Skincare Products For Those Hormonal Times




When it comes to skincare, I've been known to mix and match, and then change my mind ten minutes later - spending a pretty penny. When it comes to trying new skincare, I am a sucker for aesthetic and packaging, and of course - youtuber reviews. Let's be honest now, how many of us don't go looking on youtube for reviews when we see a new product? Cos I certainly do! I've often been asked how I keep my skin clear and although it's overused - I SWEAR by water. I was one of those people who didn't believe in the benefits of water until I started predominantly drinking water. I couldn't believe how healthy my skin looked!

But we are not here for the magical powers of water. We are here for those pesky little demons during our hormonal times - so I thought I'd put together a little post of some recommendations for skincare that have helped me through the times - enjoy m'loves!


FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner


I've been obsessed with this toner since I first bought it - being a combo kind of gal, I find that this toner is great for both oily and dry skin types. It keeps you hydrated and refreshed without any added oiliness and I often find myself only using this product on a make-up free day. It's non-comedogenic (does not cause blocked pores) and has made my pores appear reduced. Of course, the main reason people buy this is because of the floating rose petals, and boy oh boy, they just make your beauty area seem more romantic and instagrammable.

Can be found at: Official FRESH website - US$44.00,  fragrancesandcosmetics.co.nz - $99.00. Also an asian beauty store in Albany Westfield sells FRESH products.

PHILOSOPHY Take A Deep Breath Moisturizer and Eye Cream


At first, I tried the Hope In A Jar from this brand, however, I found that it was quite heavy and left me like an oil slick in the T-Zone. Then just my luck, I saw this little combo in the airport and thought that I might as well give it a go, and I am glad! This is probably the best moisturizer and eye cream that I've ever used - it leaves me bright and refreshed with a light feeling - without making me look like an oily mess during the day, and is a great base for make-up.

Can be found at: Airport (Aelia Duty-Free),  MECCA Aus,  fragrancesandcosmetics.co.nz ( $76 moisturizer / $79 Eye Cream)

ORIGINS Spot Remover


First hearing of this on Laura Lee's channel, I saw it popping up everywhere with good reviews, so I went and paid the extensive price for such a small little thing. This gel formula is just fantastic, it leaves a cooling feeling on those inflamed demons while drying it out. I put this on three-times a day for two-three days and BYE BYE pimples! While it is a small bottle, you usually do not need that much, just squeeze a little onto a cotton bud.

A similar product would be the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - this didn't work for me, but I have friends who this has worked on so am happy to recommend this product as an alternative as different skin types react differently to products.

Can be found at: MECCA - $25 


MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray 


During the day it is easy to lose the feeling of hydration, and that is why I love this spray - in two seconds you are left feeling rejuvenated and hydrated with minimal effort. It's great for sensitive skin and is soothing. An extra pro: makes your make=up look fresh after hours of wear - WHO DOESN'T LOVE THAT?!


Can be found at: MECCA - $10.00 / $18.00

SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Night Oil


This product is quite expensive and is not a necessity, however, I do use it since I bought it on a whim. It is an oil so does leave your skin feeling a bit weird, however, all you are doing is sleeping so it's not a big deal. Also, I find that it does take a little bit to rub it clear as it is blue. But once you are passed all of this, it is a miracle worker. Bear in mind that it is not a one night wonder, but if used consistently, I've noticed redness has been reduced, any uneven texture is disappearing (great for my make up aha) and of course, pores are reduced. I love a good reduced pore.

Can be found at: MECCA - $166 (Recommend buying the 'The Power Couple' set for $124 if you would like to try)


Thanks for reading, let me know in the comments below if you've ever used any of these products and whether you liked them or not!


Madds x