A little while ago some of you asked me to post about my favourite beauty products, and here they are. My skin mostly behaves itself, as long as I treat it well and keep on top of things. These are the products I don't want to be without, and are the best I have found after lots of trial and error. Everything I use on my skin is cheap and simple; I've tried some expensive ones and they just weren't any better. More money for important things, then, like shoes.
I use the Shea butter as both a cleanser/make up remover and a body cream. One of the few creams that doesn't irritate my arms. (I also like using almond oil as an all over body moisturiser from time to time.)
Witch Hazel so many uses. Great toner, for removing your make up remover, for wiping over your skin on hot days... it's brilliant. I wouldn't mind trying an alcohol free one, but this is the only one I see on the shelves here and anyway, I don't know if it can be bettered.
Garnier clean sensitive eye make up remover is the only one that doesn't make my eyes red and sore. Gets everything off, too, including liquid liner.
Vitamin E oil I use this every night under my eyes, on two little dry patches on my cheeks (that aren't dry anymore, now), and anywhere that seems to need it. This cheap and cheerful oil also cleared up a strange pigment thing that started to appear on the bridge of my nose, so I've seen it work wonders.
tea tree oil any brand, it doesn't matter, this stuff is amazing at clearing up spots very quickly. Bam!
Olay factor 30 everyday on my face, neck, and hands all year round. Anywhere that is exposed. Every single day. Yes, sunscreen feels gross, but it has to be done. This one is actually not too bad; it doesn't mess my skin up (most sunscreens will) and doesn't even have a blue tinge... I can't ask for more. It's a perfect base under loose powder for everyday make up, too.
Lucas Paw Paw cannot live without it. Best lip balm ever. Also fixes my summer mozzie bites, which turn into pink fried egg yolks without this stuff. Magic.
And that's it! Not the most glamorous set of products, but they work for me. You can't have it all all of the time. What do you swear by?