I adore skincare, I love discovering new products and I’m trying to find a routine that works for me. I’ve been stressed for a good 18 months now and it’s taken its toll on my skin so I’ve been trying to use products that look after my skin and that give it nourishment and help it to combat this stress. The products I’m talking about today are just a cross-section of what I have been enjoying lately and what I use on a regular basis.
Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm – I’m someone who gets really dry heels and I like to have soft sandal ready feet. Not that we get much opportunity to wear summer footwear in the UK, but we all want to have nice feet right! This heel balm is lovely, if you spend a little time to massage it in at night you will wake up with soft smooth feet. It isn’t greasy and is extremely hydrating. I like it a lot more than the Soap & Glory Heel Genius, as I find that too greasy.
Caudalie Lip Conditioner – This is so nice to put on when travelling as its very moisturising. I used it on a long haul flight and my lips didn’t dry out at all. It doesn’t have SPF so I wouldn’t recommend using it during the day, but as a pampering lip conditioner it’s really good.
balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash* – I’ve been using this for about 6 weeks and I love it. Its good at removing every last trace of makeup at the end of the day. I use it with warm face cloth and I find it calming and soothing for my skin. It is very gentle.
Pixi Glow Tonic – I bought this bottle in April after reading a review from Caroline Hirons and I’ve used it everyday since I bought it. It leaves my skin feeling so clean and I swear it’s helping with my acne scaring. It’s alcohol free and doesn’t try out the skin or leave it feeling tight. My skin is very sensitive and on the slightly older side and this works well for me. I highly recommend it if your skin is looking a little dull.
Aesop Parsley Seed Serum – Anyone that has read my blog for a while will know that I would sell my soul for a bottle of this. It is my number one go to serum. I use it at night when my skin is feeling sensitive. It is so soothing and hydrating. This bottle (which i adore) has lasted me well over a year. It’s an investment you wont be disappointed you made. It is Aloe Vera based and has a great range of botanical extracts which are perfect for sensitive skin and skin that’s in need of nourishment. This serum doesn’t sit on top of the skin it is absorbed so fast and feels amazing. I think I’m its number 1 fan.
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Eye Serum – After falling in love with the face serum I just had to try the eye serum from the Parsley Seed range. I have this sat on my desk and I use it when my eyes are feeling tired or when I’ve been sat at the computer for a long time. It contains a high concentration of anti oxidants that are easily absorbed. The under eye area is so sensitive and gets dehydrated very quickly this serum combats that and is silicon free. I do like it but my heart belongs to the face serum.
NEOM Moroccan Blush Rose Hand Cream – This is on my bedside table at the moment and I use it each night before bed. I’m trying to get better at using hand cream and if I have one by my bed I remember to use it. This NEOM one came free with a magazine a while ago and I just love the scent it reminds me of summer.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream* – How amazing and versatile is this stuff! I use it on my lips before I go to bed and I also massage it in to my cuticles. It’s very hydrating and works wonders. I need to buy a tube for my handbag, so I have one on the go too.
Origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Treatment Lotion – I am a huge fan of all the products in the Mega Mushroom range and they worked wonders at helping with my red skin. That has cleared up now but I have still been using the lotion on occasion. I put some on to a cotton pad when I get out the shower and it is very calming in my skin. I love the smell of the Mega Mushroom Range, it smells so botanical grown up.
So that’s a quick run down of a few skin care products I have been using these past few months. Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned? Or do you have a product to recommend that you have been loving?
Products marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I have received at events. I am under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do the reviews are 100% my own.