May Haul Part 1 - Skincare Madness

I thought I had heaps of skincare products to last me through the end of the year, but I recently discovered the skincare guru Caroline Hirons's blog beautymouth.com, and I've been trawling the site archives and finding gem upon gem of skincare wisdom. It would be remiss of me not to heed her advice, which of course meant I hit the checkout button quite a few times in May -- a trend which will continue all through June with my wallet looking a bit worse for wear.


  1. Hydraluron - My first Hirons-influenced purchase. Annoyingly, the Indeed Labs products available in Australia are not the ones that she swears by, so I had to resort to eBay to purchase this. Not widely available, even on eBay, the one managed to snag was at least reasonably priced.  I've been applying since the day  I received it in May, and I think it beefs up the basic Hada Labo moisturiser that I use. 
  2. Pepta-Bright - Another Caroline Hirons recommendation, albeit one I have not used yet. It's in the queue as my next skincare product to test (I'm trying to introduce new products into my routine slowly).
  3. Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner - Contrary to my previous belief that toners are unnecessary if I double cleanse, Caroline recommends double toning - one to exfoliate and another one to hydrate. This Hirons-recommended product was more readily available than P50 or Pixi Glow, and I've started using this once a week and slowly building up to daily use. So far, it hasn't aggravated my skin, which has a propensity for sensitivity.
  4. Clarins Cleansing Duo: Cleansing Milk and Toning Lotion - The toning fits the bill for the  hydrating toner step, and the cleansing milk for second cleanse.  I'm on the few squeezes of my Soap & Glory Hot Cloth Cleanser and on the last drops of my decanted Hada Labo lotion, so I'll be busting out this duo soon. 
  5. Ren The Fab Four Kit: Micro Polish Cleanser, Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate, Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream, No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm and Muslin Cleansing Cloth - I wanted to try the brand so I had a mate bring this over from her trip to New York. I haven't tried any of these yet, but I'm looking forward to trying the mask soon.
  6. Sukin Purifying Face Masque - Apparently clay masks are important to draw out skin impurities. I decided to go the natural yet inexpensive route, and I think Sukin is a great brand (loved their cleansing gel). I've used this a couple of times and haven't noticed much difference (must be me not being particularly observant), but I will persist.
  7. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Talk Set: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Stress Less Oil - I thought this was a necessary purchase for someone whose sleep just doesn't feel as restful as it should be, but it turned out to be a rather frivolous purchase as it just didn't work on me. Smells great, but I sleep the same.
  8. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Cherry Tart - Chemist Warehouse was having 50% off sale on most of their cosmetics and I couldn't resist picking up at least one product. I love my lip butters and this sheer wearable red has become a fast favourite. 

Stay tuned for Part 2, my oily haul...

1 comments:

  1. I’m white, I don’t like my skin tone, I love to tan and make it darker. If I like to make my skin darker I have no problem with black people trying to make their skin lighter. To me its’ just personal preference. Its’ just like some of the thousands and thousands of people who do plastic sugery to have breast implants or facial restructures they want to look the way they want to and if its’ what makes them happy I am happy for them as well. skin whitening.

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