I’m one of those people who will run themselves to the ground and need a full weekend six weeks later to recover. I’m terrible for it. Weekends tend to be for seeing friends or blogging, week days are full of work, dog training, pub quizzes and seeing family. It’s easy to say I get exhausted and generally take it out on my poor boyfriend (sorry!). I’ve started to learn that the only person who suffers is me, so once a week I make time to have an hour for myself where I’ll have a bath, whack a face mask on and have a glass of wine. It’s complete bliss and it’s something that’s got even better since Skin Sincere came into my life.
I met Gemma at the West Midlands Blogger Meet at the end of September. She was a lovely lady showcasing her all natural, organic and cruelty free skincare products. Usually, skin care is something I’m fussy on. I’m a lucky gal who’s skin is actually pretty good. I barely have any break outs, it’s not dry or oily; it’s just kinda fab. But, this means I’m less likely to try new products in case I upset my skin. I remember at the beginning of the year I had a facial thinking, ‘Oh what the hell’ but then a few days later a crater the size of Italy erupted on the side of my mouth. Since then, I’ve steered clear of facials and trying new products, until now.
When I met Gemma I was on the hunt for a new face scrub as I was finding the one I was using was too hard and felt like I was scrubbing off my face. Gemma let me have a sample of hers Unscented Gentle Face Scrub* and it was wonderful. It sells at £11.95 for 150ml and it’s worth every penny. It smelt amazingly fresh and was incredibly soft on my face. It didn’t feel like I was ripping my face off which is what I look for in a scrub. The ingredients consist of the magic of coconut oil, kernel oil and avocado oil which is magic all mixed in one. I found it got rid of all the bits of dirt on face and really got rid of my foundation. Perfect for a pamper night!
Gemma kindly sent me their face masks as well. My usual go to face mask is Lush’s Catastophe Cosmetic but these only last a few days and my nearest Lush is around 20 miles away, not to mention, it sets you back nearly £7 every time I want to use it. Skin Sincere’s Stem Cell Active Facemask* does cost £16.96 for 150ml but it really does last. The little sample pot have last me easily 5 or 6 face masks and I’ve found it’s a product you can use sparingly. It leaves the skin feeling super soft and does wonders for my dark under eyes. I’ve stopped caking my under eyes with conceler every morning as it just looks a lot brighter. If you look on the ingredients, you can see why, because it contains skin brightening ingredients such as apple, grape seed stem cell extract and coconut oil.
Thank you Gemma for sending me some of your wonderful products. I’m definitely whacking an order through when the samples run out!