As many of you know, I do enjoy using green beauty products, not because they are necessarily 'green' but because they work so well for my skin. However, my love for skincare has never just stopped at green beauty - I have embraced everything from Korean Skincare products, cosmeceuticals as well as those products you would find at your local drugstore. At the end of the day, I like products that quite simply work for my skin, doesn't cause my skin to freak out and are an absolute joy to use in both texture and scent. Over the past 18 months of blogging, I have come to realise that the products that seem to work best for me are a fusion of science and natural ingredients and there are a few brands that I find that do this quite well. African Botanics is one of those skincare brands where almost everything I have tried, I have absolutely loved and there are a few products in the range which I will happily say are my holy grails and I could never live without. As much as I hate to admit it - their most recent release, the Fleurs d'Afriques Intense Recovery Cream has actually made it to that list. The reason why I hate admitting it? The cost of this cream is sure to raise some eyebrows for some, as it does retail for USD$350, putting it right up there with La Mer's famed Creme de La Mer, however unlike La Mer, I find that the African Botanics Fleurs d'Afriques Intense Recovery Cream is worth every single penny.Read More
I have never been one to use a separate night cream as I have never really loved buying moisturisers as I struggle to find the right consistency whereby the moisturiser does not feel like a film on my face. Usually when purchasing moisturisers, I normally get one in which I can use both day and night and also offers plenty of hydration but doesn't feel like 'grease' for my combination skin. However, despite this, I do love to try new things and when I went to Mecca Cosmetica before my move to Shanghai, I ended up purchasing a few pieces in the Codage Paris product range. One of these purchases was the Creme de Nuit Night Cream which I probably didn't need but I wanted to try it anyway.
Codage Paris has been a brand in which many of you know that I am a huge fan of. I have previously reviewed one of their serums here. I love the brand's concept in how they market their serums and the simplicity of the brand appeals to me greatly. However, I was actually a bit reluctant to purchase this moisturiser as I wasn't sure if purchasing a separate night cream was necessary for me. I was also skeptical that it wouldn't do anything for my skin, except leave it as a greasy mess in the morning. I soon found that when I started to use this, my skepticism was uncalled for, as this night cream, although rich, thick and velvety in texture applied like a dream. After using this, I found that when I woke up in the morning, my skin was hydrated, pillowy soft and healthy looking in appearance. It has now become quite the favourite in my night time routine.
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