Mid-year beauty report: best skin care products of 2019

June 25, 2019

Chic on the Run Australia beauty blogger

As a blogger I am really lucky to try many amazing beauty and skincare products. I love sharing my thoughts, experiences and things that worked for me. Now that it’s halfway through the year, I thought it was a good time to highlight my best skin care products of 2019.

While everyone’s skin has different needs, for my ‘normal’ skin type the following products were a clear stand out. If you’ve tried any of the below or have any more questions, please let me know in the comments below!

FACE WASH: PIXI GLOW TONIC CLEANSING GEL

I love a cleanser that removes dirt and impurities without stripping the skin’s moisture. The Pixi Glow Tonic Cleanser is extremely gentle by cleansing the skin with glycolic acid, horse chestnut extract, aloe and ginseng. It leaves my skin feeling super smooth and hydrated while brightening and refining my skin tone. I recommend using this after removing makeup (I use my Face Halo for that!).

MASK: ALYA SKIN PINK CLAY MASK

I’ve never really tried a mask where I see immediate and lasting results. However, that changed when I tried the Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask. After the very first use, my skin looked clean and vibrant. The mask tightens pores, reduces inflammation, extracts pollutants and brightens dull, tired skin. It also helps remove pigmentation from the skin’s surface, as well as stimulate regeneration of skin cells. Many have also claimed it has healed their acne and eczema. Antioxidants such as aloe vera and pomegranate tighten and smooth pores. Witch hazel provides an anti-ageing like effect and tones the skin. To get a sneaky discount for this awesome mask, use code chicontherunblog for 15% off online! You can also purchase it in-store at Priceline.

TONER: PETER THOMAS ROTH 8% GLYCOLIC SOLUTIONS TONER

One of the fan favourite glycolic toners: Peter Thomas Roth 8% Glycolic Toner. You may have heard the name before but what is glycolic acid? Well, it works as an exfoliator and safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells. In turn, it helps accelerate your skin’s renewal process, bringing new and fresh skin to the surface. This toner works to smooth out fine lines, minimize the appearance of pores, and improve uneven texture. I like to use it on a cotton pad after cleansing for bright and soft complexion

Peter Thomas Roth's 8% Glycolic Toner

EYE CREAM: LANCOME ADVANCED GENIFIQUE YEUX LIGHT PEARL

Lancome’s new eye serum concentrate has done wonders to brighten up my eye area. It works to reduce dark circles, brighten and diminish eyebags.  Using a metallic massage pearl applicator, I apply the serum around my eyes. The massage motion, together with the cool metal applicator helps to combat inflammation. While I haven’t noticed a huge difference in my eye bags, I have definitely noticed brighter eye area. The massage applicator is cooling and refreshing and makes the perfect morning pick-me-up which lasts all day long!

SERUM: ADVANCED GENIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING CONCENTRATE

My holy grail youth serum! I’ve never seen such an incredible change in my skin. And I’m not the only one – check out the reviews! This serum is super powerful and creates more radiant, smooth and even-toned skin that you can see and feel. After just a few weeks my skin is transformed! The serum uses the power of probiotics to infuse vital food and nutrients to make your skin look radiant and fresh.

FACE CREAM: JURLIQUE HERBAL RECOVERY SIGNATURE SIGNATURE MOISTURISING CREAM

When I look for face creams, I look for rich and nourishing creams with anti-aging properties. Over the last 6 months I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream. I love using this cream day and night but especially love it before going to bed to really soak in the benefits overnight. This cream is filled with powerful botanicals and natural-based antioxidants to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is easily absorbed into skin without feeling greasy and creates radiant, hydrated skin.

MIST: JURLIQUE ROSEWATER BALANCING MIST

The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is a classic multi-purpose product. It can be used as a toner, a hydrating mist, and a makeup setting spray in one. This soothing rosewater mist tones, restores, and hydrates skin. It’s said to calm even the most sensitive skin using rosewater, marshmallow root extract and natural antioxidants. My best tip is to refrigerate the mist for an extra boost of energy to spritz throughout the day for hydration. You’ll notice instant soft, hydrated and smooth skin. Perfect for winter time!

So what do you think? Have you used any of the products mentioned above?

Finally, if you want to know what I do for the rest of my body read the body care routine with Neutriderm Lotion.

Natalia x

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