Lesser Spoken About Skin Care Brands

Like most, I am a creature of habit and again like most I tend to purchase what is convenient i.e what you can easily find on the high street. Does that sound familiar? I bet it does. Well today I want to share five lesser known skin care brands and why I rate them...

Lush Cosmetics - Admit it other than the Lush face masks which are a personal favourite of mine, the majority of us pop into Lush and get side tracked by the bath bombs and general bath treats? Yeah me too but next time your are in store, pop over to the skin care section and try out a few of their products. I personally swear by Lush Ultrabland Cleanser which is a great alternative to Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Another product I fully recommend is the brands mist on toners, they are so gentle, well priced and last forever. Oh and the vast majority of Lush skin care is under £10. Well worth checking out if you ask me.

Boots Botanicals - Maybe not lesser known as such but most likely a brand we have all overlooked? Well I truly think it is up there with Boots No.7 brand especially if you like skin oils and balm cleansers. Again it is a really well priced line and often on offer - Boots famous 3 for 2 offers can not be beaten. My person hero items from Boots Botanicals are the Boots Botanics Organic Facial Oil - a great evening oil to restore dried out skin without being greasy and of course the Botanics 97% Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm. This was the first cleansing balm I ever used and still rate it rather highly, it is gentle and cleanses efficiently without costing the earth!

Soap and Glory Skin Care - This is the brand I am most guilty of forgetting that they have a stellar skin care line up as well as make-up, bath and body products and a onesie for the upcoming festive season. Basically you name it Soap and Glory do it. I rather enjoy Soap and Glory's cleansers and face masks, they tend to really remove the gunk (what a beautiful, technical term) from my pores with such ease. Again a great brand to stock up on when in Boots - hello Advantage Points and again the sale promotions.

Oskia - One of my more pricey suggestions but one brand worth every penny. I have spoken countless times about the Oskia Renaissance Cleasing Gel and would deem it to be my holy grail cleanser. Well only if you twisted my arm as I do like a lot and I mean a lot of cleansers. Oskia is brand that relies on both science, bio-available vitamins and fruit enzymes to create unique formulations, the majority of which brighten and renew. I have fairly sensitive skin and have never reacted adversely. As mentioned this is a slightly more pricey brand but a little goes a long, long way. I have only bought two bottles of the Oskia Renaissance Cleasing Gel in the last year and I use it daily, sometimes twice a day.

Yonka - Hands up who has used Yonka Pamplemousse? My guess is quite a few? As great as such moisturiser is, there is so much more to the brand which happens to be one of the lesser spoken about French skin care brands. Each item (in my opinion) within the range does more than your typical skin care product. For example the face scrub doesn't just exfoliate but can double up as deep cleansing mask, the moisturisers all re-balance the skin and generally live up to the French skin care hype.

Who would you add to this list?