Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner – The Best Toner for Sensitive Skin?!

Sukin_TonerI love Sukin products as a whole and this one was definitely not a disappointment. I’ve actually just finished up using this bottle. Sukin is a great brand for sensitive skin types because they are very conscious about not using potentially irritating ingredients. This toner is a very light formula and is especially great if your skin is at all irritated. I’ve been using this after chemically exfoliating my skin and it’s really helped to prevent my skin from feeling at all dry.

You can spritz this directly onto the face if you prefer, or onto a cotton pad as I do. It is quite a light mist so if you apply it directly to the face make sure to fully cover your whole face.

Because this is so light and non-irritant it also makes a great summer face mist. This is very gentle on sunburnt skin. My skin gets super sensitive and sometimes irritated by even my usual gentle products but this toner was just great.

Definitely recommend this and while I like to keep trying out new products I think I may have to get a little bottle of this to add to my skincare essentials.

Annabelle x

Review: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask: Rice

Innisfree_Rice_MaskInnisfree is a great Korean brand, known for their natural ingredients and their products are usually good for sensitive skin. You can get their products fairly easily online or in some high street stores (I purchased this from Yesstyle for about £2.35). Rice is great for brightening your skin and really giving it an extra healthy shine. It’ s also a great ingredient for helping to lighten acne scars and blemishes.

This sheet mask went onto my face really nicely and was a good size. This product has a slightly unusual essence to it, it’s more like a milky cleanser than a serum. Because of the different texture of the essence there wasn’t really much left in the packet afterwards. So while this is a nice mask that left my face feeling soft and with a nice little glow it isn’t one where you can eek out the essence for other uses.

Afterwards my skin had a nice little glow to it and was soft to touch. It wasn’t perhaps as big a difference as you can sometimes see with some sheet masks that really make your face glow, but it was very gentle on my skin. I like to dab a little bit of moisturiser on my skin after I use sheet masks just to help lock the moisture in. You may find with this mask that it’s a little heavy to use moisturiser afterwards but it really depends on your skin. But overall this a nice little mask and very gentle on sensitive (and acne-prone) skin.

Annabelle x

Review: The Cure Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask

The_Cure_GT_MasksI bought a set of these masks on offer in TK Maxx a little while ago to try out as I’ve never used anything by this brand before. After I used the mask I felt that it actually left my skin feeling a bit dry and irritated. There was very little essence left after the recommended 15 minutes was up. Unusually for a sheet mask as well there wasn’t really any essence left in the packet after I’d taken out the mask. One thing I did notice straight away when I unfolded the mask is that it’s much thicker than a lot of other sheet masks.

The_Cure_Green_Tea_MaskAfter using the mask my skin looked a little red as well and lacked the usual nice glow you can get from a good sheet mask. I’ve used a lot of green tea products as it’s one of my favourite natural ingredients and I’ve never had any problems with dry or irritated skin before so I can only conclude that it is this particular mask that my skin is reacting to.

I played around this mask and tried varying the length of time it is left on. It is better if you leave it on for only five minutes but even then you really can feel the mask drying out and my skin still felt irritated and dry. So as far as my recommendation goes I personally wouldn’t buy this again and I would suggest that you avoid this if you have particularly sensitive skin. If you have less sensitive skin though you might find this works okay as I know some people do like this mask.

Annabelle x

Mini Superdrug Clearance Haul

My local Superdrug set up a clearance isle so naturally I used the excuse to stock up on a few things. It turned out a bit pink…

All the prices on here are the retail prices. In clearance it came to only £10 altogether.

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Garnier_Moisture_Bomb_MaskGarnier Moisture Bomb Camomile Tissue Mask, £2.99 (Superdrug)

This is a new Garnier sheet mask so it’s not being stocked in some shops yet but I imagine it will be everywhere very soon. I’ve not tried any of the Garnier sheet masks before but I’ve heard very good things about them. I wanted to try this range out to compare it with the Korean and other sheet mask products. As this is stocked in many high street shops for someone living in the UK it’d be really useful to have easily accessible sheet masks that I can buy in store. This particular one is aimed at soothing the skin and leaving it nice and soft. It is specifically aimed at sensitive (as well as dry) skin so I’ll be interested to see my skin reacts to it.

Garnier_Rose_Water_TonerGarnier Naturals Rose Water Toner [200ml], £2.29 (Superdrug)

If I were judging this product just on appearance I think it’d win first prize. This cute pink toner is part of the same Garnier range as the mask above and is also aimed at soothing sensitive skin. This is also a new product and contains 96% natural ingredients so it should be as gentle on your skin as it claims.

