My Skincare Favourites! 2021 – UPDATED!

Hello all!

Here are my Current Skincare + Beauty Favourites as you asked for it!

(The products are divided into categories to make things easier)

Of Note: My Skin Type is Combo-Oily (Acne Prone and easily Sensitised).

My Climate: UK weather (Cold / Windy in the winter and hot in the summer).

Now – Onto the products:

1) Cleansers:

Favourite Gel Cleanser: The most Gentle Gel Cleanser I’ve tried so far is the Geek & Gorgeous Jelly Joker (My Review HERE )

Available at the Geek & Gorgeous Website: LINK

  • I like it because it’s unscented, Cruelty free, Vegan and has a pH that matches the skin’s barrier (i.e. it’s not too stripping). And I find it removes SPF well.
  • To me it’s like an upgraded version of the COSRX Good Morning Cleansing Gel as it removes the Essential Oils.
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Favourite Cleansing Cream: The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser: (My Review HERE)

Available at Cult Beauty: LINK / Boots LINK / Feel Unique: LINK

  • I like this because it’s also Unscented, Cruelty Free and Vegan and does seemingly melt Foundation off decently (it’s a good first step in a double cleanse)
  • Also it’s creamy nature and containing Squalane – a lovely oil that doesn’t exacerbate acne, makes it great for all Skin Types, and of course- who doesn’t like The Ordinary’s prices!
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Favourite Cleansing Milk: The Laneige Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK and Cult Beauty: LINK

  • Also a fragrance-free Cleanser
  • I like this because it’s gentle and the already emulsified (Milky) texture means that this DOESNT strip the skin. It’s gentle and almost feels oily/greasy, but isn’t.
  • I would not recommend it to oily skins however and I would not recommend this as a makeup remover BUT I would recommend it to those with angry/irritated and sensitised skins.
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Favourite Cleansing Balm: The Juno Skin 10 Cleansing Balm (My Review HERE)

Available at the Juno Skin Website: LINK (You can use my Code HANNAHSKIN10 to receive 10% off your purchase!).

  • A Wonderful, Air-Whipped, Soft Balm!
  • This does contain EO
  • Feels very nice massaging into the skin and does a good job at dissolving makeup! I like it because I can rub this into my eyes without stinging.

Runner Up: The Wishful Skin Clean Genie Cleansing Balm (My Review: HERE).

Available at Cult Beauty: LINK / Boots: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK

  • My Sister’s favourite Cleansing Balm! This is also extremely soft and buttery and does a good job at dissolving makeup.
  • Doesn’t irritate the eyes.
  • Does contain Fragrance (smells like Dove Soap)

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In this Youtube Video – I test out difference Cleansing Balms so you can see the texture and efficacy of them in terms of makeup removal!

Favourite Foam Cleanser: Iunik Centella Foaming Cleanser (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

  • What a gentle Cleanser
  • I don’t like Foaming Cleansers but I like cleansers that come out as a foam.
  • I think all Skin Types could use this.
  • Very gentle, lathers well and cleanses gently (i.e. not for makeup removal).

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Cleansing Foam Special Mention: Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK and Stylevana: LINK

  • Extremely Gentle Cleansing Foam
  • I like Hyaluronic Acid, so having it in a cleanser is a nice touch for me.
  • Just as gentle as the Iunik Foaming cleanser above but I believe the Iunik Foam is slightly ”thinner” and lighter in texture.

Favourite Cleansing Oil / Makeup Removing Liquid: Hylamide Cleansing Liquid (Review Here)

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK

  • A really lush cleansing liquid! I find this removes my Waterproof Eyeliner / Kohl + Mascara so well! (It will hurt if this gets into your eyes).
  • Fragrance Free, Vegan + Cruelty Free
  • It almost feels like an oil with the texture of this. I will be trying out the Niod Facial Cleanser to see if there’s a difference in terms of efficacy + texture, but since Niod is more expensive than Hylamide – I would recommend this so far.

