I have been in ultimate self care mode lately, maybe it’s Autumn clipping at my heels, or the fact that I have been taking a huge step back from the online world and having a bit of a Twinings getting me back to me vibe going on, but when HelloSkin Shop offered to send me a top to toe pampering package, it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.
HelloSkin Shop offers free UK delivery and next day shipping, specialising in eczema psoriasis, acne and dry skin, it’s a one stop shop for all your skin loving needs. Granted I am lucky enough to not be suffering with any skin ailments right now, I am super keen on keeping my skin well moisturised, hydrated and nourished.
My skin loving pamper pack came with 4 fantastic products in for me to try; Westlab Himalayan Salts, Cetaphil skin cleanser, Aveeno daily moisturiser and Relivio daily moisturiser. So of course, I had to run a bath (OH it’s such a hard life).
Westlab have been my go-to for bath salts for a while now but the Himalayan Salts are new to me. They’re designed with gloriously glowing skin in mind, and who doesn’t want that? Scent free, I put about half a cup into the bath whilst it’s running and swish the water about a bit. I have found that they don’t totally dissolve straight away and too much makes it feel like your stepping into sand! I find there’s always a bit of bath salt residue left behind once the bath has drained but nothing a quick blast with the shower can’t wash off. I’ve got to admit, my skin feels so much softer after having these in the bath, and paired with a bath oil? It’s like my old skin has been whipped off and a fresh new, baby soft layer put on.
Before getting out of the bath, I gave my face a wash with the Cetaphil cleanser. Designed specifically for dry skin and eczema suffers, it’s free from fragrance and irritants and is so gentle on the skin. For face and body, it doesn’t lather up much but it left my skin feeling very clean and moisturised. I used this twice a day for two weeks and everything went well but then I started to get whiteheads on my chin and my T-Zone was getting really oily. I switched to using it as my morning cleanser and that helped but once I’d noticed the spots and oil slick I was really turned off continuing with it. I’d say if you’re looking to get some moisture into your skin or have very sensitive skin then this could be great.
Hands down, my favourite goodie in the box was the Aveeno Daily Moisturiser, the creamy oil edition made with sweet almond oil. I find oily body moisturisers to be amazing at keeping the skin soft and hydrated, especially during the summer months when your flashing a little more flesh. This was such a dream to use, all the benefits of an oil in the luxury of a quick drying, no residue leaving behind, cream. The sweet almond smell leaves me wanting to chew on my own arm. I am just one human sized bakewell tart, and I am ok with this.
The Relivio daily moisturiser is just as nice as the Aveeno one except it doesn’t have a scent and is much thinner in consistency - great if your running late and don’t fancy a fight into your tights! Both moisturisers come in a pump action bottle which I love and loathe in equal measure. One pump is the perfect amount per body part, but you lose so much of the product as it gets stuck to the sides and these hard plastic tubs are not scissor friendly! Give me a soft sided squeeze tube any day!
One thing I love about HelloSkin Shop is their subscribe and save offer! You can get up to 10% off your first two subscribed purchases if you subscribe to purchase the same product again. If you’re a creature of habit this is a great way to save on your favourites. You can specify when they renew your order and deliver too, so you’re guaranteed never to be left without your skincare saviour!
What are your must haves when it comes to silky smooth skin?
Until next time,
*Products kindly peovided by HelloSkin Shop. All thoughts and opinions are 110% my own. For more information, see my disclaimer policy here.