When it comes to removing make up, it isn’t the most exciting part of your day is it? I would never go a night without removing my make up, but there’s nothing worse than being so overly tired and leaving it until last minute to remove it all. When I was in my teens (well, that sounded scary) I always reached out for make up wipes. I’d use them to remove my make up but also refreshen my face in the morning. I wasn’t interested in the whole cleanser bullshit, however many times my Mum use to try telling me. I’ve been really lucky with my skin, I never went through the acne stage when growing up. I never really have break outs, if I do it’s one spot in the oh most obvious place. It’s just the whole sensitive skin problem I have. The only make up wipes I can actually use are the Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes. The only downside to these wipes, are they are expensive when they’re not on deal. This is the reason why I decided to set myself on this challenge. It’ll benefit my skin, but hopefully be the cheaper option.
Whilst being on this ‘no make up wipes challenge’ I’ve been using a mix between the Garnier skin care & The Ordinary. It’s all inexpensive which is a total bonus. I’m not someone that’s reached out for expensive brands for facial skin care. I’ve tried Garnier, The Ordinary, The Body Shop, Simple, Dermo28 and that’s probably about it. (These are all brands that are fabulous for sensitive skin.)
So out of the products that I’ve currently been using are :
– Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
– Garnier Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Clarifying Tonic
– Garnier Cleanser
– The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
I’ve been using the Cleansing Water to remove the make up, even eye make up. I did use the Garnier Eye Make Up Remover, but I found that the new formula seemed super greasy on the skin. However the cleansing water has been doing so good to my skin. I’m loving it. However, I’ve only just realised that I’m currently using the one for Oily & Combination skin, where as that isn’t really me. I suffer with oily skin around the nose and forehead, but I normally use the sensitive skin version. Although, using this has been giving my skin that matte look I’ve found. I just pop some of the product onto a cotton pad and go in circular motions to remove all the make up. I mentioned how I normally reach out for the one for sensitive skin, however this can be used also on sensitive skin.
I then move onto the Garnier Active skincare which tones and tightens your pores without drying your skin out. It really hydrates the skin, softens and your skin feels nothing but clean. I find that it does have a funny smell to it, but it’s that ‘clean’ smell? Lol.
The Garnier Cleanser has been one of my long time favourites. It’s not something that I ALWAYS reach out for, but when I feel like my skin needs a little extra love then I do. Funnily enough, I can’t seem to find this anywhere online however it does give your skin that finished look and feel. It gives your skin the things that you need most. Moisture, hydration, brightens your skin and leaves your skin feeling fresh.
The Ordinary is one of my favourites at the moment, and seems to be the same for everyone else too. I like to use this here and there, so my skin doesn’t get use to any products too quickly. The one I use is the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 which hydrates your skin massively. It’s like it plumps your skin to look refreshed and glow.
I’ve also just recently, not even a week ago introduced my skin to a face wash. I’ve used the Garnier Face Scrub a few times which I love, but I wanted a face wash to waken myself up more in the mornings and to prepare my skin for all the products above. I must say – I’m totally loving it. It freshens my skin, and it’s well for removing make up – however I don’t use it for that reason as I like to include this in my shower routine.
It’s totally been beneficial for my skin. I’ve been doing this for just over a month and I can really see my skin is more brighter, toned and fresh. Although I’m going through cotton pads like anyones business, it’s been a whole lot cheaper for me than purchasing make up wipes for £3.25 every time. However, I’m getting through the Micealler Water preeettty quickly. I never thought I’d see the day that I stop using make up wipes to remove my make up, but they did use to say that make up wipes only remove the first layer of make up.
What’s your favourite go to skincare product at the moment?