Today my mom is back with her third and final beauty post on her current skincare regimen. This one is her morning routine. While my mom loves to experiment with makeup and skincare like myself, her skin is much more sensitive and easily irritated so she often sticks with things for months and months when they are working for her. In fact, one of the products in her morning routine has been there for years and she rarely will ever be without it! When testing new products however, she will slowly introduce something into her routine but keep everything else the same to identify if her skin has a reaction to it and to gauge if the product is giving any worthwhile results.
1. Elemis Cleansing Balm – Maree recently gave this to me to try and I instantly loved it! It’s so rich and hydrating, and I love massaging it in for a few minutes to wake my skin up.

2. Mila Moursi Triple Action Eye Contour Cream – I need a lightweight eye cream that wears well under makeup and this one is perfect. It has an applicator that helps to depuff and smooth my eye area as I apply it, and I love how firm and lifted my eye areas looks after using it for the past few months.

3. Mila Moursi pH Balancing Toner – I use this toner at night as well and it has been in my routine for more than a year. I spray it onto a cotton pad and wipe all over my face. It does an amazing job at keeping my skin balanced and well hydrated.

4. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Maree gave this to me and said I needed to try it because it was such a popular product. I pour it into my hands and press it onto my face after cleansing and toning. I wasn’t sure it was doing much for my face until I ran out and noticed how dry and lackluster my skin became. As soon as I got another bottle and added it back into my routine, my skin responded right away and quickly looked less dry, more balanced and calm.

5. Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum – I always gravitate towards hydrating products in the morning because I find they make my makeup apply so much better. I only need a small amount of this serum to completely cover my face. It is a gel that absorbs quickly and leaves my face hydrated and smooth.

6. Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 – I have mentioned this SPF in previous posts because I have am never without a bottle in my cabinet! It is one of my all time favorite SPF moisturizers and I have been using it for years. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly and gives great SPF coverage.

7. First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 – I generally rotate between the Mario Badescu moisturizer and this one. It has a similar texture and wears beautifully under my makeup.

8. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – This product was a purchase based off of reading one of Maree’s blog posts. LOL. She gets me too! I love moisturizers that are consistent for my skin – Maree calls them “no muss, no fuss” moisturizers and this is one of those. It has a gorgeous medium weight texture, absorbs easily, hydrates and makes my skin incredibly firm and supple. I started using this in the summer and am still able to use it daily either alone if I am not going out for the day or under my SPF.

9. Revive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil in 1 – This foundation tint is so light when applied, covers imperfections and leaves my skin with the most amazing dewy glow. In fact, Maree mentioned to me how different my skin was looking the first day I began wearing this. For my drier skin, I find this leaves me looking fresh-faced and like I spend a day at the spa (when all I did was play with Miles most of the day LOL).

Read all of my mom’s past beauty posts here.

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