The Skincare Tag!

Sunday, 18 August 2013


I was tagged a while back by the lovely Joanna from Mademoiselle Lala to do this skincare tag.  I always enjoy reading about other bloggers skincare routines and habits, so I knew I had to do it myself.

Describe your skincare routine in no more than 5 words
Try to keep it simple!

 
What's your skin type?
A typical combination one most of the time - I have an oily t-zone combined with some dryness/dehydration elsewhere.  As a general rule of thumb it changes to oily/combination in the summer months and combination/dry in the winter. 
 
What's your favourite skincare product?
This is hard!  I'm going to have to say Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser which still firmly holds its ground as my HG moisturiser.
 
Top blemish zapper
I have a couple of products that I use whenever a blemish threatens to appear such as Laidbare's Spot The Difference Treatment Cream, Balance Me Congested Skin Serum (both reviewed here) etc. but by far the best is just straight up Tea Tree Oil!


Face wipes yay or nay?
Most of the time, definitely nay.  I'm a big advocate of doing a proper double cleanse in the evenings to remove my make-up and thoroughly clean my skin.  You just don't get the amazing results with face wipes that you do with using dedicated cleansers.  That said, I do keep a pack in my bedside drawer for those late night emergencies where it's better to take your make-up off with one than sleep in it (that cardinal sin that will ruin your skin!).

Toner yay or nay?
I've been through phases where I didn't use toner and when I started to incoporate it back into my skincare routine, I certainly saw a positive difference so I've continued to use it.  I'm loving Jurlique's Purely Bright Facial Mist at the moment.

High end skincare or high end make up?
Most of my skincare is in the middle-high end spectrum, but there are some fantastic budget buys out there by brands like Amie, Organic Surge, Laidbare and Montagne Jeunesse who I'm all a big fan of.  I think the key is simply to find products that work for you and that have quality ingredients, rather than looking at the end price. 

What's the most unusual skincare product you've tried?
Last year I was treated to facial at a spa which combined a homemade blend of kaolin clay with snail slime... and it actually worked quite well!  You wouldn't catch me having one where actual snails are placed on my face though!


You're in a French pharmacy and can only pick one item - what is it?
Bioderma H20 Micellar Water - simply because it's SO much cheaper over there than it is here.
 
Tell us your top skincare tip
Drink as much water throughout the day as you can
.  No products in the world will make you have amazing skin if you don't try and hydrate it from the inside first.

You can read all of my Skincare product reviews & recommendations here

Tag open to all beauty bloggers, let me know if you do it!

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28 comments

  1. Ohh i really like these questions, might have to do this tag myself! Im quite surprised about the Liz Earle moisturiser, i've never really gotten on with them. Im so bad at keeping hydrated, one thing that i really notice has an impact on my skin!

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    1. Would love to read your answers Zoe :) Liz Earle moisturisers seem to be really marmite products for most people so I don't think you're alone! I just love it :) x

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  2. I love these types of post, and simple always works ;) May have to do this one myself :)

    I completely agree with face wipes I always used to use them because I thought they were just a quick way to clean your face but realised they don't always work as well.

    Charlee
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    1. Would love to read your answers Charlee :) Yeah, spending a few more minutes with cleansing properly, really does make the world of difference xx

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  3. Definitely taking on board your toner recommendation - I'm in need of one but I have no idea where to even start! xx

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    1. Jurlique's are fab, I also like the Liz Earle Skin Tonic and Lush's Tea Tree Water Toner :) xx

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  4. just know 1 of the brands but the rest looks good

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    1. Hope it helps you to explore some more :)

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  5. Thanks for taking part, I was curious about your answers. :) That snail slime & kaolin clay mask does sound weird :) X

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    1. It was so strange! The skincare consultant eventually talked me into it and it was amazing! x

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  6. Great post ) definitely agree with your skincare tip! I alway notice a difference when I drink more water x

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    1. Absolutely, does you the world of good too :) x

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  7. Loved reading your answers. I've seen the skincare tag on a couple of blogs and keep threatening to do it! So I might just give it a go x

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    1. Give it a go Kay! Would love to read your answers :) x

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  8. I love this tag and loved reading your answers :-) xx

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  9. Hey Evelyn :) So interesting reading up your answers! I really want to try the Jurlique's Purely Bright Facial Mist..Did you notice a difference on your skin using it after a while?

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Ila! I began to notice a difference after using it for a couple of weeks - I think you'll see some results if your skin is naturally very dull and has any uneven skintone. I love the subtle brightening effect (more like 'healthy looking', rather than whitening etc) and my skin always feels wonderfully soft and hydrated after I've applied it. Big fan! x

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  10. the liz earle moisturizer is one of my staples too, love the scent too! I agree, I like a mix of high end and high street too. xx

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    1. It's the best! Yeah, definitely much better for the old bank balance too :D xx

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  11. I want to do this tag too!

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  12. Havent tried any of these products but if you experience dry skin than maybe some of these would work for me! and i just HAVE to agree about drinking water! best tip!
    erinandkatherine.blogspot.ca

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    1. Try a Jurlique Toner, I find them very hydrating and they plump up the skin a treat :)

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    1. That was exact response when the lady recomended it haha! x

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