Thursday, 20 March 2014


I'm trying to be a little kinder to my skin and although I'm not a skincare expert I've come up with a new night time routine to stick to - even if I don't always commit. Really who has time to take their makeup off in between the taxi home and takeaway in bed on a night out? However, I can't remember the last time I've had a break out since using these products and my skin's appearance has definitely improved.

Johnson's Dreamy Skin Night Facial Cleansing Wipes - At night I'm usually too sleepy (or lazy) to use a facial wash and reach for the next best thing - wipes. I had been using Johnson's sensitive baby wipes to remove any makeup before bed up until my friend Lauren recommended their dreamy skin night wipes. They're still gentle enough for my sensitive skin (and around the eye area) and are enriched with a relaxing moonflower aroma that I can't get enough of, so calming before bed. You get 25 wipes per packet and they retail at £3.05 from Superdrug but I was able to get them cheaper from my local Savers. The wipes themselves are very strong and I only need 1 to do my whole face.

Pure Eye Makeup Remover Pads - I picked these up in my local Savers during the same time I bought Johnson's Dreamy Skin wipes. I find it difficult to remove all of my eye makeup especially after a night out when my eyelash glue seemingly doesn't want to budge so these are right up my street. These time-saving wipes scrap the need for cotton balls and cleansers and although they're a cheap brand I see Pure skincare everywhere. They're gentle on the eyes and promise to remove even waterproof mascara.

Alcon Tears Naturale Eye Drops - I'm not exactly sure where these were bought from, I pinched these drops off my mum! I sometimes suffer from a watery eye which usually seems to play up when I'm headed on a night out. The outer corner of my eye will water, become red, sore, and refuse to have any makeup stuck to it - nightmare! Putting eye drops into a watery eye seemed like the last thing to do until I discovered why they water. I read online that dry eyes tend to water because they need moisture, and when I use eye drops regularly they behave. I've also noticed that when I use drops daily my eyes tend to look brighter, I use kohl eyeliner on my waterline daily and like to think the drops keep them healthy.

Freederm Perfecting Moisturiser - I swear by this moisturiser, I won't use anything other than this morning and night. I've never had a problem with any other makeup or skin care products breaking me out, apart from moisturiser. I've tried and tested so many moisturisers trying to find something that won't leave me covered in spots and Freederm is the only one that my skin agrees with. It's 100% oil free and specially formulated for spot prone skin. I'm only 20 so I suppose I'm nearer the teenage side of skincare, let's just hope I'm not still using this in another 10 years. Freederm, feel free to bring out an anti-aging, spot fighting moisturiser thanks!

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter - As well as Freederm's moisturiser I've mentioned this in a previous skincare post. If you haven't heard of Soap & Glory you've definietly been living under a rock. Their products smell amazing and work wonders on your skin. I'm prone to dry skin on the tops of my arms but I've been moisturising daily and have noticed a real improvement, hopefully I'm a few weeks away from baby soft skin! 

You can read my previous skin care post with swatches here.


Have you tried any of these products? What's your night-time routine?




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