Beauty hauls are great, aren’t they? There’s something irresistible about testing new beauty products and finding something wonderful. My latest beauty haul is from Croatia and Slovenia. I hope you enjoy seeing what I bought! I’ve gone for a theme of beauty essentials…
Micellar Water for Dry and Sensitive Skin, Balea at dm-drogerie markt, £2.63
I love using micellar water after I’ve removed my make-up with an oil cleanser (I adore DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil). I usually use Bioderma’s Micellar Water but unfortunately I ran out of it while I was away and had to find an alternative.
This is lovely. Enriched with orange flower water, it’s very soothing. The formula is free from alcohol and fragrance (great for my sensitive skin). It’s vegan too! It removes any traces of my oil cleanser and doesn’t dry out my skin. I’ll definitely buy this again!
SOS Anti-Pickel Gel, Cadeavera at Müller, £2.50
We’ve all been there. We’ve all had an important event to attend and have to deal with a blemish the size of Mount Vesuvius on our face. It’s not a good look, is it? Ok, so this is hardly a sexy product to talk about but a spot gel is an essential part of any cosmetic bag.
I always keep this on hand for emergencies. The vegan formula contains salicylic acid (which relieves inflammation and redness) and zinc to help clear skin and remove skin discolouration.
The gel consistency makes it easy to apply. You only need to apply a small amount to the blemish (after cleansing). As it dries you can feel it forming a thin layer over the area. Within a few hours I notice that any blemish is reduced in size and the skin doesn’t feel as tender.
Deodorant roll-on in Green Spirit, Biobaza at dm-drogerie markt, £2
Another staple in any beauty bag. However, many conventional deodorant roll-ons contain aluminium, which is something I prefer to avoid if I can (I’ve read lots of research advising against using deodorants contain aluminium due its harmful effects). This contains 99% ingredients of natural origin, including extracts of olive and sage, verbena and rosemary.
UV Wristband, Smartsun at Müller, £5 for 5 bands
I’m super obsessed with sun cream. When I’m at the beach, you’ll find me covered up in the shade between 10am-3pm rather than sitting in the sun.
This Smartsun UV wristband caught my eye during a trip to Müller and I was very intrigued by these and bought a pack. Two packs. Actually, I bought four packets…
The aim of the wristbands is to tell you whether or not you need to reapply sun cream before you get sunburnt. I regularly apply sun cream anyway but I’m looking forward to trying these. Obviously I bought these to keep for warmer weather. It’s super cold now.
How to use them? Put one on in the morning and apply your sun cream (including on the band) as usual. Yellow means the wristband is unworn, beige indicates you should reapply sun cream and pink means you should definitely stay out of the sun.