Hey everyone, I hope you’re all well. I’m back to work tomorrow after a lovely ten days off. I hope I don’t struggle to wake up in the morning..
Today I want to share with you some of my current skincare favourites. I noticed that a lot of my recent posts are more makeup based, and I wanted to discuss some more skincare as the products I’ve been using lately have been working so well – I can see that my skin is in much better condition. I have six different products to talk about, so if you’re interested to see what my skins been loving, then keep reading!
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Cleanser (£15.50 for 100ml)
For the purpose of the photos I have used a mini size of this cleanser that I’m saving for whenever I next go away; but I have two full sized versions in my skincare cabinet too. This is definitely my go to cleanser – it is so gentle, soothing, yet really cleansing for my skin. It has a cream texture that doesn’t strip the skin at all. The ingredients (cocoa butter, eucalyptus oil, chamomile, rosemary) make it a great choice for all skin types. I use a Liz Earle cloth to remove the product too, it helps to remove any loose dead skin cells.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid (£5.90 for 30ml)
The Ordinary is such a popular brand at the moment, particularly on instagram & youtube. I have tried out a couple of their products, and my favourite is definitely the hyaluronic acid. At first, I couldn’t see the hype.. my skin felt sticky after use and little bits of product balled up the more I tried to massage it into the skin. I then realised I was using too much product. Now I just use a little drop for my whole face and I love it! Hyaluronic acid is such a wonder product for moisture from within, and plumping the skin up a little for a healthy appearance. I’m almost out of this, luckily I have an unopened one waiting for me, since it appears to be out of stock everywhere at the minute.
This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum (£37 for 30ml)
I guess this serum is quite a similar skincare product to The Ordinary one I just mentioned, but this one contains vitamin C too, and a thinner more runny texture. This one I use in the mornings, and usually only on a no or minimal makeup day. It definitely helps brighten and plump the skin for a radiant looking face. I’ve really been enjoying using it and I feel it wakes the skin up well! It is quite a lot more expensive than The Ordinary hyaluronic acid, so I’m undecided if I will repurchase this one, but it is lovely and I like to use some vitamin C in my routine to brighten any dullness.
BYBI Bakuchiol Booster (£12 for 15ml)
I can’t go to bed without applying a drop of this oil onto my skin. Bakuchiol is a natural plant derived alternative to retinol which is kinder to skin, particularly if you have sensitive skin. Retinol is quite a harsh ingredient so you have to be careful, but it has amazing benefits. Bakuchiol has the benefits without the harshness! This stimulates collagen production to improve texture and overall condition. My skin is so much healthier since I added this into my routine and I know it is one product I won’t be changing! It is also 100% vegan, natural and cruelty free. One thing worth mentioning is that although this is an oil, it isn’t super oily and I don’t wake up in the morning with very oily skin, and I have never liked the feeling of oil before but this one I love.
Origins Ginzing Ultra-Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream (£25 for 50ml)
I recently spoke about this one in my July favourites, but I needed to mention it here too! If you have dry, dull, lackluster skin then I think you would really like this moisturiser. The ultra-hydrating cream is of course a cream based moisturiser that is fairly thick (but not super rich in my opinion). It soaks into the skin well though and leave me feeling moisturised but not oily or sticky. Origins also have an oil-free version of this which is a gel texture. The ginseng and coffee reenergises the skin so well for more radiance, so if I wake up with tired looking skin I know that this will always help!
Clinique All About Eyes Rich (£27.50 for 15ml)
I have been back and forth with so many eye creams as I have always had troublesome under eyes. I have so many eye creams in my skincare collection by now! But I am so happy I have discovered this Clinique one. It is very rich as the name suggests so you only need to apply a super small amount. I have always had dark under eyes with fine lines and some dryness – makeup has always creased so badly. Using this I have much smoother under eyes and makeup doesn’t crease half as badly! I would no longer describe the area as dry either. I still have darkness, and if I’m honest I haven’t noticed any real change to that by using this, but I have quite deep set eyes that are just hereditarily dark, and I can’t see any creams helping. But now I am able to apply a thicker concealer to hide that darkness without having to worry about much creasing and dryness!
That’s all my current skincare faves that I’ve noticed are actually making great changes to my skin! Have you used any of these? Let me know!
I feel like I’m missing out so much with Liz Earle because it’s such a cult favourite but the eucalyptus really irritates my skin. I love the sound of the BYBI Bakuchiol Booster, so affordable too?! I struggle with retinols and need to use such a low percentage and at the frequency my skin can handle it, I feel like I only see a tiny fraction of the benefits anyway so this sounds ideal for me. Need to try some soon! x
Ah that’s such a shame that you don’t get on with the Liz Earle cleanser. Definitely recommend the BYBI booster though – it really makes my skin feel healthy but not at all irritated like retinol can x
I’m currently using the regular version of the Clinique eye cream but I have very dry under eye so I’ll have to switch to the rich one once it gets colder
I haven’t used the regular version but the rich one is so so good x
I’m so bummed out that The Ordinary products don’t work for me (they make me break out!), but I’m loving seeing so many people enjoy them. I would love to try the Liz Earle cleanse and polish but it’s not available in my country – heard a lot of good things about it!
Marissa Belle × marsybun.com
I don’t get on with many of The Ordinary things – I tried a few other popular ones like the peeling solution & caffeine eye solution and really wasn’t a fan, but I do love the hyaluronic acid! Ah such a shame you can’t get the cleanser where you are x
The hot cloth cleanser and the Clinique eye cream are old favourites of mine so I definitely need to try out some of these other recommendations! I love the sound of the Origins Ginzing and have heard this raved about quite a few times now!
Soph – https://sophhearts.com x
I took way to long to jump on the cleanse & polish bandwagon haha, but I love it now! Definitely love the Origins moisturiser – Origins as a brand are really good x