My Night Time Skin Care Routine Summer 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 9 Comments A+ a-

My Night Time SkinCare Routine Summer 2017


Hello gorgeous Divas!

This will be my first beauty products post review for 2017. As you all know I am a serious makeup junkie. I adore cosmetics and the process of applying it every morning relaxes me. As I am getting older I have really been investing in my skincare routine. I find I am becoming a skin care addict too and the ritual of cleansing and moisturising my face everyday gives me the same euphoria that applying my makeup does. Korean Skin Care has been on my radar for a while now and I have truly been investing in their products. Compared to Western skincare, Korean products usually have the most natural and beneficial ingredients for the skin. Most brands are cruelty free, do not use parabens and have ingredients that target problems areas high on their manufacturing list. Korean skin care is also much cheaper than a lot of Western brands. Now don't get me wrong, there are a lot of high end Korean products that can really make your wallet cry. There are also great Western products that have amazing ingredients and are kind to your wallet. It all depends on the individual product and brand. By trial and error I feel I am leaning to Korean skin care more often now. I have seen amazing results on my skin. I have not given up Western products completely though. I love combining the two for optimal results. Below is my current Summer routine as I may change some products in Winter.



1. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter: This product is amazing. I am not even joking. When I first used it I didn't expect to fall in love with it like I did. I have a full review on it here. This butter is super gentle on the skin and gets rid of all makeup including waterproof mascara. It cleanses the face well too. I double cleanse my face because I wear makeup everyday. I use this butter as the first step to removing all my makeup thoroughly. I rub a small amount all over my face and wash it off with water.

2. Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel: Once I removed all my makeup I like to double cleanse and use my favourite face wash of life which is this gorgeous gel cleanser. It contains Moringa extracts which is well known to rejuvenate skin and remove impurities. The cleanser smells amazing and is very gentle on the skin. It has a gel consistency at first and turns into a foam as you wash your face. I use it to thoroughly remove dirt and grime from my pores. It leaves my face squeaky clean but not dry or sensitive. Read my full review on it here.

3. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner Toner: This is a kind of a cult beauty product in the Korean  market. Everyone including their grandma uses this toner. I too have written a review on it which you can read here. This is marketed as a 10 in 1 toner which cleanses pores, removes dead skin, refines skin tone and balances ph level of the skin while controlling sebum. I personally love this toner because it thoroughly removes makeup and dirt without making my skin dry. It is very gentle to use even though it does contain a small amount of alcohol. This 250ml bottle is a holy grail product for me. I have gone through more than four of these bottles in the past few years. I will definitely keep repurchasing it.

4. Goodal Moisture Barrier Fresh Liquid: This is a fairly new brand on the Korean skin care market. I discovered the brand while searching for affordable essences. Even though I have combination skin I felt like my skin was feeling a little dry lately. I decided to invest in a moisturising essence that would penetrate deep into my skin and provide extra hydration. Korean essences are different to western serums in that it is slightly lighter and applied after toner and before a serum. It has a viscous texture which is packed with nutrients that benefit the skin. I chose the Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid not only for the price but for the awesome ingredient list. The 150ml bottle contains a good amount of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) which is proven to prevent hyper pigmentation, brighten skin tone and prevent ageing. I splash a few drops on my hand and pat it into my face. It truly moisturises and brightens my skin. I use it twice a day before I apply my day or night cream. The scent is quite floral and strong. If that is not your thing then you may want to skip this one and find another essence.
 
5. Nature Republic Argan 20 Real Cream: Nature Republic is a very famous and well established cosmetic brand in Korea. They have an array of skin care products catered to different needs. My western creams were starting to become too expensive on my wallet. I decided to try a cheaper cream that is packed with the same wonderful ingredients of a high end brand. As you know, just because a product is expensive does not mean it has good ingredients that are beneficial to the skin. Sometimes you pay more for the brand name and packaging than the actual product itself. When buying skin care always look at your ingredient list and not just the packaging and brand name alone. The cream that I use is formulated with fermented argan oil. Argan oil is known as liquid gold for your hair and skin. It contains high amounts of Vitamin E which provides nutrition and moisture for the skin. Argan oil is known for it's anti ageing properties too. While this cream is not number one in the anti ageing department, I feel for my skin right now it provides enough nutrients and hydration. As I get older I will definitely buy another cream with more anti ageing punch. This cream comes in a 50ml tub and smells sweet and fresh. It's quite thick in consistency and a little goes a long way. I love to use this at night and wake up to plump skin in the morning.

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Thank you for coming on this skin care journey with me. I know this post was a tad long but I had so much vital information to share. I really hope you found it interesting and helpful. The cosmetic and skin care realm is a huge market. There are so many amazing products and brands from all around the world. I love expanding my horizons and trying new things. I would love to explore the Middle Eastern and some other European brands out there one day. All the products I reviewed are available on EBay and Amazon if you are interested in purchasing them and you do not find them in your local stores ;-)


Divalicious kisses!
Xxxx

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Bianca Smith
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31 January 2017 at 11:22 delete

I know nothing about Korean skin care. This post was so informative. I feel like I learned so much while reading. I would love to try their products one day. The Goodal essence looks particularly interesting. I enjoy using The Body Shop skin care products too.

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Kim Alston
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1 February 2017 at 04:12 delete

I love your regimen Desle! That makeup remover by The Body Shop sounds dreamy! I must give it a try. Also the Etude House Wonder Pore Toner :D Sounds like a product I need in my life. Skincare is definitely high on everyone's list nowadays! Gotta have a clear palette so makeup looks good :D So important.
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Saundy
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1 February 2017 at 22:24 delete

A good review and good advice on skincare, Diva Desle! I would like to try the Korean skin care products reviewed in your blog post. I like that it has more natural and beneficial ingredients for the skin. I would also like to try the Western skin care products in your post. Thanks, Diva Desle :)

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Lynette
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6 February 2017 at 10:35 delete

I love Korean skincare masks - I wish their skincare was a little more available like say in Clicks... lol. But I agree skincare is so important - so it's awesome when you find a routine you love.

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Diva Desle
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13 February 2017 at 09:25 delete

So happy I could let you in on a whole new world of korean beauty ;-) The Body Shop has some of the best skin care products. xoxo

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Diva Desle
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13 February 2017 at 09:27 delete

Yes I am crazy about skin care now Kim. I need to make sure my face don't crack, Lol. Yes you should totally try the body shop cleansing butter. It is truly great. Xxxx

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Diva Desle
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13 February 2017 at 09:28 delete

Thanks so much for readind Saundy! Yes I love mixing korean and western products for the best results for my skin. Let me know if you give any of the products a try ;-)

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Diva Desle
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13 February 2017 at 09:29 delete

I wish it was sold at Clicks too!!!! That would be super amazing. ;-)

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ritika joil
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28 February 2017 at 12:56 delete

Have a look at Everyuth Neem Face Pack for all types of skin and instant glow.

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