Friday, 3 April 2015

Current skincare favourites

Skincare is very personal and what works for me might not be ideal for you, but I like sharing my favourites sometimes. I have been trying to stick to the same products for a while and my skin seems to be happy with this little routine, so I thought I will let you know what I have been using.

I start with the Jurlique Clarifying Deep Cleansing Gel* in the mornings. I find it very refreshing and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. The gel contains exfoliating micro beads, so it's a good gentle exfoliator on it's own but when I feel like I have to exfoliate a bit more, I use it with the Foreo Luna*. I adore this little device and I think that it's much kinder to skin than a traditional face brush. I also love using the other side of it for a gentle face massage. In the evenings, I remove my makeup with my absolute fave - the DHC Pore Cleansing Oil or the original DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. Both amazing! I do it twice to make sure my skin is properly cleansed. Double cleansing at night is a must if you wear makeup.

After using the REN Clarifying Toning Lotion (only at night), I spritz my skin with Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist. It has been my favourite for a long time and I love how hydrating it is. It also smells lovely. For an extra boost of moisture, I apply a tiny amount of Hydraluron Moisture Jelly*. I prefer it to the original Hydraluron, because the dispenser is much more hygienic. Another moisture booster? Yep... I am on my second bottle of the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum and it is just amazing! I am slightly addicted to it. If your skin is dehydrated, give it a go and you will be amazed with the results, especially combined with Hydraluron. In the evening, I massage a drop of Organic Surge Extra Care Replenishing Oil* into my skin and in the mornings, I go for something with SPF.

I always use an eye cream as well and my current favourite is the new Benefit Puff Off!*. It is soooo good! The formula is light and super hydrating and the metal applicator helps to de-puff and smooth fine lines. It also feels incredibly soothing and refreshing.

I use many face masks, but the Dr Weil For Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Mask* deserves a special mention. I have some scarring and pigmentation so anything that helps with that gets thumbs up from me. It's pricey, but it works wonders overnight, leaving my skin looking brighter and refreshed. 

Have you discovered any skincare gems recently? Is your routine simple or complicated?

Sandra x

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  1. I love the foreo mini- I don't find it exfoliates extra well (maybe I should try it with an exfoliator like you use), but it's great for a little face massage! I would love to try the Jurlique Rosewater- I've read great things about it!

  2. Wow! I love everything here! Great choices <3 I've been on the look out for some new cleansers because I'm currently unhappy with my routine, so i'll definitely take a leaf out of your book! Great post Sandra!

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  3. Hydraluron is a brand I am desperate to change. You have picked some really lovely products x

  4. I love that Vichy serum! I featured it in my March Favourites and I already know that it's a repurchase! I must ask about the Foreo Luna, I just featured it on my blog as well, but I thought the instructions said not to use it with anything clay based or with exfoliating beads as it may damage the silicone nodules?

    1. I wouldn't use it with a proper exfoliator. The Jurlique gel is very gentle and the micro beads are absolutely tiny so they work really well together. I don't think they will damage the nodules.

  5. I spy lots of my favourites in your line up. The Orgins Mask is incredible & hydrating, I have been using this twice a week & loving it.
    Also the Jurlique Rosewater Mist is the one product I use the most throughout the day, I am always spraying it to refresh my skin & give it a moisture boost

  6. The Benefit Puff Off sounds lovely!

  7. I really like the rosewater mist, it gives my skin a nice healthy glow whenever I use it xx

  8. Ah Sandra! You have no idea how much I loved this post. I'm such a skincare addict and now have a super long wishlist after this post :)

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  9. Have been loving the Benefit Puff Off since I got it, it really does make underage area a lot more less puffy! I'm getting some Jurlique products soon, can't wait!! :)

    Bonnie ||

  10. I picked up a DHC cleansing oil out of curiosity when I was in Japan last year and completely fell in love! It's perfect for taking off makeup at the end of the day x

  11. I have been wanting to try the Vichy serum for a while, it sounds really good, x

  12. I'm so bummed, the Hydraluron jelly and serum didn't do anything for my skin. Great favourites though, glad it works for you!!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty


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