Beauty News & Reviews
A skincare routine is a funny thing, sometimes all you can be bothered with is a makeup wipe and a quick slop of moisturiser, other times it’s an enormous operation with endless potions and bottles strewn around the bathroom.
So here’s a sneak peek at my skincare routine that I try to fit in every night to give my face some much needed TLC. It’s overly complicated and long, but I always feel good after doing it!
Garnier Simply Essentials:
I love these two and use them at home as well as in my makeup class. They both are suitable for eyes and face but I use the two in one oil makeup remover for the eyes and then follow with the cream cleanser all over the face. They’re cheap, they don’t irritate my skin or eyes and they do just as good a job, if not better, than many more expensive alternatives. These can be found in Boots and other pharmacies nationwide.
Vichy Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution:
If I want to make sure every scrap of makeup is removed or for nights where I just use a cleanser, a good splash of this really does wonders and leaves skin feeling fresh and light. I like this as an alternative to cream cleansers which can sometimes make your skin feel like it already has a good deal of product on it before you even consider a moisturiser, whereas with this, your skin feels squeaky clean.
This is a fab toner for skin that’s infused with Omega 3 and AHA’s to stop it stripping away your skin and leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable. I do find this stings a tiny bit around my most sensitive areas but this doesn’t occur on my mam who frequently robs this from me. There are four different activators in the range aimed at different needs (and honestly I want them all) and this one helps moisturise the skin while toning those pesky pores.This range is now available in Boots Stores so keep an eye out. It’s €34 but will last absolutley ages. Dr. Perricone really knows his stuff, so I’ll happily continue to use this!
Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser:
I don’t use an exfoliating cleanser every night but I need one a few times a week, especially around my nose area. This whisks away dry skin with a combination of pearls derived from rice seeds and cherry stones and doesn’t irritate my skin. It’s soap free and infused with wild rose oil to help brighten the skin while combating nasty impurities. At €16, it’s mid priced and assuming you won’t use this every single day, the generous bottle size will keep your skin content for many, many months. Korres is available from Debenhams or can be found online.
Antipodes Joyous Replenish Serum:
I’ve reviewed this one in more detail before, and since then it’s been massaged into my face almost every night. It doesn’t make skin oily but hydrates it with it’s deep mix of oils and helps keep skin plump and radiant. I really love this one and won’t leave a serum out of my night time routine again! Antipodes can be found in selected pharmacies or can be bought online.
Arbonne Corrective Eye Cream and Perricone MD Nourishing Moisturiser:
Having eye cream in sachets may seem a bit odd but I ordered a bunch of them off EBay as they were cheaper than the actual bottle! These are raved about online and true to form they get rid of pesky dehydration lines and soften fine lines. I’ve reviewed the Perricone MD moisturiser before and have been using it religiously since then. At €70, it’s eye wateringly expensive, but does a good job so I’ll happily finish the lot!
OptiBac Probiotic Tablets:
Finally, I’ve also been taking OptiBac probiotics to try and help solve my skincare woes from the inside as well as the outside! These bad boys each contain billions of microorganisms per capsule which help aid your whole system and alleviate toxins in the body which are responsible for a whole host of nasties including spots! You can read up all about these little capsules right here.
So this is my routine at the moment (not including masks of course), what are your skincare must haves and are you good with your nightly routine? Let me know!