As part of the new flash mob, I wanted to tell you about my body care products.
It will be about those tools that I use now. I have a few of them, but some are so loved that they live on my shelf in the bathroom on an ongoing basis.
It is clear that all the care collected here is aimed at solving the problems of body care in the winter. Today, my age-prone skin, prone to dryness, is often prone to contraction, peeling, this was especially aggravated with the beginning of the heating season, and in traditionally problematic areas (for example, elbows), crusts can form from dryness, leading to microcracks, so I try not to admit.
So, I will start with the means of purification. I experiment with them the least. For many years I use the same shower gels from the Greek manufacturer Korres. Now on my shelf there are two types of them - Korres Showergel Bergamot Pear and Korres Showergel Guava .
And in the bins is full of all sorts of other "tastes and smells." I buy them fastened in pairs during the period of "frantic" discounts, it turns out very profitable, so my supplies never run out.
The packaging is convenient, solid, nails do not break the caps. Optimal vial volume - 250 ml.
If you carefully look at the composition of each gel, you can see that it is almost the same, and it becomes clear that they all differ only in different fragrances.
I must say that fragrances are always high-quality, calm, not chemical. The line of gels of the brand is quite large, it is possible to choose something to your taste.
I buy these gels even though lauryl sulfate is present. Due to it, foaming is excellent and economical consumption.
By the way, the gel contains many emollient, moisturizing and nourishing ingredients. For example, aloe vera juice, arginine, wheat proteins, urea.
They cleanse the gels well, and at the same time they do not dry the skin much, well, and yet another pleasant aroma during washing gives a lot of positive emotions.
Price: for a couple of gels 800-900 rubles.
In addition to the shower gel, Collistar Anti-Age Talasso-Scrub regenerating exfoliating salts with essential oils, orange blossom and Sicilian citrus fruits - an anti-aging salt body scrub with essential oils, orange flower and Sicilian citrus - actively helps me today in thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating.
The scrub is in a huge seven hundred gram jar. The kit includes a spatula for mixing the contents. The fact is that this scrub has the property of exfoliating into oil and salt fractions. You open the jar, and there oil floats on top of the salt, so everything should be mixed before use.
At first, this is inconvenient, but over time, when the scrub in the bank becomes smaller and smaller, the process is noticeably simplified. This used to bother me, but now it’s not, I’m just used to it, because I have been using various brand scrubs for ten years now.
All of them have not only compositions, but also textures vary. For example, this anti-aging salt is quite small, like a delicate sand. In addition, blotches of something else vegetable are visible. There are Collistar scrubs with larger salt, I usually use them in the summer, but any oil is required.
It must be said that brand scrubs perfectly combine care and pleasure. Its use is easy to compare with a full-fledged SPA procedure.
It can be seen that the composition is small, but it has everything that my age skin needs. Sea salt exfoliates gently, accelerating cell renewal. Oils nourish and regenerate, and Sicilian citrus fruits rich in alpha-hydro acids and vitamin C fight aging of the skin, lightening it and leveling pigmentation. And what kind of aroma remains on the skin after a scrub, mmm ... this is the height of my pleasure!
Ready to endlessly confess love to body scrubs of the brand. Only they give the same amazing effect on my skin that many simply consider to be an unpleasant oily film. The fact is that oils literally envelop the skin and make it soft, smooth, elastic, and, yes, form a protective film on it. This is noticeable when, after a shower, drops of water literally roll off your skin. So, I love this little film! She is the salvation for my age skin from excessive dryness after a shower. I use a scrub once or twice a week, and then, when I feel acutely that I need it vitally.
Price: 4800 rub. The full price was indicated, and it is considerable, but without brand scrubs I can’t imagine my life, so I buy and I will buy, but so that the family budget does not suffer very much, I try to do this during the period of 50% discounts.
I already noted that I rarely experiment with cleansing, but in the travel kit I came across Uriage Cleansing Oil - a cleansing oil for sensitive skin. It was a sin not to try.
I thought if this oil, and even cleansing, then it will be like hydrophilic, but no, the texture turned out to be gel, and it foams in a completely normal way.
Everything becomes clear if you look at its composition.
Here, laureth sulfate is in the main positions, but I do not observe oils at all.
Well what can I say? No, it cleanses the skin gently, does not irritate, does not dry out much, the fragrance is gentle and unobtrusive, but ... it turns out that this is some kind of discrepancy with the name and misleading the buyer.
Price: 1100 rubles for 500 ml. This is a full-size, inexpensive, but I definitely will not buy it.
Now about everyday care products. I'll start with the brand that produces the best, in my opinion, body skin care products. One of my favorite Collistar Deep Moisturizing Fluids is hydrating fluid.
It has a very nice light, but not spreading, texture. It is perfectly distributed on the skin, quickly absorbed, without leaving stickiness.
Usually I start to apply all body products from the bottom (from the feet) up (to the neck). I always follow this rule, it is associated with the circulation of blood in the body. Once, a doctor advised me to do this. After application, the fluid is absorbed very quickly, especially if the skin is still wet after showering. By the time he reached the neck, the fluid was already absorbed. It moisturizes, softens, relaxes, and leaves a pleasant citrus herbaceous aroma on the skin that lasts a long time.
The main assets of the fluid are hyaluronic acid, aloe extract and marine plankton, and also in the composition we see retinol, wheat germ oil, urea and vitamin E. All these components are aimed not only at moisturizing, but also at improving the skin's relief, resist aging. Fluid is excellent for daily care, preferably at night, because it has retinol.
Price: about 1,500 rubles.
