A couple of weeks ago I posted about my morning skincare routine for July and, well, the month is nearly over and I’ve slacked off and neglected to post its PM twin! My daytime routine is fairly to the point – cleanse, tone, serum, moisturiser, sunscreen – but my PM routine is a little more convoluted and intricate.
Cleanser: I’ve spoken about Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel (AU$18.95 for 236ml, Kit Cosmetics) a few times before so I’m not going to rehash old territory. On days that I haven’t been wearing make-up and just need a quick basic clean, Enzyme Cleansing Gel on my Clarisonic gets the day off and leaves my skin nice and clean.
On the rare days where I have been wearing makeup I double cleanse with the Maybach of oil/butter cleansers, Eve Lom Cleanser (AU$68 for 50ml, Mecca Cosmetica). The combination of the silky, melt-away cleanser and gentle exfoliation from its matching muslin cloth easily powers through primer, powder, even my staple waterproof eye mascara. Regular cleansing oils tend to leave my naturally dry skin tight and dehydrated, so this is a dandy cleanser if you want to blast away your warpaint but leave your skin buttery soft.
Toner: Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner (AU$28.95/236ml, Kit Cosmetics). Same as in the morning.
Serum and Moisturiser: Kosmea Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost (AU$39.95 for 20ml) and Kosmea Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (AU$24.95 for 20ml, Kosmea). These two little bottles are something I’ve only just started trialling after Jaime happened to mention that she had fantastic results with Kosmea facial oils. You know me; monkey see, monkey do.
Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost is a lightweight, fast absorbing blend of rosehip, apricot, seakbuckthorn, camellia, raspberry and pomegranate oils. Think of it as a vitamin C oil blend, but without any heavy oiliness or stickiness. It also happens to smell like chocolate-coated raspberries, so that’s nice too.
Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is just that: rosehip oil. No mineral or nut oil fillers, just rosehip oil. One thing I’ve noticed is that it’s an incredibly dark oil, deep and syrupy golden, and I can see where I’ve applied it to my skin. I’m not saying it stains my skin or anything, but I am saying you should maybe not have white pillowcases if you’re using this as a night oil.
Some items listed were provided as gifts.