I do love a good pamper session and generally make time for one once a week – usually on a Sunday evening. These are the product I’ve been reaching for recently.

MOA The Green Balm £12.50

Regular readers of my blog will know I love a balm cleanser. I received three mini pots of this balm in a goody bag at the end of last year and wasn’t quite sure what I thought of it. I haven’t been keen on the more ‘medicinal’ smelling balms, preferring scents such as Botanicals Rose & Camellia Cleansing Melt.

I turned to The Green Balm when my usually well behaved skin decide to play up, hoping that the tea tree oil in the ingredients would help. My skin quickly returned to normal (could have been a coincidence), but I found myself reaching for my little pots until they were all used up. I missed my Green Balm so much I quickly ordered a new pot, which at £12.50 is great value.

For a pamper session, I like to massage the balm onto my skin and lie back in the bath and relax for a few minutes before washing off with a hot flannel (I prefer to remove this with a flannel rather than a muslin cloth as the balm is quite thick – it has a Vaseline like texture).

Antipodes Reincarnation Exfoliator £21.99

I have mentioned this in my recent “What I’m Loving Today…” post, so apologise if you already know what I’m going to say! As you may have guessed, I love this exfoliator. It’s one of the best ones I’ve used.

The gentle formula means I can massage straight on to my dry face without any dragging or scratching. I really work it in and breath in the amazing zingy citrus scent. I feel the jojoba beads are gentle and evenly distributed giving just the right amount of exfoliation.

My skin feels refreshed, soft and hydrated after using this.

The Organic Pharmacy – Enzyme Peel Mask £49.95

I picked this up at half price in Debenhams last month. It retails at an eye watering £49.95. I felt I could justify £25 – for blogging purposes! I have been on the lookout for a good face mask for a long time – in fact, I haven’t found my ‘holy grail’ yet.

I have really enjoyed using this (although I can’t help thinking about the price per use). The gel like consistency feels refreshing and my skin does feel nice and soft afterwards. Does it “renew dull skin, improve elasticity or even skin tone”, I’m afraid I can’t vouch for that.

It is mentioned on the packaging that you may get a tingling sensation. I was a little concerned about this, but there was no tingling sensation for me.

Overall a lovely mask, but I don’t think I’ll repurchase at the full price.

Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil £55.00

My heart sank a little when I saw the price of the full size version. I’ve been using a (generous) sample size bottle of this night oil and have fallen in love.

It feels like silk on your skin and has the most divine scent. Naturismo describe this as ‘addictive’ and I think they’re right! I have loved using this, but have kept it for my pamper sessions to eek it out a little longer. I have just used the very last drop (and I mean that – the pipette has been discarded and the bottle turned upside down)!

It is packed with essential oils (I didn’t know so many existed)! I think I could be tempted to pay the hefty price tag for this little beauty.

I feel I must also mention The Earth Works Cosmetics Regenerating Night Treatment. This is one of my all time favourite products. I use it a few times a week as an overnight mask and my skin loves it!

What products have you been using to treat your skin?


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