No matter how tired, busy or lazy I am the one thing I will never skip is my skin care routine. Today I’d like to share with you some of my favourite skin care products that I use most frequently. Of course my routine usually has a few more products and steps but these are the most important for me.
As you can see two of the brands I like best when it comes to looking after my skin are Estée Lauder and Maria Galland. As I am super meticulous when it comes to removing the makeup I have a two step process to make sure that even the last bit of makeup is removed. First off I gently wipe my face clean with Estée Lauder’s Double-Wear Makeup Remover Wipes. Besides being a part of my two step process they are also handy for in your handbag for when you’re on the go. These babies are great at removing even the most waterproof makeup and to get rid of all that icky oil. As I mentioned though I am rather paranoid when it comes to removing makeup so I usually use a cleanser such as the Maria Galland Gentle Cleansing Milk with my Philips VisaPure (my review). I just apply a small amount to the brush head of the device and let it gently get rid of any last bits of makeup. Maria Galland’s Cleansing Milk is made out of algae extract which hydrates and calendula extract which calms the skin. What’s especially good about this cleanser is that it can’t just be used for the face but also the eye area.
After having thoroughly cleaned my face I apply the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This is one of my all time favourites as it is truly a miracle worker. You can’t imagine how excited I was when I received the red Valentine’s Day limited edition. This serum I apply before the face cream and it prepares the skin to be able to absorb more of the product. When your skin is looking particularly dry and tired the Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex is the perfect solution. After just one application you’ll already notice a huge improvement!
Now that the skin is ready I apply a thin layer of the Silky-Soft Lotion by Maria Galland. This nourishing and hydrating gel lotion with algae extracts and baikal skullcap extracts makes the skin feel absolutely amazing. I find it calming and it feels lovely and light on the skin. A definite must in everyone’s skin care routine. Lastly something that often is forgotten are the eyes. The skin around the eyes is extremely sensitive and fine and needs to be taken extra care of. To tighten the skin, nourish it, reduce swelling and redness and get rid of annoying age rings I use the Maria Galland Hydra Lift Eye Cream. The creme-gel also reduces shadows under the eyes as well as fine lines and wrinkles. I love that it has one of those classic eye cream applicators attached which makes it so easy to apply and gently massage in the product. This one definitely earned its spot on my favourites list!
What does your skin care routine look like?