Monday, 28 April 2014

Back to Basics- Skincare

Recently my skin has been feeling really dull and just generally icky, so I thought it was time to start making a habit of carrying out a full and thorough skincare regime every morning and evening. To do this, I had to go out and buy a few little additions- in other words, the time has come when a face wipe and a quick smear of moisturiser just isn't enough anymore!

My eyes in particular have been pretty needy recently because I suffer from hay fever and my eyes bear the brunt of my allergic reaction. I end up rubbing them until they are so sore, puffy, red and dry that I actively contemplate plunging my entire head into a bowl full of ice cold water to soothe the pain! With this firmly in mind, I knew I needed a couple of products to try and combat this problem (as well as making sure I took my hay fever tablets!). Because my eyes are now pretty sensitive, I did go back to basics and purchase some Simple products. I've used at least one product by them in my skincare routine since I was about 13, be it face wipes, moisturiser, skin clearing products and so on, so they are a brand I do trust, but also a brand I do forget about from time to time.

So these were the three products I picked up:


1. First up, totally unrelated to eyes, I had a mini break out so got the Spotless Skin Rapid Action Spot Zapper which was £5.49. A little pricey for the amount you get (15ml) but this is probably the most effective spot zapper I have ever used- they went down in just one day and the redness cleared up soon after! It's also a roll on, so can be applied quickly and doesn't make a mess.

2. This is the Radiance Brightening Eye Cream which was about £4.99. I'm all about radiance. If something claims to make my (normally very dull) skin radiant, you bet your butt it's going in my basket. I've been using this everyday, twice a day for about two weeks now and I can honestly say I've noticed a difference. I'm not exactly oozing radiance, but my eyes do feel much more cared for and the skin around them isn't dry or red anymore. Very happy with this.

3. The final product I picked up was this Kind to Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll- On for £4.99. I mainly got this to try and reduce the puffiness I've been waffling on about and, so far, it seems to be working. I'm not 100% sure what it's doing because I'm using it in the same area as my eye cream and as it's a roll on, I'm not actively rubbing it in so I don't really feel it working, but I'm sure it's doing something. If anything, the coolness of the metal roller ball has been an absolute gem at making me feel more awake in the morning!

So that's my latest skincare purchases. Have you changed anything in your regime recently? If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

Happy Monday!


  1. Great post! Definitely want to try these products, especially the eye roll on ^^

    Z ♥

    1. thank you! yeah it's gorgeous! let me know how you get on with it if you give it a go! x