Friday, 28 February 2014

Skincare Favourites

You may have seen a few of these products in some of my previous posts, but I thought I'd allow them to sneak back onto my blog (as they are my favourites, after all!) I've included various face products that I enjoy using and those that I feel have benefitted my skin. We all know that we have to look after our skin; remove our makeup before bedtime, eat healthy, drink plenty of water and moisturise, but many of us are guilty of skipping these steps now and again, which as a result our skin appears to be in a not-so-great condition. (I don't know about you, but when I wake up after a day of eating non-stop junk food and fizzy drinks, I have quite a shock when I look in the mirror!) However, I'm now trained in the "skincare department" and I'm able to keep up with my skin's needs. So, here are a few of my favourites!

Nivea Lotion - Superdrug: £2.49

I tend to use this product at night, as I like allowing it to sink into my skin whilst I'm sleeping. You can use this product anywhere (face and body) and it has lasted me quite a long time. I use the normal skin version, but you can buy one for dry skin too. I love waking up to find that my skin is smooth and hydrated and it's all down to this little thing. It's also non-greasy, which is great for my frying pan face (eugh, what a thought!)

St. Ives Elements Moisturising Olive Scrub - Superdrug: £2.49
I use this scrub in the shower, as I find it easier than using it over the sink as I always end up with a green, gritty hairline! I tend to use this once a week to remove the dead skin cells from my face and also my chest, as I sometimes get a few spots here and there. I also love the fact that it has 100% natural exfoliants, therefore it isn't too harsh so you could use it daily if you wanted to.

Simple Cleansing Wipes - Superdrug: £1.99
There's a reason so many people love using Simple products, because they are cheap, work well and they are great for people with sensitive skin like myself. I find wipes the easiest to remove mascara with, as I hate using a cotton wool ball or pad as the tiny fibres stick to my eyelashes and get in my eyes! I love the fact that they don't dry your skin out, but instead they moisturise and leave your skin feeling clean and fresh!

L'OrĂ©al Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Solution - Superdrug: £3.32
I know that you've probably heard so much about this already, that you're understandably sick of it! But I had to include it in my 'Skincare Favourites', as ever since a friend introduced it to me, I've been quite obsessed with this product. Not only does it dissolve your makeup, but it removes impurities, tones and soothes your skin - hat's off to it, it's got me through some troublesome skin times. I use this after removing my makeup with wipes, as I know that wipes don't necessarily remove all traces of makeup from your face, but this product helps remove the rest! It's just a shame about the packaging, as I find that you end up pouring too much out of the bottle because of the design.

Tea Tree Face Mask - The Body Shop: £10.00
I was hesitant to buy this at first, as I didn't know how tea tree would react with my skin and whether it would start burning to the point where I worried for my face (okay, slight exaggeration!) But I thought I'd give it a go and now it has decided to creep it's way into my favourites (I don't blame it to be honest!) I try to use this once a week, as I love the way it makes my skin feel afterwards. I keep it on for around 10-15 minutes and my skin ends up looking fresh and feeling cool. It tingles quite a bit, as most tea tree products do, but not to the point of worrying about my face hehe!

Olay Total Effects 7 In One Day Moisturiser -Superdrug: £9.99

I love this moisturiser and again, you may have seen it in one of my previous posts when I raved about this product. I use this every morning before applying my makeup and it leaves a nice glow and it also smoothes my skin. It's SPF 15, which is good for obvious reasons as it adds a slight protection from the sun. It's also age-defying, which you're never too young for!

I hope you enjoyed this post. I'm still trying to figure out whether to separate each photo with text in between or have all of my photos together, with text underneath. 

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Thanks for reading!


  1. This is really helpful! I use the facial wipes!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you liked it x

  2. Tea tree products are my favourite at the moment! Great list!!! :) xx

  3. I really want to try the tea tree face mask. Body shop products are always great! xx

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  4. Love your favorites doll, a really great selection of products here :) I have the Tea Tree Face Mask too, it's one of my favorites too. I love the sound of the Olay moisturiser, will have to add it to my shopping list, I've always heard lots of great things about Olay products so need to try it for myself. Great blog doll, now following :)x

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm following you too! Thanks for stopping by xx