Here's a little update on my beauty routine (old post here) and everything that I discovered in last couple of months.
This post could be easily titled as "french pharmacy skincare products" but I will use that name later on the blog when I complete my collection!
You've been asking me a lot about my facial routine and that's the main reason why I decided to create a totally new post cause I changed almost everything about it.
When I discover Lisa Eldridge and her videos, I've became almost obsessed with her rituals and skin look, cause she looks gorgeous. So, I started to watch her videos, absorb every single word and using her advices.
What I've learn so far is that the most important things are:
- facial massage and
- SPF if you want to make your skin glow and prevent from aging without using too many anti aging products or night creme.
She convinced me with her own example and that's why I became hooked on her videos and skincare philosophy and if you check even one, you will see why!
These are the products that are currently working for me and I'm still testing and combining them cause I want to find that perfect match!
Bioderma Crealine or Sensibio H20
This is the Rolls Royce of make up removers and you will find it in every make up kit of famous artists. It's perfume-free and the lightweight, non-greasy texture means you don’t really need to cleanse afterward.
Would I buy it again: yes, yes and yes! Already start stocking up on this cause it's the best thing I have ever tried!
La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution
Non-irritating micellar solution perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
Would I buy it again: not so sure! I bought this in 1+1 package, and I wanted to try it cause the price was more than good for two bottles, but it's not even close to Bioderma's Sensibio H20. It wipes off make up, but it can't remove mascara so good. The only plus is that is better than similar products from drugstore (for example like Garnier)
Avène extremely gentle cleanser lotion
Gentle no-rinse cleanser formulated with minimal ingredients for maximum tolerance.
Would I buy it again: no! My intention with this cleanser was to use it right after the Bioderma micellar solution and to do a little facial massage with it. It's not suitable for that, but that's my mistake, I should pick some facial oil or balsam. Also it has strange smell despite the fact that is fragrance free! this is an extremely gentle cleanser and I would definitely recommend for those who are having extremely sensitive or irritated skin but it didn't match with my taste.
Avène Thermal Water
French women prefer not to wash their face with water, as they believe the calcite in the tap water is bad for their skin. I can't get used to this fact yet, but I'm using it as a mist to refresh or to wipe off any excess cleanser.
Would I buy it again: yes, cause it's really refreshing!
Bioderma Sébium purifying cleansing foaming gel
Formulated with non-irritant substances, Sébium Foaming gel cleanses gently.
Would I buy it again: maybe! There are so many cleansing gels and I would love to try something else cause I believe that I can provide better feeling on your skin. I would describe this one as boring.
La Roche-Posay purifying foaming gel for oily sensitive skin
Effaclar Gel gently purifies the skin thanks to cleansing agents selected to respect sensitive skin.
Would I buy it again: maybe! I bought this one in package with Effeclar duo for a reasonable price and I wanted to test it. I've tried it only a two times until now so I will update you about this product set.
Avène gentle purifying scrub
It has been specially formulated to cleanse sensitive skin in depth by gently eliminating all impurities.
Would I buy it again: yes! I love this product! Before this one I was using two from The Body shop (Vitamin E scrub and Seaweed scrub, both are great) and I think it's on top of my list currently!
Avène soothing moisture mask
A hydrating face mask for sensitive skin that hydrates, restores the protective barrier of the skin, and minimizes redness.
Would I buy it again: yes! This gentle mask stays moist the entire time while it's on the skin and I really love the feeling after (you can remove it after 10 minutes or leave the skin to absorb). Skin is extremely soft without uncomfortable post-mask tightness!
La Roche-Posay Effeclar duo, corrective unclogging care anti-imperfections
It is one of the major bestsellers of the brand, product that combines ingredients to act on the skin with imperfections.
Would I buy it again: maybe! I bought this one in package with Effeclar gel for a reasonable price and I wanted to test it. I've tried it only a two times until now so I will update you about this product set when I finish with other cream.
Bioderma Sébium Intensive care
Speeds up the elimination of spots and blackheads and prevents them reappearing.
Would I buy it again: maybe! It has lightweight texture and it absorbs into the skin almost immediately without leaving any white residue or feeling greasy. But I'm not sure if it helps my skin or not. I'm still having a breakouts. It will remain a mystery!
Avène Light hydrating cream SPF20
A hydrating moisturizer to protect the skin from daily aggressions and help prevent skin ageing caused by the sun.
Would I buy it again: yes! I use it before the foundation. The scent is so gentle and the texture is light which absorbs into the skin immediately leaving my skin feeling hydrated and soft all day. But I get an oily t zone as the day goes on.
Bioderma Cicabio soothing repairing cream
Protect and soothe damaged skin.
Would I buy it again: maybe! Sometimes I use it on spots or breakouts, it also helped me with irritated skin. I saw that Avène and La Roche-Posay have similar product so I would try them too.
Bioderma Sensibio Eye contour gel
It instantly soothes feelings of discomfort and irritation.
Would I buy it again: no! I like the feeling on my skin, but it doesn't do anything or I haven't noticed.
Bi-Oil PurCellin Oil
Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin.
Would I buy it again: yes! I'm using it under my eyes to hydrate my skin and prevent wrinkles. I think I will purchase bigger package next time and try it with my stretch marks too!
Eucerin Lip Aktiv
The caring lipstick cares and protects rough, cracked lips fast
Would I buy it again: yes! This is one of my favorite lip products that can help me in a day! I'm more than lazy when it comes to lip care so my lips are often dry and this is my instant solution!
And that's pretty much it for now! :)
I would love to hear more about your beauty routine, any secret, tips&tricks of if you have any question about these products I'm here!
p.s.- none of these products were sent to me by brands I purchase them in last couple of months
- if they did I would be glad to mention that, cause it wouldn't affect my opinion about the product in any way