When I first started this blog, I used to try out new skincare all the time. Those of you who have been here a while will remember that I used to do monthly Skincare Shake Ups, where I would switch up my whole routine at the start of each month. I did this partly because I flipping love skincare and am always on the hunt for the newest thing that might transform my skin, but partly I did it so that I could better give advice to more people. I get a lot of questions asking for affordable options, some want luxury treats, others want vegan options, or at least cruelty-free options, or products available in specific countries, things from independent brands, things available online… the list is endless and I wanted to try to find things that worked for any or all of you. Sadly, as we all know, sensitive skin – and particularly rosacea – thrives on routine. My skin has never been happier since I stopped switching skincare so often, relying on my tried and true products that I know won’t let me down.
Because of this, I tend to turn down most new product launches unless they’re offering something new, exciting, or different. Which brings me to today’s blog post: a SVR Sensifine skincare range review.
It has been 5 months since the last edition of Skincare Shake Up and I was tempted to skip this because (spoilers!) not a lot has changed in my routine. But I get a lot of questions about the products I use every single day, so if it’s helpful I will continue to share these as and when. There are a lot of old favourites here, which will shock no one who’s a regular here. Make sure you read the disclaimers below, they’re important and may help with questions you might have.
It has been about 8 months since my last Skincare Shake Up which is bonkers considering I used to do these updates every single month. The last update was after my incredible appointment with Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Justine Kluk. There are a lot of products that are still in place in my routine since then, as well as some new discoveries.
I am asked at least once a day ‘have you tried…*insert brand name*?’ and so I wanted to have blog post where I could direct people so they can have instant, easy access to my reviews of a each brand I’ve tried.
If you’ve seen this post about my dermatologist appointment and resulting skin changes, you’ll know that the final straw before seeing Dr Justine Kluk was the spread of my sebhorreic dermatitis. I’ve always had issues with my eyes due to ocular rosacea (you can read more about that HERE) but the changes became unbearable.