I'm really happy with my skincare routine at the moment, it works well for my skin and I find the whole process wakes me up and gets me ready for the day. These are the products I am currently using and why I like them.
Cleanser - Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
To cleanse I use three pumps of the much loved Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel (which I also wrote about in this post here). The gel formula transforms into an oil on the skin and I like to give my face a good massage. I remove it with a muslin cloth and my skin is left feeling clean and nourished.
Depending how my skin is feeling, next I will either use the Botanics All Bright 3 in 1 Micellar Water on a cotton pad, or the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion (I find it best applied with hands) from The Body Shop. The micellar water is mildly exfoliating and gentle enough to use regularly. When my skin is feeling dry or irritated, the essence soothes and adds moisture.
Eye Cream - Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream
I find eye cream one of the hardest products to choose. Most claim to target specific concerns, but I just want a cream that will hydrate the delicate area around my eyes. After much researching, I bought the Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream. It's quite thick in consistency, but being housed in a jar means I am able to apply a small amount as needed.
Much like eye creams, I find choosing a serum that will suit my skin to be rather confusing too! This is why I like the L'Oreal Skin Perfection range, which is aimed at those in their 20s and 30s to generally improve the look of the skin. I use one or two pumps all over my face and neck.
Moisturiser - La Roche Posay Effaclar K
My current moisturiser is the La Roche Posay Effaclar K which I wrote about in this post here. Specifically for oily skin, this moisturiser absorbs quickly and mattifies my skin. It is also a good base for makeup.
When I'm going out for the day I make sure to use SPF before any makeup. I reviewed the TBS Multi Protection Essence in this post here. I've tried a lot of SPFs over the years, but this is the only one that feels lightweight on my skin and sinks in quickly.
What are your favourite AM essentials?