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August 02, 2014


For me, the summer is all about having fresh, healthy skin and a well-rested glow. My skin has been looking surprisingly happy and healthy - even after ten days in the sweltering Spanish heat and a week of playing catch-up at work to follow - and I am attributing that to this roundup of skin saving products. I am a combination skinned kind of gal and anything too heavy or greasy in the summer tends to disagree with my skin, so I stray from oils and lean more toward serums and lightweight creams.

I have been loving using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair right after my evening shower and letting my skin just drink it all up. It is a non-greasy yet moisturizing serum that really betters the look of the skin overnight, so for me, that is a no-brainer choice and must have in any warm weather skincare routine. To add a bit more moisture before I hit the hay at night, I have solely been reaching for my jar of the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, which I fell in love with while on vacation last week. This cream is super refreshing and somehow light weight without being sticky or gel-like, leaving my skin looking plump and refreshed whether I use it overnight, or during the day. 

In terms of cleansers I think I may have discovered a new favorite to take the place of- shock, horror -my beloved Jurlique, and it's the Avene Cleanance Gel. After I use my cleansing oil to remove the initial layer of my makeup I go in with a palmful of this crystal blue gel and massage it into my face for beyond clean results. This is basically my dream gel, as it's soapless so it never makes my skin feel tight or dry, yet removes every bit of remaining makeup from my face. As an extra step in my usual routine, I have been thoroughly enjoying a bi-weekly mask courtesy of the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Mask. This stuff is the perfect cocktail of deep-cleaning, brightening, and softening ingredients and has been acting as  a sort of 'skin police' - making sure everything keeps calm and under control. I have to say, I am loving the idea of a more simplified skincare routine, and my skin seems to be quite content with this unusual bit of consistency. 

What are the products that you rely on to keep your skin happy and healthy in the depths of the summer?


  1. Advanced Night Repair and the Aesop Parsley Seed mask are definitely two of my skin care favs! My skin has started going crazy for some reason, so hopefully these will calm things down!

    Great post :)

    Nikki x

    1. I know what you mean - these do work so well to keep things in line though! Let me know how you get on with them :)


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