So it’s been about a year since I last shared my skincare regime, and as I’m always looking to find the best products that work for my unpredictable skin I often shake-up my skincare between the colder and warmer months. Check out last year’s post here.
With the exception of an old winter favourite making a comeback, the rest are bits I’ve been trialing throughout spring and summer. See what’s included below…
So up first is getting all that muck and makeup off… To start off, I like to give my face a wipe over with Caudalie’s Micellar Cleansing Water using a cotton pad. I find this cleansing water more gentle and kind to my skin than others I’ve tried, and the scent is lovely and refreshing. Initially after I’d emptied a small 100ml I decided to purchase the jumbo size, and it’s safe to say this one will last me a rather long time.
My second step of cleansing involves my all-time favourite cleanser. I’ve tried so many, from the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm to the REN Rosa Centifolia, and this may not be the cheapest (although definitely not the priciest) at £29.50, but the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is everything. The cleanser itself melts onto the skin beautifully with an unoffensive rosy scent, removing any stubborn makeup or dirt with a damp hot cloth. There’s no greasy residue leftover, neither feeling stripping or tight on the skin. Just a couple of pumps in the very well packaged bottle is all that’s necessary to do the job, although I wish I could see when it’s running out! I’ve had this a good 6 months now, and I’m fearful of how much I’ve got left.
Onto the next part; toning. This little gem is what I’ve put down to my skin improving massively of late; the Pixi Glow Tonic. A well-known cult favourite in the beauty world, I can finally understand why. Far more gentle than the Alpha-H Liquid Gold, this product infused with glycolic acid, aloe vera and ginseng gets my skin glowing. I’m less blemished, more balanced and obtain the perfect neutral complexion for the day ahead. Just a sweep over the face with a cotton pad is all that’s needed.
Now I don’t know whether I should apply this before toning, but if I’m in need of an extra boost I’ll use the Origins Skin Renewal Serum. I’m not very confident in the serum stakes, so for me I find this does everything the Glow Tonic does but in a cream form. It also does a good job of blurring out any redness or slight imperfections, and it’s a great base for makeup.
Now for the old winter favourite; the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I can’t believe I’m yet to rave about this stuff here on my blog, as I’ve loved this moisturiser for a long time. It previously got me through the wintery cold months, so this product is number one for hydration. The scent is absolutely amazing; zesty orange is a perfect wake-me-up, so it does exactly what it says on the tin. I’ve actually been using this all summer and found it’s worked fine – no extra oiliness, just the perfect balance. Therefore this moisturiser is a great all-year-rounder.
If I’ve had a long day and I’m feeling the eye-bags, I find an eye cream is a vital step of my skincare regime. I’ll gently smother my eyelids and dark circles with Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream (btw I’m not sponsored by Origins, honest! I’m just a fan) and let it do its work overnight. My eyes then feel much less puffy and seem brighter the next morning to beat that early start fatigue.
So that’s the round-up of my current Autumn Skincare! Have you tried out any of the products mentioned?