#BeautyBuys Part 4

Bad Blogger | Skincare Review

All my favourite skincare products, getting you ready for flawless summer skin! 


Good skin is not an easy feat to achieve, something I've been trying to perfect over the last 10 years or so. Even when I think I've got it right, my skin does something unpredictable and unplanned, punishing me for eating a whole bag on madeleines on a Tuesday night! The with combination skin, it's even harder to try and find the right products that keep the dry parts moisturised and the oily parts cleansed. Why can't anything in life be easy, right? After spending time getting to know, understand and pamper my skin, I've finally learned what works for me (90% of the time) and the products that my skin really loves. 

It's important to note that just as we are all unique, so is our skin. While these products work well for me, I'd advise experimenting around to test and trial what's best for you :)

 

The Pre-Cleansers

Even if you're feeling super exhausted after a long ass day at work, simply taking off your makeup with a wipe and washing your face once is not enough ladies! You should try to pre-cleanse with an oil-based cleanser to really soak up makeup and dirt build up from the day (see post on double cleansing):

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Price: £40

A heavier oil cleanser, so isn't needed every night. Gives excellent hydration so I suggest using it as a mask once a week or during winter seasons when your skin needs that extra bit of lovin'. 

Rating: 4.5/5

Malin + Goetz Review

Malin & Goetz Facial Cleansing Oil

Price: £30

A lighter oil, great for taking off minimal makeup quickly but I prefer a heavier oil to really get in there. Smells nice though!

Rating: 3.5/5

 

Eve Lom Review

Eve Lom Cleanser

Price: £55

My absolute favourite beauty product right now! Seems a tad expensive but you don't need a lot to get the desired effects. In the long run, you actually save money buying this cleanser. Love it!

Rating: 5/5

 

The Cleansers

I prefer more foamed based cleansers for the second round of cleaning my face. All the bubbling and foaming makes cleansing my face for the second a little more fun and a little less tiresome. 

Elemis Review

Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash

Price: £28

I recently tried this and am no in love with it! It's a creamier cleanser, that cleans away impurities while still keeping your skin's natural oils. Win win!

Rating: 4.5/5

 

Malin & Goetz Review

Malin & Goetz Detox Face Mask

Price: £32

This bubbles all over your face with the oddest, tingling session. So fun! Doubles up as a mask and cleanser, depending on how long you leave it on. Though it's probably a little too much effort for an every night cleanse. 

Rating 3.5/5

Liz Earle Review

Liz Earle  Hot Cloth Cleanser

Price Point: £14.50

It feels like the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Polish was the star product of last year. You're defintely getting your money's worth with this product. It feels good, smells good and does the job well. Can't complain!

Rating: 4/5

Bad Blogger | Beauty Review

The Serums

Who knows what serums actually do? I've never been hundred percent sure. I think it's something to do with getting an intense and concentrated shot of a particular benefit e.g. hydration or pigmentation. They say use it and I do, aaaand it works a treat so hey ho! 

Paula's Choice Review

Paula's Choice Resist Omega+ Complex Serum

Price Point: £32

Only just started using this product but after 3 weeks, skin feels softer and brighter. Really pleased with it. 

Rating: 4/5

Elemis Review

Elemis Hydra-Boot Serum

Price: £45

A nice serum that aims to hydrate skin and boost production of natural oils. A little more watery than I am accustomed to but it does leave the skin feeling silky smooth.

Rating: 4/5

 

Elemis Serum Review

Elemis White Brightening Even Tone Serum

Price Point: £61

Well this is most definitely a treat for very special occasions. My skin felt fresher whilst using it but it did seem to ran out far too quickly for something that costs more than  more phone bill. 

Rating: 4/5

 

The Moisturisers

During the day, I go for lighter cream under my makeup. At night I much prefer using oils to really hydrate my skin as I sleep. 

Clean and Clear Review

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser

Price: £3.25

It's not every day, expensive products! Sometimes the cheap and cheerful stuff does actually work. This is the perfect  moisturiser to use under makeup as it's light and refreshing. 

Rating: 4.5/5

Malin & Goetz Review

Malin & Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil

Price: £62

I love a good oil and this one works a treat. However, the price isn't that friendly, so it's not something I'd splurge on regularly. Love the packaging though.

Rating: 4/5

 

Kiehl's Review

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Price: £38

Saving the best for last; if I could marry this product, I would! A heavier oil that makes me feel great, look great and sleep like a baby. 10/10 Kiehl's!!

Rating: 5/5

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