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My Winter Beauty Routine

Step 1 : Cleansing & Moisturizing

For over a month, I have been testing a new beauty routine, with the French brands Quiriness (sensory and spa-based), Novexpert (cosmetics devlopped with 100% natural ingredients) and Cattier (organic and sustainable). 

My focus for this season is : fighting against cold, dehydration, sagging skin and lack of radiance. Let’s start with cleansing and moisturizing. Morning and evening, I use on my face, neck and décollete: 

1. The Uriage 1st Cleansing Oil. Light, very pleasant and ultra soft for my skin more sensitive and reactive in winter. It foams in contact with water and leaves after rinsing a discreet film that softens the skin.

2. Then I apply the Quiriness Lotion Tonique Exquise (Gold Softening Toning Lotion) with the fingertips in generous quantities. Its velvety watery texture with iridescent reflections offers a great feeling of freshness! And I massage or tap my face, neck and décollete to penetrate the lotion.

3. To end this step, I spray the Novexpert Brume Magnésium (magnesium mist) that I tap, to wake up and activate my skin and blood circulation. This haze is a treat! I do not hesitate to spray again before applying my second serum, day cream or oil. 


Step 2 : Day Serums

No beauty routine without serum, thank you (lol)!

Every morning, I start with the Quiriness Anti-Aging Serum, Elixir Temps Précieux (Perfect Lifting Essence) which contains the superstar ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, but also Microencapsulated Retinol, Peptites, Seaweed, Grape seeds, Cotton oil … Very very nice on the skin: the lovely creamy texture surprised me a little at first, because I got used to watery serums.

To fight against oxidation (especially due to pollution) and have a radiant complexion, I add a pump of the Novexpert Booster à la Vitamine C. This 100% biodegradable serum contains collagen and 25% vitamin C, the daily dose to protect the skin against free radicals (according to Truecos).

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 : Day and Eye Creams

Morning and evening, I apply a pump (for both sides) of Novexpert Contour des Yeux Anti-âge Expert which is really effective! After each application, I’ve noticed that my (slightly darker) dark circles under eyes disappear. The magic happens thanks to nacres that reflect the light. And best of all, the cream moisturizes and nourishes this very fragile area, without irritating my eyes. 

I finish my morning beauty routine with Quiriness Caresse Temps Précieux (Perfect Repair Cream). Dream texture with a very discreet scent: the comforting gesture to start the day! It gives a luminous velvety smooth finish to my skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4 : Night Treatment

I do this after the same cleansing and moisturizing step than in the morning.

If I need to remove makeup : before the cleanser, I apply a greasy substance (a vegetable oil of olive or musky rose) that I mass on the neck, face and eyes. Then I remove it with cottons rinsed with hot water and wrung out. Much less aggressive than a micellar water.

In the evening, I deeply moisterize my skin with Novexpert Sérum Booster à l’acide hyaluronique. This serum is the most concentrated hyaluronic acid in Europe. It offers the equivalent of 20 injections of hyaluronic acid (according to Truecos). Its gelled texture is a bit sticky but penetrates very quickly.

I optimise with the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. It become one of my basic. A pot lasts me up to 5-6 months!

Last beauty gesture of my winter routine, I apply an organic vegetable oil by specific massages on the décolleté, neck and face. I change the oils according to their properties.

 

 

 

My Face Body and Hair Must Have

Dear shea butter! Organic, alone or mixed with other products (like organic vegetable oils), multifunction (make-up remover, face and body cream, or moisturizer for super dry hair)! At the moment, the odorless shea butter of  Cattier suits me very well.

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Bio Beauté by Nuxe: The Gentle Facial Cleansing With Fruit Vitamin

For almost one month,

I use the Micellar Cleansing Foam With Orange Water and the Facial Beauty Enhancer With Vitimin-Rich of Bio Beauté by Nuxe. I really enjoy the light texture of this foam with a very discreet scent that rinses with water.

My dermatologist is against cleaning the face with water. And I tend to follow her recommendations: she has a baby’s skin that makes her look ten years younger. But my sensitive skin, prone to allergies becomes quite oily in the summer and I prefer refreshing “washer” than to the comfortable cleansing milk and tonic I use in winter. The organic orange water foam cleans gently without drying or stripping my sentive skin.

I complete my cleaning step with a natural bi-phase water, the Facial Beauty Enhancer With Vitimin-Rich that you need to shake before use. This is MY MUST HAVE SKINCARE! Its smell citrus (orange) and almonds is a pleasure that boosts the mind. I use it as a tonic spray that tones and energizes my skin with fruit vitamin, while reviving the radiance. It really brightens my complexion, relaxing and smoothing my skin.

You can spray it at any time of the day, it is not photosensitizing. With caution cause it contains alcohol, I tested it on a boat (with the maximum sun reflection) as well as in the city. So when I’m in the sun, after each spays, I add a good layer of sunscreen. I also used this incredible water to revive me before going dinner when I feel really tired. Much more better than using tons of foundation, blush ad make-up!

Photo : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2012

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My Summer Beauty Routine: Scrubs and Balm

One of the most important care, when you stay at the seaside: the scrub to prepare the skin and keep a nice tan long. I kept my two favorite scrubs I discovered aerlier this year. For the face : the Masque-gommage Réconfortant “Rose blanche” (the “White Rose” comforting face mask and exfoliator) of Doux Me, for fragile and sensitized skins. It’s bio: Doux Me cosmetics are among the few bio cosmetics that do not cause me allergies or reactions. And I love their textute! I prefer appling my scrub at night, to avoid problems with the sun. For the body: a touch of argan and Essaouira, with the Gommage soyeux au savon noir (the silky Black Soap Scrub) of Galénic. It’s not organic, but it makes the skinin credibly soft! I like slightly minty smell and texture like a jelly, a real treat! The super natural alternative (and extra light for the vanity case) dedicated to the beach babes: do a light body scrub with the sand, before plunging into the sea. To complete my body scrub: I apply the Haki balm with essential oils, on my feet. I use it only at night: as I don’t know its exact composition, I fear it might be photo-sensitizer (because of essential oils). This balm soothes, nourishes and softens the feet driest and the most stressed. Essential to have”happy” pretty feet (yes!) in flip flops and extra-flat sandals. 

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