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29/01/2013 at 09:24
I ashamed to say that I don't have a skincare routine. At all. I wear a bit of make up during the day, take it off and night and that's pretty much it! So, I'm intrigued to know what everyone else uses.
29/01/2013 at 09:27
I use Dermalogica special cleansing gel and active moist moisturiser. I change my toners regularly - sometimes Liz Earle, sometimes clean & clear & sometimes the dermalogica spray one.
Its expensive but lasts ages & I tend it get it at christmas & birthdays.
29/01/2013 at 09:28
I'm tempted to try Origins but I think it'll end up costing an arm and a leg given I need a number of products!
Elemis! Highly recommend, it's amazing.
29/01/2013 at 09:29
I hated Origins. It gave me greasy, spotty skin.
29/01/2013 at 09:31
Morning: St Ives gentle scrub twice a week; Body Shop Vitamin E face wash all the other days. Then a L'Oreal moisturiser with Soap and Glory youth serum. Then make-up.
Evening: I always use Simple cleansers and toners, with cotton wool, to take off my make up. They are briliant for my sensitive skin and cost hardly anything! Then Body Shop Vitamin E night moisturiser, which I can't live without.
I tend to use skincare products with as few ingredients as possible so that my skin doesn't flare up. I would love to use Clinique or Dermalogica products, if I could afford them!
29/01/2013 at 09:35
I fake tan my face every night so have to make sure my face is throughly cleaned. I use Benefit Facial Wash every day, Garnier Ultralift Eye Cream, and Benefit Total Moisture face cream. I then tan and wash the tan off in the morning. Every few days I use Benefit Total Refine Polish which is a gentle exfoliator for the face.
I use Vitamin e eyemakup remover from Superdrug.
WS - I have never tried Elemis so I'll look into that. I had an Origins facial and seemed to get on well with it, it's funny how everyone reacts differently.
Mrs_s - I've literally just been reading about The Body Shop Vit E creams. The seem to get really good reviews. Quite a good price too!
29/01/2013 at 09:37
Yeah they aren't a bad price, and they last ages. And they smell good. And they make your skin all lovely and smooth. I love mine, can you tell?? Lol.
29/01/2013 at 09:49
If you reacted well to the facial, may be worth going for it. I looked like a teenager!! Cliniques another one I can't use- it left me looking like I'd had an acid peel! Elemis isn't cheap but I get the cleanser and toner set for £21 on FeelUnique so it's half the price. My moisturiser is around £30 but it all lasts well.
29/01/2013 at 09:55
I was looking at Elemis recently WS, do you use the marine cream?
29/01/2013 at 10:09
Ocassionally! It's lovely but it's quite heavy so I use the day cream for every day and the pro collegen when I feel the need for a moisture boost
29/01/2013 at 10:10
Belle what facial fake tan do you use? Ive been looking for a colourless one to top up my face during week but Im not finding anything that seems quite right! I want it to feel & look like a mosturiser but give me colour for morning.
I dont get on with oil of olay / Johnstons / Garnier for some reason!
29/01/2013 at 10:11
Do you think it's necessary to have an anti ageing moisturiser or will just a moisturiser do?
29/01/2013 at 10:13
I use the body shop seaweed cleanser toner and mousturiser. My skin is sensitive so its really good for that. Iv also started not wearing make up if I'm not doing anything just to let my skin breathe
WG- depends on your skin I guess. Mine isn't anti ageing but the cleanser/toner is and the marine cream is. I don't know how much difference it makes, I'm not particularly wrinkly yet
29/01/2013 at 10:14
Clinique girl here but I mainly use the extra mild liquid soap and moisturisers not the toner which was too harsh for my dry sensitive skin. I've been given some YSL serum and face cream which I would love to try but scared i will like it and I can't afford to buy it in a million years.
29/01/2013 at 10:20
You see, pre baby I'd have thought nothing of paying £60 for a cream but now I just can't justify it. The body shop have some offers on at the moment so I'm wondering whether to give them a go. I think it's trial and error isn't it?
29/01/2013 at 10:24
I've used Elemis since I was 16 and it's the one thing I know works well on my skin so I budget it as an 'essential' £60 is excessive for a moisturiser too. No. 7 is supposed to be quite good but I've not used it, just word of mouth!
The YSL stuff retails for about £130 a pot....even without a child i cannot afford that! Most places have a little sample size you can try and i have strung them out for a while. If you have a Boots card they had a deal to try 3 Biotherm samples if you had the consultation. It expires soon but if you're near to a store might be worth popping in.
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