JANUARY BLUES

We are all experiencing it, but with some skincare at the rescue, I will talk about a different kind of blues today, and something I cannot help but notice lately: the profusion or abundance of blue in my skincare cupboard. If I first have to thank -or blame- my current affinity for simple skincare for it, I also believe that skincare brands themselves like their blue packagings, and I for one never overlook or underestimate the power of these little tubes and pots. So here are some of my favourites…

EVENING BLUES

In the colour blue I see some simplicty and some freshness, a clean skin and almost a new start for it. That is all I want at the end of the day, and this is all I want when it comes to cleansers. When some makeup has been applied in the morning and as the first step for the cleansing journey -it truly is a process-, my recent discovery -and favourite- is the La Roche-Posay Respectissime Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. Less greasy than the usual bi-phased makeup removers yet much more effective when it comes to removing waterproof mascara without too much rubbing involved, it is the makeup remover I currently trust, not just the eyes, but for the entire face. Killer makeup remover or not, I always need -and want- a proper cleanser to make sure that even the invisible makeup is off my face, both the Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser and Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser are perfect candidates for this task. With a gel which, mid-cleansing, transforms itself into a light milk for the first one, and a much more traditional gel cleanser for the second one, they both leave the skin perfectly clean, but also fresh and comfortable at the same time.

BLUE WATER

They are hard to find, but some skincare items truly have that fresh glass of water impression on the skin, these are my favourites because they are the ones more driven by hydration than nourishing properties. Coincidentally or not, these skincare items are also the blue ones. Starting with a mask, cooling and hydrating at the same time, the Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask. Even though this one sits on the sticky side of things, it is one of the few masks which seem to let the skin breathe through it, mainly thanks to a consistency which resembles more a lotion than a moisturizer. Thin consistency or not, it never fails to leave the skin considerably more hydrated, fresh and healthy than it was before applying it. The Chanel Hydra Beauty range is one I would entirely buy if my wallet was ready for it: whether it is the samples I’ve tried or the Micro Serum and Micro Gel Yeux featured in this post, their products are amongst the most hydrating ones I have found so far. If their cooling effect resembles a fresh glass of water, they also seem to penetrate the skin more deeply than other serums, eye treatments and creams. The same could be said about the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase range, with, however, a considerable advantage: a much more affordable price. Finally, the Guerlain Midnight Secret is the equivalent of making sure to drink a glass of water after consuming too much wine and going to bed, but skincare-wise. It just makes everything better the next morning, the skin is fresher and so is my mood.

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  • Yiotou_La

    I want to try more products from La Roche Posay, everyone seems to love this brand and I only tried a few in the past! xx

    Yiota
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    • It truly is a great brand, and it isn’t too expensive, so you can have a full LRP skincare routine quite easily, which is always a good thing 🙂

  • Ray
  • I still need to buy Guerlain Midnight Secret and I’m missing Omorovicza Hydramelting Cleanser! Some great picks! xx

    Beautylymin

    • Thank you, I highly recommend the Guerlain Midnight Secret cream, as the name would suggest, it truly is my best friend when I’m going to bed a little bit too late in the evening, or in other words, too early in the morning!

  • I had a blue themed skincare routine post planned last year but never got around to completing it and posting it. I want to use up a significant amount of my current masks so I can try the Glossier one. I also want all the Glow Recipe in my life haha! xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

    • I love them both so much, the Glossier mask has been a life saviour this winter and the Glow Recipe cleanser is very gentle and lovely, the bright blue packaging also makes me very happy!

  • My skincare is either white/gold or pixi green at the moment, I seem to be testing in bunch by brand lately. The only blue I have is Serozinc.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  • You made me walk into my bathroom to check what colour my skincare is! LOL! Mine is mostly white and some mixture of blue. xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • I’ve just tried my first product from La Roche-Posay, the mist. I really like it. I’m going to have to try more from the brand.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • Oh, the mist is lovely as well, let me know if you do, I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed by LRP!

  • I think most of mine are white, although I do love the colour blue. It’s so calming! Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

  • Ugh, the January blues… :-/
    The Respectissime eye makeup remover is pretty good, but I still prefer my Clinique cleansing balm. At some point I’d love to try the Glossier moisturising mask. It sounds great for a nice boost of hydration.
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  • Lisa Autumn

    Ahhh I love this post hun!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • La Roche Posay products are so good! Love this post Xx

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