28 December 2014

Skincare Favourites 2014

Skincare Favourites 2014

It has only been a few days since I last wrote a blog post and it already feels like something new and exciting! It is however ironic considering we are building up to the end of 2014, whereby I'm finishing off this year on A Little Boat Sailing with a few posts rounding up with my favourite beauty items from the last twelve months.

Upon thinking of what I wanted to include in my skincare favourites of 2014 I knew immediately which three items which would certainly be in there. Starting off with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water this has been a firm favourite of mine ever since I picked it up months ago. It has been a repurchase twice already and will long continue to be I think as I do find it hard to imagine something beating it in terms of quality (it works really well for me) and price. 

Moving onto La Roche Posay the infamous Effaclar Duo saw a revamp in 2014 of which the newly formulated Effaclar Duo +* hit the shelves running much to everyone's delight. I found myself purchasing it in the hope that the new formula would work for me the second time around as I had previously struggled with the original. Luckily for me it worked much better than the former and has now continued to be a product I use regularly within my skincare routine. Just a few months ago I came to the end of my tube and never got around to picking up another as I was waiting for it to come on offer in Boots however since then I have been sent the  La Roche-Posay 3 Step Anti Blemish System* which I'll be reviewing in the New Year. 

The LUSH Tea Tree Water was a product that I discovered in June last year and ever since has been something I have enjoyed using. Whilst it's not a complete miracle worker (my skin at the moment would be testament to that) I do find that overall it has helped to keep my skin much clearer. For that reason alone it most certainly deserves a spot within my skincare favourites of 2014. I have a whole review dedicated to this toner in fact so if you're interested or mildly curious then head over and have a read here.

Onto my favourite night cream thus far the Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins was a purchase that I made in the Christmas sales last year and even though I don't think I've mentioned it much throughout the year it has been a product I have used almost every single night. This moisturiser provides just the right amount of hydration to my skin over night without it being too rich or heavy for my oily/combination skin type and leaves my skin feeling much more hydrated and if I'm honest much more awake in the morning.

Last but not least is a product that I'm very much behind in reviewing therefore I thought I'd pop it in here just to highlight the fact of how much I like it. The Green People Age Defy Cleansing and Soothe Balm* has been a product that I have being using of a night time ever since September. I've mainly being using this to take my make up off (not my eye make up) whereby I have to say it has being doing a wonderful job. I've also being using it for more of a treatment when trying to replicate the Lisa Eldridge Facial Massage video, it is a fantastic product to use alongside that routine whereby after I have finished my face feels great! I'll be back with a more in-depth review on this in the coming weeks so stay tuned if you're interested in reading more about this cleansing balm.

What have been your favourite skincare items from 2014? Are they old favourites or new discoveries?

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42 comments

  1. I love the Garnier Micellar water, it's such a great alternative to Bioderma!

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  2. the Ganier Micellar Water is just amazing! :D


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love the micellar water too! I'd love to try out the Lush tea tree water! xx

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

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  4. danniella josephine28 December 2014 at 15:27

    I'm definitely with you on the ED+ being a 2014 skincare favourite :) it clears up my skin so fast I'd be lost without it :)

    Dannie x

    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  5. i swear by the tea tree toner water! definitely need to try the rest out :)

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  6. I love the tea tree water by Lush and Effaclar Duo +, they're both staples in my routine!

    Jodie // La Lune Song

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  7. I really enjoy using the Lush Tea Tree toner too, especially when my skin is spotty it seems to calm everything down. A favourite skincare product for me this year was the Antipodes Manuka honey mask which I recently finished up and my Liz Earle C&P and skin tonic I've been loyal all year which isn't like me at all! :) xx

    http://www.rinicawrites.com

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  8. I really want to try the Lush Tea Tree Water! The Garnier Miceller Water & Effaclar Duo+ will also be making an appearance in my round-up! They're definitely skincare staples.xo

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  9. The Garnier Micellar Water and the Lush Tea Tree water are two of my favourite skin care product. Amazing for my sensitive skin x


    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Lush's Tea Tree Toner and La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo + are also in my skincare favourites for 2014! I've seen such an improvement in my skin since using both of them :) I definitely need to try out the Ganier Micellar Water, as it looks like a great alternative to Bioderma x

    Charlotte's Road // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  11. I absolutely love the Tea Tree Toner, I need a constant supply of the stuff! I'd really like to try more from Origins next year.

