I hope you are all doing well,
I have been loving my skincare even more than usual during lockdown, self-care Sundays have become everyday! I wanted to share all these incredible products with you all, I have split them into different age groups, but it doesn’t mean only those particular ages can use them of course! These items are all jam-packed with the IT ingredients right now, they are the must-haves on your shelf.
I hope you enjoy reading and maybe try one of these lovely products…
Ages 50 and over
There’s nothing like a sheet mask to make your skincare routine that bit more extra. This mask is ideal for ageing skin; minimising fine lines and wrinkles and promoting firmer, younger looking skin. Need I say more? Did I mention it was gold?
Also known as “A Facelift in a Jar”, it’s a miracle worker! This rich and luxurious wonder cream uses the natural healing benefits of sea marine ingredients, renowned for their healing properties combined with an advanced anti-ageing formula for the ultimate de-ageing skincare results.
Collagen drinks are designed to help ‘top up’ your natural collagen levels, this drink has 10,000mg of marine collagen and 50g hyaluronic acid giving supple, more radiant skin, whilst combating signs of ageing; reducing the look of wrinkles and fine lines.
Reset your skin overnight through the power of antioxidants marjoram and acmella oleacera, which reduce signs of ageing and wake up with hydrated, plump and glowing skin. This non-greasy, nourishing formula is exactly what we need during this winter lockdown to fight external aggressors such as stress, hard weather conditions and central heating.
This mask has a gentle texture to intensively nourish and moisturise your skin, promoting your skin’s natural regeneration to leave it feeling restored and revitalised. Vitamin C and coenzyme Q10 help to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
If you don’t know how important SPF is then, well, I’ll tell you… it’s vital! This serum protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays while powerful antioxidants with vitamin E get deep into the skin to nourish and leave it looking radiant, reducing spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
As you know I am a big fan of Skin Geek (not just because she’s a Scotswoman like myself). I was very excited to use their new cleansing mitts, it removes all make up without any cleanser! They are reusable and washable, so they’re much kinder to the planet than the usual cotton pads! You can also use it with a cleanser once you have taken your make up off. I love their Botanical Cleanser, it’s a simple, light-weight cleanser that does all you need without leaving your skin feel dry and tight.
Giving you the intense toning boost your skin craves from the Siberian berry is the richest natural source of Vitamin C! It leaves your skin feeling smoother, boosting its natural elasticity, like a of turbo energy for the whole day. Caffeine helps to tighten fine lines and smooth puffy skin.
Beauty sleep just got a new meaning with this supercharged overnight treatment that has a cocktail of ingredients to age-defy; niacinamide, retinol and free radical-fighting ferulic acid. It reduces appearance of fine lines, fades dark spots and supports skin’s elasticity.
Origins Plantscription Mulit-Powered Youth Serum
An upgraded version of the best-selling Anti-Aging Serum, this serum contains niacinamide, vitamin B, hyaluronic acid, peptides and plant actives derived from nature to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles whilst their signature ingredient Anogeissus reduces pores and refines skin for a more balanced skin tone, to help maintain a more youthful look.
IMAGE VITAL C hydrating anti-ageing serum DELUXE
Packed with a vitamin C complex and hyaluronic acid, this leaves my skin feeling so revitalised, not to mention the divine smell due to its natural orange peel ingredient. It’s super lightweight and works for all skin types, of course targeting those with ageing skin especially (yes, that is me). They have also recently launched an even bigger size of this best-selling product, a deluxe version!
Reversing signs of ageing (yes, please), promoting an even and radiant complexion and improving overall clarity, introducing you to this luxurious moisturiser! Perfect for normal, dry or sensitive skin Epionce also have an amazing SPF; Ultra Shield SPF50, that protects skin while reducing inflammation and helps prevent premature ageing. It’s sheer and non-sticky, so works great alone or under make-up.
Revitalize and hydrate your skin! Key ingredient ceramide locks in moisture and protects against external aggressors. It also includes vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate and strengthen. This is my favourite moisturiser from the range but there is also three others, specifically targeting other skin concerns; a Rehydrating Plumping Gel, a Revitalising Radiance Cream and a Rebalancing Smoothing Matte Gel.
This cleanser does a fabulous job of leaving my skin feeling clean, refreshed and free of impurities without leaving it feeling dry and tight (we can all agree that is not a pleasant feeling), while maintaining skin’s delicate pH balance to help retain natural moisture.
Leaving your skin glowy and soft, this natural, yet hard-working scrub includes a rice exfoliator to buff away dead skin cells and lactic and gycolic acids to restore radiance. It also includes cornish clay to deeply cleanse pores and keep skin from shining.
Restore your skin as you sleep… this overnight treatment combines the skin-enhancing boost of a face mask with the efficacy of a skin transforming treatment. Including ingredients Centella Asiatica (CICA) to calm skin as well as Bisabolol; a skin-soothing ingredient, while Opthiopogon Japonicus helps strengthen skin’s protective barrier with rich, moisture-boosting nutrients.
If you haven’t already noticed, Vitamin C is a staple in your skincare routine. This brightening serum is one for everyone, suiting all skin types, vitamin C and glycolic acid improve the look of hyperpigmentation and uneven tone for fresher, glowing skin.
Refresh your skin and leave it glowing all while reducing signs of stress and tiredness. Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps to visibly minimise enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles. Also has an SPF20 to help protect your skin from the effects of the sun.
