It has been the longest time since I last did a beauty post. After writing my post “What it like to live with Eczema?” I figured I should tell you all what products I use the most in order to keep my very dry/eczema-prone/sensitive skin in check.
I’ve mentioned this product in a previous post, ‘My July Faves’ and it still stands as a fave product of mine. This one I got for Christmas, and it isn’t the same ingredients combo as July’s but it’s still just as incredible. My face always feel so soft and moisturised after using this cleanser. Typically, cleansers rip all the hard effort I’ve put into my skin straight back out of it, but this one has never done that. It leaves my skin looking so clear and radiant. I could rave about this product all day long. It’s so perfect if you have a skin combo similar to mine. The price tag might seem hefty but it’s worth every penny. Since this particular ingredients combo was limited edition, I’m going to tag the original version of the product as it works the same as the limited edition ones.
This one came as part of a gift set, but it can still be bought on its own over on origins.com. I didn’t use toner for the longest time because I felt it was damaging my skin every time I used it. However, after using this Toner, my mind has been changed. It never leaves my skin feeling worse and leaves a perfect base for putting serums/oils onto. This tonic leaves my skin lovely and soft. My only warning is if you have an eczema breakout across your face, be careful using this product as it will sting a little. I’ve found in those instances, it doesn’t damage my skin more but it can be a little uncomfortable to apply. Still, as with the Liz Earle Cleanser, it’s pricey but worth the expense.
I’d heard about this brand from a friend and have been sceptical to try it. The thought of applying serum to my face made me think it could just leave me looking greasy. How wrong was I? In fact, with my skin being so dry most of the time, this little beauty really helped even my complexion out. It smells a little like nail varnish but it’s not over-powering. Honestly, it looks completely unappealing when you apply it. If you try it, you’ll see what I mean. I’m not going to explain what I think it looks like at the risk of being crude (oops). However, it is an amazing product. It absorbs deeply into the skin without leaving any stickiness or greasiness behind. Using it twice a day on a clean face (as stated on the bottle) has worked wonders for my skin. I have a whole lotta love for this product.
There might be a slight running theme here, but honestly this brand has wowed me to no end. This oil, even if it’s smell is a bit off-putting, is yet again incredible. It’s applied exactly the same way as buffet but as it’s oilier than ‘Buffet’ I tend to apply to after putting ‘Buffet’ on. You may be thinking, ‘is all that oil not a little much?’ In my opinion, no. My skin improves by about 90% when using these products and it’s obvious when I stop using them because my eczema breaks out in lil patches across my face. It ain’t pretty and it ain’t fun. If I feel my skin only needs one of the products, once it’s in a good enough condition, I use only this oil after cleansing. It’s deeply hydrating and does take a little while to sink into the skin. The end results are definitely worth the wait. I’d say if you want to apply makeup on after the oil, wait at least 10 minutes or your makeup could just slide straight off.
Origins products are amazing, so another product of theirs making the list is no surprise. This moisturiser is lovely and I use this as alone if I feel my skin does not need the extra help from The Ordinary oils. It’s not heavy on the skin and leaves your face so soft and smooth. It takes about five minutes to completely sink into the skin and you only need a few dots of it to cover your entire face. I’ve had my pot for a good four months now and it’s still got half left. The winter months have caused havoc for my skin and this is always a product I’ll recommend to help clear up dryness during those times. Yes, it is pricey but definitely worth it.
On a final note, I just give my friend Joe (@nonfamousgibson – instagram) a huge shoutout and thank you for taking these pics for me, I absolutely love them!
Until next time,