I mentioned in my Clarins Extra Firming Skin Duo review that my skin has been looking better than ever recently and I've had a lot of compliments from people who see me both daily and infrequently telling me that I am looking younger! I'm not very good at taking compliments but when you hear the same thing numerous times, you begin to think there might be something to it so I thought I'd share with you some of my current favourite skincare products today! It's also worth mentioning that Space NK have £15 off orders of £60 and over until midnight on Monday 23rd in case anything here catches your eye - not sponsored, I just like sharing discounts when I find them!
The Sunday Riley trilogy: I'm a bit obsessed with Sunday Riley products at the moment and whilst I know that they are pricey, a little really does go a long way with them. Also they have now released 15ml bottles of the oils, which makes it a little easier on the bank balance!
Sunday Riley Good Genes is one of my favourite ever products because improvements in skin tone, texture and clarity can be seen very quickly. Lactic acid works wonders on my dry, and sometimes reactive, skin as it's gentle but very effective - I can practically feel the dead skin cells being eaten away when I use this! Cult Beauty Space NK
Sunday Riley Juno is another standout product for me. This oil contains a blend of omegas 3, 6 and 9 alongside Vitamin C and amino acids. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin but it really does nourish. What I love most about this oil is the glow it gives - my skin is naturally prone to being dull because it is so dry but this oil solves that! I only need to use 1/2 drops at a time so this 15ml bottle will last for months! Cult Beauty/Space NK
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil is a potent retinol night treatment that doesn't aggravate sensitive skin. I use this 2/3 times weekly and with consistent use I find that my pores are refined, my texture and elasticity is improved, my skin looks plump and my skin feels stronger. It really is a wonder product and only 2/3 drops are needed so a little really does go a long way. Cult Beauty/Space NK
Zelens Provitamin D Treatment Drops are probably an 'extra' product in my routine but they make a difference! My friend Anne from LindaLibraLoca recommended them to me last year - if you don't follow her, you should - she could give Caroline Hirons a good run for her money in the skincare knowledge stakes! I use a tiny amount of this product after my essence and before my serum and the silky texture absorbs immediately so it doesn't actually feel like an extra layer. These drops protect and repair the skin - they are ideal for easily irritated skin, but every skin type would benefit from them. My husband sometimes gets patches of eczema and he has used these drops to soothe and repair those patches and it has worked wonders. If your skin has reacted badly to a product or is stressed from the environment/illness/medication/lack of sleep or, as my skin was last year, a combination of all of the above, your skin will thank you for using these wonder drops. Cult Beauty
Verso Antioxidant Turmeric Booster - turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which is why my Consultant recommended that I take it in capsule form to combat the effects of my illness but now I also use this booster! My skin can be prone to redness and inflammation but this serum has calmed and soothed it. I use it daily in the morning - just one or two drops of this gel-textured serum instantly reduces redness and leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. The pipette dispenser means that there is no waste as I can dispense just the right amount so this 30ml bottle should last around 5/6 months. All skin types would benefit from this but especially those with reactive/uncomfortable/stressed skin. Cult Beauty/Space NK
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair: C'mon, you didn't think that I wasn't going to mention my most repurchased skincare product of all time! This is the one skincare product that I recommend to everyone who asks for help with their skin because it does everything - heals, soothes, calms, strengthens, plumps, hydrates, repairs, brightens and nourishes the skin! It is not a product that you see instant results with - you have to be consistent but the results are there to be seen when it is used nightly. It is suitable for all skin types and if you only buy one product from this post today, it should be this! Also, this weekend, Debenhams are offering £5/€5 worth of Beauty Club points if you spend €40 or more on skincare. Again, not sponsored but worth mentioning! UK/Ireland.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix is the latest addition to the ANR range and it's a goodie! This really plumps the undereye area, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and it makes the eye area look more rested and as though you have had 10 hours sleep! With some eye creams, it is difficult to tell if they are making a difference but not with this serum - it really works wonders! The applicator is really rubbish though! UK/Ireland
Verso Reviving Eye Mask - these eye masks are not cheap at £50 for 4 but for a special occasion when you really want to look your best or to get over jetlag, these will be your best friend! Verso retinol products contain 8 times more retinol than most brands, so that combined with a powerful dose of hyaluronic acid and brightening grapefruit acid, means that the entire under eye area is plumped and looks around 5 years younger and as though you regularly get 10 hours sleep. They are ideal emergency use products for when you really want to look your best or your lifestyle/lack of sleep is catching up with you! Cult Beauty/Space NK
Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask - finally I had to mention one of my favourite ever masks, which gives overnight results. This mask contains Salycylic Acid, which is a BHA, meaning it can penetrate pores more deeply than any AHA. This results in clear, renewed and even skin. Every time I use this gel-textured mask, I wake to clear, glowing, smooth, soft, supple skin. It's expensive but the results are worth it! Space NK/Omorovicza/Look Fantastic. It's always worth checking Look Fantastic if you want to buy any Omorovicza products as they have weekly discounts that can be used on most brands.
I would love to hear your thoughts on these products! Have you used any of them? What are your current skincare hero products?
Thanks for reading!