Skincare Regime: The Update

I recently posted about my skincare regime, which has now been altered and updated. As a sufferer of horrendous acne in my teens, I do a lot to look after my skin. My sister introduced me to the new skincare range, ‘The Ordinary’.
I did my research into the skincare brand, hunting YouTube for bloggers reviews. Here, I discovered a review from Nadine Baggott (Beauty Editor), who I have quickly become obsessed by. If she told me to wipe my own faeces on my face to rid me of spots, I’d do it.

After watching Nadine’s reviews, I chose four products from The Ordinary and incorporated them into my current regime with nspa. If I’m honest, I think I’ll be completely switching to The Ordinary Skincare as my complete skincare regime by next month.

Here is my complete new skincare regime!

Day Time Regime:

Step 1: Mario Badescu Facial Spray £7.00

I start my morning skincare by spritzing my skin with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray.  This product had great reviews, which I think are fair, it’s not a bad product. With that being said,  I hate using scented skin products and this one is. I like it, but, I won’t be reordering. I’ll be switching it for an unscented mist…

Step 2: Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 £5.90

Now, I love this Hyaluronic Acid. When you’re applying this product, you feel the skin tightening and it feels great. It is unscented, which I love. It quickly absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky. This product will definitely be staying in my regime. It is a great price too.

Step 3: Mario Badescu Hydrating Serum £26.50

Hydrated skin is important. I always like incorperate a hydrating serum into my routine. Like the spray, this serum had great reviews. It isn’t heavily scented like the facial spray, so that’s great. It does its job of hydrating the skin, but, it’s jelly like substance can feel somewhat odd on my skin and it definitely isn’t worth £26.50. I’ll be changing this once it has ran out, i’ll be opting for a cream based hydrating serum.

nspa’s Expert Daily-Rejuvenate Cream SPF 30 £10.00

I have always been an advocate of nspa’s skincare range, but, I will always be honest. nspa released a new range and updated their entire line recently. I gave this product a try, it isn’t right for my skin. For a day cream, I feel like this is very thick, I thought I accidentally applied the night cream… Their night cream is very smooth and creamy, yet this moisturizer is thick and heavy, it makes my skin look quite greasy after application. I have ordered The Ordinary’s Natural Moisturizing Factor Cream. Will I be swayed? What I will say, I do love having moisturizers that have SPF, a great ingredient for healthy skin.

nspa’s Brightening Eye Cream £4.50

I love the simplicity to this eye cream. It isn’t greasy, and the product absorbs into the skin well. It is cheap and lasts a long time, well worth the money. Like the nspa moisturizer, I have ordered The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. This could possibly replace my nspa eye cream, I have been blown away by The Ordinary skincare line.


Night Time Regime:

I never really had much of a nighttime skincare regime. I’d wash my face and just apply my normal moisturizer that I had applied in the day. This is no longer the case. I have stepped up my game and now my skin is wreaking the benefits.

Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane £7.80

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane is a moderate strength, no irritation serum proven to soften fines lines, pigment problems and revitalise skin. I always find nighttime skincare very sticky and heavy, this is not the case with this product. I will note, the product description states that acne suffers may find this product could worsen their acne in the first couple of weeks… I haven’t noticed any added acne since using this product.

Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone £5.80

So far, my favourite product from this amazing skincare line. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone is a water-free suspension of 30% Pure L-Ascorbic Acid in a base of silicones. A silicone suspension of vitamin C serum to brighten and protect skin against ageing. I noticed the product had brightened my skin and my dark circles within a few days. It is a powdery cream, it is thick, but it works. A small amount goes a long way with this product You do feel a sensation that hurts slightly… guys, if you shave and then apply this product, it does sting, nothing that you cannot handle though. I recommend this product to anyone and everyone. I LOVE IT.



  1. Sam
    October 30, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Hi Charles,

    Can you be more specific about the products you review / write about? It’s all well and good saying how much you like a product but that’s not much good to your readers who are not familiar with the product. What is Hyaluronic Acid? What do its purpose, how does it work etc etc.

    • October 30, 2017 / 8:25 pm


      Firstly, thank you so much for your feedback and for reading my posts. I’m just starting out, therefore, not perfect. I really value this comment, so thank you!

      Hyaluronic acid can be found in big cosmetic companies products – Kiel’s and Charlotte Tilbury being examples. Obviously, these brands are a lot more pricy, which is why I love The Ordinary Skincare brand. The purpose of Hyaluronic acid is to fight the skins ageing process. As you age, your skin is unable to obtain as much moisture in the skin as it could when you were younger, this means fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent. The acid acts as a replenisher for this loss of moisture. It doesn’t offer too much either, because that is also bad for the skin. If you are looking for a new product to try, do try this. I am really enjoying it!

      Have a great week.


      • Sam
        November 1, 2017 / 9:45 am

        Hi Charles,

        Thanks for your reply, appreciate it.



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