Hello beautiful guys and dolls and welcome back to my blog.
Recently, I’ve felt inspired to share more beauty related posts on both my blog and my Instagram stories (maybe sometimes even my main feed too) and I thought something that would be really fun would be to share with you my beauty collections, from skincare to hair care to makeup etc etc. All things beauty! Today I’ll be starting this little series off (if we wanna call it a series) with my current skincare collection, along with of course some mini reviews and thoughts plus the top products I recommend from my collection so without further ado, let’s get into my current skincare collection.
My Current Skincare Collection | January 2020
This is my go to daily moisturiser which I use almost every single day. This leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft and smelling fresh. I love Superdrug’s own brand products because they’re all cruelty free and so well priced, I highly recommend and I’m sure I’ll be purchasing this product again once I need a new moisturiser. I love it!
I received this for Christmas so I haven’t actually used it yet, being that I’m still using my Vitamin E cream from Superdrug. I am looking forward to trying this though, I love soft skin and moisturising!
So this is technically a ‘product empty’ rather than a ‘what’s in my current collection’ because I’ve finished it and I need another however I wanted to include this product in this post because it’s definitely one which I highly recommend. The word ‘gentle’ really is relevant here with this product because even though this is an exfoliator, it feels so soft on the skin. Again being that it’s part of the Superdrug range, it’s also Cruelty Free. YAY!
This is actually my Mum’s but I may or may not have been using it too… much to her shock when she saw me posting about it on my ‘currently using’ series on Instagram… I thought she knew. She was even more dissaproving when she read that I considered it to be an ‘average’ face cream and ‘nothing special’, hahaha. Apparantly she loves it as she has to go to Sainsbury’s especially just to buy this one so each to their own I guess, my Mum obviously thinks it’s a good’un but for me, I can take or leave it. Looks like I’m going to have to leave it now too asap and buy myself a new face wash, so I can leave my Mum to hers. LOL.
I like this face mask because it’s blue but in terms of quality I can’t say I really notice too much difference in my skin after using, then again I don’t dedicate enough time to my face masks like I should so give it a few more go’s and maybe I’ll have more to say on it. I used this most recently whilst in the bath so I feel like maybe I didn’t benefit as much as I could from it, because the steam stopped it from drying properly before being washed off, you know? I don’t actually know whether it’s supposed to ‘dry’ as such or not but anyway, not a lot to say on this one, I don’t think I can make a fair judgement.
I’m not the biggest fan of face wipes, I’m trying not to use them too much as I know they’re not great for the environment and also, I definitely prefer other methods of skincare which are a little more thorough. Having said that though, I do like to keep a pack of face wipes spare for those nights when I’m feeling a little lazy, or for cleaning up any makeup errors / sharpening eyeshadow looks etc. These are from Superdrug and are Cruelty Free!
I received this as a freebie from Clinique and whilst it’s okay, I probably wouldn’t be in a rush to buy this when it runs out. To me, it’s just an average remover which I don’t really need, as I use my Micellar water for all over! I guess it’s handy to have for more pigmented / heavier eyeshadow looks maybe, but for me I’m not sure I deem it necessary plus the brand isn’t cruelty free. If I was to purchase a specific eye makeup remover, I’d definitely try a Cruelty Free one, probably from Superdrug let’s face it!
I love this micellar water and it’s for sure my go to, I’ve gone through so many of these. Micellar water is my favourite form of removing makeup / cleansing my face especially at night time. Of course I opt for this one as it does a good job and is cruelty free. It’s a complete win.
Disclaimer: I received this as a freebie.
Cleansing milk isn’t my favourite form of makeup remover though this one does do a good job. I use this sometimes to remove my makeup or clean up any errors and I do really like it, however because the brand isn’t cruelty free I wouldn’t be in a rush to purchase again. It’s not that good, haha.
I bought this toner because it’s cruelty free, but it’s not my favourite. Whilst it does the job, I’ll probably try to find another Cruelty Free toner once this one runs out, as I don’t notice anything stand out special about it.
Another product empty because this has finally run out however, being that I only realised it was empty a couple of days ago I of course had to include it in this post. Whilst I really love this product, I’m not going to sit here and say I use it everyday, but that’s only because I could really work on putting a little more effort in when it comes to my skincare. I do cut this product out sometimes if I’m feeling lazy but it’s actually really really good, and I definitely notice a refreshing difference in my skin when I use this so I’m definitely going to repurchase this at some point, and I’d 100% recommend. Of course, being that it’s from Superdrug it’s also Cruelty Free. Yay!
