I like to have a few different cleansers, toners, and well… everything, in rotation for my daily skincare routine so here’s a quick snapshot of a few products that I’ve been using in the mornings this month. The overall theme of this routine is ‘light’; no heavy creams or pore blocking nasties and plenty of moisture.
Cleanser: Sukin Oil Balancing & Charcoal Purifying Gel Cleanser
This is one I picked up recently from Holland & Barrett, and has only just gone into to my skincare rotation, but so far it’s looking good. I’m a fan of charcoal but find it can often it dry out my skin a little too much so this super light gel cleanser has been pleasantly surprising and I’m more than happy to keep using it every other day so as not to overdo it!
Toner: Trilogy Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion
So, so, so in love with this. If you could personify the word ‘soft’, this toner would be it. Its kind of gel-like so I’ve been using a few blobs on a cotton pad and it feels so beautiful wiping over my skin and it does a great job at removing make-up. My skin feels smooth, soft, healthy and moisturised thanks to the hyaluronic acid, marshmallow and ylang ylang. I picked this up from LoveLula.com (here) and will definitely be buying again.
Moisturise/Spritz: B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Spritz
A little bit more hyaluronic acid here so I don’t use this with the Trilogy toner daily but its great mist to wake my skin up in the morning and add in some moisture. This is Superdrug’s own (vegan) range and I got it for an absolute steal when they had half price on the whole B. range.
Eye Cream: Laidbare Pack Your Bags Lighten & Tighten Eye Cream
I rarely wear make-up so I’m constantly on the look-out for a decent eye cream to make me look awake and hide those bags. I actually got this in one of my monthly LoveLula boxes so it wasn’t necessarily my choice to try but seems to be doing a decent enough job. The cream is nice and light and it does seem to have a mild tightening effect. It’s not setting the world alight but is worth the £7.99 if you want a more affordable cream.
Serum: Yours Truly Organics – Fix Me! Repairing Serum 30ml
Any product has my attention when the description starts with “When you suffer from oily and blemish prone skin” and is titled Fix Me! This serum is super silky and a tiny amount goes a long way so this little bottle (30ml) has lasted me for ages. My skin feels instantly calmer when I apply this and my blemishes/redness immediately soften; a great set-up for the day.
Oil: PureChimp Super One (100% Natural Facial Oil)
I only use a tiny bit of oil in the mornings in the creases that can dry out in the cooler weather and I loved this PureChimp one as soon as I tried it. It smells GREAT (banana extract) and feels nice and moisturising without feeling too greasy. It doesn’t block pores and 5% of its profits go to Save the Chimps so I feel like I’m being a good human, too.
Moisturiser/Day Cream: Zatik Rose Neroli Blossom Light Moisturiser
When this stuff says ‘light’, it means it. It sinks in to my skin almost instantly, giving Lush’s Vanishing Cream a run for its money. This doesn’t do too much other than hydrate but, as I’ve been bombarded with hayfever and a cold recently, that’s all I need it for. It was a bargain from TKmaxx for £5.99 and is good for a moisture boost any time of day.
So there you go. One of many morning routines I’m rotating at the moment; this one specifically to deal with dry skin in the cold weather and to make sure my skin is getting the moisture it needs.
Are you using any of these products? Let me know!