I have switched up my skincare quite a bit recently to adapt to the cold weather. An updated skincare routine post was therefore overdue! So here is how I am pampering my skin on winter mornings and nights to keep it soft and glowy until the summer sun shines again!
AM Skincare Routine – My AM routine starts with washing my face with The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur’s Daily Repair Foam Cleanser. This face wash gently cleanses the skin without stripping it dry and is perfect for the cold and dry weather. I am usually in a massive rush in the mornings, so I skip toner (guilty!) and directly go in with my Magic Dust Vitamin E Face Serum which makes the skin super soft and hydrated without feeling heavy at all. I then go in with a generous layer of the Tvakh Triple Protection Sunscreen, a lightweight and hydrating sunscreen that is a staple for me throughout the year because it doubles up as a moisturizer too. For my under eye area, I use the Mama Earth Eye Cream because it is super hydrating and affordable. I slap on my Organic Harvest Happy Lips Lip Balm and I am done with my skincare! While applying my makeup, I am currently enjoying mixing some rosehip oil with my foundation because it prevents my makeup from clinging to the dry patches and provides a beautiful sheen to the face. Rosehip oil is a great facial oil for me because it somehow reduces my acne and hydrates the skin without making it greasy, therefore being a perfect final touch to my AM skincare.
PM Skincare Routine – Evenings are when I tend to pamper my skin a little bit more because I have a little more time and because skincare helps get rid of the fatigue of the day. I remove my makeup with the Garnier Micellar Bi-Phase Water and then cleanse my face with the Dr. Belmeur Face Wash. I then use the Tvakh Vitamin C toner and apply my Magic Dust Serum. I then apply a very generous layer of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel and my Mama Earth Eye Cream and Organic Harvest lip balm and am ready for some much-needed sleep! On alternate days, I use the Vya Naturals Rose Water as toner and add the Dr. Sheths Daily Peel to my PM skincare regimen. On the days when my skin is suffering from breakouts, I add the Skin Salad Charcoal Mask to my PM regimen, and if my skin is feeling dehydrated then I use a Dear Packer Home Remedy Sheet Mask after my serum.
Overall, this skincare routine has been working fairly well for my skin at this point of time and these products are the ones that I can recommend without batting an eyelid. If you have acne-prone, combination but dehydrated skin like mine then you can try out this skincare routine and let me know how it works for you! I would love to hear your take on these products and your go-to skincare routine at the moment 🙂
I have been trying to pay more attention to my skincare over the past few months, which now involves using photo-sensitive ingredients on my skin. This is why I am literally slathering sunscreen on my face every single morning, and for those super hectic days when you don’t even have time to brush your hair, I reach for day creams that contain SPF to kill two birds with one stone. With the nip in the air making my skin flaky and dry, I need something rich, hydrating, yet non-greasy, and the Greenberry Organics Bio Active Bright Day Cream offers me exactly this and much more!
I have been eyeing both the day cream and the night cream from Greenberry Organics since the time they were launched by the brand but was waiting to finish up the creams I had with me already before adding these to my cart. Somehow the stars aligned themselves and as soon as I was about to finish my current day cream, Greenberry Organics kindly sent me across these products! I have been using this day cream for about a week now so this will be a first impressions style review because I wanted to speak about the product before winter reached its peak. So here are my thoughts on this lovely day cream.
This cream comes in a sturdy jar with a leakproof insert inside the screw on lid which makes the product travel-friendly. The formula has a thick, creamy consistency, quite similar to that of a cold cream, but sinks into the skin really well and does not leave the face greasy at all. Bear in mind that this is a very rich cream, so you do not want to go in with a large dollop of product – a little goes a long way and too much cream may look streaky and white on the face. Just dip your finger into the tub and dot that much cream all over your face and gently massage it in to get supple and soft skin that looks radiant. The cream contains saffron extracts that always help to add a glow and brightness to my face and it also contains aloe vera and olive oil that provide the right amount of nourishment without clogging the pores. I feel that this cream is one of the most nourishing day creams that I have ever used without being too heavy on my skin, something that will work well for all skin types but particularly for dry to normal skin. The presence of SPF 25+ is the cherry on top of the cake because even if I don’t have the time to layer on my products, I can step out of the house without worrying about sun damage.
Overall, I do not see any cons of purchasing this product other than the fact that some people may find the tub packaging unhygienic. However, I don’t see how such a thick product could be packaged if not in a tub – just keep your hands clean while touching your face and you will be fine. I love the pleasant fragrance of the cream and its comforting texture that takes me back to my childhood days of using a cold cream throughout the colder months. Fortunately, this product is not as greasy as the cold creams from back in the day and is also all-natural and free of parabens and mineral oil. Just like the other skincare products from the brand, this day cream has managed to fully impress me. The cream is priced at INR 575 for a 50gm tub but is currently available at INR 500 on Amazon. Grab it now if you are someone who is lazy with their skincare and suffers from parched skin during the winter months.
Disclaimer- Product sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.