Friday, November 8, 2013

Current Skincare Routine

Keeping a track of the skincare I use helps me understand what my skin wants and needs - sort of like keeping a skincare diary but one that I share with you all! This is what I've been using for over a month now, though I have switched out a few products since snapping this shot. 
I've moved on from using my cleansing balms to this Shu Uemura Unmask Cleansing Oil* (how huge is the bottle!?) I'm not a big fan of the way it removes eye makeup, but it melts face makeup away with ease and doesn't break me out plus I adore the gorgeous design on the bottle and how it looks on my bathroom countertop.

I then use my Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel (which I have since switched out for something gentler!) to cleanse my face. I adore this cleanser, it seems to have helped with my acne scars and it really cleans my skin well. I have found that my skin has become a bit sensitive lately so have moved onto a cleanser that targets that instead, but I would definitely still recommend this gel cleanser (I've used about 3/4 of it as a testament to that!)
In terms of keeping my spots under control I use the amazing La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo all over my face, then after it has sunk in I slather on some Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream*, or in the morning I use the newly reformulated Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +* which is nice and light for hot weather. I forgot to include my beloved Lancôme Dreamtone Serum* in these shots, but I'll have a full review up soon anyway.

For my lips (and my cuticles) I use the Suvana Certified Organic Paw Paw + Honey Balm*, which I much prefer over the cult Lucas Paw Paw which contains petroleum.
I have to admit that I don't apply eye cream as often as I should, but when I do I love using Indeed Labs Eysilix* which is nourishing but doesn't cause milia. If my skin is a bit rough I crack out the Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion, if I've got a spot I turn to the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and dry patches are seen to with the RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil Roll On* (perfect to travel with, score!)
 
At least once I week I skip all of my nightly treatments in favour of the Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask, which smells delectable and leaves my skin oh so soft.
 
So that is the round up of what I have been using!
Have you tried any of these products?
What daytime moisturiser do you think I should try next?
 
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty

16 comments:

  1. Any tips on how to get rid of milia? I've recently gotten one from using an eye cream and want it gone! Thanks, how often do you apply your eye creams? I don't want to get any more milia.

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    1. Mister Bovary gets milia sometimes, I find that he can't use rich eye creams so light textures (like eye gel etc) can be better for eyes sensitive to that. I also find that super light exfoliation can help get rid of any white bumps you may have, but of course gentle is best for that area. I don't have very dry skin under my eye so only use eye cream every second night or so, but I know people who get milia can use eye cream everyday provided they choose a formula that works for them. I've heard great things about the eysilix one, have you tried it? Feels really nice on.

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  2. Great post, as a beauty blogger it can be really hard to remember what you've been putting onto your face!
    I've heard so many good things about the Mario Badescu products and have been meaning to check them out, but just keep forgetting... I really must!!

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    1. That is exactly right! Mario B is amazing, my crappy skin adores the brand immensely

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  3. So many nice products! Sadly I can't recommend a nice daytime moisturiser because I'm looking for a new one myself and having no luck :( but the one I'm using at night is Aesop's Camellia Nut one, it's really good for dryer skin!

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  4. I really enjoy seeing what products everyone uses on their skin, it's like taking a little peek into their bathroom

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    1. I love seeing posts like this too, it is the voyeur in me I think ;)

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  5. Nice set of products, I haven't used any Mario Badescu products ..

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    1. It is such a great brand, I swear by it!

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  6. I likes the idea of keeping a beauty skin diary! It's a nice reference to go to as the seasons change ^^ and you can't remember what you've used!

    have heard some awesome stuff about La Roche Posay! will give it a try... i get alot of spots and pimples during the changing melb weather ><


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    1. It's good to be able to look back and see what your skin likes :) La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo is seriously awesome for spots, well worth a try!

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  7. Wonderful products... I enjoy posts like this :)
    I have heard many great things about the Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu. I could really need it myself every now and then ;)
    Have not found it here in Vasa though (Im not surprised by that at all either) :)
    hugs
    xx

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  8. Oh, now I want to try the Origins mask!

    Question: why do all your lip balm thingies have "Paw Paw" in the names? lol

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    1. haha paw paw must be all the rage, it's an 'all over balm' technically but it is pretty popular down here. the Lucas one (the cult Aussie one) is everyone's fave but I don't like the chemicals in it, so this honey one is cuter and better for me I think :)

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