There are new skincare products being released each week, that it is hard to know which are worth the hype and which aren’t. I have four skincare brands that have been the hot topic in the beauty world for a little while now that I think need to be on your radar.
Must-Have Product – Electrogel Cleanser
Lixir Skin was a brand I just couldn’t escape last year, it was everywhere, from Vogue to Instagram. Lixir Skin was created by Colette Haydon a doctor in derma pharmacy who has formulated some of the best skincare products for many a coveted brand. This range aims to target everyday needs when it comes to skincare with a relaxed approach. There are currently seven products with each product being universal so it can be used on face, eyes, neck, everywhere. The packaging is pink and beautiful and will keep your skincare cabinet looking pretty, but looks aside this skincare range really works.
I have tried two products so far, the Electrogel Cleanser and the Universal Emulsion. The emulsion is a multi-purpose product that hydrates the skin, use it day or night or as a serum but for me the Electrogel Cleanser is my favourite of the two. I was so intrigued to try this product and the way that it works is that it has a small negative charge that draws out skins toxins which have positive charges, this is normally dirt and pollution, so it is great for those city dwellers. It is lovely and creamy, hydrating and has a rose smell, that it has become my most-used cleanser currently.
Pestle & Mortar
Must-Have Product – Erase Cleansing Balm
Pestle & Mortar came about when founder Sonia Deasy wanted to create a skincare routine she could rely on. Working closely with her sister, they created a skincare line that would say bye-bye to dull, dry and patchy skin. Each product concentrates on unique actives, so the Hyaluronic Serum is the only product to have hyaluronic acid in it. In this way your skin responds better to products and you aren’t overloading it with active ingredients. Pestle & Mortar’s products are free from parabens, mineral oils, silicones sulphates and all those other nasty ingredients.
The first product I tried from Pestle & Mortar was the Hyaluronic Acid and I was blown away by the difference it made to my skin, it was clear to see having such a pure form of hyaluronic acid worked wonders. My favourite product from the range is the Erase Cleansing Balm, before I used this I had dabbled with cleansing balms and never really liked them, but there is something I love about this one so much.
It removes my make-up so well, keeps my skin hydrated and not greasy afterwards. It has brilliant natural ingredients like pumpkin seed oil and prickly pear seed oil which promotes cell turnover and renewal. I usually take my make-up off with this and a muslin cloth and then follow with a cleanser. It’s so great I’ve just stocked up on a new pot!
Must-Have Product – 100% Plant Derived Squalane
The Ordinary has been around for a couple of years now, but it wasn’t until recently I actually delved into trying it. At first I was a bit dubious, could a £5 oil really be that good? Well yes is the answer. The Ordinary is a brand by DECIEM and the ethos is all about brand honesty and integrity, where they wanted to bring products that were effective but didn’t cost the earth. The brand has grown massively with so many products being added regularly. What I like about it is being able to buy products in their pure form, especially oils.
I have dehydrated skin so squalane has been an ingredient I am familiar with in many products I own, but never have I tried it on its own. Squalane is found naturally in our bodies but as you get older it decreases, so as an oil form it is great for skin moisture balance and skin issues like eczema. I have been using the 100% Squalane Oil as a serum really, so before moisturiser or sometimes just on its own and I’ve really enjoyed using it.
I have also been putting it on my eczema on my hands and I have seen a significant difference. I think it’s a brand that has something for everyone and affordable that you can try out products you might not have risked trying before.
Must-Have Product – Jet Lag Mask
It’s easy to pick a favourite product from Summer Fridays as currently they only have one, but it’s an amazing one! Summer Fridays is the brainchild of two bloggers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores. I have followed Marianna for a long time and loved her beauty tips and style, so when I saw she had released her own product I was keen to find out more. This product is everywhere, even Kim Kardashian is a fan and you know anything a Kardashian loves I’m pretty much sold. However this product did sound genuinely brilliant and so when it finally came across to the UK I was first on Cult Beauty to grab it.
The Jet Lag Mask is not just for when your flying (although it works great for that) but you can use it whenever you want, a night in watching Netflix, whenever. It has quite a thick consistency but is really easy to apply evenly across the face. It cocooned my skin straight away, my skin loves anything hydrating like this and the best part is you don’t have to wash it off.
It reminds me a little of the Sisley Rose Mask, so if you like that you’ll love this. One of the ingredients is chestnut extract which polishes away dullness for a more radiant complexion. I like to use this overnight and in the morning my skin feels still hydrated and so ready for my make-up application. As my skin can be dry sometimes I’m tempted to maybe even use it as a primer with a very thin layer. I’m looking forward to see what else these ladies bring out for sure.
Have you tried anything from these trending skincare brands?