Friday, 16 January 2015

2014 Favourites: Skin Care Products!

Next in my 2014 Favourites is skin care and I found it so hard to include just 5 products, I picked out 6 instead!

These are al amazing products which I have loved and used religiously all year.  2014 in general was up and down in terms of skin greatness; I had a couple of bouts of bad acne due to eating too much dairy and new medication also making me flare up but over all my skin seems quite balanced!

Shu Uemura Skin Purify Oil Cleanser: I really look forward to taking my eye makeup off every evening because of this product.  It's super luxurious and so pricey I'll have to save up to repurchase, but it does a wonderful job of removing even the toughest of waterproof mascara.  It's an oil which I use in circular motions on my closed eyes until I feel like everything is removed, and then I wash off with water and a flannel.  My skin is left super soft and makeup free.

Paula's Choice Clear Cleanser: I absolutely adore this cleanser for my acne-prone skin.  I've been using it for a couple of years now and repurchased again & again because I notice such a great difference in breakouts when it's a part of my regime.  It's a bog standard gel which lathers up nicely and doesn't leave my skin feeling too tight.

Alpha H Liquid Gold: Okay, so Caroline would probably slap the back of my hand if she see's this (sorry) but I can't help but love it - in moderation.  I always notice such a big difference in the clearness and general brightness of my skin the day after I use this so I use this once or twice a week and always the night before special occasions.

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30: This was the moisturiser I took with me on holiday in Portugal in the summer and coincidentally that was when my skin was at it's most perfect.  It's a gorgeous moisturiser which leaves my skin feeling soft and protected for the day ahead. It also has a sweet orange smell which is lovely to use in the morning.

Eucerin Even Brighter Night Cream: I've only featured the night cream in the images above but Eucerin has been one of my favourite brands of 2014.  I can honestly say I have loved every skin care product I have ever tried of theirs; they do exactly what they say and leave my skin feeling nourished.  The Even Brighter creams in particular are great and I use them all the time.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Serum: Pretty sure this was in last year's favourites too because it's just so good.  I pat a couple of drops of this oil into my skin before bed (usually after any acne/spot treatments I've applied) and my skin feels so soft and supple the next morning.  If my skin is super dry I normally apply a thicker night cream before this (like the Eucerin one above) and then spat this on after for more of a drink!

I hope this wasn't too long of a post!  I've really enjoyed finding and trying out new skin care products which benefit my skin recently so I'm sure they'll be lots more great finds in 2015!

Next up are my favourite lippie products from 2014!  Get ready to pucker up!

What were your favourite skincare products in 2014? Let me know if you found any good'uns!




  1. I love this post! I will defiantly be looking out for some of these when I'm shopping. This year wasn't the best where my skin is concerned and I've recently started using the Lush Ocean Salt Scrub. It works amazing

  2. Great picks! The Shu Uemura oil cleanser and the Liquid Gold are also some of my favourite products from last year. They really were skin savers for me.

    Beauty Challenged

  3. Lovely mix of brands! I've been meaning to try out that Kiehl's concentrate for a while now. An all-time favorite of mine is the Estée Lauder ANR II serum.

  4. I absolutely love midnight recovery concentrate! Does the Shu Umera oil have mineral oil in it?

  5. I've been meaning to give Paula's Choice products a try. Love basically every Murad product I've tried but haven't tried the moisturizer you mention! Something to check out in the future.

    Beauty Loon

  6. Wasn't too long at all! Loved the photos, nicely done. I have used the Kiehls concentrate in the past and forgot how nice it was - I'll have to pull it back out in winter. I am about to try Paula's Choice for the first time and I can't wait - I think the pieces I'm trying are from the Hydra lite range or something that sounds vaguely similar?

  7. I swear by the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate! The Murad moisturiser sounds like a great option for summer with it having a decent SPF.

    Tweezers and Tongs

  8. Ive also been loving Eucerin. I think they don't get enough credit because they don't look pretty, but the cleanser and eye makeup removers are both brilliant!
    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  9. This has reminded me how much I love the Liquid Gold, will have to repurchase! I discovered Aloe Vera gel pretty early on this year and have been using it as a mask every since, it's so amazing for calming breakouts and redness of which I tend to get a lot! X

    A Blonde Moment

  10. The midnight recovery serum sounds great, I have never tried any of these though I must admit :/
    Great post. xox

  11. All products seem lovely. I really want to try the Kiehls Midnight Recovery :)

    Beauty Inside Art

  12. I love Kiehls Midnight recovery! Perfect for the winter time!

  13. Just purchased midnight recovery and I have already noticed a difference! x

  14. I think my favourite skincare product of last year is the 8% AHA exfoliator by Paula's Choice. Is het made my skin feel baby soft and I have not had any break outs anymore. Also, there is not need for scrubbing anymore. Loving it!

  15. I've always wanted to try the midnight recovery serum! It's going to be my next purchase for sure! Great post! xx

  16. I love the way you wrote this article, it gives us a positive thought. I am regular user of Sakare's skincare serums.It helps to reduce dark spots, fine lines, large pores and radiance.

  17. I had a couple of bouts of bad acne due to eating too much dairy and new medication also making me flare up but over all my skin seems quite balanced!


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