Gel Based Skincare – Is It Better For your Skin?

What’s Your Flavour?

There are so many products on the market for skin care and they range from a variety of oils, creams and gels. Two weeks ago, I decided to give my normal cream based products a rest to explore gel based skin care.

Gel Based Skin care

*Sukin Oil Balancing Purifying Gel Cleanser is part of an Australian natural skin care brand, designed to combat the effects of pollution from modern city life living. The concept behind this brand is definitely appealing to any city dweller, especially if they have oily or oily to combination skin. The product is light charcoal in colour with an earthy smell and I use it twice a day (morning and evening) on wet skin. I’m quite picky with skin cleansers as I have oily to combination skin but this has been a welcomed change. Filled with bamboo charcoal, rooibos tea, white tea, willowherb, bilberry and pomegranate to name a few – one pump is more than enough to get the job done.

I am rapidly becoming a firm lover of eye masks and *Christian Breton Anti-Wrinkle 3x Hydro Eye Contour Masks did not disappoint. Designed to target problem areas under your eyes, each patch is enriched with firming collagen, purifying kaolin, antioxidant vitamin E and anti-wrinkle ubiquinone to firm and smooth the skin. One sachet holds a set of patches so I popped one into the fridge, left it for 10 minutes and then applied under my eyes for 20 mins or so. My skin felt smoother and looked nourished. When using masks, make sure your face is clean and dry and away you go!

Now, for those of us who have late nights, early mornings, or stare at computer screens for way too long (that’s everyone now right??), *Christian Breton Eye Care Anti-Fatigue could be your new secret weapon. I left mine in the fridge as I used it and it offered a cool, revitalising boost to my eyelids. It’s oil free  and was absorbed into my skin in seconds . I found that it reduced puffiness and “calmed” my eyes / eyelid area. Definitely worth the investment if you’re looking for a boost that isn’t sleep! Christian Breton products can be purchased online or pop into Fortnum & Mason

Looking at something that’s equally nourishing for the skin, *GlowBiotics Instant Refreshing Gel Hydrator is a lightweight hydrator packed with probiotics (skin food, yes I googled what it meant!) and calming botanicals to help soothe sensitive or irritated skin. It’s such a light moisturiser so apply as much as you require. It has a delicate scent to it so you won’t find it overwhelming and it’s not intrusive, the perfect product for sensitive or delicate skin.

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GlowBiotics Instant Refreshing Gel Hydrator (£55) / Sukin Oil Balancing Purifying Gel Cleanser (£6.63) / Christian Breton Eye Care Anti-Fatigue  (£38)/ Christian Breton Anti-Wrinkle Hydro Eye Contour Masks (£27)

Do you use any of these products? Let me know your thoughts below!

xoxo

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