In 2015 I fell in love with skincare even more. I really drilled onto the nurturing aspect of dealing with my difficult and acneic skin, and the results, overall, are amazing.
Another very tough choice as the options are aplenty and great, but here we go:
Dr Jackson Facial Oil: what an oil, what an amazing brand. The product is rich and nourishing, a delight to use. My skin loves it.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Oil: what a delight. I am a fan of the Eight Hour Cream, and this oil delivers in all areas: face, body and skin. It’s light and locks moisture for the long haul.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: super light, a delight under makeup, steady moisturistion during the day.
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Broad Spectrum anti-wrinkle protect cream: lovely smell and texture, great moisturisation and SPF20.
This works light time skin plumper: super light and efficient, it’s plump-tastic. Plus the smell heps you wake up.
Dermalogica pure night: light, moisturising and directed to pigmentation issues.
The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream: rich with oil goodness and a fab smell.
Skinceauticals Blemish+Age Defense: the product that has it all for my skin type. It fights blemishes and ageing signs. Very fluid, easily absorbed and works a treat.
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus: a fluid moisturing serum, quickly absorbed by the skin which smells of roses.
Liz Earle Superskin Face Serum: thicker than your usual, but light on the skin. Full of goodness and perfect for night.
Bee Good Hydrate, Smooth and Prime Serum: having honey as main ingredient, this light serum is quickly absorbed to create a semi-matte finish.
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster: a little pot of goodness with a fluid, water-like liquid that delivers a boost of lasting hydration to your skincare routine.
Skinceauticals Hydrating B5: also fluid and water-like, works to potentialise the effects of your other mositurisers.
Nivea lip butter: still a favourite, not losing its place in my favourites. This year, the coconut version is the star!
Ole Henriksen ultimate lift eye gel: bright blue and super light, this gel is refreshing and super light, perfect for day.
Dermalogica intensive eye repair: also very light and extra moisturising.
S5 renew eye cream: a brand close to my heart that makes the most amazing products. This eye cream is supple, light and super moisturising.
S5 Clarity Cleanser: a star. Ever so gentle, cleans deeply, soothes and helps with blemishes.
a light foam that cleans deep. Skin feels purified and there’s no tightness.
Alpha H Micro Cleanse Exfoliator: with glycolic acid, this granulated product exfoliates and polishes skin, in a gentle manner. Skin feels renewed and radiant after use.
PMD Microdermabrasion: an amazing personal microdermabrasion device. Used weekly, I really felt a difference after a few uses.
Best all rounder
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream: no praises spared on this one. Fabulous all-rounder for the face, I use on lips and occasionally on the skin when the wind gets stronger. Amazing regenerative properties, so great for scrapes.
Malin + Goetz Sulphur paste: spot zapping at its best. This weird product does work a treat, you do, however, have to put up with white patches on the face. One to use overnight.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I.: a gentle target breakout corrector. Not a killer zapper, but a gentle worker.
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask: a lovely dark clay mask that is super moisturising. A great treat.
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask: a pink clay mask that purifies and tightens without drying. In fact, all Caudalie masks are ace, I also use the Glycolic Peel and the Moisturizing mask which are fab.
I love a good toner, and the Pixi Glow Tonic is just that. Slightly exfoliating, it delivers radiance within days of use. And has a great price.
The Clinique Anti-Blemish Clarifying Lotion is great for when skin is not behaving well and is breaking out.
When skin is sensitive (after microdermabrasion or exfoliation), the dermalogica multi-vitamin toner saves the day as it’s very mild and hydrating.
I wasn’t sure how to call the Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion, but it’s in. It’s fresh, slightly moisturising and a delight to use.
Can’t live without a face mist, and in the winter even more so. The Pixi Glow Mist is a firm favourite and delivers in all areas.
The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is fresh and an office staple, and the Liz Earle Skin Booster Tonic Spritzer is nourishing and refreshing. Long live the facial mists!
What products couldn’t your skin live without in 2015?
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