Sunday 11 October 2015

Autumn Edit: Skincare

I discovered the Evercalm Cleansing Gel from REN, in the Harvey Nichols sale and I have been completely in love with it ever since. Out of everything in this post, this is my must have skincare product for this season. I bought it completely clueless about the product, but it sounded like the perfect, gentle cleanser to help clear my skin. I have been testing this out for a good few months using it a few times a week at night, and it makes my skin feel so smooth and cleansed. At £15 it is much cheaper than other high end skincare cleansers, and you get 150ml which is going to last me for a while.

I have recently rediscovered the Clinique Anti Blemish Cleansing Foam. I was using this religiously before the summer, and I forgot to take it home with me. As soon as I arrived back at uni last month, I started using it again most mornings, and I feel like it does cleanse my skin really well. I feel like it helps to reduce and prevent my acne from worsening. It is £18, which is by no means cheap but it has lasted me a good 6 months, and you only need one pump of the product for the entire face and neck.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum was a product which I had hanging around in my skincare stash forever, before I started to actually use it. I have never really been into serums but this is a 2 in 1 serum and oil, and it is a perfect combination. It does help to replenish dull skin, and helps to refresh and brighten the skin. Even though it is oil based, it is none greasy and absorbs into the skin really well. You only need a few drops, and I think it is a great find at £15 as serums are usually rather expensive.

The Soap and Glory The Ultimelt was something which I heard many bloggers writing about as a cheap alternative to many high end versions. I am a bigger lover of Soap and Glory as a brand, and have bought many skincare products from them and I have always been impressed. If you have acne prone skin like me, you will really love this. It also helps to fight clogged pores, and I love using a mask as it feels like it has reached the lower layers of skin. It really is a deep cleansing product to use 1-2 times a week to help rebalance and thoroughly cleanse. This is currently on offer for £6.67 from Boots which is great value.

Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water has been a firm favourite of mine for months now. You can see that I have used about two thirds of it up, but it has latest me a good 5/6 months as you get 400ml per bottle. It states you get 200 uses which is probably precise, I used this is my first cleanser every night. I firstly take off my eye makeup which it is brilliant for, as it breaks everything down super easily without being rough. For my skin I find it very soothing, and I like that it is water as it does not leave a sticky residue on my skin. I used Bioderma for ages but swapped to this for convenience, and it is just the same quality and half the price.

The Sanctuary Moisture Boosting Mask is such a great drugstore one stop product to help clear and hydrate your skin. You can get your hands on these in Boots, and they sell a few different variations including the clay detox version which I also really like. But as the weather gets colder, my skin gets dried and I am always in need of as much hydration as possible, and this is exactly what this does. It contains lavender oils which help to replenish and add some glow back into your skin.

What are your Autumn skincare must haves?


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