My morning and evening skincare routine differs quite a lot depending in what time I’m getting up, where I am in the world and if I have been working. My ‘morning’ could start at 2am one day, and my ‘evening’ could be after a 14 hours shift stuck in a metal tube. Whatever happens, I need either simplicity or deep cleansing. I’ve been combining LouLouBelle Skincare for my morning routine whilst using the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix range of an evening. LouLouBelle Skincare* is light, fresh and natural and ideal for a quick cleansing routine to wake up skin at the start of the day.
A simple morning routine to me is a good cleanser, a nice toner and a light moisturiser that doesn’t interfere with my makeup. I need to be able to carry out this routine within minutes, and for my moisturiser to sink in whilst I make my first brew of the day. The LouLouBelle Lavender and Lemon Rebalancing Cleanser is a very gentle and creamy cleanser that leaves skin feeling awake and revived. The essential oils of geranium, lavender and lemon aren’t too overpowering, in fact they are very subtle. My skin feels soft and smooth and is left with a healthy, fresh glow. The packaging is so pretty, and the handy pump distributes just the right amount of product. I use a pump and half for my face and remove with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water for a mild exfoliation.
I have a little obsession with toners at the moment and I flit between three out of my stash. A hydrating toner, and exfoliating toner and a rebalancing toner are essentials for my skin. I used to skip toning all of the time but now I’ve realised that my skin needs that little bit of extra moisture before I apply my moisturiser. LouLouBelle Geranium and Grapefruit Rebalancing Toner is very light and refreshing and again, it’s ideal for morning. It hydrates as well as rebalances which is what my skin needs in a morning. The essential oils of lavender and grapefruit smell divine. The toner is in a pump bottle and I find that two pumps of the toner are perfect. I love how the essential oils within the toner make the toner sit on the cotton pad, like dew on a leaf. It’s the little things!
After cleansing and toning, it’s time to moisturise and I am very picky about moisturisers. I need a very light moisturiser that doesn’t have any adverse effect on the wear time of my makeup, especially before work. I’ve been using LouLouBelle Mandarin Rebalancing Moisturiser daily as it sinks into the skin in record time. It’s non-comodegenic and doesn’t block up my pores and by the time I’ve added the cream and made a cup of tea, my skin is prepped and ready for make up application. The mandarin scented cream has just the right amount of citrusy sharpness and has added geranium and lavender essential oils just like the cleanser and toner. Again, a pump and a half is adequate for my face and it isn’t sticky or tacky post application. It’s a really lovely day cream. I personally wouldn’t use it for an overnight cream as I prefer something a bit richer but for a quick shot of moisture, it’s fab.
All the LouLouBelle skincare products mentioned can be bought individually or in the luxurious Combination skin gift pack where all the products are wrapped up in pink tissue inside the signature LouLouBelle Skincare ivory gift box. If you have any questions about the which products from LouLouBelle would be best suited you, they have a great Twitter account where they will answer any queries that you may have.