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Indecisivejo Fri 14-Oct-16 18:08:44

Not sure how long ago I started one of these threads but feel it's time for another grin so come on everyone tell me what your using and what's your skin type smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 14-Oct-16 18:11:01

Wilko sensitive eye make up remover
Waitrose sensitive soap
Aveeno cream

Best routine I've ever had after years of using expensive products.

hairymuffet Fri 14-Oct-16 18:11:02

Wash face, dry face.
Apply moisturiser blush

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 14-Oct-16 18:12:44

**super sensitive skin with mild flushing rosacea

hollinhurst84 Fri 14-Oct-16 19:12:25

Oh god how long have you got gringrin
Cystic acne prone, also has dry patches. I am currently completely spot free (miracle!)

Boots botanics lotion cleanser
The ordinary Alpha arbutin
Secret key 24k gold moisturiser
Etude house face blue

Olay cream eye makeup remover
Trilogy balm cleanser with hot flannel
Then either (on alternate days)
The ordinary 2% retinol
The ordinary HA/b5 followed by the ordinary niaci/zinc
Body shop drops brightening cream
Sometimes a sleep mask

I use sheet masks every few days as well

littlepooch Fri 14-Oct-16 19:18:35

Combination skin (slightly oiler at the mo)

Soap and glory face wash
Estée Lauder day wear moisturiser
LRP eye cream

Soap and glory face wash
Estée Lauder advanced night repair
Estée Lauder revitalising supreme moisturiser
Estée Lauder advanced night repair eye serum

It has taken me years to accept that this is what works for my skin and every time I get bored and want to try something else it does not end well and I end up spending more and going back to this smile

Badders123 Fri 14-Oct-16 19:30:51

I'm 44
Only started using skin care when I turned 40 blush
Used Liz Earle for ages - but the last cleanser I bought was horrible
Switched to Nivea and Estée Lauder smile
Am: Nivea cleanser, Nivea toner and Q10 day cream
Pm: Nivea cleanser, Estée Lauder advanced night repair, Nivea Q10 night cream and Estée Lauder eye serum
Id love to use Estée Lauder face stuff but the cleanser made my skin tight and the day cream was horrible confused
I do like the night repair though

Judydreamsofhorses Fri 14-Oct-16 20:04:19


Botanics balm cleanser
Vichy eye cream
Estée Lauder serum
Clarins Hydraquench moisturiser


Clinique TTDO cleanser
Pixi glow tonic
Super drug Simply Pure serum
Vichy eye cream
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Botanics night cream

OCSockOrphanage Fri 14-Oct-16 20:23:32

Old (60)

Morning, before shower, Dermologica pre cleanse, into shower, remove, then Dermologica special cleaning gel and a brush with Lidl silicone brush. After shower, Bioderma Hydrabio serum and a few drops of marula oil. No make up generally. PM, often nothing at all but more precleanse if I have worn make up, removed with micellar water.light moisturiser (currently Moisture surge) and more marula oil.

I have a few wrinkly bits and turkey neck but nothing to agonise over given my age. I look the same as I did at 45, if I take my glasses off!
(Probably only to me, and blame presbyopia for the rest. )

bunnybleu Fri 14-Oct-16 20:28:13

Avene Extremely Gentle cleanser
Olay Total Effects Fragrance Free (day)
Clarins night cream
Eye cream is either Nivea Q10 or Clinique All About Eyes
LRP Effaclar Duo cream on my tzone

Have had a foray into some other products over the summer but have come back to my old faithfuls. Foundation is still Body Shop although my DH brought me back some Double Wear from the EL hq staff shop which is good for extra coverage if needed.

bunnybleu Fri 14-Oct-16 20:35:38

I've also just starting taking Boots vitamins for skin, hair and nails to see what they do I live in hope

Also, bought some Dermalogica Gentle Exfoliating Cream (I think) which is tingly but ok and hasn't made my skin react, so I use this twice a week as my exfoliator.

botemp Fri 14-Oct-16 20:57:28

Sensitive/reactive skin (mostly triggered by petroleum derived ingredients, conservatives, and/or fragrance), early 30s, genetically dehydrated, normal-dry. Avoid silicones as much as possible. Usually wear tinted moisturiser and minimal makeup.


