Let’s get glowy 🌞
I love me a bit of skincare, I really do. There’s nothing like the sweet feeling of slathering your face in a mask, or taking off a long day’s makeup. I tend to try a lot of skincare, but once I find something, it stays in my routine for months, and sometimes years. However, I do seasonal change-ups to make sure my skincare is weather-appropriate and my face is being taken care of. Even though it doesn’t feel like summer yet (Mother Nature, I just want to talk,) I thought I’d show you what I’ve been using in the early summer months and chat about how they’re working for me.
When it comes to washing my face, I’m still on the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. It’s been a staple for me every season since I discovered it; the consistency is perfect for removing daily makeup and it offers a good second-cleanse too. This year, I’m carrying the Milky Jelly into summer too as Glossier have started making minis, which are perfect for packing in your suitcase. Getting all the dust, beach sweat and sand off is now easy and under 100ml.
After washing my face, I’m onto toner. I’m still making my way through the Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist – the coconut water adds hydration to my parched skin, along with helping to reduce my redness courtesy of the rosewater and hibiscus. There’s also a nice bit of aloe vera in there too. I’ve been a fan for a long while now, and it will definitely be on my repurchase list.
I’m really loving the BareMinerals SkinLongevity Serum – I’m not quite sure how it works but its been doing wonders for my skin since I discovered it in April. It makes my skin feel healthy and… almost radiant? Which is pretty hard to achieve these days as my skin gets so dehydrated. Cheers, Yasmin. Anyway, it’s been a staple over the past few months and that doesn’t look like its changing any time soon.
I’ve been making a point of testing out the new Glossier Supers – they released the reformulated and repackaged serums last month and kindly sent them over for me to try. I was always a big fan of the Super Bounce (for dehydrated skin) and Super Pure (for spots), and after a little testing I can confirm that nothing has changed there. I’m still undecided on the Super Glow, though. I think it might take me a little while to work that one out – I love the idea of having glowing skin but I’m a sucker for an overnight result, and I haven’t been using this one frequently enough to notice any changes. I will keep persevering though, as Vitamin C is a hardcore, Hirons-approved addition to your skincare routine.
Finally, let’s talk moisturiser. When I was in New York, I collected my Sephora birthday gift (such a great concept, I wish we had Sephora over here) which was two Drunk Elephant samples – the Protini Polypeptide Cream and the No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. This was my first foray into Drunk Elephant, so as you can imagine I was buzzing to try them out. Whilst the cleanser was nice but nothing to write home about, the Protini cream was luuush. I’ve only just finished the small tub, which shows that a little goes a long way with this stuff. I love the gel-cream formula, I love how simple it feels and how well it applies. I use it mornings and most nights.
On the days i’m actually seeing the sun (working from home life, amirite) I have been using the ThisWorks In Transit Skin Defence Moisturiser. I went away with ThisWorks last month and we got to speak to the founder of the brand. She has a doctorate in biochemistry, and believe me when I say she knows her onions. Every product in her range has to have over 70% (I hope I remembered that right) of testers agree that it works, which gives me full faith that this brand knows what it’s doing with its skincare. The moisturiser has SPF 30 and contains antioxidant plant oils, which makes me think it’s doing good things to my London pollution skin.
When I’m not using Protini before bed, I have been using the Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Overnight Mask. It’s my favourite discovery of 2019 – am I allowed to say that? It’s super nourishing, absorbs fast enough that you don’t coat your pillow in goo and it makes my skin feel amazing the next morning. Thanks to these moisturisers, my skin has been glowing and glowing over the past few months.
This has been my skincare routine for the past couple of weeks, and will definitely continue long into the summer. Let me know what you’re using and if you’ve tried any of these bad boys 🌞