I've had lots of requests for this over the last year.. or years! (hehe apologies for the delay)
Finally it felt like the right time to make this post and so I hope you enjoy!
I try to stick to natural products. Personally, I don't like the feeling of a lot of artificial products, I like feeling like I'm caring for my skin without altering the natural balance too much.
Lot's of water, regular exercise and an 80% unprocessed diet are my number 1 tips for radiant, healthy skin, and here is my current skincare routine and fav products.
1. Cleaning and Cleansing
ThisWorks Make-up Remover Wipes
For when I'm on the go.
They are gentle and leave my skin feeling clean but not dry and raw OR oily like other wipes that I've tried. They are small but can remove a lot with each wipe.
Bliss Make-up Melt Cleanser for when I'm at home. Easy, gentle, effective.
Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
Great after removing make-up to clear any residue or when I'm not wearing makeup great to clean my skin at the end of the day without feeling like it is too harsh and strips ALL the natural oils off my skin (just the right amount).
2. Some Extra Nurture
I like to exfoliate a few times per week, I find this makes a BIG difference for my skin looking smooth and radiant.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
I love this exfoliant. Gentle and effective for smoothing and brightening.
Living Libations Papaya & Lime Smoothing AHA Mask
I've recently discovered this brand. They are ALL natural and make beautiful products. Soft scents and very effective. I like putting this facemask on before bed and leaving it on overnight once or twice a week. I wake up to soft, glowy skin:)
Aesop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum
You only need a little dab and it feels really nourishing around the eyes. Especially great after a day of wearing make-up.
3. Moisture, Nourish, Protect
Living Libations Rose Best Skin Ever
Moisturising Oil for the skin (also advertised to be usable as a cleanser but I haven't tried it). I love to put this on after cleansing or if my skin is feeling a little dry when I wake up. Just 1 pump is enough and so the skin feels hydrated but not oily, it soaks in quickly too. When I'm not wearing any make-up I'll just wear this for the day.
Aesop Camelia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream
Gentle, creamy moisturiser. Nourishing and gentle, leaves the skin feeling soft and not oily. Great for under make up or sunscreen. I've learnt that using an oil (like the product above) is good for nourishing the skin but we need a cream moisturiser to protect the pores and act as a barrier to other make-up and beauty products.
4. Final glow
A natural foundation stick that I've recently found and LOVE. Goes on like concealer and can be blended out into a full face foundation. Soft, light but good coverage and less oily than the RMS uncover-up which I used to use. For more full coverage or on hot days I like to wear with a touch of powder on top. Looks like real skim and my skin is always still happy after a full day of wearing it.
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue with SPF
I've been using this one for years. It's light and glowy, great to smooth out skin tone and provides a little SPF. Mixes well on top of the Vapour stick.
RMS Living Luminizer
Not much to say about this one other than it's natural and its great. Can be applied easily with finger tips. Around the eyes, cupids bow, tips of the nose, collar bones, I LOVE to glow!
Living Libations Rose Glow Complexion Mist
Lighten, brighten, refresh. Underneath or on top of make-up or bare skin. Always feels so good.