Evening Skincare Routine



As a beauty blogger it seems a little absurd that it’s taken me this long to write up my evening skincare routine, I wrote up my morning one a few months ago which you can read here if you haven’t already. It is without a doubt my favourite time of the day, make up and grime comes off and beautiful lotions and potions come on and I relish in letting my skin breathe for as much time as possible. I write this having just finished my evening skincare- it’s Sunday evening and 7:22pm. It’s just one of those times when I can zone out and really enjoy the feeling that I’m doing something positive for my skin as opposed to sunbathing, taking the tube or eating junk food- all of which my skin definitely does not thank me for.

Firstly I remove all my make up with a micellar water which I alternate between the good old Bioderma and the new L’Oreal Micellar Water using cotton wool discs. I then a take 3 pea sized worth scoop of Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm which I massage into my skin well like this, in fact this is my favourite step, the cleansing balm smells heavenly and I relish soaking a flannel in hot water and giving my face a good steam and scrub to remove every last trace of make up and grime. Next up is some exfoliator in liquid form which I get from the Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner which leaves my skin feeling unbelievably smooth and supple, it basically prepares my skin to receive the next few levels, ensuring that they penetrate deeper. I then continue with a second toner and my absolute ‘can’t live without you’ product La Roche Posay Serozinc which unfortunately you can’t get in the UK, I bought it in Paris in April and just ran out, luckily my friend bought me back a new bottle from France and I’m back off to the land of Frenchies next month where I will stock up on many many many bottles. Anyway this toner works like a mist where it both hydrates and removes oil as well as calming down any blemishes. It’s a little like magic- not gonna lie. After the toner stage I then apply Indeed Labs Peptabright which isn’t quite a moisturiser or serum, in fact I’m not sure which category this actually lies in, but it works to brighten up skintone and diminish dark spots, I’ve been using it for a week weeks and have noted that my skin is more radiant and my pigmentation is slowly fading. I then follow up with a serum and I’ve recently added S5 Purity Serum into the mix to bust breakouts, I wrote a full review of it on Saturday. I then follow up with Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream which is rich in a cocktail of antioxidants that really nourish and repair my skin and even helps to diminish budding blemishes- a real treat for skin exposed to public transport. I then finish off my routine with some Avene Ystheal eye cream, which is supposed to smooth out fine lines (of which I don’t have any yet) and brighten, lift and de-puff the eye area. I can’t say I’ve noticed much of a difference since using it, and think I’m still probably about three years away from needing eye cream but it’s still a fun step to include. Lastly I spot treat any blemishes or spots with Dr. Nick Lowe Spot Gel to ensure that everything is clear come morning- such a skincare saviour!

And there you have it, my evening skincare routine. No wonder my boyfriend always ends up starting Elementary without me (our current TV fix starring Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Lui as Watson- watch it!).

Tomorrow’s post will be all about in and post flight beauty as I’m off to Mykonos on a 6am flight on Tuesday, can’t wait!

Lots of love,





  1. June 11, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    Love this post, a few items to add to my huge wishlist. 😉 I am trying the s5 serum and love it so far. x

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