Runner Up: The Typology 9 Ingredient Cleansing Oil (Review HERE)

  • A Fragrance + EO Free Cleansing Oil containing just 7 Ingredients
  • I found this dissolved makeup pretty well! Also the texture is more suited towards Combo-Dry Skin types.

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Toners:

Favourite Exfoliating Toner: The Geek and Gorgeous Cheer Up Exfoliating Solution (Review HERE)

Available at the Geek & Gorgeous Website: LINK

  • 6% = 5% Mandelic Acid (a Gentle AHA) and 1% Salicylic Acid (BHA)
  • This Solution helps with both blemishes, sebum control and texture irregularities. I find it so gentle and this hardly stings or burns (only if the skin is sensitised). I think this is a great product for those who are worried about using harsh chemical exfoliants.

Runner Up: The Good Molecules Glycolic exfoliating toner (Review HERE)

Available on the Good Molecules Website: LINK

  • This is slightly stronger than the G&G Exfoliating Solution as this contains Glycolic Acid (a stronger AHA). I wouldn’t recommend to compromised skins.
  • Definitely helps keep the skin looking luminous and smoothens out the texture. I also like that this contains additional ingredients like Niacinamide etc, to try and improve the skin.

Favourite Regular (Non-exfoliating and simply hydrating) Toner: Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner (Review: HERE)

Available on the Good Molecules Website: LINK

  • An effective toner that not only helps brighten the skin (i.e. also contains Arbutin), but also hydrates it.
  • No fragrance / EO + Vegan + Cruelty Free.

Non-Exfoliating Toner Runner Up: ELMT Advanced Calming Solution (Review Coming Soon!).

Available at Wishtrend: LINK

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  • Loaded with Cica and Humectant sugars – this product simply calms and preps the skin for the next step of skincare.
  • This doesn’t irritate my skin and is a light, watery solution which simply helps calm down redness and doesn’t seem to sting / itch.

Essences / Lotions:

Favourite Essence: The COSRX Snail Essence (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK / Wishtrend: LINK / Soko Glam: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK

  • Ridiculously hydrating Essence
  • Yes it has that typical Mucin, gloopy texture – but it makes this product very easy to spread along the skin.
  • No Fragrance and/or EO

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In this Youtube Video – I Swatch + Review my Skincare Routine. You can see the COSRX Snail Essence and how the texture looks.

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Favourite Essence Runner up: The Neogen Fermented Essence (Review Coming Soon!)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK / Soko Glam: LINK / Selfridges: LINK

NEOGEN Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence - Reviews | MakeupAlley
  • Lovely Essence!! I love the Fermented Ingredients and the Peptides added to basically resurface the skin gently while improving the overall texture both subtly and gently!
  • This is watery so it’s a runner up compared to the snail essence because the snail essence is slightly thicker and also more hydrating.
  • No fragrance / EO

Favourite ”Lotion” (I.e. can be used as a toner, serum or essence): The Hada Labo Premium Lotion (Review HERE).

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

  • Contains so many Hyaluronic Compounds + Fragments which means that this is intensely hydrating.
  • This is thick and rich
  • No Fragrance or Essential Oils
  • Possibly the best thing Hada Labo has made

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Hydrating Serums + Mists

Favourite Hydrating Serum: Niod’s Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (Review HERE).

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK / The Skin Store: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK / Selfridges: LINK

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  • Instantly absorbs, doesn’t smell great but hey. Great absorbance and texture, hydrates my skin. Doesn’t pill or ball up.
  • Fragrance + EO Free
  • Contains so many HA molecules + this improves skin hydration instead of simply providing immediate short-term hydration. Definitely worth it and other than the CAIS from the ordinary and the Superoxide Mist, this is one of the most unique and best products from Niod.
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Hydrating Serum Runner Up : The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics (Review Coming Soon!).

