Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser | £9
This used to be one of those products that just did nothing for me, but my skin has changed so much over the years so I gave it another try. I also kept getting samples in various beauty boxes and I'm pretty sure that was some kind of sign from the universe or something.
When reading blogs regularly it can be quite easy to get swept up in the hubbub of new releases and I've tried a lot of different products promising to do various things, but I've learnt that for me, gel cleansers are too drying and balms are too heavy. Cleanse & Polish is a cream formulation and it's one I'll be sticking with because it seems to suit my skin type perfectly. I've already repurchased so I'll have a back up for whenever this tube runs out, which I almost never do so this cleanser is the real deal.
Sukin Rose Hip Hydrating Day Cream | £20.38
After sifting through my skin care stash I've realised that I'm incredibly fussy when it comes to the texture of moisturisers. They must be hydrating, but they can't be too thick or take too long to sink in. I thought that because my skin was dry and dehydrated I should be using a combination of scrubs, oils, serums and moisturisers, but really my skin seems to respond best to simplicity.
I'm not sure whether this is my absolute perfect moisturiser just yet because I've only been using it for a couple of weeks, but it has been keeping dry areas at bay and I haven't had any reactions to it so I'm going to stick with it. It's quite similar in texture to Origins GinZing and the Vichy Aqualia Thermal moisturisers, both of which I love but unfortunately aren't cruelty free. This thankfully doesn't have an overpowering scent and it sinks in almost immediately, leaving my skin feeling soft and perfectly hydrated. It's £20 but that's for a jar with a whopping 120ml of product, so it's a pretty good deal & I'm hoping it will continue to work well for me.
What is your must-have skincare product?
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