Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Skin Care Routine

I don't know about you but my skin care routine changes quite often. I love to incorporate new products all the time especially when I am recommended them by friends or fellow bloggers.

I've been using this routine for a few months now and it's pretty perfect. Despite eating a lot of crap (oops) this routine has managed to keep my skin pretty clear.

Cleanser: emerginC multi-fruit cleanser

This is a soap free, super gentle yet extremely effective cleanser. It removes make up and dirt and always leaves my face looking super fresh. Occasionally if I have left my make up on I will do a double cleanse just to be sure everything has been removed and my skin feels amazing and it doesn't dry it out which is perfect for me considering I already have dry skin. Emergin C is a cosmeceutical skin care brand so the ingredients in their products are super active and there aren't useless fillers like most brands you will find in pharmacies, department stores etc. They also don't use parabens, synthetic fragrances or synthetic colours in any of their formulations which is why I will continue to use this brand!

Exfoliator: Elucent Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser

Whilst the cleanser I use is HIGHLY effective and I don't really feel the need to exfoliate, out of habit, I still do 1-2 times per fortnight. This one has teeny tiny little beads so it's not too harsh on your skin. It is also soap free (I prefer soap free products as they don't dry out my skin like other products do). Using this 1-2 times per fortnight really allows me to see how effective it is! My skin always feels extra smooth after massaging this in to my face and neck. I also use this on my decolletage which helps it look brighter and healthier (I have a lot of sun damage).  

Toner: emerginC Peach toner

I know the picture says 'each toner' haha but the P must have rubbed off. I have never been a huge fan of toners. I never knew the point of them and they always seem to make my skin red raw and irritate my skin a lot! This one is almost completely natural whilst still highly active and I actually love using it! It has such a refreshing effect on my skin. 

Serum: emerginC Vitamin C serum

*in Janice from Friends' voice* "Ohhhhhh myyyyyy godddddd".....
This serum is AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, FANTASTIC and every other over the top describing word you can think of haha. This is one of the most stable, high concentration vitamin C liquid gel serums on the market. It claims to:
Fights free-radical damage, antioxidant, key co-factor in the production of collagen, improves skin tone and texture, calming, fights sun damage, improves pigmentation problems.Ummm yes! It actually does all of that. I have been using this serum for around 4 months now and my skin is SOOOO much brighter and less pigmented than it was before. I use the excess product on the back of my hands and my decolletage and it has helped fade my freckles a lot! I highly recommend incorporating this serum in to your skin care routine. It's a bit on the pricey side (RRP$99 for the full size) but it is very much worth it!

I will never be without this... ever! Unless my beauty therapist finds me something better of course!

Day Moisturiser: Elucent Whitening Day Moisturiser

I think I have said this like one million times before but I don't like moisturisers with sunscreen in them (well not usually) however this one is great! It goes on all white and oily like a normal sunscreen but after letting it soak in to my skin, it leaves the perfect base to apply my primer and has no impact on my foundation or other make up application whatsoever. It really is a great hydrating cream and helps ensure I have no dry spots on my skin during the day which helps my make up looks flawless. 

Night Moisturiser:Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

So this one is actually also a day cream but it's so good I use it at night time. This one claims to: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth by up to 78%, and increase hydration and moisture levels by up to 45%*. This powerful anti-ageing cream provides a progressive lifting effect through increased collagen support.This cream has helped with the hydration of my skin immensely! I have definitely found my skin looks firmer as well. I love putting on a thick layer before bed and waking up to incredible soft and smooth skin!

Sun protection: Sun Sense Sport SPF 50+

So i know my day cream already has sun protection in it but when I know I am going to be spending time in the sun, I always put this on as well (whether I wear make up or not). If I am wearing make up when I use this cream, i just let it soak in to my skin for 3-5 minutes before I apply my primer to ensure it doesn't effect the primer or my foundation. If you've read my previous posts, you know how important I think sun protection is (if you haven't read my previous post, it's here). 50+ protection is ideal when you're going to be spending time in the sun.

Face Mask: Nat. Salon Rebalance Face Mask 

Read my review of this one here but in short... AMAZING! Love love love. I'm on my third tube and love what it does for my skin. The best weekly treatment.

Lip care: ChapStick Night Repair

So "night repair"....This thing is so good I carry it with me every where I go. I am constantly applying this to my lips. It helped me get through some really difficult dry lip times earlier this month and has kept my lips super dooper soft ever since. Almost due for a new tube and I plan to stock up. Highly recommend this one for this coming Winter! Check it out here on ChapStick's website!

Lip Care: Lush Cosmetics Bubblegum Lip Scrub

So it's clear this jar has lasted me months and months! I use this once a week or once a fortnight in Summer/ Spring but when the weather starts cooling down I up the anti and scrub my lips at least twice a week. It's important to remove the dead skin from your lips before there's so much of it, it looks like your lips are literally falling off! This one from LUSH Cosmetics is great as it's bubblegum flavour and completely natural so you can lick the excess from your lips once you're done scrubbing. Nom nom nom!

Comment below with your morning skin care routine!

Keep smiling

Tahana x 


  1. Great post Tahana!! I have just started using the Elucent range too (from obsession) but I find the smell super weird and not very pleasant, and I love that chapstick night repair one too! I just wish you could buy it on its own, oddly enough I dislike the daytime one.. ha xx
    Mel | Loads of Lifestyle


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