16th Feb 2017 - Beauty

I don’t know about you but I hate wearing makeup when I’m at home. There’s something about being in my own four walls with a full face that makes me feel so uncomfortable. Not only that, but I hate wearing ‘normal’ clothes when I’m at home too. Chances are if you knock on my door after 5pm, I’ll be wandering around in my pjs with a freshly cleansed face. The process removing of my makeup is something that I actually really enjoy too. I like to view my skincare routine as if it’s a spa treatment; for me there’s something so therapeutic about getting in from a long day and waving goodbye to the dirt and grime from the day. My cleansing time is my time and I relish every minute of it. For this post I wanted to show you a few of the items that I’ve really been enjoying recently; the ones that have made my daily skincare routine all the more pleasurable and the ones that help to make my skin not only look and feel tip top, but help to give me a little bit of zen in my life at the same time. I love these products and I know that you will too!

You guys know I’m super into cleansers so when I heard about the Pixi Double Cleanse by Caroline Hirons I knew it wouldn’t disappoint. One side of this 2 in 1 jar contains a solid cleansing oil, while the other side houses a cleansing cream. Although using a double step cleanser might seem as if it’s adding more time to your night time cleansing routine, I find that this product is so efficient in breaking down and removing any make up and dirt from my face that it actually speeds things up because it removes every last speck of makeup. It’s super easy to use; all I do is apply a coin size amount of the solid cleansing oil onto dry skin, massage it into my skin and then remove the product with a warm, wet facecloth. Once that’s done I scoop a little of the cleansing cream into my hands and massage that all over my face before once again removing the product with my facecloth. I love this stuff because it WORKS, it leaves my skin feeling soooo soft and it lasts for absolutely ages because a little goes long way. Try it out here, I guarantee you’ll love it.
If you’ve watched my ‘Top 5 Beauty Treatments in London’ video you’ll know that the Sarah Chapman clinic does the most AMAZING facials, and trust me when I say that every Sarah Chapman product that I’ve ever used has been the same level of incredible. The Overnight Exfoliating Booster has been a fixture in my bathroom cabinet for quite a while and I can’t see that changing any time soon. I suffer from dry skin, so exfoliating my face is something that I take the time to do a couple of times a week and this exfoliating booster works wonders. This product helps to clear clogged pores, even out blemish marks, soften the appearance of wrinkles and generally makes your skin look smoother and more radiant (what more could you want?). The formula is packed with retinol, lactic acid and willow bark which all help to speed up your skin’s natural renewal process. All I do is apply a small amount of the exfoliating booster onto my cleansed skin before bed and allow it to dry and work its magic overnight. It’s one of the more expensive products in my collection, but it’s totally worth it! Get yours here.
Lately I’ve found myself getting really into serums and the Chanel Blue Serum is a product that I’ve been enjoying a lot. There are four areas of the world that are known as ‘blue zones’ – these are the zones in which the population tend to live better and longer lives. The Chanel Blue Serum is called such because its formula includes 3 essential natural ingredients from the blue zones of the world; green coffee from Costa Rica, olives from Sardinia and lentisk from Greece. These ingredients have been chosen for their revitalising and antioxidant properties and brought together to combine the most gorgeously sublime serum ever! Whenever I use this serum my skin feels instantaneously refreshed and rejuvenated. The formula is also super lightweight so it doesn’t leave a greasy residue or feel heavy under my makeup. Lately I’ve been applying this every morning to my cleansed skin. Again, it’s one of the more expensive products in my bathroom, but it’s also one of the best. Try it for yourself and see if you agree!
You all know by now that I’m a huge fan of any Liz Earle product (check out my Glowing Skin Routine to see what I mean!) and I’d go as far to say that the Superskin Moisturiser is up there with some of my favourites. This product is gorgeously rich and luxurious and feels like an absolute treat to apply! It’s rich in Omega 3 which helps to prevent moisture loss and is packed with vitamin E and pomegranate extract which protect the skin from environment damage (perfect for me in the smoggy London air!) It’s incredibly soothing on my sensitive lil’ face and helps to protect my skin from the harsh, cold weather! Give it a go if you haven’t already.
I LOVE face mists, and when I stumbled upon this Brightening Botanical Essence by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare I knew that together we would be a match made in heaven! I love this stuff because it’s so versatile and easy to use throughout the day. You can either spritz some of this essence onto cleansed skin as part of your morning and evening skincare routine, or use it throughout the day to give your skin a boost and refresh your makeup. Whenever I use this mist it instantly makes me feel brighter and gives me an energy kick that I didn’t know I needed and lets not forget that it smells beautiful! This is a must have, trust me! Get yours here.
The skin around my eyes has always been super sensitive and for years I struggled to find an eye cream that didn’t irritate that area, but then I discovered this Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm Gel Eye Cream and my problems were solved! This product is really soothing and nourishing and gives my skin a huge boost of hydration. The cream is super gentle but incredibly efficient, it absorbs quickly and helps to reduce puffiness and other signs of fatigue. I can really tell when I’ve used some of this product because it makes me look so alert and awake (even when I really don’t feel like it). This product is my saviour! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Have you tried any of the products that I’ve mentioned in this post? If so, which ones are your favourites? I’d love to know! I’m always looking for new skincare products to try, so if you have any recommendations that you think I will love then please let me know by leaving me a comment down below, I can’t wait to hear what you guys are loving!

  • Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse

  • Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Exfoliating Booster

  • Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser

  • Chanel Blue Serum

  • Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Brightening Botanical Essence

  • kay

    Gorgeous post Estee! I’m currently enjoying a Korean inspired Skincare regime but I’ve been looking for so long to find an eye cream that doesn’t irritate my eye area, so I think I’m going to give Lancome a try! Thanks =)

  • The Double Cleanse by pixi is on my list of things to buy. I love cleansing, it is so relaxing.

  • That face mist sounds right up my street, all of my favourite smells!

    – Natalie

  • Anita LeBeau

    I’m all into the Drunk Elephant line right now, but I change cleansers almost daily…I have so many. The new Pixi
    Double Cleanse is on my list to buy. Thanks for sharing Estée

  • UGH. Why can’t beautiful skin care be a beautiful price? This college girl has got too much stress acne and not enough money to fix it! I’ll just live vicariously through your gorgeous skin, Estee, until I have the money (and peace) to clear up my own skin.

    It’s Me, Maggie |

  • peonies passionfruit

    I’d love to try the Aurelia calming botanical essence it sounds amazing
    Eme xx

  • That face mist has caught my eye! Need pronto!

  • I’m obsessed with anything containing chamomile, so I might have to try that Aurelia essence!

    Sharni //

  • Your skin always looks so glowy and beautiful Estee, so thank you for sharing these products!
    { Katie Actually }

  • The Pixi Double Cleanse is on my wishlist to buy, all I hear is positive comments! I’ve also been meaning to try the new Nip and Fab Viper Venom Blurring Shot too x

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