I haven’t done an updated skincare routine video in a while so until that happens, here’s a little roundup of the products that have been taking centre stage on my bathroom shelves. I’ve been trying to keep it simple and give each product time to work, I think it’s important to allow time for your skin to get used to products.

The Oskia Renaissance Cleanser is a classic and I’ve been working my way through my extensive collection of travel minis. If you haven’t already heard me rave about it, it’s a gel cleanser that turns into an oil when worked into the skin. It removes my makeup well and leaves my skin feeling moisturised, which is exactly what I look for in a cleanser. I occasionally double cleanse in the evenings, usually on heavy makeup days and I’ve been trying out the Votary Super Seed Cleansing Oil. This is a natural brand that I’ve never tried before but have instantly fallen in love with! The brand describes this cleanser as “anti-irritation, anti-inflammation, deeply nourishing and anti-ageing” and I can definitely feel it’s calming qualities. I like to use oils as a second cleanse so the product isn’t wasted on removing makeup and I really enjoy the feeling this cleanser leaves on my skin.

In the mornings I have been enjoying using Bakel’s Jaluronic Serum which, at £100, is definitely one of my most extravagant skincare products. But for those of you who like to invest in your skincare this serum is incredible! I’ve been using it every morning and I can really see the difference in the hydration of my skin. I can get quite dehydrated skin, especially when I don’t drink enough water and with that comes creased makeup and ageing around my eye area. This serum injects a lot of hydration giving my skin a fuller, glowier look. I follow this with a simple moisturiser like the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Light. I’m not that fussy with moisturisers but I do like this one as it’s a simple formula that feels light on the skin. Most of my moisture comes from the serum and the moisturiser just works as a nice barrier between the serum and my makeup.

In the evening, instead of using the Bakel serum (which you can definitely use in the evenings if you want to) I prefer to use an oil and leave it there. The Votary Super Seed Facial Oil is perfect because it isn’t too heavy but it’s easy to apply and I love the way it feels on my skin. This range has really impressed me and this final step in the evening has become my favourite. I also use the Estee Lauder Revitalising Supreme Eye Cream morning and evening to hydrate around the eye area and after having a few bad experiences with eye creams I’m glad I’ve found one that works.

I’m really happy with my current routine, it doesn’t feel like too many products but just the right amount to get the job done.

Photos by Lauren Shipley

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28 Responses

  1. Nadia Sabrina says:

    This is such an enjoyable read. Love the way you describe all of the products in a single post, without making it sounds like ‘too much’. And I also love the photography!

    Love from Indonesia,

  2. Abby Evans says:

    The packaging of those Votary products. Even though it’s actually what’s inside that counts, the packaging still helps!

    Abby Talks

  3. I’m loving everything Liz Earle at the moment, this moisturiser sounds lovely! x

  4. Emily says:

    The Liz Earle cleanse and polish is my favourite cleanser; it is so great for taking off make up and cleansing!

    Emily |

  5. Sheridan Grady says:

    Gorgeous photos!! I really need to try some Liz Earle Skincare, can’t believe I haven’t already x

  6. Philippa says:

    Great post! I like to give new products a good amount of time to work too.
    Philippa x

  7. Lauren says:

    Your skin always looks amazing, so I really should try out some of your skincare recommendations! Right now I’m obsessed with the Caudalie instant detox mask. 🙂

  8. Parie says:

    I need it all!

    Parie x

  9. Rebecca Fletcher says:

    I love liz earle skincare products. The cleanse & polish is a staple of mine x

  10. Erin Russell says:

    I really want to try some Votary pieces! But I do love my Clinique Take the day off balm. I think I love it even more than my Oskia!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  11. I have always wanted to try the Liz Earle moisturiser!! Read some amazing reviews! x

  12. Michelle says:

    Liz Earle is always a skincare brand I go back too as it isn’t a fussy brand! Keep seeing Votary popping up all over the place so its on the list of brands to try!

    The Beauty Vow

  13. I really want to try Votary products, I heard a lot about them!

    Ela BellaWorld

  14. Louise Smith says:

    I do love that cleanser! Lovely post,

  15. Lauren S says:

    My skin is so dehydrated around my chin and lower cheeks, so really interested to hear about Bakel as a brand – will have to ask you for skin tips!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  16. Haven’t tried any of these products. Looks like a nice routine, simple but effective.

  17. I’d love to try these out, but they are a bit higher end for me. I’ve found a lot of success with lower end options and splurge only on my retinol because it provides results that are worth it for me. Maybe I’ll pick one as a treat though….

  18. Abigail Silvester says:

    Love your blog post, thank you for sharing. I’d like to try out the Votary product it sounds great!
    Just Abigail

  19. Luisa says:

    I’ve found that since using oils on my face, applying make-up and eye make-up especially has been much easier and looks so much better! I notice that a lot of beauty bloggers switch the products they use a lot. Do you do patch tests before using a new product?

  20. I just reordered the Oskia Renaissance cleanser. I decided to try the Glossier Milky Jelly and my skin isnt happy with me. I realized that I had a period of amazing skin when I was using Oskia! I just wished it didn’t take two weeks to be delivered to the states 😞


  21. I love it when you find products that really work for the skin where you can notice results!

  22. Haishan Wu says:

    Really want to try the liz earle skin repair!!!

  23. Estee Lauder, my favorite and suits on my skin.

  24. ÉCLAIT says:

    I’m dying to try the votary face oil… I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and the packaging is just so pretty!! 😀

  25. Kelly Cakar says:

    I love Votary cleansing oil’s, I’ve already finished the rose, geranium and apricot cleansing oil and currently trying the super seed cleansing oil – they are both beautiful products.

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