First up is the La Roche Posay Rosaliac, a ‘skin perfecting anti-redness moisturiser’. After seeing good results from the Dalactin T Lotion I thought I’d try to tackle the redness in my skin, I still have small blemishes but they look worse because my skin is red in places. I didn’t read any reviews about this which is really unusual but because I’d enjoyed using La Roche Posay products I was hopeful. As you can see it’s tinted green to neutralize the redness; its packed with vitamins to defuse the redness and reduce blood vessel reactivity and I think it works! There are other anti-redness moisturisers in the Rosaliac range but I wanted one without SPF (I know, what a sin) because most of my foundations have SPF in them and for the ones that don’t, I can use this and not look like a ghost in photographs. The texture is a little strange, its feels ‘covering’ so if not rubbed in correctly it leaves a white paste like film on the skin, having said that I prefer to use this on days where I don’t wear makeup because its ads luminosity (or maybe that’s already there, it’s just hiding behind the redness). It also works nicely under makeup, feels light and is great for sensitive or acne prone skin.
Next is the Nelsons Pure & Clear Anti-blemish moisturiser, this is by far my favourite go-to moisturiser. Again I didn’t know very much about the brand but was drawn to the medicinal qualities and the smell! It’s made with natural plan extracts like tea tree and arnica (I didn’t know what that was either) and is free from parabens, silicones and mineral oils. I especially like this product because its targeted at blemish prone skin so it helps control shine by balancing oil production; I really look forward to applying this as weird as that might sound. The smell is natural yet medicinal and there is a slight tingle when first applied to the skin which makes me think its doing something good; the great thing about this moisturiser is that feels like it’s treating my blocked pores and blemishes but also moisturises. Nelsons Pure & Clear has a range of products that are all affordable at around £8 and the 125ml bottle in the photo has lasted me over 5 months!