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My evening skincare routine

I have actually just started the expensive skincare routine I introduced about a week ago but I thought I'd show you the evening routine I was following just before this.  Some products I'd been using for a few months and some had been switched round more recently.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire

Before last year I'd never heard of a micellar water, and even though I had heard of them by the time I took part in the Escentuals micellar blind trial, I hadn't actually tried one for myself.  Now I have tried micellar waters I'm not sure that I would go back to using anything else to remove my makeup.  I do have quite sensitive skin and it is often aggravated by removing my makeup, but so far I've found that Bioderma Sensibio and Caudalie's makeup remover cleansing water are perfect for my skin.  I use this to remove my makeup, or if I've not worn makeup that day I use it just to remove the days dirt and grime before the rest of my routine.

balance Me Cleanse and smooth face balm

I just love this stuff, so much so it made it into my top 5 skincare products of 2013 (you can find the post here).  Oh and Bioderma also made it to my top 5 as well.  I bought my mum the You Beauty balance Me box for Christmas and inside was an offer of £10 to use on the balance Me website, so I treated myself to this smaller size tube and as it costs £10 I just paid the postage for it.  This makes sure every last bit of makeup has been removed and leaves my skin super smooth and polished.

Clinique Clarifying lotion

This came as part of a Clinique 3 step skincare set that my boyfriend decided to buy me when Debenhams were running an offer on beauty.  Before this I hadn't actually used a toner for years as I decided to stop using them thinking they may be too harsh or drying for my skin.  I stopped using this for a while when one of the products from the set ran out but I decided to add it back into my routine recently.  I like that if my skin is a bit dry and flaky this will sweep away the flakes and therefore make it easier for my moisturiser to absorb.

balance Me Radiance Face Oil

This is actually an old favourite that I've recently rediscovered.  Like many people I was reluctant to try a facial oil at first as although most of my face can get really dry and flaky my chin is oily, so I thought applying an oil to my chin would just make it worse.  It actually works the other way round and using this on my chin balances it and makes it less oily.  This is great for adding extra moisture to your skin, evening out your skintone, adding radiance and reducing blemishes and scaring.

balance Me Moisture-rich face cream

The third balance Me product in my current routine! I use a light moisturiser in the morning but at night I prefer to use something heavier to try and make sure my dry areas get the moisture they need through the night and this does the job. 

Clinique All about eyes serum

To be honest I'm not sure if this does very much for my industrial strength dark circles (but then nothing does!) but I keep up using it to try and make sure they don't get any worse if I stop using it!  Any recommendations for a reasonably priced eye product that works miracles on dark circles?  I did recently find a great product that worked well for me but unfortunately it wasn't cheap.

Philosophy Kiss me tonight lip balm

Although I won't be trying any more Philosophy products after I experienced a bad reaction to their purity cleanser (and discovered that there's a warning on the back of their bath and shower gels warning against prolonged use) I do use the Kiss me tonight moisturising lip treatment every night.  I haven't experienced any problems using this and as it's such a thick balm I like to apply a good layer of this at night before I go to bed so it can work it's magic while I sleep.

Do any of these products feature in your evening routine?  
 
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15 comments:

  1. I love Bioderma too, but right now I'm just trying to use up my other Micellar waters before I order any more! I quite fancy trying some Balance Me products too, they sound lovely! :)

    CatherineSarah

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    1. There's quite a few balance Me products I can't use because they contain lavender but all of the ones I have tried I've loved, I'd definitely recommend them x

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  2. I've only ever tried one product from balance me, which was the face wash, and really loved it, until it ran out :(
    I've had the same problem about face oils, I thought it would make your skin more oily and prone to breakouts etc. Maybe I need to go and try one myself to see!

    Thanks for sharing your post with me :)

    Laura xox
    www.lthornberry.co.uk

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    1. I'd definitely recommend giving a face oil a try, even if you do have oily skin x

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  3. I'd love to try Bioderma! :) I've heard such amazing things about it.
    These all sound like great products!

    http://ellistuesday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a lot easier to give Bioderma a try now that you can get it from several places in the UK x

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  4. I really want to try Bioderma! I wish it was sold in Boots and Superdrug.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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    1. When it first came over to the UK it was going to be sold in Boots but then I think they decided Boots wasn't exclusive enough! x

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  5. Bioderma looks like something I'd need! I don't have much of routine at night other than brushing my teeth- I usually take make up off as soon as I get home from uni but just with water and some make up wipes and I don't think it's very good.

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    1. I really didn't have much of a routine at all either until a couple of years ago. I only really started thinking about taking care of my skin as I got to my 30's but it hasn't done me any harm not bothering about it for years as I apparently look quite a few years younger than I am :) x

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  6. Lovely picks here :) I haven't tried Bioderma but have seen great reviews x
    Sweet Dreams

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    1. I think most people love Bioderma! x

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  7. I love reading about people's different skincare routines - I'm trying to get a new one myself at the moment so its good to compare :) Still haven't tried bioderma but am going to Paris in a few weeks so hoping to pick some up then!
    Sophie Clare x

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    1. Oh I'd definitely pick up some Bioderma if you're heading to Paris. I believe you can get a double pack with a litre's worth for much cheaper than you can get it over here :) x

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  8. Dermatologist in delhi will take care of your skin related related issues. You just need to mention your troubles and get the best services from the our experts.

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