New Skincare Bits | First Impressions

Over the past month or so I've splashed out a little more than I usually would on skincare. Before I added these into my routine, I was using whatever I had in my stash whether the products were right for my skin or not. I've become more consistent however and these products have quickly become staples.

First up is the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C Cleansing Oil. I bought this on sale in Boots for £7.99 after hearing great things - and great it is. This cleansing oil is a super effective makeup remover, making the task quicker and far less hassle.

I follow up with the Emma Hardie cleansing balm to ensure that every last trace of makeup and dirt is removed. I got myself a sample pot of this at the same time last year and don't know why I never went on to repurchase, it truly is worth the hype. 

As a twice-weekly treat, the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask provides an intense moisturising, cleansing and antioxidising treatment that feels like a dream on the skin. Every mask I've used prior to this has left my skin looking read and feeling slightly stripped, but this delivers just the right amount of moisture and will be a definite repurchase.

The Balance Me Radiance Face Oil rollerball was included in the Latest in Beauty Glamour Edit box, and was a product I wasn't expecting to love. However, a small amount used all over the face before my moisturiser and voila, an extra hit of hydration without the heavy residue that I find oils usually leave.

Last but not least is the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense. I've had a little pot of this before and absolutely loved it, but after reading more about this I've learned that it's not a moisturiser at all but rather a hydrator, to be used as the final step of your skincare routine. It hasn't affected my opinion at all however. I love how soft and supple this leaves my skin, particularly overnight. 

I can honestly say that I'd repurchase every single one of these products. My skin has never felt or looked better (even with a breakout from a dreaded cold) and they're all perfect for the colder months when I'm sure we're all appreciative of hydrating skincare. 


  1. The honey mask sounds beautiful and soothing and since I'm always on the hunt for new moisturising masks this is definitely going on my list :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. I really want to try a face oil of some sort, they're so good for people with dry skin. And I love the sound of the Emma Hardie cleansing balm, sounds so luxurious!

    Beauty by Alice | Blog | YouTube | xxx

  3. All of these sound lovely, I really want to try the antipodes manuka honey mask.

  4. I have been trying to get my hands on the Antipodes mask here. It seems like a must-have, just like the Aesop Parsley Seed mask.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  5. I really like the sound of the Antipodes mask I'll have to give it a go xxx

  6. The Antipodes mask sounds so nice. I've loved Moisture Surge Intense for a couple of years now, it always suits my dry skin out! Emma Hardie cleansing balm has been high on my wishlist for a while now!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  7. I've been thinking about that Una Brennan oil for so long now, I really hope it's still on sale! I'm so glad I've found your blog, it's a beauty.

    Ellie | | x


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