How to build your first skincare routine

For the majority of people I talk skincare with on a daily basis, the current goal is to use “less but better”. We are constantly advising each other on how best to streamline our routines so our skin benefits from some consistency. But every so often I receive a message or email from someone who is new to this over-saturated world of skincare and doesn’t know where to start.

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Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser is one of those products that has developed cult status among the skincare community pretty darned quickly. Named by Chris of Tophcam as his favourite cleanser of all time, I’ll admit this one is outside my comfort zone. Not in any way an oil based cleanser, something like this would never usually peak my interest, but such is the wide spread love for this product I needed to give it a go.

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Herbivore Botanicals: Blue Tansy and Brighten Masks

There’s something about packaging that just gets you, isn’t there? It was 100% the packaging that drew my attention to Herbivore Botanicals when I first saw the Blue Tansy mask pop up on The Beauty Bloss’ instagram feed. It’s clean and minimalist, at the same time looking high-end and luxurious.

I started to see the Blue Tansy BHA appear in more and more places with rave reviews, and after a while I decided it deserved a place in my stash. Along with this mask, I picked up the Winter Glow Kit ( I think this was limited addition), which featured the Brighten mask, Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water, Orchid facial oil roller and the Coco Rose lip polish and conditioner.

I’m going to talk to you specifically about the masks (the Rose water is lovely though).

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Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

It’s coming up to four months since I started this blog and my Infatuated by Beauty Instagram feed. Not that I would say I am inundated by requests for my opinions on products, but the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is the one product I have been asked about the most.

Beloved by lots of the British YouTubers and a firm favourite among many of the IG skincare community, this gel-to-oil cleanser is fairly well priced at £29.50 (as far as luxury skincare goes) and I can totally understand the high-levels of interest in it.

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