Tailoring Skincare Products Yourself

March 1, 2017

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that end up being true revelations. Simple, serendipitous moments that bring great discovery. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Savar Rosehip Ultra Brightening Serum it has been my  ‘product of the year’ since I started using it a few years ago. The Savar Gentle Hydrating Antioxidant Moisture Mask is a product that I’ve only started using but was impressed enough to write about here. I’m a fan of glowy, dewy looking skin but my skin needs a lot of help to achieve this. It’s naturally quite dry and matte. In the past I’ve achieved the desired glow with make-up but these days, having culled my make-up collection I’m left with skincare products and my diet. Working at achieving that glow from the inside out.

I can’t tell you exactly how I came to this combination, but I’ve started using the moisture mask and the brightening serum together. As  in, I mix them together in my hand and then apply all over my face and neck. The result has been an instant boost of moisture and glow. Because the serum is oil free to begin with, combining the two hydration and moisture dense products doesn’t leave my skin looking oily or greasy (definitely not the desired outcome). While the serum replenishes the skin’s antioxidant reserves, the mask helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and both function to reduce pollution penetration.

Just a few points to note:

I felt comfortable mixing these products as I have had no issues with them in the past.

The natural composition of Savar products also meant I was comfortable mixing them. I thought of it like mixing pomegranate and kiwifruit – an apt example as these are ingredients of the serum and mask. I wouldn’t have mixed products that weren’t natural/plant-based/organic.

Do a little patch test to ensure your skin doesn’t react badly.

You’ll also need to play around a bit to figure out which products mixed give you the best results and in what ratios.

This was such a pleasant little discovery for me as it also means that I get more out of the products that I have. I use this combination a few times a week, or when I want a little more glow (or when I’m a little extra tired).  It’s a novel way to further tailor your existing skincare to fit the changing needs of your skin without necessarily buying more products.

Do you mix an unlikely combination of products yourself? 

1 comment

  • Nishu

    That’s such a great idea. I love mixing products. I mix this rosehip serum with rosehip oil. They work so well. I haven’t had dry skin in like forever. I’m so trying your combo too. Tonight.

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