Available at The Skin Store: LINK / Ulta: LINK / Sephora: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK

The Ordinary | Marine Hyaluronics | Cult Beauty
  • A very unique texture yet still intensely hydrating
  • I was worried this would layer poorly and would ball up but this is NOT the case!
  • Layerable, Fragrance + EO Free

Favourite Mist: Niod Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (Review HERE)

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK

  • A really nice, hydrating Mist
  • No Fragrance and EO
  • I love that this has Antioxidants + Hydrating Ingredients added and it’s not simply a water mist spray that could encourage TEWL if not used properly.
  • I’ve found this wonderful to use when my skin is irritated, just to help repair the skin and of course a mist means I don’t need to touch my face/rub it and irritate it further.

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Favourite Products for Pigmentation:

Favourite Anti-Pigmentation Serum: Skinceuticals Discolouration Defense Serum (Review Coming Soon!) – £85 for 30ml

Available at the Derm Store: LINK / Skin Store: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK / Skinceuticals: LINK

Discoloration Defense Serum | Brightening Serum | SkinCeuticals
  • Extremely lightweight and watery
  • Layerable
  • No fragrance / EO
  • Contains both 5% Niacinamide and 1.8% Tranexamic acid to brighten the skin + pigmentation

Favourite Pigmentation Serum Runner Up: Good Molecules Discolouration Correcting serum (Review HERE)

Available from the Good Molecules Website: LINK

  • Thicker Emulsion-type texture so it’s both hydrating, moisturising + brightening
  • Cetyl Tranexamate is supposed to be a more efficient, better version of Tranexamic Acid (which is in the Skinceuticals Serum), however this also contains Niacinamide which is brightening too.

Favourite Anti-ageing Products:

Favourite retinol: The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (Review HERE)

Available at The Skin Store: LINK / Ulta: LINK / Beauty: LINK / Sephora: LINK

  • Very gentle and does contain (albeit a small amount) of Retinol!
  • No Fragrance / EO
  • So good for skin like mine that is just so sensitive and not yet ready for higher % Retinoids
  • Also this isn’t greasy or oily (unlike The Ordinary’s Retinoids in Squalane). This is a texture I genuinely found comfortable and liked.

Favourite Retinol Runner Up: The La Roche-Posay Redermic R Retinol Cream

Available at La Roche Posay: LINK / The Skin Store: LINK

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  • Contains 0.3% Retinol (Don’t get this mistaken with Tretinoin which has the least conversions into a useable molecule in the skin).
  • This is extremely effective and strong – so I really had to take time using this and build tolerance.
  • I literally had to space this out every 3 days and still found my skin felt sensitised/irritated.
  • It’s a cream and you only need the tiniest bit to spread this out.
  • Technically you can get the same kind of product from The Ordinary BUT pure retinol is in Oil format from the Ordinary which I do not like. I much prefer them in creams/emulsions.

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Favourite Vitamin C (Not a derivative): Drunk Elephant C-Firma (Review HERE)

Available at Cult Beauty: LINK and Sephora: LINK

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  • Vitamin C (Pure Ascorbic Acid) = Anti-ageing and Antioxidant + Brightening
  • I believe the updated version of this allows YOU to be the one to start the oxidation process of this product instead of buying it and not knowing where in the oxidation timeline this product is (a massive improvement!)
  • It is SO hard to find a decent Vitamin C serum that feels nice, layers well and also doesn’t sting. Although this product is pricey, it’s STILL the best Vitamin C Serum I’ve tried.
  • This has a great texture and has a high level of Vitamin C without irritating the skin. It’s a dupe for the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic and I would agree.

Favourite peptide (Anti-ageing) serum: The Niod Copper Amino Isolate Serum (Version 3) CAIS3. The previous Version is the CAIS2 which contains 2% Pure GHK Peptide – this product ALSO contains 2% Pure GHK Peptide, the difference is the CAIS3 is already mixed and has stable GHK-Cu alongside the 1% GHK Peptide (so the ratio is slightly different and the Copper Molecule is already attached).

