** Deciem and Biotherm are bought by me. Others are press samples sent for consideration **

 

I want to show you a few things I’ve been using every morning. If I’m a vlogger, I’d probably make this a get ready with me in the morning kinda thing, but I’m not. Every morning after I get out of bed, the first thing I do is go pee. I’m sure no Youtuber showed you this before eh? HAHAHAHA! After that, I’d wash my hands, brush my teeth and wash my face with my favourite cleanser of the moment. I’ll do a separate post on it, because it’s THAT good. I’ll then go have my morning shower. Before I get dressed, I apply my skincare so that there’s some time for it to sit on my skin before I apply my makeup. Depending on my mood, I might be stark naked, or I might be wrapped in a towel.

With some of my bits hanging out, or not, I spritz some of the June Jacobs Neroli Hydrating Mist on my face and on my neck. It isn’t the bright fresh citrusy scent you’d expect. Rather, it is more mellow, and a little musky. I quite like that it’s different. The neroli oil extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree has the ability to stimulate cell regeneration. Other ingredients such as goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts add the extra dose of anti-oxidants which is a welcome.

 

 

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While my skin is still wet, I apply a pump of Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum. It absorbs into skin very quickly, and for me, in the day time, I always use a hydrating serum. This serum smells of both roses and cucumber. There’s hyaluronic acid in the ingredient to attract and maintain moisture while Angelica leaf extract is known to help retain that moisture. Rosewater and cucumber extract both help to sooth the skin while rose flower oil helps to nourish from within. I like that this helps lock in moisture in my skin without the weight. Once fully absorbed, it feels like nothing on the skin.

Right after this serum, I use the Deciem Hylamide C25, a Vitamin C booster all over my face. I bought this when there was a 20% discount sitewide, and it reached me about 2 weeks after ordering. I use about 5 to 6 drops, rub the light oil between my palms and then press it all over my face, avoiding my eyes. There’s a slight warmth as soon as the oil touches my skin, and so far, my skin is loving it. It helped my pimple marks heal so much faster, and my skin looks more evened out. Since my morning skincare consists of mostly hydrating products, this Vitamin C treatment adds the extra benefit and antioxidant which will also boost the efficacy of my sunscreen.

I then finish off with a light moisturizer, which is the Caudalie Vinosource moisturizing sorbet. This pink tube is for sensitive skin, and it is very lightweight, perfect for makeup days. I can’t use this at night because I don’t find it rich enough, but for the day, especially when it’s hot and humid, this certainly takes the weight off the richer moisturizers.

As usual, after moisturizing, I always use a sunscreen. I’ve been using this Biotherm UV Supreme on days without makeup and my trusty Shiseido Wet Force on days I wear makeup, or on days I’ll be out and about. I don’t really like this Biotherm sunscreen. I bought it on a whim last year, because I was curious, and I had a good run with Biotherm products back then. However, with makeup, I find this sunscreen to be a little heavy. It’s so much more expensive than the Shiseido too! Safe to say, I won’t be repurchasing.

Other than the cleanser that I did not show, I also left out my eye cream. I’ll talk about it another day. I never miss my eye cream every morning and night! In all, I have at least 7 products lined up. Sometimes, when my skin feels dry, I’ll add a hydrating essence right after cleansing, before all these treatment products. After I’ve taken care of my skin, I’d leisurely put on my clothes, and then apply my makeup before going out.

(Aside from the Vitamin C treatment, all products can be purchased at Sephora. You can also purchase them at Sephora online for added convenience.)

What’s your morning like?

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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Written by Lily

  • Sounds about right! 7 products face… or more…. gosh, we women are so much work seriously! LOL!!!

    • Lily

      Hahaha right? But I know some who just use water. Then again, their skin shows too *bitch mode*
      LOL!

  • Bugs

    What time do you get up to start your day, when I read you leisurely put on your clothes, with 3 kids, I’m curious :p. Coz my skincare routine got messed up so badly after the baby arrived, and I only have 1 kid… ==”’ I tried woke up at 5am so that I have enough time before baby wakes, but later gave up. Only recently, I started to slot in time for mask during her nap, and my face is a lil presentable. In the past I’ve always had a “thinking” that masks should be enjoyed at the end of the day, before bed. But that is a luxury that I can’t afford to have now, as I’m always dead tired by then. So, enjoying mask in the afternoon it would be, for me.

    • Lily

      LOL both my daughters are old enough to be on their own. So it’s just my little boy who’s about 19 months now. I can leave him alone for a while in my room while I do my stuff. He’s pretty content most of the days if he is occupied. I never wake up at 5am! I train my boy to wake up later than 7am so that I can get some sleep in. Hahahaha! I always do things when he naps. But for masks, I always apply it after he sleeps, which is usually about 930pm or 10pm. Lately, he’s been sleeping later than usual because the sisters stay up late, but everything’s cool. After 3 kids, I learned to just let things go sometimes 🙂

  • Haha! I love how to describe almost everything with bits hanging out and all. 😂 The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is also pee, my small bladder is usually about to burst at that time. Btw, have you wrote about essence and emulsion before? As in what’s the differences or do you even use emulsion? I got sent a whole skincare set that has both but I’m completely unfamiliar with them or with Korean 9878755646486756 skincare steps.

    • Lily

      I’m not too familiar with the Korean skincare steps, but my friend mentioned that essence is to be applied before emulsion. And most of the time, you use those with lighter texture, followed with heavier ones. Hope that helped!

  • I love that Deciem Vitamin C! I need more haha! I have a sample of that Fresh Rose Serum, I must try it.

    • Lily

      That Fresh Rose Serum is so lightweight, it’s great for day time. I love love love the Vitamin C booster too. I think I can see a difference and I don’t think it’s my mind playing tricks on me. I wish they have something that minimizes pore size for real!