Morning Beauty Routine

Tacking care of your skin is something fundamental. It is like eating everyday. You can skip this right? Generally the minimum of two beauty routines you have to have every day. One in the morning when you just woke up and other one in the evening before bed time. Then in between you are free to add any kind of pampering moment as you want. In this post I will share with you my holy grails that I use in the morning and I promise I’ll come back soon with evening routine.

Morning beauty routine has to be quick most of the times. When you just woke up you can’t focus on anything than coffee. That’s why I have here very quick and easy steps to get you little face ready in useful time. Remember this order – Cleanser – Serum – Moisturiser. And eye cream if you need extra attention in that zone.

Why  is necessary to use cleanser in the morning? Even you don’t have makeup on your face doesn’t mean your face is clean. The sweat produced over night and the dust that is circulating due to the air conditioner can clog up into your pores. That can result in blackheads and acne.  A mild cleanser will get rid of the excess of sebum and impurities.

Foaming Cleanser from L’Occitane is a very lovely product to have in this case for morning routine. This creamy and silky foaming cleanser helps to remove impurities such as excess sebum, make-up and traces of pollution. Thanks to a rich foam, this product ensures a sensorial and efficient cleansing. Enriched with nourishing shea oil (5%), I like it because it leaves my skin perfectly clean, fresh and soft.

After cleaning the face I ALWAYS use a serum. Why this became the pillar of my daily morning routine?  And what are the face serums? (Don’t worry you are not alone to have no earthy idea what serum is!).Serum is a skincare product you can apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin.  Because they are made up of smaller molecules that are able to deeply penetrate into the skin and release the concentrated formula of the key active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns, like wrinkles, or skin dehydration.  In my case of first sings of ageing I try to slow down the process using La Mer Revitalizing Hydrating Serum.  This product  has a certain cost (around $195) but you know I don’t mind to invest when it is about my face, right?

La Mer Revitalizing Hydrating Serum deeply replenishing serum is flooding the skin with sea-sourced actives and the healing energies — with an interactive blend of green, brown and red algae — designed to penetrate rapidly and revitalize deeply within skin’s surface. With 8x the immediate effects of a humidifier, this refreshing serum creates a haven of all-day hydration. Lime Tea Concentrate—a powerful antioxidant—protects against the elements, allowing skin to thrive, Cells plump and lines are visibly softened as natural repair is energized. Skin becomes visibly radiant, youthful. Full of vibrant life.

The next step is you Eye Zone. I remember at one point of my life I was collecting so many eye products that I could open a mini shop with them. I was familiar with the importance of the eye cream I was just impulsively buying them because of their mini cute shapes and due to discounts I had in the Duty Free of all the Airports I was travel too. With first little naughty lines I had to start to use the appropriate product. I know is not easy, especially in the morning, to remember to use something more than the moisturiser. But I can promise you once you start using the eye cream for a week then you’ll get the habit to use it all the times.

My recent finding is this little Ibuki Correcting Eye Cream from the latest release of Shiseido. Love from first sight.  This comforting eye cream diminishes the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.  It is heaven on skin. I am totally taken by this little thing. What on Earth we could want more? Shall I mention that Shiseido is a Japanese brand? (You know how much and why I am madly in love of Japan and Japanese products?!). Few facts here: This soothing eye cream supports cells’ natural resistance to internal and external aggressors. Shiseido’s exclusive inner-derm light-enhancing powder reflects red light to increase vibrancy and counteract darkness creating brighter, more youthful-looking eyes.

Last step of my skincare morning routing is the Moisturiser Actum 🙂 Again I haven’t saved on it. I made myself a present for my Birthday last year. I bought it in an exclusive set of other 3 products (you save more when you buy sets) in  the Duty Free of  Osaka Airoport. I can say  it is worth each dollar I spent on this. Probably when you talk about your favourite product you unconsciously believe that you did the best investment even you have spent a fortune on it(don’t tell my husband this!). I am at this stage right now 🙂 Can’t help myself.  Read one of my preview review to see why I madly love SK II skincare – Here and Here

SK-II R.N.A. POWER Radical New Age Cream – is smoothing cream that creates a look of firmness for a hydrated and glowing look. Exactly what I need in the morning.  The Radical New Age Cream goes extra mille in  fighting the multiple signs of ageing, giving a firmer look from multiple angles. Skin appears smoother, tighter, and more radiant, while fine lines look less defined. I can’t see dramatically changes as I don’t have that age but I can assure you that my fine lines haven’t went deeper. The formula is very reach and I will suggest you to give a little time to be absorbed by skin before starting your makeup. Applying less product could help you in timing if you run early birds in the morning.

The products I use in my morning routine a considered the top and I have to tell you that on my combination (partial oil) skin type they work very nicely without any unpleasant reactions. My general thoughts are extremely good about each of them and no one paid me to say that. You can trust me here as usual.  Now is your turn to speak.  Let me know if  you have had a chance to try or use these products and what’s your thoughts so far? How your skin behave?

Have a lovely weekend,


Photo by amazing Marina Andrenucci 


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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Chai Chen
    7 March 2017 at 8:12 am

    Taking care of our skin is indeed a great step for a more beautiful us! 🙂 Lovely to see your posts once again Nico dear! Glad I also tried to keep up with you on Instagram! 🙂

    I’ve been on blog hiatus for long, haha! But now I’ve redesigned my blog and trying to get back. Great to catch up with old blogger friends as well like you, my dear! Keep it up!

    ♥ Chai

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