Monday, 4 January 2016

Recent Skincare Faves

When skin goes through that bad phase, it seems as though it will never go back to being right again. My skin can often go through a period where it becomes super dry and flaky, and whatever I apply leaves me with a stinging sensation on my face - highly unpleasant I know. Whenever my skin is going through the 'bad phase' I try and make sure my skin care routine is up to date and I am taking extra care of my skin (because often I do get pretty lazy when it comes to skin care). Hence I like to pull out some trusty favourites which I know works for my skin and some new favourites which my skin seems to have fallen in love with. Here are some products which have helped get my skin get back to normality....

Dermalogica skin smoothing cream
If I had to choose one moisturiser that I can one hundred percent rely on, it would be this one - the Dermalogica skin smoothing cream. Its a medium weight cream which leaves your skin feeling so soft that it leaves you wanting to feel your face all day! It doesn't leave your face greasy, and it hydrates your face throughout a full day. I love using this with my dermalogica multi active toner - together they are an amazing combo for the skin. Although it is quite pricey it is definitely worth it.

Origins clean energy gentle cleansing oil 
If you've read one of our previous posts on the best makeup remover for us, then you'd know we are pretty big fans of oil based cleansers which seem to work best when removing makeup efficiently. A new oil cleanser which we thought we'd give a try is the origins clean energy gentle cleansing oil. This is more affordable to the original one I use (read more) and seems to remove my makeup just as well. I'm still not sure whether I can say its better than the the one I use now, as I still need to give it a few more tries. However I have high hopes for this one and it has helped clean out any oil and dirt from my skin whilst still being gentle on the skin at the same time.

Garnier micellar water
Ever since I've heard or seen of Bioderma either on a blog post or a youtube video, I've been wanting to get my hands on it. As it isn't so readily available in the UK, it is a tough one to get your hands on. However rumour had it that the garner micellar water was just as good as bioderma and at a much affordable price, so I simply had to give it a go! I have to say I didn't think I would like this product but I've already gone in for a repurchase. It isn't drying on the skin and after using my oil cleanser I go over with the cleansing water which seems to get rid of any last bit of residue left over on my face giving a proper good clean. Also I like to use it in the mornings when I skip using my regular cleanser and use the micellar water just to refresh my skin and wipe off any excess.

Dermalogica daily microfoliant
I've always found exfoliators to be pretty harsh on the skin and some have caused me to break out more and leads to drying out my skin really badly. This exfoliator however is the most gentle exfoliant I have come across, It is so fine that it is in the form of a powder which gently removes dry flaky skin, leaving skin feeling so soft and smooth. Although it can be used daily I prefer to use it once a week and its really helped my skin recover from the dry flakiness. I only have samples of it and need to purchase the full size asap!

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  1. I love oil based cleansers, they're so quick and easy for taking off your make-up! xx

    1. Me too! They are much more nourishing for the skin too. Thanks for reading:)

  2. i freaking love the micellar water, it helps my skin so much and really does work as well as the bioderma one ;)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