I receive a lot of messages on Instagram asking about my skincare, so I decided it was about time to sit down and write about the products that I use and love.
My skincare items
- Simple face wash
- T-Zone Rose gold peel off mask
- Ps (Primark) Gentle Micellar Cleansing Pads – £2 for 80
- The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% solution
- The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling solution
- The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% emulsion
- The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA moisturiser
- The Ordinary Buffet
- Lush’s Ocean Salt
I use an in shower facial wash from Simple to wash my face every day, and then once or twice a week I will exfoliate with Lush’s Ocean Salt.
After showering I will use The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% solution once or twice a week, followed by The Ordinary Buffet which I use every day. From here I decide whether to use my moisturiser or not. If my skin is really dry then I use it, if not then I find it will ball up with my make up and I don’t bother. I use The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA moisturiser however I am considering going back to Hydraphase from La Roche Posay to see if my foundation balls up with it.
My evening routine consists of cleansing with Ps (Primark) Gentle Micellar Cleansing Pads and then following it with The Ordinary Buffet.
Once or twice a week
Once or twice a week (usually with a bath) I will cleanse my skin with Ps (Primark) Gentle Micellar Cleansing Pads – £2 for 80, then use The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling solution (which is a 10 minute mask) followed by The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% emulsion.
The peel leaves my skin looking great but feeling very dry, so I will follow with moisturising.
When I don’t want to use the peel I will use T-Zone Rose gold peel off mask
I also have a dermaplaning facial once in awhile. It can be described as a super exfoliation treatment. A surgical grade blade is scraped along your skin and eaves your face smooth and radiant. Despite using a blade it doesn’t hurt at all. I was lucky enough to win some vouchers for Cambridge Contour Clinic and put them towards my first dermanplaning facial.
How do I know when I need a dermaplaning facial? When my foundation is no longer looking great, and instead it just sits on my face and looks really obvious – that is when I know I need to take action.
Where I go the facials start at £70, which feels like a lot of money for super thrifty me, however I regularly work it into my budget to help me look and feel great.
Buffet by The Ordinary
If there is one skincare product I would highly recommend you try, it is Buffet by The Ordinary.
It is one of the more pricier items from The Ordinary, costing £13 per bottle, however it offers a great skincare buffet for your skin. The Ordinary say:
“This formula combines a comprehensive array of studied technologies to target multiple signs of aging at once. The technologies are Matrixyl™ 3000 peptide complex (with palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7), Matrixyl™ synthe’6™ peptide complex (with palmitoyl tripeptide-38), SYN™-AKE peptide complex (with dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate), Relistase peptide complex (with acetylarginyltryptophyl diphenylglycine), ARGIRELOX™ peptide complex (with acetyl hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-18), Probiotic complex (with lactococcus lactis lysate), in a base of 11 skin-friendly amino acids and multiple hyaluronic acid complexes. The total concentration of these technologies in the formula by weight is 25.1%.”
It has been the first product from The Ordinary that I have used, and the one that I believe has made a massive impact to the condition of my skin.