-Rinse with water, Kibiki Premium Facial Wash, or Aurelia Miracle Cleanser
-Melano CC Vit C serum (Getting The Ordinary one next)
-Kohaku-hada Lotion (similar to Hada Labo, basically a HA lotion/serum)
-Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream (It's nothing special, bought it with a deep discount, the only remarkable thing about it is that it doesn't irritate me. Needs to be finished up, would not recommend or RP.)
-Verso Day Cream
-Kose Sekkisei Sun Protect Essence Milk SPF50


-Muji Sensitive Cleansing Oil
-Kibiki Premium Facial Wash

on alternate nights:

-Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid (took a break from this but slowly reintroducing it with this weather for pores on chin and nose)
-Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W (love)
-Kohaku-hada Lotion
-Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
-Naruko Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Gelly EX
-Facial oil (Jojoba, Rose Plus Booster, or 9 Oil Cleansing tonic from MV Organic, or Komeyu Rice Bran Oil from Japan. Also finishing up the last of my Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

other nights:
cleanse as above
-Melano CC Vit C serum
-Verso Super Eye Serum
-Verso Super Facial Serum
-Kohaku-hada Lotion
-Naruko Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Gelly EX
-Facial oil

Usually mask once a week (sheet, clay, or modelling) and try to do a facial massage when applying facial oil every night.

DerelictMyBalls Fri 14-Oct-16 21:02:52

42 and fairly normal skin with acne scarring.

AM: cleanse with Lush 9 - 5 and warm flannel
Moisturise with L'Occitane Creme Divine

PM: remove make up with 9 - 5
Hot cloth cleanse with Lush Ultrabland
Twice weekly tone with Nip & Fab Extreme Glycolic
Moisturise with Soap & Glory Beauty Sleep Accelerator

Once a week, healing clay mask followed by Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask.

Indecisivejo Sat 15-Oct-16 10:22:07

Nobody else playing? sad

botemp Sat 15-Oct-16 10:29:12

I played... and am now left wondering if I'm the only one wearing SPF these days...

JubyLoob Sat 15-Oct-16 10:34:33

I'm keeping it simple (and cheap!) lately and pleased with myself grin

Night time:
Cleanse with warm flannel and Bodyshop cammomile cleansing butter
Aldi Lacura serum
Aldi Lacura caviar night cream

Aldi caviar day cream SPF15 ( I put Biore watery Essence SPF 50 on top during the lighter months)

I'm done with expensive nonsensey miracle creams, and all the hardcore retinol/glycerol type stuff made my skin thin and dry.

CakeNinja Sat 15-Oct-16 10:38:21

Wash face daily in the shower with whatever shower gel I'm doing my body with.
Dry on a towel.

BadlyDrawnBuoy Sat 15-Oct-16 10:41:42

Cetaphil cleanser & hot flannel
Occasionally a nip & fab pad if skin is flakey
Vichy aqualia serum
Dermalogica moisturiser
Dermalogica eye cream
La Roche posey spf 30

Dermalogica pre-cleanse oil
Cetaphil + hot flannel
3 x week Retin A 1%
Otherwise if not a Retun A night I the Superdrug serum that Sali Hughes raves about (can't remember what it's called)
Dermalogica eye cream
Dermalogica moisturiser

Badders123 Sat 15-Oct-16 10:52:41

Both my Nivea creams have spf in

Littlebeek Sat 15-Oct-16 10:55:15

I have oily skin (never used to have but excess use of elemis super serum ruined my skin)

So now I use the Clinique 3 step for oily skin and it's worked wonders.

Face wash
Clarifying lotion
Moisturizing gel

Kennington Sat 15-Oct-16 11:22:02

Combination skin prone to blackheads but I have none now.
am: waitrose bar soap in shower then effaclar duo moisturiser with some eucerin 5% urea on cheeks.
Pm: grapeseed oil cleanse to remove make up, then bar soap to wash oily areas.
2x week Vichy normaderm acid lotion on nose and chin. Grapeseed oil everywhere else. Plus in winter lanolin near eyes.

usernumber007 Sat 15-Oct-16 11:25:13

I'm just shock at the amount of products some people use.
My current routine is Liz Earle hot clothe cleanser twice a day. That's it. Early 30's, normal (slightly sensitive) skin. I keep thinking I should invest in a moisturiser at some point but I don't like too many products on my face

Abominablebride Sat 15-Oct-16 11:38:57


Micellar water cleanse
Salicylic acid cleansing pad
SPF 30 facial suncream
Make - up

No particular brands, depends on time of year and how flush I'm feeling.


Hot cloth cleanse
Night cream with retinol
Or Alpha H liquid gold

GottaCatchEmAll137 Sat 15-Oct-16 11:44:12

Early 30s - dry acne prone

Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser
Givency Hydrasparkling Serum
Lush Celestial Moisturiser (holy grail)
300mg trimethoprim orally

Garnier micellar water
Isotrex gel (retinal)
300mg trimethoprim orally

Fingers crossed it's zapped the acne for now!

LittleOyster Sat 15-Oct-16 12:05:51

Double hot cloth cleanse with coconut oil
Rosehip oil
If I can be bothered, castor oil on fine lines around eyes

La Roche Posay SPF 50

I am very, very lazy but I'd like to build in a daily vitamin c product, plus Retin A. Also a regular glycolic mask - have tried the REN one and liked it.

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