Things That Make My Skin Happy

December 09, 2013

Things That Make My Skin Happy
enzyme cleansing gel / corrective moisturiser / repair serum / make-up remover

I've been following a few simple skin care rules and it seems to be paying off; my skin is super happy.

A huge reason my skin is so happy lately is down to the products I've been using. I've consciously built a minimal skin care routine by sticking with what I know works and only introducing new products slowly, one at a time. I've ditched the wish list full of products I don't need and made wearing no make-up (or lightweight alternatives) a regular occurrence. I've also made sure to remove my make-up as soon as I possibly can; no more waiting until midnight to cleanse means my skin can reap the benefits of a few extra hours to soak in treatments.

While I don't particularly like the Mario Badescu Cucumber Make-Up Remover Cream my skin seriously loves it. This cold cream is thick, greasy, and heavy on the skin yet it's absolutely perfect in every way, all trace of make-up is lifted and removed; followed by the shimmery pastel green Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, which smells fresh and leaves the skin wickedly soft. These two are my dream team right now.

I've been alternating between the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo and the Vichy Idealia Life Serum (with a heavy bias towards the serum). While Effaclar Duo works to prevent break-outs, blemishes, and to keep pores clean, the Vichy Life Serum helps to repair environmental damage and restore an overstressed, overexposed, and unbalanced complexion. Since using these two my skin has been literally spotless and noticeably more radiant.

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  1. Alice Porter12/09/2013

    I wish Effaclar Duo worked for me but it just didn't but I like the sound of that serum! I am loving the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil right now.


  2. I have to stay away from facial oils. The Clarins one really broke me out :(

  3. Parisian To Be12/09/2013

    The Cucumber Makeup Remover sounds awesome! Except, I could totally understand your despise if you don't like cucumber scents.

    xo Lillian from

  4. Sarah Beth12/09/2013

    I've been coveting that Vichy serum since I saw it on your blog a few weeks ago.. you enabler! xxx


  5. Natalie Stubbs12/09/2013

    I need some Mario Badescu products in my life!

  6. I love reading about skin care routines and I really enjoyed this post! I swear by effaclar duo, it's a beauty

    lillies and lipbalm

  7. It's weird that Effaclar Duo works for so many people. It broke me out something awful and totally dried my skin.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger


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