In this post, I share my current skincare routine. I’m always trying out new products and often change my routine, but there are a few products I absolutely swear by.
I have normal to oily skin, so the products I use are either geared towards this concern or are aimed at all skin types.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve had more and more compliments on my skin. I still don’t think it’s great, but I’m happy with these positive comments as I invest a lot of time (and money) into choosing the right products for me.
My morning routine and night-time routine contain different products, plus I often use face masks throughout the week, but this post breaks down how I look after my skin.
The first thing I do with my skin in the morning
At the moment, I’m just finishing off the remains of my Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser. It’s actually pretty nice, but I definitely want to try out a new cleanser once
I have the Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser sitting in my drawer for when I’ve finished the Superdrug cleanser, which I’m super excited to try as the reviews of it are insanely good.
After, I then dry my skin off and apply a toner with a cotton pad. I’m currently using the Pixi Rose Tonic, which I’m liking because it’s not too abrasive and is gentle on my skin.
The next step in my skincare routine is to apply the Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate. This is a more recent purchase of mine but one that I adore. As you probably know, Kiehl’s is my fave skincare brand and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is still my number 1 skincare product ever. And the Daily Reviving Concentrate has not disappointed either!
Finally, I apply a moisturiser to my skin. At the moment, I’m just getting through the Ordinary Moisturiser because, whilst it hasn’t blown me away, this product is so affordable and has lasted me forever, so I want to finish it.
For those of you on a budget, I would recommend any of the Ordinary’s skincare line because the price points are so low, while still being good quality.
I’ll be honest, I’m not as good with my night-time routine as my morning routine and sometimes forget about it. I know I know, it’s not good, but I mostly do remember and my skin hasn’t suffered when I’ve forgotten about it. Plus, I’m getting better.
But when I do remember, the first thing I apply is the cult classic Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm all over my face to take away any excess dirt or makeup.
The Moringa Cleansing Balm has been a very recent purchase of mine, but so far I’m loving it. It smells incredible and the texture is just divine. There’s no need to rub the product between your fingers first as it just melts into your skin. When you take it off, your skin feels so soft and refreshed.
It also comes with a dual action cloth – one side is muslin for taking the cleanser off your face and the other side is a microfibre cloth to polish your face afterwards. The cloth is great quality and I’m really enjoying using that too.
Afterwards, I apply the Pixi Rose Tonic again. I actually wouldn’t mind having a different night-time toner to my daytime one, so I’m going to have a look around (any recommendations are always welcome).
Then I apply the Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate as my chemical exfoliator. This is the only product that has helped clear my blackheads for the long-term and I wouldn’t be without it now! A thoroughly worthwhile investment.
My next step is to apply a serum, oil or cream to my face. My go-to product is the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate because I genuinely can’t fault this product and will always reinvest in it. But, I’m also just finishing off the last of my Nuit Polaire night cream and Tarte Maracuja Oil.
I wrote a full review on the Nuit Polaire cream here, so if you want to read more about it, then you can. As for the Tarte Maracuja Oil, I like the product, but I wouldn’t rush to purchase it again. I find it quite gloopy and sticky, which doesn’t feel great on my skin.
Plus, it isn’t as good as the Midnight Recovery Concentrate so…
My final step is to apply an eye cream. I’m currently using the Kiehl’s (shock) Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This leaves your eyes feeling soft in places that you didn’t even know could feel soft!
But once I’ve finished with this product, I’d like to try a different eye cream. Perhaps a more refreshing, cool and soothing one?
I use hand cream every single day, without fail, to keep my hands moisturised and soft. My absolute faves are the Body Shop hand creams because there are a great variety of scents, but each hand cream leaves your hands feeling smooth and nourished.
Also, I make sure I apply lip balm both in the day and night. In the day, I’m using the Shea Lip Balm from Yves Rocher, which I bought when I was in France. This little gem has been a game changer because it was like £2 but leaves your lips so nourished. The lip balm just melts into your lips and feels luscious.
At night, I use the Kiehl’s (can you see the pattern here?)
It’s a miracle balm, I swear.
The final step in my skincare routine is one that everybody should do, which
Sephora sheet masks are incredible and thoroughly worth checking out, but the Lush fresh face masks are also firm favourites because the variety is awesome.
At the moment, I’m using
- Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Face Cleanser – Superdrug website -£5.99 for 150ml (at the time of looking, it was on sale for £2.89 on Superdrug’s website)
- Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser – Caudalie website or Cult Beauty – £15 for 150ml
- Pixi Rose Tonic – Pixi website or Cult Beauty – £18 for 250ml
- Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate – Kiehl’s website – £49.50 for 50ml
- Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – Kiehl’s website – £49.50 for 50ml
- The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA – The Ordinary website or Beauty Bay – £6.80 for 100ml
- Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm – Emma Hardie website or Cult Beauty – £47 for 100ml
- Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate – Kiehl’s website – £41 for 30ml
- Nuit Polaire night cream – Birchbox – £38.30 for 50ml
- Tarte Maracuja Oil – Tarte website – £42 for 50ml
- Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado – Kiehl’s website – £37 for 28g
- The Body Shop hand creams – The Body Shop website – £12 for 100ml
- Yves Rocher Shea Lip Balm – Yves Rocher website – $4.95 (£3.78 – I must’ve got mine on sale) for 4.8g
Buttermaskfor Lips – Kiehl’s website – £22 for 10g
- e.l.f. Hydrating Gel Mask – e.l.f. website or Superdrug – £13 for 52ml
Looking down this list I can see two things:
- I should be a brand ambassador for Kiehl’s
- I spend A LOT of money on skincare, oops…
Top 3 recommendations
My top 3 recommendations would be the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Kiehl’s Buttermask for Lips.
I’m pretty happy with my skincare routine, but would happily switch some of my products out. Mostly because I love trying new stuff out, but also because I think I can do better in certain areas, such as my cleanser and toner.
Skincare is something I’m investing more time and money in because I think it’s important to look after the skin you’re in. After all, it’s the only one you’ve got!
What are your favourite products at the moment and what new products are you looking to try out? Let me know in the comments down below