People are always asking my what I use on my skin…it’s like they think I’ve discovered some kind of youth elixir. I have…it’s called Champagne.
Seriously though, although my skincare routine is pretty simple, I thought I’d share it all the same. It might also help as I’m gulp, pushing 40, that I’ve been moisturising MY WHOLE BODY EVERY DAY since I was 14, as well as my face and neck, so I reckon that’s got to help how your skin ages. My Mum has gorgeous skin too, and even though I’m pretty sure she’s old school and washes her face with a flannel and some soapy water, she still looks great and not her age at all. So it’s a lot down to genetics too my friends. I just got lucky.
Anyway here’s my top five, that I use every day.
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Cream Cleanser
My attraction to this one was pretty simple, Miranda is quite pretty and it works for her, plus it’s in a Tiffany Blue tube and it’s a good price point. I’ve been using it with my Clarisonic every morning (Nic bought me one, so I’d leave hers alone…spoil sport) and I can really see a difference in my skin. Anything organic is all good by me.
Kora Organics Cream Cleanser, $49.95 @ Vanity Box Beauty Ateliers or online.
T.N Dickinson’s All Natural Witch Hazel
I love this. I spritz it on my face straight out of the shower every morning and let my skin drink it in a little before I put my moisturiser on. It’s a gentle and natural toner and feels really refeshing too. In fact this one is so much a part of my routine that I feel like I’ve skipped a step if I don’t spritz it. It’s also super cheap, so what’s not to love?!
T.N Dickinson’s All Natural Witch Hazel, $6.80 at Coles.
Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream
I love that Jurlique is Australian and I love that it has no nasties in it. This is a really thick moisturising cream, but it’s so hydrating and I use it all year round. I feel like my skin just laps it up and if I run out of it and have to use another one, it just doesn’t feel the same. I must fess up here and say that a boy and his mum got me on to Jurlique and I’m glad every day that they did. It’s a keeper.
Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, $50 for 40ml.
KenKay Aqueous Cream BP
I read in Dolly magazine when I was about 13 that Linda Evangelista used this to take her make-up off at night, so as I was obsessed with the supermodels of the 90s in my teenage years, I thought I’d try it too and I’ve literally been using it ever since. I pop it on like a moisturiser when I get home and leave it on until I’m ready to go to bed, then just wash it off with warm water. It’s gentle and it doesn’t strip away natural oils. Plus it’s like $3.99 for 100ml at any pharmacy. Gold.
Kenkay Aqueous Cream, $2.99 for 100ml at any pharmacy.
Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil
I credit Rose Hip Oil with working it’s magic on my skin every night so that I wake up all shiny and new every morning. It seeps in to every crease and crevice and I never wake up with my skin feeling dry or parched like it used to with some night creams. I know a lot of girls don’t like to use oils for fear it gets on pillow cases or just feels well, oily, but the trick to this is to use the right amount and it just soaks in. Plus it’s Australian and our beauty girl crush Zoe Foster-Blake loves it too.
Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil,$19.99 for 25ml at Priceline.