Technically it is the CAIS2 that I have reviewed (Review HERE), However I will be reviewing the CAIS3 soon as I am currently trialing it (but it’s very similar to CAIS2 i.e. same effect)

Available at Cult Beauty: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK

  • Copper Peptides are known to stimulate Collagen in the skin (helps with deep wrinkle formation and fine lines as well as helping with Scar/Wound Healing.
  • Absolutely does encourage facial hair growth so be careful
  • Extremely lightweight + watery
  • One of the 2 Serums from Niod I’d recommend as an essential. No one else has seemed to make/replicate this Copper Serum from Niod.
  • No Fragrance and/Or Essential Oils.

Favourite Peptide Serum Runner Up: The Hylamide Peptide serum (Review HERE)

Available at: Look Fantastic: LINK

  • Basically an upgraded versio nof the Buffed + Matrixyl Serum from the Ordinary.
  • Definitely better in terms of texture + layerability compared to The Ordinary’s.

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Favourite K-Beauty Anti-ageing Serum: Isntree Bifida TW-Real Bifida Ampoule (Review HERE)

Available at Soko Glam: LINK / Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

  • This is a better textured version of The Ordinary’s Buffet / Matrixyl Serum as this is both lightweight + watery + layerable.
  • No Fragrance + EO

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Favourite Anti-ageing Eye Serum: Niod Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate (FECC) – (Review HERE).

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK

  • This is like water, not sticky at all. Absorbs fast!
  • Collagen Stimulating + Hydrating
  • Doesn’t cause Styes
  • Lightweight + Layerable
  • Fragrance + EO Free

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You can see the texture of this wonderful product here!

Runner Up Anti-ageing Eye Serum: Hylamide SubQ Eyes, Eye serum (Review HERE)

Available at Asos: LINK

  • This is more moisturising than the Niod FECC as this is an Emulsion.
  • Definitely feels refreshing + wakes my eyes up.
  • Contains Peptides + still helps with Fine Lines + Wrinkles.

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Favourite Anti-ageing Eye Cream: The Cosrx Advanced Snail Peptide Eye Cream: (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / The Dermstore: LINK / Ulta: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK / Stylevana: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK

  • Contains Collagen-stimulating Peptides!
  • Snail Mucin is intensely Hydrating
  • Lightweight + Cooling Texture
  • Snail Mucin Runniness is present here

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You can see the texture of the Snail Peptide Eye Cream here!

Anti-ageing Eye Cream Runner Up: The Skinceuticals AOX Eye Gel/Cream (Review HERE)

Available at Skinceuticals: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK / Skin Store: LINK / Dermstore: LINK

  • No Fragrance + EO
  • Doesn’t Sting or irritate the Eyes + Doesn’t seem to cause Styes
  • I love that this contains Vitamin C and does overall help with both fine lines and pigmentation.

Regular Eye Products + Lip Products

Favourite Regular Eye Cream + Eye Primer: The Glossier Bubble Wrap (Review HERE)

Available at the Glossier Website: HERE

  • Excellent under makeup (doesn’t ball up), hydrates my eyes. Absorbs nicely too. Very good and great under eye makeup.
  • Would not recommend to use as a lip cream (very weird).

Favourite Regular Eye Gel: Minéral 89 Eyes Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel (Review Coming Soon!)

Available at The Derm Store: LINK / The Skin Store: LINK

  • Very nice, near-watery lightweight texture, but this is still a hydrating eye gel.
  • No fragrance + EO
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Favourite Lip Balm: The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Sephora: LINK

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  • I always get complimented when I wear this – it makes the lips look wonderful, glowy and glossy.
  • Has a unique texture that feels lush and melts into the lips.
  • Doesn’t feel too greasy or sticky.

