Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Skincare Update

It's been a while since I've talked skincare on the blog. I've been going through some tough times on the skin front, one minute it's looking better than ever, the next I'm going through a massive breakout and I'm really at my wits end. This hasn't left me feeling too inspired skincare wise however there have been a few stand out products helping me get through.

First up is one I can't believe hasn't made an appearance yet, Nip and Fab's Glycolic Radiance Renewal Pads. Some of you will know that I'm an acid toner fan with my previous mentions of Clarin's Exfoliating Toner but these N&F pads have really made an impact. This is my second tub of these- see why I can't believe I haven't mentioned them yet?! They're very gentle for an acid product, I've even been using them twice daily. They seem to really help with those pesky, under-skin, blemishes that like to stick around for ages.

Another one aimed at helping on the blemish front is Origin's Clear Improvements mask. I've had this in my stash for quite some time but recently I've really been getting some decent use out of it. Best when used on a regular basis, it may initially cause a breakout or two but with regular use (think once or twice a week) my skin looks noticeably less congested. Great for those weird red spots that aren't really spots but are kind of just there, chilling in all their congested glory.

A new addition to my skincare stash is the very well known Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Shown above is little sample I received in a gift with purchase however I'm fairly sure I'll be picking up the full version. I was always worried it would be way too heavy for my oily skin but it actually soaks in with ease and leaves my complexion glowing come morning. A good option for something very hydrating but not as heavy as some moisturisers.

I couldn't do a skincare update without mentioning Clinique's Take Off The Day Cleansing Balm; my daily makeup remover of choice. I have made a seriously hefty dent in this stuff. I use it every day to remove all traces of makeup before continuing on with a second cleanse. It removes even heavy eye makeup and a little goes a long way.
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17 comments:

  1. we've been looking for a good mask, so we'll have to try out that origins one. it sounds really good!! our skin has been looking a little dull coming out of winter, so we need something to freshen our faces for the summer!

    M + K

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  2. I know what you mean! Definitely in need of a summer glow x

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  3. The Clinique cleansing balm sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this :) I want to try it now!

    http://www.skinnybelle.com/

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  4. The Origins mask is something I've been eyeing up for awhile! Anything with that grey, charcoal vibe is such so appealing to me. I also have been wanting to try the Estée Lauder serum, it sounds incredible.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  5. The Nip+Fab pads sound amazing! I love both the Clarins exfoliating toner and the First Aid Beauty facial radiance pads, so those ones sound right up my alley! I also love the Origins mask, I find it really helps bring pimples that were otherwise just chilling to the surface.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  6. It really is lovely! Not too bad of a price point either skincare wise x

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  7. Get it! i'm another charcoal mask addict and it's great. Try and pick up a sample of ANR, that way you can see how you get on with it before splurging x

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  8. You should try them next! ASOS even has a little trio including them which is great value for money x

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  9. The Origins mask is one of my favourites. It's the only thing that makes me feel "safe" when I feel my skin starting to get angry during its hormonal time!

    Aisling | aisybee.com

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  10. I totally agree! A God send for hormonal skin x

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  11. looks like a great bunch of products! i love the estee lauder anr! :)

    http://lavidadelozza.blogspot.com

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  12. I have oily skin and I LOVE Estee Lauder ANR! It fixes literally everything
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  13. I must say I like the idea of the Origin's Clear Improvements Mask. Sounds perfect for my skin type. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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  14. I've been meaning to try that cleansing balm for sooo long! It's at the top of my 'to buy' list.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  15. The clinique balm sounds amazing! xo

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  16. crystal globe award trophy21 November 2014 at 16:55

    You always find the most beautiful locations for your photo shoting.. like this time! I love your gorgeous dress. With this long wonderful legs you can wear what ever you want! The sandals are great.. perfect to the dress! great post,love you post

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  17. you've reminded me on how i really need to start looking into my skin care more. I've always been the "ah well, some kind of moisturizer and whatever mask will do. it's whatever" kind of person and that needs to stop. Will most definitel try the face mask I think!

    lots of love,
    Rebecca | thingsbeckylikes

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