I recently realised I hadn’t done any kind of Skincare update in quite awhile – My skin tends to change season to season, as do many others’! I don’t obviously use everything every single day, but this is everything I’m using on my skin right now.
In terms of Body, I keep my Lush bathbombs and bubble bars in the Lisa T for Target Basket to the left, which sits on the ledge of my bath. Technically it’s skincare, so it stays! I bought up big at the Boxing Day Sale, plus I already had a few items before this. We’ve only fairly recently moved into a house with a bathtub so I finally have a use for bath stuff from Lush!
I keep a few Masks on the go (featured above), and a few I’m not currently using but have in my collection. Currently, I’m using the Sephora Mud Mask I picked up in Singapore (Featured in a haul here), and the Swisse Manuka Honey Mask which are both ‘dupes’ for the Glam Glow Super Mud Mask. The Swisse mask is more of a smooth mask, not very exfoliating but does dry out your oily skin parts. I’m not really sure if it really brings your blackheads to the surface like the Glam Glow mask, it at least doesn’t to the same extent. The Sephora Mud Mask is more of an exfoliating mud mask. You use it the same way at first to the Swisse one, in that you apply it, wait for it to dry over your ‘regular’ skin and stay wet on your oily areas. Once it’s dried and you’re taking it off, you can massage it into your skin for an exfoliating effect. The Sephora mask is made of Zinc and Copper and supposed to extract blackheads and other ‘impurities’. Not totally sure this works, but it definitely feels refreshing.
It may not look like it, but you actually receive more in the Swisse mask (70g) than the Sephora Mask (60g)! Ahh, the illusions of packaging.
Currently my main wash is the Rosehip Plus Organise Daily Cream Cleanser* which is the first cream cleanser I’ve ever owned! It contains Jojoba and Sea Buckthorn and just generally, feels soothing on my face! My skin is combination, more oily in Summer and more dry and flaky in Winter so I think a cream cleanser will be perfect when my skin starts feeling like it’s drying up! It lathers really nicely, and the scent is a standard rosehip smell. A little bit goes a long way with this cleanser, and I’m glad to have it in my collection.
My main exfoliating wash is the Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash (…Maybe this should be above?) which I bought in America last year when my skin was flaky overseas. I love this wash and I’ve been using it most days since I bought it, and it’s still going! One thing I hate about this wash is the scent – I can’t describe it but it’s just more of a face wash scent than a nicely added scent. I feel like this about a lot of Philosophy’s range but they’re still one of my favourite skin care ranges! Some of the exfoliation from this mask isn’t as good as it once was, and I put this down to it being old, but I will definitely repurchase.
I’ve been a big fan of Rose Hip Oil since my mum gave me a small sample in Winter last year when my skin was flaking off. It was honestly, the only thing that made my skin show a real difference and I still like to use it from time to time outside of Winter. I was thrilled when Rosehip Plus asked if I’d like to try out theirs, as well as the cleanser above, because I’ve had such good results and recommend it to everybody. I’ve recently included this in my March Favourites, and will continue to use it (it lasts ages – you only need a few drops!).
Currently I use the Clinique ‘All About Eyes Rich’ eye cream, which I received in a skincare package when I visited the Estee Lauder Corporate Store last year. It’s taking me quite a while to use up but I’m determined to get through it! It’s not my favourite eye cream, being a bit greasy, but I’m making a point to use more beauty items I own through sets that I may not have purchased the set for. I prefer my Philosophy one a bit more, which I’ll use once I finish this one. To be honest, the packaging sucks. I mean, it’s great that you can get every single bit of product out of the jar, but you also have to stick your fingers or a brush in to get any product out – not the best when trying to grow your nails!
Another Clinique item I’m using is my Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion which I also picked up on my Mecca/EL Corporate Store Haul. I picked this mini tube up at the same time I picked up a mini jar of the Kate Somerville Nourish Moisturiser, in the hope it would help my dry skin. To be honest, I used it once and didn’t enjoy the smell, and forgot about it – using my KS moisturiser instead. Once I finished my Kate moisturiser, I moved on to the Philosophy one, until our trip to Singapore in January when I needed a travel size moisturiser. I have been using this Clinique one ever since. I still don’t love the smell, but I love the tube and it actually makes for a really nice Summer moisturiser since it’s quite thin, before applying makeup. I’m almost out of this one and then I’ll have to suck it up and repurchase a full size Philosophy Hope in the Jar.
The La Roche-Posay Serozinc* was another recent delivery. It has such a nice refreshing mist inside it’s ridiculous. I think of this as one of those silly luxury purchased you never knew you needed until you had it! This baby refreshed my skin, while also mattifying it, in the best spray bottle to walk the earth. I honestly might decant my setting sprays into this, it’s that good. You get an even spray of the hydrating spray mist, and while I definitely wouldn’t want to mistake this for a setting spray, it’s lovely to use right after Micellar water of an evening.
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore strips are something I’ve repurchased quite a few times, and I even have backups from the last skin care sale at Priceline! There’s something scarily satisfying about using one of these babies right after using a pore cleansing mask like the Swisse or Sephora above. I could stare at these for ages! I really want to try out the different shaped ones for odd places like your chin.
What are your current skincare saviours?