I’m a creature of habit when it comes to my skincare, and when something works I rarely bother to change it. This is a practical decision, as with sensitive and troublesome skin, having products that simply ‘do the job’ is enough to keep me satisfied. Simple, normal, and somewhat ‘boring’ is enough to keep my face happy. Though with spring finally (you took your time to get going Britain) in full swing, and summer just around the corner, I wanted to inject a bit of freshness into my cabinet. Because of my aforementioned philosophy, most of these products are for body or hair. Florally scented, clean, brightness and easy to use, they all capture the lightness of the season.
- Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castille Soap: I could have bought the whole range of these. Not least because they all smelled divine, but all lined up their candy hues would look great on my dressing table. With natural ingredients and a quality ethos this brand are a great one to invest in. Thy don’t hold back on the lavender, making this perfect for winding down during evening showering.
- Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse: this isn’t a new favourite, but a timely rediscovery. My endless summer pursuit for lighter locks leaves my hair parched from bleaching, and this conditions my ends without being heavy. When the sun goes down, I’ll be slapping this onto my (fakely) tanned legs for some holiday sheen.
- & Other Stories Arabesque Wood Mist: the brand have done so well with all their fragrances, and I’m genuinely surprised at the quality and uniqueness from a high-street clothing store. This makes a nice change from the usual sweet florals I go for, and the manlier freshness is great for the day.
- Maro Badescu Facial Spray: this was a birthday gift from my lovely friend, and I was happy to squirt it all over my face because I really trust the brand and it has natural and soothing ingredients. I like it under my moisturiser, but it’s also great for sorting out makeup when you’ve over-powdered and look furry. It would also be very cooling in the heat.