As I get older I have found myself becoming increasingly interested in skincare, which I something I am sure a lot of people find. It’s something I become more and more willing to spend money on, and more excited to try new things. Now I am the owner of some rather sensitive skin, and since and unexplained face-swelling allergies of last Summer (who remembers this), I am a little wary of trying new things too. So what I am about to recommend is basically ok for even the most sensitive Sally!
Now I have tried a few different ones over the years, I am a fan of micellar water to take off mascara on the days I am wearing it, and then just a simple cleanser that isn’t too foamy or too all singing all dancing! My faves over the years have been:
TONING ETC ETC
This section of skincare does always confuse me a tad. I have dabbled in the Pixi Glow Tonic, have a few gylocolic acid products (and other words I can’t pronounce), and while I know these are an essential thing in a routine I am yet to fully know what works for me! I have been using a retinol for sensitive skin about once a week for a few months now and I have noticed a difference with that - but I do use it very sparingly because it’s intense stuff and when I use too much all my under-eyes go dry!
SERUMS AND STUFF
This is the good stuff as far as I am concerned and whenever I use anything of this ilk I feel like a skincare guru (I am not, as this post is revealing).
In the morning I LOVE SkinCeuticals Serum 10. It’s an amazing vitamin C serum and really does help to keep my skin feeling glowing and somewhat radiant! It’s well worth the price tag in my opinion, and because it’s just a once a day thing it’s been lasting me for quite a while too.
Another SkinCeuticals thing is the Redness Neutraliser, which I am seeing less impressive results from! I have been using this for around a month now, morning and night, and I don’t feel feel it is even-ing out any redness but I will persevere with this all the same, because it wasn’t cheap and I am not a quitter.
In the evenings there are three ones I love to switch between: Pai Rosehip Oil, Aurelia Nighttime Repair Oil and the Liz Earle Superskin Night Concentrate - they are all so luxurious and nice to have on rotation.
As with my cleansers, I prefer something simple and fragrance free here, and I have two all time faves: Embroylisse Creme Concentrete, and Avene Hydrance SPF20 - these are the only two I have used in about two years now, and they are holy grails for sensitive skin!