Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Current Skin Care Favourites

I say current as being the beauty addict that I am I tend to vary my products and like to experiment. Here are my thoughts on the ones that I am liking and using at the minute on my normal/dry skin.

I've got two favourites at the moment.

The first one is the Loreal Perfect Clean Foaming Cream Wash.

I use the pink one which is for dry/sensitive skin types. It comes with a soft rubber scrublet. To use you just simply pop out the scrublet and slide it between the fingers, then apply some cream wash onto it, wet your skin and gently massage your face and neck using the soft, flexible scrublet. After use you just simply rinse the scrublet with warm water and replace back in the pack or should you prefer you may also attach it to your mirror or bathroom tiles. Prior to using the flexi brush on my face I like to use the cleanser on my eyes to firstly remove all my eye make-up. The cleanser lathers up really well and the scrublet feels great on the skin. My skin feels extremely clean and soft after use.

The other one which I like is the cream cleanser from the Essentielles collection by Vichy
Now I am aware of the fact that a lot of other bloggers have complained about this one as they seemed to have developed an adverse reaction to it but it's worked just fine for me.
The cleanser smells fab, lathers up beautifully and I adore the consistency of it - it just feels so silky and creamy. Does a great job of removing make-up and acts as a toner as well. My skin feels squeaky clean after use.


Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator from The Body Shop

 I love this exfoliator. In fact it's the only exfoliator that I've been using on my face for a longer while now as it's so very creamy and gentle. The exfoliating beads are soft and hence not too abrasive which means that it doesn't feel harsh on the skin. Once washed off it leaves my skin feeling very soft, smooth & glowing.


Also from the Vichy Essentielles collection, I have been using the facial cream for dry skin as a night time moisturiser only as it unfortunately doesn't contain an SPF. I find it to be light yet hydrating on the skin and I love the subtle rosy scent as well.

Avon Liiv Botanicals Vital Day Cream SPF20

Avon's Liiv Botanicals range is all about natural beauty. The products are a fusion of active plant extracts that are meant to revitalise the skin.
 They are:
  • fragrance free
  • dye free
  • preservative free
  • suitable for sensitive skin 
  • contain green tea, fennel, flax seed & crape myrtle extracts
The day cream is a great product for spring/summer as it's very light and contains an SPF of 20. It goes on smooth, doesn't feel greasy and gets absorbed very quickly. It acts as a great base for make-up and has a nice fresh scent which reminds me a bit of cucumbers, hence it feels very refreshing.

Also new to the collection is the -

Essential Skin Repair

Avon says:

Delightful lightweight lotion helps renew, revive and nourish your skin over night, boosting clarity and helping restore youthful vitality. 

I've been using this lotion about 3 times a week and I use it in place of a night moisturiser. It feels very light and absorbs quite quickly which is great as I don't enjoy getting into bed with a greasy face. I'd say that it's a serum like product but unlike previous serums which I've tried this one doesn't seem to be making my skin feel tight - which is a good thing for me.
It makes my skin feel soft, firmer and it just looks healthy in the morning.

Liiv Botanicals Eye Cream SPF15 
Also a very light and gentle formula which absorbs quickly. The cream feels cool and refreshing. Although Avon states that it helps to reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles it has done nothing to banish mine. However, I still enjoy using it as it has a nice consistency and the SPF of 15 is an additional plus.


  1. interesting. I'd be really interested to try the liiv botanicals...

  2. Nice post. For exfoliation I love The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion... it gets rid of all dead cells instantly! Great stuff