Over the past few weeks I have been trialing two products from Amie Skincare, a brand who previously I had only tried one product from. The Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask was a sample in one of my beauty boxes last summer and I instantly fell in love with it, always having a few sachets back up in my skincare cupboard when I want an intense mask with massive results. Having loved the mask so much I was really curious and excited to try the New Leaf Skin Exfoliating Polish and the Skin Shield Daily Moisturiser SPF15. Amie Skincare is a really purse friendly brand whose products I would say are best recommended for young, teenage skin. I am almost 25 and I have a pretty intensive skincare routine of strong, potent skincare products all designed to do something in particular and not many of my skincare products are orientated at younger skin. I'm more likely to opt towards an anti-aging product now than I am a product tailored for younger skin. That in mind, the Amie Skincare range is a range which both suits my skin, and doesn't quite suit my skin.
The Amie Skincare New Leaf Skin Exfoliating Polish first of all, looks so lovely. I am a big fan of the Amie Skincare product design. Professional, sleek all whilst still looking young, playful and inviting. At a really purse-friendly price of just £4.95, the Amie Skincare New Leaf Skin Exfoliating Polish (wowza long name...) is a moisturising exfoliating cream with a really quite creamy consistency. The exfoliating ingredients, ground bamboo and jojoba beads, are very finely ground so they are super soft in the polish. This is fab because it's a more gentle exfoliator which you could use on a more regular basis than harsher exfoliators as well as being gentle enough to be used on your neck and decolletage area. Although very gentle, I find this effective at really giving my pores a work out to remove any product, dead skin cells or impurities. It's not the kind of exfoliator which is going to leave your skin red, blotchy and sore. It's gentle, soothing and suitable for even the most sensitve of skins. It also has a lovely scent which of course is always a bonus with skincare products, with it's ingredients of mango and cocoa butters which work to soften and moisturise the skin whilst orange blossom and sweet almond tone and soften. This for me is a hit - it's a product I can use in between more intensive exfoliators meaning I take more care keeping my skin clean and smooth.
The Amie Skin Shield Daily Moisturiser has a built in SPF15, so for those younger skins who want to be more conscious of products with SPF in them and need somewhere to start, this is a perfectly lovely moisturiser. For my skin this wasn't quite enough and I think I'll be sticking to my more high-end moisturisers for my face, but this has still had it's uses and it's a product I think I'm going to be repurchasing, too. As I have several tattoos it's important to look after them particularly in direct sunlight and whilst outdoors. A moisturiser like this with a built in SPF is perfect for me to use to protect my tattoos and I have adored using this on my decolletage, shoulders and arms on those rare British sunny days. For those of you who don't need a moisturiser as intensive as my regulars, this would make a perfectly lovely facial moisturiser. It's advertised for soft, hydrated skin so not the best formula for oily, combination or dry skin types. Like New Leaf, this is a super purse friendly product at just £5.95 for a 75ml tube, that is going to last you absolutely ages as usually moisurisers are around the 30ml-50ml size mark. With sunflower extract, kakadu plum and blueberry as well as vitamins A and E, this moisturiser works to be a daily hydrating lotion with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protecting your skin from damage as well as the signs of aging whilst keeping your skin soft and hydrated. You can find out more about Amie Skincare, the products they offer and pick up these two particular products on the Amie Skincare website.
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