SKINICIAN: My Miss NI Finalist Skincare
“Knowledge is beautiful”
I am so excited to share with you my discovery of SKINCIAN and the skincare routine that has literally transformed my skin! As a Miss Northern Ireland finalist I was recently introduced to this skincare brand who are sponsors of the competition this year! I started using a 3 step routine from the brand about a month ago just so I could really see the results. Recently, I met with a SKINICIAN consultant where I got a one to one consultation to get to know what other products would benefit my skin type. If you have read my previous skincare posts then you’ll know I’m one of those lucky people that has ridiculously sensitive and as of late, oily skin! SKINICIAN has saved my skin, quite literally. I want to share with you what SKINICIAN products have completely re-balanced my skin and my routine for getting #MissNI2019 Final ready ! (Please note I have bought everything in this post with my own money :) Except for an extra Purifying Discovery set which was gifted)
Launched in 2012, SKINICIAN is all about stripping back to basics when it comes to skincare. I love to see quality Irish brands making their mark in the skincare industry! This Irish beauty was founded by mother and daughter Hilary McMurray and Shelley Martin, who wanted to take the complication out of skincare and target their products to busy lives of the everyday woman. They have a range of products (full of antioxidants and free from parabens.. bonus!) for specific needs and skin types so it’s all about knowing what works best for you. If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I am an advocate for female empowerment which is exactly why this brand appeals to me so much!
“SKINICIAN empowers women with the knowledge to understand their skin and use the best products to provide tangible and visible results so they feel confident in their everyday lives”
They have 5 core values; simplicity, results, inspiration, collaboration and trust. They are a brand who puts the customer first and works on a support basis so you get the best out of your skincare. I’ll be talking more on what products I have but for a brand that promises visible results it is certainly no lie!
Knowledge Is Beautiful
Knowledge is beautiful, and that is why SKINICIAN as a brand are just simply amazing! First step encouraged before all else is to contact a professional and learn about a tailored skincare regime for your skin. We are all unique and we all have different types of skin, what works well for someone may not work for you! Skincare is a treatment, you wouldn’t exactly use a medicine for a condition you don’t have, right? So you shouldn't use a product that is not made for your skin! Take the time to get to know your skin, it will save you so much money in the long run! It is also important to learn about your skin regularly, I once had very dry skin, now in recent years my skin has turned to being very oily and products that once worked wonders just don’t have the same effect anymore.. Save yourself time and chat with one of the lovely consultants!:)
The Magic 3
As my skin has recently moved to being more oily I decided to try the Purifying Discovery Set about a month ago. My skin is hyper-sensitive so I was skeptical as to whether this was going to be too harsh for my skin.. but honestly I had nothing to worry about! The results were amazing and if anything the products actually took the sensitivity out of my skin! I had booked in to go for a makeup lesson at The Makeup Pro Store in Belfast and normally I would’ve shown up all cleansed just so my skin was calm and ready to go. But I had an event to come from straight before hand so I had no choice but to wear makeup and let the makeup artist remove it which in most cases would’ve made me go bright red! After the initial makeup removal, I looked in the mirror and thought ..what!? There was not a bit of redness, I was honestly so taken back! And it was all down to these three products below! Even when I went for my consultation I hadn’t yet mentioned I’d been using these 3 products and she recommended them to me anyway so definitely made the right choice! :)
“THIS PURIFYING SYSTEM BALANCES SEBUM PRODUCTION, IMPROVING THE TONE AND TEXTURE OF THE SKIN WHILST LEAVING A HEALTHIER COMPLEXION.” - SKINICIAN
Purifying Cleansing Gel
This gave me such a fresh feeling after the first use, it removed all traces of dirt and makeup! It didn’t leave my skin feeling tight or stripped of all the goodness which I find in most cleansers made for oily skin. It smells divine to !
No matter what, I always always use a toner after cleansing and this is honestly as refreshing as it smells ! Really sets such a good base for serum/moisturiser
Purifying Day Moisturiser SPF 30
This is my holy grail moisturiser!! Due to being sensitive I would’ve taken bad reactions after putting SPF on my face but it is so so important to use. This moisturiser not only mattifies while giving the skin that hydrated feeling but the spf is so kind to my skin!! Could not be without this product now!
Every morning and night | I start by cleaning my eyes/ removing eye makeup with the Soothing Eye Makeup Remover. This gently removes all traces of eye makeup whilst also soothing the delicate area, perfect for my crazy dark circles! Cleanse face with Purifying Cleansing Gel followed by Purifying Toner
2/3 Xs a week | Facial Exfoliator for my face and the Exfoliating Body Scrub everywhere else. Most gentle yet effective exfoliant’s I’ve ever used! They aren’t harsh on the skin and leaves that baby soft feeling after getting rid of all the dead skin. My skin is so radiant and soft after, no redness whatsoever!!
Every Morning and Night before Moisturising | I use the AMAZING Advanced Calming Serum, This was the one product the consultant raved about to get, it works to the deep layers of the skin so it takes a few weeks to see the results but honestly it feels like its calmed my sensitivity at a crazy rate!
2 Xs a week | Purifying Mask for when I want to properly re balance the skin and Hydrating Repair Mask for when my skin needs that extra moisture boost. The purifying mask is my absolute favourite, it has a really earthy smell which I actually quite like but most of all it leaves my skin feeling so even and toned !
If you want to find out more about each individual product click the links provided, I would give all the products 5 stars but if I had to choose, my ultimate top 3 (that I don’t think I could ever live without again..) are the Purifying Daily Moisturiser, Advanced Calming Serum and the Purifying Mask! Holy Grail products!!