6 May 2012

Skincare post #2

In March I posted about my skincare 'mission' - simply put, I want better skin. And so far it seems to be working! I have seen a vast improvement generally in the appearance of my skin, not had nasty blemishes at all and can see scars are beginning to fade. All thanks to a more regulated routine.
My routine has already changed since planning this post, as I'm working on finding products suited to my skin type more. I need to control the oil and calm down the red areas. So my next update will have a few new things added and a few things removed!

I've been using a combo of two cleansers this past month, Liz Earles' Cleanse and Polish and Philosophy's Purity, both sample sizes I was given by my mum when I went home for a visit, how nice of her :) I used to use Liz Earle religiously in my teens as it was always readily available in the bathroom thanks to mum. However, I never felt like it helped my (at the time) pretty terrible skin. I would hear wonder stories about teen's who now had lovely skin thanks to Liz and I did not, so I gave up on her range eventually. This month I haven't been wowed by either cleanser, firstly I was dying to try purity and had an a-okay time with it for a while, but have you seen what's in it? I read the ingredients last week and haven't used it since. Secondly was Cleanse and Polish, a much kinder cleanser that I have enjoyed using, especially when my skin was  dry last week, however I'm still not in love with it and probably won't be buying a full size just yet. 

Following cleansing I've been spritzing the Caudalie Beauty Elixir all over, I am in love with this product and really think it's had a big hand in my spot-free skin. After that I've been using a mix of either Estee Lauder's Night Repair or Caudalie's Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum. The night repair sample is something I'm just using up, I'm not a fan of the smell and even if it was amazing wouldn't be repurchasing as it's not animal friendly, it's helping fade my scars for now though, so that's handy. The Caudalie serum from this months glossybox feels so light and lovely on the skin, I've been loving it a lot!

I got a sample of the Benefit moisturiser when I got my foundation this month and it came in handy for my dry cheeks at night, but is too rich for the rest of my face as it's quite oily. It does smell lovely though. My go to moisturiser for day is still the No7 Beautiful Skin Day cream for Normal/Oily, however I would like to find a more mattifying one soon :)

And Lastly my mask of choice has been the Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask which has left me with good results but does actually sting a lot upon application, so I'm not sure if I should continue using that? I have also been using the No7 Purifying Exfoliator as I still really like it and it leaves my skin so smooth!

Phew that was long winded!
xo Annabel


  1. Hi Annabel! I'll go back and read your other skincare post. I love hearing about skincare products! Just found you on HelloCotton (they are awesome aren't they?). Best of luck to you on your journey!


  2. I love hearing about them too! I'm turning into a skincare junkie, I read every review I can get my hands on! Thank you :)


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