Oh, oh – a big reveal is following! As you can already tell from the headline, I’m going to share with you all of my current skincare favorites. And I’m not talking about any random products I recently purchased. These products literally saved my skin’s life and were repurchased at least once (except the Glossier ones, as they’re still unavailable in Germany). But I don’t want to bore you with my restocking history, let’s get right into the important stuff.
1. GET THE GLOW
First of all, I can’t describe how much I appreciate Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. This spray smells like a fresh lemony spa in a bottle. It’s not only my perfect setting spray for a glowy finish, but also a mini aroma therapy for my soul. Spritz it, breath it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Plus the bottle itself looks quite pretty and precious, which is always a win, right?
2. TAKE IT ALL OFF
Welcome to the fun part! I don’t really know why, but taking off my makeup at the end of the day, makes me much more happy than putting it on. It’s so satisfying to go to bed with a fresh and clean face. My favorite ritual includes a double-cleansing method (only in the evening), which might sound time consuming but it isn’t at all (especially because I would only do this whenever I put on mascara or powder).
First of all, I use the Take The Day Off cleansing balm by Clinique. As soon as you put it on, it melts into an oil. That’s why it’s so much more gentle to my skin than any makeup wipes. After I took off nearly everything with the balm, I would always make sure to take off any residues with my Avène Cleanance gel, and use a cotton pad and the Avène micellar lotion afterwards.
Whenever my skin looks irritated or red, I use the thermal water spray from Avène. It feels so nice and cooling on my skin, and it will look less red and irritated in minutes.
3. YOUR SKIN LOVES MOISTURE
Now that my skin is freshly cleaned, I use my favorite moisturizer, which is the Ultra Facial Cream from Kiehl’s and the Creamy Eye Treatment (only in the morning), also from Kiehl’s. These two products are my power duo since about one year, and I won’t change anything about it – unless a miracle product would come across.
4. SUNSCREEN, ALWAYS!
In the morning, I use a mix of my sunscreen (Kiehl’s) and CC serum (By Terry) , no matter if it’s sunny outside or not. To be honest, I don’t like the finish of sunscreens at all, they would always make my skin look shiny and white. To add a little bit more freshness and tan to my face, one drop of my CC serum is always a must.
GLOSSIER, WE NEED YOU IN GERMANY! Sorry for that, but as I’m in love with every single product I tried from glossier (my best friend lived in the UK for a while and sent it over to me ♥ ), I’m scared of the day my products will run out. Especially the balm dotcom is on my lips 24/7 and I’m obsessed with the rosy smell. I use the rosewater spray every now and then (basically every time I’m bored)- it’s such a nice treat for my dry winter skin!