Sunday, 28 April 2013

Morning Moisture Marvels

I last posted a skincare routine back in November last year but I've been using some different products since Christmas so now I've had a good few months of testing them out I thought it was time to share my thoughts.

This time I'm just going to let you in on my morning moisturising marvels as they have been the constants in my routine that have been providing some much needed moisturisation to my dehydrated skin.

My first step after cleansing and toning is applying the Origins Make a Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment. I use this in place of a serum for an extra level of hydration before applying regular moisturiser. This is a beautiful, lightweight, gel-like lotion. It's very cooling and it leaves my skin silky soft but never greasy. I love the scent of this product as it's very fresh and almost smells a bit fruity. A little goes a long way with this and I've hardly made a dent in this 50ml pot, despite using it for four months! This has a shelf life of 24 months once opened so I'm not in a hurry to get it all used up fast which is great and I can see myself using this whole tub up as I love it!

Next up I use the Origins Make a Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturiser which has the same delightful scent as the Treatment. The consistency of this product is thicker than the Treatment as it's more of a cream which feels very soothing on the skin and deeply moisturises without leaving your face looking shiny. I love the combination of these two products as my skin feels comfortable all day with no dry or tight skin in sight. 

I find that the skin round my eyes lacks in moisture and has dark circles so I need to apply an eye cream before I can try and cover up the darkness with concealer. My current eye cream is the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I've found that my eye area requires quite a thick, moisturising cream to fully hydrate it and have never liked gel/serum type products on this area. This Kiehl's product is quite unique in terms of its consistency. When you first dip your finger in the pot, you feel a thick cream which when worked into the skin gently turns into more of a light serum. This concentrated formula delivers the perfect amount of moisture to my eye area and I'd go as far as saying it's the best eye cream I've ever tried, and I've tried quite a few! My only criticism of this product would be it's short shelf life of 6 months once opened but I'll overlook that as it's due to using naturally derived ingredients and minimal preservatives. I reckon this product would last me a year so as long as I don't have any issues with it, I'll keep using it past the 6 months.

My final step is the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm which does a great job at keeping my lips super moisturised and ready for any lip products I want to use. It has a gorgeous orange scent and is quite a thick balm that you really need to spread around to make sure you don't have big clumps of it on your lips but it's the best lip balm I've ever used and I'm quite gutted I'm almost at the end of this pot. This is possibly the first pot of lipbalm I've used all the way to the end as I normally get bored and want to try something new! Don't get me wrong, I've still bought plenty of new products but I still want to use this on a daily basis! I bought it in Paris last year so everytime I use it, it brings back great memories (and makes me want to go back!!).

If you want to read a bit more about these products and check out the prices, see the links below:

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Origins Make a Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment
Origins Make a Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturiser
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm

What products are you loving in your skincare routine at the moment?


  1. Amazing post I need to try origins out as I have heard so much good stuff about their products x

    1. Yeah they are a great brand, maybe you could get some samples :) xx

  2. Fab post hun! I definitely need to get some Origins products, they sound lovely and the Rejuvenating Moisturizer has been on my wish list for ages! :)

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter for the chance to win some YSL, Chanel and Essie products! :))


    1. Aww thanks so much :D Hehe you should give them a go :)

      Thanks for letting me know xx

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    1. Aww that's lovely, thanks so much :) Yes I will definitely check your blog out :) xx


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