Skincare For The Shopping List #1

12.4.15

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I'm a gal who likes to switch my skincare up frequently. I have friends who would never stray away from their holy grail products in fear of a break out or bad reaction, but I always think skin can have more of a glow, look smoother and so on.

As someone with combination skin (aka what I feel I've been gifted as revenge for something evil I did in a previous life), I feel trying a wide range of products is the only way to cater for all its different needs - HOW is it possible to sometimes have the oiliest T-Zone in existence while powder still clings to dryness on the ol' five-finger forehead?! Answers on a postcard/tweet plz.

I've raved about the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser in a previous post here but I've got to give it another shout out - it's like the gift that keeps on giving. As you can see, it is on its last legs but this is the same tube I purchased over the Christmas period and I've used it pretty much every day, sometimes twice a day. Immaterial of your budget, I think this fo'sho warrants the price tag in terms of cost per use!

I picked up the La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Milk in Boots while on my inevitable payday sprint around Boots, where I act like I'm a contestant on Supermarket Sweep (god I miss that show). It is so nourishing, leaving your skin feeling cleansed and moisturised - I would definitely repurchase!

Other skincare I've been loving...

Garnier Micellar Water for Combination & Sensitive Skin - We will always love and adore the cult favourite Bioderma but while we can't whisk ourselves away to Paris to get our grubby mitts on a bottle, this micellar water does the trick just nicely. It doesn't quite trump L'Oreal's version for me in terms of its eye make up removal powers, but it is still a good'un.

Elemis Ultra Nourishing Night Cream - I'm still working my way through the trillions of generous-sized samples I got in my Selfridges Beauty Calendar and this is quite the humdinger. It aids that coveted baby's bottom softness (just me?) but at £42 a pop for the full size, I will be making this last the best I can.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream - A really nice, hydrating and light consistency eye cream that comes in the most convenient packaging for travelling. Not much more to say!

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads - These pre-soaked pads are like a ten second facial. One swipe over your face leaves skin feeling seriously fresh and rejuvenated as if you have given it a good scrub. A definite recommendation for oily to combination skin but I would probably say give these a miss if your skin is quite sensitive. While I'm here, top tip - give the face mask counterpart of this range a wide berth. I had the worst reaction I've ever had to a skincare product, instantly coming up in red blotches and I felt like I had dipped my face in lava - hot!

This turned out to be quite the beast of a post eh?! I'm thinking of turning this post into a little series and would love to hear your skincare recommendations in the comments below!

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  1. Girl the la roche posay cleanser- good for me? Also do you just use this in morn? x

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    1. Yep for sure, so good at clearing impurities and I think it would do something for every skin type!

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  2. I want to try the Garnier cleansing water, never got on with Bioderma but at least Garnier is less expensive!

    Ella xx

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    1. Thanks Ella! Worth a trip to Boots for! The L'Oreal one is slightly better though I would say if you were choosing between the two! x

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