Hello and welcome to a new blog post! Today I’m going to talk about a new beauty / skincare brand I recently gave a try. At the beginning of February last year, I spent a semester in London and visited the Glossier pop-up store in Covent Garden. At the moment, Glossier is only available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and France. I’m living in Belgium so being able to visit the pop-up store, was great! A friend of mine introduced Glossier to me and the rest is history. So, if you’ve aslo fallen victim to the millennial pink draw of Glossier in all its bubble wrapped glory, you’re not alone… Enjoy reading!
Launched by founder Emily Weiss in 2014, Glossier doesn’t just appeal to cool kids; the medical crowd loves it too. In fact, some of the best Glossier skincare products are ones that dermatologists recommend, which makes sense as the brand’s ethos is “Skincare first, makeup second.” To ensure that skincare makes the perfect canvas for makeup, the brand includes dermatologist approved ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and SPF in its products. These ingredients all benefit the skin by protecting, hydrating, and brightening. Furthermore, all their products are cruelty free. Amazing, isn’t it?
1. Milky Jelly Cleanser
For those of us who don’t have the patience, energy, or drive to double-cleanse with an oil and then another cleanser This lightweight cleanser easily melts off even the most stubborn waterproof makeup and cleanses the skin, without leaving any residue. It also smells like rosewater, which is a nice change from the subtle chemical smell of many other skincare products. I’m a huge fan and because of this product, I look forward every day, to using it. After several months of using only this cleanser, I would pay any amount of money for this magical elixir (but I think £15 is pretty reasonable, especially for how much you get).
2. Balm Dotcom
I’ve been next-level obsessed with Balm Dotcom since I bought it. Available in an array of skin-brightening shades, the balm hydrates dry skin. I like using the Original, untinted version but for a pretty wash of sheer on your lips, the Cherry shade cannot be beaten. The balm’s cost is £10 and in return you get a product that provides long-lasting moisture for your skin and lips. I’ve never had a balm that provides so much moisture so it’s definitely worth it. No doubt, I will keep on buying this product!
3. Priming Moisturizer
Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer (£22), one of their best-sellers, is one of those rare products that doesn’t seem particularly special, but delivers spectacular results. Why is it so special? The texture is lightweigt and buildable, which means you can apply one or more layers depending on the climate, season, or how your skin’s feeling. It’s gentle enough to use every day and gives the skin a healthy, hydrated glow, making it a great pick for days when foundation just isn’t going to happen. Perfect for the situation we’re currently in since foundation and face masks aren’t the best combo… A little disadvantage? It doesn’t have SPF — so you have to apply your sun protection separately.
The skincare set
Have I convinced you and are you interested in Glossier’s products? On their website, they offer a special skincare set with three essentials that keep the skin clean, moisturized, and happy each day. You save 18% by buying these items together instead of buying them all separately! This is the link, in case you can’t wait to get them 😉
I’m so glad I discovered more about Glossier and started using their products. I’m sure that this is only the beginning for the brand! I can’t wait till they expand their delivery countries and maybe even open not only temporary, but also real shops in several cities and countries. Do you pay a lot of attention to skincare? And what’s your favourite brand or product?
Lots of love,