Friday, 11 April 2014

MY EXFOLIATING ROUTINE FEAT LA ROCHE-POSAY, CLARINS AND NIP+FAB

As a beauty addicted I am pretty conscious about any skincare trouble.

A good complexion is undoubtedly the perfect canvas for every make up and despite the fact that there are some very good foundations out there, I always try to treat my skin as better as I can to avoid spots, brown marks etc.

The first time I used an exfoliator was probably when I was 13 and my Mummy brought home some samples from her shop (yes, Mummy had a perfume and make up shop; I was born to be a beauty addicted, it's not casual you see).

Since then, I never stopped using it. I have tried 234694034 exfoliating products, every formulation, small, medium, giant grains, gel, cream, pads, lotions EVERYTHING.

I tent to exfoliate my skin twice a week, three if I have more spots than usual or after summer holidays to remove sun patches.

At the moment, this is my routine, and I really want to share it with you because I love these three products and I would totally recommend them to every exfo-addicted like me.

exfoliating routine skincare

NIP+FAB GLYCOLIC FIX FACE SCRUB

Nip+Fab glycolic scrub fix
 
This face scrub came out last summer and I was not disappointed after buying it as soon as I saw it in Boots.
Despite claiming to contain micro grains i would say we are more on the medium side, without this meaning it's too aggressive or scratchy.

The key ingredients are 3% glycolic acid and salicylic and hyaluronic acids.

Has got a very nice scent, very citrus-y and fresh.

Does it work? Yes, it really does. Since day one I used it I could appreciate a very gentle exfoliation with a brithening effect on my complexion and a firmer skintone.

It's priced £9.95 for 75 ml, actually on offer at £6.63 here.



CLARINS EXFOLIATOR BRIGHTENING TONER

Clarins gentle exfoliator brightening toner
 
I was introduced to this toner last year at a Clarins blogger event in Manchester.

Since then, it has been a constant presence on my skincare shelf.

I use it at night and it really helps to renew complexion when I feel my skin dull and tired, keeping it fresh and spot free.

It contains nettle extract to minimise pores and tamarin fruit acid to reduce impurities.

I read once on twitter a rumour Clarins was gonna discontinue this, thanks God was not true, the idea made me shiver.

It costs £25 for 125ml and you can find it here.



LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR K 

la roche posay effaclar k


This is a kind of holy grail product and I am sure you have seen/read about it quite often thanks to its popularity on the blogosphere.

It contains LHA (lipo hydroxy acid), a derivate of salicylic acid that stimulates exfoliation and a gradual retexturisation of the skin, helping to reduce the horrible appearance of clogged pores.

I use it a night but can be used for the day and as a make up base too.

It retails for £13 for 30ml in Boots.



Now, I will probably finish this trio very soon, and I would not be a true beauty addict if I wasn't already looking for alternatives to try, have you got any advice?
On my wish list are the new La roche-Posay Redermic fluid and the Pixi glow tonic.




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