6 July 2016

Current Skincare Routine

I've been experimenting with a few skincare bits in the last couple months and I've dwindled my routine down to four fab products.

Skincare is always something I have struggled with and have found it easier to love make-up products over cleansers and moisturisers. I have combination skin which can be dry at times and easy clogged, and on top of that I have scars and spots to deal with. However, I have found some products that make my skin feel great and they don't clog up my skin. The products mentioned I predominately use at night time, but will just do a quick cleanse and moisturise in the morning.

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
I decided to give this famous cleanser a go after hearing so many good things about it. I find it so hard to stick to a cleanser these days but this is probably the best I've tried. It has a pleasing scent, leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated, and actually cleans my skin properly. It has a gel texture at first but changes to an oil as you rub it into your skin. I've used it on bare skin and to remove make-up and both ways work really well, I'm a big fan! Considering cleansers are so hard for me to get along with, I think it's worth the expensive price tag.

Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening Serum
This serum is supposed to be good for blemished skin to help pigmentation and brighten and tone the skin. I find it is the extra step I need between cleanser and moisturiser to even out my skin and leave it looking glowy. This really does brighten my complexion and doesn't clog my pores which some oily type products can do. This isn't remarkably oily in saying that, it sinks in fast and leaves a smooth feeling to the skin.

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser
I have struggled with finding a good moisturiser in the past as well. At the moment I am using this Simple offering as it's a very light moisturiser that doesn't clog my skin. If you have very dry skin, this probably wouldn't be suitable but I find it works for me, especially if I use an oil before moisturiser. I have found Simple products to be pretty non-offensive and I've been using this moisturiser on and off for a while!

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream
As I've mentioned before, I have never really used eye creams before as I haven't deemed them necessary. In saying that I have been enjoying this one recently, it's cooling on the skin and the perfect thickness of cream. I think it just makes make-up under the eye look a bit better as there is less of a chance products will crease. I just use this at night and it's nice and brightening.

Do you like any of these products, or would you like to try any?



  1. I really started to need eye cream, I know it's needed for the long run but some I've tried was quiet thick. This got me interested into Clinique's offering, thank you!

    Selene Addicted

    1. No problem! Hope you find an eye cream you like :)

  2. The Cleansing Gel sounds superb, I almost don't want to check how much it costs haha. Great post x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  3. I actually have that Simple moisturizer, and I love how [simple] it is! But really, it is such a great brand for your money. I'm still deciding whether I should stick to Simple and repurchase, go into The Body Shop again, or head to Lush... I have quite "normal" skin with very few breakouts so I think for me, spending too much is a little waste. Happy to hear these products work out for you! :) x


    1. Yeah it's a pretty good moisturiser if you're on a budget!

  4. Totally random, but I always adore your blog photos! How do you take nice product photos in the winter?! All mine turn out really blue/green toned and no amount of colour correction in photoshop seems to fix them :( xx

    1. Aw thanks - it's a struggle tbh. Some I take and hate. But overall just try to photograph when there's good light during the day (i think middle of the day is good when there's not too much direct sunlight?) and super gloomy days I just don't take photos. And I edit them to be less blue/orange or whatever on camera raw (tbh not very good at this but I try)

  5. I really want to try the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel - sounds amazing!

    Lucy | Forever September

    1. It is really nice, I'm glad I bought it with all the hype etc. x


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