I’ve been converting my addiction from makeup to skincare this year, but skincare reviews take a lot longer than makeup because you really need to give some time to the products to work on your skin before coming to a conclusion. Another thing to keep in mind is that skin care reactions vary a LOT more than makeup from person to person.
I have dry skin all over my body including face, and I need to intensely moisturize my face when I’m out of the country. I used to use Lancome Absolue Day Cream for this, but since I finished it last spring, I’ve been using a few generic moisturizers that didn’t do a good job (Lancome is very expensive in Sri Lanka, so I thought I’d go for a cheaper option till I buy it from a duty free store) but luckily, I attended The Body Shop bloggers’ meet last Saturday and they gave me this Vitamin E Moisture Cream along with their newly launched product- Skin Defense, a SPF 50 Sun Protection Cream. I’m still working on my review for Skin Defense (didn’t see much of the sun since last Saturday because it’s been gloomy and I’ve been indoors the whole time with artificial lights!)
Vitamin E Moisture Cream:
It’s only been 5 days since I used it, but I can already see that my skin has got back to its normal, healthy state. I use a lot of this cream the way I see celebrity makeup artists like Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown do on their clients before makeup. It really helps the makeup look beautiful on you, and skin feels super moisturized. Though the ingredients are different, I think the Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a dupe for the Lancome Absolue Day cream in terms of the intense moisture it provides.
Price: US$ 20.00 (50 ml/1.7 oz)
The cream is lightly scented but it’s not a sickly sweet smell. The scent disappears as soon as you apply it.
Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask:
I bought this mask way back, about 10 months ago. I keep this in the fridge to keep it cool (if you live in Sri Lanka I recommend you do the same to make it feel cool and refreshing as you apply) This is the only mask I’ve been using this year, and I really enjoy it.
It has a creamy, gel base and the best part is it’s invisible! This is great for dry skin and perfect for hot weather. I keep this mask for about 20 minutes and it doesn’t sting or give any discomfort. Once I wash it off, my skin feels super soft and supple. I use it every 2-3 days.
This mask is suitable for all skin types, and it is 100% vegan. It contains community trade soy oil from Brazil.
Price: US$ 24.00 (100 ml/3.3 oz)
I recommend both of these products specially if you have dull, dry skin because they’re affordable and they perform well.
Let me know if you know any masks or moisturizers for dry skin…