It’s probably no news that I love to try out new skincare every so often. It really doesn’t depend If I have to splurge, although sometimes I try very hard not to, to keep my sanity. Lol. I get a sense of fulfillment upgrading my stash to suit my skincare needs. And then again, I just love trying out skincare that have become so popular. This year, I’m deliberately building my stash once again so I added a few new ones as a kick start.
I finally bought into The Ordinary Skincare hype on the gram, and I purchased their 100% Organic Cold-pressed Rose Hip Seed oil and AHA 30% + BHA @% Peeling solution – two, to combat specific skin issues. I tried the Rose hip Seed Oil first, just to experience what it’s like using it alone.
First thing I noticed was that it was semi-thick oil and so I didn’t know quite what to expect. I used it at night and the morning after, I noticed little bump / rashes on my jaw. Days later, they eventually turned to white heads so I discontinued use. Usually I mix in my carrier oils with essentials oil so I would probably give this oil another try. This time, mixed in with Tea tree and Rosemary essential oils to dilute the oil and see if makes any difference.
I tried the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution days later, which I’d heard is one of their best sellers. I carried out a patch test on my left cheek first because I didn’t want anything eventually burning me. Little did I know I was in for it. Using the solution really confirmed that my skin was sensitive and this is makes me more cautious using it. Asides that, I think I understand the hype behind it. Unbelievably, my skin is smoother now and I’m so happy about it.
It was exciting for me when I won the Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-protection Essence as I’d been eyeing it for a while. I mean, I also get to try out a “highly sort-after” product. It’s a Sunscreen but I feel it can really can pass for a moisturizer. It’s lightweight which is a check for me and it smells so good. I didn’t really appreciate its price point in relation to the amount of product you get which I think is just ridiculous. So far I really like it and I’m hoping I don’t fall out of love or use.
Again, being quite popularly hyped in the Bloggersphere, I purchased the Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser. Also, I bought this cleanser as an introduction to the brand as I’ve been wanting to try them for a while now.
I must say, it’s a pretty gentle cleanser with 0.5% Salicylic acid which has a citrus smell. I’m not even exactly sure if this is enough to prevent my skin from breaking out but we’ll see.
Have you been trying new skincare products like I have? Which ones are you currently loving?