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Friday, 12 April 2013

Recent Skincare Loves

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Hydraluron: £24.99* 
Peptabright: £29.99*

I talked about my simple skincare routine a few moths ago but since then it has grown a little in size thanks to some recent skincare additions. I still think keeping skincare simple is the best way, but by adding a few key products I've expanded a little to treat a few different skincare problems I've had over the past month or so. All of which have done nothing but improve my skin and make me feel loads better about my face.

Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Lotion has wormed it's way into my routine after I was recommended it at an event. It's a Chemical Exfoliator along the same lines as Alpha H liquid Gold but I find it's gentle enough for daily use rather than 1-2 times a week of Liquid Gold. I apply this morning and night on a clean cotton pad after cleansing. The gentle exfoliation has reduced a lot of the scarring on the left side of my face, while also leaving my skin looking fresh and glowy on a daily basis.

I've done a more in depth post on Hydraluron and Pepta-Bright but the duo have been a dream team since I added them to my Skincare routine I've noticed a huge difference in my overall skin tone and plumpness. The Hydraluron is a moisture booster, packed full of Hydraluloric Acid which helps skin retain moisture. While Pepta-bright is an intense brightening treatment which fades scarring and brings luminosity to the skin. Both have really improved my skincare routine ten fold.

Face Mask wise I've added the Nude Skincare Micracle Mask. Now I never expect miracles with a product, especially one that claims to be a miracle worker. However I've been pleasantly surprised with this mask. It takes about 5 minutes and leaves my skin looking fresh, exfoliated and positively radiant. I adore the way my skin feels after using this, literally like a thousand angels have swooped down and landed tons of kisses all over my face. Smoother than a babies bottom some might say!

I've also returned to using Bioderma Sensibio h2O (partly thanks to the UK Launch of Bioderma!) on those nights where walking to the bathroom is a little too tough for my lazy bum to manage. Or I've been using it as a pre cleanse for my eyes and lips before going in with my beloved Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel. I don't like to use it alone all that much because I prefer to actually wash my face with some water, but it is very quick and easy to do!

I've also started using the La Roche Posay Effaclar K, which is very similar to the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo which I constantly rave about but it's not quite as harsh as the Effaclar Duo. Although I love the Effaclar Duo the Effaclar K is perfect for daily use, I try to keep the Effaclar Duo for days when my skin looks like its breaking out and the Effaclar K all the other times. I do think they are fairly similar products in terms of what they do so it might just be worth sticking with one depending on how bad/good your skin might be! Basically I think Effalcar K is a milder version of the Duo but does the same sort of job.
Have you tried any skincare bits that have wowed you recently?

33 comments

  1. I really want to try bioderma!

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  2. I'm the same with my bioderma, I use it to take my eye make up off rather than my whole face unless I'm having a 'cant be bothered' night - probably like twice a week - then i use it for all my make up! It does such a good job! x

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  3. The Effaclar K sounds amazing as I think the Effaclar duo would be too much for my skin! By the sounds of things they're very similar to the prescription gel that the doctors offer for acne treatment, that can be quite drying.
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  4. Bioderma is my go to skincare product! xx

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  5. Been wanting that Nude mask for a long time! Ever since Kate posted about it!

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    Alice xxx

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  6. I want to try bioderma and the effaclar duo so bad!
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  7. Love this as I only use wipes!
    So its really encouraged me to go buy more and try more :)
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    S xx

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  8. My friend has brought me bioderma back from France - i'm excited to try it!
    Sophie
    x

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  9. Loving NUDE cuz their intense moisture..my dry skin likes that!

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  10. I've heard so much about hydraluron recently, I really want to try it!

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  11. I looooove the Hydrathingy serum too!! x


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  12. I love Bioderma's Micellar Water! I think it's amazing although I was very sceptical in the beginning because all of a sudden every person started using it! I love it now :) Great post!

    XO
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  13. should really get some better skincare haha xx
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  14. I'm still interested to try to Effaclar Duo, but now I really like the sound of the Nude Skincare Miracle Mask.
    I've never found a face mask I like but this sounds great!

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  15. A few there defiantly some I need to try out! :)

    Pipp xx
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  16. love the bioderma sensibio. definitely a staple in my routine

    yukluistyle

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  17. Bioderma sounds fantastic! There's a few things in your routine I think I'd like to add to my routine too! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Can't wait to get my hands on some Bioderma! Great post, it was really helpful!

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  19. I really need to get on the Bioderma wagon as well as get my hands on the la roche posay effaclar range!

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  20. I've been looking into changing up my skincare routine a bit so I think I may try some of these products out!

    -Erica xx
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  21. Such a lovely post. Has the Clarins exfoliating lotion really reduced your scarring? I have been searching for a product to do that but I never thought to use an exfoliator. Can you recommend using anything else for it? I can't put Bio Oil on them or anything along those lines or I will break out. xx
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  22. skincare is my weakness... as a sufferer of pretty blemished skin, i'm always on the look out for products that claim to make your skin look smoother and clearer. most of these products sound perfect for me and i'm really tempted to give the hydraluron and pepta bright products a go! X

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  23. Love this post, good tips to remember!
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  24. I will use Bioderma one day for sure. My skin is actually oily. So I have been avoiding applying products which have hot ingredients in it. Thank you for the information.

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