Beauty Edit: Skincare Heroes


Origins Super Spot Remover | Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator* | Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque | Caudalie Beauty Elixir | Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm*

All I have been doing the past few days is raving about my skincare routine and how I am banishing the foundations. Considering a couple of weeks back I went on a mad rush to buy every blemish treatment on the market I have done a complete 180! My whole teenage years (and subsequently all I knew about makeup) was covering up. Thick foundations, layers of powers, all I wanted to do was hide my skin even though the skin underneath wasn’t that bad. Since really focusing on good key skincare products and getting a working routine that my skin loves, when I sit down in front of the mirror in the mornings to get ready for work I no longer feel the need to slap on a whole layer of foundation. Also considering I work in a windowless office where the lights are dimmed I don’t think my prince charming is about to walk through the door so the want to ‘spruce up’ each morning is slightly non-existent :P

The above products are my picks of some of these miracle workers. They have helped to balance out my skin, change it from a state of oily/combination to pretty normal and if a pesky blemish does decide to rear it’s ugly head it’s able to quickly zap it away. The product I have had in my routine for the longest is the Origins Super Spot Remover. I used this when I was a teenager, forgot it for a while, then picked it back up last year. It really works wonders at banishing blemishes and removing redness. The second product that has been around the longest is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. This caused quite the stir last year and was met with mixed reactions. Initially I must admit I didn’t see what all the fuss was about but I stuck with it and now it’s love. This is my 4th I think mini bottle and I really need to get me the big one! I love this for refreshing my skin, combating redness and it also works wonders with blemishes.

The Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm is a luxury product. Housed in a little glass pot you need the smallest amount massaged into your skin. I use this as a moisturiser when my skin needs some extra TLC or I can feel some spots brewing. I’ve already been using these for a fair few months and have made the smallest dent – a little goes a long way here! The last two items have become firm favourites in my love of masks. The Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque drys on your skin like clay and the astringent properties help to clean the skin and calm down any irritation. I use this when my skin starts to flare up or after a weekend of heavy makeup! Either layered all over the face or targeted on specific problem areas, this really helps to clear up my skin. Finally is the Antipodes Reincarnation Pure Facial Exfoliator. I use this every time I wash my hair – hey whilst my hair is being conditioned my face get’s to be exfoliated! This brightens my skin and adds a bit of life to it in the mornings. It helps to gently lift away any dead skin cells and it’s smells an utter beaut!

With these handful of skincare beauties my skin is happy, clear and ready for a foundation free life!

Also if you saw the sneak peak of my recent beauty purchase over on Instagram last night – check back tomorrow for a blog post revealing all on what is inside!

*pr sample

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    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Thanks =) xx

  • I have the Caudalie Beauty Elixir as well & I really love it. Honestly, I’m not sure if it makes a huge difference in my skin but it certainly doesn’t hurt it! Mostly I love the minty scent & how utterly refreshing it is to spritz on post wash. When I finish up my mini bottle I’m tempted to try the Mario Badescu Rose & Herb spray.

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I didn’t think it made a huge difference initially but the more I use it the more I love it!xx

  • Completely agree, ever since I started taking care of my skin properly (can’t believe I used to take my make up off with wipes!) my skin has got SO much better. It’s really amazing the difference in it to even half a year ago! And now I can finally wear lighter coverage foundations, I’m hoping soon enough I’ll be able to slap on a tinted moisturiser and be happy but I’m not holding my breath! I love Caudalie Beauty Elixir although I haven’t tried any of the others, the Darphin balm sounds heavenly!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It makes such a difference doesn’t it! Evil wipes :P A foundation free world is a beautiful world to live in!xx

  • I adore my PCA spot treatment, but I think next on my list is the orgins one! Thanks for sharing! xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      My pleasure!xx

  • I definitely want to try some stuff from Aesop and Antipodes! Seems like such good skincare for glowy healthy skin

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      They really help to balance out your skin but leave a beauty dewy finish xx

  • I will love to buy these products after seeing the reviews of it.

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      The links above go to reviews I have done on them =) xx

  • Pei Jin Lee

    Experiencing a skin disaster at the moment and these reviews will be the reason why I am going to try out these products, for sure!
    I’ve just started a fashion/beauty/lifestyle blog, ( it’s looking pretty naked at the moment, but check it out if you have time to spare- I’d really appreciate it! Thanks xx