Skincare Saviours

I don't know about you, but recently my skin has taken a real battering from the cold and I've found that I've had to work extra hard to keep it moisturised and looking clear. Mother bear blessed me with great skin genes so I rarely get spots or blemishes (although my eyes are fond of a horrific dark circle or two!) and I've always been able to get by in life by being very lazy with my skincare. Well not anymore folks, and it seems my skin has become a dry, scaly mess and now I no longer take a good skincare routine for granted...


It all starts with removing my makeup and I've been so incredibly impressed by the Garnier Micellar Water. I've had my first bottle for months and months and months now and I've only just had to repurchase for when I run out in the next week or so, but this little baby has been a godsend. I work late nights the majority of the time so can never be arsed to stand there too long and remove my makeup and this does it in just a couple of seconds! If I'm feeling really dedicated, I'll use my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish afterwards to give my skin a real treat and remove any makeup I might have missed, and it gives me a gentle moisturise at the same time too. 

 I'm loving my Garnier Fresh Refining Toner at the minute, which I use after I've removed makeup or after I've washed my face, I can really feel it getting to work and it gets rid of any of the gunk left on my face and smooths over the dry bits of skin that seem to have set up camp in my t-zone.
After that I'll go onto moisturise and sort those dark circles out with a bit of eye cream! I've been loving the Benefit skincare range which I wrote a post about here, but I've been reverting back to my old Origins GinZing faves whilst I sort my snakeskin out! 

 In a morning, I love to lather myself in a body butter of some sort after a shower and the one of choice recently has been the Soap & Glory Daily Smooth, which is by far one of their best body moisturisers and it gets to work straight away! I find it soaks deeper than a lot of other body butters I've used before, so this is a essential for me at the minute! I'll normally wash my face afterwards with a face wash of some sort and this past week I've been reaching for the Sanctuary Fresh-Faced Purifying Wash which I think has saved my skin! I feel so clean and cleansed every time I use this and it's helped combat those pesky dry patches.

Lastly, for on the go moisture I've been using the Along Came Betty Hands That Do Wishes hand cream which I carry in my handbag for everyday use. My all time favourite is the Lush one that I reviewed here, but for a handy little handbag treat, Hands That Do Wishes does the job and I've been using this constantly at the minute,

What are your current skincare saviours? Recommend me some products in the comments below, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin too if you'd like to stay up to date with my posts :)

Always, Alice x

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  1. I love reading about skin care products and now skin is acting very weird right now as it's combination. I love the micellar water and I've been using it for about a year now and I still love it! The Sanctuary purifying wash is just amazing and I need to buy it again! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Yeah I have the same problem I think (can never really work out what skin type I have tbf haha). Micellar water is my one true love, it's brilliant! x

      Always, Alice x

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  2. My sister has the micellar water and she let me try it and it works so well! I don't know what it is about winter but my skin is awful at the moment too. Can't wait for spring/summer!

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    1. It's so good, you should get your own bottle as its a little bargain! Oooh yes, I'm excited for all the spring/summer makeup to make an appearance too :) x

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  3. I have just recently brought my frist bottle of the garnier water.i can't wait to try it♡♥

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    1. You'll love it Nicole, it's a life changer! x

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  4. Fab post hun, I’m a big fan of the Garner Micellae Water :) I’m the same when it comes to my Liz Earle, but I notice such a big improvement in my skin when used daily :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. It's a good'un isn't it! Yeah, really should use my Cleanse & Polish more but I'm just too lazy...x

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  5. Micellar water is by far the best thing that has happened to my skincare regime! Have you tried Bioderma's H2o version? xo

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    1. I haven't! Would love to try it but I don't think there's anywhere around where I live that sells it unfortunately :( x

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  6. I literally refuse to use anything than the Garnier Micellar water!

    Charlotte - styleaked

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    1. It's a godsend and such a good price too, you do right girl! x

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