09 August 2013

Mini Reviews 008 // Super Facialist By Una Brennan // Nude // Melvita // Ren

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Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask - The mask goes on a bit gritty feeling which I wasn't expecting, almost like the oils in it had hardened but it didn't irritate my skin. As the name suggests it has a lovely natural rose scent which is very strong so if you don't like roses, this one may not be for you. You apply a thick layer all over the face and leave on for 5 minutes then wash away with warm water or with a muslin cloth. It dries a bit as it's on your face and feels quite cooling which was nice to use in the hot weather we had last month. Once washed off I did notice that my skin felt a lot smoother and more plump. Any dry patches I had disappeared and it definitely added a lot of moisture back in to my skin. I bought it from Boots for £8.99 but when there was a 3 for 2 offer. A nice alternative to the Origins Drink Up Mask if you're looking for something a little cheaper.

Nude Perfect Cleansing Oil - Despite the raves about this cleanser, I'm not a huge fan of it. I will be finishing it but I wouldn't repurchase. It hasn't wowed me like I thought it would. It removes make-up well but it just doesn't feel nice when applying it. It's almost like the oil is too thick so it sort of drags on the skin while I'm trying to apply it, if that makes any sense! It's definitely not worth the £28 price tag and I do sort of regret buying it and wouldn't recommend it.

Melvita Moisturising Rose Nectar - I think I got a sample of this moisturiser in a Latest In Beauty box ages ago. I probably wouldn't have tried it if I didn't but I'm so glad I did. The eczema on my face was driving me crazy and I'd tried every single cream I owned but nothing worked. This was the only cream left untried so I thought, what the heck it can't hurt to try it and it worked! It didn't make my eczema vanish but it did soothe it and help to calm the redness which nothing else did. Until I discovered Mario Badescu Control Cream but I've raved about that enough. My skin can get a bit irritated after cleansing so this really helps to get it back to normal so I can get on with my day.

It's a very light moisturiser which is perfect for morning use and has a light rose scent but nothing as strong as the Una Brennan mask. It sinks in straight away but is still very moisturising. It isn't the cheapest moisturiser at £27 but if it helps to sort out my eczema then I'm all for paying a bit extra.

REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream* - I really like the REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk so was excited to try the moisturiser from the same range. Again, I have sensitive skin and this it what this range is aimed at. It has the same herbal scent as the cleansing milk which I find really relaxing. It's slightly thicker and more moisturising than the Melvia one so I use this when my skin is drier. It sinks in really quickly and leaves a sort of matte/satin feeling the skin so makes a good base for make-up.

A bonus is the packaging, like most REN products, they all come with a pump and you can actually see how much product you have left. Also with the pumps, they seem to give you just the right amount of product so I never waste any which is great when you're paying £27.

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3 comments

  1. That Una Brennan mask sounds fab. I really need a good moisturising mask x

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  2. I'm so impressed with REN products. They're so pricey but I really want to incorporate more of them into my skincare routine x

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  3. I suffer with Eczema too but I've never heard of the Rose Nectar moisturiser, it sounds gorgeous though! x

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