A Spring Skincare Haul

-This post contains gifted items/PR samples, no paid content. All opinions are my own-
I thought I'd do another skincare haul as my last one seemed to go down really well and I really like trying out new skincare and talking about which products I got on with and which ones I didn't like or get on with. In this post there's a mixture of both products and skincare devices and the majority of the products are glow-giving, skin clearing products hence why I've called this post a Spring Skincare Haul. 

I've been wanting to try out the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser RRP £18 for a while so I decided to pick it up after using up some of my cleansers and I honestly love it so much. I wish I had bought it sooner! It smells kind of like baby powder - very fresh and clean if that makes sense and it really does leave my skin with a healthy glow after using it which still blows my mind each time I use it. It contains Glycolic Acid like the the classic Pixi Glow Tonic which I love already. Because it's a mud cleanser, it really does feel like it lifts any impurities and also calms my oiliness down a little too. I definitely want to pick up the Glow Mud Mask soon so I can see how well they work together. I do have a basket full of face masks though right now so I might wait until I've used some of those up first.

I've always had an issue with larges pores and blackheads but just recently they've gotten worse for some reason and it's literally making me feel so self conscious when I wear little to no makeup so I picked up the My Clarins PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick RRP £15 and wow, I'm so disappointed I threw £15 at what I can only describe as an overpriced lip balm. You barely get any product and it doesn't do nothing for my pores, it just makes my skin feel soft so I might as have just used my Elf Primer which is less than £10. When you think of Clarins you automatically think that the product will 100% work but not in this case. The only good thing I can say is that the packaging is cute and it smells like fresh strawberries which is always nice but that's about it.

First of all I love the packaging of the Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn Transforming Clay Cleanser RRP £7.99* it's so cute! But then again, Yes To always hit the nail on the head when it comes to their packaging designs, don't they? The clay cleanser is fab as it changes from a pink colour to a yellow colour to tell you that it's thoroughly cleansed your skin which I love! It smells super fruity and it's a great cleanser to use first thing in the morning to wake up your skin a bit. It is a little difficult to get out the tube as it is a clay formula and I have seen other people say the same but other than that it's a great product and would highly recommend it if you're in the market for a brightening, glow-giving cleanser that's a bit cheaper than the Pixi offering.

I've never tried anything from True Skincare before but I was kindly sent their Organic Balancing Safflower & Basil Facial Oil RRP £13.50* which is available from Holland & Barrett. I'm really getting into using facial oils now, I use them probably 2-3 times per week which is a big deal to me as I used to be really scared of them due to me having an oilier skin type. I talked about a recent facial oil discovery in this post and although it's a great facial oil, it is on the pricier side so the £13.50 option from True Skincare is a lot more friendly to my bank balance and it does just as good of a job. I would still repurchase the other high-end priced facial oil as I do really like it but it would be more of a treat to myself. I love the smell of the True Skincare Safflower & Basil facial oil and it kind of reminds me of something used in a spa. It leaves my skin feeling so lovely and hydrated but I know it's not going to block up my pores with it being a thin consistency. My skin looks much more hydrated and glowy after using it and also feels more plumper too.

The Dermalogica Prisma Protect spf30 RRP £58* is definitely something I need in my life right now. I know you should wear spf daily but I am a bit lax in that department which I know is so bad. However a lot of my base makeup products contain some sort of spf so I know I'm always covered a little but it could be better. When the #skinfluencer email came through about the new Prisma Protect I was so excited to try it out! It's basically a multi-functioning light activated moisturiser which contains spf30 which gives you a natural but nice looking glow as well as obviously protecting your skin and hydrating your skin too. It claims to provide a broad spectrum defence whilst preventing future signs of skin damage and my skin seems to really like it which is obviously great. Sometimes with spf I do find that it can break me out in certain areas but this hasn't. It smells really fresh and lovely and I've used it as a base for my makeup alone with no primer and found it works well that way too. So if you're in the market for a spf then I would recommend it.

Whenever there's a new Glossier release I do tend to pick it up as I'm a big fan of Glossier in general and I was really intrigued when I saw the Milky Oil Makeup Remover RRP £10. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is one of my all time fave cleansers so I obviously snapped up the Milky Oil. Unfortunately I wasn't blown away by it, whilst it does do a pretty good job at removing makeup I feel like it's overpriced for what it is. My go-to Simple or Nivea dual makeup removers work just as well with the same concept, if not better and they are a fraction of the price. I would say that the Milky Oil is a good one if you're travelling but other than that, I wouldn't say it's a must have from Glossier if I'm being totally honest. However I do always recommend the Milky Jelly Cleanser!

Another product I picked up from Glossier is the Super Bounce Serum RRP £24 which contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5. I picked this up for when my skin goes through dry patch spells and it does work a treat for the dry areas. However I did notice that if I use it for more than 3 days, it seems to give me small little spots under the skin on my forehead and chin area which is a bit odd. But it is a nice product overall and I do still use it. It's got quite a milky consistency which I really like and I think if you're someone who suffers with a drier skin type then you will probably love this. Also the packaging is on point!

Lastly are two skincare devices which I've been using recently. The first is the Blackhead Vacuum Remover Device RRP £8.19 which I picked up on a whim from Ebay and guess what? It actually works. It's a bit gross and let's just say it's not for the faint-hearted because you can see the actual blackhead being sucked out but I find it quite fascinating and a bit therapeutic too which I know sounds kinda weird haha! I do only use it once every week or so because it does leave some redness in the areas you've used it. I also think I went a little overboard when I used it for the first time because I was left with what I can only describe as tiny love bite marks on certain areas of my face, so just a warning to not keep going over the same area over and over again. But other than that I'm really impressed with it.

The PMD Clean Silicone Facial Brush RRP £89* which is available in 5 different colours is something I've been looking at potentially buying over the past few months because I do have a small silicone facial brush from SENSSE which I love but sometimes when I'm having a bad pain flare up I find it hard to hold just because sometimes I get what I can only describe as overtired tired, shaky arms during/after a flare up. But I recently got an email about trying out the PMD Clean so I obviously said yes! and I received the Blush with Rose Gold colour option which I think looks really pretty. It claims to deep cleanse and also provides a way to lift, firm and tone problem areas for a more youthful glowy appearance. It also comes with a one year warranty too. The one thing which I'm still not 100% sure about with the PMD Clean is the fact that it's not rechargeable like most skincare devices are nowadays. It has 4 modes - Mode 1: Gentle Vibration and Mode 2: Intense Vibration should be used for cleansing and then Mode 3: Gentle Pulsation and Mode 4: Intense Pulsation should be used for the anti-ageing concept of the device. You can also use the back of the head of the device to massage in serums or oils. I do find that the silicone cleansing brush works better with gel cleansers rather than any sort of clay cleansers but I've found that with my other smaller silicone cleansing brush too. Overall I do really like the device, I find it works well and I do always feel like my skin has had a good deep cleanse when I use it and obviously I find it easier to hold and use when I do have the weird achy, shaky arms during/after a bad pain flare up.

Have you tried out any of these products/devices or have you got your eyes on any of them right now? Also if there's any skincare products you would like me to try out and review on my blog let me know in the comments and I may pick them up.

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  1. I've always wanted to try one of those facial cleansing brushes!

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