Yesterday I chatted about four products which have been added to my daily skincare routine and why they have made an impact. Today I will be showing you five more items that I’ve been consistantly using over the course of the last few weeks. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m in a really good place with my skin at the moment and I think that the different products that I have been using have really helped combatting the dryness and dehydration and the odd blemish that I have been getting. Regardless of which products I use, I will always stick to my routine of cleansing and toning, serum or oil and a moisturiser as I find that this works well on my skin. Let’s take a closer look at what I have been using.
I have several different moisturisers on the go, and I use different ones for different things. For example; I like to use GinZing before I go to work, and I like to use something like 1001 Remedies Soin Millenaire cream after I’ve been to work as the richness of the cream works perfectly on dried out skin. Made from ingredients that are heavily used in Japanese medicines, the cream works to rejuvenate the skin and add plumpness whilst leaving it looking glowing. Maitake, Prickly Pear seed oil and carrot are the key ingredients within the cream. When I first applied it, it made my skin feel all tingly like I was having a reaction but it soon settled down into a cooling sensation. It’s such a great cream and really helps bring my skin back to life post flight.
I’ve never really got into Lush like most other beauty bloggers, and although I have tried a few bubble bars and bath bombs, I can’t say I’m an obsessive fan like most. When I was going through a bit of skin trauma, somebody recommended Lush Grease Lightening to me to help with the little spots that I had been getting. It’s better to use it as a preventative to spots rather than a cure and when I have been feeling a little Mount Vesuvious has been about to erupt, I’ve covered it with this powerful combination of rosemary, thyme, tea tree and witch hazel to stop it before it blows. It’s a really effective product and I’ve been blown away by how quickly it makes spots disappear. So, although I may not be a bath bomb lover, the Lush skincare is definitely where it is at.
There’s no need for me to explain just how much I love Charlotte Tilbury and as a huge hoarder of her make up collection, it was only right that I expanded into her skincare range. Although The Magic Cream is really not for me, I am absolutely crushing on the Goddess Clay Mask. After a mini makeover in which Juan used the Goddess Clay Mask before applying my make up, I was amazed at how soft and smooth it left my skin and that it can be used as a mini morning pick me up to eradicate dull skin. Usually with a clay mask, I find that my skin is prone to outbreaks of spots however the ingredients within the mask work to soothe and soften whilst regenerating skin. It’s not like any other clay mask I have tried and I love it.
There’s two types of toners that I use. One being a hydrating toner for refreshing the skin and putting moisture back in, and the other is an exfoliating toner for resurfacing skin tones and helping with breakouts. I’ve been using Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant lately as the salicylic acid has been really helping with penetrating deep down into my pores to help clear them out and reduce spots. For an acid toner, Paula’s Choice is surprisingly gentle and doesn’t leave skin feeling tight, red or dry. My skin has hardly had any breakouts and the roughness of the texture of the skin on my nose has been drastically reduced. It’s been a great find and I will definitely be repurchasing.
The last product is from a local akincare brand – Botanicals Boutique based in Manchester. They first contacted me a while ago and sent me the Nourishing Skin Rejuvenator. Botanicals Boutique only have an Instagram page and they haven’t been active on it for a while so I am hoping that I see more from them as the skin rejuvenator is really impressive. A very light facial oil, my only downside is that I wished the oil came in a pipette or pump bottle.Its incredibly lightweight, and can be used both morning and night however I like to use a small amount in the morning underneath my moisturiser. It has that wonderful natural scent to it and gives skin that oomph that it needs in the morning to look more awake and hydrated. I also find that it is a brilliant oil to massage into your neck. The amount of times I forget to moisturise my neck is bad, so the oil has a lot more effectiveness for me.
I’d love to know what skincare you have been using lately, and if you have any can’t live without products?
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