In 2024 i am embarking on a journey of rebirth, renaissance and re-defining myself and i am doing this in all areas of my life. This month of February the theme of the month is ” GLOW UP” which can be physical, mental, lifestyle or beauty and i have been doing content around that on my channel that you can check through this link here.

Last week i shared bodycare products i have been trying in 2023 and would highly recommend, the list was long but i choose those that i truly love and would recommend you can check the blog here as well. Today we are diving into skincare/face care and i am sharing with you 4 new skincare products that i added to my skincare routine (morning and evening skincare routine) and i will give a very clear and deep review on each product.

This year i decided to invest hard in myself not only skincare because i believe if you look good you feel good so i added some fancy products in my lineup to test and see which ones work for me and which one caters to my skincare goal which is a healthy, glowing skin with minimal skin damage.

Disclaimer : there is no such thing as perfect skin, don’t let anybody fool you some people are blessed with beautiful non blemishes skin others with super texturized skin , others with acne and hyperpigmentation. Each skin is beautiful, unique and different on its own and while buying skincare products you just have to determine the goal you want to achieve with each product that you add in your skincare lineup also another thing to keep in mind is that you have to know your skin very well before u introduce any product in your routine this will avoid unnecessary reaction and by knowing your skin you should have a goal in mind on what you want to achieve while establishing a skincare routine.

If you are new to the skincare routine journey here is a guide from blog post i wrote in the past:

Now let’s dive in into the blog.


nivea rose care 3 in 1

As the skincare regime start with a cleanser I will start with the new cleanser i added in my routine. I normally double cleanse in the evening especially because of the whole day sweat and i rarely wear makeup so for me to be sure i removed all the dirt i double cleanse. My first cleanser is the garnier micellar water that i have been using for years, you can read more about this cleanser here.

I love garnier first of all because it is affordable and does the job for me when it comes to removing makeup even eye makeup and not damaging my skin i then go in with my nivea 3 in 1 rose care. I have added this product in my routine last week and to be honest with 1 week of use i love it, i know it is still early for the review but so far so good, i will do a proper review after 3 months of use.

Nivea rose care 3 in 1 review - styled by France

This product comes in a 150 ml cute bottle with a pink cover, it has a mild smell that give smooth , rose scent and i love the fact it can be fit in any bag which makes it travel friendly.

NIVEA Rose Care 3 in 1 Wash, Scrub and Mask deeply cleanses clogged pores and purifies skin without drying it out! The formula enriched with Mineral Clay, Hyaluronic acid and Organic Rose Water detoxifies and removes impurities to give skin a healthy glow, a skin that is visibly clearer and rejuvenated.

You can use this product in 3 ways:

  1. AS A FACE WASH : This nivea rose care can be used as a daily face wash by applying it gently to wet face and neck.
  2. AS A SCRUB : It contains small scrub particles by massaging it smoothly in upward circles focusing mostly on your forehead, nose and chin and then you rinse it off.
  3. AS FACE MASK : You can use this product as a face mask 2 to 3 times a week by applying it to dry clean skin, leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse it off.

All this to say it is a diverse product that can be used for different skin goal for only 8200 rwf ($6.44) got it from SIMBA SUPERMARKET , this product contains rose water, hyaluronic acid and mineral clay that are known to have different benefits for the skin.

Rose water

Rose water have different benefit for the skin including :

  • Hydration: Rose water is a natural moisturizer, helping to hydrate and revitalize the skin. It is particularly beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin, providing a boost of moisture without clogging pores.
  • Antioxidant Protection: Rose water is rich in antioxidants, which help to combat free radicals and protect the skin from environmental damage. This can help to prevent premature aging and keep the skin looking youthful and radiant.
  • Toning: Rose water acts as a natural astringent, helping to tone and tighten the skin. It can help to minimize the appearance of pores and improve overall skin texture.


Hyaluronic acid is known for :

  • Skin hydration : It has the capacity to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which means it can deeply penetrate the skin and attract moisture, helping to keep it plump, supple, and well-hydrated.
  • Anti-Aging: Hyaluronic acid plays a crucial role in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. As we age, our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases, leading to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. By replenishing hyaluronic acid levels topically, skincare products containing this ingredient can help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and promote a more youthful complexion.
  • Skin Barrier Support: Hyaluronic acid helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier function, which is essential for protecting against environmental stressors, pollutants, and other harmful agents. By fortifying the skin barrier, hyaluronic acid helps to lock in moisture and prevent moisture loss, resulting in healthier, more resilient skin.
  • Soothing and Calming: Hyaluronic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent ingredient for soothing and calming irritated or sensitive skin. Whether you’re dealing with redness, inflammation, or discomfort, hyaluronic acid can help to alleviate these symptoms and promote a more comfortable complexion.


