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One Beauty Writer’s Top Five Skincare Products To Add To Your Routine

One Beauty Writer’s Top Five Skincare Products To Add To Your Routine
Janet Osayande
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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As I’m sure you know, the foundation for great skin is effective skincare. And the best way to achieve this is with a routine made up of products that’ll leave your face feeling clean, clear and bright!

Let’s be honest, nobody has time for lengthy makeup application to achieve the same look!

We all want our skin to look its best, therefore whatever skincare concern you’re dealing with right now - acne pigmentation, black heads, dry skin, whichever - my five favourite products below will help you achieve the dreamy glowy skin you always wanted.


The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser

First things first… Whatever your plans for the day are, you should always begin and end the day with a fresh face. The exfoliating INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanserlifts makeup, dirt and impurities while unclogging the pores, providing a deep cleanse. It’s ideal for blemish-prone and oily skin types since one of its key ingredients, zinc, reduces excess oil and tightens pores for a brighter appearance. A little goes a long way with this cleanser too, which also includes allantoin, which calms the face after exfoliation and fights breakouts.

Life without this cleanser is just not worth living, and I am certain you will fall in love with it as fast as I did.

GLOSSYBOX Eye Boost Cream

Dark circles and puffy eyes definitely don’t go hand in hand with a youthful fresh look. But faking the fact you got your eight hours of sleep will be a piece of cake with our GLOSSYBOX Eye Boost Cream!

Ingredients in this cream - including elderflower extract, red seaweed and eyebright plant - work together to form a protective barrier that locks in the much-needed moisture around your delicate eye area. The lightweight and fast-absorbing formula also reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eye area.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula

If you don’t already include hyaluronic acid in your skincare routine, what are you even doing? The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula is not only easily affordable and vegan, but it also provides genuine results, all thanks to a simple and effective formula that only uses the components that are absolutely necessary.

The big hero here is hyaluronic acid, an element that pulls moisture into the skin and seals it there, for extreme hydration - because nothing feels worse than dry skin! The formula penetrates the skin at many levels to plump it and smooth out any fine lines, flaws and wrinkles. Oh, and if you suffer from post-acne scarring, this product should be your go-to product too. Why? Well it’s great at encouraging faster healing!

Revolution Skincare Blemish and Pore Refining Serum

We already know that Revolution hits the spot with its makeup products, but its skincare game is really strong too!

The Revolution Skincare Blemish and Pore Refining Serum - 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc is excellent for oily skin that’s prone to blemishes. It glides smoothly over your skin and absorbs quickly, leaving no oily or sticky residue. The serum reduces the appearance of enlarged pores and breakouts, as well as redness, blotchiness, fine lines and wrinkles! But that’s not it… It also protects against UV damage and improves hyperpigmentation!

The advantages of combining Niacinamide and Zinc in this serum are almost endless, making it an all-around skincare saviour. It’s also delicate enough for everyday use, and works well under foundation to reduce redness and active blemishes.Last but not least, the serum also helps to achieve an even, dewy complexion. Perfect summer skin? Tick!

Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion SPF20

We’ve spoken many times aboutthe importance of SPFeven when it’s gloomy and miserable outside (which we know is quite a common occurrence in the UK!). We all apply SPF to our bodies in the summer (or at least I hope you do!), but it’s important you never forget about your face!

Why? Because long-term sun exposure can cause severe sun damage, resulting in uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

TheClinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion SPF20 not only protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays, but its unique, oil-free composition also gently exfoliates and breaks down dark spots. This fast-absorbing moisturiser, which is ideal for oily skin, is sure to reveal your natural bright and even complexion!

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Janet Osayande
Beauty Writer
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As a beauty junkie, my not-so-secret obsession is finding new brands and products, that cater to any skin tone or hair type. Over the years I’ve found some of my holy grail products, but I’m always on the lookout for new ways to perfect my routine. Whether I need the perfect base for a full face glam or a glowy natural skin.