The Edit: Morning Skincare Routine

morning skincare routine

It’s been a while since my last skincare routine featured on this dear spot hidden in the Interwebz, way back when in 2014 I know, slaps wrist was the last time I riffled through my daily essentials and shared those keepers that help keep my skin clear and blemish free. It’s time for a long overdue update and you know these products are winners when I find myself reaching for less makeup each morning – that’s right I actually like my skin makeup free!

Early starts, lack of sleep and dozy mornings means my Clarins Water Purify One-Step Cleanser for Combination or Oily Skin makes another appearance. I’ve lost count of how many bottles I’ve gone through (think I’m on my 6th now!) but it’s the perfect product to wipe away the grime and sleep without having to get your face and hair wet at 6am in the morning. Yes, nothing compares to getting water on your face and having a proper cleanse however over the years this has never done me wrong and will forever stay a staple.

One of the biggest differences to my routine in the past two years comes in the form of chemical exfoliators, that key step to help balance out my complexion whilst keeping my skin clear of blemishes. No surprises again, after cleansing I go in with a single pump of the Pixi Glow Tonic that I swipe across my face. Halfway through my second bottle this is a HG item that keeps my skin in tip top shape. New onto the scene is the Pixi Glow Mist that I use following the Glow Tonic to boost hydration and moisture levels in my skin. This has only been part of my skincare lineup recently however already I can tell it’s one fab mist.

Finally it’s all about hydration, hydration, hydration. Starting with the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo + this again has been a staple for the past few years to help keep blemishes at bay. It’s lightweight formula sinks into the skin and I focus application to the center of my face. Once that is no longer tacky I apply a fairly liberal amount of the Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream. This is the best morning moisturiser I’ve found to banish the dry patches, leaving my skin feeling supple and smooth I can already spy a that a repurchase is going to be made!

What are your skincare staples? Any recommendations on eye cream that I always manage to leave out? ;)

*pr sample

  • thisgirlloveschic

    lovely post! I have been on the look out for some new skincare products

    This Girl Loves Chic




  • Jasmine Harding

    I really want to try out these Pixi products, they sound amazing!! I love reading skincare posts, really helpful! Thank you!

    Jasmine |

  • Girl you have me so curious about the Pixi Glow Mist – it sounds so dreamy!! Hope you are well xx

  • What a nice routine you have, thanks for sharing!

  • Lovely post – I absolutely love anything by Clarins! I definitely always forget eye cream but the ones I’ve tried and like are both Origins. The GinZing and Plantscription x

  • I REALLY need to just suck it up and order the Pixi glow tonic already. Amazing routine. Two of my staples are the Pai facial oil and Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • I’ve used the Pai Facial Oil in the past and it really is lovely! You defo need the Glow Tonic as well ;) xx

  • Ooooo those two Pixi products sound nice! Need to give those a go for sure xo

  • Beautyosaurus Lex

    Love all of these recommendations! That Trilogy Vital cream sounds so lovely :) I am loving Ole Henriksen at the moment and LOVE the First Aid Beauty Eye Duty.

    Beautyosaurus Lex

    • That FAB Eye Duty is firmly at the top of my wish list – only heard good things about it!xx

  • Kerm

    I’ve been wondering about the Clarins water cleanser, Clarins is my favourite skincare brand, but I’m worried it won’t feel like a proper cleanse and more like a micellar water x

    • It does feel more like a micellar water but as I follow it with the above products it works great for me in the morning :) xx

  • I’m intrigued about that Pixi Glow tonic. Would like to try it. Beautiful post.

  • Obsessed with skincare at the moment, you have a great routine going on. I keep looking at La Roche Posay products- especially the anti-redness moisturizer. Think I’ll give it a go now I’ve seen this.
    (ps love the candle in the background, it smells amazing!) x