My Favourite Skincare Brands

Thursday, 20 July 2017

My favourite skincare brands

| My Favourite Skincare Brands! |

Skincare is an area of my beauty routine that I like to experiment with from time to time but for the most part, I tend to stick with the same products and brands. After years of trialing different products and various brands ranging from budget, to high-end, to more luxurious options, I've collected a little stash of products from my favourite brands that have withstood the test of time as I always come back to them again and again.

1) La Roche Posay // 
There's been at least one LRP product in my skincare routine for the past three years as the brand is catered to sensitive skin. I find all of their products gentle but effective, and a prime example of that is the Serozinc Spray. This Zinc Sulphate solution is the most gentle toner designed for oily/blemish-prone skin I've come across. The product soothes any inflamed spots and calms down the skin, helping it to recover.

Another longtime LRP favourite of mine is Effaclar Duo+, a blemish cream that targets spots, scarring, as well as unclogging pores. This is one of the best spot treatments because it doesn't dry out the spot, instead healing it over time and you also get other benefits from the product compared to a traditional spot treatment. 

2) Origins //
Origins is a brand that was immensely popular a few years ago but the hype surrounding the brand seems to have died down a little bit. However, it still remains to be a firm favourite in my routine. The first product I bought from them was the famous GinZing moisturiser {Review}. It has the most delicious orangey scent, it has a cooling light consistency and adds radiance to prevent a dull complexion.

 Another hydrating favourite from Origins includes the Drink Up 10 Minute Mask. This is a lifesaver for my dry flaky skin as it leaves my skin feeling soft and plump in just 10 minutes. It also has a gorgeous apricot scent making it a pleasure to use.  

Aesop skincare review

3) Aesop //
I just discovered Aesop at the start of this year but it's one of those brands that you instantly fall in love with. The Fabulous Face Oil is a luxurious oil that helps soothe irritated breakouts as well as hydrating the skin. It also has a calming herbaceous scent that helps me relax before bed.

The Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque {Review} is another product that helps combat breakouts. One of the main ingredients, primrose seed oil is a good source of fatty acids which are known to aid spot healing. The mask also draws out impurities, clarifying the skin without completely stripping the skin of its moisture.

4) Clinique //
Clinique is a renowned brand in the skincare industry for two particular products: Moisture Surge moisturiser and Take The Day Off cleansing balm. The former is hands down the best moisturiser I've tried! It packs the skin with hydration banishing dehydrated lines and dry flaky patches. My skin always feels as smooth as a baby's skin whenever I use this. It has a light non-greasy formula so I find that it works well underneath makeup.

The cleansing balm is very pricey but it's definitely worth the money in my opinion! It's the most effective product I've used for removing makeup and it also leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth so it's great for anyone with dry/dehydrated skin.

5) The Ordinary //
The Ordinary is the hot topic in the blogging community at the moment and with good reason! This innovative brand provides highly coveted skincare ingredients at an affordable price. The products are simple and fuss-free but they are extremely effective at carrying out their functions. I highly recommend the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 which helps hydrate the skin and I also recommend the 100% organic cold-pressed rose hip seed oil. It's rich in skin loving nutrients such as antioxidants, Pro-vitamin A, and essential fatty acids to help restore the skin, reduce acne scars, hydrate the skin as well as addressing many other skin concerns.

What are your favourite skincare brands?

Cliona xx

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  1. The Ordinary is deffo one of my new favourite brands-I'm loving their products at the mo! Really want to pick up some more La Roche Posay products as haven't tried a lot from them recently xxx

  2. I love the Ordinary - especially the rose hip :) Aesop is one of those brands I really want to try more from

    Jasmine xx

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