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