I can't tell you what's safe and not safe to use on your own body, because everyone's skin reacts differently. Further to that, what works for you might not work for me, but I am always happy to compare notes -- I love a good chin wag regarding beauty, hair and skin care products.
This week I'll be focusing on skin care products kindly sent to me for review. You see, I've had more ups than downs with my skin for the whole of my adult life and sometimes I wonder if things will get better or does my constant worrying perpetuate most of my skin ailments?
Oh, and what I thought was a rosacea flare up turned out to be dermatitis. Sexy, eh? And it only cost me somewhere around $300 to figure that one out (all spent in one day, mind you -- so much for getting those Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats).
As a result, I culled my skin care regimen (it's nothing fancy, promise) out of fear and went back to basics. Since walking out of the doctor's office I've been mainly using Cetaphil's cleanser and moisturiser and thankfully the redness, itching and bumps have mostly subsided.
In no particular order, here's what we'll be taking a closer look at:
- Dermalogica's Barrier Repair
- Eco. Body Lotion
- Badger's Sleep Balm
- Nat. Eyes agebloc collection
- Subtle Energies Neem & Coriander Shampoo and Conditioner (not shown)
- Hydra-Oil (also not shown)
Finally, I'll even share my thoughts about a recent visit to the Victorian Cosmetic and Dermal Clinic.