My skincare saviours during lockdown

Cleansers

Lockdown gave me the perfect opportunity to play around with my skincare and find what works for me and what I need to cut out.

I used to use too many different products which I think did more bad than good; I used to compulse buy so many skincare products just because they sounded good and would spend more money than what was necessary. By no means am I an expert or a specialist and of course all our skins differ to each others. My skin type is oily to combination and is acne prone.

I’m currently changing my products to the ordinary and the body shop as they’re working the best for my skin.

Here are the products I use in my AM skincare routine:

  • Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser
  • Simple soothing facial toner
  • The Body Shop tea tree oil (if I have spots)
  • The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
  • The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA
  • La Roche-Posay 50+ SPF

And here are the products I use in my PM skincare routine:

  • The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
  • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot cloth cleanser (for a double cleanse) – I use this twice a week
  • Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser (for a double cleanse when not using the liz Earle cleanser)
  • Simple soothing facial toner
  • The Ordinary Retinol
  • The Body Shop Drops of light eye cream
  • Revolution Green Tea and Collagen serum with crystal roller
  • Clinique super defence night moisturiser
  • The Body Shop Vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil (I use this once/twice a week)

I do like the change some of the serums around once they finish but these are the ones I’m loving at the moment!

Q: What is your skincare must have?

Love, Jess x

Crystal rollers; worth the hype?

Hey guys,

its been about a year since I last wrote a blog post, and to be honest a lot has changed since then; I’ve started a new job and focused heavily on my open uni degree so found it hard to balance blogging alongside it. However, I have missed not writing blogs so I’m giving it another shot.

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, this will be about crystal rollers, more specifically the Revolution crystal rollers alongside the serums.

The serums are called:

  • Rose and camomile: calming and soothing serum
  • Green tea and collagen: hydrating and plumping serum

They are both vegan and cruelty free.

The packaging itself is very aesthetically pleasing and the serums themselves are glittery (but don’t leave your face glittery, woop!). They are great value for money as a little goes a long way and the serums seem to be lasting forever.

I use the jade crystal roller with the green tea and collagen serum and the rose quartz roller with the rose and camomile serum.

I personally love them and have noticed a real difference in my skin since using them. I use the green tea and collagen one as part of my morning routine and use the rose and camomile serum during my nighttime routine.

I would highly recommend trying these if you’re skin is sensitive and dry as the rollers really help to soothe and calm inflamed skin and also the serum is absorbed into the skin causing it to feel more moisturised.

Have you tried crystal rollers? if so, leave in the comments your thoughts on them.

Until next time,

Jess x