Hyaluronic acid is a must have product on your shelf. This moisturising serum is ideal for those with drier skin; it deeply hydrates while collagen helps to increase skin elasticity and aloe vera soothes and regenerates the skin.
If you have stressed, very dry, irritated, and uncomfortable skin, this cream has come to your rescue. It soothes and hydrates, while reducing redness as well as ageing fine lines. There is a huge variety of factors that can cause our skin to become stressed, such as; fatigue, heat, cold or even overusing harsh products on our skin. This cream glides onto the skin to de-stress and improve skin’s comfort.
Quenching your skin’s thirst this winter! With blend of skin identical lipids that instantly get to work to intensively moisturise, to rid dry and dull skin of feeling uncomfortable and tight, delivering a softer feeling and brighter looking complexion.
Oil-absorbing soft clay draws out impurities while the gycolic acid gently exfoliates, revitalizing the skin, this is perfect for congested, oily, and combination skin types to deeply cleanser while giving you the glowing and healthy skin you desire.
With hero ingredients including niacinamide and glycolic acid, it soothes and brightens skin. Also including bakuchiol (gentle vegan alternative to retinol), alpha-arbutin and centella extract, all of which help stimulate collagen, reduce the look of dark spots and provide a more even skin tone. Can also be used to hyperpigmentation on hands or neck.
Containing vitamin C, to enhance, brighten and stimulate collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid to provide deep hydration with hawaiian algae acting like a film to seal in moisture. Soybean regenerates skin and helps to improve the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Maiiro’s light-weight, fragrance free Anti-blemish Cream is ideal for those with troubled or irritated skin. Its signature ingredient kelpogen5™ (seaweed) is a skincare superfood that nourishes and protects skin, this cream can help heal and restore balance in the skin.
Tones your skin to leave it bursting with energy and vitality all-day-long. Vitamin A contributes boosts skin’s radiance and powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps to minimise signs of premature ageing. It also contains hydrolyzed wheat proteins – a skin-tightening agent, to leave skin feeling firmer and younger-looking.
Teens and 20s
Salicylic acid is great for those that suffer from excess oil and/or acne. This mask is designed to promote a clearer complexion, targeting blemishes and exfoliating pores. Pair it with the Targeted Blemish Serum 2% Salicylic Acid, which includes witch hazel to soothe and protect while reducing blemishes. Another great item by Revolution Skincare, is the Pick-Me-Not Blemish Patches, to help prevent spot-picking (we’ve all be there!) These patches are loaded with salicylic acid to help break up congestion in pores, working to reduce the appearance of blemishes, and tea tree oil to help soothe.
Those with normal to oily skin will love this cleanser. With a 5.5% anti-blemish active complex to exfoliate deeper, it prevents blemished and clogged pores, removing dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Packed with key active ingredients; tea tree, witch hazel and salicylic acid, this helps to tighten pores, remove pore clogging oils and reduce skin and redness, promoting a clear complexion.
Suitable for all skin types, this is a light yet hydrating moisturiser that easily absorbs into the skin. Its natural ingredients refine pores and keep oils at bay, whilst still maintaining a bright and gorgeous complexion.
Hemp seed oil is seriously hydrating, so if the winter stressors have got your skin feeling dry and tight, the CBD collection is perfect for you.
The Soothing Oil-Balm Cleansing Mask purifies while restoring moisture, leaving skin feeling comfortable and looking brighter. The non-greasy Restoring Facial Oil soothes and smoothes skin while improving overall texture. The Replenishing Moisture Cream calms and nourishes irritated skin, locking in hydration.
Maskne is the latest skin issue and it’s looking like masks are going anywhere, but don’t worry; maskne doesn’t have to stay!
IMAGE Skincare have found a way to combat the dreaded maskne, introducing the Maskne kit, specially formulated to help purify the skin and keep it clear. It includes three products: their Stem Cell Facial Cleanser, Purifying Probiotic Mask and a Restoring Serum, which together all help to detoxify and soothe the skin.
Another fabulous Maskne-targeted product is these sheet masks. They’re fragrance-free and contain natural salicylic acid to decongest and exfoliate skin, preventing clogged pores. They also contain betaine that soothes and protects, whilst hyaluronic acid rehydrates the skin.
I love a good eye cream, and have got 5 of my favourites which do exactly what I want and feel amazing on my skin…
This multi-action eye complex cream reduces dark circles and de puffs eyes while hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps thinning skin. The ocean plants & antioxidants decongest and moisturise to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone and clarity.
This restorative retinol serum for under-eyes and lids improves the look of lines and wrinkles. Features illuminators for enhanced brightening while delivering a visible lifting effect for revitalised, youthful looking eyes.
Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this has a rich, creamy formula that leaves the eye are feeling super hydrated while green tea extract helps the eye area appear fuller and tighter.
This multi-peptide complex reduces the appearance of dark under-eye circles, bags, puffiness, lines, and wrinkles while brightening and helping eye area appear smoother and firmer- everything you could want in an eye cream! It’s also great to refresh and prime the skin pre-make-up.
Fight the signs of fatigue and stress, thanks to the active Siberian herbs which have amazing regenerative properties. Vitamin C and A boots skin radiance while vitamin E minimises signs of premature ageing and caffeine tightens fine lines and smooths puffy skin. All this while phopholipids protect and hydrate, repairing the skin.