25.6.17

SUMMER Skin Care Picks

Summer is my favourite time of year, I love the warmer temperatures, wearing less layers and making sure I always have my sunglasses on my face. It's equally important for me to make sure my skin is prepped for the summer weather, looking glowy and being moisturised!

I have quite dry and sensitive skin (I suffer with eczema too), so it's vital for me to have the right products! Luckily, I've found some skin care products which I've been using as part of my routine and am loving for the summer season.




Firstly, the newest addition to my skin care routine, the Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate. This water based gel is making such a difference to my skin, it fills the skin's moisture reservoirs for up to 24 hours. It has ingredients such as hyaluronic acid which help to give an instant moisture boost - perfect for my dry skin! The technology behind this product is amazing, the Liquid Sphere Technology allows the Vitamin C and E capsules to burst once it is applied to the skin! It's perfect for use in the morning and at night on a clean face!

Oh, how I'm glad I decided to purchase the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser a few months ago, I haven't looked back! The cleanser is enriched with cocoa butter, which softens, smooths and moisturises the skin, whilst the rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus ingredients are added to tone, soothe and purify. The Cleanse & Polish is by far my favourite cleanser, it removes day to day impurities, all of my make up (even stubborn mascara) and makes my skin feel so smooth and clean!

Since around winter time I have have been in love with the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate, I love facial oils, my skin is always so thirsty - and oils are so so perfect for my tight skin! This really works, I apply this every night, and can see a difference in my skin - especially if I had a lil nasssty brewing. It helps to enhance the skin's natural night time recovery process, meaning you always wake up glowing! The main ingredients are lavender oil, primrose oil and squalane (which I mention in more depth below ▿ ▿), these essential oils are so good for you, and lavender helps you sleep too! I don't think I've actually gone a night without this since I bought it & I still have just under half of the bottle left too - a few drops does the job! (remember it's all about price per wear, so even though it's a bit of an investment at £38, it really does last!)



Now, I'm not sure about you but The Ordinary is a brand I definitely first came across on the 'gram. Pretty packaging, simple ingredients and extremely low cost definitely got me interested! The Ordinary is owned by DECIEM and they have so many amazing brands! So, I decided to pick up the 100% Plant Derived Squalane as it helps to add a non oily, lightweight surface oil to the surface of the skin, and is particularly aimed at those with a dry skin type. Now you're probably wondering what even is Squalane?! Because I definitely didn't know much about the benefits before I came across The Ordinary. Squalane is a saturated and stable hydrocarbon, which is naturally found on the skin. It's emollience means that it prevents loss of hydration and is an amazing hydrator! Sorry to get all scientific on you, but I think it's so important to know exactly what you're putting on your skin! It doesn't really have any smell and you only need 1-2 drops per day, I tend to put this over the Midnight Recovery Oil and let it do its magic overnight.

I can never just make one purchase when everything looks so damn good, so again from The Ordinary, I picked up the Natural Moisturising Factors + HA. This is amazing, it keeps the outer layer of skin protected and well hydrated. It's made up of amino acids, tryglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides, sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid which are all components that are found in the skin naturally. This is best used after serums - so I use this in the morning as one of the final steps - before SPF. For £5 you really cannot go wrong.


Now I know I probably said the words dry, hydrating and moisture too many times in this post. But I'm just tryna help another dry skinned gal out! The most important advice I can give you is to shop for your skin type, don't just buy something because everyone has it. Do your research and you'll definitely find your holy grail skincare products too! (The DECIEM website is so handy, it gives a lot of information and lets you know which products are best for which skin!)

Let me know if you already know and love any of these products, or if you're on the look out for some newbies to add to your collection....

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Such good picks girl!!! I love the midnight recovery, and of course Cleanse and Polish!!! Also, amazing photos 😍😍

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    1. Ah thank you!! Yes no surprises there! 💁🏽 Xoxox

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  2. Loved this post Kirby! Your photography is amazing and you make me want to up my game with my own skin care. I'm deffo going to look into the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil! x

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    1. Thanks Sare, I've definitely felt the need to really invest in it and have seen such a difference in my skin! Go to a kiehls shop and they'll definitely give you a sample (normally lasts about 3 nights so you can get a good feel for it!) Xxx

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  3. I've heard so many too things about the midnight recovery oil! I'm just so scared to use it as my skin tends to be a little oily anyway..What if I just melt 😂 I'm jel of your skincare collection!! X

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    1. Go grab a sample and see if it's good for your skin type!! They may recommend something different, but I know its their top best seller so much be good for pretty much everyone!! Xx

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  4. I love the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, it's so calming xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. So do I! I agree, I love the scent, so soothing! Xx

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  5. Love the original Moisture Surge but the concentrate sounds like an amazing addition for dry skin. Will have to pop down to Clinique to try some!

    Emma x
    emmajtaylor.com

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    1. Ah thanks for reading Emma, yes I love the original too, but would only use that when my skin really needed it! The concentrate is great as an every day serum, I use it twice a day! Xx

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  6. I've wanted to try the Ordinary also, but again, it's one of those things I just haven't had a chance at picking up. My skincare currently is running out, so I'm looking at doing a Sephora spree sometime to stock back up! I have oily/ acne prone skin, and the one things I am LOVING is trying new masks from Lush. My favourite is the Don't Look at Me- it's so fresh!

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

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  7. I love Cleanse and Polish. I must try the moisture surge concentrate as I use to love the pot version years ago.

    Toni | sheergloss

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