Skincare of the Week 11.10.15

No blog posts last week because I was unwell last Sunday and I simply couldn’t face writing in the slightest.  I still kept up with my skincare routines though, because I do (occasionally) have standards …  The routine above was a night-time one mid-week, from when I had a congested chin – complete with zit!  I haven’t had a zit in a couple of years now!  Stupid hormones – I’ll be reviewing the Pixi Skintreats Glow Mud Cleanser in full tomorrow, but I found that a mixture of the Overnight Glow Serum (a gel formula with 15% glycolic acid) on the congested areas and the Nourishing Sleep Mask (which contains lavender and hyaluronic acid) on everywhere else really, really helped.  The zit was only in place for a day or two, which was nice…

Another night-time routine later in the week had me trying these Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Advanced Brightening Night Capsules, and I’m looking forward to using these a couple more times, as the texture of the formula is fabulous, and I was left with lovely velvety smooth skin in the morning.  Hopefully they’ll be like that every time!

For more daytime routines, please join me after the jump.

I’m still obsessed with anti-oxidant skincare, and I’ve been using Skinceuticals CE Ferrulic a lot, and bringing in Aesop’s Parsley Seed Anti-oxidant Moisturiser regularly too.  The Skinceuticals can be a bit sticky, so less really is more with that one, but I like what it’s been doing for my skin.

Sadly, this is probably the last appearance for my much-loved Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, as I think there’s only one or possibly two applications left in the bottle.  I like it a great deal, but there are SO MANY CLEANSERS in my cupboard, that a re-purchase will be a while away, I think.

People have been asking about the Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink a lot whenever it appears on my instagram.  It’s a lovely, cooling, watery gel that is brilliant for really thirsty skin – say, if you’d had a heavy night on the red wine the night before, for example.  A friend let me know – I don’t know about the long term benefits (if any), but it’s lovely and plumping, especially if your skin is both dehydrated and oily, like mine is.

And this was Saturday’s routine, I’ve added in a new serum from Merumaya which I’m looking forward to trying, as I’ve heard good some really good things about it.  And it’s a great price too.

What’s been on your face this week?

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