My Summer Skincare Video!

This is the follow-up video to the ‘clear skin secrets’ one. Or whatever it was called. It basically covers my usual ‘routine’ from waking until bedtime – beauty stuff only, obviously, otherwise it would be a bloody long video! I couldn’t possibly fit in everything that I put on my face so I have narrowed down each section to a few core products that I buy again and again. I’ll be doing more features focusing in on specific parts of the routine – day moisturisers, primers, exfoliants, weekly treatments.. All in good time!

The longest product info list in the world has been published beneath the video pane – I suggest that you make your tea/feed the cats/write your will before starting to read it!


Morning Cleanse:

Bioderma Cleanser: £14 from Zuneta here:

La Roche Posay Micellar, £11.50 here:

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Wash – on sale at £20.99 here

Vichy Water, £7.50 here:

Pai Toner, £30 here:

Day Moisturisers Non-SPF

Chantecaille Water Flower Fluid, £58 here:

Emma Hardie Amazing Face, £38 here:

Dr Hauschka Rose Cream Light, £21 here:

Melvita Naturalift Cream, £30 here:

Soap & Glory Catch a Wrinkle, £10.21 here:

Tinted Moisturiser/Complexion Enhancers

No7 Tinted Moisturiser, £12 here:

Omorovicza Complexion Enhancer, £74 here:

Origins Vitazing, £25 here:

Day Moisturiser SPF

Caudalie Vinoperfect SPF15, reduced to £27.55 with free delivery here:

No7 Protect and Perfect, £21 here:

Clarins Multi-Active Jour, £38 here:

Evening Cleanse

Pai Skincare, £25 from BeautyBay here:

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser, £23 for 200ml at BeautyBay here: or HQHair here:

NuBo Velvet Cleanser, £28 at BeautyBay here: or FeelUnique here:

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, £13.25 from John Lewis online here: or from Liz Earle here:


Alpha-H Liquid Gold, £31.50 from BeautyBay with free delivery

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Serum £49 from HQHair here: or BeautyBay here:

Other facial treatments:

Pai Biogenerate Oil: £20 here,

Darphin Tangerine Aromatic Care, reduced to £32.40 with free delivery here:

Face Soothers

La Roche Posay, £13 here:

Filorga Interventional Cream, £32 here:


Strivectin SD Eye Cream, £49 here:

Filorga, £38.50 here:

Pai Echium Eye Cream: £24 here

Makeup Worn in Video:

Origins Vita-Zing SPF15,

Armani Eyes to Kill Shadow Shade No 6,

Prestige Longest Lashes Mascara,

Rimmel Bronzer,

Estee Lauder Concealer,




  1. I second the above. I really want to see what your skincare routine must-haves are now!

  2. Hi Ruth!Do you still follow this summer skincare routine?Have you changed some of the products this year?

  3. Thanks :)

  4. I would like to know which do you prefer? Darphin or Pai Oil-Aromatic? Or have you found a new version of these?


    • I prefer the Pai! xx

      • P.s. One more thing (actually two more things LOL) Liz Earle cleanser better than the Pai also? And since I see we have the same addiction to french produce (I’m addicted to Bioderma, Vichy, La Roche, Caudalie…) what moisturizer do you like best?

        Thanks sooo much.

        • Liz Earle is very different to the Pai, the Pai is formulated for really sensitive skin and isn’t QUITE so good with stubborn makeup. Pai is less fragranced and a slightly looser texture. Both are lovely, but it depends on what you want from it and how sensitive your skin is! x

          • Thanks for the quick reply!!! You’re sooo kind :)

            And for the moisturizer? Which is your favorite?

            Thanks again :P

          • Have a browse through – there are so many! Search moisturiser with an ‘S’ though, not a “z” otherwise nothing will come up! x

  5. Hi Ruth,

    I have a small question, which do you prefer? the Pai Biogenerate Oil or the Darphin Tangerine Aromatic Care? Perhaps in this year (since i’ve seen the video is from last summer) you’ve found another Aromatic-Oil care you like most?


  6. Hi ruth. i brought the clarisonic and pai cleanser and i was wondering if my acne prone combinaison skin would improve if i do this major cleanser at the evening. I only wanted to know your opinion even though i know you don’t have acne. Comestician at beauty counters considered my acne as blemishes, they are not severe, maybe light. But they won’t go away and it’s so frustrating that i splurge so much for my skin. what’s your opinion on this?

    • @Julie I use the Clarisonic once a week at the most. It does really deep clean, but I prefer a chemical exfoliant like my Liquid Gold or an enzyme peel – it feels much gentler on the skin! Good to use the Pai cleanser though as it’s so gentle. Break yourself in with the Clarisonic and see how you get on – perhaps try once every few days at first! x

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