From fragrant body wash to luxurious lotions, here are the 5 beauty and bath products I use all the time and love. Try ’em out!
1. Estée Lauder Pleasures Delight Body Lotion
I have tried lots of body lotions and moisturizers over the years, particularly because I have a dry skin, and often sensitive. So I have to choose them wisely. And I love fragrance on it, which I cannot do often enough because of allergies. However, I totally love this Estée Lauder Pleasures Delight because it feels not only smooth, but also absorbs instantly. But mostly it has this memorable and rich lasting aroma, flowery and romantic, almost as if a Love Potion was used as one of its ingredients. I have always gotten compliments when I have used it, so I reserve it for when I want to pamper myself and when I am feeling especially exquisite!
2. Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Body Wash
Just like body lotions, I have used many different body washes to find suitable ones for my dry sensitive skin, and who hasn’t? Don’t we girls just love to try every nice body product we lay our eyes on? I bought Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Crème de Douche recently on my trip to Italy. It comes in many fragrances and types, and I have the Riz Violet du Laos, because I just love its fragrance. I don’t use it everyday, but I love to whenever I do! It means gardens of the world – purple rice from Laos and it has a wonderful floral perfume. Came at a good price too!
3. L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Purifying and Brightening Milky Foam
I have been using L’Oreal face washes ever since I can remember, before this, my favorite was L’Oreal Paris Pearl Perfect Face Wash, which is either called White Perfect or I can’t find it anywhere near me anymore. Other than that I have used Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser that I like because it comes with a scrub, and works well on my mixed-type facial skin, but I needed something creamier to balance the dryness. So I tried the White Perfect Purifying and Brightening Milky Foam, which seems perfect for my skin type. It feels neither too dry nor too oily after this wash. Less is more when it comes to its required quantity. In fact, I just used it tonight to cleanse my face off of makeup, and it seems like tomorrow morning I’ll just wash it off with water to start my day with clean fresh skin!
4. Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub
I first got addicted to it thanks to my earlier salon lady who did my facials. And because I have moved around so much, I needed to find gentle products that I can carry with me without having to find new spas in every city. So I use this scrub whenever I can’t find time to go to the spa, or whenever I feel like my face needs a good scrub to remove blackheads or persistent dust. Plus, I sometimes use it for at-home mani pedis too.
5. Green Leaf Pure Aloe Vera Skin Gel
Most people prefer to use homemade aloe vera juices or gels, but when you move around as much as I do, it’s handy to just find a favorite product like this one. I use it usually after I apricot scrub my face, to soothe the skin, or just by itself when my face feels dry and I don’t want to use face wash. It leaves my skin smooth and happy! I use it to give my face a good massage to reduce swollenness when it’s tired in the mornings, or on my hands and feet, and even for the tiny burns I give myself while cooking (Kitchen disaster queen that I am!)
Which are your favorite bath and beauty products? And how do you use them? Share below, because sharing is caring!! 🙂
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