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The Five Products I Need On My Skin.

West Yorkshire, UK 02/12/2016
Let's set the record straight. I did not buy these skincare items for their for their colour coordination. I know it definitely wouldn't be out of character for me but I promise you it was pure coincidence. The omission of the pale pink night time serum, that I'll cop to. But cmon, who am I to ruin such an Instagram pleasing aesthetic?

So, sorry Bodyshop Vitamin E serum, you've got the boot.

I thought I'd kick off Blogmas with a delve into my skincare routine. I bloody love a good nosy at people's skincare routines. It's like an addiction. An alarming amount of my online activity is spent watching skincare routines on Youtube. Yup, I spend hours watching strangers wash their face on the internet. It's great because it totally eliminates the need for human interaction. I can't imagine real life strangers would react well to you questioning their cleansing.

"HEY STRANGER I'VE NEVER MET. I LIKE YOUR FACE. WHATS YOUR PREFERRED ACID TONER? DO YOU DOUBLE CLEANSE?"

the cleanser: Alpha H Balancing Cleanser

The cleanser I value over all your lives. I'm only half-joking joking with that statement. This stuff is hands down, the best cleanser I have ever used. It has vitamin E and aloe vera in which my skin just loves. My skin glows after using this product. It manages to remove every scrap of make up that my shitty first cleanser misses. I've been using this for only three weks and I have zero blackheads left, minimal redness and my face is so smooth. I feel like a goddess. I won't be trying another.

the toner: La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray

Though my skincare is pretty good, every now and again I can get a few spots that are usually hormonal or just a result of unhealthy eating. Wait. Those are just two in the same for me. This toner manages to settle them down a bit and keep the oiliness at bay. And it's cheap as cheaps so I'll keep repurchasing. 

the serum: the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Five English pounds this costs. Five bloody quid. Well, if we're being pedantic it's £5.90 but still, it's a steal. AND, you only have to use a bit for your entire face and neck. Stingy Becks is very satisfied. This really quenches my dehydrated skin and has been a God send during the winter. Yorkshire weather is a downright killer.

the eye cream: Vichy Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm

In total honesty, I don't notice a huge difference when I use this eye cream. It does brighten things up a bit but I still need a hefty bit of concealer to cover my eye bags. Make up does sit better when I put this on, so that's nice. Yeah... I'm not going to lie, I literally use an eye cream because the internet told me too. SO WHAT?

the moisturizer: La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV Intense Light

This is a good one if you have sensitive skin. However, even though this is the light version I found that it could be quite clogging on my skin. With a serum underneath it though it really does the job and keeps everything nice and supple. Lol, supple. Seriously, I have no idea what else to say about this moisturiser. Beauty writing is hard.

the acid toner: Alpha H Liquid Gold

Am I too young to use an acid toner? I have absolutely no idea. Maybe I should tweet Caroline Hirons and ask. Then again, can you ever really be too young to fight against wrinkles? In fact, I probably should have started years ago because I'm pretty sure I came out the womb with a scowl on my face. Ugh. If I don't lighten up I'm going to look like Benjamin bloody Button.

Nonetheless, I'm using Liquid Gold and I love this bad boy. I use this every other night and supposedly it removes the dead skin cells and resurfaces the skin. Since I've been using this, my skin looks SO much better. My blackheads are basically nonexistent, my skin clear and looking smooth and firm. I'm a total convert.

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