I can’t believe that it’s the end of October! Christmas is just around the corner (can’t say that I’m not excited), but time seems to be really flying by way too fast.
October is my favourite month (along with December actually). Leaves having all the lovely colours, crisp mornings, pumpkin soup, apple cider and reading a book under a blanket with your favourite tea.
This month’s faves seem to be centered around products helping my skin stay nourished and soft in this colder season. In the autumn and winter I basically only reach for heavier, more concentrated products.
As much as I love my trusted Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap, in October I felt tempted to try something slightly more creamy and I went for The Body Deli Coconut Creme Wash (£16). The Body Deli did it again with all the amazing ingredients like coconut water as a base, African Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Maca, Spirulina, and the most amazing coconut scent (I mentioned so many times how obsessed I am with anything coconut) it is the perfect shower gel/creme for the autumn/winter season. It makes my skin so soft that I could even skip the use of body lotion. I admit, the bottle isn’t huge, especially for this price but I know that just like with anything of high quality, a little really goes a long way. I use it with exfoliating gloves which helps me to use it even more sparingly.
At the beginning of September I ran out of all my facial cleansers (very surprising) and instead of buying one of my usual favourites, I decided to purchase something everyone has been raving about for quite a while now, which was Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel (£28). With Vitaminc A, C & E, Omega 6, and Pumpkin Enzymes, it promises fresh and glowing skin. After trying it for a while I now know what the fuss is all about. Let me tell you first about its incredibly unique consistency, though. It looks like a gel but it’s more of a balm cleanser that turns into oil once applied on the face. When you add water to it, it becomes a sort of milk. It reminds me a lot of Nude Cleansing Oil, which I really like as well. After the removal with muslin cloth you get ultra soft and radiant skin. Basically just what it says on the tin. It removes all the make-up and impurities without the need of double cleansing. Even though I have a combination skin this cleanser is just perfect for me, especially in the autumn and winter, as it doesn’t dry my skin in the slightest. Quite the opposite actually, it makes my skin nourished and smooth. The price tag on this one is really high but after 2 months of using it twice a day I’m sure I still have some left (wish the bottle was a little different as you can’t really tell how much of a product you’re left with), so I think it’s not that bad and it’s a money very well spent.
Back in June while being in the States I ran out of my beloved Antipodes Avocado Pear Night Cream and since I couldn’t really find it there anywhere (apart from online stores), I bought Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream (£28.50) at Whole Foods. It’s a really rich cream with Rosehip oil, Goji Berry, and Manuka honey just like the Antipodes Avocado Pear cream. At first I was quite skeptical as nothing has ever come close to the Antipodes Night Cream. However, after using it for a few weeks I started noticing a difference in how my skin felt and looked. I believe it’s mostly thanks to Rosehip oil in it and combination of all the other amazing ingredients. It has the same size as the Antipodes cream and I still have about half of it left and I’ve been using it for almost 5 months now. Is it better than the Antipodes cream? I would say they are both equally amazing and I will have a hard time choosing which one to repurchase after running out of the Trilogy one.
Have you tried any of these products?