Another product from the Superdrug Vitamin E range, I just love how they’re Cruelty Free. I definitely really like this day cream and think it’s such a positive that it has SPF15 because it saves me having to even think about SPF, and I know for one that I should probably think about SPF a lot more, so I’m grateful this product already comes with some SPF in there because that’s such an added bonus. Sun protection is so important! I need to get better with my skincare really, but I do remember there was a day around when I used this for one of the first few times and I was so impressed, it left my skin looking so fresh and glowing, I decided I wouldn’t even fancy wearing makeup that day because my skin looked so good. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing this product again once this one runs out.
This is my go to night cream which of course I bought because it’s part of the Vitamin E range from Superdrug and is Cruelty Free. I feel like there’s nothing that especially wow’s me about this product, maybe I should consider paying more attention to it however my initial thoughts are that it’s a decent enough moisturiser / night cream and it’s Cruelty Free so I’ll definitely be purchasing this again when I need to.
This was another freebie and I like how this product has Cucumber in which helps lock in the moisture and hydration. I use this sometimes either day or night, but I haven’t used it enough to form a full opinion on it, I look forward to trying this one out more.
I’m definitely not really an eye product user, and as with all of them that I buy, I eventually gave up on this one too. I didn’t really love the application style of this eye gel because it’s a roll on, whereas I’d prefer one that I could dab on, maybe a wand style applicator or preferably even something in a pot. The main selling point on this one is once again that it’s Cruelty Free, but I’m definitely going to keep my ‘eye’ (pun intended 😉) out for another cruelty free eye cream in a pot that I can try and hopefully benefit from. I’m not the biggest lover of eye products because I never feel as though I see any benefits from them, but I’m hoping one day (soon) I can actually find one that I fall in love with. Yes please!
I only bought this at the beginning of the month after wanting a lip scrub from Lush for ages, I’ve really needed one. I honestly can’t say I’ve noticed a massive difference in my lips since using this, but then again I almost think I’ve been overusing it as I was SLATHERING my lips in this stuff. I’m definitely using it a little less now, but it does feel good as it feels like I’m proper taking care of my lips so they’re luscious hehe. This lip scrub is pretty decent, because it smells and tastes like blackcurrant. Yum.
I’m loving looking after my lips at the moment, and I received some nice lip care products for my birthday and Christmas including these ones from The Body Shop and I think the Nivea one too (I can’t remember if this was a gift from Christmas or not, hehe). Nothing much to say about these, The Body Shop ones smell yummy though, and it’s always nice to keep lips soft. I’d definitely consider purchasing The Body Shop ones when these run out (though I have a good few so it’ll probably take a while), and the Nivea balm is definitely handy to have.
I bought this ages ago and haven’t used it in so long, I should probably get using it up. Since I haven’t used this in so long I don’t have too much to say about it, but it’s always good to have a hand cream in your collection, our hands need love too.
This came as a freebie with a purchase of the 8 hour oil (also from Elizabeth Arden) and I can’t say I love it. So many people rave about 8 hour but I just haven’t been wowed by it when I’ve used it, however since posting about this on my Instagram I was recommended to try using this on my lips which I’m definitely going to do. I tried it the other day on my lips and didn’t really notice too much but that was during the day time and obviously just the one application. I’d like to see how I get on if I use this of a night time on my lips for a few consecutive days. I really want my lips to be so healthy!
This is part of my skincare collection because we gotta protect ourselves from the sun however, I haven’t used this since the Summer if memory serves correctly… at least I hope I used this last Summer LOL. I might start using this more on areas that aren’t covered when I go out because suncare is very important, so this is something I definitely need to focus on more when I know my skin is going to be exposed to the outdoors / sun.
Whilst this is sat in my collection, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever even used this and goodness only knows how long I’ve had it. I think my parents might have even bought this for our holiday to Italy in 2018 but at this point, I really have no idea. It’s probably not even suitable for use now, I’ve really no idea LOL. That’s a question for my Mama. Anyway, I wouldn’t mind trying some Aftersun this Summer / on holiday, but as for this one I can’t comment other than the fact, it’s part of my collection.
I use cotton pads with my cleansers and toners to remove my makeup and tone my skin. I tend to go for the cheapest in whichever store I’m nearest when I need them. They’re only cotton pads after all!
What I Recommend-
*Superdrug Vitamin E Skincare All Over Body Moisturiser
*Superdrug Vitamin E Skincare Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator
*Superdrug Vitamin E Skincare Gentle Micellar Solution
*Superdrug Vitamin C Detox Skincare Invigorating Skin Booster
*Superdrug Vitamin E SPF15 Moisturising Day Cream
*Superdrug Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream
*Various Lip Balms From The Body Shop
Do you use any of the same products as me? What are your skincare go to’s and recommendations? Be sure to let me know all your thoughts in the comments below.
As always thank you so much for reading,
with so much love and light,
have a great day,