Beauty Wishlist

I know I’ve slightly mistimed writing a wishlist a month after Christmas has passed, however, I feel a little stuck in a rut with regards to products I’m using. I’m on the lookout for something new to try and hopefully discover some gems.

This is what is currently on my beauty wishlist.

Dafna Skincare Recovery Cleanser £39.50

Dafna’s Recovery Cleanser came to my attention a little while back when I asked for balm cleanser recommendations on Instagram. Surprisingly (as I have tried many), I had not come across this brand. Unfortunately, this was out of stock at the time;  it’s now available and I want it!

What Dafna say:

Luxe balm-to-milk cleanser, based on nutritive and anti-oxidants pure and organic oils of Moringa, Bamboo and Argan. Removes all traces of make-up and grime while purifying and nurturing the skin. Lemongrass and citric essential oils help detoxify and calm the spirit. The special silky-smooth formula sinks into the skin, leaving your skin with a rich and glowing complexion.

THE RECOVERY CLEANSER HELPS TO • Deeply cleanse skin and lift dirt and impurities. • Remove foundation & makeup with no irritation. • Fight skin oxidation caused by extrinsic factors (sun exposure, pollution, climate changes) and help recover skin’s natural healing ability. • Deeply nourish the skin. • Helps reduce intrinsic stress (second most influential ageing factor).

Jane Scrivner Skin Drink Frankincense Hydrating Mist – £19.00

I love using an hydrating mist. I am just coming to the end of my Evolve Beauty Daily Defence Moisture Mist (which I have loved) and Balm Balm Rose Floral Water Hydrosol. I have read lots of positive comments about the entire Jane Scrivner range, however, the Skin Drink Franincense Hydrating Mist stands out to me.

What Jane Scrivner say:

SKIN DRINK is a multi-faceted product. It is a toner, a skin freshener and a fixative for makeup BUT it is also skin care in its own right. I took the time to source beautiful, ‘fresh’ hydrosols – this harvest is organic, high *altitude lavender hydrosol with organic French apothecary rose hydrosol with Frankincense essential oil – mixed and bottled by hand. I believe that the trace level of essential oils in these extremely high grade hydrosols is high enough to have skin hydrating and moisturising properties. Firstly, a hydrosol is the by-product of the essential oil extraction process. Most essential oils are extracted by steam, when we have steam, the plant or leaf or in some cases, petal are heated and the steam rising is driven through a tube – put simply, the essential oil is heavy and drops out of the steam whilst travelling through the tube into a container and the remaining steam cools and becomes a liquid (water) This ‘water’ (hydrosol, hydrolat or floral water) still contains micro elements of the plant oils/essential oils. Applying the hydrosol to the face means we are applying these micro sized molecules of essential oils direct to the skin. To add to the skin care, we infuse frankincense essential oil to boost the anti-ageing, toning and regenerative properties.

For all ages. • This toner is suitable for all skin types and conditions. • Especially good for mature or experienced skin and skins with ‘high colour’

Couleur Caramel Eye Shadow Coppered Chocolate – £11.00

Couleur Caramel offer a great range of eye shadows. I already have a couple of shades, but have my eye on (pardon the pun) this Coppered Chocolate shade. If I wear eye shadow, it tends to be in neutral shades. This looks like the perfect mid-tone brown with a bit of a twist.

Active Ingredients

  • Olive-derived oil (Squalane): moisturises*, leaving the skin supple and silky-smooth.
  • Organic soya oil (Glycine soja): filmogenic and anti-ageing properties; moisturises* and regenerates.
  • Karanja oil (Pongamia glabra): moisturises*.
  • Red tea extract or Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis): a plant-based anti-oxidant that prevents the creation of free radicals, responsible for skin ageing.
  • Organic grapeseed oil (Vitis vinifera): rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and polyphenols to protect the skin.
  • Organic shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii): rich in natural vitamin A, E and F, it moisturises*, revitalises and regenerates the skin.
  • Organic apricot powder (Prunus armeniaca): delivers softness and a healthy glow while leaving the skin silky-smooth.

Couleur Caramel Perfect Complexion Concealer – £25.50

This is pricey and I am reluctant to spend this much on a product I’m not sure is going to work for me. Having said that, I think this could be a dupe for YSL’s Touche Eclat and I’m itching to try it!

What Couleur Caramel say:

Correct, illuminate, shape.

A pen-brush to erase signs of fatigue and awaken the complexion’s radiant glow.

Ideal and very comfortable for all skin types.

Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm – £49.50

Do you have anything on a beauty wishlist?

 

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