Skincare favourites

Sometimes, Simple is best. So, excuse that poor attempt at a pun, but I thought I would share my go to skincare products, most of which are by the brand Simple, along with some other drugstore brands. I find that from social media promotions of higher end skincare products, its easy to get consumed by the term ‘luxury’, rather than focus on what works and is easy to replenish when stocks get low.

Cleanse & tone

My go to face wash is always the Simple Foaming Cleanser which is refreshing and feels soft on the skin. I use this in addition with my No7 face spinner  for when I want a deeper wash. Alternatively, if my skin feels like it needs a revitalise the Gariner Pure Active wash is my favourite exfoliator since it is not too rough, the only downside is that I find it leaves my skin feeling drier afterwards, but then I follow it with the Garner botanical toner to hydrate and refresh.

Moisturise

For me, the only moisturiser to use has to be Simple, for both day and night it leaves the skin hydrated, but not sticky. In the morning the Light moisturiser is useful with SPF 15, sometimes I even use this as a primer for my makeup when I want a more refreshed feel. At night, I use the Night Cream to retain and replenish moisture during the night.

Remove

Once again, Simple is the eye make up remover most suited to myself, since I have tried other brands in the past which have left my eyes stinging. A little definitely goes a long way and this lasts me for such  long time.

Purify

A product which has been increasingly popular in the beauty and skincare industry is charcoal. Being used for hair masks, face masks and even toothpaste; I decided to give it a try using the Boots Charcoal Tea Tree & Witch Hazel mask. Firstly, the price is SO affordable, especially compared to the L’Oreal detox mask, a product which I was considering trying until Boots proved to me that I didn’t need it. The easiest application I have found is using my hands, rather than faffing about with a brush. 15 minutes is all the time it needs, making it convenient, and it’s easy to wash off. I find that this does help clear my skin and also brightens it too with a  visible difference, I could not recommend it enough!

If from the UK, I suggest checking these products out at Boots since they always have great offers on these products. I think some of these are definitely worth a look and hope it may have helped! x

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