Stand Out Skincare 2012 Edition...

Saturday, 5 January 2013


I bought this mask a while ago whilst in town trying to sort out all the fraud that had happened against us, it was a complete impulse buy but I am so glad that I bought it. A lovely fruity scented mask that I use once a week, usually a Sunday and wake up with super soft skin the next day. I hope to always have this in my routine.

Avene Antirougeurs Jour Redness Relief Moisturising Protective Emulsion

This purchase was more thought out than that of the previous product. I have red cheeks and was looking for a nice moisturiser that would help that. This really does help, but also makes a good foundation base and stops my skin from feel really dry throughout the day.

For weeks I had read about this product and how amazing it was, the hype was right. A thick lip balm that is still on my lips when I wake up after applying the balm at night this has really helped my lips through the winter months.

Probably the highest stand out skin care product for me this year. A cream cleanser that I use with my Clarasonic my skin has been loving it. 

Since my face tends to break out if I use a body tanner I bought this to try and get a bronzed face without spots. This really works, a quick sweep with a cotton pad of an evening and my face has a lovely glow the next day.

What has been your standout skin care products for 2012?
Which ones should I try in 2013?




  1. love the look of the nuxe lipbalm :) xx

  2. i didnt have a proper skincare routine until now so i can't really say what my skincare heroes were in 2012... but im sure i'll have loads by end of 2013!!

    what camera do you take your photos on btw?

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog


    1. I still don't have a proper routine, I really want to find something that WOWs me!!
      It's a canon something, I'll tweet you later with it xx

  3. I've never tried any Origins products, they always seem pretty expensive! I do love Avene products though, they did wonders for my skin!

  4. I love the photos in this post hot stuff, so pretty! I use the drink-up mask every sunday too- so so good. I use the origins charcoal one first and then use this once I've washed it off before bed, easily my favourite skincare part of the week!xx

  5. You've convinced me that I really do need the Nixe lipbslm. Am so glad I can get it in M&S now :D

    Steph xx

  6. I want that lip balm.
    You can buy me it as wedding present haha.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

  7. I am itching to try the Nuxe lip balm, keep hearing such good things about it and have never found a lip product that has made a positive difference to their condition. I also adore the smell of the Origins Drink Up mask, best smelling skincare product there is!
    My stand-out skincare products of 2012 (aside from the cliche that is Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, which I first tried in January) have been the Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Origins Clear Improvement Mask and Modern Friction Scrub, and the Suti Peppermint Water Organic Facial Toner - all highly recommended.
    This post was just my cup of tea as I really enjoy skincare posts.
    Mel x

  8. I am now joining everyone else and saying I want to try it! I've only seen one negative review so hmmm x

  9. The Avene is on sale too, just clicked into the link! Waheey for the redness, with you on that one :) x

  10. Hi Charli, it's @staceysmum84 from Twitter. Thanks for sending me your blog link, it's absolutely fab. Now following.

    I love the Origins Overnight Mask! I usually use mine every other night as it smells and feels so good that I need to use it (not good when I think about the cost though, lol).

    I also keep hearing good things about the Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser. Will definitely be giving it a try once my No 7 one runs out.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  11. Avene and Clarins carry amazing skin care stuff !

    x Liyana

  12. The Origins Overnight Mask and Nuxe Lip Balm are already waiting in my cart on the John Lewis website haha! Definitely going to consider getting that Clarins Liquid Bronze, I struggle to find tan for face that doesn't irritate my skin! x