I’m in the midst of flat searching and flat viewing. You would have thought that the prospect of packing and moving would stop me from shopping. You would be wrong. Here are some of my latest picks including a second order from Escentual and their March French pharmacy sale.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
This is the second Effaclar cleanser I bought. I got the first one on a whim at Boots. I wanted to try a drugstore paraben-free facial cleanser. It doesn’t really makes sense for me to buy expensive facial cleansers as I use them up so quickly. I really like this one. It’s really good at removing makeup, it doesn’t dry out my skin and I feel like it cleanses well. It doesn’t really smell of anything but it has a nice, gel consistency and is great for oily skin. It’s my new go-to cleanser and silent favourite of the past couple of months. It’s soap-free and suitable for sensitive skin (200ml £11).
Nuxe Reve de Miel Face Cleansing and Make-up Removing Gel
I have a lip balm from the Reve de Miel line and wanted to try other products. I love honey, the smell, the colour… This facial cleanser is a bit more nourishing and moisturising than Effaclar. I only use it at night as I feel it might be too much for my oily skin. However, this might be brilliant for people with dry skin. It smells amazing. It looks and smells like liquid honey. I think Effaclar is a bit better at removing makeup while this one is better at moisturising the skin. It’s like washing your face in a ray of sunshine. Nuxe products are also paraben- and nasty chemicals- free (200ml £12).
Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream
I’m addicted to hand creams. I use a hand cream every single time I wash my hands, which is a lot of times per day. As a result I can never have enough hand creams. This one is really thick and creamy which I like. It has the same honey-based scent as all products from the Reve de Miel line although it’s the cream is not strongly scented. Funnily, it smells more like the Reve de Miel facial cleanser than the lip balm which has a very distinctive honey scent. It’s an excellent paraben-free product that can easily fit in a handbag (75ml £10).
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multipurpose Dry Oil
I have tried so many hair oils. Some of them work some don’t. Most of them are quite oily. What I really like about this product is that it’s a dry oil. This means that when you put it in your hair your hair your hands are not greasy or sticky like with so many other oils. My Percy & Reed No Oil Oil has so much silicones that I have to use a washing up liquid to get it of my hands (it works great though). I have super think, frizzy hair. Not many things work on it. I was surprised but it seems like this oil does. You can also use it on your body and face. It smells really good. I also love the packaging: a classy glass bottle. I can see why this is a cult product (50ml £17).
KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry
This product is a bit of a strange one. I got a sample in one of the subscription boxes. I used the sample and decided I couldn’t live without this product. The thing is I don’t know why. It doesn’t make my hair sleek, doesn’t defrizze them. According to the product description it speeds up the drying process and lightly conditions the hair. Not sure if I see the difference but for some reason I really like using it. It’s a two-phase liquid. It has a nice scent and I do feel like my hair dries quicker. It’s also a heat protecting spray which is always good (200ml £11.50).