I love skincare and over the last couple of years after trying to rescue my face as well as reading lots of beauty blogs, I have become a lot more interested in it all. Unfortunately that means that I get sucked in by the promises of miraculous skin that some of these high-end products offer. Skincare has come a long way though, and as I have discovered, can really make a difference to your skin.
After starting to cleanse properly, and stopping drinking the white stuff that comes from cows, my skin massively cleared up, and it had been that way for while which I was so grateful for, and really made a difference to my confidence. But recently something has changed, and my skin has gone back to how it was a couple of years ago, except a bit worse. So I’ve been looking at switching up some of my products, and with that comes beauty blog reading, beauty website browsing and hence stumbling across lots of beautiful products with a not so beautiful price tag.
I have spent a decent amount of money on skincare products over the last couple of years, (especially as I was getting married) and discovered some wonderful products, but some of these products are just way too out of my price range, some I may get in the future, and one I have bought before and would really like it again. The products that I spend more on do tend to last me a long time as I am more careful with them, but it’s gutting finding something that I really love that doesn’t last me long enough to justify the price tag.
Here are some luxury beauty products that I would love:
- Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm £38 – I wrote about my love for this product recently, it’s definitely my favourite cleanser. It’s such a lovely balm, and makes my skin feel so clean and soft. Unfortunately I’ve run out again, and I really want it back in my bathroom cabinet!
- Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser £30 – Caroline Hirons raves about Tata Harper products, and I love that this cleanser has 100% natural ingredients, as do much of the range. I like my beauty products to work, but if they can also be more natural too, then that is even better. The Regenerating Cleanser works to purge pores and gently resurface oily, dry and normal skin types. I have heard a lot of good things about her cleansers, and I’d love to try one.
- MV Organic Rose Plus Booster £72 – I have wanted this oil for aaages after Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup raved about it. It sounds so good , but it is so damn expensive. I guess because of the quality of the ingredients. It contains high quality essential oils, and is supposed to be great for hormonal acne, as well as soothing and strengthening the skin.
- Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels £25 – I have never used anything like this before, but these under eye patches sound really good. They are said to diminish puffiness, brighten dark circles and enhance elasticity to counteract crêpey-ness, for when you are particularly tired and your eyes are like little sore puffballs, like mine so often are. I really want to try them to soothe my tired eyes.
- Deciem Hylamide SubQ Eyes £27 – This is a high-strength serum for under your eyes that has peptides, plant saccharides and active technologies to rehydrate the fragile eye area. It’s supposed to visibly improve fine lines, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles, which would be brilliant, and I’ve heard good things about this and how quickly it works. I’ve never used an eye serum before, but I’d really like to give it a go.
- Alpha H Liquid Laser Super Anti-Ageing Balm £56 – I really, really want to try this. It sounds so good and has so many suggested skin benefits. It is said to trigger a ‘Collagen renaissance’ – rebuilding skin’s ‘scaffolding’ to restore its former firmness, and has a blend of ingredients that repair existing DNA damage, diminish depth of lines and wrinkles, enhance elasticity and protect against ageing free radical attack. I need this, stat.
- Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Serum £170 – Let’s be honest, unless I win the lottery it’s unlikely that I’m ever going to own this serum. It costs serious moolah. This is a potent anti-ageing lotion, that targets dark spots, decreases pigmentation and unifies uneven skin tone. It contains thirty-five active ingredients to reduce hyperpigmentation and minimise imperfections. It also can reduce wrinkle depth and promotes skin strength and elasticity – it sounds amazing, and from what I’ve read Tata Harper is a brand you can trust – but I’ll just have to dream about this one.
- Zelens Z Luminous Brightening Serum £135 – Another super expensive one but also a great brand, created by skin expert Dr Marko Lens; I have actually tried this product – I was given a sample from Space NK, so I know that I really do like it. It’s a really lovely, silky serum that makes my face so soft. I obviously didn’t try it for long enough to notice any difference in my skin, but this serum is proven to diminish dark spots and help restore uniformity of tone. Caroline Hirons is also a big fan of this and other Zelens products.
I take a lot more care of my skin that I ever have done, and whilst I think you can get really good beauty products at a more affordable price, for some quality ingredients you do have to pay more. I always look out for things being on offer and check differnent websites. Cult Beauty often have sets so you can try out a brand without buying a full size product and often the products within them work out cheaper ml per ml, as well as high value free gifts when you spend a certain amount. John Lewis also have price match events on regularly.I also have a Space NK card which collects points every time I shop there, and then gives me money off. I also sometimes ask for vouchers for Christmas and my birthday.
Have you tried any of these products or brands, or are you lusting after any of them? Do you have any skincare recommendations? Let me know in the comments!