Just a heads up, I’m a skincare addict. The above is just a narrowed down selection of my stash, which takes up most of my bathroom. I keep my favourite treatments, moisturisers and other skincare-y items in the drawer of my bedside table so I have no excuse not to use them. As always, the drawer is almost overflowing but I tend to pick up what I need, when I need it.
My usual post-cleansing routine starts with a double-tone – something recommended by one Mrs Hirons herself. I usually use the Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner (£20) as my skin adores this as always feels so smooth after using. I then follow this up with my beloved Caudalie Beauty Elixir (£10.35) as I find this is amazing for calming redness, reducing inflamed blemishes and just soothing skin on the whole.
My eye cream of the moment is the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (£31), I use this day and night and it works so well at keeping my eyes in check. I don’t have too much of a problem with my eye area as I’m only in my 20s and my face is pretty, er, filled out ha, but I find my concealer and makeup in general applies better when I use an eye cream. It’s also lovely and cooling, which helps my tired eyes in the morning!
I have a huge amount of other treatments on rotation, but the main ones I use are the Pai Rosehip Oil (£20) for helping those nasty under the skin blemishes and keeping my skin balanced throughout the seasons. The Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress Minimising Hydrator (£29.50) to rehydrate my skin as I find the spot creams I use really zap the moisture out of my skin, along with central heating and being outside – this is a lovely treatment for ensuring skin is in check and not succumbing to the stress we put on ourselves.
I also love the Kiehl’s Overnight Biological Peel (£39.50) for exfoliating away dead skin cells and keeping my skin looking bright and even – this is in the form of a serum and it feels so velvety when applied. I use this a couple of times a week and I possibly couldn’t live without it. I’ve also started using the HealGel Intensive Treatment (£37.50) which was another one of my random Space NK purchases, as it turns out it’s quite a cult product. I haven’t seen any amazing results from this but it feels lovely when applied and it seems to help with redness and scarring – it was created to help skin heal after surgery so I’m expecting my blemish scars to be gone any day now…
As for spot treatments, the Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion (£15.95) is something I always have on hand if I feel a blemish coming up, and the Eve Lom Dynaspot (£22) is another winner for clearing up any nasties.
I always use the Origins Night-A-Mins Night Cream (£30.60) every night as it’s the perfect texture and consistency and I love how moisturising it feels on my skin – it’s just enough to leave my skin feeling super soft come morning yet without the greasy or heavy feeling.
Do you have a skincare drawer packed with your favourites?
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