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21 July 2013

Savvy Sunday Skincare - The Skincare Tag

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Since I've been getting back in to skincare recently I thought it would be a good time to do the Skincare Tag that Mademoiselle Lala tagged me to do. You can read her answers here

Describe your skincare routine in 5 words
SLS-free, simple, gentle, thorough, hydrating 
 
  What's your skin type?

Oily/Combination that needs hydration 
 
  What's your favourite skincare product?

I am tempted to say my new Clarisonic because as long as it isn't overuse it gives amazing results.... however I've only had it a short while. So a more long standing favourite product would be the Amie Cooling Clay Mask (found in Boots - review post here) as I truly love to use it and it's great for oily, blemish-prone skin. 

Top blemish zapper
I swear by Origins Super Spot Remover Gel (review post here). It is a little pricey for such a small product but then you need so little of it. The gel really does reduce spots over night and will actually remove them within 2-3 days. 

Face wipes yay or nay? 
I did use to be particle to a face wipe or two when feeling lazy but now I know they do more harm than good to the skin. So on lazy nights when makeup removal seems like too much of a chore I opt for the L'Oreal Micellar Solution (review post here) on a cotton pad, then I just make sure I do a thorough double cleanse in the morning. Though this doesn't happen often though as I like to remove makeup way before getting in to bed when I have the energy to do it!

  Toner yay or nay? 

The new type of toner 'the exfoliating toner' is all the rage at the moment and even though I have yet to hop on the bandwagon I can see the benefits and appeal of a non-manual exfoliate. However with my Clarisonic (which I won't be casting aside any time soon) and Ginvera Marvel Gel (review post here)... that is pretty much a non-manual exfoliate I feel my skin doesn't need anymore exfoliating.  But yay or nay for the more standard toner I would be inclined to say nay. I think a lot of high street toners can either be too stripping (when targeted at blemish prone skin/blackheads) or not actually do much at all.  

  High end skincare or high end make up?

I truly believe that with good quality skincare that is right for your skin you can make low cost/high street makeup look flawless. So I would always go for high end skincare over high end makeup. However just because someone spends a lot on high end skincare doesn't mean they will have good skin.... a lot of the high end skincare brands still include ingredients you should be avoiding so I think you need a good amount of knowledge about your own skin type and skincare ingredients in general to get the most out of high end skincare.
 
  What's the most unusual skincare product you've tried? 

That would have to be Snail Cream?! Yes, I have actually applied snail slime to my face! Earlier this year Rachel from Blush and Brunch sent me a very lovely and generous package containing a range of Korean beauty products (you can see what she sent me here) which also included a sachet of Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Cream that was actually 70% snail slime! Snail creams are pretty much old hat in Korean... they really are everywhere, however it was very odd knowing I was applying the slime of a disgusting creature to my face! 

You're in a French pharmacy and can only pick one item - what is it? 
With the Escentual website stocking so many french skincare brands I really wouldn't be sure what to pick up in a French Pharmacy. So I will have to be boring and say I'd probably end up picking something that seemed like a totally different product to try out, maybe some kind of under eye mask or aerosol face mask. 
 
Tell us your top skincare tip 
It would be to never underestimate the power of cleansing thoroughly if you have blemish prone skin. Using the right cleansers (always SLS-free when going for a facial wash and a cream cleanser in the evening) and double cleansing at night (with a flannel to gently exfoliate), you really can improve your skin. 

If you enjoyed reading my answers and also write a blog, feel free to carry on the tag! 

You can read the rest of my Savvy Sunday Skincare posts here

Fee xo.
 
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