Supple Skin

urrent Skincare favorites | La La Lovely Blog

I’m always searching for products that will give my skin a tall drink of water.  I tend to be a bit on the dry side and since winter is somewhat eternal, here, I rely heavily on good skincare.  I love trying new products and I’m totally committed to a few tried and trues.  I thought I’d share from both categories, today, along with my current morning and evening skincare routine.

urrent Skincare favorites | La La Lovely Blog

I’m always searching for products that will give my skin a tall drink of water. I tend to be a bit on the dry side and since winter is somewhat eternal, here, I rely heavily on good skincare. I love trying new products and I’m totally committed to a few tried and trues. I thought I’d share from both categories, today, along with my current morning and evening skincare routine.

I’ve been mixing it up and trying different combinations of moisturizers and serums, recently.  One day this and another that.  I’m sure there is a more proven way to test a product, but this seems to be how I start out.  If I don’t like the feel or the smell then I usually can’t continue on.

I love makeup, but don’t like to wear a ton.  I’d rather slather on skincare then cake on the makeup.  This is my everyday look.

urrent Skincare favorites | La La Lovely Blog

So let’s talk about the products that are currently in my regime . . .

Current Skincare favorites | La La Lovely Blog

I’m 100% obsessed with Charlotte’s Magic Cream.  I watched her tutorial and, and then wanted to try it badly.  Even, if that just meant at the Nordstrom counter.  It’s a little pricey, but since it was Christmastime when I tried it, I got it as a gift.  The cream smells heavenly, like I can’t wait to open my jar each night and just smell it.  This never happens for me.  I’m so picky about scents.  It is a heavier cream, but it feels almost whipped.  I try my best to make products like this last a very long time, and I did just that.   This cream got me through a sub-zero winter with supple skin.  So it is magic as far as I’m concerned.  I had to have another jar, so I waited until my birthday and it may make my Christmas list again.  It’s good stuff.

The two products I’ve been in search of are a good day time moisturizer and a serum.

I’ve been using Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum for over a year now, and every single time I stop using it my skin flakes out.  Literally.  I’m convinced Vitamin C for the skin is necessary.  At least for my skin.  I usually use this in morning before my moisturizer, but I’m trying it at night time, now.

If you like skincare then you are probably familiar with an ingredient called hyaluronic acid.  I’ve been reading over and over again about it’s benefits and thought I’d like to somehow incorporate it into my routine.  I read an article on Into The Gloss that had me pining to try Pestle and Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  I ordered the serum which showed up, on my door step, in two days time, all the way from Ireland.  I’ve been using it in the morning and it is lovely.  It’s a perfect serum for morning time and a great primer for makeup.  It’s simple and simply amazing.  So far I’m la la loving it.

The moisturizers I’m going back and forth on in the mornings are Belif True Cream Moisturizing Balm and Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer.  They are really different.  Belif’s is thick and dense and on the downside a tad tacky.  Glossier’s is light and maybe not quite moisturizing enough for my skin.  But, it is perfect if you are following with a tinted moisturizer.  I think Belif will be great for winter time around here.

I’ve also been playing around with Josie Maran’s Pure Argan Oil.  Sometimes using that at night in place of my magic cream.  And, I like it.  It was an impulse purchase in line at Sephora.  I kind of love the small travel / trial size products because they are affordable when you to try something out.  I’ve been wanting to try an oil forever, but many are so spendy and are said to stink, so I just wasn’t sure about commiting.  Have you tried oils for moisturizing your face?  What have you found?

This week I’m trying the products like this, and so far, so good.

Morning
1 / Hyaluronic Serum
2 / Glossier Priming Moisturizer
3 / Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue – I adore this stuff.
4 / Makeup

Evening
1/ Elizabeth Dehn Vitamin B Cleansing Oil – Love this lovely smelling cleanser and I’m almost out.
2/ Truth Serum
3 / Aragan Oil
4 / Eye cream – using whatever samples I have at the moment.  Do you have a fave?

* On relaxing nights I love using Glossier’s Moisturizing Moom Mask.  I need to be using it about once a week.

What are some of your tried and trues for moisturizing?

And, when I’m stumped, I usually tend to revert back to Estee Lauder.  It’s a decent price point and has always worked well for me.

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  • Stacey Dawn
    Commented on August 29th, 2015 at 9:51pm

    This was a wonderful and helpful post. I’m currently trying to figure out my new skincare routine for winter. You’ve sold me on the Truth Serum and it’s the next beauty product I’ll be purchasing. Thank you!

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  • Trina
    Commented on August 31st, 2015 at 7:23pm

    So glad this was helpful and I hope you love the Truth Serum as much as I do. Here is to happy skin this coming winter! xo . t

  • emily
    Commented on September 1st, 2015 at 10:54pm

    cool post! I love using argan oil on my face at night..it’s my favorite new thing. totally need to try that Charlotte’s Magic Cream!

  • Trina
    Commented on September 3rd, 2015 at 12:37pm

    Love knowing others are loving argan oil on their face, too. You will love the magic cream….promise! xo. t

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