Sunday, 11 January 2015

Creating A New Routine.


I'm sad to say that the recent festive period has resulted in some serious lacking of any sort of skincare routine. There's been one too many late nights, and I have to admit, I've even fallen asleep after a little bit too much wine with a full fall of make-up on. Luckily my skin hasn't punished me too much for it, but I have noticed a bit of redness and the odd blemish or two appearing up. I haven't been buying any new skincare but I've raided my drawer and tried to create a new routine to help all my current issues.

I've not used the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm for a while, but I've been using it recently and discovered why I used to love it. I really do think my skin benefits from a slight scrub, but being a balm it isn't too abrasive so doesn't damage my skin at all. It removes make-up really well and leaves my skin looking fresh and bright. I only use a light cleanser for the mornings, and the Antipodes Hallelujah Lime and Patchouli Cleanser is perfect for me. It's a really light cream, and having avocado oil in it makes my skin really soft and clear.

I love using toners but the laziness inside me means I occasionally skip the step and head straight for a serum. But I do know the difference they do make to my skin, so I'm using a couple every day now. I start off spraying the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist* all over my face which feels really refreshing, as well as helping to moisturise the skin. After that I use one of the pre-soaked pads in the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads which help to clear any scarring I have from previous blemishes. It's quite a gentle exfoliation so would be best for people who don't have too much of a problem to start with, or are easily irritated by the more hardcore of exfoliators.

After toning I pop on the Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus* which is a light moisturiser which I think is perfect for my oily skin as it isn't too heavy but still hydrates really well. I only use this in the mornings, in the evenings I use the Antipodes Divine Facial Oil. Just a couple drops of this in my hands, I massage this into my skin and leave to work it's magic overnight. I know oils are a bit of a touchy subject and don't work for everyone, but for me, my skin looks clearer, redness is reduced, and even blemishes disappear after a couple of days.




What is a favourite from your current skincare routine?


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27 comments

  1. Jennifer Cooper09:29

    Some real lovely products here. Check out my blog http://jennifercooper99.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I might try those pads as I have quite a few scars from previous breakouts! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog`

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  3. Really great, simple routine! The FAB pads are an absolute fave of mine. The Balance Me cleansing balm sounds so lovely too!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  4. Pretty good routine. I'm trying to find a new routine for me as well.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  5. Alana Says...13:12

    Antipodes cleanser sounds lovely. My skin is a bit worse for wear at the moment due to the festive season so may have to give some of these products a go xxx

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  6. That Antipodes Cleanser sounds great - definitely one I want to try now :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  7. I'm definitely looking to incorporate some more natural products into my collection such as products from brands like Antipodes. I've heard incredible things about their products and definitely need to look more into them. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  8. Antipodes... really want to test a lot of their products!
    www.mademoisellenature.com

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  9. I definitely want to try jurlique and antipodes skincare! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  10. Antipodes Scientific Organic B21:47

    Thanks for sharing the love of Antipodes Scientific Organic Beauty Cath. #lovethelove

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  11. Antipodes Scientific Organic B21:47

    Let us know what you think when you try them Mademoiselle nature.

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  12. Looks like a beautiful routine! I'm such a huge fan of the Antipodes Divine Oil (I actually mix it in with my day cream and it doesn't leave me greasy) and I recently picked up the Facial Radiance Pads and they're quite nice :)

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  13. Ooh, I might give that a go! I just know that I'm usually quite liberal with my application so I can imagine all my make-up sliding off my face within a couple of hours.

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  14. No worries at all, I'm a huge fan!

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  15. You should, they were definitely a couple of my favourite skincare brands of 2014.

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  16. You should, I've been really impressed with everything I've tried :)

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  17. It is really lovely! Definitely want to try their Grace Cream Cleanser next.

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  18. It is, so gentle on the skin! Let me know if you do and how you get along with them :)

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  19. They're just so easy to slip out of, aren't they!

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  20. Same, I really enjoy using them, and the lazy girl inside me LOVES them.

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  21. If the idea of AHA's and more potent exfoliants scares you a little, they're definitely a great more gentle option.

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  22. Lovely post! Those facial radiance pads sound really nice, I'll have to check into those. I just bought a few new skincare products to try, so I'll probably be switching up my current skincare routine too.

    xo Mandy | Blog

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  23. oh me too! Was going to bed with mascara on and definitely not cleansing and moisturising as I should. with less than a month to my wedding im all about a routine!

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  24. I could do with a refresh of my routine, might give some of these a try!

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  25. I've wanted to try more Jurlique, maybe a cleanser? But that toner sounds lovely too, I'm still more than halfway with my current one so it'll be next on the list. I think my favorite item from my routine has been the LUSH Let the Good Times Roll cleanser, it smells really good!

    x beauty, style, life | bespectacled

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  26. I absolutely loved their Purely Bright cleanser, I definitely need to be repurchasing that.

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  27. tiggles00:12

    Great picks! Jurlique and Antipodes have some really nice products. I'm currently using the Apostle brightening serum from Anitopodes and it's working wonders :)

    Beauty Challenged

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