November New In: Skincare Edition

November New In: Skincare Edition
November New In: Skincare Edition

With a change in season often comes a change in skincare routine and usually a move towards more hydrating and rich products. I especially find myself having to make the shift to heavier moisturisers at this time of year, as my skin definitely doesn't love the chilly air.

This month, I have become particularly invested in testing out a number of new products, and become more intrigued as to what's actually inside my skincare, and the ingredients that really work. With the rise of brands such as The Ordinary, stripping things right back to basics is trending. And I for one, have become much more invested in learning about what I'm putting on my face.

I realise I am scraping November posting this today, but I just couldn't get the images right! I still wanted to share what I've bought and am trialling in skincare this month, so I'm just going with it 🙂

November New In: Skincare Edition
November New In: Skincare Edition
November New In: Skincare Edition


Lately, I've been looking for products that will really make a difference to my skin. In an effort to take things beyond my usual cleanser and moisturiser routine, but still keep skincare affordable, I found myself on the Deciem website, browsing through the scientific offering of The Ordinary.

I wanted to try a variety of products from across the range, opting for products with different purposes, aiming to build a skincare wardrobe. I opted for two products that hydrate, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and 100% Plant Derived Squalane. Salicylic Acid 2% Solution for blemishes, Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% for brightening and finally Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG for the under eye area (my favourite so far!). 

I have only been using these for 2 weeks as I am writing this, so not quite long enough to warrant sharing my thoughts. But I am thinking of doing an updated skincare routine once I've found a combination that I really love.


Also new in this month, are a couple of items from Glossier. I was pretty restrained when I was on the Glossier website, erring on the side of caution as their products are so hyped about. But now I know why! I picked up the Priming Moisturiser Rich, as a heavy, Winter cream. And also the Balm Dotcom in Birthday which is a wonderful hydrating, not to mention deliciously scented lip balm. I now want to collect them all.

Are you introducing anything new into your skincare routine for the colder months? Let me know if you've tried any of these from The Ordinary and what I should get next time I order from Glossier!

November New In: Skincare Edition

  • I love the Salicylic Acid 🙂 I really need to try the birthday version of the Balm Dotcom too

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Shannon

    I’ve seen a lot of people using glossier and wonder if it’s actually worth getting. I feel like I am either targeting my acne and drying out my skin or using moisturizing products and breaking out.

    Shann Eileen |

  • I really want to try Glossier! I’ve heard so many great things about this brand xx

  • I’ve seen quite a few people talking about The Ordinary, so I might just try something from them during winter as my skin is getting rather dry and my usual go-tos haven’t been working as well as they used to… Or maybe I’ll just wait for your review on these products before I buy anything from them hehe.


    Sofia –

  • I’ve not used any of these, but they do look good and I have read great reviews for Ordinary. Really need to try them

  • I love The Ordinary! I would really like to try their Hyaluronic acid please do tell what you think about it!

    Olga from Myme

  • I’ve heard great thins about both these brands, I’m desperate to try glossier


  • I know what you mean about collecting all the balm dotcom´s I started with the birthday balm and then got the coconut one, and now i want to try the rest of the range!

    Vanessa x |

  • there is nothing like the ordinary skincare. it changed my skin and i can’t go a day without my hyaluronic acid.

  • Kate

    These are two brands I am desperate to try! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • I wish Glossier would ship shipped to my country. I just love their products!
    Xx Victoria

  • I really love The Ordinary, so looking forward to hearing how you get on! I made my first Glossier order yesterday and picked up the Birthday Balm Dot Com, can’t wait to try it out x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

    • Ah yay! I love the Balm Dotcom – i’ve almost finished it now and I’ve only had it a month! Time to get some more 🙂 xx

  • I really want to try Ordinary products as I heard so many great words! xx

    • It takes so long to pick which ones and figure out what to get but it’s worth it 🙂 xx

  • I’ve tried a few from The Ordinary, I like the hyaluronic acid but my faveeee is the nicinamide – so good!

    • Ooh I’ll have to try this next time. Hyaluronic acid isn’t my favourite out of what I got so maybe i’ll prefer the nicinamide xx

  • I really want to try the hyaluronic acid from The Ordinary! I looove the birthday balm dot com too xxx

    • Balm Dotcom is the best isn’t it?! I need to get some more now I’m almost out! xx

  • I love The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid so much – it really changes the dynamic of my skin!

    Sharni xo

    • Interesting! I have quite dry skin, especially in the winter and I haven’t found it that effective so far, going to keep testing it for a bit longer though! xx

  • I’ve only heard good things about Glossier – glad you like the products you picked out, I definitely need to try the brand out!

    • Me too! I can’t speak for all of the products but I’d definitely recommend giving it a try. It all comes so beautifully packaged as well 🙂 xx

  • I’ve heard so much about the ordinary recently, really want to try their products. Definitely do an updated skincare routine if you can!
    Aleeha xXx

    • I’m planning to! Just want to find my perfect combination of products first! 🙂 xx