1 September 2012

Skincare Overhaul: The Dehydrated Skin Wishlist

When Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua looks cakey, face powder feels like talcum powder on your skin, and your face feels like it'll crack when you smile - it's time for an overhaul.

Seeing as my skin has been very dehydrated for over 2 weeks now and my mini sizes that I was using in my Skin 1 - 0 Yu post has been running out, I feel it's time to invest in full-sized products.

Here are some of the products I'm hoping to recruit to help me out:



1. Origins Vitazing (£27)
I'm actually completely out of a full-sized moisturiser, as I was operating on a 1-in-1-out system for a while! At the moment I'm using a sample of the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Daily Facial Lotion and Origins' A Perfect World SPF 25 which are both lovely, but I wanted something just for hydration. Seeing as Origins Vitazing is so popular, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity!

2. MAC Fix+ (from £7.50)
I've contemplated getting this in the past, but seeing as I had combination skin most of the time, I felt I didn't need it. But it's renowned for its powers to reduce the "powdery" look, so I think this would be perfect for days where I still want the coverage and the staying powder of a foundation, but not the caked, dry, crackly feeling on my skin (as if we'd ever want that, right?).

3. Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser in Warm Radiance (£33)
I've been uhm-ing and ah-ing over getting the coveted Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser, but when I swatched it, I could tell instantly that it would be too matte on my "new" skin (and expensive! Maybe one day when my skin goes back to being combo). So after some research, I found this one by the queen of tinted moisturisers, Laura Mercier, that would help me get that glowy look that I love and need so much. I got it applied in store today and was unsure - but now that I'm home and it's settled on my skin - I am completely sold!

So I think that's a good start! But it also brings it up to about £70 - which is quite a lot, considering I still haven't chosen a serum or a night cream!

The candidates for the serum are the Apivita Natural Serum with Aloe & Hyaluronic Acid  or the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum that I had a sample of (mini review in the skin post linked above), which are both around the £30 mark.

As for a night cream, even after a few week's worth of research, I can't for the life of me find one that has unharmful ingredients, is for hydration and not in a tub. My candidates include the Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream or the SpaceNK Life Picture Perfect Facial Moisturiser.. but I'm not 100% sold on either!


HELP!

For those of you with dehydrated skin, what do you recommend?
If you've tried any of these products, what are your thoughts?

<3yu

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22 comments:

  1. I've been really wanting to try the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser too; it looks really great. As for a hydrating serum, I've been using the Vichy Aqualia Thermal hydrating concentrate, which I think is pretty comparable to the Caudalie serum and is a bit less pricey!

    This time of the year is so awful for dehydrated skin. Good luck finding something that works for you!

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    1. Oh it was stunning! I think it'll be the last of the 3 purchases because it's the least necessary :(

      Wow I totally forgot about the French skincare lines! I will definitely check out the Vichy one, sounds brilliant! Thanks so much for your help :)

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  2. I really want that Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser so much.. definitely going to be my next skin / make-up purchase. Had it swatched last week and I really liked how it sank in and will be a much needed break from foundation which I think is drying out my skin. Great blog posts as always and please do write about them if you get them ! Want to find out what they're like :)

    http://p0larmilk.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm right there with you Rebecca! :) Yeah perhaps foundations do dry out your skin, I never thought of it like that! Thanks so much, that means a lot! And yes I will try and remember to write about them - if I haven't for a while, nag me! :)

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  3. Great post. I've been loving the Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum for my dehydrated skin. It works wonders :) xx

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    1. Thanks Suzy! Ah yes, I've heard the HydraQuench range is brilliant, and I do love my Clarins :) It's definitely on my list for when my wishlist is smaller, thanks for the rec! :)

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  4. How about the new Hydraluron which you can buy from Boots? Just started using this recently and it visibly plumps my dehydrated skin. Very easy to apply as well as it's a light gel and not runny like most hydrating serums.

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    1. Ah yes I've heard of that! I'm not sure why but I just haven't warmed to it.. but I'll have a think! Thank you so much :)

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  5. Hey hun, ive used and even reviewed the vitazing moisturizer and i cant praise it enough! it gives your skin such a lovely glow and you only need the tiniest amount, defiantly worth the money and hype! make sure to try it out :) xxxx

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    1. Oh that's good to hear! Thanks so much Shifa :)

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  6. It's so frustrating, I just hate products in tubs. Multiple dips, ewww!

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    1. I do! They're super cute but just so unsanitary..

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  7. I love Vitazing!! It really does such a nice job of making your face look really glowy! I found it took a little longer to really soak into my face, but if your skin is feeling really dry that might be just the ticket.

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    1. Ahh that sounds fantastic! Thanks for the feedback Kayleigh :)

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  8. I have dehydrated skin and I ADORE Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask for those days when no moisturiser seems to work! <3

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    1. Oh my gosh yeah people rave about that! I wonder if they still have that mini size from the Olympics.. must check! Thanks :)

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  9. fix + is seriously amazing for curing the dreaded CAKE FACE!

    http://raybeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxo

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    1. Ahh I must try it! I want the mini size first, just in case my face goes back to being combo! :) Thanks for the feedback!

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  10. Skin is funny like that, mine has gone from super oily to normal and a bit dry at times! Vitazing works brilliantly , I tend to mix it with foundation

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    1. You're kidding, that's super similar to me! I need more advice from you Gaelle! :) But yes, I must pick up the Vitazing now, everyone has told me to! :)

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  11. Last fall/winter my skin started getting really dry in places, and it has kind of stuck with me through the spring/summer until now, which prompted me to get the origins drink up intensive mask. I really like it as an overnight dose of hydration, and it smells amazing! I also just discovered the L'occitane ultra rich face cream, which feels amazing too!

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    1. Wow that's exactly like me! Is your skin still like that? Hmm I'm not a masky person which is why I've refrained from buying it but the L'Occitane one sounds promising! Thanks for the rec Vida, I hope you're well! :)

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