Beauty+ writer, Charli, gives us her top picks for troublesome skin.

“Fine lines and wrinkles I can live with, but what nobody warned me about were the lesser known effects of ageing on my skin.  Increased sensitivity,  rosacea, dryness, itching and eczema can all take a hold and even adult onset acne thanks to hormonal changes. For me, I’ve been struck with redness, dryness and acne. What a winning combination.

I chopped and changed products for several months trying to find products that could tackle all of those issues, but it wasn’t easy. Acne ranges were too drying and products for dry skin were too heavy and exacerbated my spots. Then, I stumbled across the Aromatherapy Associates Soothing range.  I don’t use the complete range but these products are amazing, and perfect for all ages, thanks to their ability to tackle most skin issues.

My personal top picks are the the Soothing Cleansing Balm and the Soothing Face Oil, both of which I credit with solving my dryness issues as well as helping to heal spots fast and ease redness.

Soothing Cleansing Balm melts make up and rinses away leaving no trace on your skin other than leaving it calmer. However, if you are going to treat yourself to one item from the Soothing range, I’d have to recommend the Soothing Face Oil. Far from aggravating or creating blemishes, this oil tackles skin concerns in one nightly treatment. Made with Evening Primrose and German Camomile, this blend hydrates, tackles redness and soothes all manner of conditions. Dry patches are gone, spots are less inflamed and redness reduced. 

It’s recommended you use this after serum but before moisturiser, but I must confess, I do tend to skip my evening moisturiser. There’s no reason for that other than this seems to moisturise my skin well enough, without feeling oily, and using this in the evenings and my normal moisturiser in the mornings seems to provide me with enough hydration.”

Soothing Face Oil is £45.50 but we’ve spotted it HERE for £40.95.

Soothing Cleansing Balm is £37, but HERE for £33.30.

If you have any wonderful problem-solution products that really work, do let us know!

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