 

 

L'Oreal_Cleansing_MilkL’Oreal Paris Skin Perfecting Cleansing Milk [200ml], £3.99 (Superdrug)

Cleansing milks are my current new love at the moment so I picked this one to try out. I like to double cleanse so I use a cleansing milk after my main cleanser to soften my skin and give it a nice glow. I’ve found with cleansing milks in the past that using them by themselves doesn’t leave my skin feeling as clean as I’d like so I wouldn’t use them as a cleanser on their own. I’ve previously bought a toner from this L’Oreal range, which I found a bit heavy for my skin so I’ll be interested to see how this one turns out.

Neutrogenia_Grapefruit_MoisturiserNeutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Moisturiser [50ml], £4.99 (Superdrug)

I’ve seen this product before in a pink box but this cute little poka dot one has to be my prefered one. This light moisturiser aims to hydrate your face while not clogging up your pores. If it works as fantastically as it smells then I’ll be very excited indeed.

 

 

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NIVEA Pearly Shine SPF 10 Lip Balm [4.8g], £2.15 (Superdrug)

When it comes to lip balms you can never have too many. This cute little pink one adds a nice shine to your lips and is great to just keep with you in your bag. I’ve used the NIVEA lip balms quite a lot before and never had any problems so I’m expecting this one to be pretty good.

 

 

Annabelle x

TK Maxx Sheet Mask Finds

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TK Maxx is a great place to find new masks, whether you’re just venturing into the vast world of sheet masks or looking for a new brand to try. They often have a lot of single masks from a range of brands, including some less well-known ones. If you’re looking for a specific brand you might not find it as their collection on offer can be be very random but it changes pretty often so it’s worth keeping an eye on them as what you’re looking for might just pop up. I love to have a little shop around and see what I can find. They’re also priced pretty cheaply and boxes of sheet masks pop up in their clearance sections pretty frequently. TK Maxx also sell sheet masks on their website, including their clearance section ones, though you do have to pay postage for any orders under £75 (which would be a lot of masks!)

The_Cure_GT_MasksThe Cure Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask [5 pck], £4.99 (Reduced to £3.00) (TK Maxx)

I love anything with Green Tea in so I simply couldn’t resist this pack of five masks. Green Tea is a great all-round natural ingredient that helps both heal and also calm the skin. This particular mask is aimed at all skin types and is designed to hydrate the skin. I’ve not been able to find out too much about this brand from looking online so since this is the first time I’ve used one of their masks I’ll be interested to see how it turns out.

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Seolreim Cosmetic Blooming Cell Dual Effect Mask: Calming Project, £1.99 (TK Maxx)

This unusual looking mask caught my eye and I just had to try it. As a general rule Korean sheet masks that have a medical design to them are usually pretty hard to go wrong with. The material for this mask is designed to be very gentle and soft on the skin so it should be good for sensitive skin.

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MIZON Enjoy Vital-Up Time Soothing Mask, £1.99 (TK Maxx)

Usually I’m not a huge fan of lavender but recently I’ve come to love my lavender pillow spray (thisworks, £18.00 Boots) so I thought I’d give this one a try. Lavender is great for sensitive skin and is very gentle on spot-prone skin. Mizon specialises in a lot of products designed to hydrate your skin so this mask should be pretty good.

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Mediheal Platnium V-Life Essential Mask, £1.99 (TK Maxx)

This quirky packaging caught my eye (I just can’t resist nice packaging!) and I’m pretty excited to try this one out. This is a brand I haven’t tried much before but they turn up pretty frequently in TK Maxx so I’m hoping it’ll be a good one.



 

Labiotte_Artichoke_MaskLabiotte Marryeco Nutri Moist Sheet Mask with Artichoke, £1.99 [reduced to £1.00] (TK Maxx)

As you may be able to tell from the picture this mask was reduced because it has a mark on the front of the packet. While not quite as photogenic as it would be without this it doesn’t affect the mask at all so I happily snapped this mask up. This mask is supposed to both relax and revitalise you skin. Artichoke is great for hydrating your skin and is supposed to be good for reducing the effects of UV on the skin. So this would be great mask for the summer if it’s nice.
Elizavecca_MaskElizavecca Power Ringer Mask Pack, £1.99 (TK Maxx)

So I really love this brand as they do some fabulously quirky (but still very effective) products. I’ve found a few of their products in the past like the Elizavecca Sparkle Cream a bit heavy on my skin but that shouldn’t matter for this mask. This brand often adds exciting little quirks to their products so I’m excited to see how this one turns out.

Annabelle x