Hope you are enjoying the first official days of summer, even if you are in London! Lately, a lot of my friends have been asking me about what skincare products I use daily so I decided to write an entire post focusing on my current skincare!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Toner
I start my morning routine with a toner which I apply on a cotton pad and gently wipe the face and neck. This toner is particularly good for dry and normal skin as it has hydrating properties. It has a lovely, delicate smell and I also use it in the evening before applying oil and moisturiser. (Available at The Body Shop
Antipodes Day Cream
In the summer I use face cream instead of a primer. As you know I am a fan of Antipodes so I constantly repurchase the items from Manuka range. This cream is formulated with Vanilla, Manuka honey and Rosehip oil. Manuka is well known for its antibacterial properties and it also helped me with calming any breakouts. The Vitamin A + C also help to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
Massage it into your skin and leave for 2 minutes before applying makeup to keep your skin hydrated and glowing throughout the day. Available from Feelunique
Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Calming Cleanser
This face wash is formulated with moisturising Shea and Cocoa butters and Pro Vitamin B5 to remove any makeup, and dirt without drying the skin. I found it to be very hydrating, thanks to the Marshmallow and Allantoin. It has a wonderful smell of freshly cut roses which is ideal for skincare routine. I use it in the shower, applying a small amount and massaging it in circular motions onto face, neck and the decollate. Available from Boots, £7.99.
Cure X Natural Aqua Gel
It is very important to exfoliate once a week to remove any dead skin cells and dirt. Cure X is the best selling product in Japan, and since I am a fan of Japanese products I bought it to try. It is similar to Ginvera, as it is a grain free exfoliator which gently removes the dead skin. Best way to use it, is to massage it onto dry skin, you will start seeing small white rolls which are dead skin, dirt and impurities, leaving your skin cleansed and ready for further treatments. Available from Amazon, £21.19.
Garnier Micellar Water
Everyone is loving this micellar water, and I agree, it is a great drugstore product and has a similar effect to Bioderma. It removes makeup, cleanses and soothes the skin without stripping it from the natural oils. I am also loving Garner's new oil-infused micellar water so I switch between these two. I use the micellar water to remove the remaining traces of makeup before applying the toner. Available from Boots
Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil
After removing all the makeup with the micellar water, I would use The Body Shop Toner. I always use facial oil in order to lock in the moisture and lately I have been using the Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil.
The oil contains bakuchiol, which is a natural alternative to retinol, helping to smooth and refine the skin. It also contains antioxidants, rosemary and thyme extracts which clarify the skin and defend it against daily pollution and stress. Apply on face, neck and decollate. Available from Space NK
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser
After the oil, it is crucial to apply a hydrating cream, especially one which is filled with valuable ingredients as overnight your skin regenerates. The Aurelia night moisturiser contains plant as well as flower essences which hydrate and soothe dehydrated skin, Baobab which is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9, firming Kigali Africana and antioxidant Hibiscus and Shea butter. It also contains oils, such as Borage oil which is known for locking in moisture and Mongongo oil high in vitamin E content.
I apply it every night before going to sleep in circular motions on face, neck and decollate area, and wakeup with a glowing and revitalised skin.
Available from Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Website
Perricone MD Blue Plasma Orbital
Lately I have been trying the products from Perricone and they once again fail to disappoint. The blue plasma orbital is a great remedy for puffy, tired looking eyes, as it hydrates the skin, and reduces the appearance of puffiness. The consistency could be described as gel, which sinks into the skin very quickly brightening the eyes. It really worked wonders on my eyes, especially during deadlines and lack of sleep.
For best results, I kept it in the fridge and applied daily onto the eye area, dabbing it with my finger to also boost the circulation. Available from Lookfantastic
1. Minimalise your makeup this summer
2. Always remove your makeup before going to sleep
3. Find your perfect skincare products
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