I have a habit of posting my daily skincare regimen on Instagram - the above made my skin feel so lovely I thought it warranted a post of its own.
We had been to Thorpe Park and my skin had that red, windblown, been-thrown-about-on-rides-all-day look about it. Using the above worked wonders, calmed it right down and left it ridiculously soft.
Suti Cleansing Balm - reviewed on here before - incredibly emollient, oily and nourishing without clogging pores. £26
Zelens PHA+ Bio-Peel - latest product from Dr Marko Lens - these are brilliant when used in place of your toner and then followed by a spray toner or a splash of water. The PHA attracts moisture and binds it to the skin whilst the acids in the pads set to work on your face like a gentle pac-man. Does all of this without glycolic so are perfect for people who find glycolic too strong or have allergies. Becoming a little obsessed. £65.00
Sjal Saphir Concentrate Facial Oil - I am just about as in love with this oil as it is possible to be with a product. Loaded with omega 3, 6 and 9 and infused with Blue Sapphire and Aquamarine, it is beautiful for any older skin (not 25) that is dull and revitalised. Unlike some cheaper alternatives, it has the lightest texture and penetrates beautifully. £125.00 (I know - but when you're older you stop caring)
La Prairie Advanced Marine Biology Eye Gel - not actually my usual choice of eye cream but have found it is good for my puffiness - I have been working relentlessly recently and waking not entirely 'refreshed' shall we say. This is light and hydrating.
Hydraluron - my new staple - originally reviewed in detail here. Just go buy it.
Sjal Mineral Kalla Tonic - sprayed on top of Hydraluron this is really hydrating and softening - being Sjal it is very high end and contains gold, silver and rose quartz. You can read all about it here - suffice to say it is my 'go-to' toner when my face is feeling its age.
SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interruptor - I have been playing around with some of the Skin Ceuticals range for a while and keep meaning to blog about it - I'll be completely honest - I grabbed this because it's anti-glycation and I had eaten a lot of sugar (rubbish) at Thorpe Park. In my head I was merely trying to save my face from the inevitable spots/swollen red lumps to come as punishment from the pic'n'mix.
The reality is that it was the perfect product to top off my night-time routine with. It's not loaded with silicone so nothing rolled, it penetrated on top of the Hydraluron and Sjal oil and was generally a lovely cream. I'm going to try using it exclusively for a while and watch the results. So far: lovely. Have a read of the science here. £143.00
* A mixture of purchases, PR samples and gifts. Love them all though.