this was meant to be a quick and paired-down Get Ready With Me, but, looking at the list of products, I understand this looks daunting and an exaggeration.
yet, I like my morning ritual (because I can’t have caffeine, this ends up being my meditation and perk-me-up all in one), and there are some basic products I think everyone should have on their AM routine: cleanse, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and SPF.
and an oil or moisturiser for dry environments.
*on another note, Ole Henriksen seems to have vanished from the face of the European Internet. I’ve searched high and low, and it has disappeared from the websites that usually carry the brand. It’s a bummer, I apologise, and I hope you can find it in your local store.
products mentioned and some alternatives:
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
Tarte Knockout — I love a mild AHA or BHA exfoliation (or why not both?) to start my day with smooth skin. other alternatives are Pixi Glow Tonic (more affordable), and January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic or REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic.
Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion — there’s a Premium version, which is denser, best for dry skin types an dry weather)
Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist
*Ole Henriksen Truth Serum — if you’re not in the States, no use suggesting the Drunk Elephant stuff for now, so you may fancy trying something like the Alpha H Vitamin C
Dr Jart Ceramidin Liquid — alternative would be Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Concentrate, since it’s a light lotion
Vintner’s Daughter — an affordable alternative is Antipodes Divine Face Oil with Avocado)
Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Eye Cream
La Roche-Posay Cicapair Lip Balm
*Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Moisturiser
Clarins UV Plus or La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra Light, Étude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish, The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence
Dr. Jart BB Cream
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
L’Oréal Infallible Stick Highlighter in 501
Milk Makeup Bronzer Stick in Blaze
Primark Super Cheeky Cheek Tint in Sherbert Crush (as I feared, not available anymore)
Clinique Lash Power Mascara
Colour Pop Créme Lux Lipstick (What If) and Supershock Eyeshadows