Wednesday, 15 January 2014

My Skincare Routine | #2014BloggerChallenge

You guessed it! This week's challenge is to share anything related to skincare! And I think you've already guessed that I decided to share my own skincare routine as well, haha...

I actually have a pretty simple skincare routine since I don't use make-up. Either way, I find my skincare routine very effective (when I stick to it :P) and hope it can help you guys find the perfect products for your skin!

♡ face ♡

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

This is the only product I use to wash my face. I use the skin cleanser once during my morning routine and once during my night routine. I love this cleanser because it's super soft on your skin and even though your skin is thoroughly clean after using it, it never feels overly dry like some products.

Tip: Using skin cleansers that really dry out your skin often cause your skin to generate even more oil to make up for the lack thereof.

Overall, I've been really pleased with the Cetaphil and Spectro brands that can both be found at Costco.

Neutrogena Moisture Oil-Free SPF 30

In the mornings, I follow up washing my face with an SPF moisturizer. It's super important to make sure that you have SPF in your day-time lotion. I can be far too lazy with actually using sunscreen, but having this in my daily routine helps a lot! I even use it in the winter because why not?

Complex 15 Daily Face Cream

I have to say that this is probably my all-time favourite face cream. I use this after washing my face at night. It doesn't have any SPF in it because I'm fairly certain that I won't be exposed to a whole lot of UV rays when I'm asleep.

What I love about this lotion is that it suits all types of skin tones. When applying this, it seems like it's on the watery side of lotions, but as soon as it contacts your skin, it lightens up. Not only can you almost feel it hydrating your skin, but it also tightens your skin, much like applying egg whites would.

Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Prescription

After trying many different acne treatments in the past, I finally chose to ask my doctor for a prescription. My case of acne definitely does not qualify to be the worst, but I always tend to get acne all over my forehead. The problem for me was that the swelling actually started to hurt. 

I would definitely recommend this to anyone suffering with acne. It can be so tempting to try out methods you find on the Internet, but without proper scientific backup, you never know what you could do with the skin. After applying this cream onto any acne spots that pop up for a couple of days in a row, I always notice a super positive result. My skin is definitely much better.

♡ body ♡

Bath & Body Works Shower Gel

I recently received tons of amazing products from Claudie for my birthday that are all perfect for this post! These two shower gels smell amazing so they've definitely become part of my daily routine. I'm especially in love with the Amber Blush scent!

The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter

I actually just finished up with my mango scented body butter and loved it so I started using this, a gift from my sister, Connie, right away. It's super moisturizing and thick, yet doesn't leave a residue on your skin for too long. It's perfect for when your skin becomes chapped from the harsh winter air! Not to mention, if you're the kind of person who likes to shower in the morning, this scent is perfect to wake you up!

Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day Body Lotion

Finally! A product I bought for myself! There's nothing much to say about this one other than that it smells super fresh. I use this as an alternative to my body butter just to have fun with using different scents, haha...

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy

This is yet another birthday gift from Claudie :) Though I've heard mixed reactions over this scent, I actually like it a lot! It smells both sweet and slightly spicy at the same time. It's perfect to use in the winter when your hands dry up faster than you even thought was possible! I carry this around with me everywhere and it's definitely a life saver.

♡ lips ♡

The Body Shop Born Lippy Raspberry Lip Balm

Once again, yet another gift from my sister! This lip balm smells amazing and it always makes my lips super soft and moisturized. I usually use this at night before bed and in the morning. It's pretty impressive since applying this at night makes my lips considerably less chapped when I wake up in the morning!

EOS Mint Lip Balm

EOS lip balm is definitely an all time favourite of mine. Sounds weird, but the taste actually matches its smell, unlike some lip balms that end up invading your mouth with a weird plastic taste. This lip balm goes everywhere with me and I use it at least five times a day. It's definitely an essential!

Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Punch

This is more of a summer lip product than a winter one. I haven't been using it lately, but it's definitely beneficial to have around if you're in a region with a lot of sun. It contains SPF 15 in it which is great since it's actually possible to get sunburned on your lips after long days under the sun.

And there we have it! My daily skincare routine along with a few other favourite products! I hope I was able to do this challenge justice! Make sure to leave a comment below if you've also participated in the 2014 Blogger Challenge and I'll be sure to head on over and check out your post!

See you soon! xx

What are your skin essentials?


  1. Great post! I never really liked the cetaphil cleanser.. But everything else is great!!

  2. very good post :) I wanna try the cetaphil cleanser! and I also love the eos mint lip balm and baby lips pink punch! definite essentials

  3. Hello beautiful!

    You blog is so cute and I just fell in love with it! I'm also part of the #2014BloggerChallenge and I can't wait to read more of your challenge posts. I love your skincare post, it's so cute an adorable. I've been meaning to try the Cetaphil moisturizer but I can never find it anywhere because they're all out of stock! I might just try out the cleanser too, we'll see. Anyways, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award!!! Yay. Check out...

    ...for more info and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    + peace, vibe, soul // annabelle

    1. Thank you so much! I actually have quite the line-up of tags at the moment, but I'll definitely be putting this out as soon as I can! :)
      I'll be checking out your blog for sure as well!

      Jenny xx

  4. awesome products. just want to say I ADORE the colour palette of your blog ;D

    hope we can follow each other :D
    Please follow my blog ‘Heylinni’ at:
    I will gladly follow you back!!! Us bloggers need to support each other :) x

    1. Thanks! :) And just checked out your blog and it's amazing! You watched Heirs too! :P

      Jenny xx

  5. Great post! You obviously know a lot about what you're talking about. I've seen Baby Lips around a lot more and they seem like a popular thing at the moment. Personally, I try to look after my body and face skin equally.

    See my skincare post here:

    1. Glad you like my post! :) Checked out your post and Aveeno is definitely a favourite of mine as well!

      Jenny xx

  6. the grapefruit body butter smells lush!

    Lucy x | Make Up Your Mind