The other day I shared with you the start of my mini series – Best Of 2013, starting with Hair Products. Today I’m carrying on with the skin care products that wowed me in 2013. I suggest making yourself a large cup of tea for this one, as it’s quite the ramble.
REN Clarifying Clay Cleanser
My friend Simone recently introduced me to this brand, and said that this would work for me as it sounded like we had the same skin type. Since using it my skin has looked amazing, with my awful still-thinking-its-teenage skin has cleared up and looks a lot more radiant.
Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator – Review
This is the only Liz Earle product that I’ve had a chance to try out and I’m really impressed. I love an exfoliator that feels like it’s actually working when you use it, and this is it. I find that instantly after using it my skin feels softer and all my dry patches are improved.
Origins Never A Dull Moment Exfoliator – Review
This is another exfoliator that I can really feel work instantly and you can have a good scrub with. As it’s designed for dull looking skin it works really well with the cleanser, and I find I can see an improvement with my dullness almost straight away.
Origins Never A Dull Moment Cleanser – Review
This was the first product I picked up from Origins after deciding it was time to start investing in my skin care products. Since then I’ve repurchased another one and still use this product almost daily. I’ve not found another cleanser that can bring such radiance to my skin like Never A Dull Moment can.
REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask – Review
This was another product recommendation from Simone to help and bring back some more radiance into my skin. Since purchasing this I’ve been using it almost on a weekly basis and have definitely seen an improvement in my skin. It’s also apparently brilliant for reducing the appearance of fine lines, but I’m not sure how well that works as that’s not one of my skin care concerns.
LUSH Ultrabland Cleanser
This is one of my staple items in my skin care collection. I always find myself turning to this if I’m having a particularly bad time with my skin. It’s a really simple cleanser and is amazing at removing all traces of make up and dirt.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
This product has recently made it back into my skin care collection as I completely forgot how much I loved it. I originally got this as a sample from a beauty box somewhere, but I can see myself buying the full sized item when this runs out. I use this at the start of my skin care routine to take off my make up and find it works wonders at breaking down my make up – especially mascara – making make up removal a whole load easier.
LUSH Tea Tree Water
I love tea tree water and so does my skin since I originally discovered it when I was a greasy skinned 11 year old. However this one from LUSH is my favourite toner as it comes in a spray bottle making it easy to use, and somehow it just seems to clear up my skin.
Origins Clear Improvement Mask – Review
If you’ve followed me for a long time you will constantly hear me raving about this face mask as it just seems to work like no other mask. I use this almost on a twice weekly basis as it really helps to clear out my skin and makes it look a whole load healthier. If I’m ever having a particularly bad time with my skin I treat it to this face mask.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
Another Origins product that I use almost daily, especially during the winter. The Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask really helps if you suffer with ‘thirsty’ or dry skin, and your skin can work wonders by ‘drinking it up’. Since discovering this I don’t think I can ever be without it.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
This has been a staple item in my skin care collection for years – since I was 12 to be exact. It works wonders if you have any sores or dry patches. I tend to get a lot of dry areas and often cuts on my face so I tend to put this on overnight if I’m having a particularly bad time with them and find after a few days its all healed.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
This was recommended to me by my friend Robyn after it worked well for her skin. Its been a must have item in my skin care routine and I use it before moisturising. It’s been brilliant at clearing up any spotty outbreaks I might have.
I originally picked this up as it was a promotional offer but I’m so glad I did. I found this to be an amazing moisturiser for waking my skin up, especially with early mornings. I’ve nearly ran out now so I think I’ll be having to make a repurchase soon.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil
This was one of the items from the first BBB Edit Box and before that I hadn’t heard much about it. It’s great for acne scars and I’ve found its softened a lot of the scarring on my face. Not only that but it makes it feel a lot more hydrated and softer. I think it’s definitely turning out to be a staple item in my skin care routine.
So that’s my favourite skin care products of 2013, are any of them yours?