Friday, 15 January 2016

2015 Favourites | Skincare

Last year, I finally got myself into some kind of routine with skincare. Actually I wouldn't call it a routine as it wasn't exactly a consistent thing, but I built up a bunch of products that work for my skin. I am crap at skincare, always have been, but I am making more of an effort each year. These are the products that made it into my inconsistent skincare attempts in 2015.

Ark Skincare Cleanser | This is my go to summer cleanser. It removes makeup effortlessly, even waterproof mascara, leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean. I only use it in the summer months due to my skin drying out a bit more in the winter, and I feel like I need something a bit more moisturising. Ark's Skincare Cleanser is soap free and designed with young skin in mind, but they have other ranges for other ages too. Ark are so underrated, go check them out. 

Lush Ocean Salt | The best smelling face scrub I have ever owned by far, which is actually odd because when I first bought it I couldn't stand the smell. How things change. This is my holy grail face scrub, it leaves my skin so smooth and removes dry flaky skin so easily without being harsh or rough on the skin at all. There is no doubt that I will be repurchasing this forever and ever.

St Ives Apricot Face Scrub | When I have days when my skin is extra sensitive, my holy grail Lush face scrub can be a little too much for my skin. It's very rare that these days occur, but when they do the St Ives Gentle Apricot Face Scrub is a lifesaver. It is so gentle on the skin as it is designed for the most sensitive of skin, it's got a mild formula that hasn't ever aggravated my skin at all. It smells deliciously of apricots too, an absolute bargain for under £5!

The Body Shop Camomille Cleansing Butter | The cleanser I will be reaching for throughout the colder months for sure, is The Body Shop's Camomille Cleansing Butter. The butter formula makes removing makeup an absolute dream, and it removes absolutely everything so easily. It feels so luxurious to remove makeup with, as the formula is so creamy, and it leaves the skin so smooth and moisturised too. At only £13, I will repurchase this again and again.

Antipodes Rejoice Light Daily Face Cream | I have posted about this face cream so much in the past few months, so I'd be surprised if you haven't seen it before. All I can say is that it's the best daily moisturising product I've ever tried. It leaves my face moisturised all day, even with a full face of makeup on which leaves me with no dry patches at all. There's a more detailed review here, if you want to know more.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | For the lazy days when I just want to take my makeup off and be done with it, I will always reach for this. In 2015, I completely ditched the makeup wipes, and ever since this has been my go to quick makeup remover. It removes most makeup with one swipe, waterproof mascara can be a bit harder to remove but no rubbing is ever involved, win! I've tried other micellar waters, and I don't think any of them compare to this one. It's sensitive on the skin and around the eyes, and claims to be hypo allergenic so brilliant for all skin types.

Lush Facemasks | I didn't have one in my stash currently to add to the photo, sad face. Definitely an excuse to go and buy one now though, right? Lush facemasks are without a doubt the best facemasks I've tried. I love that they're made fresh, they all smell and feel absolutely amazing. They come in little black tubs which I like so you can see how much you've got left. My favourite at the moment is Catastrophic Cosmetic, but I think I may pick up their Mask of Magnaminty to try next as absolutely everyone raves about it. What's your favourite?

I may suck at skincare but I think I've hauled a nice range of products together to create some kind of routine. What are you currently using in your skincare routine?

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