Skincare Additions


My skin is going through a bit of a rough patch right now. I’m even under the watchful eye of the doctors because I’m that desperate. Comparing myself to a pizza or even a Dalmatian is something that happens more often than not lately. While my prescriptions aren’t really going to give any tell tale signs of the miracle they’re hopefully performing at the moment, the recent skincare purchases I’ve made seem to be pointing my skin in the right direction.

Lush’s Ultrabland cleanser was one I picked up because I’m willing to try anything to help my skin. Like I said, I’m desperate. It’s a rich, soft, oily, off yellow cleansing cream that can be used for all skin types. Made up of almond oil, rose water, beeswax, honey, and iris extract among other things, this little pot will almost definitely be a repurchase. My skin has never been softer, my blemishes have never healed quicker, and any dry patches are now a thing of the past. As I write this, my skin has managed to go about 5 days without any new blemishes. I use this morning and night, and quite frankly I don’t think I’ll use anything else. The cream turns into an oil when massaged onto the skin and the best way to remove this is with a warm, wet flannel. It’s also worth pointing out my skin has become less on the oily side of things and much more normal. It’s truly a miracle worker. Don’t be put off if your skin type is like mine.

The Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel range is one I tend to overlook. After discovering their Night Treatment Gel, I thought I’d give their Exfoliating Pads a whirl. I use these as a toner as the feeling the Ultrabland cleanser can sometimes leave me feeling a little oily afterwards (mainly if I’m being lazy and not fully washing it off). I actually quite enjoy using these, and I’m fully attributing the reduction in blackheads around my nose to these. Because the Ultrabland cleanser isn’t aimed to exfoliate and I’ve run out of all my toners (except for my beloved Serozinc), I’ve found these have filled the gap rather nicely.

Have you tried either of these?

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