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I've always wanted to try out a local skincare brand, and so when I heard about Alexiares & Ani I knew I wanted to try some stuff. They very kindly sent me some products to try out, so I thought I'd share my thoughts on them with you. It is a Singapore based brand, so any of you not living here, you sadly won't be able to get their products, but hopefully some of my Singaporean readers will find this helpful. It uses no nasty ingredients and the website can be found here.

The Temptress - Vitamin Cleansing Lotion* // S$52
This is a really gentle lotion that really cleanses and moisturises the face. Although it does remove both face and eye makeup, I like using this after to inject that little bit more moisture into my skin, whilst making sure all the leftover gunk get's taken off. It contains a ton of different vitamins, which means it won't affect the skin, but benefit it. It worked amazingly on my dry patches so I'd highly recommend this to anyone with dry skin, but if you have oily skin it might not work too well. (Though I might suggest the Cleansing Gel, which is aimed at combination/oily skin.)

The Tempest - Antioxidant Toner/Mist* // S$52
I'm a huge fan of spray toners like the Lush one so I was very intrigued to try this. Because it is a mist it feels a lot lighter than a normal spray. It's meant to work great against pollution so it's ideal for a city like Singapore. It felt really fresh and cooling too, but I wasn't the biggest fan of the scent, and if something is going on your face (ie. near the nasal area) I would prefer it to smell good or not have a scent at all. However, it doesn't contain synthetic fragrances, so it's probably a mixture of all the good stuff like lavender, rosemary, lemon and natural white tea extracts, so you may like it.

The Deity - Mattifying Sunscreen* // S$39
Sunscreen is so important, whether you're living in a hot country like Singapore and if you're living in somewhere colder like the UK. But, understandably, no one likes the greasy look after you've applied it, and so when I saw this I knew I'd get a lot of use out of it. It's really moisturising and feels really light on the skin once applied, and of course, mattifies. It works great under makeup as well, and has definitely become an everyday staple for me.

The Luminary - Vitamin Clay Masque* // S$68
You know it's fancy when Mask is spelled with a q. This is a clay mask that balances the skin and helps to eliminate breakouts and redness and leaves your face looking a little more glowy and healthy. It smells amazing and doesn't dry my skin out like some clay masks. I've only used it twice, but I've definitely seen a little improvement in my skin looking a bit healthier. Will report more on this!

As you can probably tell, I was pretty impressed by these. Despite the scent of the toner, they all did what they said they would, and I'd definitely recommend the brand.

Zazie x
*PR Sample