The Skincare Post: Radiant, smooth looking skin

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With summer holidays and events fast approaching, ive jazzed up my night skincare and treatments to help me obtain a glowing, smooth looking skin.

One of the first changes in my routine for the past months is the Clarisonic brush. I use it at night, after previously removing my makeup, for a more in depth cleansing. I have these pesky little pores on my nose that can get clogged with my daily dose of makeup. Im not using it every day, more like 3 times a week it just works better like that for me. As a cleanser, im using at the moment the La Roche Posay Foaming Mousse (review to follow).

After reading glorious reviews about the Alpha H Liquid Gold, ive decided to invest in a bottle. It is a glycolic peel, its meant to renew the skin and boost up the radiance. Im using it every other day, sometimes only 2 times a week if i don’t remember. You just apply it on a cotton pad and sweep away on a cleansed skin, avoiding the eye area. I find it great for re-texturizing the skin and polish off all the little imperfections. Definitely recommend.

If im not using the Liquid Gold, im reaching for the Clinique Turnaround Concentrate and Radiance Night Moisturiser. These products work on the same lines as the Liquid Gold, they renew the skin revealing a brighter, smoother looking complexion. The difference in my skin is unbelievable, it feels and looks so much softer and radiant.

For my weekly pamper, im using two masks one after another: first i exfoliate and polish with the Nuxe Thermo-Active Mask to refine the skin and then i moisturise and boost radiance with the Payot Reveil Eclat Mask, an energizing face mask to erase all signs of fatigue. The Payot mask is great as a pick-me-up booster before a night out/event as it instantly gives you a boost of radiance.

I must also stress that im using a high SPF during the day, in the lines of 35-50 as the glycolic peel and skin renewal products may leave the skin more vulnerable in the UVA/UVB rays. You don’t want to get radiance and sun spots at the same time.

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8 Comments

  1. April 8, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    I really want the Liquid Gold, must order it soon. I’m in two minds about the Clarisonic as I’m afraid of it aggravating my cystic acne x

  2. Andreea
    Author
    April 8, 2013 / 6:33 pm

    Do invest in the Liquid Gold, it will make a difference. Regarding the Clarisonic, i would be a bit weary…at training they said its not great for acne as it can spread the bacteria around the face. But again, think they were thinking of full bloom cystic acne, not a mild case.

  3. April 9, 2013 / 6:57 am

    Great post Andreea – seriously tempted by Liquid Gold and have just started to use the Clarisoni myself… xo

  4. April 12, 2013 / 12:32 pm

    I am a huge clarisonic fan; I bought mine almost new from my blog partner in crime Kat. She hated it! It has made such a difference to how products sit on my skin. I couldn’t be without it now!

  5. Andreea
    Author
    April 12, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Made such a difference, my skin seems to absorb better all the skincare layers I’m putting on. Have heard mixed reviews amongst my friends too, as long as I use it every other day im grand.

  6. Lilley
    April 14, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    Hi Andreea!
    Which would you recommend to boost radiance and help with acne scars, pores and blackheads – the Liquid Gold or Turnaround Concentrate. Unfortunately at the moment I can’t justify buying two! Thank you in advance. X

  7. Andreea
    Author
    April 15, 2013 / 9:01 am

    Hi Lilley,
    I had very good results with La Roche Posay Effaclar K renewal fluid. It tackles skin imperfections, black heads and helps resurface the skin. I found it wonderful! You can use it morning and evening and if you are feeling a touch dry, put another moisturiser on top.

    Here is my review on it, we are going way back http://www.yourbeauty.ie/2010/09/my-skin-saviour-la-roche-posay-effaclar-k-renewal-fluid/

    Let me know how you get on x

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