Friday, September 27, 2013

Skincare Routine: AM

Cleanse, hydrate, treat, protect. 

Antipodes Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser
I like this cleanser- I haven't had any major breakouts since I started using it- I find it clears up hormonal blemishes quickly and doesn't aggravate the skin to cause spots. It goes off after 6 months so I've duly complied and it's almost all gone. I'm not certain I'd buy it again, but it's a stronger contender for a repurchase. 

Indeed Labs Hydraluron 
When paired with the right products, this Caroline Hirons-approved hydration-booster does help, but it's essentially an extra step which may or may not see immediate results. I personally don't see or feel a difference in how my moisturiser wears, but I use it in good faith that it's maximising the moisture to be had from the next product. I have dehydrated skin and dry cheeks, which is why I feel the need to use this on my combination skin. I've been using it for about three months and I think my skin has been better off with it. 

La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo
I've spoken about this before and my opinion hasn't faltered. It keeps skin clear of spots and partially treats the build-up that clogs pores- which would otherwise only be removable with a pore strip. 

Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF 50+ 
Favourite facial sunscreen. Unfortunately only sold in some Asian countries but it's good nonetheless. It has 'shine control powder' to mattify the face and I liked it so much I went to lengths to buy a back-up. La Roche-Posay seems to have a similar product so when I run out of these I might venture into that much pricier alternative.

PM version coming. It is likewise streamlined and without faff. I've gotten lazy.


  1. I absolutely LOVE Effaclar Duo, it's the perfect addition to my skincare routine! xx