Skincare solutions for the old and the young:
Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make Up Remover – £19
Every Elemis product I’ve tried has been amazing and this lip and eye makeup remover is no exception. Its bi-phase formula (part water, part oil) contains white peony extract to hydrate and cooling white tea to soothe and refresh. Modern lip stains (which I love) can be a pain to remove but them and waterproof mascara is nothing for this remover, one swipe with a wet cotton pad and they’re gone. The oil/water hybrid is gentle on the eyes/lashes so is suitable for sensitive skins and contact lens wearers.
Eucerin Dermo Purifier Hydrating Day Cream – £9.18
Eucerin products are simple but effective; they don’t waste time with fancy packaging and such yet every product I’ve tried (the Even Brighter range is amazing) has really impressed me. Their latest range is Dermo Purifier and has been especially formulated for acne prone skin. The day cream contains Gluco-Glycerol to give skin that is being treated for acne extra hydration. Most topical acne prescription creams work by drying out the excess sebum that causes spots but this can leave the skin looking and feeling parched. The new Eucerin Dermo Purifier range contains SPF30 to protect sun-sensitive skin, licorice extract to soothe and calm and carnitine to help balance sebum production. Teenagers need to invest in this range!
The Body Shop Seaweed Range – from £8
Combination skin like mine tends to get oily quickly but that can be diminished thanks to seaweed. Who knew? This marine wonder plant absorbs all the richness from the sea, making it packed with high concentrations of vitamins and minerals that help reduce sebum and rebalance the skin’s moisture levels. The Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream (£10.00) is an oil-free, gel-like cream that penetrates the skin easily, giving moisture to dry areas as well as balancing excess sebum for a shine-free complexion. The Seaweed Pore Protector (£11.00) is a lightweight gel that helps minimise the appearance of pores for cleaner, clearer looking skin. The range also includes Seaweed Clarifying Toner (£8.00) and Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator (£9.00).
Nivea Vital Multi Active Anti-Age Serum – £12.99
Especially for those aged 55 and above (I’m giving mine to Mother dearest) the hero product in the new Nivea Vital range is soy extract. Not just for making into milk and yoghurt, soy extract is one of the five holy plants in China and is known for its nourishing and anti-ageing benefits. Apparently Soy helps support cell renewal and boosts the skin’s own collagen production. This new anti-age serum helps reduce the appearance of age spots, discolouration, fine lines and wrinkles, plumps and smooth the skin thanks to the wonder that is Hyaluronic Acid. Not bad for less than £20.