You know when all of your favourite products run out at once? That's what happened to me earlier this month and inspired this post about my 'non-negoatibles', the product I always have, the products I simply won't budge on and the products I will repeatedly repurchase.
1. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Gel, or as I like to call it, better skin in a bottle. This gel exfoliant has completely transformed my skin over the course of the last year and now I won't be without it. Its refreshing gel texture sinks in easily before I apply my moisturiser and helps to gently resurface my skin. I've often found that BHA's work better on my combination skin, they seem to work harder and be more compatible with my skin - the result being less blemishes and a more even, refined skin texture. It's extremely good value for money too, retailing at £22.50 from the Paula's Choice website HERE.
2. Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning. I know I'll be boring you now, as I've mentioned this so many times on my blog. It really is the BEST facial tanner out there that leaves you lightly golden and not orange. It's a very subtle hue that makes you appear that little bit healthier and brighter. I usually pick it up from Boots when they have an offer going on, but you can get it for the bargain price of £17.60 HERE at the moment.
3. Quite possibly my all time favourite cleanser. A truly indulgent gel-to-oil that effectively removes makeup, dirt and oil. The scent is beautiful and turns the relatively mundane task of cleansing an almost spa-like experience. I find with some cleansing balms/oils that they have too much 'slip', whereas the OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel has just enough 'slip' to do a good facial massage, but without sliding all over the place if that makes sense? It's £28 a bottle from HERE, but it does tend to last a good 6 months.
4. Nothing and I mean nothing compares to the original Moroccan Oil Treatment. I'll never fail to be amazed at how much better the ends of my hair feel when using a few pumps of this pre-blow dry. It's pretty pricey (£31.75 from HERE) but again, a little goes a long way and I generally tend to get a good 4-6 months out of it. For when my hair isn't in great condition I like to dampen the ends and apply a generous amount of oil before wrapping everything up in a towel and leaving for as long as possible.
What are your non-negotiables?