My Ride or Die’s are products I love, can’t live without, rebuy and have used for months/years. In this week’s reel I’m sharing my Golden Glow Essentials – the skincare products that give me a sun-kissed glow all year round.
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#1 TAN-LUXE, THE FACE
I’ve been using these self-tan drops for the last 18 months, originally I purchased a random bottle in TK Maxx, was dubious, but then was hooked! I add 3 drops to my usual moisturiser in the morning (you could go at night, you rebel!) every other day to give a super natural golden glow. A 20ml bottle lasts me about 12 months – which I think is really important to factor in when considering price per wear/use, as this isn’t the cheapest by any means, although they seem to now offer 10ml for around £15 or 30ml for around £36 (at the time of writing Boots have a 20% off Tan Luxe products!).
#2 BEAUTY PIE, FEATHERLIGHT UVA/UVB SPF 50
This is one of my top Beauty Pie Buys, one I go back for year after year – I’ve been using this facial spf for 3 years because it’s lightweight, doesn’t bring me out in spots and isn’t greasy/oily. It’s so good I don’t even feel like I’ve got it on, but it does its job.
I whack it on, with wild abandon, after I’ve cleansed/serum’d/moisturised every morning.
Since using this SPF on my face every year, March-October (ish) I’ve noticed a HUGE reduction in my upper lip melasma – which, since my pregnancies, looked like a black moustache! As well as what would look like an ink mark on my forehead – yes, people would often cautiously comment “ooo, I think you’ve got something on your head?!”. No, it was just the 1253th reminder of the hormonal havoc my children caused my body years, after they departed my womb!
#3 GROWN ALCHEMIST, TINTED HYDRA REPAIR DAY CREAM
Possibly, next to the SPF, this would be my desert island essential. Grown Alchemist’s credentials are everything you would want from a skincare brand – Aussie (they know how to glow!), vegan, toxic free etc. plus it’s what perks my skin from corpse to, erm, less corpse/alive every morning. I pop a large pea sized amount on after SPF but before any makeup to ramp up the glow.
A tube lasts me between 6-8 months, which again, due to the £30+ price point, is good to know from a value/use perspective.
To take a look at the reel for my Golden Glow Essentials, head here, or, you can even find me on the ol’ TikTok these days here too – no dancing or lip syncing, promise!