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Skincare suggestions please

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I'd like to buy dd1 (18) some 'nice' face wash etc, possibly one of those 'taster sets' with a facewash, mini moisturiser etc, so that she can try the brand out.

In terms of makeup, she likes Mac, Benefit and Urban Decay but relies on gifts for them, as they are expensive. Is there a mid-priced starter skincare kit she might try? I wondered about the Clarins energizing stuff, but they don't seem to have a set right now, just individual products. Ideally I'd like a set of a few small bits but no more than £20. Her skin is typical English rose, with the odd spot.

Hopeful bump.

kelly21 Fri 15-Nov-13 22:07:12

liz earle i love it you can get some good sets at christmas look on jhon lewis

kelly21 Fri 15-Nov-13 22:08:14

might be slightly more than £20 though

Thanks, Kelly. Personally I got on v badly with it, which is a shame as I love the smell, but will have a look.

dizhin79 Fri 15-Nov-13 23:29:30

how about REN can't remember how they compare to Mac etc, but gorgeous products

dizhin79 Fri 15-Nov-13 23:31:03


dizhin79 Fri 15-Nov-13 23:31:38

take two!!

Annebronte Sat 16-Nov-13 07:13:20

Elemis have a range especially for teens to twenties. John Lewis stock it and I'm sure they had little bags with starter sets in. REN is also a good idea.

Yankeedoodlenic Sat 16-Nov-13 07:27:33

Dermalogica is a favourite of mine & they usually do gift sets - esp around this time of year!

Thanks all. Will have a look. She's tried REN before (lovely stuff) but found it too rich for her skin, I think. Off to check out the others now!

QuinnFabray Sat 16-Nov-13 14:42:13

La Roche-Posay, excellent mid-price brand, available in Boots, often on 3 for 2. More successful for me than any other higher end brand. What sort of skin has she got?

Thanks, Quinn. See below - just fair, English rose-ish, the odd spot and blackhead, a bit delicate, burns really easily in the sun, but no real issues with greasiness etc.

goodasitgets Sat 16-Nov-13 15:19:59

Second Elemis. I think it's called fresh skin? I love the moisturiser

Slipshodsibyl Sat 16-Nov-13 15:31:18

Dermalogicas do a great teen range but it is expensive. I would suggest, as someone already has, one of the French ranges as they are mid priced and have products suitable for youngsters:
La Roche Posay, Eucerin, Avene, etc

Mitchell2 Sat 16-Nov-13 15:34:32

Bioderma and Avene are two French pharmacy brands that are affordable and at least for me work well. I think you can get the latter in some Boots stores. Una Brennan superfacialist is also good ( and in boots). I don't think that they do sets but the are quite reasonable and at that age you should need too many products (oh to have an 18 year old skin). Also, I'd recommend the blog Beautymouth by Caroline hirons who is an expert in all things skincare and is a real no nonsense woman!

Mitchell2 Sat 16-Nov-13 15:39:06

shouldnt need

Thanks all. The Elemis looks nice. Dermalogica is too expensive. I also looked at the Superdrug 'B' stuff, which seems to be on offer, online at least. They don't do sets but it looks nice and the prices are good - has anybody tried it?

Mitchell2 Sat 16-Nov-13 16:53:45

If you like Elemis, if you haven't already try looking on QVC (shock!) as they often have sets/deals much cheaper than other places. Haven't tried the skincare for B but I have the makeup and wasn't that impressed.

Thanks. I don't use QVC - I like real shops! I might give the B stuff a try for her, or maybe get the Elemis in John Lewis.

Whattochoose Sat 16-Nov-13 18:39:58

Definitely Dermologica! I swear by it and would love to bought some as a pressie. I've tried so many different types over the years and this range is my favourite. They do nice mini gift sets too grin

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 16-Nov-13 18:41:24

Benefit do skin care.

Susiereid Fri 14-Feb-14 09:06:40

Liz Earle. Look no further for cleanser and exfoliated. Gentle ingredients and gets them into a good routine.

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