Rain these past weeks has been abundant and abundantly annoying, while Sun has been too shy behind, what seems, never ending clouds. Sure, it hasn’t been really cold, but chilly enough for my skin to crave more nourishing treatments. I do make sure to balance the textures, layers and frequency of certain products – in all my routines – evening and morning routines, which are followed by makeup routines.
I know it may seem like there’s a lot of products mentioned here and in a way – it is. But I do not use all the products at once or every day, and I’ve been using many of these products for a while now; I also do my very best not to hoard products or toss them aside before they are used up.
The links for all the products mentioned are at the end of the post.
My Evening Skincare Routine: Cleansing
Depending on my morning and makeup routine of the day, if I used more layers, I opt for a double cleansing routine with first using the Balm Balm Little Miracle Cleanser (from my September Love Lula Beauty Box) – an oil based, specifically – a rosehip oil based cleanser, which I gently massage into my skin, leave it on for a few minutes so that the warmth of my skin melts the oil cleanser. I then rinse the cleanser and use either a washcloth to entirely remove the oil cleanser of do a double cleansing by using the Alteya Organics Facial Cleanser & Wash in Rose & Jasmine: just as great as the Vanilla & Geranium one I’ve been using for a while now – it gently cleanses and removes any of the remaining impurities. For the removal of eye makeup, I continue using the gentle creamy and non-irritating Kathleen Natural Cleansing Lotion (currently discounted from £29,50 to £20,65!).
My Evening Skincare Routine: Toning
As always, using hydrolates is a must for me, so high quality Alteya Chamomile Hydrolate or Alteya Organics Lavender Hydrolate or a mixture of both.
My Evening Skincare Routine: Moisturizing
About once per week, I use the very rich Balm Balm Little Miracle Balm – and nothing else. When layering, I first use the light and amazing Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum (read my full review here), which my skin cannot get enough of. Following this serum, I either use a thin layer of Jane Scrivner OO Cream, or a great and affordable BeBarefaced Vitamin C and E Corrective Oil or Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar – another amazing product from this brand. Sometimes, I forgo the serums, and just use Barefaced Corective Oil or Ere Perez Face Nectar on their own. For the eyes, I’ve switched the Madara Eye Contour Cream (read my full review here) for my morning routine, and for my evening routine, I’ve been using a richer and thicker Laidbare Eye Cream (from my October Love Lula Beauty Box). For the neck area, I either use the very rich Nature’s Kitchen Rescue Cream or Nature’s Kitchen Super Protein Skin Boosting Anti-Ageing Moisturiser.
My Evening Skincare Routine: Masking
I’ve just received from Kathleen Natural the newly whipped up and launched Kathleen Natural Deep Pore Treatment Mask, targeting oily and congested skin – and wow – what a great mask this one is! A creamy texture, which dries in a few minutes, does not irritate the skin and the first results are visible immediately – and after a few treatments, the skin clears up. It came right on time as with colder weather and layered nourishing, rich and oily products, the skin needs a treatment to dissolve excess skin oil, and dry out any bumps. As I am still testing this mask, a full review will arrive upon a thorough testing has been done, but even before that, I can say this is another impressive product from Kathleen Natural. I’d like to point out that Kathleen Natural launched three other face masks, and they are now all available at Love Lula as well – and! – with a heavy discount – the one I’ve been using, for example, has been discounted from £24 to £16,80! Other masks I’ve been using are the Madara Peel Mask (read my full review here) for its acids effect on the skin – about once a week. For a moisturising booster, the tried and tested, affordable and much liked by my skin – the Bloomtown Indigo Soothing Mask (read my full review here) – a 15 minute treatment and my skin is happy.
My Evening Skincare Routine: Exfoliating
Once a week, I opt for a serious AHA/BHA treatment in a shape of Jane Scrivner AHA/BHA Resurfacing Exfoliator (I just make sure there’s a least a few days in between using Madara Peel Mask) – that’s the chemical part of the exfoliating. As far as the mechanical exfoliating goes, I switch between the L’Odaïtès Gentle Exfoliator (read my full review here) and my many-years favorite Andalou Naturals Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub. This exfoliating treatments span around 10 days, at least, with every third day or so one treatment being used.
My Evening Skincare Routine In Short:
- Cleansing: Balm Balm Little Miracle Cleanser ; Alteya Organics Facial Cleanser & Wash in Rose & Jasmine; Kathleen Cleansing Lotion
- Toning: Alteya Organics Melissa Hydrolate and Alteya Organics Lavender Hydrolate;
- Moisturising: Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum; Ere Perez Blue Cypress Face Nectar; BeBarefaced Vitamin C and E Corective Oil; Jane Scrivner OO Cream; Balm Balm Little Miracle Balm; Nature’s Kitchen Rescue Cream; Nature’s Kitchen Super Protein Skin Boosting Anti-Ageing Moisturiser; Laidbare Pack Your Bags Eye Cream
- Masking: Bloomtown The Spring Blue Clay & Indigo Leaf Soothing Mask, Kathleen Natural Deep Pore Treatment Mask;
- Exfoliating: Andalou Naturals Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub; Madara Active AHA Brightening Peel Mask; L’Odaïtès Gentle Exfoliator; Jane Scrivner AHA/BHA Resurfacing Exfoliator
Double cleansing is more often a part of my evening skincare routine now, facial oils, sometimes balms, and a great decongesting mask – and of course – a generous amount of hydrolates; this would be my mid Autumn evening skincare routine in short.
How does your current evening skincare routine look like? Let me know!
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For some of the products I’ve already posted a full review and some will be reviewed soon, so make sure you check back.
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For more information on the brands, mentioned in this post, please visit their dedicated brand pages:
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All products mentioned in this post have been gifted to Nature of Europe by Love Lula, except for Kathleen Naturals Pore Mask gifted by Kathleen Naturals – for the purpose of an honest review. Andalou Naturals Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub purchased by myself.
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