I was just pondering the other day that sometimes when I finish a skincare trial I am sometimes left feeling a little lost/overwhelmed on what to do next. I know that makes me sound really vacant and I don’t mean it in that way – what I mean is that generally I don’t like to switch up my skincare too much and tend to like to stick to what works with the only tweaks being based on the day to day needs (i.e the richer moisturiser, a clearing treatment if I feel a break out coming on etc). So when I finish a trial and am left with either continuing using a range or adding in new ones I can be a bit stumped. So whilst a big part of my routine is the same as it has been for Jan I have been adding in a couple of newbies in the form of these new products from Aveda. Aveda is fast becoming a really beloved brand of mine (a big reason being all the scalp products they offer – easiest way to win me over!) but these three are now being added to the list. These are three new additions to the Aveda Botanical Kinetics skincare range, which is designed for dry skin and they’re rather lovely.
First things first, a few bits about the Botanical Kinetics range – the idea being that it harnesses the ‘energy’ of plants. Which may or may not sound believable to you. The existing range had things designed for a variety of skin types – dry, normal and oily. Including an exfoliant, cream cleanser, hydrating lotion and toner. The new additions are all aimed at dry skin, and this is what had me interested.
There are two moisturisers – an Intense Hydrating Rich Cream and an Intense Hydrating Soft Cream. Plus the Energising Eye Cream. The two face creams are both really lovely textures – the rich cream is one that doesn’t feel as heavy as the name suggests. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the soft cream – I think the idea is that it’s somewhere between the lotion and the rich cream. Having not tried the lotion I can’t be sure, but I think the wording is suggesting it’s a little lighter than the rich cream, which is pretty much is. But is still really cream and hydrating.
What I would say is that both of these creams are lovely if you have dry/dehydrated skin but don’t want something that feels thick and heavy. As whilst they pack a moisture punch, they still feel light on the skin.
The eye cream is a nice one to use in the day too, although of the three is the one I’d pass on first as the two face creams are my main loves. But it’s light and refreshing – makes a good base ahead of putting make-up on. But is fairly light, so if you do have dehydrated eye area like I do then you may want something a little more intense.
But there you have it – Aveda, great for skin care as well as scalps!
More info on Aveda Botanical Kinetics * aveda.co.uk
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