A beauty/lifestyle blog By Kate Emma

Friday, 30 June 2017

New And Exciting Skincare


I love hearing about other people's skin care routines.

 Whenever I'm around a friends house I always love to have a little nose in their skincare collection just in case they have found the next best thing since sliced bread.

 My own skincare routine though doesn't usually excite me one bit. I like instant results, hence why I love makeup, and that long drawn out routine of constantly using the same product for weeks and weeks bores me. 

However, I've been recently trying out some products recently that have given me those fast results that my little heart so desires and I thought I would sum them up in a post for you, so you can see what my best things since sliced bread are.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye and Advance Night Repair Serum 

estee lauder skin care

Good ole faithful advanced night repair has made its way back into my routine this month, thanks to my free gift with purchase from Boots.
 The Advanced Night repair serum, is the all-rounder good guy that we all know and love. Its an instant dose of hydration for any parched skin with its super shot of hyaluronic acid and a big dollop of antioxidants to help repair the day to day wear and tear to your skin.
The soothing gel like Advance night repair eye cream works wonders for plumping out any fine lines from all that squinting from the sun that I've been doing recently, whilst also helping to brighten and make me look more awake.

If you're new to skincare and not sure where to start, these two products are the step in the right direction.

January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic

january labs daily brightening tonic

My skin has been loving this tonic. Its a fast and gentle way to give your skin a bit of a shuzz up and helps to shift any dead skin cells that might be lingering around on your skin's surface and causing a dullness look to it. 
This also in turn helps to make all your other products (ie serums) work a bit harder for you, as they can just concentrate on your healthy skin cells and not trying to resurrect your old ones.

Sunday Riley Tidal  

sunday riley tidal

A tidal wave (see what I did there....) of moisture for the skin. This is another product that's pumped full of hyaluronic acid.
 So this teamed with advanced night repair is quite simply a match made in moisture heaven.
 This is a super light formula with super hero moisturizing powers, which is perfection for the summer months for people who need the intense moisture of a thick cream, but who don't want to wear a thick layer of it in the summer's sun.


tanl uxe the face

How have I lived my life without tan drops for your face in it?!
 I currently alternate between these and the Crystal Clear ones, as they both have different parts to play in my skincare routine. 
I use the Crystal Clear ones on more of a day to day basis as I find they give me more colour aka, J to the Lo.
 But Tan - Luxe are perfect for adding to your moisturiser when you've had one to many, as not only are they a little bit lighter than the Crystal Clear ones, thus making them more drunk proof to apply, but they give you that lovely subtle glow that's much needed when you wake up looking like death after a red wine drinking session that turned into a cheesy night club and shots with the girls.
 So then all you need to worry about is who's making the bacon sarnies.

L'oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water 

l'oreal hydra genius

The newest to join my skincare routine is this lovely lightweight aloe water from L'oreal that smells delish. 
I've wrote a whole review on this here that you can take a peek at, if you wish but to quickly sum it up, it's rather very lovely. 

Estee Lauder Daywear and Perfectly Clean

estee lauder daywear

I know, more Estee Lauder, but what can I say,  they do some bloody good skin care. 
Daywear is my go to summer time moisturiser, it has clever little beads in the cream that disperse on the skin giving a lovely tint to it.
Perfect for if you don't want to wear base makeup, but aren't yet ready to go completely bare faced. It also contains SPF 15 in it, which is always a win. 

Unlike the January labs toner, Estee's Perfectly Clean has no exfoliating properties to it but instead gives your skin a nice swipe of moisture and refresh.
The PH reset.
 I use this after My exfoliating toner, to help balance my skin back out again. 
Not a complete necessary step, but one that's quite welcome on the hot evenings. 

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

dr dennis gross alpha beta

On first application of these I was truly scared of what might happen to my face. But low and behold it's still here and it didn't fall off.
This is a super strength exfoliator which I have only really been using when I feel my skins looking dull/congested. 
The first pad does all the exfoliating for you, and then two minutes later you go in with the second pad that hits you with lots of lovely anti aging properties. 
What's great about this product is you can feel it working, my skin literally felt like lots of teeny tiny people were have a disco on my skin. 
Definitely one to give ago, if you are starting to think about tackling fine lines.

Have you you tried any skincare products that have excited you recently?

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  1. I once had a sample of Advance Night Repair and I loved it, you've just reminded me that IU might need to pick more up. I also have my eyes on some night oil too... I need to bet more into skincare.

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  2. I've been wanting to try L'Oreal Hydra Genius but I haven't tried it yet. Great post!

    Sheer Beauty Blog

  3. I am loving Keihls and Elemental Herbology at the moment, they are my favourites! :) I really want to try the Hydra Genius though it sounds so so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. That L'Oreal Hydra Genius and Tidal Sunday Riley sound pretty amazing. Need to check them out if I can find them here. Thank you.

    Michelle Morchella

  5. I am absolutely loving the L'Oreal Hydra Genius! Great product and price :) I've heard great things about the Estee Lauder night cream too, I need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing xoxo


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