complexes and vegetable derived Hyaluronic Acid. I’m wearing light/medium and I have to mention after a good shake of the bottle, the liquid seemed to blend with my skin tone like magic! It’s lightweight, incredibly moisturising and gives skin an airbrushed but radiant look. It’s not too shiny though like some other BB creams I’ve used and it neutralises redness incredibly well so it’s more like a Beauty Balm and a Colour Correcting cream in one! Don’t worry if you have oily patches as you can always add a light sweep of translucent powder in those areas as I did on my nose.

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The Mineral Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Wisteria £18 contains Vitamin E, Chamomile, Baobab Oils and mineral actives which the enhances the pigmentation and makes the colour last longer. I’m using this purple based palette as I think it compliments my green eyes really well. I’m showing you a swatch as mineral pigments are notoriously difficult to capture. The purple is a lot more intense than it looks here.

I applied all of my eye makeup using the 100% Organic Sustainable Bamboo Dual-end Eyeshadow Brush £12 which I found to be incredibly soft for blending and also perfect for lining my eyes and angling it into the crease of my eye. Best brush I’ve ever used!

 

Are you still a foundation fan or have you switched to BB & CC creams?

These products were gifted to me by Tropic for review purposes, which does not effect my opinion. Honest as always!

Chrissie xx

My Everyday Skin Care Essentials

These products aren’t particularly glamorous or expensive but they do their job so well that my skin wouldn’t be the same without them.

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Gwdihw (Goody Hoo) Smoochy Lips Cherry lip balm £3.99 25g

My name is Chrissie and I’m a lip balm obsessive. If they come in cute tins then even better, hehee! This lip balm consists of coconut and olive oils, beeswax, Calendula (Marigold), natural cherry oil which sooth and smooth chapped lips. This is one of the most solid balms I’ve come across but it does melt quickly in a warm atmosphere. It transforms dry rough lips quicker than any other balm I’ve tried but if your lips are increadibly dry there is a chance it might just sit on them and not sink in, however this is a good daily balm. I’m going to separate it into smaller pots so I can keep some in my bag, pocket, by my bedside and by the couch.

Insta Natural Youth Express Vitamin C Moisturiser $19.97 100ml

Vit C is essential for the structure and repair of connective tissue so I’d say it’s a vital ingredient in any moisturiser. My first thought “This moisturiser seems quite thick – oh no!” My second thought “Oh, it spreads easily and sinks into my skin really well.” I’ve only been using this for a week so I can’t vouch for any long term transformative effects but it leaves my skin feeling moisturised, looking naturally radiant and is a fantastic base for makeup (if you have very oily skin you would still need to use a pore perfecting cream as well). Ingredients also include Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, plant stem cells and peptide complex.

Salt of The Earth Natural Deodorant £4.75

I hate those kinds of anti-persperants that clog up pores and cover my black clothes in thick white dust. The body is meant to perspire to cool down but no one wants to smell like an old trainer so this natural type of deodorant is the answer. This one is made from alum, an antibacterial mineral salt which sucks up extra moisture and odour rather effectively. I can’t recommend this if you are a regular gym bunny or are about to hit the clubs but for everyday use this product is perfectly effective.

Insta Natural Moroccan Rose Water Facial Toner $13.97 120ml

This is a beautiful product. It smells beautiful. It’s beautifully simplistic – a tincture of rose petals – and it soothes irritated inflamed skin making it look calm and beautiful again. It does a good job of gently removing dirt and any left over traces of makeup after cleansing, without drying skin. I use toner twice a day and to freshen up in summer so I love that this comes in such a big bottle. 

Added extras: You can add some to the water if you want a calming rose scented bath or massage into your scalp or use with shampoo to give your scalp some TLC. I’ll defiantly try both!

So those are the products that keep my skin happy on a daily basis. Have you tried any of these? Which products in your beauty regime do you consider to be essential?

Insta Natural products were gifted to me for review purposes, this does not bias my opinion in any way. Honest as always!

Chrissie xx