The search for the perfect skincare is never-ending. Your needs will change with age, environment and even your menstrual cycle! No wonder it takes a lifetime of trial and error. All we’re really searching for are reliable products that we can use regularly without too much thought. So, I wanted to share with you a list of things that are helping me at the moment and – hopefully – a couple of them will work for you too.
Hylamide SubQ Skin Advanced Serum, Deciem
This serum is one of my skincare essentials. If you suffer from dry skin and want to reduce the appearance of fine lines, this hyaluronic acid will give you the hydration you need. Use daily after cleansing and your skin should be feeling healthier and brighter within a week or two.
Balance and Glow Day Oil, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
It seems people either like face oil or they don’t and there’s no in-between. I’m for it in the cooler months when you want to lock in as much moisture as possible. You can just massage in a couple of drops of this Aurelia oil during your morning routine. And – before you ask – it doesn’t make your skin feel greasy; you don’t feel it at all once it absorbs!
Kale Enzymatic Exfoliator, Nourish London
If there’s anything I’ve learnt in life, it’s that exfoliation is essential to any skincare routine. I love this Nourish exfoliator because it basically does three jobs in one: cleansing, exfoliating and protecting against pollution. Plus, it’s made from natural ingredients, including pomegranate and kale.
Citrus Botanical Cream Deodorant, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
You don’t need to use chemical-heavy deodorants or antiperspirants to smell good and stay dry. We’ve known this for a while but you still need to find a natural deodorant that suits your skin and that you like the smell of. For me, this Citrus Botanical is the one. It’s a combination of so many deliciously-fresh flavours: sweet orange, rosemary, lavender and more.
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Hydrating Day Cream, The Jojoba Company
This day cream is great for keeping things uncomplicated. Jojoba is good for when you don’t have time to mix-and-match skincare products; you just need a cream that’s going keep skin hydrated and supple, as well as last you all day. It’s suited for all skin types too.
Hydraphase Intense Hydrating Serum, La Roche-Posay
I’m a fan of anything with ‘hydrating’ in the title and this one from La Roche-Posay promises to hydrate for 24 hours. Wave a final ‘goodbye’ to dry skin with this serum combination of thermal spring water and hyaluronic acid. La Roche Posey is always a reliable choice for those with sensitive skin and its range is hypoallergenic.
Hydrating Eye Cream With Hyaluronic Acid, El & So
A go-to for tired eyes, El & So’s eye cream helps to plump out wrinkles around the eyes and make you look more awake. It’s lightweight and giving the eye area a bit of TLC always makes me feel brighter in the mornings.
Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, Caudalie
An effective makeup remover is crucial for keeping skin bright and blemish-free. I make sure I’m never running low on this Caudalie cleansing oil. It doesn’t feel super-oily and the oil ensures you can remove really stubborn makeup and waterproof mascara without any hassle.
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Blemish & Age Toner, Skinceuticals
Dirt and oil are unavoidable if you leave the house. Even if you don’t, all of that unconsciously touching our face throughout the day means it ends up on our skin. Get a toner that will remove daily dirt and oil, and keep your pores unclogged. I recommend this one from Skinceuticals.
10% Niacinamide Booster, Paula’s Choice
Problems with blemishes? Paula’s Choice is going to become your new best friend. The 10% Niacinamide Booster is great for tackling large pores and redness. Add a couple of drops to your moisturiser twice a day and you’ll notice a difference within a fortnight.
Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream, Vichy
I like to switch between this one and the La Roche-Posay Hydrating Serum. The Vichy cream has a thicker consistency so you only have to use a tiny bit. It’s enriched with shea butter which feels luxurious and leaves skin feeling lovely and soft.
£13.33 (usually £20)
Rosa Fresca Night Balm, Sanoflore
I can’t get enough of the smell of this Sanoflore night balm (which is 100% natural!). It has a creamy yet gel-like consistency. Put on just before you go to bed and you’ll wake up with fresh-looking and feeling skin.
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