Skincare before make-up. Yes ladies, it’s the key to glorious skin. Investing a lot more in the treatment of our skin is a goal we should all try to do within our means. To feel confident baring our faces can do wonders for our self-esteem.
Here are the top skincare products on my wishlist, which I plan to use as part of my daily routine. This will be complemented by visits to the skincare clinic. I’ve added vital information for each product mentioned, detailing their key ingredients. I will at some point post images of my skin throughout different stages and review the products I use. I hope this inspires all of your skincare journeys!
Dermalogica daily microfoliant, £41.75
I currently use the Dermalogica cleansing gel, but I am also in need of the daily microfoliant as these products suit my skin well. They do, however, dry out my skin quite a bit, so I need to ensure I apply a lotion on after – currently Nivea. I plan to also buy their multi-active toner here and precleanse wipes here
Suitable for all skin conditions √
Rice-based powder √
Micro-exfoliate dead cells √
No artificial fragrances and colours √
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, £42
I’ve been battling with hyperpgmentation and blemishes for a while, and am in need of a product to use daily that can help me combat these dark spots. So after researching the best brands for a darker skin tone, I came across this corrector by Clinique, which I hope will be beneficial.
Ascorbyl glucoside – a form of vitamin C √
Salicylic acid √
Made to fade dark spots √
NARS Velvet matte skin tint 50ml, £30
If you’re looking for a multi-purpose product that solves three of your prominent beauty needs in one, the velvet matte skin tint by Nars is your go-to. Serving as a hydrator and sun-protector, while giving you a shade of colour, it’s definitely spent too long away from my beauty bag.
Helps to hydrate the skin √
Brightener sun protection √
Added colour to reduce the appearance of hypergpigmentation and dark spots √
SkinCeuticals Sheer mineral UV defense SPF 50, £35
After visiting the skin clinic, the specialist who I had my consultation with advised that I start regularly using a sunscreen. And yes, this means that even those with dark skin should include use of this product in their daily routine. It was also recommended that I use a non-chemical type. Which is what led me to this mineral SPF 50 sunscreen fluid by SkinCeuticals.
100% mineral √
High UVB and UVA protection √
Enhanced with the plankton extract, artemia salina √
May Lindstrom honey Mud Gentle Cleansing Silk and treatment brush, £64 (mud) and £24 (brush)
(Images: Far left: Net-a-Porter, right: Liberty London)
This honey mud can be used as both a cleanser and mask, but my main reason for purchasing will be to use as the latter. I’ve wanted a mask that can be used regularly, and it’s such a great way to ensure you spend 10 minutes or so for pure relaxation and skin therapy throughout the day. It’ll also be useful for me as a new runner, as I can put this on after my morning jogs to clear away the sweat and purify the skin. I’m also planning to purchase their facial treatment brush to apply the mud onto my face, which I feel will make the applying of it a much more enjoyable and smoother process.
Certified organic and wild harvested √
Purifies and hydrates skin √
Derived from unsprayed and unfertilised fields of Michigan wildflowers √
The brush can be used for the full spa experience that effectively evens out the mud
Natural wood handle √
Blending tool √
I’d love to know what’s on your beauty wishlist. If you’d love to share then please do in the comments box.