I love it when a good skincare routine comes together. Being a beauty writer I often have to eschew a perfectly good 3-step system in favour of the hot new kid on the block. Whilst it often pains me to pack away my Trilogy Rosehip Oil and Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse, occasionally everything works out for the best and I find even more spot-blasting ammo for my arsenal. This has been one of those months.
I had only tried one product from This Works until now and unsurprisingly it did. The product in question, in case you want in on the action, was their Deep Sleep pillow spray– a powerful concoction of natural ingredients that never fails to knock me out after a night of insomnia. When the time came to try This Works’ Light Time Cleanse & Glow, I was more than ready to give it a go.
The ‘one-minute miracle wash’ is a jojoba-rich cleansing balm enriched with Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The thick yellow contents look more like a scrub, but are transformed into a silky balm upon application. You can leave it on for up to ten minutes so I usually apply it before going into the shower and wash it off at the end.
For a more intense deep cleanse, I use Sensio Spa’s Deep Pore Cleanser to massage in the vitamin enriched formula and to remove any impurities. After about a minute’s massaging, I rinse off to be greeted with a brighter and smoother complexion. I know this sounds too good to be true, but if you’re skin is looking a little dull, one use of the Light Time Cleanse & Glow, really will transform your skin’s radiance.
This Works’, Light Time Cleanse & Glow, £30, LookFantastic
If you follow Blush on Instagram, you would have seen a recent video of me trying out Sensio’s Deep Pore Cleanser, and uncontrollably chuckling away. The lovely ladies at Sensio kindly informed me that the reason it was tickling so much, was because I started off on too high a setting, so if you do end up giving it a go, keep that in mind.
There are so many great gadgets around these days that it’s impossible to know which one will work for you. I really love the look and results of the Clarisonic style cleansers (with the removable brush heads) once a month or so, but due to my sensitive skin, I do find them a little too aggressive for a weekly deep cleanse.
If that’s the case for you, I would definitely recommend Sensio’s. It’s cute, compact and you don’t have to worry about brush heads. It’s re-chargeable although I’ve been using mine for over a month now and haven’t had to recharge it yet. It also looks lovely in the bathroom and never fails to make you feel like a pro.
Sensio Spa, Deep Pore Cleanser, £45, SensioSpa
To finish off, I love to use an oil packed with lots of goodies to permeate my freshly cleansed pores. Oilixia has become a welcome addition to my oil collection thanks to the fact that it is packed with 18 naturally sourced oils, including: Kahui, an Amazonian nut oil used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and boost hydration; as well lavender, bergamot and neroli which calm the skin and smell great.
The award-winning oil is free from silicones, parabens and mineral oils and instead uses the likes of argan oil, apricot oil and shea butter, as well as, the much-lauded anti-ager, retinol, to plump the skin. Oils are a big deal to me and finding one that doesn’t make your skin dry out by morning is no easy feat. Thankfully Oilixia has found the perfect recipe.
Oilixia, Brilliance Facial Oil, £24.05, Oilixia.