Products I’m Trying Out Right Now

Lets Talk Skincare…


Okay, so I’m going to start this post off by explaining my current skin situation…. It’s not great. As you’ll probably already know if you’ve been reading my blog for a while – or have been following me on twitter, I have problematic, acne prone easily scarring skin. It’s no secret, I’m not one to ignore the subject, it can’t be easily helped. Currently my skin is at a bit of a low point, the prescription I had from my GP a couple of months ago stopped working, I have since gone back and been re-prescribed something that never worked for me in the first place? I’m looking to return to my GP this week and ask for something different, maybe it’ll work, maybe not. We’ll have to wait and see.

Today I thought I’d share with you a handful of products I’ve bought in the last week to try and combat my skin problems. Some of them you will have seen before, some of them are brand new things I am trying out. It’s too early for me to make a judgement as to how well each of the new items are working, but I thought I’d at least share my first impressions of the new products… and my thoughts on some of the old ones.



So this one is a newbie that I’ve added to my collection this week. The Palmers Skin Therapy Oil is an oil that’s designed to help fade acne scars, balance an uneven skin tone, fade stretch marks and help fight against aging skin. I picked this little bottle up for only £2.50 in Sainsburys when I stumbled across it last week. I’d never read into it, I’d never heard about it, but for £2.50 I figured it was worth a shot. I was a little weary at first, being someone who has acne prone skin I wasn’t too sure how slathering oil over my skin at night would work out. However so far I have not seen my skin get any worse since I began using it. It says that effects should be visible within eight weeks, so it’s definitely too early to judge whether it’s actually doing my skin any good – but I’ll keep you updated.


Another newbie! Now I know that cleansing oils are primarily meant for removing make up, at least that’s what it says on the bottle – but having read online about the double cleansing technique I thought it was worth trying out. The L’oreal Cleansing Oil breaks down all the makeup, sweat and dirt that is sitting on your face at the end of the day, lifting all the grime and dirt off your skin. Now, I don’t wear make up so I can’t exactly comment on this aspect of the oil, however after using it for a number of evenings now I can say that my skin has never felt cleaner. I have combination to oily skin, and when the time comes to clean my skin at night I do have a lot of things that need cleansing away… This oil definitely does the job!



So by now you probably know that this facial wash is an old trusty favourite of mine. I have mentioned it countless times before in blog posts but it never fails to make my list. Because I have spoken about it before I won’t dive into too much detail. What else can I say but that it works. I have tried out a combination of facial washes in the last year, each of which has either shown no benefit or made my skin visibly worse. However with the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash, I have never had a problem and my skin has always reacted the best.



Another newbie! Okay, so I have tried out one of the L’oreal toners in the past >>> read about it here. <<< However I didn’t end up using it for a long period of time, I somehow broke the bottle? Anyways, I have been using the toner for just over a week now and lets just say, before purchasing this toner I was definitely missing out.


I actually heard about this facial wash from @weworewhat. She spoke briefly about the product over on Instagram and I instantly headed out to grab myself one. Now, I’ve never really been keen on exfoliating face washes. Any that I have used in the past often left my skin feeling over irritated or dry – with the St. Ives Apricot Scrub… that is not the case. So far I’ve been using the scrub three or four times a week, usually in the evening after using the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit facial wash. Over the last handful of months I’ve been dealing with dry skin from the acne treatment (provided to me by the doctors) I was using, since I’ve begun using this scrub all the dead skin cells *GROSS, I KNOW, I’M SORRY* have been exfoliated away and that problem has now disappeared. My skin is back to its healthy hydrated self!


The skin care love of my life? Yeah, it’s this product again.
If you’ve been following my skincare posts or favourites posts for a while you’ll be fed up of hearing me mention this product. However it’s the one product that has managed to keep a consistent place at the top of my skin care must have list. To read more about it I’ll let you read >>> this post. <<<

So that’s all the products I’ve been testing out over the last couple of weeks and all my thoughts and impressions.
Are there any products you’d recommend? Comment them below, or tweet me @jaacobblackwell.