Over the last three years I have morphed into a skincare junkie and I have become obsessed with trying new products all in the hopes that I will find something that magically stops the ageing process (I can dream, right?) With that being said, I am still in my 20's so my regimen is more about prevention rather than actually treating issues like wrinkles. I have filmed a YouTube video talking about all the products I use and you can watch it HERE or down below.
Every morning I wash my face with Avene's Gentle Gel Cleanser which I was given by a friend after she decided it wasn't right for her skin. I have normal/combination skin that can be slightly sensitive at times and I find this to be a great gentle cleanser for the morning. It doesn't lather up so if that's what you are looking for you won't enjoy this. Once a week or so I use the Clarisonic Mia as a form of exfoliation. I used to use this every night while cleansing but I think it works better for me in the morning and with less frequent use. Other products I use to exfoliate are Murad's AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser and Michael Todd True Organics Tropical Fruit Enzymatic Scrub. Both have tiny beads and are good physical exfoliants. Once I'm out of the shower I spray on the Nuxe Gentle Toning Lotionwhich I like but wish wasn't so fragranced. It is gentle and hydrating which is important to me and so far it's doing the job. My skin never feels tight after cleansing and I attribute it to this.
After a period of breaking out I started using La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo and it is now a must-have item in my stash. I'm already nearing the end of my second tube and will 100% be repurchasing this product. It has kept major breakouts and bay and any spots that do pop up are relatively minor and heal quickly. My moisturizer does not contain an SPF so every morning I slather on Elta MD's UV Shield SPF 45 and then follow with Neutrogena's Oil-Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin. I really like the SPF because it is non-greasy and it doesn't break me out. It also doesn't smell like sunscreen which is something I hate about having to put on SPF. The moisturizer is pretty basic but a decent addition especially if you are on a budget.
I then use the Garnier Anti-Puff Eye Roller to help wake me up. While I can't say that it is super for anit-puffing I really enjoy the cooling effect of the metal ball so I will keep on using this. My current eye cream is Olay Touch of Concealer Eye Regenerating Cream which I like, but don't love. The cream is tinted and it is a tad bit to dark for me so I always need to make sure that I have blended it well. Before I start my makeup I pop on a bit of Nuxe's Reve de Miel Lip Balm which I love to use before makeup because of it's matte finish which makes it great for layering under other lip products. Finally I use Caudalie's Beauty Elixir to get rid of any powdery finish after I have done my makeup or to refresh throughout the day. I also use the Avene Thermal Spring Water for refreshing or right after I've washed my face but you'll have to watch the video below to see why I do that!
What products do you use in the morning?