High street skincare products and cosmetics for problem skin

High street skincare products and cosmetics for problem skin

Sometimes you can suffer from 3 problems at once: you have delicate problem skin, you’re on a tight budget, and there’s no health store near you (or you can’t be arsed to go to one). If this sums you up, Georgie Hanmer recommends the products that she finds have personally saved both her skin and her social life.

Everyone knows that you have to look after your skin. Not only can improve your skin with a healthy diet, but also the things that you use on it (not just skin peels but skincare and cosmetics) play a big role on its appearance

I’d like to tell you about some of my favourite skincare and cosmetic brands. I’m no brand-monster, but if you’re looking for recommendations on products you’re in the right place. Remember, you don’t have to fork out vast amounts for good products, but if you want to treat yourself ang get the job done, then here are some brands that I think you might enjoy!

I have had a lot of problems with my skin. I suffer from eczema, rosacea and frequently get spots and clogged pores, which really isn’t nice at all. So in my time I’ve tried lots of products with varying success.

One of my favourite brands EVER has to be Dermalogica. Now this range is a bit pricy, but if you use everything correctly, you will get a lot of life out of it. Plus this range is for everyone. You can’t go wrong with it at all. If the Dermalogica product you by isn’t quite the one that’s best suited to you it will still work, and there usually is another one you can use that will be more suited.

Dermalogica can be found in some beauticians so you can also ask them for advice. Another slightly cheaper brand to consider is Clarins, who offer a lot more products than Dermalogica. As for the cheaper end of the spectrum, Simple all the way. When you’re on a budget and just want something that does the trick, then go for Simple.


Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser and Sheer Moisture SPF 15 Moisturizer

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash

Some cosmetics aren’t for everyone, due to skin sensitivity or allergies. One brand I steer well clear of is Maybelline and so do some of my friends. But there are many others which are great.

If you have money to splash out with, I’d definitely go for MAC cosmetics. The MAC range is massive and contains a variety of top-notch products. The best part of their range, in my opinion, would have to be their foundations, which come in all colours and formats from liquid foundation to compacts.

However, if you want something a bit more snazzy and bright, try the Barry M line of make-up. If you haven’t heard of Barry M then where have you been?! This range is definitely for those who like to make a statement with their make-up, with oodles of colours to choose from and umpteen different products.

Again, if a lack of money stops you from buying slightly more expensive stuff, try Collection 2000. This might seem like one of the cheapest, tackiest brands on the market, but in recent years their products really have improved. And who really minds the label that comes with this brand when you can get some decent eyeshadows for just a few quid?


MAC Prep + Prime Skin and Studio Fix Foundation Compact

Barry M Dazzle Dust and Nail Paint

Collection 2000 Eyeshadow Trio and Plastique Lipgloss – Clear