22/04/2013

Nip+Fab Oily Skin Fix Review

I've been looking for something to help my skin, as it is extremely oily, and for awhile I thought I was never going to find something that was affordable. Finally I found something that does the job, Nip+Fab are now my new best friends.
The Oily Skin Fix set is heavenly, if my skin wasn't quite so oily I'm pretty sure this would have been the single best thing to ever happen to me.
The kit contains 3 things; a facial cleansing wash, a moisturiser and a spot gel.
Clean Fix Gel is described as "a deep cleansing and purifying foaming formula for super clean skin." This makes my skin feel really clean, I've used lots of facial washes before and most make my skin feel very tight or don't give a good enough clean - so my skin ends up pretty drap and quite a wee bit unhealthy (by unhealthy I mean oily, blackheads and spots). Since using this my skin hasn't been nearly as spotty and my skin goes longer without becoming oiler than a frying pan.
To help with this the Shine Fix helps keep my oily skin at bay. I even apply this later in the day over my make-up if my face is getting overly oily. Nip+Fab say this =has "microsponges" in it that "target and prevent shine". This is also meant to be a black head buster, but I can't say I've noticed my blackheads disappearing. For an affordable moisturiser it works wonders, and I was overly impressed with it. Since I hadn't yet found an affordable/ drug store this was a little god send. I would say that since it is a tiny tube I will still be on the hunt for something bigger, maybe even on the pricier side, but in the mean time I will definitely re-purchase Shine Fix.
The final part of the kit is the Spot Fix, I haven't yet tried this out since I'm in love with my Freede


rm spot gel. But if the rest of the kit is anything to go by then this spot gel will be amazing. It contains salicylic acid which is brilliant for tackling spots. And I think I will be switching from Freederm to this as, Freederm, as far as I am aware, does not contain salicylic acid. 



  Nip+Fab were certainly right when they say this is a 'cult classic' I will certainly be picking another one of these sets up, at £15.95 full price or £7.50 from ASOS. I highly recommend this set to anyone that has oily skin. 


 

20/04/2013

No7 Beautiful Skin Cleaning Brush

I've been wanting to get a Clarisonic for awhile, but couldn't justify the £100+ price tag that came with it. Over a hundred pounds to wash my face?! WHAT THE HECK? Not going to lie, if I had the money for it I would go and buy myself one. But alas I don't have that kind of moolah. There is now, however, an alternative to the Clarisonic! 
The lovely people from No7 have brought out their very own version and I am so super duper happy. This cleansing brush is amazing. It gives such a deep clean and after using it I feel that my skin is as soft as a babies bum. And who doesn't want to have a face that feels as soft as a baby? 
 This little battery powered cleaner has two different speed settings, to give an even deeper clean. You can use this with any facial wash. However, some face washes work better with this than others. Washes that foam up more than others I feel are the best ones to use, or at least that is how I feel.
 The brushes are cheap to replace as they only cost £8 for 2 brushes. You are supposed to change the brush every 3-4 months, I've had mine for a little while but I've not used it very often so may not change it as soon as 4 months.
The only downside to this, I would say, is that it isn't waterproof. I have to be really careful with this when I use it since I can't just shove it in the water. This does make cleaning the brush after ward a little tricky.
I wouldn't say that it is a HUGE downfall to the product. And since the price is so good can we really complain? The cleansing brush is £24. 95 to buy from boots, and this is just a fraction of the price of the Clarisonic. If your wanting the Clarisonic, I would suggest you give the No7 one a go first.


Garnier Moisture Match Shine Be Gone Mattifying Cream

I saw this awhile back and thought, this sounds like a nice wee idea, so naturally I picked one up. I bought the one named 'Shine Be Gone' for oily skin.

I got this for £3.99, this was an introductory price and is normally £5.99.
This moisturiser claims to be "Perfect for combination to oily skin" and is "enriched with Green Tea extract". It also claims to keep skin shine free all day, I cant say that my skin is shine free all day, I would say I'm shine free for around 6 hours.
For the price I wasn't expecting a miracle. I think this works just as well as the moisturiser I use from Morrison's which costs around £2. The only plus side to the Garnier moisturiser is the amazing smell, it just smells so fresh and sweet, lovely when you put it on in the morning. It may just not have been right for my skin since my skin is overly oily, if you have slightly oily skin this may be appropriate for you.
For the price its not a bad moisturiser but I'm in the market for something to battle my seriously oily skin.