Wednesday 30 December 2015

Top Skincare Products of 2015

Part two of my Best of 2015 posts is all about skincare. I'm actually surprised at how many products I use on a regular basis and love, not only that but how many high end skincare products I have, it shocked me. I have an expensive face what can I say ;)

Please bear in mind, I have oily, acne prone skin so not all recommendations will suit your skin. Not every product is targeted at oily skin either, so a look at what might suit you.
Top Skincare Products of 2015

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
This balm feels so luxurious on the skin, it just melts into a soft oily balm. It melts away makeup with ease and has a lovely relaxing, spa-like scent. A must have in my skincare routine.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I was late to the micellar water party, I was still using my age old face wipes. It's amazing at removing make-up, my skin feels cleaner than if I were to use a face wipe. A bargain buy that is a makeup removing must have.

Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Makeup Remover
When my eyes are feeling sensitive I like to use this to remove my mascara. It's so gentle on the eyes and doesn't sting. I would fully recommend this, I think it's under £2 as well.

Top Skincare Products of 2015REN Clarimatte Toner
I’ve become a lover of glycolic acid after I discovered its brightening effect, which is great for acne scarring. REN is a brand I’d love to try more from, as I’ve been very impressed with this. The glycolic acid helps banish dead skin and refreshes the surface. I’m trying out the Pixi Glow Tonic which is similar, so I’ll write up a comparison soon.

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner
After cleansing in the morning, my skin just need a quick boost of moisture, this spray toner just livens up the skin. It doesn't add a greasy layer either, so oily skinned people can use it as well.

La Roche Posay Serozinc
For many people, this step might be unnecessary, but having struggled with acne, this antibacterial spray is a useful step. It’s also been created to soothe the skin when irritated, I’ve heard others have used it on shaving rashes and cuts and bruises.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
A favourite of mine for its spot combating properties, it’s a treatment you can apply day or night to reduce those blemishes overnight. Those with sensitive skin, I would recommend you only apply this to the affected areas but for more hard wearing skin like mine, I can apply this all over as a night treatment.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
A new addition to my skincare routine, the cold weather has really made my skin dry out, so I top up moisturise levels at night with this. It’s lovely and light, again with a similar spa like scent which is very relaxing. It’s also anti-ageing, not that it’s my main concern but good to start looking after my skin.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser
One of the ladies from Pixiwoo uses this before her make-up to keep everything moisturised. I went through a horrible phase where my skin was flaking, so it was difficult to apply makeup. Applying this first really did the trick, so I'd recommend it to those with dry skin.

Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion
This miracle lotion keeps me matte all day long and makes an excellent base for makeup. Anyone with acne prone, oily skin needs this is in their arsenal.
Top Skincare Products of 2015
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Originally bought on a recommendation from Anna at Vivianna Does Makeup. The repair side of the product really works, I see a difference in my skin, and it looks more even and long term I think it has helped my acne scarring, used alongside other products. It’s pricey but I do feel this serum does help an oils or moisturisers sink in and kick starts their repairing actions.

Clarins Lotus Oil
Accompanied by the Estee Lauder ANR, this oil replenishes my skin. I wake up and my skin looks plump and refreshed. I would recommend this for people with oily skin, it’s light and doesn’t cause any blemishes.

Clarins Eye Contour Gel
When I roll out of bed after snoozing my alarm for 30 minutes, I want to de-puff my eyes, so I look more awake. Que, the Clarins Eye Gel, its super soothing and helps tighten up the eye area. It’s a simple, non-irritating gel that I’ve fallen in love with.

Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Face Mask
I reach for this mask over any of my others, it’s just magic. I often have very irritated spotty skin, which leaves me feeling sore and embarrassed at the sight of my skin. Now I just reach for this quick 10 minute mask and my skin seems so much more soothed and calmed, as well as fighting away those pesky spots.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Face Mask
Winter can leave my skin very patchy and dry, Drink Up Intensive mask comes to the rescue. It’s a mask you leave overnight, don’t worry it’s not messy as it’s more of a thick, clear moisturiser. I recommend this to any skin type, even oily, your skin needs to rehydrate.

Shop my skincare favourites below!

What skincare products did you love in 2015?


  1. Looks like a really great roundup of some great products. I am such a fan of anything from Origins! Especially their face masks.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    1. I'm looking at buy some more from their range. Tweet me some of your faves! @cherriesbeauty

  2. I really want to try the Embryolisse cream, I have only heard great things about it

    Lauren x |

  3. the garnier micellair water has been my favorite too. its so amazing and also very cheap. i love it.

    1. One of the most affordable products and I can't live without it!

    2. Great post. I am a skincare junkie so perfect for me.
      Love the elemis products you mention. Tried lots of their products and are great.
      Got the origins face masks but not tried them yet. I am always buying more skincare so takes a whilt ti get around to use them lol

  4. I'm such a fan of Serozinc and Effaclar Duo +, I will have to try the REN toner next, I've loved everything I've tried from them! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The REN toner is amazing, I'm trying Pixi Glow Tonic. Have you tried it?

  5. I am desperate to get my hands on the Out of Trouble mask, it sounds amazing!

    Lilies and Lipbalm


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