Everyday Morning Skincare Routine – The Six Products that Work for Me

Hey Sweeties,

This post is well overdue, but it can take a really long time to create a skincare routine that works for you and I have finally found a combination of six products that suit me really well and I now use daily in my morning skincare routine… at least for now.

Everyday Morning Skincare Routine

Everyday Morning Skincare routine

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An Affordable Cleanser Everyone Should Try – Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser | Review

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In recent months, I have started to use Facebook more for joining interest groups than I have for keeping in contact with friends (although I do still, obviously), and one of the groups I have joined is Mrs Gloss and the Gloss. This group is full of (mostly) women of all ages asking for help and advice and providing opinions and the like to each other about fashion, beauty and skincare. I have lost whole lunchtimes and evenings before replying to a million posts that I can help shed some light on the query, and/or give my opinion on something, or point towards a particular product or treatment that I think is worth recommending. Sharing blog posts is not allowed (which is refreshing, even if sometimes slightly annoying if you/I have written about something that would be helpful), but you are welcome to point to people and sites worth checking out if necessary. This is a great group and very friendly, definitely worth checking out if this sounds like the sort of thing you are looking for.

Anyway, my point of this was to say that on a daily basis people share and ask for product recommendations. It was in this group that I was made aware of the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser, and even though I was not particularly looking for a product of this type, when I was recently in a store and spotted it by chance, I thought it would be worth a purchase.

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

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KIMOVI Cream for Dry, Sensitive and Irritated Skin | HelloSkin

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I was recently contacted by the team at HelloSkin (a site providing nonprescription products, nutritional supplements, and accessories serving the need of people with psoriasis, eczema, Acne and dry skin conditions), to see if I would like to try out one of the products available on their website. Of course, I said yes so here it is –

KIMOVI Cream for Dry, Sensitive and Irritated Skin

Kimovi Cream

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Spring/Summer Beauty and Skincare Superdrug Haul

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I haven’t done a beauty/skincare haul in forever, I’ve run out of things, sure, but those items haven’t really been repurchased in bulk…. until now. I’d run out of serum, concealer, micellar water, my favourite Stila mascara had dried up, so it was time to get my act together and hit up Superdrug. Usually I would go to Boots, but Superdrug had a couple of offers on that made it more worthwhile to do a little bit of a haul there for a change. So here is what I got… some repurchases and a couple of new treats… and something for my husband (the razors FYI).

My Spring/Summer Beauty & Skincare Superdrug haul-

Superdrug Haul

Garnier Micellar Water

A staple in my evening skincare routine, I use it to remove eye makeup before using the Soap & Glory Peaches n’ Clean 3-in-1 Purifying Cleanser or The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter, to remove the rest of my makeup. I’ve reviewed this product here previously.

Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion

Confession: I have NEVER used fake tan, had a spray tan, or used a sun bed. Why? Because I don’t have a problem being a little pale sometimes and to be honest, when the sun is out it doesn’t take me too long to catch some colour. However, following a gloomy winter and not getting a chance to catch any pre-honeymoon sunshine, I fancied giving this gradual tan moisturiser a go.

As first impressions go, it has scored incredibly highly -it smells lovely, easy to apply, absorbs/dries quickly and results can be seen quickly. So far, I would definitely recommend it to others.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Intense Black

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my favourite mascara to date is the Huge Extreme Lash mascara from Stila (review here) which if you like big thick lashes, you must check it out. However, it is £18 (prices may vary) and sometimes I just can’t spend that on a mascara and this is one of those times. In these situations, I return to the high street’s best mascara -the Maybelline Lash Sensational and I like it in ‘intense black’. Does anyone hate this mascara? I don’t think so.

Superdrug Haul

Superdrug Haul

Oral-B Precision Clean Heads

I purchased an electric toothbrush a couple of years ago but for whatever reason, it until recently remained untouched in its box. I was about to look into selling it on but decided to use it instead and oh my word, why didn’t I use it sooner?! As an ex-dental nurse, I know first-hand that a simple manual toothbrush works perfectly fine, but an electric toothbrush achieves a deeper, stronger clean and arguably can enable better oral health. I purchased some replacement heads so that my husband can use the brush too, and that we have some spare for the cupboard.

Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

My 30th birthday is now on the horizon and with that I know that my skincare needs to be upped to ensure my skin is looked after and get what it needs. One of those steps I recognise I should look into introducing into my routine is an eye cream. I thought I would give this very affordable product a go and so far, so good.

Simply Pure Hydrating Serum

I love serums and I really hate being without one in my skincare routine. I have tried a few so far over the last couple of years and this one I heard beauty journalist, Sali Hughes recommend. It’s an incredibly affordable product (less than £3, I’m not lying!) so I thought I would give it a go myself. So far, it just proves that you don’t need to always spend a lot to get/find good quality skincare.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 

I am sure I have spoken about this product before on here in previous beauty hauls and posts. This is a great concealer and one I just always have in my drawer available to use. I have also recently been using the Bourjouis Radiance Reveal concealer which I will also repurchase when I run out.

 

What are your must have skincare and beauty products? And do you prefer Boots or Superdrug?

Until next time x

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Pure Potions Skin Salvation – Three Products to help with Dry Skin Suitable for all the Family

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I was recently very kindly sent three products from the Pure Potions Skin Salvation range* which includes an ointment, a moisturising cream, and a hand cream to try out and review for you guys. The products are all cruelty free and 100% natural. However, owing to the ointment containing beeswax in its formula, only the moisturising cream and hand cream are vegan.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment; Daily Moisturising Cream; & Hand Cream Review

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

I love how the products arrived all nicely packaged up.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment

This a deep moisturiser, also suitable for people with dry, itchy skin and people prone to eczema. Rich, deeply moisturising and restorative. Skin Salvation forms a semi-occlusive barrier which protects the skin from external irritants.

The Pure Potions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment is not only an essential product for sufferers of dry skin, but its also one of those products with multiple uses. Here are some examples –

Cuticle balm; sore noses; eye make-up remover; nappy balm; cracked heels; itchy patches; lip balm; post shaving/waxing… and the list goes on.

I have so far just used this ointment on my lips and it makes them beautifully soft instantly; it’s a great product to apply before bed so it can really do its magic overnight, and I think it’ll be a godsend over the colder months when lips chap and dry out. This product is very much like Vaseline.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream & Intensive Hand Cream

These two products, which are arguably easier to use on the basis that its uses are clearer (face, body, hands), contain all the nourishing benefits of the Pure Potions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment.

I first started trying the Daily Moisturising Cream on my face but to be honest, it was okay but I have other products that are nicer to use on that area. For arms, body, legs, feet… the moisturiser does the job fine.

The Intensive Hand Cream is easy to apply, quick to absorb and leaves hands feeling fresh and nourished. There’s nothing more annoying than a hand cream that takes forever to absorb and leaves hands feeling sticky, this one from Pure Potions is uncomplicated and does the job, ideal for households and/or on your desk.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

All three of these products, while nothing to really rave about if I am honest, are the sort of products essential to the family cupboard of useful things; everyone has a cupboard or a draw with plasters, medication, lotions etc. and owing to the nature of this moisturiser, hand cream and ointment, these are ideal to have in that very location, for times of need, particularly if you have a family.

To view the full range, click here.

Until next time x

*Contains PR Sample

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