I’ve always been a skincare fanatic, but over the past year or so I’ve fallen in love with it even more. During that year, I’ve had a couple of skincare consultations and a peel, so I’ve been talking all their recommendations so that I can basically take as good care of my skin as I can. I’ve tried SO many things since I went through a tough time with my skin, and these six skincare products were literally life-changing for me. They’re gorgeous on the skin and they work, not to repeat myself, but literally life-changing.
IMAGE Ormedic Balancing Cleanser
I’ve been going through a rough patch with my skin for what feels like SO long now, and basically, it’s having a hard time balancing itself out after a bad reaction. So this is where this cleanser comes in. It’s an organic-blend, sulphate-free gel cleanser that lifts away makeup and impurities, balances the pH of your skin, and plus, it eliminates the need for a toner.
It’s packed with aloe Vera, hyaluronic acid and green tea extracts so your skin is getting all the nutrients it needs. Leaving your skin soft, hydrated and clean, I’m OBSESSED. It kind of feels like when you drink a super healthy smoothie and feel really smug and healthy, except for your skin.
Skingredients Preprobiotic Cleanse
This cleanser from Skingredients is all about the three Ps, probiotics, probiotics and polyhydroxy acid. Basically, three things to balance out your skin and keeping it healthy and leave it plump, soft, hydrated and most importantly, squeaky clean. It’s super light on the skin while being non-greasy and feeling hydrating at the same time.
Ideal for removing every bit of makeup, including eyeliner and mascara because it’s so gentle. Completely different from the IMAGE one, because it doesn’t foam up and feels almost more silky on the skin. As well as a gorge cleanser, it can be used as a soothing mask too (love a multi-use product). Simply pop it on cleansed skin for ten minutes and then rinse it off with warm water, voila!
Environ AVST1 Moisturiser
I had been recommended to get this twice, so I finally got my act together and bought it and I haven’t looked back. Environ works in stages, almost like prescription skincare. So you start at AVST 1 and build yourself up higher and higher. Basically, it’s a moisturiser that contains a low concentration of vitamin A in the form of Retinyl Palmitate (the concentrate gets higher as the numbers get higher).
Your skin naturally converts this to retinol, which is for anti-ageing and improves skin tone by encouraging the growth of new cells. On top of that, it improves the skin’s natural moisture levels, normalises the appearance of skin discolouration, minimises the results of ageing and sun damage. Basically, everything you need for healthy-looking skin. It’s a godsend, and after bouts of really bad skin, it has improved my skin SO much. Life-changing skincare at its best.
IMAGE Iluma Intense Brightening Serum
Okay, I can not begin to cope with the glow that this serum gives your skin. I’m hoping this will be in my routine for the rest of my days because I’m truly obsessed. At first, the smell kind of threw me off. It’s hard to describe, but I didn’t think of it as a welcoming smell, should I say, But after just a couple of uses, the smell grew on me and now I think it’s gorge. Just as well, because the smell was the literal only fault I could think of at first.
It’s a lightweight oil-free (key for me) serum that’s designed to treat discolouration and redness (another key part for me). Packed with botanical lighteners, vitamin C and grape seed extract to reduce inflammation so you’re left with a clear, gorge complexion. You can immediately see how exactly how much brighter your skin is after using it, and honestly, my skin has never looked more glowy. Je Suis obsessed! I’ll say it again, life-changing skincare at its finest.
Skingredients Skin Shield SPF
Any Skingredients products I’ve tried have been amazing, but this one really stands out the most to me. I’ve been using this since before Christmas and now it’s easily one of my favourite skincare products, ever. It’s a lightweight moisturiser, ideal for everyday use that protects your skin against UVA + UVB rays, pollution, and even the blue-ray lights from screens. It feels silky smooth going on, and doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin either – literally light as air. The best part is that it’s peach tinted. So even though it has such a high SPF, there’s no white flashback. The peachy tint leaves your skin literally glowing, but not in that in your face kind of way, you know?
It’s also packed with vitamins, like B3 and E, which improves skin tone and texture. The 50ml travel size comes in at €42, and it’s so worth it. A little goes a long way, and mine has lasted months using it almost every day since before Christmas.
IMAGE Ormedic Balancing Bio Peptide Creme
A nighttime moisturiser is something that I’ve struggled with before. Mainly because I didn’t know exactly what my skin wanted or needed, and I didn’t want to be slapping any moisturiser on either. After a consultation, I started using the Image Ormedic night moisturiser, and I just haven’t looked back. I’m fully obsessed.
The texture is super silky, and blends into the skin almost too easily – and your skin immediately feels brighter, fresher and well hydrated. It’s packed with essential anti-ageing nutrients and vitamins. And other gorge ingredients for calming and soothing the skin, promoting radiance and luminosity and restoring and balancing the skin if you’ve had any problems in the past. Honestly, it’s just divine. Literally, life-changing skincare.
*I received some of these products as press samples, from my actual 9-5 job*