Finding the perfect products for your skincare routine can be a tricky process. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to finishes and everyone has different problem areas to focus on, which is why I feel it's all about trial and error when choosing the right products for you. I rarely suffer from spots but I battle with dark circles and red areas around the nose, so anything that can mask or at least help these look less visible is a winner for me. I recently decided to push the boat out and try out some new hyped up brands and see how they worked for me...
I'm not going to lie, this comes with a pretty hefty price tag which can be expected when shopping for high-end brands, but it's one of those products that I've heard so many people talk about, I just had to see whether it lives up to its high expectations. Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite makeup brands and I'm yet to find a product that I haven't loved, which is what pushed me to try her skincare even more. The Magic Cream is a multi-tasking, anti-ageing moisturiser designed to leave the skin feeling soft, plump and hydrated due to its rose-hip and camellia oil ingredients, and the results show in an instance... literally. It adds a lovely smooth base when used before applying foundation too. I was wary when first applying this due to the consistency that seems quite rich and heavy, but it absorbs quickly and doesn't add that horrible layer of grease to the skin.
When I discovered Glossier was coming to the UK, I knew I had to get my hands on some of their most popular products. I've tried and tested many different cleanser formulas over the years [and come to realise that oils are at the bottom of the scale for me], whilst products with a creamy or milky consistency are the ones that I'll repurchase the most. I was instantly intrigued by the description of the Milk Jelly cleanser as I imagined it being refreshing and gentle on the skin, which I was right about. This is a great everyday product that can be used solely as a cleanser on wet skin but can also act as a makeup remover when applied to dry skin too. If you're wearing more than a light layer of makeup, you may have to apply this a couple of times but it does the job of removing everything without effecting the balance of your complexion. I adore any product that contains rosewater too as I find it extremely refreshing and brightening on the skin.
Along with the Glow Tonic [which I also purchased but I'm yet to try], this product has been raved about on numerous occasions. As I've mentioned before, adding serums and night oils to my routine is quite a recent thing, but of course, I'm happy to welcome anything into my life that will benefit my complexion. If you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin, this product could be one to try as it's designed to feed your cells and maintain moisture levels, leaving your skin looking glowy and radiant. I'm one of those people that hates the feeling of oil on my face or in my hair, especially when leaving it to soak in overnight, but I'd describe this as more of a watery oil that gives your skin that extra boost.
What are your favourite skincare products at the moment?