Thursday, 24 September 2015

Current skincare favourites

Today, I thought it would be interesting to talk about some of my favourite skincare products. My skin can be a little problematic - prone to breaking out, oily, and with a lot of redness. I need to stick to a pretty strict daily skincare regime to keep it under control, and it took me a long time to find the right products for my skin. Here are some of my current favourites. =)


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£4.99)
This is my main go-to product when it comes to removing makeup. It's fragrance-free, gentle on the skin, and effectively removes most of my makeup. I also like to use it in the mornings before applying any other products - I find that it really freshens up my skin, and gets rid of any nasties that may have collected overnight. I don't know whether Garnier's micellar water is any more or less effective than other drugstore brands, but I like that it comes in a pretty generous, 400ml size (considerably bigger than other similarly-priced cleansers).


Ziaja Cleansing & Pore Tightening Toner (£2.56)
This was a very recent discovery for me, but now I can't imagine being without it. It effectively removes any last bits of makeup that my micellar cleansing water couldn't handle, whilst soothing the skin and tightening the pores. This toner is infused with nourishing manuka leaves and B vitamins, which really help to keep my oily skin under control. The only downside of this product is that it has a pretty strong fragrance to it (very herbal, a little like green tea), and I wouldn't recommend it if you're skin is prone to drying out.


Bielenda Cucumber & Lime Exfoliating Gel (£4.65)
I use this twice as week as my main exfoliator - it's gentle on the skin, but very effective. I never used to see exfoliating as an essential part of my skincare routine, however, this product has convinced me otherwise. It helps clear any breakouts, and leaves my skin feeling clear and smooth. It contains cucumber and lime extracts which help brighten up the skin, and leave it feeling soft and more radiant.



Garnier Moisture Match Shine Be Gone (£3.99)
I think that having the right moisturiser is the foundation to a good skincare regime. I have a few go-to ones that I like to change up depending on the mood, and Moisture+Matte is my favourite one to use on my lazy, makeup free days. Although not the most hydrating moisturiser, it is very lightweight, and has a lovely, fresh scent to it. I really like how it feels on my skin when applied - it's soothing, refreshing, and enriched with a detoxifying green tea extract. It also does a really good job at mattifying my oily skin for most of the day.



Soap and Glory Wish Upon a Jar night cream (£16)
I absolutely love this product - it provides intense hydration without leaving my skin feeling greasy or heavy. It's enriched with an anti-aging mix of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which help smooth away any wrinkles and improve skin's elasticity. Thankfully, I don't yet have any wrinkles, but using this product has helped my skin look more radiant, firm, smooth, and also feel wonderfully nourished. The only downside of this cream is the slightly overpowering, chocolate-y scent - whilst not unpleasant, I'm not particularly keen on my face smelling like a chocolate pudding. =(



Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Essentials (£4.39)
This is one of my favourite budget-friendly moisturisers, and I highly recommend it to anyone with oily to combination skin. It is lightweight, non-greasy and absorbs very quickly, leaving your skin feeling smooth and thoroughly hydrated. The formula is enriched with grape water and vitamin E, which are great antioxidants that help protect and brighten up the skin. This product is great value for money, and I have been re-purchasing it for years. 


Ava Day Green Tea Mosturising Cream (£7.31)
This is another recent discovery for me, which has quickly become my favourite day moisturiser to use under makeup. The consistency is slightly gel-like, and incredibly lightweight. It absorbs very quickly, leaving the skin feeling smooth and hydrated throughout the entire day. It feels as if  you're wearing nothing at all, which is why this cream works so wonderfully as a makeup base.

What are your favourite skincare products? Let me know your recommendations!

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47 comments :

  1. Interesting products~! I've never tried any of those products, I don't think they sell them where I live

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    1. You can purchase Ava & Ziaja products on m-shop.eu, but I'm not sure whether they ship to the US. Thank you for reading =) <3

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  2. I've been obsessed with the garnier micellar water lately too - so awesome at removing makeup!

