Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Skincare Essentials

I really enjoy reading about skincare. As much as I love my make up, I'm always very interested in new skincare products and ways of making my skin better. Because at the end of the day, the clearer my skin, the less make up I wear!

I thought I'd write my own post on my skincare essentials because some products really do deserve the attention....

Tea Tree Oil
My miracle worker! My advice is to buy pre-blended oil, like Superdrug's own Blended Tea Tree Oil. It's more cost effective to buy pure tea tree and dilute it yourself but who can be bothered! This way I can just dab a small amount straight on to any blemishes before bed and in the morning they are much smaller and any redness is reduced.

Simple Moisturiser
I've been using this moisturiser for years now and I love it. The light hydrating one is best for my slightly oily skin as it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. It creates a great base before make up and feeds my skin all the moisture it needs. Its perfect for sensitive skins as it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2in1 Face Wash and Mask
I first bought this product about 3 years ago - and apart from occasionally switching to higher end products (see below) I always find myself going back to this. Its creamy soft texture glides on and leaves my skin feeling much smoother. It has definitely improved my skin in terms of spots. If I use this regularly I don't have half as many breakouts and it helps to get rid of any blemishes I do have.
I wish I used the mask more often than I do but I find the wash to be effective enough on its own.

Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser 
A lovely cleanser for when I can afford it and an all round favourite it seems. It's something I treat myself (and my skin) to and feels like a very posh spa treatment every time I use it! I can't say its quite as good as controlling breakouts as the Visibly Clear but it evens skin tone and makes my skin super smoooooth afterwards.

Do you guys have any miracle products you couldn't live without?


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  1. i go simple with my skin care. i use philosophy skin care...

    i use the purity made simple one step facial cleanser and then round everything up with a moisturizer. i use hope in a jar with spf 25.

    i wouldn't be able to live without them!! they're simply the best and work well with my sensitive skin!!

    allister bee blog

  2. I currently use BodyShops Vitamin E range for my skincare. But Im always looking out for new products to try. One day I will delve into some Liz Earle products as I dont think Ive ever seen a bad review!


  3. I've used Simple moisturiser for years too, it's great and so cheap!
    I've heard so many good reviews of the Liz Earle skincare products, will definitely have to check them out some time!

  4. I love reading about skincare as well :) I'm loving Lush's Tea Tree Water because it has the scent of tea tree but not in an overpowering obnoxious way. I've heard a lot of good things about the Neutrogena wash/mask so I might try that out someday.

    Just want to say that I stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE it :) Please keep up the great work!


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