Tigerlilly Quinn: a skincare regime

Thursday, 7 August 2014

a skincare regime


Following on from my post about make up I thought it would be fitting to go through a bit of my skin care regime with you guys too. 

When I was a teenager I had awful skin, it wasn't a great time to be honest. I had problem skin, covered it up with cheap (and too much) make up and got even worse skin. Looking back though I'm not sure that I would have had fantastic skin with any miracle product, I think I was just a hormonal teen with rather oily skin and a lot of my skin issues have been sorted out with age. 

That being said I do notice a difference to how good my skin feels and looks with certain products. I always always cleanse, tone and moisturise (although tone is just splashing my face with cold water). It's important to me to use products that are ethical and where I can organic too, so I was really interested to test out the above Green People items when they got in touch with me. 

We actually already use Green People products for our sun cream (initially just Wilf's but now ours too as it seemed odd to ensure he only using organic and not us!). We also used a lot of their baby range when Wilf was small. I also use their deodorant as I don't like to use ones with aluminium in them, I've tried a few ones that are aluminium free and don't last very long but these one do. They don't have a hugely strong scent but I'm the sort of person that doesn't really like heavily perfumed products anyway.

I've flitted through using The Body Shop vitamin E cream and Neals Yard moisturisers but I stopped using Body Shop products after their Loreal take over. I actually can't fault the Neals Yard cream and would say they are both great items but do have their differences, the Green People 24 Brightening Cream does feel a lot lighter whilst still very moisturising. I've also noticed that my skin feels a bit 'brighter' using this cream and also hydrated. I've started to use this as a daily moisturiser and the Neals Yards as a thicker night cream which seems to be working really well. 

The second product I am loving from this range is the eye gel. I've always wondered if eye gels are worth it and so never really experimented with them much before. As someone who rarely gets a huge amount of sleep I feel like my eyes are the place that really give away my age and tiredness! I'm not sure there is a miracle product that would make that disappear but it certainly did reduce puffiness. It's not something I use daily but when I have had a tough night it makes me feel more awake and reduces a bit of the puffiness that comes with lack of sleep!

Lastly I was really intrigued about the food supplement. I'm always forgetting to take any vitamins or supplements however when I use products rich in vitamin E I do notice a difference so as this one claimed to be 550 times stronger than vitamin E I though it was worth a shot! I read a bit into the benefits of astaxanthin too so was interesting to see that this was one of the ingredients. I'm not sure I can say I can notice a massive difference but that being said I have felt pretty great for the past month or so and have also escaped a few bugs that friends and family have had too. In general I think the combination of the three products have really made a difference to my complexion as I've been wearing make up less and less and feeling confident in being fresh faced. I should note they are also vegan and suitable for pregnant ladies too! 

What's your skin regime like? What products do you swear by?

I was sent these items to review but all words and thoughts are my own

11 comments:

Jo Trendall said...

Hi there, I've just come across your blog and your photos are wonderful! I'm sorry to read that you didn't receive good service, it was a while ago so I'd like to think it has improved since then! I wondered whether I could use some of your pics for our website? I won't of course include any of the baby - cute as he is! He's probably a proper little boy now! Many thanks, Jo, Cox and Baloney.

georgina davies said...

I love the green people baby washes and shampoos they are so good xx

German Girl in London said...

I don't have a skincare regime but I really ought to have one. I have some Clinique products, but I keep forgetting to use them regularly. My skin breaks out a lot for hormonal reasons and the only thing that seems to help is dry hot climate.

Wild & Grizzly said...

I canny wait to try that vitamin shot it sounds amazing! Also I hadn't really thought about what's in deodorant so I'm going to look into that also x

Polly Davies said...

love green people products too - their deoderant is great isn't it?!

laura redburn said...

other than eating gluten and dairy free (intolerances, not being trendy haha) the absolute biggest thing that's made a difference to my skin (and my memory and other things) is cod liver capsules. i've suffered with dry skin all my life and it's done wonders for that.


also, multivitamins and extra b12. i eat relatively healthily ..lots of veg! so i definitely think that helps too.


another thing is coconut oil - it's pure magic! ..and green tea. it's all about what you put in you! though obviously some stuff you can't really control, and a good skincare regime can help loads too.

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I'm just about to buy some of their deodorant! I've been on the lookout for a good one without too many chemicals for ages! x

Lia Billimore said...

I fell in love with Heal Gel, a product I reviewed on my old blog, but this stuff looks great. I must admit though, i'm really loving the results i'm getting from using extra virgin coconut oil on my skin, morning & night - it's brilliant!

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I'm still trying to sort out my skin regime. I have problem skin which age has not sorted out so I'm now sporting both oily skin and the beginnings of wrinkles - how?! Actually, that said I did see a pic of myself from seven years ago and my skin was a lot worse. What I'd say is that I get a lot more sleep now than I did back then (surprisingly!) and I eat MUCH better than I did. I still have a way to go, though. These products sound worth checking out.

Laura Rocksteady said...

I really love the sound of that eye gel - since having Mr A I cannot live without eye gel and I am always looking for an ethical and eco friendly product to use so I am going to keep this one in mind for next time. I also had pretty bad skin when I was younger but again I don't think much would of helped really but now that I am turning 30 this year I feel that a good skincare regime is really important :)


Laura x

EB said...

At last!!! A blogger writing about beauty who actually considers the ethics of the company!!! Hooray! I can't believe how many beauty blog posts I've read where there is literally no mention of ethics, and it just baffles me. I have made a vow to never buy any beauty products/toiletries for me or my husband/baby that are not certified to be cruelty free, which is much harder than I thought it would be - so many companies are so sneaky about animal testing...and you're right, we can't even rely on The Body Shop anymore! I love everything Neal's Yard Remedies and Green People sound good too! You probably already have it but I requested the BUAV's Little Book of Cruelty Free which I carry around in my purse. I love animals and I can't imagine giving my money to a company that played a part in animal cruelty.

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