It’s been over a year now since I wrote up my skincare routine on TBC and a lot has changed. Over the last couple of months, my skin has really started behaving, with the exception of a couple of hormonal monsters every now and again. It’s looking clearer, healthier and less red so something in my routine must be working… In the mornings I keep it simple and efficient and in the evenings, I have a tried and tested routine that really gets the job done.
CLEANSE – Bioderma Sensibio Cleansing Milk* & Clarisonic Mia 2*
Each morning, in the shower, I take a minute to give my skin a thorough cleanse with the Clarisonic Mia 2 to kick start my day. I’ve been pairing it with a newly released cleansing milk lately and really enjoying it. Because it’s designed for sensitive skin, it effectively cleanses without irritating or promoting redness in my complexion. Instead, I’m left with hydrated, soft skin.
TONE – La Roche Posay Serozinc
A quick facial spritz makes sure that I’m completely woken up (every morning is a struggle) but this spray toner is also effective at reducing the appearance of breakouts and redness in my cheeks. I’ve been using it all year and truly loving the results.
MOISTURISE – La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+
I don’t need a heavy moisturiser after getting out of the shower so this moisturising treatment is more than enough. Hydrating, lightweight on the skin and with about a million skin care benefits. I also make sure to apply an SPF, but I haven’t found one that I love just yet – normally it’s in my primer if nothing else.
In truth, I’ve got about a million cleansers on the go in my bathroom at the moment, in preparation for a cleansing oil roundup coming soon. But let’s focus on these two for now. The Antipodes cleanser is for days where I haven’t been wearing makeup, keeping it simple and gentle on my skin – I’m not crazy about it because it does have a tendency to leave my skin feeling tight but on oilier skin days, it’s great. When I am wearing makeup, and wanting to remove it all quickly, the Bobbi Brown is super effective while still feeling nourishing on the skin.
I love a good chemical exfoliant to keep texture at bay and promote a glowing complexion and I’ve been super impressed with this cheap option from Nip & Fab. It gets the job done just as well as some of the more expensive options that I’ve tried in the past. Super effective on texture and also on spots that are beginning to appear under the skin. Again, Serozinc makes an appearance at night time to soothe, hydrate and keep spots away.
TREATMENT – La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+
A small helping of Effaclar Duo also makes it’s way into my routine at night time, particularly if my skin’s looking or feeling a little lacklustre. It’s a non-negotiable in my morning and night routine, as it has been for years. It’s my main helper when it comes to fading old dark spots or scarring left over from spots while also keeping my oil production in check. I’ll never stop singing this product’s praises.
FACIAL OIL – Rosehip Plus Rosehip Oil*
Rosehip oil is another essential in my routine, my favourite product to reduce congestion. I only need a couple of drops and focus the application on my chin and t-zone as they tend to feel the most congested after a long day of wearing makeup. If I can feel a spot coming up, I massage some rosehip oil on and in the morning, it’s looking much less irritated.
MOISTURISER – IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream*
I love a slightly richer moisturiser at night time, giving it time to really soak into the skin. This IT Cosmetics moisturiser is rich but still feels quite lightweight on the skin. It has a subtle but delicious scent and soaks into the skin beautifully. It leaves my skin feeling soft and incredibly hydrated.
EYE CREAM – Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream*
I’m often a little lazy with my eye cream application but can always tell the difference the next morning when I’ve bothered with it the night before. Although it costs a pretty penny, this one from BB is super hydrating without feeling too heavy on the delicate skin around the eyes. As much as I love it, it’s not a game changer, especially not for the price.
LIP BALM – Bobbi Brown Lip Balm*
This lip balm, however, is worth every penny, in my opinion. I keep one near my bed and one in my handbag because I’m that obsessed. It smells delicious (like marshmallows) but most importantly, it work wonders on dry lips.
There are also a couple of product that I keep on hand but don’t reach for every night. The Philosophy Serum is my number one pick for reducing acne scarring and pigmentation. And the Indeed Labs Serum is an essential when my skin’s feeling a little dry or dehydrated.
What are your favourite products in your skincare routine?
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