Friday, 26 May 2017

BEAUTY: THE 'ETC' SKINCARE DRAWER


We've all got that 'etc' skincare drawer whereby all the products that aren't on everyday rotation but are still useful live. Or where back-ups or 'special occasion' products are housed. My 'etc' drawer lives in my bathroom and is one of my favourites places to dip into when I want my beauty fix. I have an affinity with packaging and love popping the lid off a bottle of moisturiser to have a sniff or a swatch. Weird right?

Here we have some of the contents in my 'etc' skincare drawer...

My favourite face wipes of all time are the Superdrug Micellar Oil Cleansing Facial Wipes for dry and sensitive skin. These are amazing and I've mentioned them in my monthly favourites a few times before. They're wet, non drying and hugely moisturising - they also shift the most stubborn make-up.

I use the Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Gel for when my skin is playing up, especially around my forehead. This stuff is seriously soothing and calms any angry, red skin right down - including when I've had myself a little too much sun.

When it comes to serums, if you're on a budget but still want exceptional performance, you have to try the Superdrug 'Simply Pure' hydrating serum which has been coveted by many beauty editors for it's skin enriching, hydrating and plumping nature. Find out more about it in my January monthly favourites.

For targeted blemish control I have long since been a fan of the Clean and Clear Advantage Spot Treatment Gel* which is a gel formula that helps reduce the redness and swelling when an ugly spot appears. It typically shifts a blemish in around 2 days when used nightly.


Ah, what a satisfying shot eh? I have talked about the Glam Glow 'Youth Mud - Tingle Exfoliant'* in a full review so I won't babble on about it too much here. All I will say is ah-bloody-amazing for clearing up your skin and giving your face a bath-time treat.

Yep, I am 83 and I cleanse my face with Pond's Cold Cream. No, I'm not trying to be super casual about my routine - I genuinely love it and it works for me when massaged into my skin and removed with a warm flannel. I love the simplicity of it, not overly complicated and especially effective.

I love natural oil products and my favourite is the multifunctional Wild Argan Oil from The Body Shop I use this on my lips, on the lengths of my hair and on any dry patches on my elbows and knees. Gorgeous stuff!

Also worth mentioning, the Transformulas Hydration Gold* which is a fantastic anti-ageing product containing 23 carat gold powder and hyaluronic acid to moisturise the skin and give you an insanely fresh glowy radiance in an instant. It also works to blur out fine lines and wrinkles which I can't comment on...yet. I use this when my skin looks grey or sallow and needs an intense pick me up. The golden shimmer makes it look like you've had a week away in the sun, not sure how the gold makes it any better but it's fantastic product for days when you look like shit.


What's in your 'etc' skincare drawer?

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