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I haven’t written a dedicated skincare post in forever. A combination of auto-immune illnesses and the medications used to treat them meant my skin went haywire a couple of years ago. I’ve been trying to get it on an even keel ever since.
My once dry skin is now firmly on the combination side although sensitivity and dehydration remain the bane of my skin’s existence. As a result my skincare is more targeted and I’m less inclined to switch it up with every new product release that catches my eye, says she who was most definitely swayed by The Ordinary.
The PIXI + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse obliterates sunscreen and make-up, while still being gentle. The oil can leave a slight film over the eyes, so be sure to remove it thoroughly.
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% has completely replaced glycolic acid in my routine. It’s much gentler, while still packing a punch. I use this two or three times a week, depending on how dull my skin is looking.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a good no-nonsense hydrating serum that doesn’t cost the earth. There are no bells and whistles here, giving your skin a shot of hydration is its aim and on that it 100% delivers. I follow it up with PIXI Glow Mist, which is a godsend during the colder, central heating filled months.
I’ve had this sample of the Nia Beauty Age Corrective Eye Gel Serum in my stash for a while, but only started using it recently. I’m impressed with the level of hydration it offers.
The Skyn ICELAND Arctic Facial Oil is really nourishing, but sinks in quickly so there is no oil slick left behind. And lastly we have the trusty La Roche-Posay Toleriane; I’ve switched from the rich version to the one aimed at normal to combination skin, but I’ve already purchased this one numerous times because it works.