1. Cleansing Cream
Surely I'm not the only one who is having trouble cleaning her face/taking off make up every single day. I am just so lazy when it comes to cleansing so I am really hoping that this new cleanser will help me get into a new routine. So far I've been doing really great, but I wonder how things will go when I have uni from this fall again...We'll see. About the product: it is very simple facial cleanser and as it is all natural it has a brownish-earth color and smells very - how to phrase it - organic. After using it I feel my face totally clean, so it is doing the job. I have also realized that when I feel a zit coming out an evening after using the product and getting a good night sleep the annoying "something is growing on my face" feeling is gone. Yay!
2. Melissa Day Cream
I only got a 5 ml product sample as I still have a lot left from my Estée Lauder DayWear and KenzoKi Moisturizing Skin Guardian (the latter I only use at winter as it has no SPF in it [I know, I know I should wear SPF all year round]). The Melissa Day Cream is created for combination skin. It smells neutral and absorbs relatively fast giving my skin a very soft complexion. I think I am going to purchase the real deal once I ran out my current moisturizers.
3. Eye Balm
The memory of that horrifying morning in Hungary is still daunting: I woke up at around 4AM to go to the toilet. I had a wild night which might or might have not contained a glass or three of fine local wine so I didn't expect to see anything beautiful in the mirror, but I also did not expect to see WRINKLES under my eyes. Well, I did. It was when I swore that first thing when I get back to Holland is buying a good under-eye cream. The Dr. Hauschka Eye Balm is nothing sort of amazing, I can already see some differences. (Well, I must have been exaggerating a bit, those wrinkles were not that bad at all and I am only 22 so how bad they can be, but it is comforting to know that I am already fighting the little bastards. On a sidenote I also decided that I will avoid showing emotions with my face from now on. That is what language is for. Damn I am so angry right now *POKER FACE* )
This product is great because you only need to use a very small amount so it will last for a long, long time. Apparently it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and protects the eyes against the forces of nature: cold and wind. Comes in handy when you live in country by the North Sea.
And why did I choose Dr. Hauschka? Well I always do an extensive research before buying skincare products and I was glad that the website of Hauschka offers a lot of knowledge about their products, their ingredients and skincare in general. I also share their views on avoiding night creams as the night (if spent with sleeping) is the only part of the day when our skin gets to breathe a little bit and takes care of itself - just like our brain or our metabolism. Moreover, I started to use silicone- and paraben-free hair products a year ago and I was happy to find a brand that offers the same in skincare products. (For my hair I use Dr. Organics shampoo and conditioner)