The Millennial Pink Skincare Edit
It seems like the whole world is under the spell of Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz, more commonly referred to as 'millennial pink'. And there seem to be a fair few brands hopping on the pink train.
So on a slightly more whimsical note than usual, I've put together some of my new favourite products that are part of the millennial pink colour palette - because let's be honest, I'm all about the millennial pink.
Origins Original Skin Retexturing Mask is one of my all-time favourite clay masks. Not only is it a glorious shade of pale pink, but it's the ideal Sunday mask and manages to pull everything out of your skin. Essentially a hangover the mask, the clay is ideal for helping heal any blemishes and the gentle exfoliation as you remove it means that your skin feels baby soft and ready to absorb any serum or oil. I've been using this for about two years now and it's just all things wonderful.
The Garnier Micellar Water is another long time love as it's probably one of the best drugstore (and cheap as chips) make up removers. It's incredibly gentle, there's no eye stinging or anything like that and it leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. Definitely a lazy day makeup remover, but perfect to have. It's also wonderful if you haven't been wearing makeup as it is lovely and refreshing.
A new but wonderful addition is the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil*. I've used the Balm version multiple times but find it a bit heavy for my everyday needs so this is a wonderful alternative. Like the balm, it's not scented so is perfect if you have sensitive skin. It's a really light oil so doesn't feel heavy but quickly removes all makeup (and even the heaviest of waterproof mascara).
I picked up the Vichy Masque Peel Double Eclat mask whilst I was in America as everything about it appeals. Not only does it contain AHA's but it feels so gentle on the skin. An unusual gelly texture, it gently exfoliates your skin, leaving it soft and radiant. I find many AHA & BHA exfoliating masks quite abrasive and dehydrating but this is the complete opposite. Perfect if your skin has a few blemishes as it doesn't dry them out too much.
Another Clinique favourite has been the Moisture Surge Hydrating Concentrate* which is the perfect hydrating base for everyday. It's a gel like texture but sinks in really quickly, leaving your skin hydrated and refreshed. I keep this in my gym makeup bag as I find it perfect to apply after a sweaty workout (and obviously after a shower) as it helps calm down any red face issues. It leaves skin dewy and creates a great base for makeup. It might be a bit too dewy if you have oily skin, but it's ideal for coolers months as it's a lot lighter than many day creams I've tried.
And finally, it was about time I tried The Ordinary Azaleic Acid Suspension which is a silicone based formula that has ingredients to help clear acne, spots and reduce redness. Azaleic acid is found in grains and helps to brighten skin whilst also improving skin texture. Although silicon based, it doesn't feel as slippy and plastic as most silicon products and makes the ideal makeup base. I've been using this to help improve pigmentation from acne scarring and it's helped improve the overall appearance of my skin so much.
Have you tried any of these products? What are some of your favourite pink hued skincare favourites?