Thursday, 2 January 2014

This year, my skin has been the worst I think it has ever been, and as we come to the last day of the year, it doesn't look much better if I am honest, but there have been a few improvements. This has also been the year in which a lot of us discovered that foaming cleansers weren't all that good, and that you can buy face masks that aren't in sachets. Brilliant. Today is the day I will be going through my top 5 skincare picks from the year.

So, the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Mask got a lot of hype this year, being a good quality, low priced face mask, and I must say, all the hype is true. I absolutely adore this mask, as it calms any blemishes or sore areas almost overnight, and I wake up feeling fresh faced every time I use this.

Another hyped product this year has to be the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, a treatment product designed to unclog pores and get rid of all your impurities, and basically clear the skin. It does that, and pretty well. I think I will need to repurchase this soon, as I have that weird paranoia that if I stop using it, my skin will get worse.

The Dr Jart+ Water Sure Gel has been plumping my skin, and locking in the moisture these colder months, and I am definitely feeling more hydration in my skin. Concept wise, this is Hydraluron in a pot, and that one plans to be my next purchase after this has been used up.

An extremely budget offering is the Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover, and this must be my 3rd or 4th bottle of the stuff. For a lower end eye makeup remover, this does the job very well, and costs about £3 so isn't even going to break the bank.

The final skincare item which has been rocking my world in 2013 is the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser. I am on my second tube of this now, but I have discovered more in my older one after cutting the top off. For an own brand, drugstore hot cloth cleanser (retails for £5ish, but is generally on offers anyway), this is so thick and creamy, isn't stripping on the skin at all, and really does a good job at cleansing.

So, no moisturisers/day or night creams involved here, and that is where you guys come in handy. I would like you to suggest some of your favourites, for combination skin, as I am still looking for something I can be faithful to, so maybe 2014 will be the year for that discovery.


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  1. Great post, love these products! I found Effaclar Duo this year too and I'm already on my third tube :) Love this Hot Cloth Cleanser, and the Superdrug Vitamin E one is great too and about a quid cheaper! Loving your blog x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  2. I need to try Effacular Duo! There's no excuses really haha


  3. I've not tried that hot cloth cleanser. I used the Superdrug Vitamin E and I was really impressed. I might give this a go next.

    Happy New Year!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic



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