Time to spring clean your skincare Part 2 Serums, Moisturisers & Masks

With Spring heading into summer, it’s the perfect time to switch up your serums and moisturisers, after all the products that you used to cocoon  and protect your skin through winter might be a little heavy for spring and summer..or you might just like to try something new; in either case I’ve selected some of my favourites here and I think that there’s something to suit everyone. The one thing that you’ll notice about many of these products is that they do more that one thing for your skin eg. They might hydrate and brighten or hydrate and firm and depending on your skin type you may not need to use much else on top. So here are 7 serums and 7 moisturisers for your consideration.
 

Serums

I think that it’s safe to say most of us are consistently using a serum or use them from time to time to boost our skin. The magic of serums is that they provide a concentrated boost of whatever the skin needs whether it’s hydration, nourishment or brightening. One sure thing is that there are so many to choose from that it can be confusing to know what to choose so here are some suggestions.
Vanderohe No 1 Nourishing face serum -this is one of my latest addictions which you can read about here  Vanderohe No 1 Nourishing Face Serum- A Mind, Body and Spirit Oil One of the many things that I love about this is that I don’t need to layer it, because it pretty much does everything that I like my skincare to do.
Merumaya Iconic Youth  Serum – Merumaya keep coming up with wonderful positive ageing products and this serum containing hyaluronic acid and omega 3,6,9 amongst other ingredients is aimed at protecting against skin ageing.
Sjal Bio regeneratif serum   – this serum is the definition of luxury skincare. In case you don’t know about this brand they are known for harnessing the healing power of crystals in their products. …it’s a pricey miracle worker, so I have no hesitation recommending it if your pocket allows you or you want to treat yourself. read more here  Sjal bio-regeneratif serum
Vichy Aqualia thermal serum – this is like a drink of water for your skin…love it..read all about it here Vichy Aqualia Thermal Power Serum
Perricone chia serum – this serum is jam packed with chia oil which contains essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine,  magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and is a rich source of anti-oxidants…you can read more here Chia serum By Perricone MD 
Alpha H Vitamin B Serum- this magical blue serum is great for skin hydration. this serum contains copper peptides, chia seeds and ferulic acid. Vitamin B3 hydrates as well as encouraging collagen production…this is great for stressed, dehydrated skins,  read more here  Feed your skin with Vitamin B serum by Alpha-H!
Image  Vital C serum hydrating ACE serum- I’m a Vitamin C advocate and I’ve recently been trying this one out, and it works well for me as it hydrates and brightens, but that said,  it’s not for those that are new to vitamin C as it contains high levels (20%) of A,C,E. As such it is not available on the high street.

Moisturisers

Let’s face it, we all have a moisturiser that we swear by and if we are honest, sometimes although we’d like to add something new to our collection, we can’t summon up the energy to sift through the multitude of great choices available, so here are 7 tried and tested options.
 
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion– this is oil free which is great if you are just wanting to deeply hydrate without your skin feeling heavy or overloaded can often be the case if you use your winter moisturiser in warmer weather. This fab cream contains hyaluronic acid which has been cleverly set in a time release formula so that you get all day moisture
DHC Resveratrol Range -this range from the ever innovative Japanese brand DHC harnesses the power of Resveratrol which is found in the skin of red grapes, proven to protect against uv rays and harsh conditions. you can read all about it here   Resveratrol by DHC 
Emma Hardie Prep n Prime spf 30- this multitasker is a moisturiser, primer and spf which makes it great for those who like to use less and still get more read more here  face primers for all
Delarom Neroli face oil – this hydrates and balances the skin really gently and is great to use if you’ve been using treatments that have left your skin a little  dry. Apart from Neroli which is known as an antioxidant & is great for protecting against skin ageing from free radicals, this oil also contains jojoba oil and lemon. It sinks into the skin quickly without leaving any annoying residue. Delarom is 100% organic…read more here Delarom Hydrating Balancing Aroma with Neroli Flower 
Clarins Multi Active day cream – It’s light, creamy and is absorbed easily into the skin . It’s designed to help Prevent and correct the first signs of ageing and is suitable for all skin types experiencing premature signs of ageing.
Elemis Pro Collagen marine cream spf30 – This cream is great for those focused on positive ageing as it’s very hydrating, as well as containing ingredients like rose, ginkgo biloba and algae that help to improve firmness and tone.
Zelens Marine complex – Dr Marko Lens does it again with this positive ageing cream. focused on protecting the skin from external aggressors while at the same time deeply hydrating and nourishing plus this feels great and sinks in with ease, making a great canvas for makeup application. Find it here.

Masks

A good mask can make all the difference to the appearance of your skin. Whether it’s adding much needed moisture, brightening or deep cleaning and ultimately reducing pore size,  with regular use these masks will all help to give your skin it’s glow back by helping to get it into peak condition.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Mask – This mask is always a part of my skincare collection because it really is a ‘one stop shop’ for skin boosting….read all about it here Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Face Masque is a must have!
Tsaka Face Mask This little gem is a deep cleansing mask that is made primarily with African Olax Dissitflora extract which is known for its anti inflammatory and skin soothing properties which makes it great for those prone to hyper pigmentation.
Perricone MD Elemental Energy Firming Foam Mask This new mask from Dr Perricone is part of an innovative launch that harnesses the power of hydrogen to penetrate the surface layers of the skin. This unusual mask faoms once exposed to air and your skin and it leaves your skin ‘pumped’ and bright.
Antonia Burrell Mask Supreme 7 in 1-  This is another one of those masks that is permanantly in my collection because it really does tick all of my skincare boxes: hydrating, smoothing, purifying, brightening…and for an extra special boost instead of rinsing it off,  you can leave it on. Read more here WOW BEAUTY LOVES Antonia Burrells Mask Supreme 7 in 1

 

Stockists Serums 

1.  Merumaya Iconic Youth Serum £36.50

2. Image Vital C Hydrating ACE Serum £50.00

3. Alpha H Vitamin B Serum £58.50

4. Själ Bio-regeneratif Serum  £174.00

5. Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum £25

6. Vanderohe No.1 Nourishing Face Serum £88

7. Perricone Chia Serum  £ 65

Stockists Creams

1. Resveratrol Cream £25.80
2. Clarins Multi-Active Day all skins £37.80
3. Emma Hardie Protect and Prime SPF30 £46
4. Delarom Hydrating Balancing Aroma £38.00
5. Zelens Marine Complex £125
6.Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream £80
7.Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion‎ £51

Stockists Masks 

4. Tsaka face mask £17.00

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