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1. Bioderma Sensibio H2o, £4.50 – £9.99,; 2. Tea Tree Face Mask, £10, Body Shop; 3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, £11.05,; 4. Garnier Exfo-Brusher Wash, £5.33, Boots.

1. I heard about this magical solution, Bioderma, from a few beauty bloggers and couldn’t resist a try. I am on my fourth bottle now and I never want to take it out of my skincare routine! It works as a makeup remover/cleanser and has definitely helped soothe and balance out the oil levels in my skin. It makes your face feel refreshed and super clean and, most importantly, hydrated. It’s like beauty-lovers’ holy water in a plastic bottle. Oh, and it’s a French skincare product so you have to buy online, however I have heard it should be in our stores sometime in the near future. I always buy mine from, they’re cheap and have been very reliable so far.

2. I have to say, I stole this off my sister a while ago, but I was having a major breakout crisis and needed to 1) hide my horrendous face from anyone’s sight whilst I had no makeup on and 2) try and calm the irritated area down. This mask seemed to tick both boxes. It’s a blend of lemon tea tree oil, menthol and tamanu oil which instantly cools your skin as soon as you apply it. It doesn’t go off if you don’t put it in the fridge like those dodgy Lush ones either which I believe to be a big plus – nobody has time for that sh#t!

3. This is another French skincare product that I have been buying online and found out about from several beauty bloggers. It aids to unclog pores and reduce imperfections and I use it as a moisturiser before applying foundation. I like it because of its light texture and the matte finish it gives once you apply it. It smells really natural, it’s sensitive on the skin and a little of it goes a long way.

4. This is Garnier’s version of a mini facial. The rubber brush tip means you can exfoliate your skin as well as cleansing it with the face wash. When you squeeze the gel it gets between the brush and lathers up pretty well. After you’ve finished using this product your skin feels amazingly soft and rejuvenated. The brush is soft so it’s not too harsh on your skin so it leaves no redness or irritation. If you can’t afford a spa day any time soon, this product is a great and much, much cheaper alternative.


  1. Great post 🙂 I’m off to Paris next week and going to try out bioderma for the first time! Havent seen a bad review about it yet. I’ve tried effaclar duo and find only using a small bit helps, as it makes my skin quite dry x

    • Thanks Hollie, jealous you’re going to Paris!! Yeah, everyone seems to rave about bioderma, I hope you like it. The effaclar duo is great if your skin’s having an oily day, and I agree you only need a little bit so it’s good value for money! Enjoy Paris x

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