Skincare Routine Autumn 2020: Ramping Up The Actives


I found this post in my drafts folder in February 2021 but have decided to publish it retrospectively with its intended October 2020 date because I’m trying to keep the blog in order! I haven’t changed any copy so the cottage reno information probably doesn’t make much sense – it’s a seaside project I’m working on and I will be doing some videos on it soon.

Goodness: before autumn becomes winter, here’s my latest skincare routine video. I filmed it weeks ago but I’m afraid I’ve been rather absent from the computer keyboard lately. I’ve had a lot going on. I feel as though I use that excuse frequently, but it’s true: for the past five or six years I’ve either been tired, pregnant or renovating houses!

I’m definitely not pregnant. But I am tired. And renovating a house. Albeit a little cottage and not one I’ll ever be living in, so it’s not that bad. I haven’t actually got cracking yet, it’s still the planning stage, but even looking at floorplan dimensions drains me of all essential life energy. And I think if Mr AMR and I ever have to choose a paint colour together ever again the marriage will be over! (Utility room is now pink after going through grey (was actually fine), bright green (gross) and bright white (to cancel out the green) and Mr AMR did all the painting. We’re only just on speaking terms two months later. Ha!)

I usually do a lengthy blurb with these videos, but not this time: it’s a “watch it or miss it” sort of deal. Sorry. Normal service will resume, etc…

@praibeauty Ageless Throat & Décolletage Night Creme with Retinol*:

@paulaschoice Triple Algae Pollution Shield*:

@skinceuticals_uki Discoloration Defense Corrective Serum*:

@kiehlsuki Powerful Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum*:

@larocheposayuki Toleriane Fluid*: 

@larocheposayuki Toleriane Ultra Fluid*:  (currently on offer at Lookfantastic)

@dermalogicauk Skin Smoothing Cream*: 

@weledauk Skin Food Light*: 

@pestleandmortarcosmetics Hydrate Moisturiser  

@elizabetharden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturiser*:

@larocheposayuki Anthelios SPF50 & Shaka Fluid*:  

@bondisands Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 & Face*: 

@emmahardieskincare Exfoliating Brightening Tonic*: 

@officialmedik8 Press & Glow Daily Exfoliating PHA Tonic with Enzyme Activator*: 

@larocheposayuki Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum*:

@hadalabotokyo_uk Lotion No 1 Super Hydrator Lotion*: 

@strivectinuk Super C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum*: (currently 20% off at Amazon)

@katesomervilleskincare Retinol Vita C Power Serum*: 

@alphahskincare Liquid Gold*: 

@pestleandmortarcosmetics Exfoliate Toner*:

@strivectinuk Pads Daily Reveal Exfoliating Pads*: 

@greenzla_earth Bamboo Reusable Makeup Remover Pads*:  

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  1. Helen
    February 10, 2021 / 11:25 pm

    Is it just me or does this video not match the product list? Lovely make up film, but I really want to know what you think of these skincare products!

    • February 11, 2021 / 1:45 pm

      Oh God, maybe! I think I may have pulled an older list but now can’t find the right one! Sorry!

      • Helen
        February 27, 2021 / 10:34 pm

        I’ve just seen that you replied – I feel honoured! (having been a reader intermittently for years). I’m worried I sounded a bit brusque in my question, so apologies- looking at the time I must have been watching your videos with earphones in bed, doing that thing where you’re so tired but you stay up late because it’s the only time in the day when you’re not supposed to be doing something else. And I’m at it again, so I’m going to bed!

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