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Lip Balm for Damaged Skin: The Avene Cicalfate Lip Cream (Review HERE)

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK / Ulta: LINK / The Derm Store: LINK

  • Excellent for Irritated / Sensitive and Sensitised Lips (I.e. those on Retinol/Roaccutane)
  • Creamy yet not sticky or tacky or greasy.

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You can see the texture of this Lip Cream in the above Youtube Video!

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Favourite SPF Lip Balm: Blistex Ultra Lip Balm SPF 50+ (Review HERE)

Available at Notino: LINK

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  • High SPF Rating so this protects the lips against UVA/UVB rays
  • Not the most glamorous texture, but I appreciate the SPF protection as it’s so hard to find an SPF50+ Lip Balm (Not Lip Gloss + Not a Lip Tint) on the English Market!

Favourite SPF Lip Gloss: Ultra Violette Lip Gloss SPF50+ (Review Coming Soon!)

Available at Cult Beauty: LINK

Ultra Violette Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm SPF50
  • So nice! Gives the lips a nice tint and also doesn’t feel too sticky or greasy!
  • Love the high SPF Rating! (SPF50+)

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Moisturisers:

Favourite Moisturiser: Krave Beauty Oat So Simple Water Cream (Review HERE)

Available at Soko Glam: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

  • Such a unique texture and THE perfect blend between Oil:Water for me and my Combo Skin.
  • This is both hydrating (Feels like a burst of water) and Moisturising (I love Squalane)
  • I haven’t found a cream that has the same texture.
  • Doesn’t feel oily or greasy
  • Layerable and fine under makeup!

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You can see the texture of the Oat so Simple Water Cream in the Above Youtube Video!

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Favourite Moisturising Gel Cream: The Dr. G Red Blemish Gel Cream (Review Coming Soon!)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

DrG Red Blemish Clear Soothing Cream 70ml
  • Fragrance + EO Free
  • Hydrating and Lightweight
  • Layerable
  • Helps cool the Skin Down

Favourite Moisturising Gel Cream Runner Up: Purito Oat-in-Calming Gel Cream (Review Coming Soon!)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

Discussion] thoughts on Purito Oat-in Calming Gel Cream ?: AsianBeauty
  • So watery, so hydrating and just sinks into the skin
  • The packaging is recyclable, No added Fragrance + EO
  • Calming + Soothing

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Favourite Serum/Essence/Ampoule for Damaged/Sensitised Skin: Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

  • Contains JUST Cica – Cica helps relieve and Reduce Redness – so it’s understandable why this would be good to help relieve Irritated/damaged Skin!
  • One of the only very few products that do NOT sting at all when my skin is irritated/damaged
  • No fragrance/EO
  • Glass Bottle with a Dropper – easy to use packaging!

Favourite Serum/Essence/Ampoule for Damaged/Sensitised Skin (Runner Up): I’m From Mugwort Essence (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK / Wishtrend: LINK / Soko Glam: LINK /

  • Mugwort isn’t as backed up clinically as Cica is in terms of relieving redness, so that’s why this is a runner up.
  • Like the Centella Ampoule, this is one of the only products that I could apply to the skin when I was on harsh Retinol. No fragrance, just simply Mugwort Essence. Don’t expect it to change the skin in a crazy way. It’s simply something you can apply to the skin when everything else hurts.

Favourite Cream/Gel for Damaged/Sensitised Skin: The SVR Sensifine Gel (Review HERE).

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK

  • No Fragrance and/or EO
  • Really helps to cool down angry + irritated Skin
  • Does not sting or irritate Sensitised Skin
  • Contains Aloe so that’s why this is so soothing

Runner Up for Cream/Gel Moisturiser for Damaged/Sensitised Skin: The Inkey List Snow Mushroom (Review HERE)

Available at The Inkey List: LINK

  • Snow Mushroom is very hydrating
  • This Jelly/Gel Moisturiser, like the SVR Gel – is soothing + doesn’t seem to sting/irritate the skin.
  • I do find it slightly tackier/sticker than the SVR Gel hence why this is a runner-up.

