The crazy heat really knows how to do a number on my skin…a few bops of acne always pay a visit when the weather changes so drastically so I decided to stock up on some products to handle the problem from its roots. Ofcourse I didn’t just buy what was needed! Had to pick up more supplies…coz lets face it…too much is never enough?!
Here is a peek into my latest loot:
Cetaphil DAM – Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion
This has been a very loyal product ever since my skin matured out of its teens. Just a simple basic moisturizer with no fancy claims or ingredients. Does only what its supposed to do – moisturize. I can say its really good for sensitive skin since I have sensitive skin. Never caused any trouble. I may try a myriad of new and different products but this is my one favourite constant. Not too heavy for the day and not too light for bed.
Dr. Reddy’s – Salicylix SF12
This is the first time I have picked it up. Review will come in a different blog post but I was really happy to FINALLY find a product with such a high concentration of Salycylic Acid…an ingredient you learn to worship if you have had acne troubles. The usual run-of-the-mill stuff has about a maximum of 2-3% w/w of salicylic acid in it…even the stuff prescribed by your dermatologists. I asked mine for an acne sos solution and he recommended something called Salyzap Gel. I looked at it and found it had only 1.5% w/w in it and cost about ₹ 160/- *Blah* These are literally of no use. After interrogating the chemist more about any products with stronger amounts of salicylic acid he showed me Salycylix SF12 with a whopping 12% w/w in it and I had dollar signs in my eyes! This cost a mere ₹ 60/- Cant wait to try this and review it!
Bobino Cable Buddy Cord Wrap
While this has nothing whatsoever to do with beauty, it was just too cute and functional to pass. Definitely a very handy thing especially if you are hugely into music.
QVS Foundation Brush + Concealer Brush + Makeup Wedges
These are in my experience the best value-for-money makeup brushes and applicators you can find. Really good with their job, no bristle shedding and easy to use. I usually get mine from the New-U stores in the malls. Quick and easy. Makeup wedges are my favourite tool because these apply concealer effortlessly and with amazing coverage under the eyes – the type of finish you just cannot get with a brush or your fingers.
Leaving you with this amazing tutorial that you must watch showing different ways to apply concealer under the eyes and also includes using makeup wedges/sponge.