Skin Deep

Skin Deep

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again but skincare is more important than makeup. It’s so much better to have a nice base to build on even if you intend to still wear makeup. I would love to be able to have clear beautiful skin, the kind you see in magazines. In reality it’s just not possible but there are a few products I enjoy using that can calm and soothe my skin as much as possible.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera will be your best friend. During the summer months especially it has gotten me out of a few sticky situations. From sunburn to hair growth, aloe vera can do it all. Recently I’ve been enjoying this organic aloe vera gel that I got from Bodycare. Very cheap but very effective. Hands down I owe a lot to this gel, it got rid of my sunburn in a matter of days (a saviour 3 days before prom!). The scent of this particular one is pleasant as often the scent of aloe vera gels can be too artificial or overpowering. It dries very fast too. My best tip for getting rid of sunburn quickly is to keep it in the fridge and apply to your skin when really cold then dry with a fan. It gives you some much needed sweet relief! It’s organic too, what more do you want?!

L’Oreal Hydra Energetic Moisturiser

Yes, I know what you are thinking, is that men’s moisturiser?? And to be perfectly honest, yes it is. But I really can’t fault this product. I comes from the Hydra Energetic range and it certainly does what it says on the tin! The blue colour makes you look so much more awake and alive. I am a big fan of this product and I have repurchased so many times! For a girl with dry skin this has worked perfectly for getting rid of any particularly dry patches. I have seen such an improvement in the quality of my skin since using this product. The product is very lightweight so goes under makeup perfectly and I really notice when I don’t use it. I really wouldn’t be put off by the fact that it is specifically designed for men as after all I have been defying stereotypes since 2001.

Nivea Eye Makeup Remover

I think every girl knows the feeling of standing at the bathroom sink and scrubbing away at their eyes in the hope to try and remove all of your mascara until well into the night. There is nothing worse than rubbing so hard that you can almost feel the skin disintegrate leaving your eyes red. Well with Nivea’s Eye Makeup Remover you can remove stubborn eye makeup easily. I reckon with that statement I could be Nivea’s next advertising manager. (Nivea please hire me, thanks). But enough with the cliches, it does work miracles. I love how it’s part oil and part cleanser that you mix together – easily amused, I know! The oil does a good job clarifying the skin and removing anything left on the eyes. My only complaint is that it does leave your eyes feeling slightly oily but that can be rectified with just a little water.

Eden’s Semilla Vitamin C Serum

Before I go any further please click here for a full review of this product. I have been loving the Vitamin C one especially during the summer months as I tend to lack in vitamin C as I hate all citrus fruit in existence. So I feel like it’s good to add it to your skin as an alternative. It is really moisturising and plumping so I love the way it makes my skin look and feel. This is a brand I feel quite strongly about they have such a good ethic behind them and create such high quality products. At the minute I have been enjoying adding this to my foundation to make it look more glowy and seamless on the skin. Without making this another review post purely of this product, I do urge you to read my review of this serum and give it a go if you fancy!

Pixi Glow Tonic

I’m quite late to the game when it comes to toners but at least I made it! I have been loving this toner recently, it really cleanses the skin well and makes me feel fresh and renewed, if that is possible from a toner! It is labelled as an exfoliating toner and it certainly does its job, you can feel it working on the skin to get rid of dead skin. I have relatively sensitive skin and it works so well and isn’t too harsh or irritating towards my skin. You can really understand why it is called ‘Glow Tonic’ as it does appear to give a glow that comes from within. M&S are stockists of the pixi line and they offer a small bottle of this for only £10 so you can try it in almost a travel size before splurging fully for it. One word of advice, don’t get it in your mouth, you will regret it and I speak from experience. If you’ve been thinking about buying this, just do it!

Skin care is obviously something very important to me and I do love a good recommendation from you lot so do let me know of any products you can recommend to me!!




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  1. chelsea says:

    I love L’oreal products! They’ve been amazing for my skin! I also use Clean & Clear!

  2. I haven’t use any of these product but for the Nivea makeup remover which I have loved! I used to use men deodorant too when i was younger! xx corinne

  3. Really want to try the Pixi Glow Tonic!

  4. Definitely think i need to try the glow tonic. I have oily skin so I never want anything that will strip it but I want to exfoliate my face as well and this sounds perfect! xx

  5. Robyn says:

    I haven’t used any of these products but they look incredible! I have really dry skin and it just gets worse in the summer- I’m really intrigued by the mens moisturizer will defo be picking that up to try out! Great post!
    Robyn //

  6. I love skincare posts, it’s something I struggle with, love finding new products to try and these sound amazing x

  7. i use that moisturiser!!! it works wonders, my skin isn’t too bad to be honest but that moisturiser just makes it look that little bit better. So what if it is mens, if it works, it works!!!

