Friday 24 March 2023

My current skincare favourites | March 2023

Products with a * have been sent in PR; all opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate, meaning I get a couple of pennies if you buy through that like at no extra cost to you.

It's been a long time since I wrote a post like this - since we came out of lockdown I seem to have been doing a lot of travelling, working, socialising and reading as well as, you know, moving out and decorating... so things like beauty regimes have sort of fallen by the wayside sadly. But over the past 2 months I've had some horrendous eczema flare ups and I'm waiting on allergy testing through the NHS currently; in the meantime, I've been trying to sort it out myself. So without further ado, here are my current skincare favourites...

Ziaja Face Cream - Natural Olive + UV

This is the thickest moisturiser I've ever used; not recommended if you have oily skin or to put on as you're about to leave the house, but it's perfect for home days or if you've got a while before doing your morning skincare and then going out. It will make you look like a greaseball, but it will really nourish your skin and of course it offers UV protection. I got this when we were in Krakow, and I just absolutely love it. You can buy it online for less than 3 quid as well. Buy it here.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M Moisturiser*

This is a huge pump bottle of genuinely fantastic moisturiser; perfect for dry skin, eczema and so on it's not too thick but really does moisturise without irritating any sort patches. I use this all over my body, and I find it helps so much to calm any redness. I have used it on my face, too, and it's not greasy at all. Huge points for this entire range from La Roche-Posay! Purchase it here.

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic 5%

This is a dupe of Glow Tonic from Pixi, which I also love, but this is much more affordable and I genuinely think it's a bit more gentle on the skin. I don't use this every day but on days when my skin is dry and flaky without being sore/red/irritated, I use a little bit of this on a reusable cotton pad to get rid of the dryness. You have to follow this up with a really good moisturiser, but it's a really great product and again the whole range is worth looking at. Grab it here.

Please forgive my lack of product photography - our house is still in carnage mode due to renovations!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue*

I'm not actually recommending this because nobody *needs* to spend £50 on an eye cream but I got this in PR a couple of years ago and it's sat unboxed in my skincare drawers ever since; when I was back at my mum's recently while our bathroom was being renovated, I realised I hadn't packed an eye cream so I grabbed this one. It's SO nourishing and gentle on the skin around your eyes, and it smells nice - not overpowering at all but just lovely. If you're in the position to spend £50 on an eye cream then of course, go for it, but I'm sure there are dupes available which are just as good. Purchase here.

Elizavecca Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream*

I love a cleansing balm or cream to take make up off; I haven't been wearing a lot of make up in the past few months, because I know it can make my skin a lot worse, but on days where I've had a little bit of something-something on this has been a godsend for taking it off. You only need a tiny bit, and it removes all your make up as it goes all melty and creamy. I just use this with a flannel or microfibre cloth, and it does a great job without leaving a greasy film on the skin or anything like that. Highly recommend! Buy it here.

Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment

This has changed my LIFE. A friend gave it to me when she saw me struggling with my redness and so on, and it's genuinely amazing. I use this in place of foundation, applied with a damp beauty blender sponge, and it is a dream come true. It's green, but when blended it changes to your skin tone (magic) and provides some coverage while completely getting rid of any redness. It also has skincare benefits in it, making it truly AMAZING and if you have red skin I couldn't recommend it more. Huge love. Grab this here.

Dermaplane Facial

I also recently went for my first dermaplane facial, which is where the beautician uses a scalpel to essential dry-shave your entire face which gets rid of the top layer of dry skin and any peach fuzz you might have. It also included a cleanse, tone and really deep moisturise with a bit of a facial massage too - not only was it super relaxing, it also left me GLOWING for days and has genuinely helped my skin. I paid £20 for this treatment on an offer at my local salon, and it was worth every penny and more.

There you have it; my current skincare favourites, especially for dry and eczema-prone skin. Have you tried any of these? Or if you have any other recommendations, let me know!

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