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…
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.
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.