My Skincare Routine April 2014 | Beauty

25 Apr 2014

Over the past few months I have seen a huge difference in my skin. I haven't changed my diet dramatically or anything like that so I believe that it's down to the products I've been using and sticking to a consistent routine with them all.




Cleanser

Oskia Renaissance Gel Cleanser was my last purchase of 2013 and I'm so glad I bought it. You can read my full review on it here but it's basically an illuminating vitamin cleanser that's a bright orange gel, which melts into an oil as it comes into contact with the skin. It feels so luxurious and had made a huge difference to my blackheads, breakouts & overall appearance of my skin. 

Toner

I have two toners that I've been loving recently. My favourite is the REN Clarifying Toning Lotion that I recently re-purchased as I had ran out. This made a huge difference to my blackheads too. The other one is a new product I bought in New York and is the Acure Balancing Rose & Red Clay Toner. It's a spray toner that is perfect for normal to oily skin. I have a bit of redness on my cheeks and the rose in this toner as well as the Oskia cleanser has helped to reduce this.

Oil

I have been loving my Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil for months. It helped to balance my oily skin as well as get rid of any dry patches. The thing I love most about this oil is that you can apply it right before applying your make-up and it works a treat. No greasy fringe either!

The lovely Elijah from Bodhi kindly sent me some products to try recently and one of them was his best-selling Neroli Luce Facial Oil. I use this every night without fail! I thought that using the cleaner helped my blackheads and breakouts but oh boy this has helped even more! It smells absolutely divine and I will definitely be repurchasing this in the future. I use two pumps in the evening and use my Indie Lee oil every morning.

Moisturiser

As I have oily skin, I don't tend to use a moisturiser after the facial oils as I feel that they are moisturising enough. Sometimes if I feel my skin needs an extra little something I'll use an extra moisturiser but I don't have any full sizes at the minute, although I have been liking Urban Veda's Purifying Day Cream so I'll probably purchase that soon and I also like Neal's Yard Remedies Power Berry Moisturiser

Eyes

I have been on the lookout for a decent eye cream/gel for a while now. I do really like Neal's Yard Remedies White Tea Eye Gel and I have loads of sample sachets so I use them every now and then but haven't pictured them. I am going to try Indie Lee's Calendula Eye Balm next though as I've heard great things about it!

Lips

I have quite a few lip balms but my favourite has to be S.W Basics cocoa lip balm. It only has three ingredients but it nourishes my lips and stops them from getting cracked or flaky. My current lip balm that I use every morning and every night is the Bodhi Cacao Cocoon Lip Treatment. It's lightweight, smells gorgeous and keeps my lips nourished overnight. 

Spot Treatment

As I do sometimes have a few breakouts, I recently bought a spot treatment from New York from a brand called Isa's Restoratives. It's their Three Flower Astringent which is an oil that comes with a pipette so I simply squeeze a small amount onto my fingers and place onto any blemishes. It does absolutely stink but it doesn't stay on the skin for long and helps to zap spots away super quickly!

Face Masks/Treatments

I love using face masks once a week to help get rid of any impurities or blackheads on my skin and to give my skin a bit of a pampering. A recent addition to my skincare routine is the Blueberry Fusion Micro Scrub from The Body Deli, available exclusively on A Beautiful World. My favourite masks are ones that I actually make myself using clay, honey & water. My favourite is Bentonite Clay and you can read my post about that here.

To remove my eye make-up I use Alba Botanica Eye Make-up Remover that I bought in Wholefoods in New York. Its really lightweight and doesn't feel greasy at all. I don't wear waterproof mascara so I can't comment on that but it does a great job of removing all my eyeshadow & mascara!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about my skincare routine! If you've recently done a skincare post I'd love to be nosy and have a look so post your link below.

Amber
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26 comments :

  1. Loving your choice of products Amber! x

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  2. I love the Oskia Cleanser too I've been using it for around a month now and it's really brightened up my dull skin. The Indie Lee facial oil sounds so good, I have combination skin and I love using oils. Eye cream is something I've not quite got right yet, but my skin loves anything with calendula in so the eye cream sounds good too :D x

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    1. It's great isn't it! Glad you like it :) The squalane oil is so great because it sinks in quickly, your skin looks super dewy but doesn't feel or look greasy! Looking forward to trying the eye balm :) x

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  3. Great selection :) Really want to try the Oskia Cleansing Gel x

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    1. Thanks Katie! It's really lovely, try & get a sample if you can I'm sure you'd love it :) x

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  4. a lovely selection of products, you have a great routine :-)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere and finding products that truly work for my skin :)

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  5. Great post and such a lovely selection of products :) I really want to try something from the Body Deli - the mask sounds amazing x

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    1. Thanks Tania :) the mask is so lovely, it stings a little at first but my skin is used to it now and feels so smooth afterwards! x

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  6. Very nice selection :) Going to have to try some of these. It's amazing to hear that you have had such great results by using these products!

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    1. Thanks Amber! I'm really happy with all the products I'm using now after some trial & error with plenty of others!

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  7. Lovely routine! I've not tried any products from your list, so this was really interesting for me!

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    1. Thanks Ru! It's really interesting I think to see what others use :)

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  8. Loving this routine! I'm currently trying to decide whether or not to grab the Acure toner...nice to see a review that might sway me ;) Maaaaaah, still dying to get that spot treatment! I must must muuust have it hahaha.

    Mayah x

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    1. Thanks Mayah! The toner is lovely, it doesn't feel tight and I like using it as a spray or on a cotton pad it works great both ways. The spot treatment is awesome, stinks though! Absolutely reeks haha! x

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  9. Nice choices some feature in my stash too x

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  10. Your skin care routine is awesome. I love NYR Organics White Tea Eye Gel as well. Ashley xx

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Ooh I keep going back to that one! Just have loads of sample sachets that I use haha! x

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  11. I think Bodhi's Neroli Luce Face Oil is one of the best face oils I've ever tried and smells incredible! Has worked really well for my skin too :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Me too! Good to hear you like it too...haven't heard of anyone who has tried it that doesn't like it...truly amazing product! x

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  12. What a nice line-up! I'm so keen to try the Bodhi oil. Will have to invest xx

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    1. Thanks Julia! The Bodhi oil is lush! You can buy a smaller size which has lasted me a good couple months & I still have some left! x

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  13. that cleanser looks really interesting. i've heard of oskia here and there but never experienced any of their products. this has really piqued my curiosity.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Ooh I LOVE the cleanser! It's a definite re-purchase when I run out! I've read some awesome reviews of it online too :)

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