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    1. I too was surprised at how effective it is! Now I can't imagine being without it =) <3

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  3. I was just thinking earlier, wow I need some new skin care products because I'm just not happy with my current routine. I might have to try one (or a couple!) of these.

    xo, Haylee
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    1. Awww thank you so much, dear! =) I'm really glad you enjoyed the suggestions, thank you for reading <3

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  4. I like Garnier products:)
    kisses

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  5. Ziaja looks great, I am going to give it a go + the price is fantastic! x Ania
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    1. Thanks, dear! I definitely recommend it. Ziaja products are great value for money =) x x

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  6. I really want to try that Garner Micellar water, so far I have used the Bioderma one and absolutely love it.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Never tried the Bioderma one, might check that out, thanks! x

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  7. Ziaja Toner sounds brilliant. Can't believe it's so inexpensive too!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. It is brilliant! Can't imagine my daily routine without it. Thanks for stopping by x x x

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  8. Garnier micellar water is one of my favourite!

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    1. It is pretty good isn't it =) Thank you for stopping by x

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  9. I don't wear much make up so the micellar water is perfect for me! I keep that stocked up :) xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Me too! Can't imagine being without it x x

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  10. Love your picks! I've heard so many good things about this S&G cream, I need to try it out! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks, dear =) It's definitely worth trying, I was impressed with the results! X

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  11. I love Garnier Micellar cleasing water ! :) lovely post :)
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    1. Thanks dear :) Checking out your blog now x x x

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  12. i use the garnier micellair water too, i think it's unbeatable for the price! that soap and glory night cream sounds so lovely, i haven't heard anything about it before. i seriously need to find a super rich night cream now that we're getting into winter (dry patch season for me), i'll have to check it out! great post xo
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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    1. Aw, thanks dear =) I definitely recommend the Soap and Glory night cream if you're looking for intense hydration! I've tried so many creams by now, but this really is the best one (for me, at least). Thank you for stopping by <3

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  14. I'd love to try the Garnier Cleansing Water, it must be a great dupe for Bioderma! Great post! <3

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    1. Never tried the Bioderma one, but I can definitely vouch for Garnier, it is a great product! x x x

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  15. Wow I love Garnier too! Nice review product and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! <3 I'm so glad you enjoyed it =)

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  16. I used to use Garnier and I love it. Thanks for sharing your skincare :D I have also change my skincare I have a similar post to this on my blog.

    ANA
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    1. Aw, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment, lovely! x

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  17. Lovely post :) I love the Garnier Micellar Water too. I didn't get the hype for ages and then randomly started using it again, now I can't get enough of it! I also really like that Garnier moisturiser in the green tub. I've never tried the matte one in the tube though, I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the recommendations!

    Kirstie | Kimamely Beauty

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    1. Same, I can't imagine my daily routine without it! And I deffo recommend trying out the Moisture + Matte cream, especially if you already enjoy the Fresh Essentials one. =) The consistency is fairy similar, but Moisture + Matte is better for oily skin - it gives a really good mattifying effect.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment! <3

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  18. This is a very helpful review... I currently like using Etude House wonder pore toner and Physiogel Hypoallergenic Cleanser.

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    1. I have a hand cream from Etude House, the one in really cute panda packaging =) I need to try more of their products! <3 Thank you for stopping by x x x

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  19. Garnier has such great products! been hearing a lot of good stuff bout that miscellar water

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. It's probably one of my favourite drugstore brands, yes =) <3 Thank you for taking the time to comment, dear! x

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  20. I hear so many good reviews about Garnier products! I typically use Palmers and Cetaphil skincare products. Great post!


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    1. I love Palmers =) Haven't tried anything from Cetaphil though. Thank you for stopping by, lovely. <3

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  21. Really curious with garnier micellar cleansing water but it haven't released on my cuntry until now :(
    Anyway, followed your gfc and bloglovin. ^^

    Indira

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    1. Oh, I hope you get to try it soon, it's a great product! <3 Let me know your thoughts. =) x

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  22. I really love the Garnier face water I also did a review on my blog, I never try it to use it in the mornings before applying any other products I think I will try it


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    1. I just find that it helps my skin feel more refreshed when I use it in the mornings. =) Thank you for stopping by, dear! <3

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  23. I just love the Garnier Micellar Water <3
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    1. I love it, too! <3 And aw thanks, checking out your blog now x

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