Monday, 15 June 2015

Products I Cannot Live Without

Today I bring you something totally different from what I normally post on my blog. I will be sharing the products that I absolutely love and cannot live without. I use these products every day. Happy Reading …

Benzaderm Moisturizer and Benzac AC 5 Wash

Over the years I have had no luck when it came to finding the perfect skincare products that I could add to my daily skincare routine. I tried so many products but nothing truly hit the spot. I heard about Benzac many years ago from friends who had undergone the treatment via a dermatologist, I was so fascinated by the results but sadly I was unable to persuade my parents to book me an appointment to undergo the treatment as I didn’t suffer with severe acne. Years later, lo and behold- Benzac skincare products were introduced to the public SA market, I couldn’t have been happier. I jumped at the chance to try out the products and they were everything (and more) I had expected they would be. Because this product seems to aim more to acne prone skin, I was somewhat reluctant as I thought it may be too harsh for my skin as I do not have acne, but boy was I wrong. This skincare brand is the only one that fully agrees with my skin and gives me the results I am looking for. The active ingredient in Benzac is benzoyl peroxide which helps to diminish acne.

Benzaderm is part of the Benzac range, so you already know it is amazing. I use the Benzaderm cleanser and moisturizer daily and I apply the Benzac AC 5 Wash directly to my problem areas, and it works wonders! You can find these products at Dischem stores nationwide- there is a Benzac Starter Pack which contains the Benzaderm cleanser and moisturizer along with the benzac AC 5 Wash for only R197,95.

MAC Nude ”Satin Spirit” lipstick and MAC Studio finish concealer in NW45

Guys, I literally get anxiety when these two products are almost finish (I can already feel the anxiety creping in, as you can see my lipstick is almost done). Let me start with my nude lipstick, this is my favourite lipstick in the whole world! If you follow me on Instagram and/ or snapchat, I am sure you are probably sick of seeing me wear this lipstick. I remember a time where MAC was out of stock, for a really long time. While going through that painful time in my life, I had no choice but to use an earbud to dig out the last remains and continue to flourish. (I know I’am being somewhat dramatic right now but this lipstick is AMAZING)

I must admit, when it comes to make up- the only three makeup brands I use are MAC, Bobbi Brown and Clinique. It is very hard for me to try other products because I have sensitive skin and I am a creature of habit. To be honest, I have not tried other nude lipsticks- I would probably like lipsticks from other brands (Maybe not love them as much as I love my MAC lipstick). Even though I only wear MAC lipsticks I will be trying other brands out, and I will be sure to let you guys know how that goes. If you use other lipstick brands and absolutely love them, I would love to hear about them and get some recommendations.

I must admit, when it comes to make up- the only three makeup brands I use are MAC, Bobbi Brown and Clinique. It is very hard for me to try other products because I have sensitive skin and I am a creature of habit. To be honest, I have not tried other nude lipsticks- I would probably like lipsticks from other brands (Maybe not love them as much as I love my MAC lipstick). Even though I only wear MAC lipsticks I will be trying other brands out, and I will be sure to let you guys know how that goes. If you use other lipstick brands and absolutely love them, I would love to hear about them and get some recommendations.

Moving onto this magic product, my MAC Studio Finish concealer. I am one of many females who suffer with dark circles under their eyes and slight pigmentation on the face. Because of this, lighter concealers never did me justice. For complete coverage, I was recommended this MAC concealer in a shade darker than my foundation, and I have never looked back since. I recently introduced this concealer to my mom and she has never felt better when it comes to her makeup and covering her problem areas. This concealer gives me the coverage that I desperately need and leaves me with flawless makeup. It is definitely my ultimate make up product that I just cannot live without.

I definitely recommend this product to everyone! It retails for only R230- A bargain compared to what it does.

Clinique Superprimer

We all know how important primer is when it comes to applying makeup. You can literally feel the difference in your skin when you use primer, as opposed to when you don’t. I have always loved Clinique products, they subtle and leave my skin feeling fresh, soft and never tight- and their primer is no different. I never cared too much about primer, after trying it out, I never put make up without it.

Apple Cider Vinegar

I love using apple cider vinegar as a toner. It has some great health benefits such as lowers blood sugar levels, helps with tummy problems, prevents indigestion, clears acne- The list is endless. You can mix just a few drops in water or in your tea. I choose to use it on my face as a toner, as it leaves my face feeling so much cleaner and oil free. I have to warn you though, it smells absolutely horrible- but its benefits triumph the smell lol.

Johnsons & Johnsons Facial Cleansing Wipes

Although I love how I feel and look when my face is beat (in layman’s terms- when I have make up on) there’s no feeling like coming home and taking off all that makeup, allowing your skin to breathe again. These facial wipes are my go-to wipes as they remove all my makeup and leave my face feeling moisturized afterwards. They are gentle on the skin and make it easier to cleanse my face afterwards.

So there you have it guys, my products that I cannot live without. What are some products that you absolutely love? I would love to hear… Also, I would also like to know if you would want to see more of these kinds of posts on the blog in future? Hit me up

3 comments:

  1. currently using benzac and apple cider vinegar for acne.. i also use tumeric and lemon juice.works wonders

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    1. Acne is a BIG Problem that crosses the borders of age, gender, race and social status. Benzac AC is a topical water-based gel wiyh its active ingredient benzoyl peroxide perfect for the treatment of acne. Benzac AC aparts from its acne-treatment counterparts is that it does not contain alcohol and it is fragrance free. Read more at:
      http://kidbuxblog.com/hard-on-acne-soft-on-skin/

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  2. I love your product must haves!!! For years, I have satruggled to find the perfect skincare products for my face as well, so I will definitely have to try out Benzaderm. I, myself, have been itching to become a MAC girl, so as soon as my student budget allows, I will definitely try their products out. I've always heard such great things about them. Some of my Fav beauty products are Lipidol After Shower Oil, which is so gentle on my skin and is an excellent moisturizer especially during the winter months. L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara is everything and lastly Bistex lip balms, one of the best ever, your lips will literally thank you;)

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