Sunday 20 November 2016

Evening Skincare Routine - Clinique, Avene, NIOD, Sunday Riley, Biologique Recherche

My skin has never played ball, in fact if it were a school girl in a PE lesson it would be the one stood slumped next to the goal posts, arms folded looking a proper misery (could quite possibly be me i'm referring to there). However my skin would quite happily be a cheerleader supporting team greasy or team crater, heck it would even support team flaky at times. I think I have given you enough of an insight into the fact that I am not happy with my skin, and because of that I am always keen to try the newest "full of promise" skincare items. 

So below, I am showing you my latest evening skincare regime, I have also filmed a video which you can find embedded in this post below. 

I do not mind spending the time (or money) using facial skincare products as I see it as being worth the investment. The way I see it is if you would spend £30 on a top then why wouldn't you spend £30 on a decent face cream? surely your face is your main accessory. Now i'm not saying you have to be spendy with skincare, I am just saying you shouldn't always let a price tag put you off. 

First of all I use a micellar water to take off the first layer of filth - my water of choice is the Avene Cleanance as I find it works well with my oily skin and it is good at removing eye makeup. I also use this on non-makeup days just to remove excess oil.

I then use the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. There isn't anything fancy about this balm, compared to others (EH) where they are quite fragranced and a treat to use. This one has no scent, its simple and gets the job done. At first look of this balm you may think it is a bit greasy and like lard, how can that get your skin clean? well it does, as it absorbs oil and takes off all make up. I apply this to dry skin, massage it in (even my eyes) and remove with a flannel, the result? really clean skin.

Then comes the star of the show....the lotion P50W - my acid toner of choice. I am not going to say much about this as I have written a blog post (will be up in the next few days) but let's jut say that it is the product I would defo recommend you take a look at. 

I then go in with my treatment acids/oils - first of all the NIOD Multi-molecular Hyaluronic Complex. I need to research a bit more on this as, to be honest, I do not know much about it. I put a few drops on after my acid toner to lock in "good" moisture. What I do know is that you need to use this before other absorbing products as it gets right in deep and other products applied before may block it from getting in. From what I know, you use the thinnest product first working your way up to thicker products, which makes sense if you think about it.

I then go in with the UFO Clarifying Oil from Sunday Riley - this has 1.5% salicylic acid in it which helps to combat spots and blocked pores. It also helps to regulate and control oil, which is exactly what I need. I have been using this for a few weeks now so I am not quite ready to put my comments out yet. Unless there is an immediate effect, I like to give products like this at least a month to really see any improvements.

I then seal this all in with a moisturiser - my choice is the Clinique Moisture Surge (the gel one) as it really is ideal for over moist (sorry) skin. It absorbs super fast and leaves no residue - you really must try this if you have oily combination skin because it doesn't clog the skin at all.

So there's my current routine, no doubt I will mix it up soon! if you have any skincare items that you think I should try then please let me know!

Thanks for reading!

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  1. i have heard great things about the clinique moisture surge so i am willing to try it because i have oily skin. i use neutrogena retinol treatement in the evening because it is really important to add retinol to the skincare routine. It really helps with anti aging.

    Claire From

  2. Love your product choices - I've been dying to get my hands on that P50 lotion but can never find it in Canada. I'm jealous!

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

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