Thursday, 26 May 2011

Updated Skin Care Routine !

Me and my skin have a constant battle between each other. My skin given its own way would be spotty, greasy t zone with lots of blackheads and painful lumps at odd times to top it off. I am forever trying to find the perfect products to fight back and regain, healthy clear soft skin.

I am so lucky that i get sent some amazing products to review on my blog and what I'm using at the moment has really made a noticeable change so i am excited :)
I'm not going to go through everything i use as some is the same as before but i will tell you about the new products I'm using and why i love them so much.

Skin Science Bio Active Stimulating Serum £95.00

The serum claims to rehydrate and protect the skin whilst the gentle exfoliation action of the Zonase X helps prevent clogged pores, leaving skin luminous. The powerful antioxident spermine protects the skin from environmental damage. Delays Ageing by 20%

Now i have been using this serum every night instead of my usual moisturiser and when i say it's amazing i really mean it. Put aside the price and you have the perfect treatment for me.

I have only been using this for a few weeks but within days my skin was so much clearer, softer and even my fine lines look less noticeable.
It feels very light on the skin and when i wake up i have a lovely glow to my face. I cannot tell you how much better my skin looks from using this product.

My only qualm is the price. I simply cannot afford to buy this regularly but if i could i most certainly would.

Skin Science  Bio Active Eye Contour Complex £75

This specialised eye cream combines quicklift to give an instant lifting and de-puffing action. Other powerful ingredients including ultra potent Spermine which over time protect the delicate area and help diminish dark circles.
Up to 55% improvement in tensing effect after only 2 hrs

I have been using this every morning and it again is brilliant. I'd go as far as to say this is the best eye cream Ive ever tried.
The texture is really soothing and easily absorbed. My dark circles have lessened it seriously de-puffs my eyes and  my whole eye area looks slightly lifted and younger looking.
Again I've only used this for 2 weeks but the results speak for themselves.

These two products are available exclusively from Harvey Nichols and i feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to try them.

 First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 £28

 This cream is targeted as a multi action anti aging cream with an added bonus of an SPF30. Suitable for all skin types . Infused with technology to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to help correct uneven skin tone.
Contains Homeostatine, an active complex of two natural botanical ingredients to prevent wrinkles, Licorice root , feverfew and white tea which are powerful antioxidants.

I was a little worried at first as i find some products with spf in really break me out but this one definitely does not. This leaves my skin feeling lovely and smooth and the best bit is i know im protected all day from further damage to my skin.

I've been wearing this everyday and it also makes a great base for makeup as it leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth.
Available from Boots the chemist along with a full range of other skincare goodies.

Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser £31.00

This is a gentle exfoliator which smooths away dullness and impurities. Contains Salicylic, lactic and Glycolic acids to encourage clarity and brightness by dissolving dead skin cells.

I've been using this for a few months now about 3 times a week and i love it. Its so gentle on my skin yet it instantly makes it look brighter and feel so soft. I massage it into damp skin for about 2 minutes and rinse off then follow with moisturiser.
I know that by removing the dead skin cells any other product i apply has got a much better chance of being absorbed properly and it leaves my skin feeling extra clean and fresh.

Foundation free with just a touch of bronzer :)

This week i have felt confident enough to go without foundation for a few days as my skin is the looking the best it has in a seriously long time. For 2 weeks i have had no outbreaks at all, no hard underlying lumps in my skin and a healthy natural glow that i have been searching for. xx


  1. Oh my these Skin Science products sound amazing!! If it wasn't for the price I'd be straight out to purchase them both! Your skin looks perfect I'm so jealous! I also get annoying bumps under my skin, as if it's congested - hate it!


  2. Wow! Your skin looks amazing, I don't know what it looked like before you started with these products, but you're definitely a good advert for them! Shame about the prices :-(

  3. Thanks so much ladies for your comments :) xx

  4. your skin looks lovely! No need for all that foundation girl..

    Great blog hun.. I'm following ;)

  5. wow hun, your skin looks so clear & glowing :) like you, I would use those products every day if I could :) x

  6. Thanks ladies, its amazing what great products can do. Its finding the right ones that work for each of us thats the problem. So many different great makes out there these days xx


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