In the morning I’ve been using my Garnier Micellar Water to remove the PM layover excess (build-up of night cream etc) and then going in with my Guinot Refreshing Cleansing Milk*. I’ve just switched out from my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +* (which wasn’t doing much in terms of hydration for me) to the Garnier Moisture Match for Normal-Dry Skin which is one of the new releases from the brand. If I am going to get any sun exposure I use my Dermalogica Oil-Free Matte Sunscreen *instead of the Garnier, and this also acts as a great primer to wear underneath my makeup. I’m too lazy to apply serums or eye cream in the morning, until my morning coffee has sunk in I’m quite useless to be honest.
When I get home from work I remove my eye makeup with my Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup Remover which has replaced the Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover* that I used up. I then continue my routine in the shower where I use my Thalgo Pure Velvet Cleansing Cream* and my Guinot, but I’m sort of looking for a thicker balm-like cleanser so that my double cleanse feels more thorough, you know?
I then apply my serums or treatments, which changes depending on how my skin is acting at any given time. Acne being a pain or skin looking a bit bumpy? Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion sorts that out followed by some Effaclar Duo. General tone looking dull and in need of a pep up? Lancome Dreamtone Serum* is my luxe option, or a moisture mask like Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask is slapped on.
Mister Bovary won’t let his lids fall unless he has enjoyed a spritz of the Jurlique Balancing Rosewater Mist that he bought me for Christmas two years back, and I quite like a bit of L’Occitane Lavande* on my pillow (which isn’t strictly skincare but does wonders for my sanity, which I’m sure in turn keeps my skin happy!) I then pop on a bit of the Korres Jasmine Lip Butter, Aveeno Postively Radiant Intensive Night Cream* and I’m ready to hit the hay.
That is my skincare round up right now – I’d love some recommendations for balm-like cleansers or just awesome cleansers in general!
What cleanser are you using right now?
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty
*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.