Eeeeee, skin care haul!

C'mon, who loves skin care? ~hands up. I am without a doubt a skin care product junkie, I actually have a box dedicated to skin care ...

C'mon, who loves skin care? ~hands up. I am without a doubt a skin care product junkie, I actually have a box dedicated to skin care products and it's seriously in danger of bursting. In it there's hundreds of face masks, all nicely wrapped up. Mental note: Use them up Halima, running out of space here!

First up in this haul, I bought a cleanser as I'd recently finished my previous one (Biotique's Bio Berberry cleanser). Biotique is a popular skin & hair care brand in India. The cleanser was "alright" and that's about it. 


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I'd heard some amaazing reviews about Neutrogena's 'Visibly Clear 2-in-1 Wash/Mask' and in particular how it's meant to be be excellent at combatting spots, woo! I'd be using this in conjunction with my DHC cleansing oil which is due to finish soon too, thinking of getting Nude's cleansing oil after reading Amina from Innerbelle's glowing review on it.

I'm currently using Extra virgin olive oil to moisturise my body. It's amaazing, so why would I even think about buying something else? Well, the bottle just wasn't fancy enough to be in my bathroom, hehe!

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So another item added to my basket was Boots Botanics 'Nourishing Body Oil'. I'm a massive fan of body oils, I feel they're so much better than regular body moisturisers. Oils in my opinion keep the skin moisturised longer than body moisturisers. They also feel so 'right'. Like after I've showered, my skin feels super dry. When I rub a good amount of oil in, it feels like it's replacing the lost natural oils.

Anyhoos,

I am generally quite good when it comes to facial exfoliators, eye creams, cleansers & stuff like that. I do limit myself to just one (or two..) of each and make sure I use them up before I rush down to Boots and shove a load of products in the basket.

I've been through a hell of a lot of products in my time :P I've found a few HG products such as extra virgin olive oil, Keihls 'Avocado Eye Cream' & Shahnaz Husain's 'Diamond Scrub'. But when it comes to moisturisers, I am usually left wanting more. Does that make sense?

My skin type is Combination and I suffer from pigmentation around my jawline and mouth area due to some anti biotics I took for acne last year :(

Now at the moment I'm using Shahnaz Husain's 'Diamond Rehydrant Lotion', which is an anti ageing cream that's more suitable for during the day and doesn't really help with the pigmentation. Don't get me wrong, I do LOVE this cream, it helps control shine yet still delivers moisture where I need it, and skin does feel slightly plumper.

So whilst I was in Boots, I came across these 2 babies..

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Anyone heard of Lumicen? Priced at £30.99, it's not cheap. But it claims to help with pigmentation and helps brighten the skin. The instructions say to use this every night for 3 weeks, and then you you use it on and off after that. So on the alternate nights, I'll be using Bio Oil which is also known for evening out the skin tone.

Sorry about the ramble-y post, Sweetpeas. And thanks for bearing with me. Here's hoping to waking up one day and seeing glowing, even skin. If only! I'll let you all know how I get on with these products, especially the Lumicen!
 

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12 comments

  1. I buy a lot of skincare too. I really need to use some up but i keep seeing other things which look better lol x

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  2. I'm a skin care lover!! I wonder how well Lumicen works? :)

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  3. i love the bio oil!!!! it's amazing

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  4. Hi Halima..nice post,I buy a lot of skincare too,most of products of Shahnaz Hussain which are very effective,the products about which you have written here are available in India?

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  5. Ooo let me know how you get on with the Lumecin. I've never heard of it x

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  6. my hand is well and truly up in the air! i love the neutrogena 2 in 1 (:

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  7. cant wait to hear what you think of lumecin, I havent seen it before. Bio oil I swear by for old acne scars you want faded and it has definately evened me out quite a bit xx

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  8. I buy more skincare than makeup because I find it easier because you never know how makeup will look on you.

    I'll bug you in a while and ask how you got on with that Neutrogena mask thingy, I always have bad experiences with them.

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  9. omg! ur like me u shud see the amount of skincare i have to get through - its unbelievable

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  10. @Nicoletta - Yes, it is a vicious circle, isn't it? Hehe. x

    @Whitney @BeautyGeek, Kishmat-Lola - Ooh, I'm also curious to see how well Lumicen works. Read some positive reviews on it but wonder how well it would work on darker skin. x

    @Rakhshanda - I'm not sure if Lumicen is out in India. However, you may be able to get hold of Bio-oil there, not sure. Neutrogena is readily available in Pharmacies. And Botanics is only available in the UK. But don't you worry, india has some of the best skin care products out there on the market so count yourself lucky! :) x

    @BeautyHT @MakeupbyYas- I used Bio oil this morning under my make up, surprisingly didn't made me look like an oil slick. x

    @Rhamnousia @Holly - will report back on Neutrogena. Will probably use it as a mask tonight. x

    @Amina - Haha, sometimes it's pretty depressive when you sit down and see how much products you've got, it's like "What was I thinking?!". x

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  11. thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. this post of urs is good esp the pictures are awesome. photos r good in all ur posts. Hope to see u visiting my blog more. take care. byeeeeeeeee

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  12. I saw the bio oil on another blog and am wondering -- what is it for exactly? It seems interesting. Is it for your hair?

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