I feel like I talk about my hands so much on my blog, but they just really do need an extra bit of TLC. I really like trying hand creams and calming or soothing body products and Botanicals Lavender & Chamomile Soothing Salve* (£15.95) has really impressed me. It won't be to everyone's taste as it has an oily consistency but it not ony improves the feel of my skin but also the appearance. I can see the difference between the hand I've applied it to and the hand that I haven't. It's kind of like my skin just drinks it up and then is left looking happier and healthier as a result. Plus, it's 89% organic and packed full of natural ingredients so it's the sort of product that you want your skin to soak up. I'm really happy with this and Botanicals are one of those brands that I could easily envision lining my bathroom shelves.
I talked about my skincare routine early on in July and it's stayed pretty much the same except for a change up of my serum (I swapped out AEOS' Realive Serum* for Pestle and Mortar's Hyularonic Serum* which I'll be reviewing soon). However, I did swtich up my SPF to test out ESPA's Optimal Skin Pro Defence* (£35.00) which I've really enjoyed using - I've sadly thrown my empty bottle away so I've substituted it for the Optimal Skin Pro Serum in my photos (which, as it happens, is just as lovely). It's a little bit lower on the SPF front than I usually like but I really like how this feels on my skin and it's great for days when I'm not planning to be out in the sun much but still want some sort of skin protection. And on days when I have been out and about and my skin's feeling a little bit more worn-out than usual I've been particularly enjoying my Zk'in Hydrating Mist* (£22.95). It's essentially just a really lovely organic toner, but it feels much more healing and nourishing than any other toner I've used before. I love using it when my skin feels dry, tight or even a bit hot from sun exposure. I find that it helps to cool my skin down and refresh me, and I feel reassured that it's full of good ingredients.
What beauty products have you been loving recently?
Have you tried any of the products I've been using recently?