A Late Night Problem Skin Meltdown | Skincare Haul

Yes, weird title I know... I thought I'd show you my haul of skincare products I picked up whilst having, well, kind of a meltdown over my skin at around 2 am in the morning towards the end of last month. My skin has been a lot better since using my PMD* which you can read about here, but I had probably the worst hormonal break out I've ever had when Aunt Flo was due/in town.  Even whilst trying to hide it with makeup I was struggling, the makeup wasn't sitting very nice on my face and the spots and bumps were still showing through really bad and I just felt horrible and my confidence was at rock bottom and just ugh basically. So I did a "little" haul the night of the meltdown and also in the following days so I thought I'd do a post to show you what I got. 

LUSH Just To Clarify Jelly Face Mask

Since seeing the new jelly-based releases from Lush I've really been wanting to try out the face masks. I decided to pick up Just To Clarify which contains papaya juice, bamboo stem, grapefruit and bergamot oils and fresh orange juice. I felt like it's the one which would work for my skin the best. I haven't really seen any reviews for this jelly face mask and everyone seems to be reviewing and talking about the other jelly face masks so I kind of bought this blindly. I've only tried it once so far but I am going to do a review of this face mask in the next few weeks just to put my two pennies worth in, just in case anyone else is thinking about trying out the mask.

Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity 3-in-1 Vitamin C Facial Wash
I don't think I've ever tried anything from Soap and Glory's skincare range (I don't really know why either). I tend to just stick to what I know from Soap and Glory like Clean On Me Shower Gel, The Righteous Butter and so on. But I thought I'd try this - I love its 3-in-1 concept and that it states it's suitable for all skin types. I also really like that it smells nice too and not clinical scented like some other hyped up cleansers. I really like this and it's definitely one I'll be repurchasing.

Superdrug Natural Radiant Glycolic Toner 
I was going to pick up the Pixi Glow Tonic that everyone seems to love right now but whilst browsing Superdrug I came across this and I thought it sounded kind of similar to the Glow Tonic but with a cheaper price tag at £5.99. It's highly concentrated in Glycolic Acid (AHA) and it states that it refines pores, retexturizes the skin's surface and smoothes out fine lines. It also states it will provide you with a brighter, healthier and more youthful complexion (which is the same as what Pixi Glow Tonic states it will do for you) again I may do a kind of review/dupe kind of blog post soon. 

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Complete Cleanser
I also picked up this in my haul along with the Glycolic Toner above, I think they are both new to the range because I've never seen them before and I do already own a few products which I love from the Naturally Radiant Range. I didn't really need yet another cleanser but I know I do like the range and there was an offer on which was Buy One Get One Free so I thought why not? It's a foam cleanser, which I didn't realise until it arrived but you only need about two pumps and you have more than enough for a good cleanse. It smells so nice and it really refreshes my skin and it does give off a lovely glow.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ 
I picked this up because I wanted to see if it's worth the hype, this is definitely one of the most talked about products that people recommend if you have spot-prone skin. It is pretty pricey at around the £16 mark but I did pick it up on LookFantastic for just over £10 whilst it was on offer. I'm going to do a "Worth the hype?" kind of review about it soon, so keep a look out for that if you're interested in what I think about it. 

La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray
Along with the Effaclar Duo+, I got this Serozinc Spray, it is the travel size version just because I wanted to try it before I jumped in the deep end and picked up the full size which is £10. This was also on offer and I think it was around £3. It's to spray on after cleansing just to kind of tone your face and also mattify and it's aimed at oily, spot prone skin so I thought I'd pop it in my basket and try it out.

The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter
Along with the Pixi Glow Tonic I was going to pick up the Double Cleanse too, but because it's on the pricier side at £24 and I don't know if it would work for my skin, I decided to pick up this instead for £10 and it's basically like a buttery-balm which melts into an oil to use to take off your makeup. It smells lovely it's really gentle and it kind of makes my skin feel like I've had a facial. I really like that you only really need to use a small amount for your whole face too.

So there's my most recent skin care haul! Have you picked up any skincare products lately which are new to you? 

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  2. Hormonal Breakouts are super stressful!, I really want to get my hands on a jelly mask, they actually look great. I'm a huge fan of the body shops skincare it's super gentle yet really effective!.

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