With turning 30 this year and starting to entertain the idea of maybe having kids one day (I’m still not quite ready yet), I’ve started looking more into taking care of my body with the hopes of delaying the onset of wrinkles and preventing potential stretch marks. Along with generally trying to eat healthier and be more active, which I’ll talk about more in another post, I’ve been researching all the different lotions and potions out there that claim to plump up your skin, hydrate it and slow down the ageing process. Here’s my current wish list of products I’d like to try:
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel £5.99
I heard MissBudgetBeauty mention how great glycolic masks are and I always rate her opinion so I want to give this one a try. It’s supposed to even out your skin tone and boost your skins radiance – two things I definitely need help with! I want that post-exercise glow, but my skin currently looks as dull as porridge. I haven’t tried a peel off mask since my teen years and I’ve never used a mask overnight so hopefully it won’t turn into a disaster with me getting the mask all over my pillow and in my hair!
Sanctuary Stop The Clock Moisturiser £15.50
This day cream boasts an SPF 15 as well as antioxidants to protect your skin from the suns damaging rays (yes, even during the miserable, cloudy winter months the sun can still cause wrinkles). It has lots of moisturising ingredients like shea butter and honey for a hit of hydration, and also contains collagen to plump up your skin and keep it looking youthful.
Sanctuary Lift & Brighten Eye Complex £13
The delicate skin under the eyes is where I am already starting to notice some fine lines so I figure a good eye cream is worth adding into my daily routine. This one is said to boost oxygen to this area improving the look of dark circles and puffiness as well as making the area appear lifted, smoother and brighter. It also has a nifty little rubbery spatula which you use to apply the product, making it even gentler on those under eyes. Perfect!
Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 £34.50
A bit pricier than some of the other products I’ve been looking at but I think it’s worth paying that extra bit when it comes to serums. This one has 10 years of research behind it and claims to boost your skins natural renewal of collagen fibres leaving you with firmer, velvety smooth skin.
No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Facial Sun Protection SPF 30 £14.50
I don’t know about you but I never use those No7 vouchers they give you when you shop in Boots. I figure this may be a way of putting them to good use. This facial SPF not only protects the skin against the sun, but also prevents dark spots and hyper pigmentation, aaand tackles existing deep lines and wrinkles. What more could you ask for?!
Rituals Wei Wang Mild Exfoliating Body Cream £14.50
I’ve used this before and it’s amazingly scrubby, it feels like it’s polishing your body rather than scratching it. It has a creamy base shot through with superfine bamboo to slough off dead skin and leave your skin feeling so soft and smooth.
Sanctuary Mum To Be Collagen Boosting Body Butter £10.25
I know I seem to be jumping the gun on this one as I’m not even planning to get pregnant yet, however.. I have been suffering more and more with dry, tight skin on my body as I’m really bad at remembering to moisturise on any kind of consistent basis. I know some mothers don’t suffer with stretch marks but since I already have some I’m guessing it’s a pretty safe bet that I will get them unless I do something to try and prevent them. I like the sound of the collagen boosting properties of this body butter and it’s had great reviews so I figure what’s the harm in starting to prepare my body for pregnancy now…
I seem to be favouring Sanctuary products at the moment. They are a great drugstore brand at a reasonable price, especially if you get them on one of their Buy 2 Get One Free or Third Off offers that they often have so I may have to pick some of these up…
Let me know if you have tried any of them and what you thought, or if you have any recommendations please post those in the comments too!