I had no intention of buying this, it just came with the trial Aveda kit, which I opted for instead of going for the full 150ml version. To be honest, I prefer deep cleansers. I have my micellar waters and makeup wipes to clean from the surface, and this just does not cleanse deeply. I need to follow up with something or use this twice or thrice.
2. LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR A.I TARGETED BREAKOUT CORRECTOR | €9.85
This thing is a wonder in a tube. I had no idea that a spot treatment could be this effective. I apply this stuff over the distressed area and by morning if there had been an pimple it dries out and the redness is all gone. Although this cream is super-duper drying, so either top it up with a moisturiser or like I do, next day skip this and moisturise that area since dryness also tends to breed acne.
3. KIEHL'S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY EYE | €28.00
Well, not really part of my clearing-skin routine but I definitely needed a new eye cream and splurged on this one. It feel pretty luxurious and is so beautifully hydrating, not too greasy, not too heavy, just perfect. As for dark circles..nope it didn't make any difference to them but I don't even expect any cream to do any more lol.
4. BALANCE ME CONGESTED SKIN SERUM | €20.01
This serum is pretty handy to keep acne at bay. I kinda dislike the size. 15ml is pretty small, if I am applying it on my troubled areas daily, especially my cheeks and chin. Apart from that, it has such a refreshing, cooling sensation and it does help in keeping skin congestion-free. Pricey for the size..yes, but I am addicted!
5. CAUDALIE VINOSOURCE THIRST QUENCHING SERUM | €35.82
This luxuriously packaged glass bottle contains a serum that is wondrously super hydrating and yet does not clog any pores. It combats any dryness, sinks into the skin nicely and leaves the area so smooth. Although I do avoid using it on my t-zone, since I am always topping up with a moisturiser.
6. AVEDA ALL-SENSITIVE MOISTURISER | €42.51
A very lightweight, fragrance-free gel with a milky texture this moisturiser is something I won't stop re-purchasing. In winters with my Caudalie Vinosource Thirst Quenching Serum under, it carries on with the hydrating process pretty fine and does not feel heavy. Sometimes, I do use it in the daytime alone and it keeps me combination skin well moisturised.
7. REN T-ZONE BALANCING GEL CREAM | €25.64