Thursday, 26 March 2015


skincare routine behind the frames

I have a friend whose skincare routine is "washing her face with water", and her skin still looks fresh out of a commercial, even without makeup. Um excuse me, PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR SKIN!?
As a person who reads too many blogs and has a curiosity that could kill 10 cats, my skin never gets a break and I'm always finding new skincare favorites (and hates). Plus, my skin is so sensitive that it could put modern touch screens to shame, so it's no surprise that my skin was in very bad shape once upon a time. But finally, after putting off this post for forever, I think I've got the perfect routine that works for my dry (ish), sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser
Sorry to disappoint, but this cleanser doesn't actually 'foam'. Like give me my money back?!  But it's still mighty awesome (Fun fact: 'mighty awesome' is a name of a horse. The more you know!). You would think dry skin and gel cleansers don't mix, but this stuff really works at balancing out the skin. It doesn't strip it dry, cleans really well and somehow controls the oils.

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
I'm starting to sound like a broken record here as I'm sure you're all aware how much I love this scrub. Me + Salicylic Acid? We're tight. Plus, it's gentle and my sensitive skin just loves it.

T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Toner
I feel like toner is one of those things where you're not really sure if it does anything. Well, this one WORKS. If I was stranded on a desert island and forgot to bring toner (like that would ever happen), I'm pretty sure all the spots and pimples would be summoned to my face. No joke, this stuff really manages my breakouts well.

skincare products for sensitive skin review blog

Olay Complete Moisturizing Lotion for Sensitive Skin SPF 15
It's been a long journey, but folks, I think I've finally found the perfect daily moisturizer! *angels start singing* This is the perfect in-between - it's not so light that you have to repeatedly slap loads on, and it's not so thick that it makes you feel like a greaseball. If you have sensitive skin, I'd highly recommend this one (make sure you get the sensitive version)!

NAT. Snowflake Eye Gel*
I swear my under eyes are like a black hole, they just suck all the moisture out. The NAT. Eye Gel has been my saviour - it's lightweight yet hydrating enough. Plus, applying eye cream is just so relaxing. Who needs a massage when you have eye cream??

For the different rosehip oils I use, see here
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? (Just realized I quoted a Rihanna song) If your skin's dull or dehydrated, you need to get you some rosehip oil ASAP (or hit me up, and I'll ship you a box because I've got TONS). It's helped fade my acne scars LOADS #understatement, and the one I would recommend is the one by Trilogy.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+
Oh man. This stuff. Like. I seriously can't. If I was Juliet, the LRP Effaclar Duo would be my Romeo. Wow whatta cheeseball. After experiencing the worst acne outbreak in my life, this stuff cleared up most of it and saved me from wearing a paper bag in public. It was the only thing that worked, and it still continues to make my skin look better and better. Ahhhh I just love this product SO. MUCH. *flails uncontrollably*

*Provided for consideration. See disclaimer here

What is the one skincare product you can't live without?

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