Thursday, 6 February 2014

Best Of Beauty | Skin Care Saviours

The wonderful Samantha from All The Buzz has organised an 8 week challenge for us Irish beauty bloggers, called the Best of Beauty. Every Thursday evening at 7pm Irish time we'll all put up our posts, if you're interested in keeping up with us all then you can follow along on twitter as we'll be using the #BOBBlogChallenge. This week we're looking at ultimate skin saviours or skincare products you can't live without. 

I'm big into my skincare so this one is definitely my cup of tea, the only problem is narrowing the list down!


1) Trilogy Rosehip Oil
I wrote a full review of this HERE so I won't go into too much detail but this is one of my more recent favourites. I'm always on the hunt for a good serum and although this is an oil, it feels so comforting that it may as well actually be a serum. Also known for it's ability to repair the skin as well as providing hydration, this is an all round miracle product for me. 

2) Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
I've used this throughout most of my twenties; it's seen me through sleepless nights, hangovers, lots of sick days, many Winters and plenty of early mornings in college and work. At the moment I'm using this as a primer but the basic idea is that it brightens, tightens and moisturises the skin, leaving it looking fresh and rested. I wouldn't be without a tube of it now, my skin loves it far too much.

3) Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I love this stuff. It is, as the name would suggest, an overnight treatment to provide super moisturisation for the skin. I apply a layer to cleansed skin and by morning it's completely been absorbed and will have left my skin glowing and looking amazing. I genuinely can't recommend it enough!

4) Tea Tree Oil
It's unusual enough that I would get a spot these days but if I do, I generally reach for a clean cotton bud and some tea tree oil, which I apply to the area. This helps to dry up the spot (unpleasant, I know) and helps it heal a bit quicker. I'd also have included my Eve Lom Dynaspot (review HERE) but I've lost it around the house somewhere. Gah.

5) Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
While I actually love the Liz Earle cleanser, I know for sure that if I never purchase it again I'll still keep coming back to the toner from the same range. As I have dry/sensitive skin, I need a toner sans alcohol (surprisingly rare) but one that still freshens my skin after cleansing, while soothing and toning and for me, this is perfect. It also smells AMAZING.

6) La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
I bought my first tube of this last year when my skin needed serious repair; I don't use it on my face but apply it liberally to dry patches (elbows, knees, heels etc) and it can also be used on irritated (but not broken) skin. I find myself reaching for this a lot as I tend to have dry, sensitive skin all over so this is a real necessity for me.


I'm currently trying out a gazillion (official quantity) different cleansers and moisturisers and I'm probably yet to find my all time favourite so I'm not mentioning those here but if you want more skincare ideas, there's a good selection of posts there on the right under the skincare tab.
Let me know in the comments what your own skincare saviours are and if any of these make your hit-list!
XX


40 comments:

  1. Trilogy made my list as well! I forgot I love that Liz Earle skin tonic, I must pick up a new bottle

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    1. I need a new bottle myself, almost out!!

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  2. I've never used an origins product before, but it does seem to feature in blogs a lot, where do you get it from?

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    1. I get mine from House of Fraser Dundrum but you can get it in Arnotts as well and online.

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  3. Love this post, so many products I already have in my bathroom! I'm allergic to teatree oil though :( Everyone raves about how great it is, my face just gets a prickly heat rash from it! xx

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    1. Ah no, that's such a shame! I think it's a bit of a miracle product! x

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  4. Dang that Liz Earle skin tonic sounds amazing! I have dry skin too so it would work a treat. I'm also going the challenge so hope you can check out my skin care picks too :) x

    Aisling xx http://bl0ssombeauty.blogspot.ie/

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  5. I adore that toner too. I'm on my second bottle. I have never tried origins before but i have read so many good things about them. Think Ill have to get into arnotts to get this mask. As for the beauty flash balm. Don't even talk to me. How i haven't got this in my collection actually baffles me. Everytime I go to buy it it is out of stock. Great post

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    1. I'm seriously going to have to restoock on most of these, almost out of the flash balm, toner and the origins mask! Eep!

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  6. That was such a good post! About a billion things I now have on my wish list... Your not helping matters with this beaut of a writing either! ;) x

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  7. I am loving anything with Cicaplast in the name at the moment, I blame winter!!!

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    1. Me too, the hand cream is amazing too! x

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  8. I absolutely love the Beauty Flash Balm, such a great product! I really want to try the origins mask, have heard so many good things about it!

    alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

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    1. It's so lovely Alex, well worth trying out! x

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  9. I have the LE toner but I'm not too bothered about it...Really need to try the Clarins balm...pretty sure my mom has some that I can try "borrow" (steal)

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    1. The flash balm is a wonder product! Love it! x

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  10. I’m almost of out of my ali mac toner and the LE one sounds like it would work on my skin!

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    1. It is gorgeous alright! Must restock myself! x

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  11. I'm pretty bad with skincare but this challenge has totally made me want to try some new products and start taking proper care of my skin! I have had the Origins drink up intensive overnight mask on my wishlist for a while though so I'm definitely going to get some of that! :) x

    Catherine

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  12. Snap on the rosehip oil! Can't believe I didn't include Cicaplast Baume! Can't live without it x

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    1. I actually don't know what I did before I got it! x

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  13. Hmm... I might have to get some of that Clarins stuff from duty free on my next holiday. It sounds like it'd be just the ticket.

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    1. Yay!! I'm enabling so many people! Let me know what you think if you do! x

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  14. Love the Clarins beauty flash balm. The weather is doing my skin no favours, might have to treat it to the Origins mask!

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    1. Oh for sure, it's such a lovely treatment for the skin :) x

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  15. Great post, I love the Cicaplast baume, I'm actually obsessed with it. Tea tree oil is also my saviour, although I usually team it up with Vitamin E to heal my skin too :) x

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    1. I've heard of someone else doing that actually, great idea! x

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  16. I'm craaaa---hap with skincare so will be following the chats with an eagle eye!!! Need a basic daily moisturiser recommendation in a bad way.

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    1. I'm just out of my daily moisturiser, i'll be going straight to Origins!

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  17. Ooooooh definitely going to try the Origins Mask! When's pay day again?!?! x

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    1. Ha ha ha!! Let me know what you think of it if you get it! x

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  18. Love everything on this list! Love the Liz Earle Tonic and the Clarins Flash Balm! Really want to get that oil and the mask. Great post x

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  19. Some great products in that line up, some I had forgotten about. I'm a big fan of LRP Baume 5.

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