Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing some of my current skincare favorites with you. Some of these are new launches, some are just new to me, but all of these have been working very well for my combination skin.
FOREO LUNA 2 for Cleansing
The weather has become exceedingly warm and humid in Mumbai, which always leads to my skin getting excessively oily, resulting in breakouts. I knew about the LUNA range of FOREO, and had reviewed the LUNA mini 2, about a year ago. Here’s the link, for those who haven’t seen it. Thankfully, the LUNA mini 2 worked wonders for my skin, and with the whole touching 30 phenomenon, I decided to upgrade my gadget into the next model, which is the LUNA 2. The cleansing brush comes in 4 variants, for every skin type and I’m glad there’s a variant for combination skin; I often face quite a bit of struggle when it comes to choosing products for combination skin!
TRIED & TESTED: MY VERDICT
What I like most about the FOREO cleansing brushes (since I’ve used two now) is the fact that they aren’t harsh and abrasive on the skin, unlike many others available in the market. Made with medically graded silicon, the bristles cleanse through the pores removing excess oil, grime and dirt, thereby making it the perfect skincare buddy and addition into my kit. As a beauty and makeup influencer, my biggest problem (also because of my skin type), was the constant feeling of my skin feeling oily, and lacking lustre. I noticed visible results, and the difference in my skin texture and tone after using it for a month.
IS IT WORTH THE INVESTMENT?
The product undoubtedly is on the expensive side. However, with all that investment, what you get in return is a drastic improvement in your skins external health, and the best part is it comes with a 2-year warranty (which is very unlike the other brands available in the market). So, it is definitely a YES, from my side! You can get this at Sephora in India, in-store as well as online.
Forest Essentials Pure Rosewater mist for toning
Right after cleansing, I’ve been using the Forest Essentials Pure Rosewater mist, which is an old favorite. It acts as a toner, as a hydrating mist and I love how it smells! I also like using this throughout the day, just as a refreshing mist and it helps my skin stay hydrated.
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly for moisturizing
In the moisturizer/masking department, I’ve had to make the switch to lighter formulations with the changing weather. The new Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly has been working really well because of its feather weight formula. Its a runny jelly, absolutely non- greasy, that sinks into the skin within seconds. It contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin as humectants and a blend of sunflower seed cake, barley and cucumber fruit extract for improving the skin’s moisture barrier. If you have oily skin, give this a go!
Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydrating Masque as a overnight mask
The Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydrating Masque also has a delightfully light jelly consistency that soothes and hydrates the skin instantly. I’ve been using this as an overnight mask lately and it does a great job of plumping and hydrating my skin! Also, a little goes a long way so this 100 ml tub will last you several months easily!
Olive Rosehip Oil for dryness, wrinkles, spots and pigmentation
The latest new addition to my routine is the Rosehip Oil from the New Zealand-based organic brand, Olive. This just launched at Sephora India recently and I tried out several of their products. It’s a brand based on, you guessed it right, olives! The fresh olives from their farms are used to get the best of the first press of the oil and it is that oil that is used in their products. The Rosehip Oil combines the reparative benefits of rosehip seed oil with the nourishing properties of olive and the resulting mix is a powerful oil that addressed dryness, wrinkles, spots and pigmentation.
So those are my current favorite skincare items, have you tried any of these?
Let me know your comments below!