Underhyped Skincare Products

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Last week I popped up a post about some overhyped skincare products that I've been trialing and my honest thoughts on whether or not they were worth the hype they receive online. On the other end of the spectrum, I've come across some brands and products over the last year or so that I hardly hear anyone talking about and I'm ready to give them a little hype of their own!

We'll start with some products I've been absolutely loving for the longest time: the Body Shop face masks. I started off with the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask because it reminded me of the Fresh Rose Face Mask, that wasn't available in Australia at the time. The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is basically like a rose jelly with actual rose petals in it that you smooth over your skin for a brightening and lifting treat. It tingles when applied but it's gentle and fades as you wear the product. 

Since my first tub, I've repurchased it and gotten the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask because I love a charcoal mask about once a week to really clear out my skin. I kid you not when I say that this product is identical to the GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment. It smells the same, looks the same, and feels exactly the same on my skin. This tingling sensation is much more intense than the British Rose so be careful if you have sensitive skin and definitely only apply this product where you need it. It's one of my more intense face masks so I use it sparingly and follow up with a lot of hydration to keep my skin balanced.

For the price, these masks from the Body Shop are absolutely top quality and make me question why I would invest in the higher end face masks available when I can keep investigating this line!

Following the same line of face masks, last year I impulse purchased some products from Herbivore not really knowing much about the brand or even the products I purchased. After using the Brighten Instant Glow Mask, I totally fell in love. It's similar to the British Rose mask in the way it plumps and brightens your skin but it uses a potent mix of fruit enzymes to do it. This mask is also very tingling and a bit intense for sensitive skin so be warned. Since I've started using this mask, it's become clear that Herbivore is a much loved brand amongst skincare enthusiasts and skinstagram accounts but I never hear anyone in the general beauty community raving about their products. I still have some investigating to do but I encourage everyone else to also give this brand a try!

My last brand is one that I see mentioned here and there amongst the Korean skincare lovers out there but not nearly enough people are talking about it considering the quality! Erborian is a brand I stumbled across in Space NK and it caught my eye because it's a brand hosting the best of the French and Korean skincare technologies available. It's the best of both worlds! My favourite product so far is the CC Creme which provides the most beautiful dewy yet natural finish to my face and wears beautifully. It is very pink toned so steer clear if you lean yellow or neutral but this is a product I will absolutely be ordering when I finish my mini. I've also tried out the Sleeping BB Mask because I love an overnight treatment and this is as easy as it gets. Applied thinly like a final moisturiser step, I leave this product on overnight to lock my nighttime skincare in and compound the moisturising factor so I wake up looking plump and refreshed. This is also my go-to product to combine with more stripping and harsh masks as a reparative step.

I love talking skincare and exploring brands I've never heard of before so I hope you enjoyed a little trip into my favourite underhyped skincare products! Let me know if you've tried any of these before or if you have other recommendations for me!

xx Julia

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