  8. The Nivea Eye Makeup Remover is one of my holy grail products! I couldn’t believe how good it was when I first used it! xo

    Hanney |

  9. Lydia says:

    I think you’ve got a good point, and younger pre-teens should read this. Great post

  10. I love aloe vera, such an amazing thing for your skin!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project |

  11. I really want to try the Pixi Glow Tonic (as well as some other products from them) but I’m trying to get through my current skincare stash before picking up some of their products. Also, I really like the Nivea Eye Makeup Remover, I tend to pick it up when my Simple dual effect makeup remover is out of stock x

  12. Morgan Miller says:

    I have a ton of aloe vera products and I love them! Cute post title too x

    Morgan //

  13. Ellie says:

    Ah it’s good to hear others have had a positive experience too!! I love the Clean and Clear products but I need to try more of their products. Thank you for your comment enjoy your week!

  14. Ellie says:

    Yeah 100% one of my favourites and I’d never thought to use men’s deodorant I think I used it once when mine ran out ha ha! Have a lovely week 🙂

  15. Ellie says:

    It’s so good definitely give it a go if you can ❤

  16. Ellie says:

    Yeah don’t worry about it I also have and oily forehead and it’s perfect! Have a wonderful week!

  17. Ellie says:

    I totally get you I always feel like it’s industrial strength! Thank you for your lovely comment

  18. Ellie says:

    Me too! I love reading them so I thought it would be a fun one to do myself ❤

  19. Ellie says:

    Definitely who cares anyway!! Thank you for your comment hope you have a great week!!

  20. Ellie says:

    It’s hard to believe isn’t it?? Have a great week lovely

  21. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much Lydia yeah I just kinda wrote what I hoped would have helped me when I was younger ❤ have a great week!

  22. Ellie says:

    It certainly works wonders!! Thank you for your comment, I hope you have a great week ❤

  23. Ellie says:

    Yeah I have to run down all my other products first before going for anything new! Oh I’ve heard good things about the Simple eye makeup remover is it any good??

  24. Ellie says:

    Thank you Morgan! I love doing my titles it’s my favourite bit and Aloe Vera is just so great it works for everything

  25. Pixi glow tonic is something I’ve wanted to try for ages now, it sounds amazing! X


  26. Lily says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the glow tonic for so long and you’ve made me want it even more! I love my serum from Nip+Fab, it is really hydrating. Also, origins skin care is lovely too!

    Lily |

  27. Ellie says:

    Oh yeah it’s so good I can highly recommend and even for a small bottle you can give it a go!

  28. Ellie says:

    Haha just go for it! You won’t regret it ❤️ Ooh I’ve heard Nip+Fab are good I’ll get on to that! Yes and I’ve heard the origins ginzing mask thingy is supposed to be good too! Just mega expensive it’d be a real treat I think! Enjoy your weekend

  29. That is the concept I have been ignoring for a very long time until I started having problems with my skin. I have always loved playing with makeup but owned ZERO skincare goodies. Then came along adult acne (ugh!) and now it’s fine line and skin dehydration. Fun times 🙂 I don’t panic though because there’s thankfully so much amazing skincare goodness out there which helps in any situation. I am currently loving my Origins stuff – the moisturizer is a dream. Also, quite a number of bits and bobs from Elemis Day to Night Luminous Skin Collection – I will soon be reviewing it 🙂
    xox Nadia

  30. I’ve been dying to try the Pixi tonic for a very long time! I’ve heard so many good things about it. Also, I have to agree with you that skincare must have priority!

    Meg x |

  31. Ellie says:

    Thank you for your comment, Nadia. I hear so many people say they are in the same situation as you! I can totally relate to the skin dehydration as particularly in the summer time my skin just seems to shrivel up more. I really want to try some of the origins products so I’ll have a look at the moisturiser and I look forward to reading your review of the Elemis products as I already love their lip balm!

  32. Ellie says:

    It really is very good!! Thank you for your comment and have a wonderful week!

  33. It looks like you’ve got a really good skin care routine going with these products! I’d never think to use men’s moisturiser but if it’s working for your skin then you go with it! It’s always good to find a moisturiser that works perfectly!

    Lauren 🙂 x

  34. Ellie says:

    Yes definitely the moisturiser is like heavy duty so works perfectly ❤

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