5 Super Skin Products

Thursday, 26 February 2015

 Me and my skin are in constant battle. If I moisturise because it's dry then it ends up all shiny and oily. It was also very spotty in my teens and I do still get them, although nowhere near as bad. I also have big pores which I've just had to accept. 

This battle has meant I've tried a whole range of weapons products in an attempt to fight some of my problems. Here's a few that I've been enjoying recently...

I've read about Good Things on quite a few blogs now, so when I was in Boots a couple weeks ago looking for a face mask, I decided to try it for myself. I think it's such good value for the amount of product you get. I went for the Avocado and Goji Berry one but they also had a Mauka Honey one which looked pretty good too! So far I'm very impressed with it. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and smells very lovely!

I got this solid make up brush cleanser for Christmas so I didn't want to look up the price too much but there seems to be a variety of sellers selling it on Amazon :) I realise it's not exactly a skin product but keeping your make up brushes clean is important to stop bacteria growing on them - no one wants to spread bacteria all over their face ewww! 
That said...I'm terrible with keeping on top of cleaning my own brushes but I've found this cleanser makes the whole process a lot easier - you just wet the solid soap, swirl your brushes onto it and then rinse and leave to dry - simples! I was surprised at how effectively it cleaned them actually, literally takes seconds!

I was very excited to try this hand cream as Yes Nurse was founded by two nurses, which straight away raised my expectations for this product and I wasn't disappointed! You only need the smallest amount and it absorbs super quickly and my hands feel super soft almost instantly when I use this. You can usually tell when I've put it on because I can't keep my hands away from my nose haha - it smells like a french bakery - almond and honey mmm :) 
The sample I got came with a cute pink sleeve which is supposed to raise awareness and money for breast cancer care. 50p is donated to the charity when you buy this. As I received this product for free, I decided to make my own donation and you can too by clicking here.
You can get the handcream for cheaper if you don't want the pink sleeve, but it is a cute touch :) I love everything about the packaging!  I know my mum would love this for Mother's Day as she always has really dry hands.

My skin is always breaking out and since using Lush's Tea Tree water, I've been on the hunt for more Tea Tree products. I bought this set from The Body Shop just before Christmas, I think it was around £13? It included a foaming cleaner, a toner and a clearing lotion. I loved the tingly feeling it gave my skin so much that I went back the next day to purchase the exfoliator too! It's great for drying out spots but it can be a bit aggressive if you use it every day, so I try and just focus the product on problem areas to avoid my whole face getting dry. 

This serum claims to 'help dimish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, age spots and skin discolouration.' I can't say I have a problem with these things yet BUT it also promises to 'provide you skin with a better and smoother complexion by shrinking pores and evening out your skin tone.' 
The packaging looks very medicinal which I can't decided if I like or not, but I suppose it does make it professional looking! The dropper comes in very handy for applying the serum. It smells as if you're rubbing a fresh orange on your face but without the stingy feeling you'd expect from a citrus fruit - that is my best way of describing it! It absorbs quickly into the skin and I have felt that my skin has been looking more ...glowy? - is that a word? - since using it every day! I'm not usually confident enough to go out without a scrap of make up but I have been having good skin days recently which could be down to using this? I guess you never know for sure..but I'll keep using it in case ey! 

What skin products do you like to use? 


  1. These looks great, I'm definitely going to buy some tea tree products on my next shopping trip! And I love the packaging for that hand cream! I'm thinking of writing a blog post on a few of my favourites like the lush king of skin moisturising bar and face mask.



  2. Hi, just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for 'The Versatile Blogger Award', you can see my post here: http://angelinaarose.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-versatile-blogger-award.html
    Angie x

  3. Ooh very interested in the Vitamin C serum. I love the smell of oranges!! I've got a ton of stuff to use up at the moment but definitely putting it on my try-in-the-future list! :D xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  4. I keep seeing that face mask pop up I may have to pop into boots and purchase it although I've just picked up the tea tree one from body shop x
    han // emandhan xo


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