Six Skincare Saviours

Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Glossier's mantra is 'skincare first, makeup second' and recently I have been inspired to adopt this approach a little more in my beauty routine. I have been experimenting a little more than usual with some skincare products and have found six that I cannot recommend to you enough.

The makeup remover - Glossier Milky Oil

I have given my first impressions of this product when I bought it a few months ago, and it is still a product I reach for whenever I've worn a lot of makeup - although of course this isn't the case as much recently while in lockdown! A little goes a long way with this product, as only a couple of drops on a cotton pad will quickly and easily remove all makeup. I'd recommend following this up with a cleanser straight away to remove any remaining oily residue.


The Cleanser - The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

The cleanser of choice has to be from The Ordinary. Their Squalene Cleanser is the perfect product for its affordable price, and is really easy to use either on its own in the shower or as part of a skincare routine with the rest of these products. It leaves me feeling so refreshed, although for me the scent reminds me of uni now because I used it daily while I was there!

The Toner - Pixi Glow Tonic*

Maybe my favourite product of the entire post because of how much of a difference it makes, the Pixi Glow Tonic is a cult favourite, adored by the masses, and it is easy to see why. I apply this nightly to the T-Zone of my face, the area that is often quite oily when I wake up, and it really works to keep the oil at bay. It really evens out the complexion while providing a boosting glow, as its name suggests.


The Exfoliant - Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

I'm going to be writing up a full post about some Dermalogica products I've been trying out very soon, but one of my favourite products I'm using right now is their exfoliating powder. While its name suggests daily use, I prefer to simply use it whenever my skin feels a little dry. On areas that do tend to feel dry, which for me is always around my eyebrows, this works miracles in making the skin feel so much more smooth. It's really easy to make this powder into a paste and it's really gentle on the skin too.

The Moisturiser - Simple Light Moisturiser

I believe that Simple is such an underrated skincare brand; they are so affordable and never really go wrong! Their light moisturiser has been part of my skincare routine for years and years, and honestly? For the price point, no other moisturiser lives up to it for me. It is fragrance free and the perfect last step of my nightly skincare routine.


The Hand Cream - Body Shop Hand Cream

This is maybe more of a bodycare product than skincare? But it still deserves a mention! I hadn't been a huge fan of hand cream in the past, Soap & Glory's Hand Food made me think that they would all be as greasy as that one was, which just isn't comfortable! So, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I love The Body Shop's one, which is so soft and doesn't leave any residual gross feeling, just settling into the skin nicely instead. Mine is one of the Christmas scents, juicy pear, however they offer it in many other scents - personally I'd recommend the mango scent!


What are your favourite skincare products?

EG x 


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19 comments

  1. Dermalogica products are my favourite although ive not tried the exfoliant! I love body shop hand creams but ive not tried any other products, ive tried Glossier makeup but do wanna give their skincare a go!
    Ellie // www.thediaryofellie.com

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    1. Definitely try out the Glossier skincare! It is just as good as their makeup, if not better! x

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  2. I have been seeing The Ordinary products everywhere at the moment. It seems that everyone is getting onto the skincare hype now that we all have a little more time on your hands. Maybe I should take a look at their products too! This one sounds lovely x
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I definitely have been getting into skincare more now that I have the time! I definitely recommend The Ordinary cleanser, it is lovely x

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  3. Love this post Erin! I love my foundation from The Ordinary but I have never tried any of their skincare products before, they look amazing!
    Grace xx
    gracexkate.com

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    1. Thank you so much Grace!! I've been tempted to try their foundation for a while, it looks so good! x

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  4. I love The Ordinary! They have such good products at such an affordable price, my favourites are their alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid! The Body Shop hand creams are great, I really like the scented ones especially!

    Abi // www.abichristina.co.uk

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    1. I have heard so many good things about the hyalyronic acid! Totally agree that The Body Shop hand creams are great x

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  5. I'm really interested in looking more at The Ordinary's products so I'm glad there's some recommendations for me to look at! Great post!
    by mills (Amelia)
    www.bymills.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love The Ordinary! The cleanser is really the only product that I have properly tried but I'm definitely looking forward to trying some more! x

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  6. Loved this post, the photography is simply stunning! I've been eyeing up this cleanser from The Ordinary for quite a while as I really do enjoy their products, may or may not have to give it a try once my current one has ran out!

    Gabija x | EveryLittleThing Blog

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    1. Thank you so much Gabija! I really recommend trying out The Ordinary's cleanser, it's great and so affordable! x

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  7. I've always wanted to try Body Shop hand creams, my friends swear by them! I'm loving Alumier products at the moment xx

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. They are so good! I will be checking Alumier out now, thanks for the suggestion! x

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  8. The mango scent is definitely one of my favourites from TBS too!! Love the Pixi Glow Tonic, I recently purchased the big sized one!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. It's such a lovely scent! Glow tonic is the best! x

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  9. Don't know the other brands, but I love Dermalogica and Pixi, always a wonderful choices <3

    LackaDaisy

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  10. I love the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, I haven't used it for ages now but its so good!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  11. The Simple Moisturiser is on my wishlist, it is pretty affordable too

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