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I admit I am cheating a little with this months New In post, as I didn’t include anything that either arrived or was purchased by me while I was in New York. And that wasn’t little – did you know that the largest Sephora in the US is right there at Time Square which was 5 minutes by foot away from our hotel? I hadn’t known, but that didn’t stop me from taking full advantage once I found out.
With being back at work (and incredibly jet lagged) though I wasn’t able to take pictures of all the newness, so all these skincare bits will be featured next month. But even if todays post doesn’t contain the NYC haul, it still has an amazing selection of things: a travel set from Purito, a ton of new sunscreens to try and the ZIIP device I am already faithfully testing for a full review and comparison to the NuFACE. (More info: The science behind microcurrent for the skin and NuFACE Trinity – My 8 week results)
What do you want to see reviewed first?
New In from Purito
Purito is a brand that has been featured on this blog several times, with some products I really enjoyed and others that absolutely did not work for me. The Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ (60 ml for 19,50 $, full review here) is one that I didn’t like too much for my skin, while their toner is amazing. With the summer holidays over I received a set full of travel size products alongside a green mesh bag to put them in, and while I didn’t pack these for my trip to New York, I still think they are a great way to try out products without having to commit to buying a full size. And you really get a basic skincare routine here, starting with the Purito Defence Barrier pH Cleanser (150 ml for 12 $, pH 5.5), the Purito DermHA-3 Liquid (200 ml for 21 $) that is supposed to be a toner with 3 different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid (More info: Hyaluronic Acid in skincare – More than a humectant?) and then two different moisturizer options: The Purito Breeze Water Cream Gel (80 ml for 19,50 $) that I would probably use during the day or in summer and the Purito B5 Panthenol Re-Barrier Cream (80 ml for 19,50 $) that sounds like a night time product for my skin.
Pair these with your favorite actives as serum step (and in my case a different sunscreen) and you would be all set for a week away.
New In from Stylevana
The way to any skincare lovers heart is with sunscreen, and Stylevana once again sent over a great selection of ones to try including a replacement of my current favorite, the Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics SPF 50 + PA ++++ (50 ml for 17 €, full review here) and a new tube of the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel PA ++++ (50 ml for 15 €, full review here), which has a similarly lovely texture, but a slightly more glowy finish.
The Mary & May CICA Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA ++++ (50 ml for 12 €) has also been handled as potential dupe on the internet, but from first impressions I wouldn’t agree, as this one is much richer and more hydrating than the Beauty of Joseon offer. Then there is the Thank you Farmer Sun Project Skin Relief Skin Cream SPF 50+ PA ++++ (50 ml for 24 €), a brand from which I already reviewed the Thank you Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence from (full review here) – I liked it a lot, but didn’t love it enough to remember to repurchase, the Some by me Truecica Aqua Calming Suncream SPF 50 + PA ++++ (50 ml for 15 €) and the Bellflower Avocado Moisture Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA ++++ (50 ml for 11 €), both brands I have yet to try.
The last one is actually a sunscreen stick, the Scinic Enjoy All Round Airy Sun Stick SPF 50+ PA ++++ (25 g for 13 €), claiming to be airy and convenient to use – I am curious about that, as the sun sticks I remember from my youth are greasy and a pain to handle, but as it has been a long time ago, I am hoping to be convinced otherwise.
New In from Clinical Skin
If you have been reading here for a while, you know that I love both high end and drugstore skincare equally. I don’t think you’ll need to spend much to have a great routine and when you know what to look for, drugstore can be just as good as more expensive products. It is no secret though that I personally am willing to spend more on products that I prefer the texture of, so I do feature more expensive items on here as well. They rarely are as expensive as these two items though I received from Clinical Skin: The Clinical Skin Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Serum (30 ml for 123,95 €) and the Clinical Skin Polypeptide Firming Serum (50 ml for 258.95 €).
To be completely honest, they really need to impress me to make me consider spending that much money and have to be even more outstanding to recommend them to you, but I can’t deny that both feel pretty good on the skin at first impression and that they were packaged with a lot of love and attention to detail. I will report back after I have used them for a few weeks!
New In from ZIIP
Again something I have to use more to be able to give you a proper review, but despite also being a microcurrent device quite different to the NuFACE. The device I received is the ZIIP GX (495 $) alongside the Golden Gel (80 ml for 129 $), so despite being much lighter and smaller it is more expensive then the NuFACE.
It can be used freestyle, but comes with a free app that features different treatments that sync to your device for you to follow along – other than the NuFACE this one has different types of currents you can’t control yourself and that supposedly target different areas in their ideal way. There are also plans that give you a different treatment each day, with scheduled rest days in between, which is great if you get bored easily or want to focus on different issues.
I started with the “New to microcurrent” 14 day plan and am so far enjoying it, bit it is of course too early to say which one of the two devices I prefer.
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