Beauty | Evening Skincare Routine ft Magnitone

Ever since I started getting back on track with my blog I've found that I have turned into some sort of shopping demon and that's not just with make up either, since turning 30 I've come to realise I really should be taking better care of my skin.

So I've found myself investing in a few staple items but also experimenting with various budget skincare items to find the things that work best for my skin.

I recently shared my budget skincare saviours (here) and although I'm still working through and loving all those items,  I have found a great evening routine recently that I just had to share too as it's working for me. 

Even though I am in my thirties (sssh though!) I suffer from all sorts of weird and wonderful complexion issues.  I had acne in my youth and still get break-outs.  I have combination skin, huge pores and a fair amount of redness all over my crazy facial head type area.  Madness! 

There is nothing I love more than getting home from work and spending some quality "me time".

Right now the star of this show is of course, as the title suggests the Magnitone Lucid*.

My first port of call is to remove my make up, now as I wear Estée Lauder Double Wear, I don't go straight in with my Magnitone.  My foundation can be a stubborn little sod so I get the majority of my make up off with my Garnier Miceller Water.

As I've mentioned in a previous post (here) I was a little late to the Garnier Miceller Water party. This stuff removes my foundation well but it doesn't really give me the deep down clean cleanse that I want after a long day.  I like to use the Miceller water first then move onto my Magnitone.

I'd admit, I have been sceptical of these face brush products and the promises they throw at us.  But I was kindly sent a Magnitone Lucid to try out so who am I to say no?!

Magnitone promise that I will:
"see softer, brighter and clearer skin in just 7 days to give you the perfect canvas for applying your make up or even go make-up free" 

Now, I can say right here and now, the no make up deal?  Yea, that will not be happening.  I'm so pale I'd scare the local children so I just don't go make-up free.  BUT after using my Magnitone for almonst a month now I can truly say I have never been happier with my complexion.

I use my Magnitone with my Philosophy Purity Cleanser - a product that I have used on and off now for 3 years (I stock up when it's on offer as it can be quite expensive).  Purity leaves my skin feeling super refreshed.  It has quite a faint scent which is perfect for me as I'm not keen on overly fragrant products on my face.

I use around a 10p sized amount of Purity on my Magnitone brush and apply it to my wet face.

I really like that the Magnitone is fully waterproof so I can use it in the shower or even in the bath too if I'm having a pamper night.  It has a built in timer that beeps every 20 seconds to let you know it's time to move onto a different area of your face, something I found really useful as I think I have been too harsh on certain areas of my face in the past, I used to scrub my chin so much I was getting scared it might fall off so using the Magnitone on the deep cleansing setting means I know I'm getting a good deep cleanse without the harsh abrasive scrubs I have used in the past.

After using my Magnitone and Purity cleanser, I pat my skin dry and grab my Kiehls Calendula herbal alcohol-free toner which I picked up during my recent skincare assessment (post here) now this is a lovely product but I won't be repurchasing it.  As much as I am enjoying using it, toner is a new product for me, I never used it before buying this one.  I love how it seems to sooth my skin and the pretty flowers in the bottle are just adorable but it is not worth the price tag of £34.50.  I just couldn't justify buying this again so I will be looking for an alternative.  If however money is of no concern to you or you are looking for a treat, I would recommend this toner.  If anyone has any budget friendly toner recommendations, shout them out now!

After toner, it's surely almost bedtime, how long is this post!!!!  Cuppa break?!

After toner it's time to add some moisture back into my skin.  As I've mentioned before I have combination skin, but on the most part it's super dry so at the moment I'm trying to rehydrate my body. 

I go between two different moisturisers, the Aveeno which I have already mentioned (here) and the Instanatural Youth Express Night Cream and two different serums, the Kiehls Midnight Recovery and the B. replenished Facial Oil.  All 4 of these products have helped me re-inject some plump back into face and I love them all.

Using all of these products has helped my complexion improve to the best I remember in a long time and although I may shake up a few items such as toner and moisturiser, I can't see me giving up on the majority of these items just yet. 
Magnitone have kindly passed me a discount code if anyone would like to try their own and I would certainly recommend it.  I really love how my skin is improving since using it so grab your own for 20% off by using discount code: BLOVE20 via   

Have you made any decent skincare discoveries recently?

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  1. You are never 30, don't bloody lie missus! I'm obsessed with Philosophy cleanser I'm on a skincare kick too, I love it.

    Sarah x |

    1. 32 soon, Shhhh!! How good is the cleanser though, I'm also a fan of the S&G Peaches & Clean but I'm almost finished it.

  2. I'm really trying hard with my skincare at the moment too, but it is paying off! I absolutely love my Magnitone as well, I don't think my skin has ever been better! Great post, really interesting read x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  3. I really hate taking my makeup off lol but you gotta do what you gotta do! It helps having products you love to use :)


  4. We're the same! Same skin (though I'm really oily, but defo get dry so combination too), and I use Double Wear! Do you know Estée Lauder does a special makeup remover? It's pricy but it brings it off easy. I must try some of that water!
    x GNAR MOSH x

  5. I love the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery and they recommended me that toner in my consultation. I really like to take my time and have a bit of a pamper when I do my evening skincare routine :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty