Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Staying hydrated with Dermalogica & SodaStream


We are currently in the depths of summer (at long last, hooray!) and with the heat taking over, it's so important that we keep ourselves hydrated and healthy. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that skincare brand Dermalogica have joined forces with SodaStream, the sparkling water maker, to help promote the importance of hydration and health.

I was sent some of Dermalogica's hydrating products to review, along with a rather snazzy SodaStream, both of which should aim to keep me hydrated over the summer months! I was initially a bit worried that the hydration range by Dermalogica would be unsuitable for my skin - after all, my skin is an oil slick at the best of times - but was reassured that the range is for all skin types looking for a dose of hydration.

The products I got to test were the Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer*, Skin Hydrating Masque* and Skin Smoothing Cream*. I love trying new primers and especially when they claim to diminish pores - which this one definitely does. It helps to mattify the skin, even out skintone, and blur any fine lines and wrinkles, all the while thoroughly hydrating the skin. I absolutely love using this under foundation as it is silky smooth and makes foundation application a dream. It definitely helps blur my pores and mattifies the skin, but perhaps not quite as much as my ultimate favourite primer, Porefessional by Benefit.

Now, onto the Skin Hydrating Masque. So I'll be honest - I've never really tried a hydrating mask before, as the masks I usually opt for are all about getting rid of oil and unclogging my pores, but I was excited to try this as my skin does get dry in certain places, especially when the weather warms up. This mask is a total dream - it leaves my skin feeling SO soft and smooth, utterly hydrated and basically amazing. It definitely doesn't feel greasy or oily on the skin, but smells and feels ultra fresh. I tend to use this once a week when my skin is feeling a bit tight or needs a bit of a hydrating boost.

Finally, the Skin Smoothing Cream is basically your go-to moisturiser when your skin is feeling a bit dry or sensitive. It smells amazing, hydrates skin to perfection and doesn't feel thick or greasy on the skin. I tend to use it as a night cream as I get quite oily during the day, but I've found using it at night has left my skin feeling so soft and smooth in the morning. A little bit definitely goes a long way with this one!

Overall I am super impressed with these hydrating products from Dermalogica. Even as someone with oily, acne-prone skin, they work really well and have become staples in my skincare routine. What are your go-to hydration products? Let me know!
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