I’ve been having quite a few side-chats about Beauty Pie recently, some people using their membership a lot, the deliveries representing a bright point in otherwise dark times and feeling a little better than random things purchased from Amazon. Others contact me saying that they have a membership but don’t know what to get.
I thought a group discussion about Beauty Pie essentials might be fun. I don’t use any Beauty Pie skincare system as my skin is so odd and touchy that I can only use a Decree four-step system or I break out horribly.
You may have the same it’s-working-don’t-touch-it thing going on with your own daily skincare regime and don’t want to try anything else.
But, Beauty Pie is also terrific for ancillary products to support either their own skincare system or one of your own (from Deciem for example). These are my picks. If you are not already a member, I think my code ESTHERSENTME gets you some money off, or credit on. I can’t remember which… but use it.
1 Super Pore-Detox Purifying Black Clay Mask There is no skin regime that doesn’t benefit from a once a week clay mask. Sand + Sky is an okay one but it is far too expensive and it dries out in the pot. This BP one contains all sorts of extra excellent acids that will give your skin a kick up the arse.
2 Footopia This is the best foot cream ever. I’ve tried a lot and they’re always so slimy and greasy. This one is absorbed quickly and the smell is just heaven – like pine and eucalyptus mixed with something else faintly tropical. Like standing in a pine forest in Ancient Greece (except kinder on the feet).
3 Detox Shampoo To combat the ravages of age generally I try to only wash my hair once or twice a week; one of those times I use a Detox Shampoo. I have been using one that cost an absolute fortune from Moroccan Oil but I’ve heard fantastic things about this one from Spikers.
4 Dr Glycolic Micropeeling Pads Another once-a-weeker, suitable for any skin type, (unless you have had specific reactions against glycolic acid in the past), this is the new exfoliation, as opposed to the “old” exfoliation which meant rubbing the top layer of your skin off with eg crushed almond shells. (“It’s natural! How can it be bad for your skin?”)
5 SPF 50 Sunscreen Primer I know right ha, ha. But remember this for when the weather looks like it might turn. This is such a good SPF to use if you don’t like a tinted SPF (YUCK) and find it tricky to find an odourless sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast on your skin for a reasonable sum.
How about you? What are your Beauty Pie essentials? Please leave a comment in the handy box below.