Friday, January 30, 2015

2014 Skincare Favourites

I certainly feel like during 2014 I started to learn more about skincare and more importantly my own skin. I've talked often about how until I started entering the beauty blogging arena my regimes had been lacking. Now I wouldn't be without my arsenal of products and the more I'm lucky enough to experience I learn what does and doesn't work for my skin.

Here are some of my favourites from 2014.

Mask of Magnaminty link
I first used the Mask of Magnaminty last Summer and I've yet to repurchase only because I wanted to sample more masks I had to hand. Despite my day to day regimes being up to scratch I can't say the same for adding masks to my routine and that is a goal for 2015. I'm still resisting the repurchase for the same reason as before but my willpower is starting to wane especially as I think if the Mask of Magnaminty was back in my life I would actually make the time for mask application.

Vichy Idealia Eyes Cream* link
This eye cream which forms part of the Idealia range from Vichy and as two products form part of this yearly favourites post you will note I'm a fan. As I initially reviewed in this post this eye cream is a wonder for mornings, particularly after a harsh night due to it's illuminators. Anyone with a dodgy sleeping pattern needs this in their life.

L'Oreal Refreshing Toner link
At the weekend I waved a bottle of this under my mum's nose to show how it smells of 'man' and she agreed. If you're not a fan of that sort of scent then this toner is not for you, likewise if you're not of the mature ilk. I'm on my second bottle of this toner which I love for it's affordability and brightening properties (do you sense a theme here). My preference is to use this of an evening to date although it originally appeared in my morning skincare line up.

Vichy Idealia Life Serum* link
Slightly questionable lifestyle? Fond of a drink or two? Smoker? If you answer yes to any of these questions then Vichy Idealia Serum is for you. Of course it's not just for those with shall we say, bad habits but targeted for those who have environmental stresses that we all experience at certain times of life.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo[+] link
I would say that I was bored of talking about the Effaclar Duo[+] from La Roche Posay if it wasn't for the fact that I love this product. I was initially introduced to this tube of wonder way back in March 2014 and since then it's featured as a regular part of my skincare line up and been repurchased on numerous occasions. On it's initial use I'd apply both morning and night, now I'm in a position that my skin is clear enough to only require using it on one or two days throughout the week, generally of an evening. During 'that time of the month' I'll amp up it's usage as that's why I typically find one or two hormonal spots wanting to make an appearance but otherwise unless I've been slack in removing make up I'm blemish free. Of course on those occasions I've slipped enough to not even use a face wipe I make sure I feature the Effaclar Duo in my routine.

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Cleanser
Finally a cleanser that despite being brought on a whim with no research has become a firm favourite. I use this creamy cleanser of a morning and love both it's formula and scent. My face is always left refreshed without any dryness and the smell is delicious. I'm about 3/4 of a way through my current bottle and I will certainly repurchase when the time comes. It's affordable, often available on offer at Boots and comes with a handy pump dispenser bottle which is clear so you can see how much you have used/have left. There are nothing but good things for me to say about this product.

So there you have a peek at my 2014 skincare favourites, does anything in my list take your fancy?

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  1. I keep hearing such good things about Lush Mask of Magnaminty - I definitely think I need to pick one up! I love La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo too. I rely on it so much.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

    1. Do pick up the Mask of Magnaminty if you can, it's such a great affordable product x

  2. The peach soap and glory scrub sounds awesome, sounds like a great find!


  3. I really love Peaches & Clean.. it smells incredible xx
    Gemma |

  4. I love the Vichy eye cream <3 xo

  5. I walked past lush this morning - pah!! knew I needed to pop in for something lol x

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