Wednesday 15 July 2015

Morning Skincare Staples |

Pixi Glow Tonic, Grown Alchemist Gentle Cleanser, Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask,
For me, establishing a skincare routine in the morning has been a task I've struggled with for a very long time. My evening routine is where I experiment with skincare and switch things up on a regular basis, but in the morning, especially in the Summer I like to keep it to a minimum. Surprisingly, I only use a handful of products in the morning, but today I thought I would give you the run down of the three fail safe products that I use when my skin is feeling lacklustre and in need of some glow.  

Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser | £26 | Link |  During the evening I sway towards cleansers that remove my make up quickly, whilst purifying my skin and eliminating impurities. However, in the morning I prefer a gentle cleanser that will remove grime and get my skin ready for make up application. Cue the Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser. I bought this on a whim one day when I popped into my local Space NK and even since I have been smitten. Packed with a delicate blend of botanical extracts, this cleanser is perfect for sensitive, combination skin. It removes impurities without stripping the skin of it's natural oils, making sure that you skin feels calm and soothed. If you're on the look out for a new morning cleanser that does exactly what it says on the tin then I would recommend giving this a try. 

Pixi Glow Tonic | £18 | Link | The Pixi Glow Tonic has been loved, blogged and raved about by many. I wasn't fast to jump on the bandwagon, but when I did, I knew I'd struck gold.  This exfoliating toner is infused with ginseng, glycolic acid and fructose which helps to brighten, condition and remove dead skin cells promoting glowing, radiant skin. Too good to be true? Not at all. I use this day and night religiously and since being surgically attached to this bottle, I have seen a huge difference in my skin's appearance. I have never known a product to clear my skin and blemishes as quick as this product did. One sweep in the morning, two at night and I am good to go. Even though I will always be a fan of face scrubs, for now, I am well and truly smitten with my new exfoliator/toner hybrid. 

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask | £21.99 | Link | For me, the morning is all about packing in as much hydration into my dehyrated skin as possible. I had thought about raving about my daily moisturiser, the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, but I realised that the product I reach for whenever I need to moisturise my skin thoroughly is actually a face mask. Described as an antibacterial, deep cleansing mask, I knew that it was going to be a hit with me and my skin from the get-go. With it's hydrating and cooling properties, this mask fights blemishes, soothes redness and leaves your skin feeling bright, perfect for when you want to create a base for your make up to glide smoothly on to. If you have an extra 10 minutes in the morning to spare, I would recommend lathering this on, your skin will look glowing and feel hydrated in no time.  

What are your morning skincare staples?

1 comment

  1. I must re-purchase the Antipodes mask. I'm on my third or fourth bottle of the Pixi Glow Tonic and couldn't be without it xx

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