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In the above Video – you can see the Snow Mushroom’s Texture!

Favourite Makeup Priming Moisturiser: Glossier Priming Moisturising Cream (Review HERE)

Available at Glossier: LINK

  • A Great Moisturiser (slightly thicker than the Krave Oat so Simple Water Cream)
  • As this is slightly less watery, it means that this is excellent for Foundation / Makeup Application.
  • It doesn’t make me feel oily or greasy
  • Lightweight + Layerable (feels like it’s been whipped with air)
  • Unscented

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Favourite Sleeping Mask: The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Available at Sephora: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK

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  • This contains Fragrance so I personally wouldn’t use this anymore. HOWEVER the texture of this is undeniable. Laneige have really created a barrier-forming, occlusive yet lightweight + watery Gel Mask that sinks into + melts into the skin. This is the only sleeping mask I’d recommend so far.
  • The closest thing to this is the COSRX Snail Moisturiser which is Fragrance + EO Free (but it is slightly thicker) – My Review HERE and Available on Yesstyle: HERE.

Favourite Products for Facial Acne:

Just be careful with your skin and chemical exfoliation! It is so easy to overdo!

Blemish Treatment / Serum: Clear Skin Days is a new brand which focuses on Pimples + Blemishes – I like their Serum the best (Contains BHA – Salicylic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid so it hydrates the Blemish while Exfoliating it).

Available at Holland and Barrett: LINK

Clear Skin Days Clarifying Serum 50ml
  • A liquid / gel-like Serum.
  • No Fragrance + EO

Favourite Blemish Treatment / Masque: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque (Review Coming Soon! But check out the Youtube Video below!)

Available at the Skin Store: LINK / Ulta: LINK / Sephora: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK

The Ordinary | Salicylic Acid 2% Masque | Cult Beauty | Cult Beauty
  • The only Masque I’ve tried that doesn’t seem to dry out the skin even though it’s anti-blemish.
  • It prevents stripping the skin’s sebum/oil so that the skin doesn’t feel tight, BUT it exfoliates blemishes and helps shrink the size of blemishes due to the 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid).

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In this Youtube Video I trial out + swatch the Mask so you can see what it looks like!

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Favourite Niacinamide Product: The Inkey List Niacinamide (Review HERE)

Available at Sephora: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Feel Unique (US): LINK

  • Dries down FAST so I don’t need to hang about / wait forever
  • Doesn’t sting or irritate the skin and I think this works!
  • Love the packaging – makes this so easy to use.
  • 10% Niacinamide
  • No Fragrance + EO

Favourite Niacinamide Product Runner Up: Geek and Gorgeous B-Bomb Serum (Review HERE)

Available at the Geek & Gorgeous Website: LINK

  • Hydrating Serum!
  • Watery + Lightweight
  • It just takes longer for this to sink in/absorb and I prefer the packaging of the Inkey List’s Niacinamide, hence why this is a runner up!
  • Fragrance + EO Free

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You can see the texture of the B-Bomb in the Youtube Video above!

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Favourite Pimple Patches: By Wishtrend Clear Skin Shield Patch

Available on Wishtrend: LINK / Yesstyle: LINK

Acne Emergency Duo! Patch for Acne is a Must with Teca Cream!
  • I think this actually works well! It sucks out the gunk from Blemishes/Pimples effectively.
  • I think this adheres pretty well to the skin (don’t have to keep wasting product by having to keep sticking a sticker on because it’s falling off etc).

Favourite SPFs!

Favourite K-Beauty SPF: Missha Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA ++++ (My Review: HERE).

Available at Yesstyle: LINK

  • My Favourite Sunblock Hands down (with the Vichy Being a Close Second)
  • The Difference is, this has a mattifying Finish
  • No White Cast either
  • Extremely Lightweight, Layerable + Spreadable

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(Ignore the Purito SPF which is now discontinued) – In the Youtube Video, You can see the texture of the Missha Aqua Gel!

