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Community Wisdom: Your V-Day Skincare Picks 

Candles, chocolates, mood lighting? That’s actually a typical selfcare Sunday for us here on The Dose, but lovers the world over will have all that and more as they celebrate Valentine’s Day this week. So whether it’s romantic, platonic or self, we’re sharing the love with you.

We asked our community of superfans, The Skin + Me Collective, to share their skincare loves, likes and losses. From the products we’re flirting with – TikTok trends like slugging or skin flooding – to the ones we’re ghosting – products with big promises that couldn’t deliver – here are this year’s picks. 

Valentine’s Day skincare: What products are you flirting with and what products are you committing to?

Tamsin: “I’m loving the new Skin + Me Vitamin C serum together with the Daily Doser.”

Jenni: “I’d tried a new cleanser, but my skin has been breaking out like crazy! So I’m getting back with an ex (the Skin + Me Cleanser which must have been helping maintain my skin barriers!). I’m also loving the change in my Daily Doser.”

Phillipa: “Skin + Me Soothe + Smooth Moisturiser, Daily Doser, Purify + Prep Cleanser and good old E45 are the ones for me.”

Alice: “Loving the new Skin + Me Vitamin C serum and my current Daily Doser. Olay Regenerist Night Cream is lovely too.”

Hannah: “Big fan of the Curél Deep Moisture Spray – made all the difference for dry winter skin while using tretinoin!”

Kaatje: “Can’t go without my CeraVe cleanser and L’Oréal Paris Revitalift SPF50+ alongside my Daily Doser. Letting go of random masks, keeping everything nice and simple.”

Kershia: “Daily Doser and CeraVe cleanser.”

Samantha: “Since using my Daily Doser and Daily Defence, I have stopped using my other suncream and my other products. The Daily Doser and Daily Defence have changed my skin and I look forward to trying other products in the range.”

“Skin + Me’s Daily Defence Sunscreen is still the GOAT for under make up!”

Charlotte, Skin + ME Collective member

Denise: “I’m absolutely loving the CeraVe Moisturising Lotion for very dry skin before and after my Daily Doser. I usually have combination skin but without any dryness but over the winter months my skin was extremely dry and flaky so my prescriber suggested this – my skin is lovely and soft again.”

Charlotte: “Love my Daily Doser obvs! But I also really enjoy exfoliating once a week. I really like CeraVe moisturiser too! Skin + Me’s Daily Defence Sunscreen is still the GOAT for under make up!”

Bec: “I’m loving the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, my Daily Doser, Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser and Skin + Me Daily Defence Sunscreen. So done with abrasive exfoliators, which I think I was using too much. Going back to basics has improved my skin texture so much and I’m so happy with the difference my Daily Doser has made, even within a few short weeks.”

Ellie: “Daily Doser followed by Oils Of Life Night Cream (The Body Shop)!”

Susie: “Zoe Bee Beauty Aloe & Avocado Cream followed by my Daily Doser.”

Lucie: “Loving Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Toner, Daily Doser and Beauty Crop Cleansing Balm.”

With all that swiping, it’s hard to know what’s real – that’s why it’s always a good idea to do a little research on your potential matches before you decide to commit. True in dating, true in skincare. Head on over to Facebook to join The Collective to take part in the conversation. 

N.B. Thanks for all of your contributions. Quotes have been edited for clarity and brevity. Head over to The Collective for more.

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