“It’s not about the destination,“ they say. “It's about the journey...“
I’ve been on my skincare journey for three years now, and in my opinion, it's alllllll about the destination. Through the ups and downs, the breakouts and retinol-face and a melasma moustache, here I am today. Happy and (makeup) free.
When I first started working at Adore, I told my Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast co-host Joanna that my skincare goal was to go on a first date without makeup. Now, I just don’t date. I think they call that progress!
But seriously, let’s take a look at a visual diary of my journey through the wonderful world of active ingredients and cosmeceutical skin care.
I'd been travelling for a few months when this photo was taken.
I packed just one skincare product: A small tube of Jurlique moisturiser. Better than nothing, hey? No, not better.
If you’re not going to use any other skincare product, please use sunscreen* as the sun can be attributed to around 80 per cent of premature ageing. Case in point: I have pigmentation, uneven skin tone and sun damage.
Hannah, you really couldn’t have taken this photo at a better angle?
This was taken just before I started my new role in content at Adore Beauty and my skin was freaking out after I returned from my five-month round-the-world trip.
I'd recently purchased a couple of products from The Ordinary and was loving The Ordinary Buffet because I thought ‘buffet’ was some fancy ingredient I’d never heard of. Wrong.
The Ordinary buffet serums are named after an actual food buffet. You get a little bit of everything, so it’s the perfect starter serum for skincare newbs. (You can learn more about the buffet serums in this YouTube video below.)