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K-Beauty SPF Runner Up: The Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA+++ (Review HERE)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

  • A lovely, Hydrating (Due to the Hyaluronic Acid) Gel SPF
  • No white cast
  • Also Moisturising
  • Doesn’t make me look overly greasy / shiny
  • But not as thin or mattifying as the Missha Sun Gel hence why it’s a runner up.
  • Doesn’t ball up
  • No Fragrance

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You can see the texture of the SPF in the above video along with the other Isntree SPFs

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Favourite Fluid Western Sunblock: The Vichy UV-Age Daily Capital Soleil Sun Fluid SPF50+ UVA/UVB PA+++ (Review HERE)

Available at Feel Unique: LINK / Boots: LINK / Superdrug: LINK

  • A Wonderful Fluid Chemical + No White Cast SPF
  • So lightweight and doesn’t make me look too greasy or oily (but not a matte finish like the Missha Aqua Sun Gel)
  • Layerable

Runner Up: Garnier Ambre Solair Anti-Dark Spots + Anti-Pollution Super UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+ (Review HERE)

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK / Boots: LINK

  • Slightly Grainier than the Vichy Fluid so it’s a runner up.
  • For the Price, this is a great Chemical, No White Cast SPF!
  • Layerable
  • No Fragrance

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You can see the Texture of the Garnier SPF in the Youtube Video above!

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Favourite Cream Western SPF :

Nivea UV Face Shine SPF 50+ UVA/UVB (Review HERE)

Available at Boots.com LINK

  • Great for Oily Skin – this is a Mattifying, Creamy SPF that forms a matte barrier on the Skin. I love Mattifying SPFs so I’m pleased that this doesn’t make me look Greasy / Oily.
  • For a Western SPF, this is great! It’s not fluid, but it’s creamy.

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Favourite SPF Mist: The Garnier Ambre Solaire UV Mist SPF50+ (Please see my Review in the Youtube Video Below)

Available at: Look Fantastic: LINK / Boots: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK

  • NOT an adequate SPF to use on it’s own, but I find this as a great Mist to use on top of makeup (which is the goal of this sun mist!)
  • No White Cast + this doesn’t attack my face
  • Doesn’t ruin my makeup or make me look overly oily or greasy
  • High SPF50+ Rating

Favourite SPF Sun Stick: The Isntree Hyaluronic Acid SPF50+ PA++++ Airy Sun Stick (Review is in the Youtube video below)

Available at Yesstyle: LINK / and Stylevana: LINK

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  • No White Cast
  • Shaped in a way where it’s easy to rub this over the legs + body etc
  • Not Greasy or sticky
  • High SPF rating (SPF 50+)
  • I do not use this as a sole SPF but sometimes it’s easy to use a suns tick especially on the body + hard to reach areas

Favourite Hair + Body Products!

Favourite Shampoo and Conditioner: John Frieda Weightless Wonder – Really good for hair that is thin/fine. Doesn’t weigh my hair down

Available at Boots: Shampoo – LINK Conditioner – LINK / Superdrug: Shampoo – LINK Conditioner – LINK

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  • Very, very light and weightless – great for very fine hair that gets flattened instantly by heavy shea butter creams and oils!
  • Highly, HIGHLY recommend to anyone with Thin or Fine Hair as these products feel ”Weightless”

Favourite Hair Serum/treatment: Initialiste Scalp & Hair Serum HERE

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Image from: Kerastase.com
  • Really great for helping strengthen the hair and helps grow baby hairs! the only thing (other than Deciem’s HIF Growth support which is now discontinued…) to work on my hair!

