I’m starting this year’s beauty favourites round ups with skin care!
Truth be told, 2015 was a really up & down year for my skin – it was all over the place! I ended up trying 3 different antibiotics to try and calm down my acne with mixed results and I really had to strip back my skincare regime in order to try and minimise breakouts. The following selection of products I found didn’t irritate my acne and became really great staples I’d recommend to people with similar skin to mine!
Proactive Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
I’d never used Proactive before 2015, but I’d heard lots about it and wanted to give it a try. The Skin Smoothing Exfoliator has become my favourite cleanser to wash my face in the morning and evening. It contains tiny little exfoliating beads which makes my skin feel really clean, as well as glycolic and salicylic acid which are both fab for treating acne. My skin never feels tight when I use this which is a big deal as well!
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I’ve tried an awful lot of micellar waters in my time and this is definitely one of my favourites. It removes the heaviest of makeup with ease (even better than Bioderma does in my opinion). I love this little bottle which I have next to my bed and I also had a massive bottle of this in the bathroom – can’t get enough!
I was given this moisturiser to use after a bout of acne treatment called Isolax at Harley Street in the summer months. It’s a no fuss moisturizer that is anti-inflammatory, making it perfect for blemished skin.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery
This is no surprise as I’m pretty sure I’ve included this in my past couple of yearly favourites! I just can’t fault this facial oil – it leaves my face feeling soft, moisturized and my skin always looks great the day after using it.
Natrasan First Aid Spray
You might be thinking this is an odd thing to include, but I honestly adore this product. It’s a multitasking spray which can be used SO many way for different skin issues. I’ve mainly been using this to help calm down my acne by spraying a few pumps onto a cotton pad and sweeping over my skin after cleansing in the evening. It kills 99.9999% of bacteria and contains pure hypochlorous acid and can also be used as a mouthwash, a general hand sanitiser, to clean burns, cuts and bites. Amazing product!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post – if you would like full reviews on any of these products let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to my list of things to review!
Tomorrow’s will be focusing on my Top 5 Foundation & Concealer products of 2015!
What were your favourite skincare products of 2015?