Haircare and Skincare Products to Try by Erno Laszlo, Nivea, and Moroccanoil

Products On Trial: First Impressions

Although I have a well established skin care routine and my own personal cult beauty classics, I still enjoy testing new products. Products On Trial will be a new feature where I will share my first impressions and final reviews of products I have been testing out.

Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream
In order to get even the slightest wave in my hair, I have to use a bunch of hair care products after washing, sleep on it, and not brush my hair at all. On days where my hair is looking a little flat, I use the ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand which creates the most perfect wavy curls. But I wanted to try a product I could use to tame frizz, add volume, define curls, and give me a more natural wave and less of a "just got out of bed/obviously hasn't brushed her hair" vibe. So far, so good.

NIVEA Daily Essentials Sensitive 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water
I like keeping a bottle of micellar water on the bathroom shelf for no-fuss make-up removal, it's also useful for spot cleaning brushes, and for wiping over products and cleaning make-up storage. I've noticed very little difference between brands when it comes to micellar waters although this product is definitely one of the better ones I have tried.

Erno Laszlo White Marble Radiance Emulsion*
This "emulsion" is formulated to block melanin at cellular level, even out skin tone, lighten dark spots, protect against the sun and free radicals, and boost the skin's cell renewal cycle. I find these kinds of treatments promise a lot and rarely deliver noticeable effects. However, having said that, I find serums pleasant to use; the Erno Laszlo White Marble Radiance Emulsion has been a joy to use and within two days, I noticed my skin was softer, more even, and my complexion was brighter. I'm looking forward to seeing the effects of long term use.

Erno Laszlo Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil*
This cleansing oil is meant to "prepare the skin for effective cleansing" by dissolving make-up, trapped oils, and impurities. The Phelityl Pre-Cleansing Oil is quite thick in texture and leaves residue on the skin after using it, so it's most definitely a pre-cleanse only product. I've been using the Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil as the second cleanse and paired together they have worked really well. As with all skin care products, I like to test them out for at least a couple of weeks to really see what effect they have on my complexion in the long term.

Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum*
Another serum and this one promises a lot; Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum contains hyaluronic complexes, peptides and biotechnological technologies, to prevent moisture loss, promote renewal, plump skin, provide immediate and long-term rehydration, and improve visible skin health and skin age. It can also improve fine lines, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles. I've only tried this a couple of times before I switched to using White Marble so I can't honestly give a decent opinion on it right now but I'm looking forward to testing it out further.