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

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  12. I love the Effaclar duo from La Roche Posay I find its the only product that really helps with blemishes! x

    http://www.prettythingsbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your skincare favorites! I am also putting the Effaclar Duo + in my favorites because it worked so much better than the original for me! I also love the Tea Tree Water! It's amazing!! I should try out the Origins Night Cream! Sounds like such a good product!! xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

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  14. The Tea Tree Water is definitely one of my favourites as well. I absolutely love it for keeping my skin clear and refreshed. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  15. I ADORE the Lush tea tree water. I've used it for so many years and I just love how fresh, clean and shiny it makes my skin feel!

    Rhianna | robowecop

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  16. I haven't tried any of these products, but they seem really good!

    Beauty Inside Art

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  17. I'm interested to hear more about the Green People balm as they are a brand I would like to try at some point. This year has definitely been a year of trial and error with beauty products, but I've definitely found some new favourites. :) xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk

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  18. That Garnier water defiantly took the beauty world by storm, I swear by mine!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  19. I have been such a big fan of the Garnier Micellar water, it has done wonders for removing my make-up. I am yet to try an Origins product but I have heard such great things!

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

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  20. I've spotted the Garnier Micellar Water being talked about everywhere! The next time I find myself in boots or Superdrug I will definitely be buying! Lovely post, Amy!

    Rita xx
    number394.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Isn't it just! I really like the fact that I can pick it up pretty much anywhere too x

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  22. I think it's brilliant stuff x

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  23. It's not badly priced you know as I still have quite a bit left and I use it regularly x

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  24. It's a life saver and has worked well on my skin, this week in particular after my skin was in somewhat of a sugar coma! x

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  25. It's such a nice product to use isn't it! Probably my favourite discovery from LUSH so far x

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  26. They are staples in my routine now too, I can't see them being replaced with anything else at the moment either x

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  27. It sure does I have being using it this week too to pop on before any moisturiser. My skin has had a nightmare this week and I think it has definitely helped to calm it down. I'm using C+P at the moment, I've fell back into it and I'm loving it once again. I still haven't tried the Christmas one, I'm saving that until I reach the end of this tube x

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  28. I hope you get the chance to try it soon Megan, I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it xx

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  29. I really do like Origins Charlotte, despite the promotion that they're quite natural (they're not) their skincare does work quite well for me x

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  30. They are really gentle I find, I like them because of that too x

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  31. Everyone is rating those products so highly in the comments to this post, it's great to hear so many people think the same. I hope you like the Garnier Micellar Water :) x

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  32. Me too Catherine, I'll be repurchasing it for definite! Me too I have tried a few things from Origins but I'm still curious about their ginzing eye cream x

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  33. It works really well doesn't it Emily x

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  34. Thank you! The night cream is a favourite of mine, I find that it simply works for me. The Tea Tree Water was a star product in 2014 as far as I'm concerned, it's so affordable too! x

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  35. Me too Celina! It's a fantastic little product to have at hand x

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  36. It is brilliant and completely overlooked for far more fancier things, I really do like it x

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  37. They have been my up-most favourite (and most used) products all year x

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  38. Me too Emma! I'll be doing the review soon, I have an exam to revise for but after next week I'm hoping to write my thoughts on the cleanser :) x

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  39. It's so good and just as good in my opinion as Bioderma. I don't wear waterproof mascara or anything so that may help x

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  40. The best time to try Origins is now when their products go into the sale, you have to be super quick though! x

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  41. Thank you Rita! I hope you like it! Sometimes it's on offer for about £3 or something similar, I always stock up on a bottle or two on those occasions x

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  42. The Garnier Micellar Water was definitely one of my favourites as well, such a good discovery for 2014!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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