I feel like I haven’t written a beauty related post in a while, so I thought it was about time I did! I’ve chosen to write about my top five skincare products, as it’s been something I’ve been planning for a while. I haven’t always religiously followed a skincare routine, which I guess is pretty naughty of me, and in the past I have payed the price for this! Thankfully, over the past few years I’ve taken control of it a bit more and recently I have found my holy grail skin products, yay! You’ll notice that I haven’t included any cleansers, toners etc, as I can’t find the right ones for me! What would you recommend? 🙂
1. Garnier Skin Naturals Soft Essentials Comforting Cleansing Lotion For Dry Skin
So that’s a bit of a long winded name, but it does exactly as the title states. I use this lotion either before or after washing my face just to make sure I have every bit of make up off (or if I’m feeling particularly lazy like after a night out, I’ll just use this to cleanse my face). This lotion is perfect for me; you can use it around the eyes and because the majority of the time I wear quite a bit of eyeshadow/eyeliner, it can be quite difficult to get it all off with a face wash without getting it all in my eye. I find that it still takes a fair few minutes with this lotion, but my eyes aren’t irritated at all after use. The lotion even leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturised, and this is so important to me because I have dry skin all year round!
2. Palmers Cocoa Butter
I only started using this cocoa butter after receiving it in the Company Magazine Fashion Forum goody bag, but I’d been wanting to buy it for quite a while and I don’t know why I didn’t! It smells absolutely gorgeous, applies to the skin well and soaks in almost straight away. I hate moisturisers hat sit on the skin for ages and don’t actually do anything! Anyway, after applying the butter over my face and body, I can definitely notice a different. It feels softer, smoother and definitely hydrated.
3. Soap and Glory Flake Away
I LOVE body scrubs! It’s like a necessity now and I don’t know what I’d do without them. I’ve found the Soap and Glory one to be the best I’ve used so far, and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and ready for shaving/moisturising/fake tanning (although I don’t do this too often!). I only have the travel size version of the Flake Away, but I’m definitely planning on investing on a full size tub because I know I’ll get my use out of it.
4. Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Wipes
A lot of people disagree with using face wipes, but I always keep a packet handy for them just in case situations, whether that’s for use after cleansing my face as a last resort or to clean my hands after applying make up. There are so many wipes I’ve found that I can’t use because of my skin being quite dry and sometime spot-prone. Many wipes can dry your face out even further and others my skin just reacts with in a bad way for any reason at all. With Simple wipes, I’ve found that neither of the above happen! I’ve used many Simple products over the past few years and I believe they really do prove that what they stand for works. I don’t currently have any of these wipes, I bought some emergency ones and are using these up at the moment!
5. On The Spot Treatment
A while back I was browsing Bodycare with a few friends trying to see if there were any bargains to be found and I came across one of the best products I’ve ever found – On The Spot Treatment. Basically, you apply the gel to a spot, whether it’s just started to appear or is in full throttle, and it dries it out. It’s such a miracle treatment and cost no more than £2, absolute bargain! I’ve had it for quite a while now and should probably buy another one, but it’s lasted so long because you literally need the tiniest drop. I couldn’t recommend this product any more 🙂 (You can see in the picture that it’s quite dirty and well used!)
What would your top five products be? Thank you for reading 🙂