Hi I'm Katy who writes RottenOtter and I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to beauty products. I've put myself on a sort of spending ban in order to try and finish all the products in my beauty stash before buying anything new. I'm mainly trying to focus on getting my perfumes, skin care and bath and body products down to a more reasonable amount. Who needs six cleanser on the go at the same time?! I only have one face and I only wash it twice a day!
I'm making the most progress on my skin care collection and over the past couple of months I've managed to finish ten products. After finishing so many products though I started to notice I was either running out of or missing a few steps to my routine so it didn't take me long to place an order.
It's taken me a year to repurchase Indeed Labs Hydraluron and I have no idea why it took me so long. Despite having acne prone skin my main problem is dryness thanks to eczema so I always need to apply something extremely moisturising after cleansing. If I use anything too heavy though it will then cause my skin to breakout. It's all a case of trial and error to find the right combination of products but this serum is one of them. It ticks all the boxes for my skin; it feels incredibly light, is moisturising and also prepares the skin for the moisturiser you apply on top. Here's to hoping now that I'm using it again my skin will settle and calm down a bit.
My second repurchase is Caudalie Make-up Remover Cleansing Water as I had a Caudalie voucher to use on Escentual. Not wanting the voucher to go to waste I ordered this as I didn't really need anything else skin care wise. Although this doesn't match up to Bioderma, it still removes eye make-up really well. Plus the grape scent is nice and refreshing which is always a bonus.
Onto the two new products and they're both from First Aid Beauty, a brand I am slowly trying all the products from. I first discovered FAB after ordering the Ultra Repair Cream for my eczema and falling in love with it. I then read about the Facial Radiance Pads on Caroline Hirons blog and was intrigued. I've always been interested in trying a chemical exfoliant since Alpha H Liquid Gold made it's rounds on blogs but I have very sensitive skin. They're safe for those with sensitive skin, i.e me, but I am yet to be brave enough to try them in case my skin reacts badly. I think I'll test it out on my forehead first which is the least sensitive part of my face. I bought a gift/trial set which had a small tub of 8 pads to try first so I wasn't wasting too much money if I don't get on with them. Anyone else tried them and have sensitive skin?
My final product is a bit of a strange one. It's the Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery from FAB and I first saw this in Christine's skin care video. You apply this straight after cleansing, so sort of like your toner, by pouring some into your palm and then patting it into your skin a bit like aftershave. It's meant to reduce redness and dryness which is, again, what I struggle with. I'm not completely sure if it is meant to be a toner, more of a serum or a sort of in-between product. I've only been using these for about a week so I'll probably write an update in a month or two on my blog if you're interested in how I get a long with them