Mineral clay is known for :

  1. Exfoliation: Clay particles have a gentle exfoliating effect on the skin, helping to slough off dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. This can result in smoother, softer, and brighter-looking skin.
  2. Oil Control: For individuals with oily or combination skin, mineral clay can help to regulate sebum production and minimize shine. By absorbing excess oil from the skin’s surface, clay masks and treatments can mattify the complexion and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
  3. Detoxification: Mineral clay has detoxifying properties that help to purify the skin and remove environmental pollutants and toxins. This can help to prevent premature aging and maintain a healthy, radiant complexion.

I am glad i purchased this product and added it to my everyday routine (morning and evening) and i am pretty sure it will add a lot to my skin care journey.


agrado facial toner - styled by france

Talking about upgrade this is a major upgrade in my skincare routine, i finally got myself a toner a very affrodable toner that does the job for me and this is also the second step of your routine.

The toner is meant to prepare your skin for your moisturizer by minimizing gaps between skin cells. This can help reduce pore sizes and make it harder for dirt and oil to become stuck. Which creates blemishes and acne, It also leaves you with a cleaner and healthier skin tone, it can help to balance, refresh, and prepare the skin for optimal health and efficacy of subsequent products. Whether you choose a hydrating, exfoliating, or soothing formula, toner can be a valuable step in achieving radiant, healthy-looking skin.

Let me tell you the moment i started using this facial toner from AGRADO that i got from Simba at only 3300 rwf ($2.59) got it from SIMBA SUPERMARKET, my skin has been feeling more hydrated and moisturized i also realized that during the application it also remove other impurities that may be left out after using a cleanser if it is something you noticed let me know in the comment section.

This toner is also suitable for all skin types and you must apply it using a cotton pad all over your face and neck use it morning and evening a key tip here is that you have to let it set in your skin before you apply any other products ( let it dry out) that is how you get the full effect and if you are planning to add a new product to your routine this should be your first to go to.


The third product i added to my routine is moisturizing day cream from Nivea and this one is also from the rose care line, i have been using it for a week as a well and i will give you a review in a short period.

Wow ! Look at me now having a day and night cream. Insane ! I was inspired to use the nivea products after seeing Kenyan creators talking about it and i am really open to have an amazing experience with these products.

The nivea rose care moisturizing gel cream is also made with organic rose water and hyaluronic acid it gives 48h moisture (which you should not rely on because you have to do your night skincare routine) and it instantly refreshes and hydrate your skin and it comes in a 50% recycled jar for onyl 9800 rwf ($7.70).

Mt first impression on this product is that it gives you a very refreshing effect, it is very light on your skin which i love and it didn’t irritate my skin.


Another holy grail product i added to my skincare routine is the amazing LANBENA skincare gel that helps smoothen the skin and improve uneven marks ( a gift from Issie). I love this product and if it finishes i don’t know what i am going to do with my life.

This products helped me a lot with blemishes and scars i had on my face, you can use it more than 2 times a day which means it suitable for your morning and skincare routine and i prefer to use it in the evening after my toner since i have my day cream. Babe i have been using this product for a month and i highly recommend it.

It comes in a 30g container and it is has a really light formula that doesn’t feel heavy on your skin and i am in love, it has been helping me with scars and i would highly recommend, the price ranges from $19-$25.


The last product i am going to share with you in this blog is the amazing derma cream soap from Dalan. Before i upgraded to Nivea 3 in 1 i used to use this soap from dalan and it has been really helping me a lot, i use it on my face and overall body and it does moisturize your skin and really remove impurities.

I went for this soap because the black soap i used to use started to become very expensive and wasn’t on the market as it used to, i want to try another alternative in case the black soap wasn’t there i normally go for dove soaps but they are also hard to find recently so i went for this soap randomly and since then i never looked back.

It is made of natural cleanser comes in 100gr and you can find it at SIMBA SUPERMARKET for only 1100 rwf ($0.86), it cleanses your skin, not very harsh on your skin and doesn’t leave your skin dry instead your skin feels moisturized. Highly recommend if you want to start slow with your routine plus this soap can be beneficial for both facial and body care.

Those are my new addition to the skincare routine, make sure to share yours in the comment section.

Remember grow up and glow up 2024 we are becoming the best version of ourselves. See you in another blog.xoxo

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