Collistar fluid is needed for easy moisturizing and softening, but my skin often needs more serious care, and here, I use denser textures. Just such in the Nutmeg Thick Body Oil Bath Agafya from the First Decision.
The texture is really very dense, but surprisingly quickly melting on the skin. It is applied to the skin without problems and is well absorbed, after about five minutes I can no longer feel it. But for those who acutely feel wax-oily films on the skin, this cream oil is unlikely to work. But dry skin, which takes oil well - is salvation.
Oil very quickly softens and nourishes even the driest areas, and the effect is not bad, I have up to two days.
I bought this oil because I urgently needed a thick cream, but there was nothing else with a more or less decent composition in the store. It really has a very good composition (if, of course, it is true), a lot of good and healthy oils and preservatives are quite acceptable. But now I understand perfectly why this oil is on the shelf. The reason is a specific smell. Strong, grassy nutmeg (it is not for nothing that this oil was called nutmeg), very saturated and persistent. Spice lovers, by the way, I advise! For me, it turned out not to be unpleasant, I just get tired of it quickly, so I use it rarely, only on the driest places, and most often on my feet.
Price: 180 rub.
Two more Korres body care products. I'll start with the lighter - Korres Water Lily Blossom Body Milk .
It should be noted that the brand is releasing its body care in support of the line of shower gels, so there is a gel with exactly the same aroma. There are no "lilies" in the composition, this is just the aroma of the product. But there are quite a lot of oils, aloe vera juice, panthenol and various pleasant extracts of healthy plants.
But the main thing is still a fragrance that I really like! I am not a great specialist, but it even seems to me that he is in the spirit of early Kenzo. Light, fresh, water, without any complaints, does not last long on the skin, but enough to make the application procedure pleasant.
Packaging - a tube with a hinged lid, made of high quality plastic. The volume is small - 200 ml.
The texture of this product, in my opinion, is not at all "milky". Rather, it is a dense cream fluid that, when squeezed out of a tube, holds its shape perfectly.
But I understand why the manufacturer still called it milk. Absorbed literally instantly, and gives the effect of light hydration and nutrition. You can use it exactly as many times a day as you need. For example, at the beginning of the heating season my skin was pulled shamelessly from dryness. It was inconvenient to use heavy means in broad daylight, but such a light milk suited perfectly. In the most cruel days, I could calmly apply it at least every two hours.
Price: about 900 rubles. I’ll definitely buy one, and certainly for the summer, because the milk is definitely off-season.
The second remedy is Korres Olive Body Cream Honey .
I bought it as assistants to the previous one, as a more dense means. He has a tube with a screw cap, and the texture is really denser than that of milk, but not by much.
The composition of the cream is very similar to the composition of milk, well, except that soybean oil was replaced with olive oil, hence this new line of products has the name Olive. I did not find honey in it. As in previous cases, this is only a “flavor of aroma”.
If I dwell on the aroma in more detail, then I didn’t guess right here. He is not bad, sweetish, a little sugary, with a barely perceptible sourness. Well, you probably know how candied flower honey smells, and maybe someone from it is bastard, but not me. Well, that erodes quickly. So when choosing Korres body products, the odor factor must be taken into account.
I have no complaints about the caring properties of the cream. It is absorbed well, moisturizes well, makes the skin supple, but the nutrition is mediocre, I would say that at once / day, like most similar creams. But I needed this, so I'm not in a complaint, because I use such funds almost every day.
Price: about 900 rubles. Be sure to buy more, but with a different flavor.
And the last is heavy artillery. I recently ran out of my favorite Collistar body oil, I did not buy a new one, because winter is running out, and in summer I do not use it, so I decided to finish off the accumulated miniatures.
With L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil I have known each other for a long time, and even bought a couple of times full bubbles in addition to almond oil for the shower. I liked it for its light texture and extraordinary aroma, which after application remains on the skin for a long time. My rule is to always apply oil on wet skin, so it distributes better and is absorbed perfectly. The skin after it is silky, delicate, exudes a pleasant aroma.
And its composition is excellent - a mixture of almond oil rich in omega-6 and 9, camelina oil rich in omega-3 and vitamin E, as well as rosehip oil and carrots rich in provitamin A.
I like to use it, and it is in winter, it is very action and aroma for cold weather suitable.
Price: about 2500 rubles per 100 ml of oil.
The second oil for me is new - Weleda Lavender Relaxing Body & Beauty Oil .
This is my third bubble. The Weleda brand consultant in the store literally forced me to take them when I bought rosemary hair lotion, for which she is especially grateful.
Initially, I was very confused that it was lavender. I know that her aroma can be different - it can be sharp, or, conversely, pleasant. In short, I thought that I would not like it, but, no, I was even addicted to him. In fact, a little bit of sweet relaxing citrus notes were added to this oil, which, when mixed with lavender, create a pleasant atmospheric composition.
It contains several oils rich in omega acids and vitamins: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (sweet almond oil), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil (sesame oil), Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (lavender oil). As you can see, lavender oil is in last place here. Responsible for the aroma: perfume, limonene, linalool, geraniol and coumarin.
The texture of the oil was a little thicker than the previous one.
But it is well applied to wet skin, distributed and absorbed, but definitely a little heavier than L'Occitane, and the effect of it is slightly different, and I feel the oil film as not very comfortable, but it is more economical.
By the way, the aroma of oil quickly disappears, and it becomes a little perceptible. In general, it is not bad, but if we talk about which I like more, then I definitely give the championship to L'Occitane.
Price: about 1000 rubles per 100 grams.
That was and is my body care this winter. Nothing unusual or supernatural, but it allows me to keep my skin in good condition. I hope that my post is interesting and useful.