Skincare Reccos

Friday, 27 May 2022

skincare book caroline hirons

We are obsessed with Caroline Hirons aka the queen of skincare, and whilst 50% of our Whatsapp is about books, the other half is encouraging one another to spend copious amounts of money on skincare products.

We read Caroline Hiron’s book Skincare  a few years ago and it is one we constantly refer back to and after a recent re-read we felt inspired to share some of our favourite skincare reccos.

The Ordinary

The Ordinary is without a doubt the best priced skincare brand out there. Their products aren’t fussy and once you know what works for your skin you can set up a really good base routine - in fact this was Jess’ gateway brand into skincare.

The ordinary skincare products

Our favourite products are the Squalene Cleaner and Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% both of which are part of this gift set which means they are smaller bottles and therefore perfect for testing out!

Not technically skincare but we have to mention their serum foundation which is a recent discovery of ours and what a game changer! One pump gives complete coverage without feeling heavy and thick or drying you out.

REN Clean Skincare

REN clean skincare

Jess actually gets excited to use the REN Jelly Oil Cleanser, it feels thick, smells of cherries and glides over your face. It is perfect for a first cleanse and also doubles up as a great make up remover.

Who doesn’t want to look more radiant? The REN Glow & Protect Serum feels light and soaks in quickly, its a really easy addition to your skincare routine. As is the REN Clearcalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream which is perfect if you’re prone to breakouts or have sensitive skin.

La Roche-Posay

la roche-posay cleanser

Caroline Hirons taught us the importance of the double cleanse and we’re both fans of this HUGE bottle of La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleansing Gel which is ridiculously affordable for such a giant bottle.

They are also our go to brand for SPF because their range (see here) is huge, have a browse to find out what is best for your skin.



The MVP! If you want to brighten up your face with a subtle but impactful glow then Tanluxe is what you’re after, it won’t harm your skin or clog your pores and it slowly builds into a natural tan.


pixi collagen tonic

Caroline actually produced a product with PIXI - the Double Cleanse 2in1 regime. But we we love from PIXI is their little 100ml tonic bottles, particularly their super affordable collagen to keep skin looking plump and reducing fine lines.


111skin masks

If you want to feel boujee and treat yourself (or buy someone a luxe feeling gift) then we love the 111SKIN masks, we pop them in the fridge for 10mins before using too for an extra soothing effect.

We'll keep adding to this post as we discover new products but if you want to get a better understanding of how to build a routine, what suits your skin and what to use when then we'd really recco giving one of Caroline's books a read! You can buy it from an indie bookshop online here.

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