Holy Grails #1 – Skincare Saviours


There are certain items in my arsenal of products that I love. Like, really love. The ones that no matter how much of a skincare/makeup/anything beauty related floozy I am – floozy? I clearly went to sleep a 21 year old last night and woke up as an 80 year old granny today! – I always come back to. They get a bit neglected in a world with so much choice, a bit cheated on with all of those other enticing products out there…but deep down, they’re the ones you return home to. Ladies and gents, here are – in the words of Jay Z and JT – my holy grail(s)

Yes, I definitely just quoted Jay Z and Justin Timberlake in a blog post about skin care holy grails.

Yes, that does make me extremely sad/a massive loser.

And no, I don’t care.

Well, maybe I would a little bit if Justin found out and no longer wanted to marry me anymore.

Onto the point of this blogpost which still – after making a resolution to cut down on my rambling nonsense – takes a ridiculous amount of time to get to. Here are the skin care products, namely moisturising products, that I really can no longer live without. (My resolution to cut down on exaggeration is also working a treat)

The Shard (to the right) isn’t one of my holy grails, just to clear up any confusion.

Origins Drink up – Intensive – Oh Origins Drink up, whoever invented you, I will happily track down and marry. (As long as I’m not already married to Justin, obviously) In all honesty, I was a tad sceptical about this mask. I had no real reason to buy it as I have normal to oily skin and have never struggled with dry skin/needed a boost. Well, that’s what I thought was the case anyway. I bought this due to a combination of Lily raving about it and the fact that I have the willpower of Fat Amy in front of a red velvet cake. It turns out I was absolutely right to be Fat Amy in this circumstance (and have listened to lily) because this mask is nothing short of amazing. It minimises my pores, hydrates my skin and even calmed some minor redness that I only really noticed I had, once it had disappeared. If that makes any sense at all? My skin looks more youthful, luminized – jesus I sound like an over dramatic actor in a commercial. “Buy this toothpaste and it will save your life” *Insert huge, Simon Cowell white, teethy smile here*) – and for want of a better word that I cannot conjure up in my slob sunday state, peachy. It also has the most amazing peachy smell, so peachy is a winner all round! (And yes, if I had a pound for every time I said the word peachy, I’d be able to buy this product in bulk without shedding a tear with my purse!)

Indeed Labs Hydraluron – I have had this little beauty for a long time now, it is probably my 3rd tube of the stuff and I can’t rave about it enough. Accept, I haven’t (awkward) because it has become such a staple everyday product that in all honesty, I totally forgot to write a post about. I did indeed start one not long after I first bought it i’m pretty sure, but as per usual, never had the time to write it. Which seems to be *cracks out best 1D voice* “The story of my liiiife”. Shit jokes over, onto the product (Hallelujah, sings the world) Indeed Labs describes this as a facial moisture boosting serum that starts where your moisturiser stops. And it does exactly that. On it’s own, it’s just ‘nice’, but wearing this underneath your usual moisturiser completely amps up the level of hydration. It doesn’t make skin greasy, it doesn’t make skin oilier. Somehow it just makes any little dry areas – you know the ones, around the nose, between the eyebrows. Attractive – just…vanish. Yes that sounds totally dramatic, but it just works. It’s one of the only products that I genuinely agree suits all skin types. For the dry and normal skinned girlies, this will make your moisturiser go so much further. For the oily skinned out there, please do not rule this out. Oily skin can still be – and often is – dehydrated too. Try and I promise you, you’ll love it. And if you don’t, just be happy you tried it and don’t attempt to hunt me down and kill me? Thanks guys!

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo – Now, luckily for your sanity and the length of this post – I bet blogger hates me – I have a full review of this product already which I will link here. All I will say is, my skin has never been so blemish free since I started using this. Neither has at least 4 of my friend’s skin, who i recommended it to, too. It really is wonderful and will take something short of magical to knock this out of my holy grails list!

So there you have it, the skin care products that have not only saved my skin, but also some pennies as I no longer buy new products every other day in search of ‘the one’ (Come on, we’ve all been there right? No? Just me then…) I will of course continue to repurchase all of these and in all honesty, I really can’t imagine purchasing anything else. I highly, highly recommend each of these products and would love to hear from you if you manage to pick any up, have already tried them, and just what you think of this post in general 🙂 I always love reading your comments and genuinely appreciate you taking the time to make them.
Hope you enjoyed this post. As always, thank you so much for reading!

9 responses to “Holy Grails #1 – Skincare Saviours”

  1. I almost missed this 1 🙂 I love the photo, great color babe xx

  2. Great reviews! I've been dying to try the Origins cream. Thanks!

  3. Rosie Adam says:

    I've read mixed reviews about hydraluron. yours has made me want to buy it again!

    • Ellie Adams says:

      Looking back at this post nearly a year later – where has the time gone? – I would say that there are other products that do a better job for less money. No 7 have a great serum for example 🙂


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