Favourite Hair Serum Treatment Runners up:

  1. The Inkey List Caffeine Stimulating Scalp Treatment

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK

The INKEY List Caffeine Stimulating Scalp Treatment 50ml - Feelunique
  • I think this has really helped stimulate hair growth and I’ve seen some good results!
  • Lightweight + watery
  • No Fragrance and EO

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2. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density

Available at Cult Beauty: LINK / Sephora: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK

The Ordinary | Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density | Cult Beauty
  • Definitely would not recommend to apply in the AM, but the PM as it can make the Scalp/Hair Feel slightly Greasy/Oily
  • Peptides are known to stimulate Hair Growth
  • Fragrance + EO Free

Favourite Body Wash: Eucerin Dry skin urea repair plus wash fluid 5%

Available at Look Fantastic: LINK

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Image from: dischem.co.nz
  • This does not strip my skin, it helps keep my skin barrier in tact. No crazy foaming or oil-stripping. I think it really helps with the bumps on my arms and legs.
  • Fragrance + EO Free! So this is useful for those with Sensitive Skin.
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Favourite Products for Keratosis Pillaris / Bumpy Skin:

  1. The First Aid Beauty AHA Body Scrub

Available at the Skin Store: LINK / Dermstore: LINK / Sephora: LINK / Ulta: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK / First Aid Beauty: LINK

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA | Free US Shipping  | lookfantastic
  • This contains Lactic Acid and feels nice lightly exfoliating the body.
  • This doesn’t feel harsh and also is non-drying. I find it effective and have repurchased!
  • Not so harsh that it hurts the skin when scrubbing!
  • No Fragrance / EO

2. The First Aid Beauty Lotion

Available at the First Aid Beauty Website: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK

First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion with 10% AHA 170g - Feelunique
  • The lotion version of the Bump Body Scrub!
  • I like to use this after showering. It is unscented so it doesn’t smell the best, but this is moisturising AND fast absorbing!
  • I find that this definitely works at smoothing out the skin but of course requires consistent use!
  • No Fragrance / EO

3. The Lactic Acid from the Inkey List

Available at Sephora: LINK / Cult Beauty: LINK / Feel Unique: LINK

(Dupe = The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% HA Serum – Available at Cult Beauty HERE and Look Fantastic HERE).

THE INKEY LIST | Lactic Acid Serum | Cult Beauty
  • Contains 10% AHA – Lactic Acid is good for Dry Skin and also helps with KP.
  • This is a watery liquid and dries down/ absorbs fast. I find it effective and thinner then The Ordinary’s Lactic Acid + HA Serum (due to the HA).

4. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toner (My Review + How I use Glycolic Acid is HERE).

Available at Cult Beauty: LINK / Skin Store: LINK / Ulta: LINK / Sephora: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner – Review + Different ways to use it! – My  Skincare Regime
  • A High % Glycolic Acid Toner which I don’t use on the face, but the body
  • Because this is high in %, I find it effective and it helps smoothen out the skin well. A better version of the Inkey List’s Glycolic Acid toner which contains Alcohol.

Favourite Product for Body Acne: The Makeup Revolution BHA Cleanser (Unscented)

Available at Superdrug: LINK / Revolution Skincare: LINK / Boots: LINK / Beauty Bay: LINK / Asos: LINK

Revolution Skincare AHA / BHA + Vitamin C Body Care [First Impressions +  SWATCHES!] – My Skincare Regime
  • Fragrance and EO Free
  • Contains a low amount of BHA so this shouldn’t dry out the skin. I really appreciate that it’s a cleaner without fragrance/EO because if one has body acne, avoiding scents and essential oils is recommended to avoid exacerbating the acne.
  • I find this effective and gentle! Yes it doesn’t smell the best, but I think it works.

I hope you guys have enjoyed reading! If you would like me to add any more categories then please comment below and I will add!

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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6 thoughts on “My Skincare Favourites! 2021 – UPDATED!

  1. Nice favorites list! We’re essentially similar in facial skin, hair and body skin type. Haha. So nice to have recommendations/options from someone with the same “problems” from skin and hair.

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