Sunday, 25 July 2010

My Skin Care Routine

Hey Dolls

As an avid user of Liz Earle for a couple of years, I was quite upset when I realised that it just wasn't cutting it anymore. It has been a bit of a quest but I have finally found a routine that I'm happy with and after reading Jennie's recent skincare post thought I would share it with all of you. Being honest it's a bit of a mish mash of products...

Neutrogena Visibly Clear

2-in-1 Wash/Mask - I love a multiuse product! I've talked about this wash/mask before - it leaves skin feeling cleansed and supple. It smells...clean, I can't really think of a better way to describe it! I use this in the morning in the shower as my cleanser.

Blackhead Eliminating cleansing lotion - I've been using this as a toner twice daily though I was a little wary at first. It reminded me a little of Cliniques clarifying lotion with I hated (hello paint stripper) however this leaves my skin feeling tightened rather than dry. Just keep away from eyes!

Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub - I use this about three times a week rather than daily. The scrub delivers just the right amount exfoliation, it isn't too abrasive and I love how soft my skin feels afterwards. However, I think the scent is more toilet cleaner than grapefruit.

Lush Angels on Bare Skin

I use AOBS at night as it's much milder than the visibly clear products (I use a cheapy boots make up remover first and then AOBS). I love it - it has a lovely lavender scent and leaves my skin feeling so soft and glow-y. The main ingredients in AOBS are lavender oil, rose absolute,kaolin and almonds (which provide a nice, gentle exfoliation). The one drawback - it can be a bit of a kerfufle to use - you have to scoop some product out, make a paste and then wash your face, it can be a little messy. I would also say that AOBS isn't suitable to use on it's own for acne prone skin as it's a little too gentle, though I've found it's a nice, soothing compliment to the visibly clear products.

Good Things Face the Day Moisturiser

This is quite a new product to my skin care routine. It's from a new skincare range available in boots, developed by beauty writer Alice Hart-Davis. The reason it interested me is it's paraben, sulphate and mineral oil free - I think it's brilliant that there is now an affordable, accessible skin care range that is paraben free. The moisturiser contains 'superfruit extracts' in this case goji berry and papaya which makes this moisturiser smell DELICIOUS! The cream itself is really light and fresh and absorbs into the skin really quickly. I don't like using night creams so use this twice daily.

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avacado

I've been using this eye cream twice daily and have already noticed my eye area looking brighter and tighter. It's the thickest eye cream I've ever used which I actually really like, you have to work it in quite gently but thoroughly around the eye area. Although it is expensive you only need a tiny bit each time so I think it's worth it!

Lush Face Masks

I've already blogged about both Oatifix and Catastrophe Cosmetic so I won't talk too much about them. Oatifix is brilliant if my skin is feeling a little dry and catastrophe cosmetic if I'm mid-break out.

Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter

This lip butter is so beautiful - it has a really nice subtle scent, is so moisturising and provides a hint of colour that actually lasts...

I want to try the guava one next!

I hope this was helpful - if you have a any skincare recommendations or if you've tried any of these products I'd love to know!

Lots of Love


  1. i really want the grapefruit sctub, i love anything grapefruit! The wash/mask is the best thing for my skin when it's playing up, it really works

    and also that pomegrante lip butter looks gorgeous!


  2. Karleigh - When I was in boots it was 2 for £5 so you could get a back up of the wash and get the scrub ;)

    And I love the colour of the lip butter it's really subtle and loverly!! xx

  3. I got the grapefruit scrub and wash at Boots last week but I haven't tried it yet! I'm trying to be good and only open a new product when I've finished an old one! I keep sniffing them every now and again though because they smell so gorgeous! :)

    The guava lip butter sounds yummy!

  4. Yay, I love these kinds of posts! Although they always seem to make me lust after something new hehe.
    I'm definitely going to be checking out that skincare range in boots very soon, thank you so much for letting me know about it! That Korres lip butter looks beautiful! *Wants!*


  5. These products all sound fab - the grapefruit scrub sounds nice, I really like the facewash of it. That lip butter looks gorgeous, too :) x

  6. Ooh the lip butter is gorgeous on. My friend was raving about the pink grapefruit scrub so I may need to check that out! xo

  7. Ms Wedgie - ha ha I would fail at that, I get bored so quickly of products it's bad! I definitely think the guava one is next on my list!

    Jennie - It's a really big range so lots to choose from, I think there's 3 different moisturisers and a night cream for example - let me know what you think when you've seen it instore :D

    LilyLipstick - The scrub is really nice, you probably could use it daily as it's really non abrasive

    Emma - I keep applying it ever 15 minutes, it's going to be gone in no time! I think it's still 2 for £5 in boots and I read on another blog that the scrub itself is 2.99 rather than 3.99 in superdrug just now!

  8. I have been wanting to try those Korres lip butters since ages but they are pricey! looks great on you :)


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