111 skin reviews

Products for dehydrated skin showing first signs of ageing.

I featured a bunch of new products in The Big Skincare Post. It was a first impressions and now I’d like to introduce some of the products in my morning skincare routine.

clinique reviews

First up cleanse…

When my skin is dehydrated I like to create thin layers of hydration using different products. On days when my skin is particularly thirsty I use Grown Alchemist Hydra Restore Cream Cleanser which is nice and rich. The combination of natural ingredients in a cream texture is perfect for a face massage. I spend about a minute working this into my skin sweeping from the center out. Afterwards I take it off with a flannel (wash cloth) and give my face a final rinse.

grown alchemist reviews


First I gently apply 111 Skin Bright Eye Lift Gel around my eyes. It contains peptides, niacinamide, vitamins B & E plus caffeine. The lightweight gel is a perfect texture for an eye product and the boost of caffeine takes down puffiness whilst the other ingredients hydrate and plump fine lines.

Next I apply The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA all over my face and neck. This is a water based serum containing a high strength peptide (good for wrinkles) and hyaluronic acid (good for hydration).

The Ordinary EUK 134 0.1% is a great antioxidant serum. It has a slightly oily texture which adds another layer of moisture. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals caused by pollution, poor diet or last weekends partying! It’s basically a bowl of vegetables for your face.

the ordinary reviews

Last step…

To finish off I apply a thin layer of moisturiser or a couple drops of face oil depending on how my skin is feeling. When it’s drier I go with oil otherwise some moisturiser is enough. I always finish off with an SPF and I’m currently using Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid in SPF 50.


  1. November 22, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Beautiful layout and pictures! Well done!

    • November 22, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      Thank you!

  2. November 26, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the Grown Alchemist brand! I’ll have to try out The Ordinary’s products..theres nothing like a good serum.

    • November 27, 2017 / 8:23 am

      The Ordinary have so many great serums. It’s almost addictive.

  3. November 27, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    You know how much I love your skincare posts. You have the best skin so I know I can trust you! I use that same Clinique sunscreen btw!


    • November 27, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you Didier