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I have two very contrasting products to show you today, that I have been loving recently. It's ironic as both of these are targeted for completely different skin types and are unlikely to suit one particular skin type.

As I have mentioned a gazillion times on the blog before, you must know I have combination-sensitive skin type, partly oily, mostly dry. It however, never stays the same for more than a couple of weeks and likes to fluctuate, which is when I resort to these two babies below. 


We have here a Pure Emergency Gel by A'kin and Facial Tonic by Alva Sanddorn

As the name suggests, the Emergency Gel is for the more oily days and the Facial Tonic is when the skin needs a boost of hydration. 
The Pure Emergency Gel by A'kin contains Aloe and soothes and calms the skin from any irritations, breakouts, allergies or type of sensitivity. 

It's a very lightly formulated gel that's moderately hydrating but not quite intense and a week of use results in clear skin. It also makes a decent everyday moisturizer for those with oily skin types. 

A lovely fuss-free, everyday moisturiser when you're skin or the weather's acting a bit mental. 
The Facial Tonic by Alva on the other hand is an intensely hydrating toner for days when a creamy cleanser and a lush moisturiser fail to do the trick. I like to use this in the evenings after a good cleanse and to be honest, I don't feel the need to moisturise after this at all as it does not give a tight-face effect. 

This on the other hand, might be overtly moisturising for those of you with combination-oily skin types who might like to skip it. The Sanddorn range by Alva is particularly targeted for mature skin types as it contains ingredients with anti-ageing qualities hence perfect for dry skin. 

Both the products are available on mypure.co.uk and are definitely worth checking out!

Rakhshanda said...

both the products look great!!! Thanks for the review :)

Y said...

I would probably try out the gel because my skin needs moisture, but too much breaks me out!

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

The pure emergency gel sounds right up my alley. I have been using a new sunscreen with aloe and I find that it helps reduce my redness.
xx
Alicia

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