The Skincare Switch Up

February 06, 2015

In the new year I decided that I needed to make some changes to my skincare and the products that I was using on my skin, as it was becoming more and more dry - no matter how much facial oil I applied, nothing seemed to be working.
In a moment of desperation, I thought back to the products I was using the winter previously and I remembered how much I loved my serums but face oils had taken over and given the serums a back seat. Now I never thought that the oils would be the cause of my dry skin, but I do believe that they were a big contributing factor and since i've not been using them as much, my skin seems to slowly be getting better. 

Anyway onto the products that i've recently switched into my skincare routine..

Starting with two serums that i've really gotten back into using after neglecting them for quite a while. Starting with a slightly more budget friendly option and one of my favourites is Hydraluron (£24.99) and when I say slightly, I mean compared to the next product. This is just a great moisture boosting serum that absorbs almost instantly, leaving my skin feeling less dry and looking slightly more radiant. I've been through a few tubes of this stuff and is one i'll always repurchase as I find it works really well for my skin. Another serum i've been reaching for more is the Jurlique Daily Moisture Balancing Serum* (£40). Again a great serum that boosts your skin moisture and helps to reduce any dry skin. This one is a lot more watery compared to Hydraluron, which is almost like a gel consistency but this absorbs just as quickly and leaves my skin looking so much better.

Moving onto moisturisers now and I found that again I was skipping out on them quite a bit and always opted for an oil, as I found it sorted out my dry skin almost instantly. One of my all time favourites is the La Roche Posay Hydreane Light (£12), which is aimed a dry skin. This is the light version but they also do an intense one for really dry skin but I find that one just a little too thick. This one great and I can use it day or night, and I find it does exactly what I want it to, whilst also tending to my dry areas. A recent favourite is the Benefit Total Moisture (£28.50) and this again is a lovely one to use both day and night. It's not too thick but thick enough to pump some moisture into my skin and it smells quite nice too!

Lastly I have been using a facial oil still but just for overnight purposes and this is The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil (£13). This one is great as it's a serum and oil in one, so it's not too harsh on the dry skin and applying it before you go to bed allows it to really soak into the skin. I've really been enjoying this as well as the other products from their Vitamin E range.

Have you switched up your skincare recently?

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  1. I really want to try The Body Shop Vitamin E range. Lovely picks x

  2. The Hydréane moisturizer is my favourite too! I wasn't sure if it would be enough for my skin during winter, but it still works the same :) I really want to try the Vitamin E oil at some point, I've heard great things about it.

  3. I love Hydraluron and Benefit's Total Moisture so much, but I have heard lots of good thingks about The Body Shop vitamin E serum! I hate this time of year, as my skin is usually awful, either really dry just dull. Always great to stick with good products :)

  4. I adore the body shop oil! So hydrating :)

    Kate xo //

  5. I'm tempted to try the body shop oil but putting oil all over my face is an alien concept to me! Does it feel greasy on the skin?

  6. I swear by The Body Shop Vitamin E Oil! I absolutely love it, it makes my skin so much more hydrated x

  7. I couldn't live without my Hydraluron now, its made such a huge difference in my skin! I really wanted to try the Vitamin E Oil but I have an allergy to almond and its one of the ingredients, such a shame!

    beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

  8. I adore the Body Shops range, so underrated!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  9. A skincare switch up is always needed every now and then anyways, embrace it

  10. Charlotte Morgan7 February 2015 at 08:39

    I know what you mean, sounds like a strange thing to do but you just apply the smallest amount to the areas needed, and then massage it in. As long as you don't over apply it shouldn't feel greasy :) xx

  11. I need to change up my skincare too as My skin is getting dry and dehydrated with occasional dry patches.
    I'm interested in trying the body shops vitamin E oil. I love the products in this range, especially the facial wash which is nice and gentle :)

    Great products ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

    X x X x X

  12. Charlotte Morgan7 February 2015 at 18:27

    I know, I just get stuck in the same routine quite often but switching things up has definitely been improving my skin xx

  13. Charlotte Morgan7 February 2015 at 18:28

    For me it's one of those products that I don't see a huge difference with, but when I stop using it then I notice my skin asking for it. Oh thats such a shame, hopefully you'll find something similar xx

  14. Charlotte Morgan7 February 2015 at 18:28

    You need to go try some of their range, you'll love it! xx

  15. Charlotte Morgan7 February 2015 at 18:29

    Ahh really! I don't hear many people talk about it but it's a great moisturiser! You should go pick it up, it's amazing! xx

  16. Yes, it surprises me how few people actually know or have tried it. And I definitely will!

  17. Yes I will look out for it for sure! :)


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