New in Skincare

Todays post is going to be about some new skincare products I have picked up recently. Lately I have noticed my skin isn't doing so great, it is taking weeks for a blemish to reduce in size and redness and it never fades completely so I have decided to change up my skincare routine to try and sort my skin out abit.



I am sticking with my usual cleansers, the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser and The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Purifying Mask since my skin really doesn't like it when I stop using these 2 products, it is pretty much everything else that I am switching up..Toner, spot treatment, night cream, eye cream and makeup removers.


Makeup Removers:


I have been on the hunt for Bioderma here in the UK. I know you can buy their range online but I prefer to pick stuff like this up in store. I was just passing a little chemist in Bath and saw they stocked Bioderma so of course I dived in and picked some bits up.

The Micellar water is the main thing I've wanted since so many American beauty gurus rave about this makeup remover. I picked up the one to suit my skin type which is the Sebium range to help oily skin. 

Usually I use the Garnier micellar water because I hate the feeling of putting oils or balms on my face to break down makeup. I don't know why but the feeling of it makes me cringe! This water removed makeup so easily and quickly, it doesn't burn the skin and doesn't leave a sticky residue afterwards either so there is no need to rinse. This hasn't broke me out either so it must be doing something good to my skin!




Simple Dual Effect Eye Makeup Remover

I have always removed my eye makeup with a wipe, it is quick and easy but I know that's not the way you should do it. Recently I have suffered from really sore eyes, especially on my right eye lid where it was red, flakey and sore so I thought I should stop rubbing my eyes so much with a wipe, this probably wasn't helping

I came across this dual effect remover in Superdrug, I believe it is new and I can't seem to find this particular one online anywhere which is weird. It is part oil and part water and you just shake it up to make a mixture.

This removed makeup so easily and quick, even waterproof makeup. It doesn't sting my eyes or make me feel uncomfortable which happens alot when I use liquids or oils on my eyes. This feel so hydrating and refreshing on the skin, I really enjoy removing my makeup now thanks to this. It doesn't have a scent which I love and I think using this product along with a eye cream has cleared up my sore eye lid within days! 



Toner:

Lush Tea Tree Water
  
Using a toner is something I never usually include in my skincare routine purely because I am lazy and always forget about it. My skin needed something a little extra and I have wanted to try some Lush skincare for a while so this was the perfect time.

I researched reviews and decided to go for the tea tree water, I have regular breakouts so the antibacterial tea tree would be perfect to help tackle that. There is grapefruit water in thia aswell which is full of vitamins and helps to hydrate. This toner only has 6 natural or safe synthetic ingredients which is perfect, I hate products that has tons of stuff added to it because that always seems to react badly with my skin.   

I use this after cleansing and before my serum or moisturiser. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, refreshed and smoother than a babies butt! I was expecting the water to break me out or not do much at all but I was surprised to find that wasn't the case, I think it is because their isn't so many ingredients to react to. It has helped reduce my blemishes and even scarring I have, aswell as improving my skin texture, not huge amounts I admit but there is certainly a difference in a short period of time.



Spot Treatment:

Lush Grease Lightning  
  
I have ran out of my two favourite, holy grail spot treatments so I thought it was time to try something new. Carrying on with Lush I have heard some great things about the Grease Lightning treatment. For £6.50 I found this was a reasonable price point. 

This treatment has some great spot fighting ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Thyme, Rosemary and Tea Tree Infusion
  • Witch Hazel Extract
  • Fresh Sea Water
  • Lavender Oil
It has a pleasent scent and is quite sticky in formula. You get a good amount in the bottle and I like that it is a pump but I did find it quite hard to actually pump anything out, it was quite stiff to push and always ended up with too much waste, a small amount goes a long way.
I have been using this for around 2 weeks now and sadly I have seen no changes in the spots I have, they were still red and sore and didn't reduce in size. I did find it left my skin feeling a tad dry too. I think I just need something abit stronger to help tackle my blemishes. If you get the odd spot here and there less frequently then this might be a good product for you.


Eye Cream:
Garnier Skin Naturals UltraLift       
Eye care is another thing I never include in my regime and I am always getting told off for it. Now I am 22 I feel like I need to take care of my skin more and start thinking about anti aging products and things that will help reduce fine lines. I have noticed fine lines around my eye area and that's when I realised I need some sort of eye product in my routine to help tackle that.

So many different ones were being recommended to me and tbh I just picked up the cheapest one I could find at the time. Like I mentioned above, I had really sore eyes and using this cream along side the Simple eye makeup remover this has really helped get rid of the problem. 

My eye area looks so much more awake, hydrated and smooth since using this cream. I apply it every day and night after toning and before my moisturiser step. I wasn't expecting much from this, I didn't do any research on it and I am so pleased to say this works really well for me.

The cream itself is really lightweight and not overly thick in consistency and sits nicely under makeup. I am not sure exactly what is in this tbh but whatever it is, it works wonders for me! 



Okay so, silly little me picked up the wrong product. I have wanted to try the Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream for a while since it looked abit similar to my Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask and wanted to see if it was a dupe or not. I couldn't quite remember what it looked like and thought this moisture bomb was that night cream. I soon realised that wasn't the case.

I will still be picking up the right one eventually but decided to give this moisturiser a go anyway, I could also do with a little more hydration in my skin. 

Garnier claims this penetrates up to 10 layers of skin! That's a pretty bold claim in my eyes but my god this does hydrate the skin massively!! The consistency is a very smooth, gel texture and it seems watery but yet its not, I know that makes no sense but if you try it for yourself you will know what I mean. It is something I have never seen before put it that way. But when I apply this it is literally like I am just rubbing water on my face and feels like it is doing the job it's supposed to!

It feels cold and refreshing on the skin and dries down really well without leaving any sticky residue which I persoanlly hate just before bed. Nothing worse than a gross sticky pillow and my face stuck to it the next morning.

This has 2 hydrating formulas, Amla and Pomegranate with 15% plant serum and also helps plump up the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines which I totally agree with! Since using this I have seen a huge difference in my skin, everything just looks so much more healthy and vibrant. No breakouts either which is a bonus! Garnier also do a day time version so I think I will have to pick that up too!



Since I have changed my routine I can see a big difference in my skin, I deffo look more awake, hydrated and spot free (touch wood I don't jinx myself.) Although I still love my old skincare products and will continue to use them every now and then it is still nice to mix it up once in a while. 



Let me know your favourite skincare products and what works best for you!


Thanks for reading
xo