Saturday, 2 April 2016

My Skincare Essentials

When it comes to skincare, I'm not the best at knowing what I should and shouldn't do. To be honest its taken a long time for me to get an actual routine and stick to it; but now I have everything under control (kind of), I find my skin looks clearer and in generally better condition. These products work for me, but as everyone has different skin types, they wont suit everyone. However, I absolutely love how well these products work for me! 


This stuff is AMAZING! previously I had been using makeup wipes to cleanse and remove my makeup, but they're not the best thing for your face. After my friend recommended Micellar water, it has changed my life! It says its supposed to "remove makeup, soothe and hydrate the face, eye area, and lips, in 1 step without rinsing."  which I thought was a lot to live up to. However, it does the job perfectly. I use this with a cotton pad and wipe all over my face and eyes; it gets rid f my makeup so easily and doesn't dry out my face.

I came across this product when I received it as a free sample in a magazine. When I tried it out, I was a little skeptical, as face masks normally cause me to go red and blotchy. However after I tried this, I knew I'd be buying more of this in the future. I found the product to be gentle on my face but strong enough to do the job! Its "designed to cleanse, exfoliate and brighten skin."  which it does, and all the ingredients are all natural (98% apparently) making it even better.

Clinique is a little pricey, but by god does it work. I would never normally buy Clinique; being scared off by the price. However, after receiving these products as a Christmas present, I know why people love it.
On the left is the"clarifying lotion" which "de-flakes to reveal clearer skin." I only use this product twice a week at the most, but it is the game changer when you put on makeup. It seriously smooths out your skin making putting on moisturiser and makeup so much easier!
The product in the middle is the new "Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush." When used in combination with the face soap it helps exfoliate and clean deep within the pores. I use this once or twice a week and I find it has helped to clear up my skin so much.
The product on the end is the"liquid facial soap" which is perfect for my skin. I have dry-combination skin and often find products that help my dry areas make the oily areas worse. This product is "for the needs of skin dry in the cheeks, comfortable to oily in the t zone."  Which matches my skin type perfectly.  


Witch Hazel naturally cleanses, tones and soothes. With this product it does all of this, whilst reducing the appearance of spots and helps prevent future breakouts. When I found out about the properties of Witch Hazel I was excited to try it out. This product helps as a quick and foolproof way to control those pesky spots. 

This is an old favorite of mine. I have been purchasing this product and others from the Therapeutics range for a few years now and they are AMAZING! This product in particular is a wonder serum for spots. All you do is apply a tiny amount onto the spot and like magic its gone within a day! The redness and swelling of the spot reduces in a few hours, I find, but the actual spot will clear up within a day, or if you apply this before bed it will clear overnight! I swear by this product and urge anyone who suffers from bad spots/acne to get this!


The "dramatically different moisturising lotion+" by Clinique is a really effective moisturiser for very dry to dry combination skin. Since I started using this I have found my makeup is going on a lot better. The texture is rather thick but it doesn't feel heavy when soaking into the skin, but if you don't like thick moisturisers then I would definitely stay away from this product.

Overall, these products work for me and its taken a while for me to be happy with my skincare products. If you have anything you think is worth recommending feel free to leave a comment, or likewise if you decide to try any of these products out yourself.

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