Skincare: High Street Edition

January 22, 2018

Skincare high street edition

They say New Year, New you!

I have somewhat taken that statement seriously the past couple of years. Especially when it comes to my skincare. One of my resolutions is to be diligent with my morning and evening skincare routines.

The world of skincare is very intimidating when you first get into it. There are so many steps, so many ingredients and so many options out there. The science is always evolving and there is always something new on the market, as with all other beauty products. The difference/beauty with skincare is that more expensive doesn’t always correlate with more effective. Yay! because let’s be honest before you finish buying products for a whole routine, you have broken the bank!

Below are my favourite products from the high street and online, that are affordable and suit my skin – I have dry skin with hyperpigmentation and texture.

 

Neogen

Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick

Korean skincare at its absolute best! I absolutely love this product it’s so convenient to use and smells divine!

This stick cleanser is formulated with 13 natural oils which help break down makeup, the flecks of green tea help gently exfoliate your skin and the low PH level helps cleanse your skin without stripping it dry. The result? Cleaner and brighter looking skin.

Get yours here

Nip + Fab

Glycolic Fix  Gentle Pads

If Neogen is Korean skincare at its best, Nip+Fab is High Street at its best!

These pads are very convenient to use and are so effective on my skin. The product comes in many different variations but the ones I use is the gentle cleansing pads for sensitive skin. The daily pads are brilliant too! These pads are soaked with

glycolic and fruit acid: retexture + resurface
aloe vera: acts as a protective layer on the skin
hyaluronic acid: moisturises + refreshes

Basically, everything that I would want for my skin in 1 little beauty of a pad. I highly recommend it!

Buy yours here

 

The Ordinary

Not a High Steet brand, but has become widely available in the past year or so! I use these two serums as the treatment step in my routine. I have been using these for quite some time and love both and find them super effective. The price isn’t too bad either 😉

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Hyaluronic Acid helps retain water in the skin which in turn helps keeps the skin plump, subtle and happy. What makes this serum unique, is that it contains hyaluronic acid molecules that are small, medium and large, ensuring the effects are reached all the way to the deeper layers of the skin. B5 also helps with the hydration of the skin.

NIACINAMIDE 10% + ZINC 1%

Niacinamide protects the skin from the infrared heat of the sun. It also assists with the reduction of uneven pigmentation. Niacinamide as an antioxidant reduces the appearance of dull and sallow skin due to constant exposure to free radicals and glycation. Therefore, it improves the skin’s ability to deal with the damage.

Buy yours here

 

Hylamide

SubQ Eyes

From the same umbrella company as The Ordinary, SubQ Eyes is the most expensive product on this list of products. It’s a serum that targets signs of under eye ageing, puffiness and dark circles.

I love this product. It isn’t greasy, its lightweight and keeps the skin under my eyes hydrated for a long time. It’s also beautiful under makeup.

Buy yours here

 

La Roche-Posay

Hydraphase UV Intense Moisturiser Rich

My favourite high street moisturizer comes from the well known French pharmacy brand La Roche-Posay. This rich daily moisturizer is for sensitive, dehydrated skin and has an SPF20. One of the most important steps in my skincare is sunscreen, it helps prevent sun spots, lines and skin ageing. This product is a 2-in-1 product and I absolutely love it!

Buy yours here 

 

There you go some of my favourite affordable products! What are some of your favourite? Leave them for me to read in the comments section below 🙂

 

Love,

 

xMinaz

Skincare high street edition

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