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Getting prepped for the big parties ahead can sometimes be daunting for me… not because of the choice of makeup, but getting my skin in shape is often a challenge. God knows all the stresses from finding the perfect gift for everyone, planning that magical Christmas dinner, and even the romanticism of a year-end getaway invariably ends up stressing my skin out more. So, I have gathered together a half dozen of skincare picks that addresses everything from stressed-out looking skin, to perfecting that v-shaped face. Today’s post is not so much about an in-depth review, because frankly I don’t have the time to sit down and write in detail and I’m guessing you don’t have the leisure to read through that either. Rather, these are some of the things that I have found myself reaching for lately, and I would like to share them with you – enjoy!

For Dry and/or Dull Complexions in need of some picking up:

I was very touched when the lovely Cat of Cat’s Daily Living suggested me to the beautiful ladies at Rosalena (without my knowledge), and they very generously in turn reached out and offered to send me their precious Rock & Rose Face Oil and Goodness & Tonic Face Mist. It’s a dog-eat-dog world as a blogger, and to have a friend so willing to share out of a genuine love for skincare, and a desire to spread the word on good products beyond her own platform, is rare indeed. That, coupled with the fact that throughout my interactions with Rosalena, they have been more than patient with me, and genuinely interested to hear about my skin’s complexities; made these pair of face oil and mist even more special.

Rosalena Skincare hails from London, UK; and offers a range of high performance skincare that uses honest ingredients with transparent labelling. The brand’s ethos revolves around offering affordable products that work and are a pleasure to use daily. Their Rock & Rose Face Oil has saved my skin from a couple of overseas trips recently where I was exposed to cold, blustery winds and returned chapped and peeling. It is formulated with several plant-based oils to deeply moisturise the skin, omega-3 & -6 as well as vitamin E and other antioxidants to prevent aging. I love that it also contains Coenzyme Q10 which is a powerful skin regenerator, increasing cellular turnover and hence boosting skin repair, and prevents free radical damage. For a full list of ingredients, please click here. I found the oil to be lightweight, easily absorbed by my skin, and goes on well under makeup. Please also pop over to Cat’s detailed review here.

Everybody loves a good face mist, but they are not all made equal. Rosalina’s Goodness & Tonic Face Mist contains plant essential oils such as Melissa & Orange Blossom to stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. Bergamot, Sweet Orange and Grapefruit oils also help to energize and reinvigorate. I like to add a couple of spritzes of this on my beauty blender and brushes to blend out my foundation, and finish with another spritz at the end. This helps perk up my tired complexion, and also helps me makeup go on smoother! I love that Rosalena products are formulated without parabens, PEGS, phthalates, sulphates, synthetic colours, fragrances and preservatives. You may shop both the Rock & Rose Face Oil and Goodness & Tonic Face Mist here.

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