I just bloody love talking about skincare. There’s something about jotting down (or even talking aloud) about ~those~ products that your skin loves. My skin is behaving quite well in terms of dryness so I figured it’s probably down to switching up my micellar water (tbc…) but mainly because I’ve got to know what my skin really needs. There’s still a few things I’d like to switch up so I guess you could see this as a skincare update // skincare review // help me out and tell me what your faves are. Take your pick!
If you read my last skincare post then you’ll know that I use micellar water to remove my makeup on an evening (and sometimes to remove sleep gunk in the morning). I have always used the Garnier one which I thought I loved until I tried out the *Bioderma Hydrabio micellar water. Hooooly moooly. I started to notice that my nose was as dry as bone when I woke up in the morning and I’m putting it down to the Garnier one as it’s fine now that I’ve eliminated it. The Bioderma one is super hydrating and so light on my skin – it almost doesn’t feel like I’m applying anything to my face, but it does such a fab job at removing my makeup!
I have recently purchased the Bioderma Purifying Cleansing Foaming gel (foaming sounds all kinds of wrong but believe me – it’s gentle on sensitive skin) and it works like a dream with my *Magnitone Barefaced 2. The Magnitone brush has three settings (sensitive, deep cleansing and toning) so it caters for most, if not all, skin types. There’s also two heads that come with it – one is an antibacterial brush head (my personal go-to) and one is silicone. I use this brush daily as it adds no extra time to my routine, and my skin has definitely thanked me for it! I noticed a huge difference in my skin after just the first use since it gets into the depths of your skin; where cleansing with your hands can’t quite reach. If you take one thing from this blog post, let it be this! I always had a slight worry that cleansing brushes would strip my skin but it genuinely looks much ~glowier~ (eye bags aside) and much clearer (hormones aside)!
For toner, I’ve been loving the Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz. It’s so refreshing spritzing this all over once you’ve taken off your makeup. It helps to calm down redness too, which is just an added bonus. Love, love, love! However, I’ve had the Pixi Glow Tonic on my list since I was about 16. I haven’t even got a reason as to why I haven’t purchased it yet, no excuses. But, it’s going to be the first thing I buy once I’ve used up this spritz (which seems to be lasting absolute yonks).
I’m still using the same The Body Shop moisturiser that I’ve been using for what feels like years, and I still love it! I’ve not used anything else that hydrates my skin without leaving it looking greasy but THIS… I’m all over. However, I’ve always been interested in trying out new products (though secretly scared that my skin will face immediate deterioration). I’m intrigued to see how moisturising serums work as Caroline Hirons said these exact words about the Hydraluron Moisture Booster – “for younger skins that are dehydrated through overuse of harsh foaming products, apricot kernels *god forbid*, partying, boozing, smoking, anything that puts stress on your skin – you need this in your emergency go-to stash“. Sold. Mainly because what Caroline Hirons says, goes, really doesn’t it?
I’m nearing my twenties so I think it’s important to take good care of my skin now so I can thank myself in 10, 15, 20 years time. Eye bags and wrinkles be gone. Speaking of which – if any of you lovely lot can recommend a good eye cream, please let me know!
*I was very kindly gifted these products to try out, but was not paid to review. All opinions will always be my own.