Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Night Face Cream Review

I love my Avene Tolerance Extreme Moisturiser but sometimes I get the urge to change it up. I noticed this Eucerin cream in Boots and thought I'd give it a go...

I'd say recently my skin has been more normal/dry rather than extremely dry like it usually is. This cream is very rich and greasy so it is perfect for the night time. But, I did find this too much for my skin. I don't break out very often but this gave me 3 really big sore spots. Wonderful.

This moisturiser is designed for very dry, rough, scaley skin and I think its my own fault really as my skin hasn't been as dry as usual! I think this would be perfect if you do have super dry skin as it really does help hydrate and keep it soft.  I've been using it on my hands and my elbows and its lovely, It may even be a life saver for those dreaded winter months.

What is your favourite moisturiser?

Monday, 26 August 2013

August Wish List

Skincare Routine for Dry & Sensitive Skin


♥Bioderma Sensibio H20
♥No 7 Cleansing Balm for Dry/Very Dry Skin
♥No 7 Melting Gel Cleanser for Dry/Normal Skin
♥Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner
♥Clarins Extra-comfort Toning Lotion
♥Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Serum
♥Estee Lauder night Repair Serum
♥Avene Tolerance Extreme Moisturising Cream
The Basics
My skin is dry, sensitive and prone to eczema, the drier it is the more sensitive it is so its tricky to find products that work well for me. This routine is the best I have ever used so I thought I would share it and hopefully help you guys out there with sensitive & dry skin! Please let me know if you have any suggestions too!

The Cleansers
I use Bioderma first, I whack a bit on a cotton pad and use this to remove my mascara and most of my face makeup. This is great for sensitive skin but I find this a little too drying on its own.
 The cleansing balm is very creamy and nourishing, I actually find it too nourishing for my dry skin which is unusual. So, I use the balm cleanser first and follow up with the oil cleanser to get rid of the greasy layer the balm leaves. I use a warm flannel to remove both of these cleansers.
Both of these cleansers do contain fragrance which I would usually stray away from but they don't irritate my skin at all and are the best ones I have used (drug store and high end!).
The Toners
Usually I would then use the Clarins Exfoliating Toner which is bloody amazing, I apply some to a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face (full review here) Its so soothing and leaves my skin so smooth and soft. I love it and its a keeper in my routine. If my skin is a little bit sore or irritated then I will use the Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion instead just to give it a little break.

The Serums & Moisturisers
After waiting a minute or two for the toner to dry I then apply a little Hydraluron which is another favourite product of mine and a life saver for dry skin (full review here). Every 3 or 4 nights I will also treat my skin to a little Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum. This is a fantastic serum but I find it a little too much to use every night. I then finish off with my favourite moisturiser, the Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream. I've tried so many moisturisers in the past and I do sometimes stray from this but it always a big mistake and I go running back to it. Its not too heavy but its very moisturising and perfect for sensitive skin.
I hope this helps anyone out there with similar skin to mine! What's your favourite skin care product?

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner Review

Hey Girlies,

I've got a little review on the Clarins gentle exfoliating toner for you today, Its not often that I find a product that I couldn't live without but this is certainly one of them!

If you read my blog often you know what I'm about to say write ... I have dry sensitive skin which likes to react to a lot of products! So finding one that I love and works great for me is a dream come true (well not that far but its definitely a bonus).

I'd seen a few reviews on this baby pop up a few months ago and if I I'm honest I'd always thought of acids to be far to scary and strong to put on my temperamental skin. I don't know what made me take the plunge and buy it but I'm so glad that I did!

So, this  100ml bottle will set you back £25. In my opinion its worth every single penny. Clarins say 'A fresh, fluid exfoliating lotion that brightens, smooths and softens skin. Regular exfoliation helps to strenghten the skin's resistance to wrinkles and maintain the balance between preventing a build-up of dead cells and encouraging cell renewal.' I've had this for a good two months now and I totally agree with the statement! Clarins suggest to use this once or twice a week but I actually use it most days and its absolutely fine on my skin. I've always found that gritty manual exfoliators make my skin a bit red and sore but not this beaut!

I use this in the evenings after my cleanser but before my moisturiser, it helps to get rid of those dry flaky areas and keeps my skin so smooth and soft. I've never really used a toner in the past as I find them too harsh but this is just amazing. I also use this on my boyfriend, he has oily skin and it also works really well for him so I'm sure it would work for anyone. I can see this being a life saver in the winter.

I can't recommend this enough, it really is one of my favourite ever products. I will be repurchasing without a doubt!

Have you tried this toner? What did you think?

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