For great skin the difference is QVC

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From next-to-nothing knowledge and a slapdash non-existent regime that resulted in poor skin, to a list of can't-live-withouts and a radiant complexion in 18 months…

Liz Earle Cleanse & PolishGood skincare works! I was sceptical, mainly due to a lack of understanding and skin-specific education. I know it works because I am living proof. When I joined QVC 18 months ago I honestly didn't fully understand the need to invest in skincare. I had fairly bad skin, prone to breakouts, dry patches at times and always super-reactive to topical creams. I was doing it all wrong, getting by on any old or high street-advertised brands with expensive celebrity marketing campaigns – I had no real routine and I definitely wasn't using anything targeted to my skin type.

But it only took a couple of beauty shows at QVC – meeting with the industry experts, listening to their advice and using recommended products – to treat my multiple issues.


My skin needed rebalancing and hydrating, and I was also in need of regular exfoliation (which I never did!). I'd been stripping my skin with alcohol heavy ingredients, drying it out to clear up the breakouts, then overloading it with poor quality anti-ageing products.

It's not just the products on QVC that saved my skin, it's the excellent advice and education you get from the real experts who represent the brands, and of course our own beauty expert Alison Young. They tell us which skin type each product is for, how to use it and the results we can expect, and there's even usually an actual therapist on each show who offers application tips too. If I'm ever unsure or need extra reassurance, I visit qvcuk.com and read the reviews from real customers who give their honest opinions and give it a rating out of five.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating BoosterBelow is a list of skincare which I have found has made a big difference to me. Now I play around with new products too and alternate my regime every few months on the advice of the experts. I haven't listed everything, but these are my real heros that I keep going back to:

My morning regime starts with Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish or Elemis Cleansing Balm - the foundation of good skin starts with a good cleanser, and this was the first step in my regime I addressed once I started at QVC.

 

I use a mixture of serums and alternate monthly between Elemis, Algenist Reconstructing serum and Perricone High Potency

Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster is great; it does exactly as it says and can be integrated into any regime after a serum, going on the skin like liquid silk and absorbing immediately – top tip, use this throughout the summer months to boost thirsty parched skin. For moisturiser I love Elemis Pro Collagen Marine cream but I do also like Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate moisturiser.

During the night the skin works it's hardest, so chose night treatments wisely - Sarah Chapman Overnight facial is super soothing yet intense, then I also use Alpha H liquid gold twice a week. If you can, twice a year for one month each time, try Bio Effect serum, it replaces all your night time creams, I find this really brightens my skin particularly under my eyes but it's not needed for continuous year-round use.

Benefit PorefessionalGatineau Gommage is a gentle exfoliant which I do a couple of times a week (but on different days to Alpha H liquid Gold) followed by a mask; Radical have a great effervescent one that's easy to use which fizzes and pops when it's ready to take off, and Gatineau also do some great specific masks.

I always use a primer – with or without make up – it gives an even finish to the skin and fills in any lines; most usually matify the skin too. Try Benefit Porefessional or the fabulous award winning Elemis Flash Balm.

For a 'no make up daytime look' try Doll 10 BB drops, Decleor BB Cream or bareMinerals Day Treatment – they all give a flawless no make up natural radiant finish.

Whatever your regime… don't cut corners, be sceptical – but don't underestimate the power of good skincare, I'm a changed woman and finally I love the skin I'm in!

Best,

Chloe

3 Comments

  1. Melissa Lane June 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm -  Reply

    I use many of the products that you do. I love the beauty shows as you really do learn so much about skin care. Your skin is beautiful and when I saw you without make up, I realised that it’s not all about the make up. As your number one fan, I do listen carefully to the products you recommend. I find customer reviews very helpful too. Keep up the good work, Chloe. Your smile and sense of fun brightens up my day.
    Melissa

  2. Lucy Dorling June 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe,
    I’ve always been interested in Skincare (and beauty on the whole) but have really started to up my game in the last 4 years since turning 30. While all the products in my routine aren’t from QVC (though most are and when funds allow all!) the way I use them I have learned from all the beauty experts and of course Ali Young. My skin has actually got better through following their advice and I’m a lot more confident in what I am using and how I use them. When you actually can see the difference, you know those products are right for you. And if you don’t get on with something then you can send it back!
    I hardly ever buy products from the high street anymore as I get to here how a products may or may not be right for me, how to use them and also getting knowledge about ingredients which you don’t often find any where else. I love QVC and watch pretty much every day! I also would like to thank all the presenters (esp you and Ali Young -you’re my faves!!) for making it so easy for us viewers to understand what we are buying but in an entertaining way. You don’t get that level of service anywhere else. I’ve been watching since you joined and noticed how much you have learned, with all the products and brands you have on QVC that can’t be easy!! Hope to see you again on the Beauty Fix, I think you should be there as well as Will – that would be carnage lol!
    Take care,
    Lucy xx

  3. sue brown October 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    I live in California, USA I found this website and its fun to see what products the people in England use and what they think of them. We use many of the same items, I hope perhaps I can order from England and expand my search for the perfect skin regimes.

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