8 Highly Recommended Skincare Products
After sharing 8 of my most highly recommend beauty products it only felt right to share a skincare round up. When reading about skincare it's always important to remember that what works for that person might have the complete adverse effect on your skin. So be sure to take everything with a pinch of salt.
LIZ EARLE CLEANSE & POLISH: There are so many cleansers on the market that I absolutely adore. But if I had to suggest just one for people to try it would be the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. No matter what condition my skin has been in this has worked and never let me down. It's a soft creamy formulation that feels kind and comforting when applied to the skin providing nourishment without being too overpowering. I've also found it to work beautifully on blemish prone skin and help calm down any active breakouts. It can be used as either an overall cleanse or to remove makeup. Some people don't like this cleanser at all but I think it's beautiful and is at a reasonable price point for a great skincare item.
NIVEA SENSITIVE CARING MICELLAR WATER: Although I will always use a balm, cream or oil cleanser to give my skin a 'real' cleanse. To remove the main bulk of makeup I always reach for a micellar water and they're now an item that you can find in any high street brands skincare line. Out of all the ones that I've tried my favourite has to be from Nivea. It's incredibly gentle on the skin but it still removes makeup with ease, even stubborn eye makeup. Something important to note about these waters is that they're not the only thing you should be cleansing your skin with as they'll never do the job thoroughly enough. However as a makeup remover, they're absolutely perfect.
CLARINS EXFOLIATING TONER: Chemical exfoliants have been a solid part of my routine for a long time and they've made a huge difference in the condition of my skin. If I had to suggest just one for people to start with it then it would have to be this cult classic from Clarins. It's so gentle on the skin as it contains a lower dose of 3 acids compared to the likes of the Pixi Glow Tonic [which I also adore] so it's a lot more gentle. Although I enjoy a manual exfoliant every now and again I don't think a chemical can be beaten in terms of what it can do for the condition of your complexion and the way that they can tackle breakouts and scarring in the skin.
LIZ EARLE INSTANT BOOST SKIN TONIC*: Toner is a marmite product in the skincare world and you're either a lover of them or not. I personally am as I love the way that they prepare my skin for other steps in my routine. The Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic does a lot more than just a fancy rose infused water. I find it perfect for calming, hydrating and balancing the complexion so it makes a great base for other products. If used on none makeup wearing days it's great for refreshing and calming down the complexion so a great product in the summer months. Hydrating toners aren't a necessary step for a skincare routine but it's one that I thoroughly enjoy and do notice a difference from.
LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR DUO [+]*: If you've ever read any other of my skincare posts than this product will not come as a surprise to anyone. This cult item from French pharmacy brand La Roche Posay has been the biggest game changer in my skincare routine. Over the years, it's completely changed the condition of my complexion and has helped me with a number of ailments. In the UK, it's an unclogging and corrective treatment that helps to diminish the appearance of scarring. In other countries, it's more of a spot fighting product so it's important not to get it confused with something else. You need to use this for a few months to really see a difference but if it's something that works for you then it's an incredible product. However, it doesn't work for everyone and can have a horrible adverse effect.
CLINIQUE TURNAROUND REVITALISING OIL: There are so many oils in the skincare world so it can be a tough area to wade through. And if you're an oily girl they can be absolutely terrifying to apply to the skin. Out of all the oils that I've had the pleasure of applying on my complexion, this is my favourite. It's a dry oil which means the skin never feels greasy or weighed down. The revitalising properties make light work of smoothing out the complexion and helping diminish any scarring left over from breakouts and speeding along the healing process of anything that's active. As well as keeping on top of any hydration issues. It's an oil that doesn't have a ridiculous price tag which is great as it's such a beautiful product to have in your skincare routine.
JURLIQUE CANDULA SOOTHING MOISTURISING CREAM: There are a lot of moisturisers that I love but this one from Jurlique goes the extra mile as it tackles redness like nothing else I've ever used. Which is understandable as I don't think it's an easy ailment to deal with. Not only does it help to eliminate redness in the skin it also hydrates and smoothes out any troublesome areas. If you've got particularly problematic skin then this entire line is something I'd recommend looking into. As anything that can help extinguish the redness makes dealing with breakouts so much easier.
PESTLE & MORTAR HYDRATE MOISTURISER*: If you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin anything from Pestle & Mortar is a safe bet. They're the creators of the best hyaluronic acid serum I've ever used and their moisturiser contains a huge boost of that dreamy ingredient but also has it's own unique moisturising properties too. So if you don't want to have to buy two separate products than this a great product to go for. What draws me to Pestle & Mortar products is that they're incredibly hydrating whilst still feeling lightweight and fresh on the skin and they don't take an eternity to sink in.