I’m on a bit of a de-clutter mission at the moment. Which means chucking out any old or so-close-to-finished-but-my-hoarder-tendencies-mean-I-keep-them products… it also means I’m taking a look at my skincare routine and making sure I’m really using everything in it and trying to narrow it all down to just the current skincare staples I am confident work and that I love. Including these few gems…
Murad Refreshing Cleanser (LookFantastic £28) – I am always a little blown away by how long Murad cleansers last for. They come in these fairly large tubes and just last and last, like a never ending tube they never seem to get emptier even though I’m using daily. This is the Murad Refreshing Cleanser and it’s a creamy feeling but foaming cleanser. A small (maybe two broad bean sized) amount lathers and foams and removes dirt from my whole face and neck. It feels like it’s giving a good cleanse but still leaves skin feeling soft and not stripped of moisture after use. Hence why I like it. I do tend to prefer a foaming cleanser – not to everyones taste – because I find my skin just feels cleaner after use. But this balances keeping skin soft and leaving it clean.
Murad Collaged Infusion (LookFantastic £65) – Another Murad love in the mix for my current skin care staples. A serum type of product that is a white almost gel-like consistency that applies to skin really easily and just leaves it feeling nicely soft and smooth. Perhaps a little plumper, or more hydrated – I can’t quite put my finger on it. All I know is that my skin feels good when I use this and it doesn’t leave skin feeling heavy or with too much product on it at all. Good all rounder if you want a serum that offers a bit of an anti-ageing benefit without being too heavy or intense. (For more on either of the above products – www.murad.co.uk)
Fillume Volumising Moisturiser (Boots £24.99 – currently on offer at £16.66) – I’ve mentioned how much I like this moisturiser a few times this year (see HERE and HERE) and the love continues. It’s just a good moisturiser and great for day time in prep for make-up. It doesn’t have SPF though, so that’s something I add separately – currently loving the Clarins UV Plus as it’s really lightweight.
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (John Lewis £32) – I’ve used an eye cream in one form or another since my early twenties and it’s definitely a staple as it’s an area that does tend to get dehydrated if I don’t take care of it. This one is one of the nicest I’ve tried in that it’s really hydrating but still really lightweight. It just absorbs into skin like a dream and leaves it feeling fresh and hydrated. Lovely stuff – like the Fillume it’s a great base for make-up as it’s so light it doesn’t sti on top of skin or leave a film or anything.
Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make Up Remover (Boots £3.39)- Another one I’ve used more bottles of than I can count and come back to time and time again. Probably my favourite Simple skincare product overall. It just does a good job and doesn’t irritate my eyes. There’s nothing more annoying than an eye make-up remover than doesn’t do it’s basic job…of actually removing eye make-up. This one does it, even water proof and it’s cheap as chips too. What’s not to like.
Naobay Moisturising Peeling (Glossybox £13.71) – This is one I discovered via Glossybox, and the name is a little misleading in my opinion. It’s called a moisturising peeling, which to me conjoured up ideas of it being an AHA type peel product with hydrating benefits. But what it actually is, is a scrub. It’s quite a creamy formula and I don’t find the ‘scrubby bits’ too harsh, but it still feels like it’s doing a good job when you apply and it does indeed leave skin feeling moisturised. I use this maybe 2/3 times a week – usually in the morning as I apply to face before I hop in the shower, give it a scrub then rinse off under the shower water.
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Also, FYI – whilst products in this post are ones I have featured in sponsored content this post is NOT sponsored at all. They’re just ones I like. But like to be all transparent etc so FYI in case you were wondering.