Ever since I developed a passion for skincare, I’ve often found myself creating an almost ideal routine that suits my skin perfectly, but it’s always missing something; it either needs to be slightly more hydrating, a little more spot-fighting, a tad more calming…you get the picture. With that in mind, I’ve put together a few great ranges and products that are brilliant for tweaking your routine, that’ll hopefully make that minor adjustment rather than changing the effectiveness of the routine you’ve carefully put together.
Alpha-H Vitamin Serums are ideal for skin that can change on a daily basis (so like mine, then!) as they layer really well with other skincare products, and are singular in what they provide, so you know exactly where you’re at with them and don’t have to worry too much about how they might impact other products in your routine. You can pick up the Vitamin Profiling Kit for £49.99 here – link – which contains 4 of the Vitamin Serums (A, B, C and E) or you can buy them individually – my favourite is the Vitamin E, which is so soothing and hydrating – and you can find them all here – link – where prices start at £29.
Indeed Labs Boosters are a perfect example of how easy it is to tweak your routine; literally just decide what tweak you need – Hydration, Collagen, Radiance, Resistance, Q10 or Mineral – then add the booster into your routine, either during AM, PM or both. These are designed to be flexible so you can either use them as independent serums, or add them to other products depending on what you fancy. You can find out more about each one here – link – or you can pick up Hydration, Collagen or Q10 from Boots, currently with a third off here – link – for £11.33 (normally £16.99).
The Ordinary have such a vast range of wonderfully budget-friendly products, that you’re bound to find your perfect skincare tweak amongst the many possibilities. For example, they now have three different types of Hyaluronic acid (standard, marine and plant) so you can add exactly what you need to your routine. There’s also many different oils, types of retinol, vitamin C…you name it, they have it, and as they’re so well-priced, you can afford to experiment until you get your perfect routine. Find everything here – link – where prices start at around £5.
Bio Extracts are the perfect skincare range if you really want to take personalised skincare seriously; pick a level of hydration (Light, Delicate, Normal, Rich) then decide what boosters to add to your routine from a huge array of options, such as HA Hydra Boost, Anti-Oxidant Boost, Clean to Clear Boost, Redness Relief Boost; I’m really just scratching the surface as there are loads available. You can add your chosen boosters to your chosen cream, or you can add them to other elements of your routine (both skincare and make-up) or you can use them as standalone serums, making them completely customisable and very handy if your skin changes regularly. The creams start at £27 here – link (£24 for eye creams, which also have boosters available to add to the routine) and Boosters start at £19.50 here – link.