Lots of people ask me what products I like to use on my skin. Having worked in the beauty industry, I have been fortunate enough to try thousands of amazing products to see which suit me best. During the colder months I find that the crazy weather and central heating can play havoc on my skin leaving it dry, irritated and uncomfortable. I tend to use different products in the colder months as my skin can get very sensitive. Here is a round up of what I am using on my skin at the moment.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
This hot cloth cleanser is a multi award winning favorite of mine. When massaged in to dry skin the thick indulgent cream removes all traces of my makeup including my mascara. I find that during winter months a creamy cleanser is much more gentle on the skin. I use this every single evening and wipe away impurities using the Liz Earl cleansing cloths. The creamy formula is enriched with cocoa butter, rosemary and chamomile so it smells amazing. It is quite reasonably priced at only £16.50, comes with two muslin cloths and will last around 2 months if used daily.
Sarah Chapman- Skinesis- Ultimate cleanse
This is an oil based cleansing balm which is rich in anti-inflammatory Omega’s and antioxidants. It is a very aromatic cleansing balm that is great for when you are looking for a real treat. I tend to only use this cleanser when I am wearing heavier make up or would like to have a deeper cleanse as oils make it easier for proper facial massage. Rosehip, meadow foam, and jojoba oils are the reason this product smells divine. As with the Liz Earl cleanser you can apply on dry skin and wipe away with warm water and cleansing mitt. This will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and deeply cleansed. Although slightly pricey, at £44 for 100ml a little does go a long way and this cleanser will last around 2 – 3 months. This has recently become my favourite cleanser and is perfect for a mini pamper session in the evening.
YourGoodSkin Purifying Treatment Mask
I love this cheap and cheerful 5 minute purifying mask. unlike many other purifying masks on the market it does not leave your skin feeling tight and dry. The mineral clay gently draws out impurities leaving you with skin that is smooth, even and decongestant. h
Alex Steinherr x Primark pollution solution sulphate free cleanser
I could not believe it when I found out that my favourite blogger was teaming with Primark to launch her own skincare line. As someone who has worked in skincare for many years I knew that it was going to be good. I was not wrong, this face wash is amazing!. I use it every morning in the shower to give my face a quick cleanse. Its sulphate free and extremely gentle on my skin.
This can be purchased from selected Primark stores
Estee Lauder DayWear multi-protection cream
I have been using Estee Lauder products for years. DayWear Multi protection cream is my favorite product for everyday. This wonder cream defends your skin against antioxidants, prevents ageing and repairs the skin. The formula is lightweight and dosn’t clog pores leaving your skin able to breath. Not only that but it has a delicious cucumber aroma.
Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream
I worked for Lancome cosmetics for a few years when I was younger and I was immediately converted in to a Lancome fan. All of their products are incredible. During this time, they launched the magnificent Visionnare serum. This serum completely transformed my skin. My dark spots vanished, my pores became almost invisible and my skin was radiant. I have been using Visionnare products since the launch and will continue to do so until they stop making them. I am currently using the multi-correcting cream and I love it. I can see improvements in my skin each morning.
Origins GinZing Eyecream
This is a really great eye cream if you would like to brighten and depuff the eye area (who dosnt want to do this? ). Coffee beans, panax ginseng, magnolia extract, and natural optic brighteners reduce dark circles and wake up tired looking eyes.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Just a couple of drops of this lightweight oil before bed and you will have younger looking skin by morning. Its 99.8% natural, recyclable and parabin free. It contains lavender and primrose oil which both aid with relaxation and sleep. The holy grail of night serums.
Nuxe Prodigieux®Shower Oil
I adore this luxurious shower oil, although more of a satin gel than an oil. It leaves my skin soft and supple. It is delicately scented, leaves a shimmer on your skin and is really nourishing. Another Spa worthy product.
James Reed Sleep Mask Tan
Silky, fast drying, fragrance free and colourless. Everything you could want from a fake tan. The silky texture makes it easy to apply with a tanning mitt. It leaves you with a subtle golden glow. I like to use this lotion a couple of times a week for sun kissed skin.
Dr Organic Rose Otto Range RRP from £5.99
Rose Otto Oil is a hydrating and moisturising essential oil which is renowned for its anti inflammatory, anti ageing and skin toning properties. I discovered Dr Organic Rose Otto Oil range years ago and it has completely transformed my skin from dry, tight and lifeless to soft, comfortable and radiant. I am obsessed with the collection of products. I use everything in this range; shower gel, hand-cream, face-scrub, face-mask and shampoo.
Manuka Doctor 24K Body Oil and Face oil
Contraining 24K Gold, Manuka Honey and plant oils these ultra luxurious oils visibly brightens, tone and hydrate my skin leaving me with a jlo worthy glow.
Beauty Kitchen Chill Me Sensitive & Age Defying Bath Oil
I love to have a bath every evening so that i can fully relax and unwind before bed. Beauty kitchen bath oil smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling really soft and scented with lavender. Perfect for a good nights sleep.
Fresh Rose Face Mask RRP £52.00
I was given a pot of this rose face mask in my goodie bag at the glamour beauty festival last year. I was hooked immediately. After just one use my skin looked toned and soothed. Another rose based product (notice a theme here?) Used once or twice a week I am left with a smooth glowing complexion.