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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Morning Skincare Routine




I am very  happy with my current skincare so I thought I would share with you what I use on a daily basis. I have split this into two parts, morning and evening, as I do use different products. 


Cleanser

Super Facialist Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser

First up I cleanse my skin with the gorgeous Super Facialist Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser (what a mouthful) this is £7.99 in Boots and is a beautiful morning cleanser. I have written a more in depth post on my thoughts of it here, but basically I love it. It feels nourishing on the skin and has a slight hint of roses on application, what more could you want when you are bleary eyed wishing you were in bed! I usually wash this off with warm water and a flannel. 

Toner




 Next I like to tone my skin with a hydrating toner. If my skin feels particularly congested then I use my REN Clarifying Toning Lotion as this is a mild exfoliant toner which was recommended to be my Caroline Hirons, see more here. I then go in with either my Darphin Intral Tonique, which is my favourite although it is rather pricey and using it twice a day definitely isn't making it last. This was another recommendation from the lovely Caroline and more in-depth thoughts can be seen on the post above. It leaves my skin feeling so clean, refreshed and hydrated - I am also obsessed with the smell! 

Other toners I reach for are ones that have been in my routine for years. The Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic which is floral scented and definitely refreshes and brightens my skin. This contains all natural ingredients and is a product I actually relish applying, sad I know. The final toner I love is the first one I used, the Dermalogica Multi Active Toner as this also contains natural products which leave your skin feeling soothed and hydrated.

Eyes & Serum 


For my eyes I have been reaching for my Indeed Labs Eysilix ever since I saw it on Caroline Hirons blog. It claims to target fine lines, as well as reducing the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. I think it definitely lives up to these claims and I have repurchased it so many times I have lost count! 

It is also great to get on offer with the Indeeds Labs Hydraluron, which I wrote about yesterday here. This little bottle of serum is perfect for dehydrated skin, as it is like a magnet for your moisturiser and holds up to 1000 times its weight in water. I have also found that as well as brightening my grey complexion it has also reduced the appearance of any scars I had. If you haven't tried it then I could recommend it enough. 

Moisturiser

This seems like a very long post but this is the final step! No wonder my boyfriend always teases me about how many lotions and potions I own and use! My favourite moisturiser of the moment has to be the Origins GinZing. It is lightweight, refreshing, nourishing and smells utterly scrumptious, what more could you want? Read my review of it here

Now that seemed like a lot of products, but it takes no time at all and the difference in my skin since I started investing in skincare has been so noticeable  that I know I will now never miss a stage out. 

What are your go to skincare morning products? 

X





15 comments:

  1. I love the Liz Earle Skin Tonic too! Really want to try the Origins GinZing x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. I know it is such a lovely toner. A lady at Liz Earle said it is really good at removing masks too! Definitely try the GinZing it is amazing! x

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  2. Love reading these posts as I'm always wanting to change up my routine, I really want to try the Origins GinZing Moisturiser too xx
    http://missknightbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Me too! I always end up adding things to my wishlist. I would recommend the GinZing I have repurchased it numerous times! X

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  3. I love the look of the Una Brennan cleanser, in fact, I am lusting over most of the products in the range. I think they're on 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment, so I might have to invest...
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. I would definitely recommend the Rose Intense Moisture Mask and the Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask - both are amazing! X

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  4. I'd really like to try the Indeed Lab Eysilix, it sounds great! x

    The Beauty Scrapbook

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  5. Loving your morning skincare! I love the Una Brennan cleanser its my fave at the moment for morning. I definitely want to try out the Origins GinZing as I love the night-a-mins. Great post!

    Genna at Lipstick Crush

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  6. Great post, I really want to try some of the Una Brennan range and the Origins GinZing! xx

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    1. The Una Brennan range is so great, I love their masks as well! x

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to try the Indeed Lab Eysilix.

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  8. Ooh I have some Dermalogica skincare that I completely forgot I had, think I'll be digging that out the weekend!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I love it when you read a post and it remind you of products. I have been wearing my Bourjois foundation loads after reading your post. Completely forgot how much I love it! x

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  9. I really love skincare posts, they give me lots of ideas to add to my shopping list!
    danielascribbles

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    1. I am the same, love reading them for inspiration! x

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