Monday, 24 August 2009

My Daily Skincare Routine

I love seeing what products other people use in their day to day skin care regime, so i thought i'd share mine with you all!!

Although my skin can be quite oily, I use The Body Shop Vitamin E range which is for all skin types. Its a great all-rounder range and its really, really light in texture. This is why I like it as the Seaweed range which is for combination/oily skin can be a bit drying on my skin.

L to R - The Body Shop Vitamin C Micro Refiner, TBS Vitamin E Cream Cleanser, TBS Vitamin E Hydrating Toner, Clean & Clear Shine Control daily facial moisturiser, Garnier Eye Roll-On and TBS Vitamin E Moisture Day Cream at the front.

The cleanser is extra gentle and leaves my skin super soft. Its got antioxidant protection and contains pure wheat germ oil.

The toner is alcohol free so doesn't dry out my skin and this again contains antioxidant protection. The whole range includes pure wheat germ oil which I LOVE!! I have a few acne scars and was told that wheat germ oil can help. Since i've been using this range, they have improved a LOT!!

The day cream is really, really light. There is a heavier one for dry skin, but this one suits me as its so light. I mainly use this one as a night cream instead of the acual night cream as that ones too heavy.

The Clean & Clear shine control moisturiser is one of my more recent finds. I use this in the morning as it makes a great primer for foundation. It sinks in instantly and controls shine all day. I must say that it is nothing like the rest of the Clean & Clear range which is very, very harsh. I can't use the other products but this is a lot more gentle.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Micro Refiner is amazing!! It is described as Microdermabrasion, for radiance-boosting intense exfoliation. It contains ultra-fine particles and instantly makes your skin feel soft, smooth and looking radiant. It also contains Shea butter which is a bonus.
I would say its not suitable for sensitive skin as it is quite a rough scrub and contains pure Vitamin C.

As you can see above, it looks like a cream and you can't really see the exfoliating grains but you can definately feel them!! It really does feel like microdermabrasion but this is good as I only need to use it once a week, if that, as it is rougher, the results last longer than a normal scrub.

My last everyday product is the Garnier Eye Roll-On. I've been using this twice a day for about 2 months now but I haven't noticed that much of a difference.

Has anyone had success with this?!

I love the instant cooling effect it gives, but i initially bought this to help with my dark circles. I haven't noticed a big difference with my dark circles and I always try get my 8 hours sleep a night.

Im always on the look out for a good eye product that can help with dark circles so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?!

x x


SweetJoJoXXX said...

Hey Jen, Ive just started this whole blog thing, and on my travels came across your blog, so now Im a follower! hehe. Anyway just been reading your daily skincare routine and would like to suggest Clinique All About Eyes as an eye cream for you. Its fairly pricey, but its fantastic. Ive been using it for years and its definatly one of my "cant live without" products. Its tackles them dark circles, but also keeps fine lines at bay. A girl has to start early to prevent them lines! hehe.

SweetJoJoXXX said...

Hey Jen, yay for you being my first follower!!! hehe. I still don't really have a clue what Im doing ha, but I guess it takes some time to figure it all out.

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

There is a Soap & Glory eye cream I am after trying but I don't know if it helps with dark circles etc or just tightening the eye..I just saw a review a few months ago on someones blog so I added it to my wishlist! I got the Vitamin E stuff in TBS event so am looking forward to trying this.

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

I use a Lancome cream -- Primordiale- I think. LOL.I think it works well for me.
Just followed you btw!


Jen said...

@Girl With The Golden Touch - im sure you'll love the Vitamin E range, its a bestseller. Its made my skin look a lot more healthy!! x x