Current skincare staples

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 –

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. 



  1. July 15, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog and I have been going through your posts and I really like it! Your pictures look amazing! What camera do you use?

    • Jen
      July 15, 2015 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you! Mostly the Canon600D for blog photos, though the out-and-about shots are usually on my Canon EOS-M or OlympusPen, or even some on iPhone6! Thank you for stopping by and having a read!

  2. July 15, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Great post….. I love reading product reviews and discovering new things. I think I will take a look at the Murad products….I like the sound of a volumising moisturiser 😀 What are your thoughts on hyaluronic serums?

  3. July 16, 2015 / 12:23 am

    That Bobbi Brow eye cream is my HG. Keep trying others and coming back to it. Haven’t found anything better. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  4. July 16, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    I need the Simple Eye Makeup Remover. I’m using one from L’Oreal at the moment, but it can only take eyeshadows off. With eyeliners and mascaras, it doesn’t work that well. So frustrating!

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