As well as being somewhat of a stationery hoarder, I am a sucker for anything to do with skincare. It was probably post high school, where I really took notice of my skin and started to venture out into skincare and how we should really take good care of it. Although I’m a firm believer of eating and drinking for healthier skin, I’m always on the lookout for a product that will provide some support towards that because let’s face it; when you are a student, eating healthier isn’t always the case.
First of all, I would like to apologize for the quality of the photos. I’m not very gifted with a camera! Before I start off, I have very dry skin, and sometimes when temperatures plummet to freezing, it starts flaking. Yes, flaking (Not major flakeage but of course, this is not great). I’ve tried so many face creams to tackle my dry skin, but many of the products stop being great after an hour or so. The Aveeno Moisturising Cream has been my saviour! It’s the only cream I’ve tried so far that keeps my skin feeling moisturised! For £6.99, it really does stop your skin from drying out. From what I believe, it has oatmeal in, and that is a really great superfood for dry skin! Lush has an oatmeal mask called Oatifix for £6.75 which really brightens up your skin. Personally, the only downfall to Oatifix was that it’s too moisturising. You definitely have to use a bit which does save you product but at the same time, you have to use it up before its expiry date (2 or 3 weeks) I believe and for me, I did have to throw away a lot of product!
The Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash is another favourite. For me, whenever I try to use a facial scrub or exfoliant of any kind, it makes my skin red which made me come to the conclusion that I may have sensitive skin. I was recommended by a friend to purchase this, and I’ve had my eye on this for a while too. It is the one scrub or facial wash that isn’t too harsh. When my skin is feeling a bit dull or I’ve got a few spots, I kid you not when I use this, my spots minimize the next day.
I purchased the Olay Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream because when I wake up in the morning, my skin feels dry and to be honest, that is when I’m most likely to get the flakes. The Anti Wrinkle was just a bonus. I’ve never used any Olay products but this was on sale (for £4.95- bargain!) so I thought, why not? It’s been over a month since I’ve purchased this and it really does keep my skin moisturised throughout the night and when I wake up, SOFT SKIN! Also, I’ve got a few fine lines under my eyes and forehead, and now, I feel as though they’re not as noticeable! I use this every night before I go to bed, and in the morning, I use the Aveeno Moisturising Cream. By using them simultaneously, it really does help me save product.
Ok, I might’ve jumped on the bandwagon later than everyone else on this one. I’ve tried B. Micellar Water before but it didn’t really do much for me. I decided to purchase the mini bottle of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to trial and I have to say, believe all the hype guys. I am NEVER going back to make up wipes. Make up wipes were always harsh on my skin, and always left my skin red too. But this product gets the make up off with little ease! One wipe, and it removes almost all of the product in the targeted area. If I’m off to university, the minimal makeup I wear usually consists of a sheer lipstick and eyeliner. I always thought it was a bit of a waste using a whole wipe to take off my eyeliner. But with this, you can get a small cotton ball and take it all off! I will definitely invest in the bigger bottle once I finish this, but it’s handy to have the smaller bottle for travel. The only downside for me is how the product comes out of the bottle. I feel like the product pours out and if you’re not careful, you could easily pour most of it out. Nonetheless, I will keep on purchasing this pot of gold!
These are products that have worked really well for me, but I wouldn’t really recommend them (apart from the Garnier Micellar Water and Neutrogena Facial Wash) to anyone with oily skin as they might not work as well as it did for me, though you could always have a try.
I’m always looking to try some new skincare products and I’m on the hunt for eye creams that eliminate dark circles. I’m currently looking to try out some sheet masks, so if you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments and also, what is your holy grail skin care product?