All prices within this blog post are correct at the time of posting.
Although the last few posts have been very bookish, I do have other passions and hobbies that I like to explore on this blog. Skincare is something that I have mentioned a bit in past favourites posts, but I would like to talk about it a bit more as I explore and learn about it.
In the past, I have mostly followed my gut with which skincare products to buy and use. My mum taught me to cleanse, tone, moisturise when I was a teenager and that was really my first step into skincare. Since then, I have tried to listen to my skins needs, guage which products work well for me, and gather bits of advice from blogs, YouTube and skincare experts.
Although I have more exploring and learning to do, I want to think a bit about the products that I am currently using to review them in a way, decide if they work for me, and talk about whether they might be good for you.
Before I begin, I want to quickly add that I try to use cruelty free products, so I will add a CF to indicate that.
Also, my skin is both dry and prone to be dehydrated so that will obviously dictate which products I use and like. I try to use products that are good for sensitive skin as well.
Nivea Oil in Lotion Cherry Blossom and Jojoba Oil
To my knowledge, Nivea is not a cruelty free brand which is a shame, partly because I really like their products. I am using this one because it was given to me as a gift, and I do really like it. It’s an ‘oil in lotion’ which I think is what I am liking about it. I have dry skin so I think the oil is working well for me and the product has a lovely scent. Although I was concerned about whether this product would be okay for my sensitive skin, it has been fine and my legs have felt great, so I definitely recommend this one.
The Body Shop Aloe soothing moisture lotion SPF 15 (CF)
I bought this because I wanted a moisturiser that contained SPF and I was placing an order from The Body Shop with some money I had received for Christmas. The Aloe Vera range is good for sensitive skin and I do like this moisturiser. I’m not sure if it is the one for me, but it isn’t a heavily greasy SPF cream and I think it is worth a try. It’s not a cheap moisturiser, but I don’t think it is expensive either and The Body Shop is a brand that I really like.
Superdrug Vitamin E SPF 15 moisturising day cream (CF)
I wanted to try this product because I love The Body Shop’s Vitamin E range and I like some of the Superdrug products I have used in the past. I also liked that this has SPF in it. I am hoping to find an SPF that is not at all greasy, but unfortunately I don’t think that this is the one for me. However, it is a nice, fairly thick cream and definitely hydrates my skin. It takes a little bit of time to sink into my skin, but it is a decent product, especially for this price.
Revolution Hydration Boost lightweight hydrating gel cream (CF)
I have been using this for a couple of months now and sadly I don’t think it is the product for me. I needed a new moisturiser to use at night and this one was on offer when I looked, so I thought I would try it as I hadn’t tried any Revolution Skincare products before. The product is definitely a gel and practically feels like water when you put it on your face. It is very cooling which I like and Revolution have made a nice looking product. However, I don’t think this product is deeply moisturising enough for me, but it is a ‘hydration boost’ for sure so perhaps it would be better for skin that is dehydrated or for someone to use this in combination with plenty of other hydrating products.
Superdrug Vitamin C Facial Spritz (CF)
I have previously tried a moisturiser from the Superdrug Vitamin C range, and I liked it, so I thought I would try a spray version as it would be quick and easy to spritz over my face. The product says that it revives your skin and boosts your natural radiance and I have found that it is really good. Plus, it is easy to use which means that I keep using it and don’t forget.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (CF)
£5 or £11
I heard about this product on Instagram a year or so ago and it looked amazing for removing makeup. I primarily use this to remove makeup, but recently I have been using it as my daily cleanser. It is incredible for melting off your makeup, I highly recommend this product! Plus, it leaves my skin feeling super soft and doesn’t seem to dry out my skin at all. The product is labelled as good for sensitive skin, but I imagine it is good for most skin types, although I am not sure about oily skin. My advice is to try this product for yourself, and definitely use it instead of makeup wipes! They have recently released a smaller size of this product as well so if you would like to try it, I recommend getting it.
What skincare products are you currently using? Do you like them?