Three skincare heroes to try this Autumn/Winter

With the wedding this summer and now winter just around the corner I've been making more of an effort with my skincare, and after trying out various new launches there are three products which have really impressed:

The original liquid gold is somewhat of a hero product but I must admit the idea of an acid seemed rather scary. So when Alpha H launched their new Liquid Gold Rose I was instantly intrugued. The active ingredient of glycolic acid is the same as in the original formula but the addition of rose makes it gentler and more soothing on the skin, great for a first timer like myself. You simply apply some of the liquid onto a cotton pad then sweep over the face and the glycolic acid works by loosening dead skin cells and gently exfoliating the skin. There's a delicate floral scent and my skin definitely tingles on application but it's nothing too uncomfortable or burning. I then apply my night serum and cream as normal. Because of the hype I had high expectations and I have to say I was not disappointed. The next morning my skin was so smooth and radiant and even after just a few uses my skintone seems better and spots less problematic. Definitely a new favourite!

Now that I'm in my late twenties I've been reaching more for anti-ageing formulas and for day cream I've been loving Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Cream. It's rich and hydrating but at the same time non greasy and quick absorbing so ideal for using under make up. I can't seem to find much information about the ingredients online but it's designed to target the first signs of ageing, namely dullness, fine lines and lack of elasticity which is definitely something that I need help with! With continued use I've noticed my skin's hydration levels improving and it just generally looks more plumped up and healthier. 

With all acids it's important to use sunscreen to protect the skin and although I still love Piz Buin as my morning SPF I've been topping up throughout the day with Garnier Ambre Solaire Hydrating Face Mist SPF50. A relatively new concept you use it as you would a face spray and it's great for on the go applications, lunch breaks or in my case after a workout at the gym. I find the spray so light  and it can also be used over make up, which is such an advantage compared to the more traditional sunscreen. To avoid any white patches I find it works best when sprayed from a distance and I also like that it contains glycerin for long lasting hydration. 

Have you tried any of the 3 products above? What have been your favourite skincare launches this year?

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  1. I haven't tried any of these before. I recently bought some skincare products from The Ordinary which I am loving. I always seem to take better care of my skin during the winter months rather than summer! I think it's because it always feels really dehydrated when it gets colder so I want to replenish the moisture!

    Leanne @ Leanne Marie - Beauty | Fashion | Lifestyle

    1. My skin's the same, as soon as the weather gets cold it becomes really dry and sensitive. Glad to hear that you're loving The Ordinary though - I've heard so many good things about their skincare. I recently brought their hyaluronic acid but need to try a few of the other hero products x


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