Tuesday, 22 May 2012

My Daily Skincare Routine

I would say I'm just as obsessed with skincare as I am with makeup. I follow my skincare routine religiously and I rarely stray from it. I personally love reading these posts, so hope you enjoy it too!

I've been following this routine for about two years, though it's simplified slightly in the past year and it's primarily focused on my spot prone skin.


Left to Right: Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser, Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster, Dermalogica Active Moist and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye.

First of all you will notice that the majority of the products I use are Dermalogica. These products are guaranteed when professionally recommended. I have personally been recommended these products (based on my skin) and how to use them. To see how I discovered this range, please click here.

Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser - I love this cleanser! It is recommended for skin with excess oil production and doesn't contain any artifical fragrance or colour, which is the same for all Dermalogica products. It makes my skin feel squeaky clean and is not at all drying. It also soothes skin with the ingredients cucumber and sage, and revitalises it at the same time with menthol.

Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster - I use this after cleansing but before moisturising. I apply this direct to spots only to reduce irritation and accelerate clearing of the spots. Its active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide (5.0%), which is often used in spot treatments. 

Dermalogica Active Moist - I then apply this moisturiser, which is another product recommended for skin with excess oil production. It's lightweight, oil free and does the job of keeping my skin hydrated perfectly!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye - This can be applied morning and night, so I do both. The formula is more of a serum than a cream and it is the only thing that has made a noticeable difference to my eyes. The skin is more hydrated, the texture improved and my dark circles are a little lighter. This really deserves a full review!


Left to Right: Garnier Fresh Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Lotion, Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser, Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub, Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel.

Garnier Fresh Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Lotion - I use this makeup remover for normal to combination skin to remove any eye makeup. It's great at removing my stubborn Benefit mascara and Maybelline gel eyeliner. I only use it on my face if my makeup is quite heavy or has been re-done that evening - a lot of it has naturally worn off by night time ususally.

Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser - I double cleanse at night, first to remove surface dirt and leftover makeup and the second time to get right into the skin and into pores.

Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub - I use this twice a week as my exfoliator in conjunction with the cleanser. It isn't too harsh on my skin, which is great. 

Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel - Recommended for breakout prone skin, I use this pretty much all over my face after cleansing as it helps clear skin congestion and prevent future breakouts. This stuff is amazing, for me it's a holy grail product! Its active ingredient is Salicylic Acid (2.0%). 

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye - As mentioned before, I apply this day and night.

I do not apply moisturiser over the clearing gel as advised, but I may on certain areas of my face which are prone to dryness - mainly around my nose. 

So there you have it, my daily skincare routine!

Do you use any of these products? Do you have a skincare routine that you follow every day?

Beauty Bird xx



  1. I have tried those products before and they are really nice! I've recently got some of the boots botanicals stuff to try, and I always use my sonicleanse! :) great post!


    1. Thanks :-) Dermalogica is great, but it is expensive!x

  2. Great routine, I love Dermalogica it's just so bloomin' expensive!

    1. I know, everytime I run out of something my purse is so much lighter!! x

  3. I tried a few dermalogica products before & really liked them. The scrub sounds nice! Lovely blog, i'am your newest follower! x

    1. Thank you for following, really appreciate it :-) Thanks for commenting too! x

  4. ooh great post, i have oily skin but have never used dermalogica, things may have to change ahaa! <3

    1. Thank you! I can't rate Dermalogica enough, it's expensive but totally worth it. x

  5. I haven't tried any Dermalogica products yet, I just don't know where to begin. When it comes to skincare I just don't know a thing..
    Lovely blog by the way! I'm following you through bloglovin'.
    Fee xx

    1. Aw thank you for following! It's taken me years to find a skincare routine that actually works. I think you've got to identify your skin type and then try different products to find what works for you :-) x

  6. Love the Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser and skin prep scrub! I absolutely love menthol in my skincare products.


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