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rabbitonthemoon Mon 02-Sep-13 07:42:02

Just posted on the do I need toner thread and shuddered at the praising of wipes. I went wipe cold turkey after a Hirons telling off and have become skincare obsessed. Looking for things people swear by in their cleansing rituals and budget bits much appreciated. I'm currently using;
Bobbi brown balm/melt off clarins cleanser
Clarins exfoliating toner/pixi glow/Lancôme moisturising toner
Clinique moisture surge but not in love with that. I cannot sustain spending this shock

anchovies Mon 02-Sep-13 07:52:37

I am currently using this cleanser but sometimes bioderma sensibio if I'm in a rush.

Use la Roche Posay moisturisers now (love these) but the one expensive thing I haven't managed to get rid of is Alpha H liquid gold.

rabbitonthemoon Mon 02-Sep-13 07:54:12

That's on my wish list anchovy but I do have quite sensitive skin - does it sting?

rabbitonthemoon Mon 02-Sep-13 07:56:03

Oo nice looking cleanser... I feel the wish list will only get worse smile

anchovies Mon 02-Sep-13 08:01:37

Used Emma Hardie moringa balm previously but it was not worth the extra ££. Ren Rosa balm is also really nice.

Oh and also have a thing for facial oils but have struggled with a budget version!

gloopygloop Mon 02-Sep-13 08:02:36

I have just started using liz Earle skin care stuff and it is lovely.

rabbitonthemoon Mon 02-Sep-13 08:03:59

I was just about to get the Emma Hardie..not what the blogs make out?

anchovies Mon 02-Sep-13 08:04:22

I have extremely sensitive skin and the alpha H is fine. Stings a bit but in a good way! Like it's doing something! It has made a massive difference to my skin, much more even skin tone and got rid of the tiny blackheads on my nose.

anchovies Mon 02-Sep-13 08:06:56

Emma Hardie smells lovely and feels very luxurious but the coconut oil works as well. If I had the cash I'd buy the Emma hardie though blush

thepurplepenguin Mon 02-Sep-13 08:50:08

I use:

Clinique take the day off cleansing balm if I've been wearing make up/sun block (cleanse1)
Soap and Glory peaches and cream cleanser (cleanse2)
REN clarifying toning lotion (exfoliating toner)
Natio toner (hydrating toner)
Clarins Hydraquench moisturising cream

madamecake Mon 02-Sep-13 09:09:00

I'm using various cleansers, alternating between superdrug radiance hot cloth cleanser (but with a flannel!), clarins extra comfort cream cleanser and avene gentle gel cleanser.

Using dermalogica pre cleanse in the evening as part of my double cleanse, but think I'll try the Una Brennan superfacialist oil when it runs out as it's cheaper.

I'm using the clarins exfoliating toner followed by l'oreal age perfect toner, then at night estee lauder night repair followed by ren frankincense night cream (which I love).

During the day I'm using up various moisturisers and several samples, I really like clarins vital light but it might have to go on my Christmas list.

Still not tried the liquid gold yet, that's on my wish list too, along with p50, Emma Hardie moringa balm and monu eye cream.

HomeEcoGnomist Mon 02-Sep-13 21:00:28

I've just discovered this blog and have consequently found a whole new range of things to spend all my money on!

I've resolved to at least finish some things off before I buy brand new, so for now, my routine is:

1st cleanse - Una Brennan vit c facial oil cleanser. First oil I've used and really liking it. Smells divine. Also had 1/3 off in Boots!

2nd cleanse - Burt's Bees deep cleansing cream. Seems to be much better as a second step - didn't deal with eye make up before

Clarins exfoliating toner (new, liking it)

Simple hydration spray (using it up)

No7 protect & perfect eye cream - not wholly sold on all the hype about this range ...bought it a few weeks ago when I was looking for a cheaper option (!)

Serum - no 7 for day / Hydraluron for's only been 3 days, but looking forward to the transformation wink

Moisturiser - no 7 for day / Lancôme for night (finishing up)

Moisturisers are the one product I really need to crack.

Have ordered a couple of samples from Latest in Beauty to trial some new brands too.

I definitely think my skin tone is getting better - had loads of weird little bumps on my forehead before. They are smoothing out / disappearing already

KosherBacon Mon 02-Sep-13 21:07:32

There's a thread here about it.

