Wednesday, 31 August 2011

.Current Skincare Routine.

I have been using these products for the last couple of months and thought I would share with you my thoughts, as a lot of them are new products for me.  Just in case you haven't read previous posts of mine, my skin type is; combination with very dry and oily areas.  I am also very prone to breakouts, mainly hormonal around the chin area but also occaisionally on other areas too.  I have very problem skin, and its a constant battle to keep it as clear as possible.  Ah well, these things are sent to challenge us!

Murad Time Release Acne cleanser - I was worried about this drying me out, as lots of acne products do to a skin type that is not a straight forward oily skintype, but I suffer from breakouts so often that I'm always attracted to Acne ranges.  I have to say I like it a lot more than I thought I would, it doesn't lather up but does leave your skin feeling clean.  If I'm wearing makeup then I always double cleanse.  This has a very subtle menthol/fresh feel to it which I like and it doesn't dry my skin out excessively.

Witch Blemish Stick - I have been loving this, I pop it on all areas that are breaking out just before I apply my moisturiser.  It doesn't dry my skin out at all and I really feel it helps to reduce my pesky spots nice and quickly.

Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask - I have loved this for years now, I use it as a full mask every so often if my skin is really suffering but I use it at night when I have a really stubborn spot or break out and it tends to clear it in a couple of days whilst being really gentle.

Murad Anti Ageing Moisturiser for Blemish Prone Skin - This is probably my least favourite product out of all of these but I am sticking with it because its not doing anything bad to my skin and I'm really enjoying using a moisturiser for blemish prone skin, simply because I never do.  Pretty much as soon as its soaked in my skin is tight and dry again but I have been looking at it as a base layer before the next product!

Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream - My favourite fail safe moisturiser, it gives my dry skin the moisture it needs and never breaks me out which is a life saver for me.  Although when I have a particularly bad breakout I tend to miss out that area when apply this cream as I worry it would make the break out worse.

I change up my skin care all the time because I'm always searching for the perfect routine that gives me perfectly clear skin, I'm not there yet but along the way I find a few products that stand out enough to stick with me.  Hopefully these will build in to the perfect routine one day! 

Thanks for reading guys and please let me know if you think you know of a product that would help me! 

x Lucy x


  1. I had Oilatum too for my dry skin and I love it, it's quite expensive but a little goes a long way. I have since got Liz Earle Moisturiser and I'm loving that right now. Where can you buy Caudalie? x

  2. Oh I really want to try Liz Earle, something else always comes along before I manage to purchase it! I love Caudalie products, they are sold in a few places but I know for sure you can get it in Space NK. x

  3. The Oilatum cream sounds great, I'm actually using the Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream at the moment, which I love, but it's a bit too pricy for me at the that sounds like it would be a great alternative :)


  4. Super lovely blog!


  5. I have a very similar skin type to you by the sounds of it, and am always drawn to products aimed at acne prone skin. I'm using the Simple Spotless Skin range at the moment which I'm loving. Am very tempted by Murad though x

  6. Similar skin to mine and I have used or am still using the Caudalie mask-love the line & doesn't break me out. The product that changed my skin cleansing routine though...drumroll...Boscia Make-up Break-up cleansing oil. All natural-takes of every speck of makeup-doesn't dry out my dry areas and what better combatant for the oily areas than an oil! It's phenomenal. And you will not need to double cleanse.

  7. Cheers guys, not tried simple spotless skin or boscia so i will take note!!!