I’m a #Skinfluencer! My New Skincare Routine

As my blog grows over time, I have been overwhelmed and grateful for the amazing opportunities that I have been given. Recently, I have been lucky enough to be recognised by some of my favourite brands, firstly with my brand ambassador role with Boohoo, and now, more recently, I was offered another ambassadorship, this time with one of the most renowned skincare brands! When I saw the message from Dermalogica pop up on my phone, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes, I don’t think I’ve ever opened a message as fast as that in my life! To my surprise and happiness, that message was an invitation to become one of Dermalogica’s Skinfluencers, a role that I had lusted over for ages but never thought that little old me would be asked to do. Of course, I accepted in a heartbeat and couldn’t wait to get stuck in to our partnership!

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So, what exactly is a Skinfluencer? Well, the clue is kind of in the name with this one. Dermalogica selects bloggers that they would like to work with, and sends them their newest and most beloved products to test out and review for their audience. As a bit of a skincare junkie, this sort of thing was right up my street and I was super excited to receive my first set of products for the campaign!

I was told that my first box would be the Hero Box: aka an entire new skincare routine! This package included a full range of products that could be used in conjunction with one another to achieve perfectly soft, smooth, clear skin. So really, the Hero Box does exactly what it says on the tin, swooping in to rescue your skin and restore its radiant potential!

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I knew this box was going to have some cool stuff in it, but I never realised just how many products I was going to receive. I thought I would get two, maybe three great products at a push, but this fabulous box was filled with five different skincare heroes, all of which work together to achieve a flawless complexion. Thanks to Dermalogica, I now have an entire new skincare routine, and one that I have been reaping the benefits of pretty much from the first day I started using the products!

I wanted to share my new regime with you because I honestly think it has made such a difference to my skin, so keep scrolling to find out what was in my box…

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STEP ONE: PRECLEANSE

The first product I use in my routine is this lovely little pre-cleanse. This is perfect for removing dirt, makeup and excess oils that appear on the skin during the daytime. Rather than a cream or a gel, this is a clear, oil-like substance that you start by rubbing onto dry face with dry hands. I know, seems weird right? But this first step is what starts melting away all of the impurities on your face.

After massaging it in, you then wet you hands and continue to rub the product into your skin until you get is a light, milky emulsion. Once that covers the face, you simply wash it off with warm water and you’re ready for the next product!

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STEP TWO: CLEANSE

Now it’s time to cleanse! Dermalogica’s gel cleanser is a super gentle, fragrance-free formula that cleans the skin without being harsh or abrasive. I like to apply this using my Perle 2 from Skinful because I think it optimises the cleansing routine by massaging the product into the face. The gel foams up nicely as you rub it in, and I like to massage it in for a good minute to make sure it really gets into the skin.

Once you’re happy with the level of cleansing, rinse your face with warm water and you will instantly feel the smoothness of your skin…but we’re not done yet!

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STEP THREE: MICRO-EXFOLIATE

 This was the first time I had ever come across a product like this. I had always just used liquid exfoliants contained in cleansers, in fact, I didn’t even know you could get powdered exfoliants! However, I absolutely adore this product.

You pour a half-teaspoon amount into very wet hands and rub them together until you get a paste. Then you start to exfoliate you face with this paste, using circular motions. I like to work away from the centre of the face as that is what I have always been recommended to do. Although this is an exfoliant, it’s actually very gentle on the skin, and is definitely suitable for everyday use. Rinse off with warm water and your skin will be left feeling doubly soft.

The only downside to this product is that I’m not a huge fan of the smell. It isn’t fragranced but it has a sort of clinical smell to it? This is the one thing I would improve about this product but other than that I love it!

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STEP FOUR: MOISTURISE

After cleansing your skin, it is always super important to moisturise, even if you have oily skin. This soothes the skin, and keeps it looking soft and smooth. This moisturiser contains vitamin C and E extracts and promises 48 hours of hydration. I think this is the perfect product to finish the cleansing routine as it just leaves your skin feeling so nice! It feels like a rich product but it isn’t too thick to apply, and sinks into the skin super easily. This moisturiser is definitely a favourite of mine!

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STEP FIVE: PRIME

This last product isn’t part of the cleansing routine, but it is a really nice step to add in when you want that extra glow! The skin perfect primer is a lovely tinted product with a very subtle shimmer that evens, brightens and smoothes out your skin. I like to use this product as a base for under my makeup (and I have found that it makes my makeup last much longer when I wear it), or I like to wear it by itself for an extra little glowy boost! This is a wonderfully light product, that refreshes your face and is perfect for those dull skin days. What’s more, it has SPF 30 in it which is super important for protecting your skin from UV rays and slowing down ageing (yes, we still have to think of that, even at our age).

This little product is a fresh face in a bottle and the perfect pick-me-up to end your skincare routine!

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Wow, that was an in-depth routine. I told you I got a lot of products didn’t I! And yet, all five of these little wonders can be used together for the ultimate cleansing experience. I don’t always stick to all five products every day, sometimes I just cleanse and moisturise, but I try to do the full routine at least 1-2 times a week to keep my skin in good condition.

As I said before, I genuinely think these products have made a big difference to my skin, especially alongside using my Perle 2, which I also highly recommend! Overall, it has reduced dryness, spots and made my skin much more glowy and smooth. It seems that these products really are the skincare heroes that they’re said to be.

I am over the moon to be part of the #Skinfluencer team and I can’t believe that my little blog has got me this opportunity. Trying and testing products for you guys is something that I love to do, and so I am super grateful that I am able to do the things that I enjoy, and work with amazing brands like Dermalogica at the same time. All of the items in this post were gifted to me as part of an ongoing partnership and I can’t wait to try out more of their amazing products over time!

What are your go-to skincare products? Let me know in the comments below!

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