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My Skincare Essentials

My Skincare Essentials
Team LF
Writer and expert6 years ago
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As a self-confessed beauty addict, I have tried many skincare brands and products over the years, and yet have only truly loved a small percentage out of these. However, the ones that I do love, I really really love, as they have made a huge difference to the overall condition of my skin.

I would describe my skin type as normal/sensitive with the odd breakout when I get a late night or eat something a little too sugary! While I like to keep my everyday skincare routine quite simple, I also love to indulge in the odd treat, which gives my complexion a serious glow and gives my skin a boost of hydration.

My Skincare Favourites

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (74g)

I absolutely cannot live without this! I use it every morning instead of cleansing as its exfoliation action removes any debris and dirt, while leaving my skin super soft. Make sure you add plenty of water and mix together to create a light creamy textur, and don't apply to the skin until all the powder has been dissolved.

Aurelia London Miracle Cleanser 120ml

I only came across this brand a month ago, but I have already fallen head over heels in love! I love the organic and natural ingredients that go into this cleanser and it removes all my makeup easily without causing any irritation. I like to massage this into dry skin and then rinse off with the Aurelia Muslin Cloths, which feel incredibly gentle.

Lancer Skincare Lift & Plump Sheet Mask

I had never tried sheet masks before this one, but I have to say, I'm a big fan! This one from Lancer is enriched with Rose and Apple Stem Cell and feels incredibly hydrating. Although it feels super wet when you first take it out of the packet, once it gets onto the skin, it feels beautiful! You can leave it on for longer than the recommended 15 minutes too and, unlike other masks, this doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry.

Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir Facial Oil 30ml

I had never been a fan of beauty oils, having tried so many and never liking any of them. However, this one from Beuti is super lightweight yet intensely nourishing and I have now swapped my nighttime moisturiser for this, for which my skin is seriously thanking me. Formulated with 42 Fruit and Plant Oils, it will leave your skin super soft and healthy.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream (15ml)

Despite my intense regime and care for my skin in general, I had always forgotten about using an eye cream. However, I received a sample size version of the Wonder Eye Cream for Balance Me and immediately fell in love. It instantly absorbs into the skin and leaves my eyes looking more refreshed and awake. The best thing? When I wake up in the morning, I no longer need concealer.

Darphin Soleil Plaisir Body Cream

This might be bodycare, but it's still going on my skin so I'm counting it. I love to wear this in the summer months when my skin needs SPF protection but I also want it to smell beautiful. The only way I can describe this fragrance is sunshine in a bottle and it sinks into my skin easily without leaving any sticky residue either.

KORRES Santorini Vine Collection

I love the scent of the Santorini Vine Collection by Korres, as it smells just like summer! Plus, it leaves a lingering fragrance even when I have stepped out the shower and dried my body. The Body Milk also sinks in really easily and makes the gorgeous fragrance last a little longer!

Balance Me Stellar Beauty Balm 30ml

Whenever I have super dry lips or elbows, I smother this on and wake up with beautifully soft skin. It smells beautifully fragrant and absorbs instantly. It's my little miracle pot, which I make sure I never leave home without!

Neom Pulse Point Tranquillity Deep Sleep Treatment Roller

When I struggle to sleep, I roll this sleep treatment over my wrists and behind my ears and it immediately helps to calm me down and leave me feeling at ease. It's small enough to take away with me wherever I go, too, so it makes the perfect handbag companion.

Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray for Sensitive Skin 300ml

When my skin is feeling really hot and sticky in the summer, I spritz this all over and am left feeling refreshed and revived. It contains minerals to help improve your complexion and calms any redness and irritation too.
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