The Skincare Safe Zone.

27 February, 2013

Most of the time when I’m trialling new skincare and switching up products, my skin stays in pretty good condition – these days I don’t often get spots or clogged pores and I count myself lucky. However, when I get a little run down/hormonal or have tried something that doesn’t agree with me, everything comes to the top and my skin will be horrendous for a few days. When this happens, I run straight back to the skincare safe zone – the products I can rely on to a) not break me out further and b) clear up those bad skin woes.

One of my favourite products all year round is the Origins Zero Oil cleanser, despite my skin not being all that oily (I think I sit under the normal/combination type). This is great for unclogging pores, clearing up blemishes and keeping skin in check in general. I use this in the mornings as the mint makes my skin feel fresh without feeling tight or dry. Next up, I use the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, one product I swear by whenever my skin is looking dull, dry, clogged or otherwise. It’s a really refreshing product to use, it’s not drying or stripping it simply gives my skin a boost. Whenever a nasty spot has popped up, I spray on a little of this and dab it in to the spot for a quick fix.

A few other products that I mainly use for evening include the Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse, my go to evening cleanser. I’m on the last drop of this so I shall be swiftly repurchasing as it’s really great, it removes all makeup and is a cream/gel hybrid product so you get all the benefits of both. Next up, the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – a product I’ve been using for a long time and something I highly recommend, my skin loves this and always seems to look a little brighter and healthier the morning after use. It’s a great all round serum that does it all, and I can rely on it to sort my skin out when needed. This is followed by the Origins Make A Difference Plus Treatment, a lightweight gel that seals moisture in the skin for a boost of hydration – another product my skin can’t get enough of. I credit this as one of the products that really helped to clear up my skin when I was suffering from terrible spots about a year ago. It’s plumps and smoothes skin and makes it look as good as possible.

Lastly, I always come back to Origins Night-A-Mins moisturiser for night time, it’s hydrating without being tacky and it never irritates my skin. It’s a perfect “no-nonsense” moisturiser I think, it does what it says on the tub and never lets me down – I usually use this most nights, to be honest. You may have heard of the last product I’ll mention, I’ve only featured it several thousand times. Malin + Goetz Acne Treatment has to be one of my all-time favourite products, it works to dry out the spot in no time, quickly reducing the size of the spot and helping to clear it up in no time. No spot is too big! I adore this and it’s saved my skin many, many times.

After a few days of using this lot, my skin is almost back to normal and I can come out of hiding. What is in your skincare safe zone?

Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.
  • Amber

    This post came just in time for my skin care shopping trip I have planned for this afternoon! You always post the best products and I always trust your recommendations. Granted, they will probably lead me to the poor house one day, ( at least I’ll have the best looking skin there!)

  • Kelli

    I love the Origins Zero Oil Cleanser and use it with my Clarisonic a couple times a week, but, have you ever gotten this in your eye? Oh my god. Serious pain!

  • Anna Blush

    I think just about all these products are on my wishlist, except the Elemental Herbology cleanser but after this post, that is too!

  • whats on your tulips

    The Origins cleanser sounds like something I would like as really like was of cleansers I can use in the shower. Will have to look into it. x

  • Gillian

    These sound like really nice products. You have made me want them all. You have especially made me want the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair!
    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  • Bex

    LOVE this post. Think I’ll have to pick up the Elemental Herbology cleanser when I run out of my current one. Would you choose it over the Emma Hardie balm? XX

  • Bethany

    Such a great interesting post! I now have my eye on the Malin + Goetz Acne Treatment! x

  • Alice

    I can’t get enough of your skincare posts! I’ve bought many of these products on your recommendation and my skin is looking better than ever. Origins Make a Difference Plus Treatment works a dream! Thank you.xx

  • Millie

    Great post! I’m on the hunt for some new skincare products so these I will definitely be giving a go! Thanks for the recommendations! :)

  • Michelle

    Great post! I’ve just ordered some of the Malin & Gotez acne treatment, I’ve seen you mention this in previous posts too. I can’t wait to try it :)

  • Killian Reimers

    I’ll have to give some of those Origins products a go – I feel Origins is one of those skincare brands that work great for everyone and help your skin repair itself so well. I’ve been test-trialing a few cream/gel cleansers recently, such as the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and the Ainhoa Vitaminal Cleansing Milk, and I’ve found that they’re very gentle and work really well with the skin – Especially if your skin randomly goes bonkers some weeks. I also try and use deep cleansing masks a bit more than usual if my skin breaks out badly, like 3-4 times a week (Not sure if this is okay or not, but it helps sometimes!).

    – Killian x

  • Amy Chapman

    I really really want to try some more origins products, the ones that I’ve tried have been amazing and I’ve only heard good things about their other products!

    Amy | The Little Koala

  • Maddy Cane

    Thanks for these tips, I really want to try the Origins products! xxx

  • Hearts&Crosses

    I need origins products in my life, thanks for the tips, especially cause I’m having a skincare overhaul!

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  • Kate Fashbox

    I love Origins Zero Oil & E.L ANR – I really want to try something from Malin + Goetz and Elemental Herbology though!

    Kate x

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  • Kassandra Fairhall

    great post, I love skincare posts keep them coming

  • Courtney Violet Bentley

    Great post, I love how you use origins as I have been looking into their brand amend am excited to try these products! I currently use the andrew weil eye cream and love it. Thank you for sharing :-) love + shine Courtstar

  • K

    Currently trying the Estee Lauder serum. So happy with it ! :)

  • francesca williams

    the beauty elixir and malin and goetz acne treatment are both heaven sent! I am also a huge fan a effaclar duo!

    I’m running a Nude giveaway on my blog until monday and would love it if you guys came and checked it out :)

    Frankie x

  • Rachel Hood

    The more I see origins products the more I come closer to buying them. They’re expensive in Australia and hard to get, but I’m starting to think I should give them a try!

    Rachel x

  • Beauty by MissAsh

    Love Origins!!! Great post..
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  • katherine.parkes

    ahh Night-a-mins is my fav! x


    i love origins zero oil line!

  • Maria Jones

    Human Skin Vitiligo is a disorder which creates depigmentation – the white skin patches emerged as a result of dying of the skin pigmentation. Vitiligo and treatment, this is what the affected people often think of and they must be aware that a number of treatments are available for the disease. It includes vitiligo laser and light therapies and as well as edible therapies, which can restore the loss of pigment.

  • Maria Jones

    Human Skin Vitiligo is a disorder which creates depigmentation – the white skin patches emerged as a result of dying of the skin pigmentation. Vitiligo and treatment, this is what the affected people often think of and they must be aware that a number of treatments are available for the disease. It includes vitiligo laser and light therapies and as well as edible therapies, which can restore the loss of pigment.

  • Janine

    i have that zero oil cleanser too. i love it. i don’t use anything else anymore.

  • Tori

    Really great post thank you, I’ve ordered a few products to try so fingers crossed they will sort out my nightmare skin and leave it looking perfect like yours!!

  • Nicki

    Thanks for this post it’s been a godsend since I’ve broken out in a series of massive spots. I got the malin & goetz yesterday, applied it last night and my spot has already halved in size. I’ve also just ordered the origins cleanser and moisturiser and the caudalie elixir. I can’t wait to try them out!

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