Caring for your skin is so important - in fact, it is your largest organ. If we don't care for our skin by removing our makeup each night, our pores can become clogged creating a home for those pesky pimples. We all know our skin care repairs as we sleep (isn't that why it's called beauty sleep) but we fall asleep with our makeup on it can stop our skin generating the essential vitamins and moisturizers it needs to revitalize itself. That goes for eye make-up too which can cause irritation, it can transfer onto your pillow and get into your pore too! Eeeek!
All it takes is a few minutes at the end of your day to get your face nice and clean so you wake up with fresh, healthy, break-out free skin. I like to keep my skincare routine nice and simple. These are the products I use in my evening skincare routine:
1. Simple Micellar Cleansing Water $11.99
When I found out micellar water was set to be among 2015's beauty trends I knew I had to try it out for myself to see what the hype was about. This particular brand (Simple) is well known for their products catering to sensitive skin so I knew the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water would be the right one for me. It's made of triple purified water and contains vitamin C, B5 and B3. B5 is a provitamin B5 and draws moisture in to plump and promote the regeneration of skin cells too.
This has quickly become my new FAVOURITE oil cleanser (I was using Kimmithgone Hemp Seed Oil but smashed it on my driveway accidentally) and an essential step to my evening skincare routine. If I've had a long night out on the town and just want to go to bed, this product is my saviour because I can take off my makeup from my bed using cotton pads as it's rinse free and doesn't leave residue on your face. It's perfect for removing makeup gently including mascara and eyeliner. I have even put it on the end of a cotton tip to remove a failed wing eyeliner effortlessly without disturbing the rest of my makeup.
2. Trilogy Cream Cleanser $43.90
This is my holy grail cream cleanser and despite having various others this is the one I ALWAYS reach for and repurchase - I use it every night and most mornings. I first tried this out when my Mum owned it. I would find myself sneaking into her bathroom to use it so it was no surprise when she gifted me one for my birthday. It's a one-step cleanser that removes dirt, makeup and oils from my skin yet it feels so much smoother, softer and refreshed! I think it may be the rosehip and evening primrose that I adore adore so much. I also love the amber apothecary influenced design with the modern classic feel.
3. Olay Regenerist Face Cleaning Brush $34.99
I use this brush in conjunction with my Trilogy Cream Cleanser. It's battery powered and with each rotation it gently clears away any dirt, left over makeup and oil out of my skin after I oil cleanse. It leaves my face clean, exfoliated and primed for hydration. It's water proof so sometimes I even use it in the shower. It's super simple to use and cleans deep into your skin so you can say goodbye to acne prone skin. I'd say it's a more affordable dupe to the Clarisonic Brush (their Mia version retails at $239!).
4. Tailor Hydrate $48.50
This product is natural, cruelty free and environmentally friendly making it a great choice ethically and for my sensitive skin. I was first sent the Tailor Hydrate as a gift but never though much of it so I didn't try it out for a long time. Once I did, I fell in love almost instantly. I had mistakenly been using it as a gel toner (as it was labeled Tailor Mist hence why I've put it under the tone section) but it's actually a hydrating serum. It's formulated to soothe and protect the skin and provides long lasting hydration deep into the skin which will help create plumping and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. I've definitely noticed it's calming powers as I always feel so relaxed after I've put it on.
5. Skinfood Mud Masque $13.99
There is nothing more relaxing than a mud masque at the end of the day to relax whether I'm having a bath or lounging on my bed watching new episodes of Dance Moms. This was one of the first mud masques I ever tried and I had a great first impression which has lasted through time! From the second you pop this mask onto your face you can feel it working into your pores and pulling out all the toxins. This masque even uses natural Rotorua mud which is know to health various skin conditions. Although I often change up which face mask I use so I can say that the Skinfood Mud Masque is comparable to both the Tailor Masque ($33.75 off the Tailor website) and the Glam Glow (which retails at $98 in Mecca Cosmetica).
6. Pure Fiji Serum $79.00
I never knew the price of this product until I searched it's for the purpose of this blog and it's liquid gold! This serum really is incredibly though. Everything from it's elegant white glass with gold leaf print screams luxury and the product itself will not disappoint. I wear this serum to bed every night. It has an antioxidant blend of Virigin Coconut Oil, Diol Oil, Sikeci Oil, Macadamia Oil and Passionfruit Extract. This supercharged serum boosts the hydration and cellular water flow to firm, smooth and rejuvenate your skin. In fact, your skin's epidermis is moisturised for 24 hours! It's practically a face lift in a bottle.
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