NSPA SKINCARE | CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | itslinamar28.1.15
Let's talk skincare. For over a year now I've been loyal to ASDA's N-spa range. Originally purchased because I was too poor to fork out for my usual Liz Earle cleanser and moisturiser, N-spa does not disappoint.
Ok, so not only is it affordable but it's cruelty free, paraben free and made in the UK! What's not to love?! Let's talk a little bit more about the products themselves.
Micellar One-Step Cleanser - A staple part of my skincare routine! Before cleansing I always use some sort of micellar water to take off my make-up first. Doing this step beforehand ensures that I do not wake up with panda eyes. It just leaves my skin feeling calm and toned. Compared to my L'oreal Micellar water & Bioderma this does sting my eyes just a little when removing mascara and it also needs a little more 'elbow grease' than the other two. However, saying that, I have noticed a difference in my skin after using this in my routine. It less pigmented, even in tone and definitely smoother to the touch.
Replenishing Moisture Mask - Any product that boosts my skins moisture can only be a good thing, right? I suffer from dry/normal skin, but in the winter months it can get very dry, almost dehydrated. This mask once a week makes sure that I don't have to worry about dry, flakey skin. I like the tube packaging which ensures no mess and I love how light this product feels on the skin. Sometimes a thick mask can be a bit drying or even feel a little claustrophobic but this lightweaight formula feels weightless on the skin and leaves it silky smooth to the touch. Saying this, it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive so go and check it out for a nice pamper night in!
SPF 15 Brightening Day Cream - Nice simple packaging, pump dispenser for hygienic application, lightweight but still moisturising and it includes one of the most important elements I look for in a moisturiser... SPF! Ok, I know I live in England and an SPF isn't necessarily a necessity but, for years now I believe in using an SPF everyday is the best anti-wrinkle cream money can buy! UVA and UVB rays are still present in the atmosphere during winter, and can cause damage to the skin. Taking this extra step to protect it won't hurt anyone! Not only does it have SPF, but honestly this makes my skin so soft and smooth and my make-up goes on flawlessly after using this. If you're gonna try one thing from this range, let it be this!
Night Repair Cream - Just like their day cream this is again very lighweight and has a very fresh smell, which is always a bonus of course! The fragrance is quite relaxing and soothing which is great as you're using it just before bed. If I don't use this the night before, I wake up with dry, flaking patches of dull, dehydrated skin. I used to use this in conjuction with my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, however this wasn't something I could afford to keep buying, so I stayed faithful to my NSPA night cream and honestly, my skin is just fine. The night and day cream are probably my faves from this range, and I honestly think my skin would suffer immensely without a few of these staples!
I have also tried their hot cloth cleanser, and can't recommend it enough! The ingredients and formula are pretty much identical to the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I am genuinely a big fan of this brand and will definitely be checking out other products from the range.
It's avaible in ASDA, so instead of wandering down the biscuit aisle go and check out NSPA!
Is there anything you've tried from this range that you recommend? Or do you know of any other similar, affordable brands with an ethical ethos? Let me know in the comments, I love trying out new products!