I have a confession to make: I have no problems with my skin. Hate me all you want, but I have been blessed with decent skin. Yes, I still wear foundation but even without it I look fine (before you get all mad, I have the biggest love handles ever and my legs are covered in fat, so don’t hate too much!) My skin is on the oily side, but not so much as to being shiny at 11am, more like 6pm. I don’t need to touch up my base usually, but I have oily eyelids so my eyeshadows barely last unless I use a primer.
So with all this info, imagine how angry I was then when my skin went from nice and moist to all dried up on me last month and refused to let me apply foundation evenly. I mean, I see high-end clients all day as a living so I needed this sorted, and pronto.
At first I tried to add my night face oil (I use a 100% almond face oil) in the morning. Two drops was enough to leave my foundation looking streaky and slippery. I tried mixing one drop to my usual moisturiser which is the Body Shop Vitamin C face moisturiser and it left my skin oily in some places and dry in others which has actually been happening quiet often so I am thinking that the Body Shop Vitamin C range is no longer suiting me.
Anyways, after much trying and failing, I finally got it right and this is what I am currently using:
In the morning I start with the Argan face oil from Good Things. It lathers if you add water or just acts like an oil without it and leaves my skin clean enough without drying at all. In the evening as a second cleanse I use the BS Camomile cleanse balm which is heaven and vital for me (third repurchase). I then use the Balm Balm Rose spritz which smells lovely and leaves my skin feeling fresh. A bit of Body Shop serum (or Kose but funds in the bank are low this month!) and then I use one of these two new products (to me!). The Liz Earle Normal/Combo moisturiser has been really welcomed by my skin. It has the perfect consistency if you have slightly oily skin because it gives your skin some moisturise but it doesn’t feel like it’s just seating on your face chilling. The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet is actually my favourite out of the two and that is down to its weirdly wonderful consistency. The best way I can describe it is a ‘wet sandy gel’ kind of thing. Not much help, I know, but perfect for when you need a pick me up. Also, at £13 is a bargain!
I have been using these products in this order for about 2 weeks and my skin is finally back to normal. If you ever in need of moisturise, what do you use?