Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Skincare Shake Up!

As we all know I can't resist shopping and as a result over the last month or so I've managed to acquire a whole new skincare routine! Now this isn't going to be a review as I've only recently brought these new products into play so this is more of a overview and update.

This is what my skincare routine looked like before. In the morning I used the Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser (£20 here) which I still love now but I think its becoming a bit harsh on my face and doesn't help to fade my terrible acne scars. I follow this up with the Simple Light Moisturiser (£6.99 here), Simple Rapid Action Spot Zapper (£5.49 here) and Botanics Hydrating Eye Cream Radiant Youth (£5.99 here). The new products I've introduced are a lot more gentle, hydrating and aimed at fading my acne scars. For reference my skin is dry all through the year.

My new morning routine starts with the L'oreal Skin Perfection Soothing Gel-cream Wash (£2.99 here) which I'm finding lovely and soothing. Next I use the famous La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ (£15.50 here) which I've heard is great for treating redness and acne scars. To moisturise I use the new Clarins HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15 (£35 here) then as before I use the Simple Rapid Action Spot Zapper and Botanics Hydrating Eyecream as I find these to be really effective for my skin. In fact the Simpe Spot Zapper is the only thing I will use on my spots as I've found nothing else to work!

Onto my new night routine which previously was just a face wipe! First I cleanse and remove my make up with The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (£10 here). I then tone with another famous product, the Pixi Glow Tonic (£16 here) which is a chemical exfoliant (great for my dry skin without being too harsh!) known for fading scars (see a common theme here?) Then I finish off with the Simple Light Moisturiser which I'm trying to use up then move onto a new night moisturiser; I'm considering the Gairner Moisture Match. And of course, the Simple Spot Zapper and Botancs Hydrating Eyecream. 

Most of these products can be found on the high street and reasonably affordable, apart from a few obvious exceptions. I have seen an improvement in my skin already so hopefully things can only get better! 

What new products have you put into your summer skincare routine?

Harriet x


  1. This is a great blog post :) I LOVE the botanics range haha, I recently got a new acne cream that has been making my skin ridiculously dry so I just bought two different botanics moisturisers for dry and sensitive skin to replace the one for oily skin that I had before (also botanics) haha xx


    1. Ooh I'm yet to try anything else from the range but I'm thinking about it! Are the moisturisers good? :) xx

  2. Hi Harriet! Hope you're okay! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! It explains everything on my blog much love!


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