Saturday, 14 March 2015

My Cruelty-Free Skincare Routine

Cruelty-Free Skincare Routine

To round off Be Cruelty-Free week I thought I'd let you have a little nose at the products I use every day. I'm definitely a creature of habit and find keeping to the same routine really benefits my skin. Here's what works for me!

Morning

1. Cleanse 

Every other day I refresh my face with one of my favourite Superdrug face washes, and on the days in between I just use water. I think it helps to balance my combination skin by not going too overboard with various products. But I do love a good face wash!

2. Exfoliate

Once a week, I exfoliate my face with Jason's Apricot Scrubble. It's lovely and gentle and has a nice fruity smell too. For my legs and arms I really like Sibu Beauty's Exfoliating Scrub, which is ridiculously good for any dry skin. 

I also use Deep Steep's Lavender - Vanilla Argan Oil Sugar Scrub (similar here). This scrub is very different to anything I've used before. First it exfoliates and then it becomes oily to really moisturise the skin. It's very good but takes some getting used to!

3. Moisturise

After I shower in the morning, the first thing I do is moisturise with B. Ready Day Cream. This is a lovely cream that also has an SPF15, although as soon as the weather gets warmer I'll also be using Superdrug's Solait SPF50 on top.

I also have a very strong love for Superdrug's Cherry & Macadamia Body Butter, which smells good enough to eat (but really, don't eat it). I hate moisturising my arms and legs so this delicious pot makes it less of a chore.


Night

1. Cleanse

If you're a regular reader you'll already know of my love for B. Micellar Water, which soothes my sensitive eyes. I really couldn't be without it. But with the winter weather my skin as been getting a few dry patches so I've also introduced Lush's 9-5 Cleansing Lotion as it's so soft and hydrating.



If I really want a good detox for my skin I use Lyonsleaf's Beauty Balm. I smooth it all over my face, rub it in really well then take it off with a warm flannel. It's a fantastic product that's very relaxing!

2. Mask

I nearly always use a face mask once a week. I feel like it's a way of hitting the refresh button for my skin. I am also determined to get rid of my blackheads and face masks certainly help with that.

My current favourite is Lush's Mask of Magnaminty. It's peppermint smell is wonderful! Others I rate highly are all the masks from Montagne Jeunesse, which are brilliant quality for the price.

3. Moisturise

At night I use Sibu Beauty's facial cream and eye cream, which are incredibly hydrating. It also has a delicious fruity smell which now has the association of 'bedtime' for me, and sends me straight to sleep. 

One of my latest additions is White Rabbit Skincare's Toning Eye Cream which is incredibly lovely and soft. I've also just picked up the B. Night Serum, which is so rich and nourishing I feel like it's doing a lot of good for my skin.


So that's my whole routine! A lot of Superdrug and mostly pretty affordable products. I have to say I am a little addicted to skincare. I know I don't need to use so many things, but I like to!

Do you have a tried and tested skincare routine?

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