Let's talk skin. Active Skin.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

 photo anniepopselfie2 copyss_zpsdki4hzrq.jpg

As someone who is constantly on the go, I find it hard to make the time for beauty sleep, let alone, shopping for beauty essentials. I made it my mission to find an online store that would stock all of my most coveted items and deliver them straight to my door at an affordable price... lo and behold, I discovered ActiveSkin

So today I thought I would round up my three must haves from ActiveSkin and my experience with each of the products.

When it comes to your skin, you've got to strip down to the bare layers and start with a clean base which means a thorough makeup remover routine is essential. 

I've switched between various makeup cleansers, micellar solutions and wipes and I still always come back to my first favourites, the Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover.

The Bi-Facil makeup remover is Lancome's Award Winning phenomenon. It's made of a bi-phase formula consisting of a lipid phase to lift off all eye makeup and a water phase to wipe the skin without leaving a greasy residue. I've been using this for years now and it works like an absolute breeze on even my most water-resistant makeup without leaving an oily residue or causing irritation. As a regular makeup wearer, I can say one bottle lasts me about 8 months which means a little goes a long way!

I first discovered this anti-blemish solution system while visiting Singapore. I had a base case of "travel skin" which meant that my skin was reacting negatively to the climate change. I went to my closest beauty supplier to ask for the fastest and most effective treatment for my red spots and blemishes and was recommended this 3 step system. It was their best seller at the time and after the first few days of using the system I could definitely tell why. 

The 3 step system consisted of a cleansing foam, clarifying lotion and all-over clearing treatment. I used this on my dry, clean face after removing all my makeup and after my first week I noticed my red spots had visibly reduced and my skin tone was starting to even out on my cheeks. I've been eager to restock on this ever since.

After removing my makeup and keeping my skin clarity under control, I help my skin repair itself at night with the Advanced Genifique by Lancome. This serum is made to target fine lines and deep wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and tonicity leaving you with firmer, younger looking skin. I also find it perfect to target dry skin in Winter and I have some friends that can vouch for the Genifique after seeing improvements in their acne scars.

This is an incredibly powerful serum which is applied using a dropper tool. I generally only use one drop to massage over my face and neck before I go to sleep. When using any serum, the key to activating its ingredients is to massage it into your skin so be sure not to miss out on this step! However, I do find that this serum absorbs quite quickly into the skin so it shouldn't take you too long to massage it into your desired areas before bed. 

I hope you enjoyed my round up of the three must haves from ActiveSkin. These are products I've used for many years and have grown to love so I hope you love them too! If you have any thoughts or comments, I would love to hear from you below. 

Have an amazing day! 

 photo Active Skin _zpsrbeolrhe.png