Nivea Fragrance Free Cleansing Wipes: I use one of these wipes every night to remove my makeup before properly cleaning my face. I was using Cetaphil for this purpose for the longest time, but I’ve switched back to these for now.
Clarisonic Mia: I was sent this by the lovely folk at Ry to try out and I am absolutely in l-o-v-e with this little contraption. I’ll be posting a full review of it soon so stay tuned.
Paula’s Choice Hydralight One Step Face Cleanser: I have to give a massive shout out to Beatideas for putting me on to the Paula’s Choice range of products, because this stuff has done wonders for my skin already. I love this cleanser, it’s very gentle on my skin, leaves me with no redness, and somehow managed to help keep all hormonal spots at bay this month. Success.
Paula’s Choice Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner: I’m never really sure what toners do (I mean, I think know what they’re technically supposed to do for the skin) so I usually judge them on how they leave my skin feeling, and this one leaves my face feeling soft and refreshed and hydrated.
Paula’s Choice Hydralight Moisture Infusing Lotion: This is the perfect daytime moisturiser for me, it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or oily. The only thing I don’t like about it is the smell, which is like a mix between cucumber and a dead body.
Kosmea Organic Rose Hip Oil: Ah, my old faithful. This remains one of my all-time favourite skin care products. I use it 2-3 times a week as a nighttime serum underneath whichever moisturiser I’m using at the time. I know this isn’t for everyone but it always leaves my skin soft and glowy the next day and I love it.
Origins Ginzing Eye Cream: I love this eye cream. It’s nice and thick but sinks into my skin really quickly so I can use it both at night and in the mornings without having to worry about it sitting on my skin for too long. I’m not a huge fan of the open pot packaging. I feel like I might be becoming a bit of a Howard Hughes when it comes to bacteria and germs in general.
Honorable mentions: I’ve been incorporating a few other products into my routine, but am not 100% sure of them yet which is why I haven’t mentioned them in detail. They are: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner, Paula’s Choice Moisture Boose Hydrating Treatment Cream and Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid.
Note: You can see the details of my previous skin care routine here
Bloom Lip Tint in Stain – I love this lipstick. The colour is lovely (described as a melon sheen on the Bloom website) it smells amazing and is sheer enough to show some colour on my lips without feeling too overwhelming for daytime wear.
Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturiser – I’m so glad I picked this up on a whim. It’s one of the best facial moisturizers I’ve ever used.
NYX HD Studio Grinding Blush in Georgia Peach – I bought this ages ago but embarrassingly only used it for the first time last month. It’s a gorgeous blush, long lasting and a beautiful pinky-peach shade. I’ll be posting a full review soon.
Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion – I finished up my beloved LUSH Sympathy For The Skin and have been using this in its place. I love it and I can see it becoming a regular feature in my beauty cupboard.