Monday, 29 June 2020

SPF FOR OILY SKIN | Garnier UV Face Fluid

If you have been following me on Instagram, you will more than likely have seen the current DILEMMA I am facing. My favourite SPF (Skin Defence from The Body Shop) has been reformulated and to say it doesn't even compare to the original formula is an understatement. So, as you can imagine, this sent me off into a complete panic about finding a new SPF having safely relied on Skin Defence for four (yes, four) years at this point.

But fear not. My search, surprisingly, came to an end very quickly after I ordered the Garnier Ambre Solaire UV Face Fluid from Boots. WELL...

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Best Makeup for Oily Skin

Having oily skin is such a challenge when it comes to makeup and ensuring your base is going to last all day (and look good all day, too) I have tried and tested a lot of products and feel like I am at a point where I am pretty happy with my routine and have discovered some products that I now repurchase over and over that work so well for my oily skin.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

My Daily Skincare Products (For oily skin) | Zoe M

I get a lot of questions about what my daily skincare routine looks like. I have a basket that I keep on my bedside table (or "nightstand") of all the products that I use in my daily skincare routine, so I thought I would share that with you today.

A lot of them will be very familiar if you read my blog regularly as they are my go-to products. I should probably point out that these are mainly my "morning" products, hence why there is no cleanser etc as I keep my evening routine in the bathroom so make it easier.

Okay, let's get started.

Garnier Micellar Water // £7.99
Now I know micellar water isn't the best. I know. But see for in the morning, especially around my eyes, I find it so refreshing. It is also super quick which is why I like it in the morning. It doesn't leave any residue and really is just my go-to for quickness. I use it on the Primark baby cotton pads, which you can see in the picture there, as they are my favourite cotton pads by far. They are large squares and are quite thick compared to other cotton pads.

Ole Henriksen Glow2Oh Dark Spot Toner // £22
This is my acid toner of choice at the moment. It will more than likely change. I don't think I have spoken about this particular product before as, to be honest, I am not blown away by it. It is good, really good, but I have used other acid toners that I have preferred and also toners that are cheaper, too. It does the job and I do like it. It is lightweight, doesn't leave any residue on the skin and is gentle. I don't feel any "tingle" when using this but this is probably because I use acids in my routine regularly. I always use an acid toner- it is probably my favourite step in my skincare routine! I just love the results they give and how well they work on my oily skin, that can very easily become congested. I will say, however, the smell is to die for! I don't usually mention smells when it comes to skincare, because it really doesn't matter, but this is an exception because it smells truly delicious!

La Roche Posay Serozinc // £10
I absolutely love Serozinc. It has been a firm favourite in my routine for years now and I can't see it going anywhere soon. In my morning routine, I use this after my acid toner. But I love it for when my skin feels oily as it helps to eliminate excess oil without stripping the skin. Again, it is so refreshing so perfect for spritizing on in the morning.

Vichy Mineral 89 // £25
My favourite, go-to hydrating serum. I slather this all over my skin and instantly feel the results. It is so incredibly hydrating and soothing on the skin. If you have dehydrated skin I cannot recommend this product enough. It sinks in immediately and instantly plumps the skin with hydration. It is lightweight and layers beautifully underneath moisturiser and makeup. I sometimes even use this on it's own if I feel super lazy or if I am having a no make up day, I have found myself going in with a good spritz of Serozinc and then a pump of this later in the day.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo // £16
My go-to treatment product. This is the product I use to help control congestion within my skin. I go through phases of using it daily vs when I need it, which means regardless, it is always in my basket so I can reach for it whenever I need it. At the moment, I am using it daily. It contains salicylic acid which breaks down bacteria from within the pores stopping blemishes/congestion from forming. I appreciate the more matte finish it gives, seeing as I have oily skin. It is really lightweight, making it easy to layer up with other products. I will also use this as part of my night-time routine (if I am using it on an "as an when" basis, rather than daily as twice a day would be too dehydrating on the skin).

Clinique Moisture Surge // £36
Finding a lightweight moisturiser when you have oily but dehydrated skin can be a nightmare. Clinique Moisture Surge will forever and always be my day time moisturiser as it just works so so well for me. The texture is lovely- it is a light, water based gel that sinks into the skin effortlessly. It doesn't leave any residue on my skin, which is amazing for my oily concerns but is so hydrating and plumping on the skin which sorts my dehydration right out. I love it and even though is it on the pricey side, I highly recommend it if you're like me and struggle with moisturisers being too heavy etc on the skin.

So, there you go! That is my daily basket. Do you have a daily basket? I would love to know what products you keep in yours if you do! Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Thanks for reading.

Zoe xo

Sunday, 7 July 2019

The Body Shop Matte Lip Butters REVIEW | Zoe M

The Body Shop have a great selection of lip products. My personal favourites being the Liquid Lips. I think considering the price and how they wear, they are one of my favourite liquid lips on the high street. The Body Shop have since expanded the range and come out with "Matte Lip Butters" an interesting concept. But the idea being you don't have to sacrifice comfort in order to wear a bold, on trend lip. And the same that you don't have to give up the matte look in order to have something moisturising on the lips.