Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Perfect Skincare Routine?

As you might have guessed from the title, this post is about finding the perfect skincare routine. I don't think I would be too far off in saying that this is something that a lot of us struggle with. There are so many products out there that promise us the world, and the ones that deliver are few and far between.

For years I have struggled. Years. I've always had dry skin, I spent a fortune trying to find products that would work. I am talking brands like Dior, Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Dermalogica etc... All counter staff gave me their 'word' that these products would sort my skin out. Some of them did, but not for long. My skin would just revert back to it's old ways.

Lately it's gotten to the stage where my foundation is starting to look ridiculous on my face. To be honest, it's driving me insane. I had to take action, but what could I do? I had already spent way more than any person could deem reasonable. So, I figured I'd get back to basics... the crazy thing is, these seem to be making more progress with sorting my skin out than any of the more expensive brands.


So, to remove my makeup, I use the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser. This comes with a muslin cloth, I use this once to remove makeup and then a second time to make sure my skin is squeaky clean.


Next in my routine is Peaches and Clean... I adore this, and I genuinely notice a major difference when I don't use it. I give my face a good coating of this, I leave it on for about a minute and then remove with cotton pads. It smells amazing, although nothing like peaches...



As a dry skin gal, toner is always tricky, I love the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic because is alcohol free, very gentle and it does the job perfectly.


Next I apply the S&G Make Yourself Youthful Serum, this smells amazing, it takes a while to sink in but it leaves my skin silky soft and moisturised.


This is Soap & Glory's 21 day collagen treatment 'Wish Upon a Jar'. I'm a bit of a cheater with how I use this cream. It's just so luxurious and thick, it's exactly what my skin needs. I use it all the time and it seems to be the only thing that can sort out my dry patches.


This is S&G's eye gel, fantastic for me but i have heard mixed reviews. It feels like it does the little baggies under my eyes the world of good, and it sinks in super quick.

I have two face mask's I alternate between every week...


Liz Earles 'Brightening Treatment Mask' is the most amazing product to get rid of dry skin. You know how sometimes when you are sick or just run down, you get that dead grey skin look, the really attractive one?! Well this is what sorts it. It smells delicious and it really works. I cant count how many times this has given me the confidence to step outside the front door when I've felt like a walking corpse!


This one is a pore minimiser and remover of all those horrible little lurker spots that pop up at the worst possible moments 'No Clogs Allowed' this is a self heating mask and it comes with smoothing sponges, it works wonders at keeps breakouts a bay and honestly I cant praise it enough.

So that's it ladies!
Let me know if you've tried any of these.
What are your skin saviours?
Do you have to spend a fortune to get the perfect skin?
Until Next Time
xoxo
Aundrea.

18 comments:

  1. So many soap and glory products! I recently splurged at the body shop for my cleanser, toner, day cream etc. after debating between that and the soap and glory versions, now I'm thinking I should have gone with soap and glory!

    Alice

    http://SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love S&G amazing value for money. I do have a weakness fir the Body Shop too ;) which ones did you pick up? :) x

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  2. I always stick to brands like Soap and Glory, Clean and Clear and the Boots essential range, have to drink lots of water to stop my skin drying up!

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    1. Dry skin is the worst. It's so difficult to pin down the products that work. I adore S&G (obviously) water helps a lot but it takes so long to determine what actually works x

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  3. Ohhhhh I love you even more for this review. If you have seen my blog post on my fav soap and glory products you will know I want to give their facial skincare a go. Now I want all of the above soap and glory products as I too have dry skin! Did you get all these soap and glory products in Boots in golden Island? Ive never seen them but maybe their not in the same section as the body skincare are. So helpful thank you!!! xxxx

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    1. Our boots is pretty badly stocked when it comes to s&g skincare. They have most stuff but they can order in what they don't have. Plus it's 3 for 2. Bonus! Is there anything in particular you wanted to try? :) xxx

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  4. Ah! Ive been waiting for this ;) I have to get that serum now and also i might try that collagen cream too as my skin is so dry. Do you think it could last longer than 21 days if you were good with it? God i'm getting so addicted to S&G. I just read a review on the Glow all Out highlighting powder and it looks really nice! xxx

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    1. If my memory serves me correctly glow all out used to come on liquid form, I'm not sure if it still does. It was called glow job lol. For me it lasts about 6 weeks used morning and night if you use it directly after a toner or serum it might last even longer, it's applys like a dream ;) xxxx

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    2. Ah Glow Job still exists ;) Glow All Out i think is a recent addition which can be found in the makeup section! I'm deffo gona try the 21 day cream once my Catch a Wrinkle in Time runs out! xxx

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    3. Def do and let me know how you find it ;) xxx

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  5. Great post hun, i'm a toltal Soap & Glory addict. Tempted to try Peaches And Cream & No Clogs Allowed. Hmmmmmmm they still on 3 for 2? lol Ax

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    1. They are :D It's really popular. There was actually a shortage there for 3 weeks! I've bought a few back ups. My skin threw a fit when I wasn't using it lol xxx

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  6. I really need that LE treatment mask in my life! I must try some S&G stuff too, I've used their stuff before and liked them but wasn't wowed- these look great though!

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    1. I think it's like every brand... It really depends on what you use. I just got really sick of spending a fortune on things that didn't work for me. My skin is just stubborn lol xx

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  7. im loving my LE at the moment...

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    1. They're an amazing brand. Glad you like them. LE and S&G are my two favs ;)

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  8. I love Soap & Glory and Liz Earle, have tried loads of these products and they're great!

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    1. I love them all... can't rate them enough :) x

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