Welcome to my very first beauty post! Today I’m going to line up a few of my favorite everyday beauty products. I’m going to tell you why they are my favorite, how long I’ve been using them, where you can find them and if they will work for you as well! All the products can be used for both men and women.
Avène eau Thermale Cleanance gel
Oh my, I would move to Paris in a heartbeat if that would mean that I could get my hands on more of that good stuff Avène has to offer! Even though I’ve always been lucky to have good skin, when puberty started to catch up with me when I was around the age of 15, my journey for the perfect skin product begun. Easy, not too expensive and effective were my key terms. And I found just all of that in Avène. I first bought a flacon of the cleanser when I was in Paris in 2009, and I’ve been a fan ever since. I was searching for something that would help me regain my fresh and healthy look. Because you know what they say, your face is like your business card!
On the site it says that the product is for people with oily or blemished skin, but anybody can use the cleanser actually. The cleanser is a soap-free, parabens-free gel that gently cleanses your skin and leaves it feeling refreshed. The natural main ingredient (Cucurbita pepo) minimizes excessive tallow and the Avène Thermal spring water (that is an ingredient in all Avènes products) is soothing and anti-irritant, and will give your skin an instant feel good feeling. With the handy dosing cup on top, the right amount of gel can be measured for appliance on both face and body. I personally only apply it on my face & neckline.
Where to buy?
Avène can only be bought at pharmacies, and the price ranges between the 15 to 20 euros. Check the official Avène site to find a sales point nearby!
Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days
I got myself a flacon of Garnier 7 Days for the first time when it was on clearance at my local drugstore last summer. I hadn’t read anything about it prior tot that. But I just happened to need a new body lotion, and the brand I was using before the Intensive 7 Days of Garnier was nowhere to be found. The description promised me smoother skin in 7 days and although I was a little critical at first, I’ve been hooked ever since.
There are ‘Intensive 7 Days’ flacons for three skin types: normal, dry and very dry skin. So there is no reason to not try it at least once! I’m using the Intensive 7 Days with Shea butter and L-Bifidus for the very dry skin. I love that the lotion is rich in texture, but not greasy (like most of the lotions for dry skin). The skin absorbs the lotion very quickly and keeps you hydrated all day.
Where to buy?
You can buy Garnier Intensive 7 Days at most of the drugstores, but to be certain where their sales points are you can also check their website. The price ranges from 4 to 5 euros depending on the type of lotion you need.
Nivea Pure Effect Wash Off
For removing my make-up I usually use wipes. It’s quick and easy, but I’ve noticed however that my eyelashes hurt when I’m trying to remove my eye-make with them. Even worse, with the wipes I’m unable to remove all of my make-up. That’s why I decided to try the Nivea Pure Effect Wash Off gel. Niveas Pure Effect Wash Off is a oil-free gel that doesn’t only cleanse the skin from impurities, oil and make-up, it also helps preventing impurities. The gel is so mild that the skin doesn’t dry out. It doesn’t hurt my eyes/eyelashes, smells good and leaves my facial skin feeling clean and fresh, I couldn’t be happier!
For everybody who wears make-up and wants a easy and effective way to clean their faces.
Where to buy?
Niveas Pure Effect Wash Off gel can be bought at most of the local drugstores. The price ranges from 6 to 7 euros.
Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner
Every year around autumn/winter my lip drama starts all over. Painfully cracked lips due to dryness, and all of that. I previously used a lip balm of No 7, but I couldn’t find it in local stores so I just checked the store shelves to see what I could find. That’s how I found the Blistex Daily Lip balm, I wasn’t familiar with the brand at first, but the description looked good and now it’s part of my daily routine! The Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner contains vitamin E, aloe vera, olive, grapeseed oil and has SPF 15. The lipbalm is hydrating, nourishing, soothing, resorative and will keep your lips in great condition.
For everyone with dry lips! Check the Blistex official site to see which lip balm works best for you. The Daily Lip Conditioner can also be used as a base for lipstick.
Where to buy?
Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner can be bought at most of the local drugstores. The price ranges from 2 to 4 euros.
Palmolive Thermal Mineral Massage
Last but not least is the Palmolive Thermal Mineral Massage shower gel. I’ve just recently started using it and the results are really amazing. The unique combination of Dead sea extract and aloe vera gently peels of dead skin cells and leaves your body feeling silky smooth. Apply a body lotion after using the shower gel to get the maximum effect.
Anybody can use the shower gel, but I highly recommend it to people with dry skin. The improvements in softness of your skin will start in just a few days.
Where to buy?
Palmolive Thermal Mineral Massage shower gel is part of the Thermal collection by Palmolive. Check the official website to compare the different shower gels. The price ranges from 2 to 3 euros for the 250 ml flacon.
These were my top 5 of favorite everyday beauty products! I’ve only used information from the official websites (see the links above) and my personal experiences with the products.
If you have products that you highly recommend, let me know by commenting below!
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