At the moment I'm using either Emma Hardie Balm or Waitrose Bottom Butter for first cleanse, then REN clear calm or Elemis cleansing cream. Toners are clarins exfoliating and then Elemis apricot. I've got the Eysilix eye cream, hydralauron and an Avene moisturiser (which I don't like).

goodasitgets Mon 02-Sep-13 22:21:47

Eye make up remover/first cleanse is l'oreal micellar water
Second cleanse with either boots botanics balm or nspa hot cloth cleanser
Clarins exfoliating toner
Nspa facial oil and boots botanics moisturiser

Want to try hydraluron and the new body shop camomile cleansing butter

QuinnFabray Tue 03-Sep-13 09:48:34

I mostly use a mixture of La Roche Posay and Una Brennan. I've tried a lot of more expensive products, and these work just as well or better for at least a third of the price. Especially because you can buy them in Boots and there's often some kind of deal on. Una Brennan has a third off the price at the moment. Her rose cream cleanser is the best I've tried.

PomBearArmy Tue 03-Sep-13 12:18:01

How are you supposed to use the toners? I wipe on the exfoliating toner, and then the moisturising toner seconds later - and it feels like I've just neutralised the effects of the first toner. An exfoliator and a moisturiser won't work together will they?

It just feels like a waste of time applying an exfoliating product, then immediately going over the top of it with three moisturising products.

FreeButtonBee Tue 03-Sep-13 12:28:22

Do try the hydroluron and the Peptabright. I get fuck all sleep and barely have time to wipe my arse these days but since starting to use these two products (along with my normal clarins moisturizer) my skin is fabulous. The Peptabright has really worked wonders on my patchy sun damaged forehead (freckles/patchy tanning etc)

KosherBacon Tue 03-Sep-13 12:30:14

I wait a minute between the clarins toner and the hydrating toner.

auldspinster Tue 03-Sep-13 12:39:38

I use micellar water to take off my make up and either soap and glory fab pore, nspa hot cloth cleanser or waitrose baby bottom balm with hot water and a flannel for my second cleanse then witch hazel or a 5% glycolic acid toner then a spritz of botanics rosewater face spritz.

If i'm wearing heavy duty eye make up i'll use a bi-phase eye make up remover.

Then hydralouron, vit c serum and apple moisturizer from superdrug or argan face oil. Skin's better than it has been for years and was recently taken for 28 which is ten years younger than i actually am.

Scoundrelette Tue 03-Sep-13 12:51:41

Body Shop camomile cleansing butter and Eucerin replenishing cream. I have really dry skin and trying to find something that doesn't leave my skin either completely dried out or really greasy has been a nightmare, but I'm really pleased with this combination. For the moment at least!

JennySense Tue 03-Sep-13 15:37:38

LE Cleanse & Polish - using it up then will replace with Ren/Una Brennan
Toners - Clarins then Body Shop Vit E spray/LE
Eye cream - Leirac but replacing with Eyeslix
Serum - Medic8 Vit CE Tetra
Sun screen

Micellar [Bioderm] if used make up/sunscreen
Emma hardie Balm
Toners - Clarins then Body Shop Vit E spray/LE
Eye cream - Leirac but replacing with Eyeslix
Oil - Trilogy Rosehip


Liquid Gold on alternate nights

Check out QVC - they were selling a Emma Hardie set last month - 100ml balm, 50ml nightcream & another 50ml moisturiser for about £40.

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Tue 03-Sep-13 17:19:41

I also highly recommend the Una Brennan cleanser, it's the best product I've used in a long time and its about £5 on offer in Boots. I'm very tempted to try to facial oil in the same range now.

JemimaPuddle Tue 03-Sep-13 17:46:57

Alpha H balancing cleanser
Toners - An acid toner i bought from an ebay shop with mandelic acid currently no spray hydrate as cant find one I like.
Eye cream - Alpha H Absolute Eye complex
Serum - Alpha H vitamin c & vitamin e
Moisturiser - using up my stash but currently Liz Earle skin repair. My favourite day cream is probably
Sun screen - Ultrasun SPF 50 or 30
Cleansers - DHC cleansing oil then Superdrug Radiance hot cloth - have tried loads of balm & hot cloth cleansers my fave balm is alpha h cleansing oil, didn't really rate Emma Hardie.
Toners - same as morning
Eye cream - Alpha H absolute eye complex
Oil - AD Skin Synergy night treatment, also like alpha h face oil.
Serum - vitamin a 0.5%
Night cream - alpha h 10%, also love elemis pro collagen night cream although not a fan of their daycream particularly.

Liquid Gold 3 nights a week with nothing over the top.

rabbitonthemoon Tue 03-Sep-13 20:20:21

Thanks for link to other thread, I should have looked. Jemima your fave moisturiser is...?!

JemimaPuddle Tue 03-Sep-13 21:26:47

Oops, I was distracted by the DCs! Probably either Alpha H essential hydration cream or elemis maximum moisture day cream.
I should've probably said I have combination skin with a lot of pigmentation.

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