Every now and then I like to give my skincare routine a little bit of a shake up. Before Christmas I felt my evening skincare routine was not as effective as it could be. My skin was tired and lack lustre.
Given I am such a skincare hoarder I had a rummage through my stash. I found I already had quite a few unopened products, specifically created for use at night time, just waiting to be tried out.
Now Ive had a good old play with most of them I thought It was time I shared my favourite discoveries;
AD skin synergy nourishing night treatment
I received this 10ml sized bottle of facial oil in my tili beauty advent calendar. It’s a good thing as this isn’t a product that I would normally gravitate towards. It is a very luxurious feeling oil and my skin seems to love it. I’ve been using this for two weeks now and my skin is feeling much softer and smoother.
The facial oil contains both cold pressed organic rose hip seed oil and organic rose essential oil. Not only does it smell nice but it is good for anti-aging.
The rose ingredients are ethically farmed and traded on the slopes of the Andes mountains in Chili. No parebens, artificial perfumes, pertrochemicals or phenoyethanol are used in the oil so It’s no surprise that it has won three awards from BeautyBible.com.
The full size 50ml bottle is £38 with free delivery.
Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream
This purse friendly night Cream has been inspired by Asian skincare sleeping packs. It has a highly concerntrated formula of 7 key ingredients. When you feel it in the pot it has a unique tacky texture. I expected it to feel quite heavy on the skin. This is not the case though. It absorbs instantly so doesn’t feel heavy, greasy or sticky.
I’ve almost finished an entire pot of this and am about to repurchase. My skin loves this stuff! It feels smoother and much plumper.
I actually could talk for ages about the ingredients in this cream however that would make this a very long post.
My curiosity saw me doing a bit of research into Some of those magical 7 are ingredients as I had never heard of several of them, and Im a bit of a skincare junkie.
I’ve decided that this deserves its very own in depth blog post so that will follow soon. Watch this space!
Lastly this next product is something I keep on hand for skincare emergencies. Fortunately I don’t have to use it very often, maybe once a month If I get hormonal breakouts.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Lotion is very effective at calming down pesky raised spots. When needed I will apply this before bed and by morning, though not completely vanished, the appearance of those raised spots is much improved.
Often I find spot treatments can dry my skin out but this doesn’t do that. It is also suitable for most skin types as it has worked well for both my teenagers that have quite greasy skin.
The rrp of this is £10 although The Bodyshop always have some kind of promotion running. Currently it is 30% off full price items if you use the code 14673.
It is definitely worth using products specifically designed for use at night. The body recovers from tiredness best when it is sleeping at night so the same should apply to your approach to skincare.
I can testify that my skin is looking so much better since I’ve introduced these three products to my bedtime routine.
Moral of the story…don’t hoard that night time skincare…use it!