6 April 2014

Morning Skincare Routine

Morning Skincare Routine
Most mornings I find that I'm looking for something that is relatively fuss free, quick and simple when it comes down to my morning skincare routine as nine times out of ten I'm blurry eyed, groggy and just want to hop back into bed.

At the moment I've managed to get myself into a nice routine that is working well for my combination to oily skin type. First of all in the mornings I start with simply washing my face where I use the Korres White Tea Gel Cleanser which I reviewed not so long back here. This has been a real pleasure to use because it has left my skin feeling refreshed and awake in the mornings without it feeling stripped of moisture. Once I have dried my face I move onto my eye cream which is actually one that I'm trying to use up at the moment. The Good Things Bright Eyes Eye Cream was a purchase in autumn last year whereby I have being using it on and off ever since. I have to say that overall I've found that it has done nothing to help with dark circles however it has helped to reduce slight puffy eyes in the morning; it also has a slight cooling effect which I appreciate. Once this has been used up though I'm afraid I will be moving onto something else and will not be repurchasing it.

My real staple of a product within my skincare routine over the last month and a half has been the newly reformulated La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +. Over time I do decide to use a different cleanser in the morning or to maybe try a different moisturiser before my make up just to mix things up a little bit yet the only product I haven't strayed away from at all has been Effaclar Duo +. For me I have noticed a huge difference in my skin where breakouts have been pretty much none existent. My skin has looked so much clearer since using this and has continued to do so leaving me feeling quite reliant upon this little product already; I have a feeling it will be a long affair.

Last but certainly not least is my Origins GinZing Moisturiser which I did a full review upon here. This tends to be my moisturiser of choice in the mornings as I find that it absorbs into my skin quite quickly leaving my skin feeling prepared for make up. Out of all of the daily moisturisers I own this is the lightest so it is ideal for days when I'm getting ready for work in the morning. I'd love for you all to believe that I'm up two hours before work getting ready however in all honesty I'm lucky if I'm up an hour before so sometimes I have to be ready quite quickly. The thought of putting make up onto moisturiser that hasn't fully absorbed into my skin makes me feel uncomfortable. On  days when I don't have to be out as early or if I'm planning a day at home I tend to opt for the REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream* reviewd here as this leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturised. My only minor issue with this is that it takes a little longer to full absorb into my skin which is why I tend to pick something else on days when I'm in work.

So, there we have it, my morning skincare routine. What do you use in the mornings?
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  1. The Korres cleanser sounds lovely I have a moisturiser which I love, love the Origins Gin Zing too x

    Catherines Loves

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    1. The Origins GinZing Moisturiser is a firm favourite of mine :) xx

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  2. i am absolutely in love with the effaclar duo, it works wonders on my skin! some people say that it breaks them out but it works fine for me. I haven't got the reformulated version so fingers crossed it works just as well as the original did on me! xx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree Molly, Effaclar Duo + is working really well for me however for some reason the original really dried my skin out. It's quite bizarre but luckily this version works xx

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  3. Great products :) x / almeidas.se

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  4. Korres gel cleansers are lovely! :) I think I'm going to have to try the Effaclar duo, it sounds like an absolute gem!!

    Jess xo

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    1. I agree Jess they are really quite lovely. Effaclar Duo + has worked so well for me, I really hope that if you buy it that you have just as a positive experience xx

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  5. I loved the Ginzing moisturiser last summer time it smells so lovely, I'm currently using an Oskia Cleanser, the Liz Earle Skin tonic and a Elemental herbology day cream it all seems to be doing wonders for my skin! Like you though I'm yet to find an eye cream, I'm always left underwhelmed and it's not something I like to spend lots on either…x

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh the Oskia Cleanser sounds so nice, I've heard some great things about that. Yep eye creams are tough, I'm looking at trying one from Antipodes next xx

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  6. Nice skincare routine! I agree with you about the Good Things Eye Cream, it's a good eye cream but it doesn't help with dark circles, which is a shame. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo sounds great though, maybe it'll help with my temporary breakout.

    Olivia Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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    1. Thank you Olivia. No the eye cream doesn't do a thing for dark circles sadly. I really hope you find that Effaclar Duo + works for you too :) xx

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  7. Lovely post! I really want to try the Effaclar Duo + xo

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    1. Thank you Megan :) it's a really nice product and I can't see myself being without it now xx

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  8. I love the origins moisturiser!

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  9. The Origins moisturizer is definitely something I have been interested in after falling in love with a sample of it. I'll have to purchase it when I'm done with my current moisturizers. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. It's lovely isn't it! I'm a huge fan of it and can see myself re-buying it to be honest although that will be a while as it's going to last me forever I feel xx

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  10. Great post, I always like to know about skincare products I have not tried yet :) I love your blog and I follow you with Bloglovin. If you ever have a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted! I post fashion, beauty and food. Thanks!
    cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Coco, I'm so glad you like it :) xx

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  11. I am desperate to try Origins GinZing, it sounds like such a gorgeous cream xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's gorgeous Gemma, I really do recommend it xx

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  12. I stumbled upon your blog and I've got to say: I love your photography skills and your blog design. Great list of products, I've never tried any Origins moisturisers (unless you include VitaZing) and this and Night a Mins have been on my list for ages. Must check it out soon x

    9 out of ten | find and follow me on bloglovin

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    1. Thank you ever so much for that :) Night A Mins is also a really nice product, I use that too xx

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  13. I really what to try the ginzing moisturizer, I loved the eye cream so I would probably love the face cream too

    http://www.mercuteify.com/

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    1. I haven't tried the eye cream but I must admit I'd really like to. The GinZing moisturiser is so nice Allison, it's well worth trying out xx

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  14. I haven't tried any of these products.. I love that photo its fab! I feel like my mourning routine is really boring? I only use three products and they are all from the same range.. I think i'm too scared to use anything else.. =)

    sal/ http://novarellie.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you very much! If they work for you though then don't worry about it, everyone is different :) xx

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  15. Ive used that eye cream before and it did nothing for me either. The La Roche Duo is amazing. I have noticed it has really helped clear up old scars from spots also it has prevented new ones from breaking through. Defs going to purchase it again :)

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    1. Yeh it's a shame isn't it, however at least it isn't too expensive :) Super glad to hear Effaclar Duo is working for you too xx

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  16. Great post. The pictures you take are so great! What kind of camera do you use?

    http://evithefashionista.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you Evi :) The camera I'm currently using is the blogger favourite...Canon 600D xx

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  17. I'm a sucker for sleeping in so what ever I use in the morning has to only take a couple of min.
    I recently did a post if you want to check it out.
    http://tartetanya.blogspot.ca/2014/04/morning-skincare-routine.html
    With that being said, great picks!
    TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks Tanya :) Oh I know, I like something as quick as possible too in the morning xx

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