I like trying out new skin care products but there are a few trustworthy products that I have been repeatedly buying and like sharing with others. Here are my top 5:
This was the first oil cleanser that I used and has been my favourite since. I have tried using other oil cleanser but this is the only one that don’t break me out. Its a solid oil cleanser that melts on your hand and removes away your waterproof makeup and stubborn lipsticks like magic. I don’t use makeup remover beforehand and solely use this, its not sticky plus the new formula is improved with Vitamin E acetate, good for any skin. If you are starting on oil cleanser, give this a try, it is about £20 but worth it because the pot lasts for so long, I am in my third pot and have been using it for the past 2 years.
Cosrx is a renowned brand in Korea for their skincare products for sensitive and acne prone skin, so if you have those then go for this brand. I am a big fan of their Low PH Good Morning Cleanser. It is a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin boasting a mildly acidic PH. (Note I have combination skin but this is great for all skin types). Don’t let the name fool you, you can use it for both the morning and night. It leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh, I use it with the oil cleanser above and its pretty effective in calming my hormonal acne.
Vitamin C is great for getting rid of acne scarring or dark spots and if you have those, you can rely on this product. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin types but everybody can use this. Klairs product are known for their use of natural ingredients and this doesn’t disappoint. I have used this religiously and have seen improvement in my skin tone but mind you, with vitamin C, you need to place this serum in a cool place, preferably your fridge because it is pure vitamin C and they do go off (it changes to slight brown and gives off a smell) if stored near sunlight, also lather on a good sunscreen when using this product as your skin gets more sensitive in the sun.
Skin around the eye is sensitive and needs to be treated differently, if like me, you have dark pigmentation and laughter lines, you can minimize it using an eye cream and Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream is a miracle in a jar,the orchid exilir in it has excellent anti aging properties that helps to protect skin and make it glow. This is really expensive if buying at RRP and the discounted price still gets you at £20 but its worth every penny and it lasts longer.
I’ve already talked about this product before on my sunscreen review but this product easily is my top 5 products to use as its great for Asian tan skin. Just to note that it does leave a white cast but it does slowly blends in and you can wear it with your foundation on top of it.
Note: Before buying any skincare products, read the ingredients properly and reviews to see if its suitable. If you buy it and end up causing irritation, cease use immediately.
Let me know if you have any favorite skin care products I need to look into.