Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Holy Grail Skincare

Finding  skincare products that I can call holy grail doesn't happen very often, but over the past say year I have definitely discovered a routine of products that suit my skin perfectly. Marking a product as holy grail is quite the title, but I can definitely class these few products as mine. 



















Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish has been in my routine for years, I started using this to cleanse my skin when I was around 16 or 17 years old and I haven't stopped using it since. I really love how gentle the cleanser is on my sensitive skin yet it still manages to lightly exfoliate and keep my skin hydrated. A 200ml tube will set you back £24.75 from Boots which I don't think is too bad, considering this will last me around two months being used every morning and evening. Cleanse and Polish melts away any trace of makeup, it doesn't quite remove waterproof mascara but I like to use an eye remover anyway so this I don't really mind. If you are yet to try a product by Liz Earle then please make this your first, you will be blown away and won't want to use anything else!














When it comes to eye care, I've always been one to use an eye cream as I feel it's such an important step in your routine, I also want to avoid wrinkles for as long as possible! Bare Minerals Firming Eye Treatment is a product I have also used for a long time and I have purchased quite a few tubes. I really like the texture of this cream, it's consistency is perfect where it just melts into the eye area. Sadly I can't really comment on whether it has made a difference to my wrinkles, I don't have that many yet so I can't give a realistic judgement, but the product does hydrate my eye area lovely and seems to allow my concealer to apply lovely over the top.










I have always had a dry skin type and I would really struggle to keep my skin hydrated and dewy until I discovered the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster, a serum that keeps your skin hydrated for hours, its amazing stuff and has worked absolute wonders for me. Hydraluron retails at £24.99 but is regularly on offer and can be picked up for around £16.66 when on a third off, I tend to stock up when the offer is on! I use the serum every morning and every night as my first step after cleansing and before moisturiser, it sinks into my skin straight away and I then find myself using less moisturiser than I would usually.










Finally is a new holy grail item in my skincare regime, I never thought I'd be able to replace my oh so loved Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser, but when the price bumped up to around £40 for a tub I just had to find an alternative for everyday use. After several tries and testers of different moisturisers my absolute favourite and a product I wouldn't be without is the Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream from The Body Shop. Since using this product my skin has stayed hydrated, dry patches at bay and my makeup applies like a dream, no primer required.

What are your skincare staples? Let me know in the comments!

39 comments :

  1. Great picks, I really love the LZ Cleanse and Polish it works wonders on my skin and have to agree I love how gentle it is :) The Indeed moisture booster sounds really great :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Thanks Charlee, it is an amazing product, my skin would be so much worse without it. x

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  2. Love this post, I use hydraluron and liz Earle cleanse and polish and I absolutely love them both!! Sonitaprinjha.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah so glad to hear you love the products too x

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  3. Great picks! I love BareMinerals, so I really want to check out the eye cream!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. You should it's a really lovely one for night time x

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  4. I totally agree with your choices! The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is such an amazing product, I can't go back to makeup wipes now.

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    1. It's amazing, it works wonders and I'd be lost without it now x

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  5. Lovely picks - I totally adore the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. Haven't used it in forever! x

    jobrlw.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, it's a very lovely product x

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  6. I've been thinking about purchasing this moisturiser from The Body Shop in a really long time :) I think I might finally buy it now that I read this post! x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah you should, I'm so glad I discovered it as I've saved so much money as I used to use a very expensive moisturiser but this one is just as good x

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  7. Ahh Liz Earle C+P <3 I need to get that massive tube next time my regular one runs out such great value as I'm always running out of the 100ml size.
    I really want to try the vitamin E range from the Body Shop :)

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. I'd be so lost without C+P! I'm still using the 200ml tube now, it seems to never end ;-) x

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  8. Love the Body Shop Vitamin E moisture products - so hydrating! I need to finally try Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish! xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. They have worked wonders on my dry skin :-) x

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  9. Gorgeous post and stunning photography lovely. I don't think you can beat Liz Earle's Cleanse and polish... an incredible cleanser that works on any skin type, love! :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much Elle! It really is an amazing product, my skin loves it x

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  10. I used to love the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, it always felt so pampering when using the cloth along with the beautiful scent of the product :). I absolutely love her blush brush!

    www.cescasretailretreat.com

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    1. It's really lovely, so worth the pennies :) need to try more from her cosmetics line x

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  11. I love Cleanse & Polish, it's such a lovely product! xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  12. Bioderma, Rodial and Nivea make my favourite skincare! The nivea sensitive range is amazing x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I've been trying Rodial lately and love the eye cream! x

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  13. I love the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop, such a great range for my dehydrated skin at the minute. I tried the Hydraluron Jelly last summer and really didn't like it but maybe I need to give this version a try x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. It's a fab range, works wonders on my dry skin. I'm not overly keen on the hydraluron jelly, it just doesn't seem to work as well! x

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  14. I love the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - nothing compares to it! I have really been loving the Hydraluron too, its a little price but it lasts for so long! xx

    KirstyLeighx

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    1. It's really worth the money, I tend to pick a couple up when it's on a third off in Boots! x

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  15. I love seeing these "holy grail" or "must-have" posts for anything beauty. I've never seen/tried the Liz Earle cleanser, but I also have sensitive skin (and it's really dry) so I'm going to make a note of this product for the future. I just recently got more familiarized with the Body Shop's Vitamin E range, but hadn't seen this! By the sounds of it, this moisturizer would be perfect for my skin.. No dry patches and no primer!!? Love that! My current moisturizer by LUSH is $25 USD for a tiny little tub and although I'm impressed with how it leaves my skin feeling, I feel like the price can really add up. Thanks for sharing!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post! You should definitely try the moisturiser, it has really changed my skin and works wonders on dry patches! Also a great price. x

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  16. I really want to try some hydraluron products as I get such ridiculously dry skin!
    Rachel Coco

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    1. Definitely try it, you'll see a huge difference :) x

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  17. The moisture booster one definitely looks interesting!

    Cadaea | Cadaea.Blogspot.com

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  18. I'm interested in the Bare Minreals eye cream, I really want to find the perfect one!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. I am still on the hunt for the absolute one, but this one is lovely x

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  19. I'm slacking with my skin care routine but definitely interested in trying the body shop moisturiser. I have liked using the body shop camomile oil cleanser at the moment x
    han // emandhan xo

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    1. I recently tried that cleanser and loved it, made my skin feel so fresh and clean x

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  20. Nice blog!! Eye is a precious wealth of our body. So, take care of it. Sakare products help me to make a statement with eyes that entice.

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