|Serious Face is Serious|
I haven’t had a picture of my face on the blog for a while, and there has been a variety of reasons for that, but I tweeted this – totally makeup free! – instragram picture of my mug the other day, and A Lot of people asked for details of my current skincare routine, so here it is.
From left to right, we have Nude Cleansing Oil, which is an old, old old favourite. Whilst I might flirt with other cleansers (and I do), I always come back to this after my skin has had enough of the others. I love it, even though the bottle is now only half the size it used to be.
After a long while of using very simple skincare, I’m adding back some active products, and these are my current picks:
111Skin Daily Orbit NAC Y2 Energising Youth Tonic (catchy title), which is from the new range very recently launched by Dr Yannis Alexandrides. Not – actually – a toner, this is actually a slightly viscous, highly moisturising liquid, that I use in place of toner, and as the start of my moisturising routine. It’s cooling and soothing, and I love using it. Also, the range has been tested in space. How can anyone resist skincare that’s been tested in space? It’s full of peptides and antioxidants, and my skin loves this. I have a sample of the serum too, which I’ve not used yet, but I’ll bring you a full review of both products when I have used it. 111Skin is available from Harrods.
Speaking of science and stuff, next up is Astalift Aquarysta, which is another very recently launched product, this time from Fujifilm. Yes, you read that right. FujiFILM. Astalift Aquarysta is a beautiful coral-red jelly, which is, again, packed with antioxidants and, this time also with collagen. Apparently collagen is a staple of the (non-digital) film industry, and Fujifilm has invested some of their years and years of collagen research into skincare. I’ve found that this jelly – used as a serum in the mornings – immediately smoothes and leaves skin feeling plump, soft and velvety. I love it. Time will tell if has any long-term benefits, but at the moment, this is unqualified love. I want a BIGGER JAR. Aqualift Aquarysta is available from Debenhams.
At the moment, I’m also trialling Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturiser, I’ve literally just finished my jar of Kate’s Goat Cream, but it was beginning to feel a little too heavy for summer, so I’ve swapped to this lighter, more balancing formulation from the range. It’s cooling and refreshing, and doesn’t leave a greasy film.
And finally, two nights a week, I’ve brought the Alpha H Liquid Gold back. I stopped using it last year, because my skin was going through one of its frequent crazy periods where nothing suited it, and I just got out of the habit. Now, I look forward to my “Alpha H nights”, and I’m a-tingle with anticipation ….
What’s your current regime?
The Fine Print: A hodge-podge of PR samples, purchases, gifts, and other stuff. Also, SKINCARE IN SPACE!!! Skincare! In SPACE!!!
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