My current night time skin care for the Winter months seems to be working a treat for me and is something I really look forward to at the end of each day (10 minutes locked away in the bathroom on my own, Bliss!) I have had no issues with dryness, this Winter and as a whole, my skin feels nicely plumped and balanced.
Here are the products I have been turning to each evening:
Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm, Boots Botanics Wipes, Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, PIXI Glow Tonic, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Sunday Riley Start Over Eye Cream, Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme
I start by using the Botanics wipes to remove the majority of my makeup. I am sure these wipes must be one of the U.K’s bestsellers, I try to stock up on extra packs when they are on offer in Boots, but 80% of the time they are sold out in my local store ☹️. These wipes are so gentle yet very effective at doing the job of getting that top layer of makeup off, a definite must try if you haven’t already. (available in Boots priced at £3.49, currently in 3 for 2 offer)
Following on from the initial cleanse I like to use the Sunday Riley Cleansing Balm. This product is beautiful and smells just like Terry’s Chocolate Orange! It’s a funky blue colour which is quite solid in texture, but melts to a nice oil once warmed between the hands. I find that the balm picks up where the wipes left off, in terms of removing the last of my mascara and eyeliner. I have actually had this balm since September, using it each night and I am just reaching the end of it now. It is a bit pricey at £46, but I won’t complain at managing four months usage from it. (Available at Space NK)
I finish the cleansing process with a cult favourite of many a blogger, Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanser. I ADORE this product and it is definitely high on my list of my top beauty finds ever. The feeling it leaves on my skin is always clean, but never tight and the fragrance is a herbal mint delight. Removed with a Muslin cloth, warmed with hot tap water, this is one of those products that you use whilst smugly feeling like you are doing all kinds of amazing things for your skin. It’s just a winning product. (available at Liz Earle priced £14)
The toner I have been using for the best part of six months now, is Pixi Glow Tonic. This is an exfoliating toner, which means it helps to remove the dead skin cells from your face, preparing the skin to take the most benefit from any serums and moisturisers you apply afterwards. This product was forever out of stock when it first received so many ‘glowing’ (appropriate) reviews from bloggers and beauty editors alike. In fact this was one of the items released in our renowned skincare expert, Caroline Hirons’ Cult Beauty Box. I am pleased to say that it is now readily available in various beauty stores online and in the newly revamped Marks and Spencer Beauty Department, priced at £18 per bottle, a worthy and long lasting investment for your skin.
I switch between serums and night oils a LOT, in the search of the absolute ‘best’. I have had my fair share of bottles of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, which I liked, but didn’t love. I also had a good wee thing going with Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil for a while. However at £85 a pop it was just a bit too steep to keep up, especially when I had been hearing so many great things about Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This is an elixir of pure essential oils and distilled botanicals. This is a lovely oil which smells gorgeous, not a heavy fragrance, just a pleasant and light one. (What a lovely price too at £36, available at Space NK)
My eye area is something that doesn’t ever seem to see any great improvement, no matter which product I apply. I suffer from hay fever, I am a poor sleeper and I definitely have a fair bit of genetics to thank for my dark undereye area. Alas, I try to make it all better and my current trial is another Sunday Riley product, the Start Over Active Eye Cream. I must say this is not an easy product to use and takes a good bit of getting used to. IT STINGS on application, the kind of stinging that makes your eyes water, which does make me question how much of the eye cream remains on there to work?! In its defence, perseverance is key and the nippy sensation does subside on regular nightly use. If I am being honest I do not see me making a repurchase of this product, there has been no miracle turn around with this for me. (Priced at £65 available from Space NK)
Last up is my night time moisturiser and one deserved of a five star review. I am talking about Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-aging Cream. I am sure most moisturiser lovers have already heard great things about this product. This product is targeted at dry, aging skin. This is the kind of product where like me, you hit 30 and you rush out for the most heavy duty, fine line busting, first wrinkles be gone cream and you pick this guy up. I am still doing pretty good on the not too many fine lines front (with thanks to my Mum’s wonderful genes and a good dose of SPF 50 sunscreen EVERY DAY) so I can’t comment on the efficacy of this product for that purpose. What I do know is that this product has given me smooth, glowy, hydrated and blemish free skin and for now, that will do me just fine.
So that’s what’s on my face tonight 🤗 How about you? What are your favourite skin care products? Have you tried any of mine?
Thanks for reading,