Good afternoon beauty seekers!
This week is going to be mainly a skincare week. I've finally got around to trying a few new skincare products since the weather has been so glorious. I find I have very different skincare needs when the weather gets hotter and, luckily enough, I've had the opportunity to address some of those needs and experiment with some different products. One of which is this Rodial Skincare Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Hydrating Mask*....
I picked up this product at the QVC Autumn/Winter 2013 Press Day and knew immediately that it would come in handy for me over the summer months. I have combination skin which does not always take kindly to heavy, intensive moisturisers or creams but I've still found that I've needed something to sooth my skin and rehydrate after spending time in the sunshine.
This mask can be used as a quick fix 10minute treatment after cleansing or as a leave-on product and I've been really enjoying using it overnight and then rinsing it off the next morning. It's not a thick, visible sort of mask and doesn't feel oppressive on the skin. It has a gel-like texture and a thin layer is very comfortable and gives an instant soothing sensation. When I've had this on my skin feels plumped, smoother and ready for makeup. I don't generally have a problem with redness but this mask does help to combat the slight tinge I get after an afternoon in the sun (which we all need from time to time).
Over the last few weeks I've been using this a couple of times a week and then following with my usual moisturisers (which at the moment is a toss up between my Elemis Pro Radiance Flash Balm or Elemis Freshskin Mattifying moisturiser depending on what I feel my skin needs). Rodial actually have a variety of products in the Dragon's Blood Range including night creams and eye treatments among others. Tragically, my student budget doesn't stretch far enough for me to try them all but, if the mask is anything to go by, they would definitely be worth considering if you have a few extra pennies to treat your skin. I've also tried a sample size of their Glamtox Day Cream which I really enjoyed as well. Perhaps another review to come on that one.
The Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask retails for £35 for 50ml. You can browse the full Dragon's Blood range of products at
What are your summer skin fixes?? How do you put back in what the sun takes out?? What are your favourite Rodial skin treats??