3 Feb 2013
I’m a complete skin care junkie and seem to purchase something new every week. I’m now in my mid 30’s and my skin has undergone a massive change. Some things age related but some also through stress. I’ve come to realise your skin doesn’t like constant changes to its routine. Small ones are OK but to keep testing out cleansers and moisturisers every month is doing me no favours
So I decided to find those products that work for me and stick to them. My skin has been feeling and looking really dull and not as vibrant and glowing as it used to be. So I’ve been looking for products that help my skin to look plump and more youthful. These are the products I have been using in the morning. Most of them I am really happy with but it’s always a case of trial and error.
Yes to Cucumbers Cleanser this is the first product I have tried from any of the Yes to ranges. I picked it up in London last year and it took me ages to get round to using it. I am really impressed with it, it leaves my skin feeling clean without being dry and tight. I have sensitive skin on my cheeks and this doesn’t aggravate that at all. I want to try a few more things from the cucumber range, especially the Soothing Eye Gel.
Boots Botanics Rosewater Toner this is a hefty bottle & it’s my second one. I’m not 100% sold on it though. I was bought the second bottle for Christmas. I love face sprays and have tried a few. This one is good at hydrating my skin throughout the day. I also spray a little before applying my serum and moisturiser in the morning. If truth be told I think my heart belongs to the LUSH tea tree toner. I love that.
Origins Make A Difference Skin rejuvenating treatment lotion - I don’t use this very morning, I try to use it 3 times a week. It helps to leave my skin feeling really hydrated and clean before I apply my serum. I find that my red cheeks aren’t as aggravated when I use this and thats good during the winter when my skin is a little drier. I have said before that my skin can look a little dull at times and this lotion helps to make it look healthier and fresh. I also really like that this lotion helps improve the appearance of damage done by UV and environmental exposure and UV damage is something I worry about. This will cost you £18 for 150ml (my bottle was part of a gift set so is a smaller 50ml bottle)
AVON Anew Clinical PRO Line Eraser Treatment – A-F-33 Never have I used an eye cream which makes my eyes sting as much as this one! It’s not good. I am just using it up and won’t repurchase. This eye treatment had rather big promises and I can say they haven’t delivered for me. I still have fine lines and can’t say I have seen any improvements in my under eye area at all. I bought this whilst it was on offer at Avon so think it was half price. I’m loathed to bin it so am using it up and am hoping it runs out sooner rather than later. Have you used this? Let me know if it made your eyes sting & water like a tap. Not impressed & I have loved quite a few things from Avon so was quite disappointed with this. I guess the search for the perfect eye cream continues. This will cost you £11.50 for 15ml
Hydraluron – Ok I know this has become a blogger favourite since it was in Caroline Hiron’s Hall of Fame, I just had to try it. I have to tell you I absolutely love this. I have been using it morning and night for a little over 3 weeks & have just started using it in the morning only. I gave my skin a bit of an intensive course of this and have seen great results. About a year ago I had a huge stressful family related event & my skin really took a turn for the worse. I felt my skin looked dull and I felt like I’d aged 10 years. This Hydraluron along with some major diet changes has given me back my pre stress skin. I am thrilled with how rejuvenated my skin looks and how my cheeks especially look more healthy and glowing rather that dull & full of rosacea.
I’m sure you’ve all tried this product but if not what are you waiting for? Caroline’s word is Gospel as far as I’m concerned so go & buy it!!! I don’t think I’ve EVER been as excited about a skin care product. Its love. You can buy it from Boots for £24.99 worth every penny.
Origins Make a Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment I havent been using this too long – maybe 2 weeks but I like it so far. It’s quite a lightweight moisturiser and I find it works well under my foundation as it smooths my skin out. It does leave my skin looking bright and is a great moisturiser. I need all the moisture I can get in the winter. I will do a better review of this when I have used it a little longer. But so far my skin is responding well to this. £33.00 for 50ml
Have you used any of the products in my morning skin care routine? Do you have any good recommendations for me?