Category Archives: Face

Yes To Carrots!

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I got this set of Yes To Carrots products but I’m just going to be reviewing the gentle exfoliating facial cleanser today and I’ll briefly talk about the moisturiser too. (the products to the left of the photo).

I don’t really have many problems with my skin. My skin type is sensitive with an oily chin but at the moment it’s sensitive/dry so I needed a face cleanser that still scrubbed my dead skin off but didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Voila! Yes To Carrots. My mum bought the set for me as a gift and I was quite intrigued as to what this product would be like. I get one or two spots every so often but since using this face wash (and the moisturiser) I think I’ve seen one in two months which is quite nice. My skin is still dry but the moisturiser sorts that out.

The products don’t really have a smell to them at all I don’t think. If anything, just slightly sweet but that’s it. It is definately a gentle exfoliator. When I first used it I thought I’d come out of the shower and my face would feel no different, I felt quite disappointed with it. But then when I got out and felt my face, it felt so soft and smooth. I don’t often find gentle exfoliators that work for me. I usually scrub with exfoloiating gloves before I am happy, which actually isn’t good for my sensitive skin… Whoops!

ANYWAY, I’m very impressed with this facial cleanser and I would be happy to buy it again.

For a 100ml tube of the cleanser from Asos it’s £9.99 which is quite a lot but the results are good so it’s worth it 🙂 I’ve found a replacement to the previous scrub I was so loyal to before (Soap and Glory’s Scrub Your Nose In It). This is much nicer to my skin and doesn’t dry it out.

Yes to carrots INDEED!

Montagne Jeunesse

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This is the new face masque from Montagne Jeunesse. It’s called very berry. It contains blueberry and cranberry juice, peach kernel oil and aloe vera which are there to moisturise, cleanse and refresh.

It’s suitable for most skin types. My skin type is sensitive with an oily chin. It did tingle on my cheeks where they are most sensitive but had no adverse effect on the rest of my skin.

The masque left my skin feeling like I had just put moisturiser on it, it felt soft and smooth. Actually it felt softer than when I put moisturiser on.

The masque is meant to be left on for 10-15 minutes. It was fairly easy to get off with a flannel and there was enough left in the sachet for one more use which is good!

This product has an RRP of £1.09 and I would buy this product again and again because of the way it left my skin feeling.

These products are not tested on animals and are also vegetarian approved. Pretty good eh?!

Boots Face Mask

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Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask helps to remove blackheads and tighten pores to help prevent future breakouts.

The packet says to put a 1mm thick layer on face avoiding eye area and that it should dry within 10-15 minutes. I think I actually put thinner than 1mm on and it took around 20-30 minutes to dry well enough to peel most of it off. The parts on my cheeks just didn’t dry so I washed it off after half an hour.

My face didn’t feel refreshed nor did it get rid of any blackheads.

I’m not sure what it did for my skin, if anything. The only positive was the smell. It was quite a refreshing smell so it wasn’t rubbish to keep on for half an hour. Other than that I was really disappointed with it.

It’s only 99p for a sachet but I’ll try something different next time.

Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel

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This is the Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel whichcontains Vitamin C to stimulate the skin’s natural defences, Turmeric which is a powerful antioxidant to support the Vitamin C actions. It also contains Alchemilla which is a plant extract to regulate sebum production and finally it contains Ginkgo biloba which improves the skin’s uptake of oxygen.

The Daily Energizer range of products from Clarins are specifically designed for 18-late 20’s age group.

This cleanser foams quite well. I use an amount that’s about the size of a 10p coin and it covers my face enough. It feels really smooth on my skin and doesn’t feel harsh at all. It feels like a really gentle but effective product.

The product rinses off easily and makes my skin feel clean, smooth and soft. Even better when I moisturise afterwards. My skin has actually been clearing up lately (I don’t have spot-prone skin usually but it had a bout of a few) so I’m guessing this product is working for me.

This cleanser is quite expensive so I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to buy it. I might try to find other products first that are cheaper and work just as well before I jump to be loyal to this one. It is good though. The only thing I can fault it for is the price. So that’s pretty good going 🙂

This product retails at around £10.50 for 75ml of product. Which is fairly expensive but it works so maybe it is worth it.


Nivea Soft Moisture Cream

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Nivea Soft Moisture Cream is a moisturiser which can be used on the face, body or hands. It contains jojoba oil to nourish and vitamin E to protect the skin. It is said to be quickly absorbed to leave skin soft, supple and invigorated. It’s also pH neutral and dermatologically approved.

This cream has a plain smell which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you want a moisturiser that has a scent then this isn’t for you.

The smell isn’t the main factor though. The quality of the moisturiser is pretty good. I used it on my hands and it made them feel velvety soft. It didn’t soak in particularly quickly but when it did it felt lovely. It made the rest of my skin feel soft too.

It felt too heavy for my face so I would use an alternative product for a face moisturiser.

This product retails at £6.02 for a 300ml pot which is a decent price. I could see that it could be used quite quickly though. But it does feel great on my skin so I would use it again.

 

Soap and Glory Scrub Your Nose In It

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Soap and Glory Scrub Your Nose In It is a face scrub as well as a mask. It helps to refine large pores and prevent blemishes.

If I want to use it as a mask then I put a thin layer on my whole face for a few minutes and then scrub it in once I’ve used it as the mask. It smells minty and feels cooling but sometimes if I have a chapped nose after having a cold then it can sting a little.

It has clay in it for the mask which is best for oily skin to help absorb excess sebum and cleanse the pores.

It makes my skin feel tight afterwards so I use a face moisturiser just to make sure I don’t dry my skin out.

I really like this product as I only need a tiny amount for it to cover my face for the scrub. Obviously a little more is needed for the mask.

It retails at £7.40 for 125ml but it lasts ages. I only buy this twice a year maximum so it’s definately worth the money. I haven’t found a better face scrub than this one!

Good Things Miracle Mattifying Moisturiser

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Good Things Miracle Mattifying Moisturiser is a face moisturiser which contains blackcurrant extract to help absorb excess oil.

This product is amazing!

It smells lovely. It smells sweet and edible but not too strong. It absorbs into my skin quickly and straight away feels like it’s soaked into my skin, disappearing and leaving only a smooth layer of soft skin. My skin has never felt so smooth. The word ‘mattifying’ is perfect for this product. My skin stays matt and doesn’t shine with oil. It’s fantastic.

As I’ve mentioned before my skin type is sensitive/dry combination and it works great on me. I’m not sure how sensitive my skin is but this product doesn’t irritate it or cause any redness, nor does it dry my skin out.

This product retails at £7.99 for 100ml and it’s definately worth the price. It doesn’t need to be replaced often as not much is needed for the whole face so it last a while too! All round a great product.