I love a good natter about skincare and beauty, it’s fascinating how we are all faithful to different brands and have different skincare and makeup routines.
For me speed and efficiency are key, I like to slap it on and go because I don’t have much time to spare in the mornings. My 3 step daily skincare routine works really well and I thought you might like a peek inside my bathroom cabinet.
If you have been following this blog for a while, you will know that I favour the hot cloth cleansing method. Liz Earle if I’m on a budget but Eve Lom and Elemis Pro-Collagen if I can afford to splurge. Right now though, I am using Vitage Essential Cleansing balm with Marula Oil. It was kindly sent to me to try and I would definitely consider buying it in the future, it has a luxurious texture and leaves skin feeling clean, soft and nourished. It’s not cheap but it is very good, up there with the better known brands.
After a good cleanse, I use Pixi Glow Tonic – I never, ever used a toner before. I didn’t see the point but I use this religiously now. It catches any bits of makeup and dirt I might have missed and the glycolic acid exfoliates and adds glow to your skin. It creates a really good base for your serum and moisturiser to really get to work.
My skin has quite complex needs, it’s usually dehydrated but I have breakouts from time to time so I can’t use anything too heavy or rich on my skin. This is where serums are brilliant. My two favourites are Aqualia Thermalia from Vichy which I discovered a couple of years ago and Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary. Both of these formulas are non-greasy and just sink right into the skin.
In all honesty I am not faithful to a single brand of moisturiser, possibly because serums are so effective. I was very impressed with this one from Caudalie which I used a while ago and this one from Vitage which I am road testing at the moment is equally non greasy yet effective – two pumps and you’re done for the day.
Over to you my fellow beauty junkies, what does your skincare routine look like?