In The Evening

February 12, 2014

Unlike in the morning, in the evenings I have more time to spend on my skin care. I still like to keep it simple though since my skin doesn't require much to keep it happy. Aside from keeping it cleansed, exfoliated, and hydrated I avoid most heavy-duty treatments as I've discovered they're almost entirely unnecessary for my skin type.

I have never discovered anything to be quite as effective as Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil; as a first step cleanser this removes every inch of make-up, smells delicious, and leaves the skin crazy soft. To follow up I have been alternating between the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel and the Oqibo Purifying Cleanser & Toner. I find the the Oqibo cleanser can be a little drying after prolonged use but switching between the two balances this out. I apply a little La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I. to any blemishes or signs of a break-out, which usually fixes things within a couple of days. Otherwise I apply La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo every other night to prevent skin complaints. I have been finding the Vichy Idealia Moisturiser irresistible, it smells amazing and leaves the skin feeling rehydrated while giving an illuminated glow to the complexion.

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  1. coconut oil forever! it's amazing for dry skin & chapped lips too. it's just all round brilliant.

  2. Ellya Nuraisyah2/12/2014

    what about eye cream? do you use one or you think it's not necessary?

  3. Ooh, I didn't think to use Coconut oil similarly to a balm cleanser! My jar is completely liquid now though as it's so hot where I live haha! Love Effaclar Duo to help clear up and prevent skin nasties, definitely holy grail status.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. My pot sometimes melts from being kept in a warm bathroom.. but it works just as well either way :)) I'd really recommend using it as a balm cleanser, it's amazing.

  5. There is absolutely no reason to waste money on eye creams unless the skin under your eyes is different from the rest of your face such as dryness or sensitivity or you want to use a specific treatment for that area (although there are few that actually work, re: dark circles, puffy eyes, etc.).

    My skin is normal/dry everywhere on my face so I don't see the need to buy a separate eye cream.

    I'd recommend reading this if you're interested about eye creams:

  6. YES, I love it. I don't think I'll ever replace it as my first cleanser now.

  7. I haven't used my coconut oil as a cleanser before, I must try it! I love how Effaclar AI fixes breakouts but doesn't damage your skin too much. Other spot treatments usually dry out my skin terribly.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

  8. Berrie-Blogs.blogspot.com2/12/2014

    Ive never tried coconut oil! I must though everyone raves about it :)!

    BerrieBlogs - Beauty Blog x

  9. Mademoiselle nature2/12/2014

    Coconut cleanser is a really great choice! where did you order this one:

  10. I've been wanting to try the LRP Effaclar AI ever since you recommended it months ago. I've never even thought of using Coconut Oil as a cleanser though I've been hearing very good things about it!

  11. Ellya Nuraisyah2/12/2014

    ah that's a good point. I have really bad dark circles so I have been looking for an eye cream to combat that problem. but then again, it's hard to find an eye cream that really works. I'm trying to go simple like you as well :)

  12. Apparently there aren't any proven formulas for fixing dark circles.. and I think I agree! I've tried SO MANY products. I have learnt Vitamin C has, however, been proven to lighten dark pigmentation with constant, prolonged use - so maybe try some vitamin c heavy products? :))

  13. Ellya Nuraisyah2/12/2014

    yes, i think i might try that. i would cross the ocean to get rid of these dark circles haha. thank you for the suggestion! and good luck with ohmyclumsyheart :)

  14. Dejhana Waite2/13/2014

    I really want to try Effaclar AI! As a side note though, I adore your photos. So bright!

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

  15. I love coconut oil, I used to use it as a hair mask when I had bleached hair, it's so hydrating! I sometimes use it if I'm showering with makeup on, I just grab a bit and rub it around, it does such a fantastic job.

    I love both of he LRP products you've mentioned, and they're the only two I've tried. Have you ever tried anything else in the range? I'm looking for good recommendations as I've got on so well with their products!

    I also plan to give that Vichy moisturiser a whirl when payday comes around...




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