Updated Skincare Routine Spring/ Summer 2018

Categories Beauty, Featured, Skin

Hi guys, I thought it was about time that I gave a little update on some of the products I’ve been using lately. My last skincare routine post gave details on ‘The Hydration Sandwich’ routine that I follow but I didn’t go into major detail about products. Today, I’m going to be talking about the specific products I’m using right now and why they’re in my routine. You’ll have seen me mention most of these products before so I’m sorry if this gets a bit repetitive.  


I mentioned in the first skincare week post that I’ve been loving both my Omorovicza cleanser and the Emma Hardie one lately. But, in recent weeks I’ve been using the Omorovicza one much more frequently. It has a lighter texture and doesn’t leave any kind of residue on the skin which makes it more comfortable in warmer weather.  

Exfoliating Toner  

I did a full review on the latest edition to my skincare routine the other day so I’m not going to talk about this much here. But this product is amazing and I’m a bit obsessed with it.  

ren ready steady glow


This is where the hydration sandwich comes in, I’ve actually been using a few different hydrating serums lately. My skincare collection is huge, so I’ve been trying to go through some of the products I don’t use all that often and rediscover some old favourites. Of course I’ve been loving my Sarah Chapman Hydration Booster, but I’ve also been reaching for my old favourite Hydraluron a lot more too.  



I’ve been using another serum that contains oils rather than an actual oil. I mentioned a couple of months ago that I thought I’d shelved my Sarah Chapman Recovery Booster for a couple of months as it was warming up. That didn’t exactly go to plan. I’m not sure what happened, the sun usually makes my skin ‘normal’ rather than its regular bone dry. I don’t know whether it was simply because it warmed up suddenly rather than gradually, but this heatwave has made my skin winter dry. With the dryness comes extra irritation, so I’ve been using my Recovery Booster more than ever.  

Sarah Chapman Ultra Recovery Booster


Depending on how dry my skin has been on the day, I’ve either been using my Ren Vita Mineral cream or Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. While the overnight mask has a fairly heavy finish, it’s more hydrating than moisturising, so that has been for the less dry days and the Ren on my wintery skin days.  

travel sized made me

Eye Cream 

All finished off with the Kiehl’s Avocado, that never changes.  

I forgot to mention in the introduction that this is my evening skincare routine. My morning routine is much simpler in comparison, but I have been using my Clinique Anti Wrinkle SPF30 on a morning, which is usually my in-between seasons SPF. Rather than the La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine, which is my usual summer SPF.  

Which products have you been loving lately? How has your skin been handling the sun? 

Until tomorrow,  


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9 thoughts on “Updated Skincare Routine Spring/ Summer 2018

  1. Glad you’re loving your cleanser! It’s so important to choose the right product that works. Sometimes, it’s good to go back to old favorites – at least you know what works with your skin! I have the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and it feels light! My mother uses the anti-wrinkle SPF30 and she’s loving it. Thanks for sharing your current routine!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  2. I love the Omorovicza face mist so this cleanser looks interesting! Lately I’ve been loving the Body Shop tea tree facewash. It’s a foaming wash and so cooling and perfect for this weather we’ve been having!

    Sneha | lifewithsneha.com

  3. I feel like I should probably start getting into eye cream but I just never bother! It’s always interesting to read what other people’s go-to products are so thanks for sharing 🙂 xx

  4. These seem like awesome products! I use Clinique as my moisturizer too, and it’s my favorite skincare brand. That exfoliant toner sounds great, I’m all about a great toner. You have a great lineup here, yay for clear, good skin!

  5. My skin is always so dry, but especially during the summer that I have to use products for dry skin so my routine is a bit different than usual. I wash my face and put lotion on.. that’s about it for me

  6. I love the idea of a Hydration Sandwich! And as I have super oily skin in summer, facial oils are something I always steered clear of until very recently when I was introduced to a Frankincense oil. But it’s surprised me, it’s done wonders for my sun-stressed skin and even regulated the oil production so I’m a convert, haha. One thing I do need to look into is eye cream (probably too late for all my wrinkles now but, fingers crossed) so your Kiehls recommendation is timely! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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