Thursday, 7 July 2011

My Skincare Routine

Most of the time I double cleanse, as I wear SPF daily and want to make sure it’s not blocking up my pores. My skincare routine starts with the MUJI oil cleanser I mention in my June Favourites post, I use one or two pumps onto dry skin and it dissolves all my make up.
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After I have rinsed and dried my face I go onto cleanser number two, cult product Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish. I again apply this onto dry skin and remove with a damp muslin cloth (also from Liz Earle) before splashing my face with cold water, to close my pores.
I love Cleanse and Polish, the system works well for me as I find using harsh exfoliants and scrubs make my oily/sensitive skin overproduce oil, breakout and become red and sore . So using a muslin cloth to exfoliate daily works perfectly for me. 
Cleanse and Polish comes in a travel friendly pump bottle (a 200ml squeezy tube is also available), although I do find it frustrating that it is pretty much impossible to know how much product you have left.
I feel using Cleanse and Polish has made a massive improvement to my skin, a vast improvement on the gel cleansers I used to use think harsh chemicals would reduce my acne and skin problems.

I then follow this with Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, an alcohol free toner that I couldn’t live without. It refreshes the skin, smells amazing and can be used for a number of things. I like to carry a spray bottle with some in in my bag to refresh my make-up during the day and it provides a lovely cooling sensation in the warm weather we’re experiencing.

Finally I use Lancome’s Genifique Serum, and if my skin is feeling a bit dehydrated some Clinique Moisture Surge. My favourite eye cream is Clinique All about Eyes Rich, having tried the regular All About Eyes and finding it wasn’t for me, I tried this one and I love it, its so rich you only need a very small amount so a jar lasts me around 6 months.
Liz Earle products are available here. Lancome and Clinique products are available from Debenhams instore and online. 


  1. I am a big fan of lip paints.I have a great collection of them also.Bot never had any idea about toners, but now thinking of using it.Thanks for the idea.Yonka a brand in natural skin care.

  2. After so much hype, I'm gonna get the Cleanse & Polish! It looks so good!! x x

  3. It really is worth the hype, you can get smaller tubes to trial it from the website to make sure it works for you x