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My Mom’s Updated Morning Beauty Routine

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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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My Mom’s Current Evening Skincare Routine

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My mom just updated all of us on the masks and exfoliators she is currently using to help give her skin a glow, and she is back today with her current evening skincare routine. Stay tuned for next week when she will be doing her final updated skincare post talking about her morning routine. While I give my mom soooo many products to try, she is just as picky as me so the ones she features on my blog are often her tried and true. And many have been featured before in previous posts, but that speaks to how effective they are for her which is why they are still in her routine. For this update, there are a few new additions which she instantly fell in love with and was excited to share her thoughts. Here is her current evening routine in her own words:
1. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water – I typically use a cleansing oil to remove my eye makeup, but I ran out so I decided to use this cleansing water Maree gave me as an alternative. I was shocked at how easily it removes my mascara and eye makeup. I soak a cotton pad, hold it over closed eyes for a few seconds and gentle wipe away any product. 

2. Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel – This cleanser has been a favorite of mine for years since it doesn’t foam and gives a gentle exfoliation.  It does remove my makeup and leaves my skin so smooth. I ran out of my favorite cleansing oil a week before Maree wanted me to write this post but I still wanted to mention it because I continue to buy it again and again because it works wonders on my skin. 
3. Mila Moursi pH Balancing Toner – Again, this is another product I love and have used for quite a while. I use it at night as well as in the morning, spritzing it directly onto my face and wiping it away with a cotton pad. It really helps to keep my skin balanced and hydrated. 
4. Retrouve Revitalizing Eye Concentrate – A little goes a lonnnnnng way with this eye cream which is why I am still using it after many months. It was too rich for Maree but perfect for my dry eye area. It is especially a favorite during the winter and really helps to hydrate, smooth and firm the skin. 
5. Tatcha Luminous Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate – Maree introduced me to Tatcha a few years ago and I fell in love with the entire line. This is  my 2nd or 3rd jar of this concentrate because my face feels so much firmer when using regularly. I like to press it into my skin before my other serums or moisturizers, and it instantly absorbs making my skin look plump and hydrated.
6. Kate Somerville Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum – Maree told me I need vitamin c in my skincare routine so she gave me this serum to try. LOL I wasn’t sure at first what results I would see, but after a month of applying it nightly my skin looked much brighter, more even-toned and a few of my pesky dark spots were beginning to fade. 
7. Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel – I don’t use this exfoliating gel nightly but love it 1-2x/week. It really helps to retexturize my skin and leave it exceptionally smooth. On the mornings after I use this, I notice that my foundation applies flawlessly. 
8. ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Supreme – This was another product Maree had been using but felt I would see better results and she was right. This is a rich cream that is designed to help renew and retexturize, which is exactly what I see when I use this. It’s gives a very gentle exfoliation and never irritates my skin, but I find that my skin became exceptionally glowy and radiant when I began incorporating this into my routine. 
9. Zelens Z Firm Face and Neck Cream – I love that this cream is great for both the face and neck. Even though I typically apply all my serums and moisturizers down to my decollete, the firming effects of this has really made a difference. I can especially see the change in my jawline and down the front of my neck, things definitely appear more supple and taut.

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

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Past Posts

The Masks and Exfoliators My Mom Uses To Give Her Skin a Glow

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My mom has been a regular contributor to my blog over the past few years and her posts are always quite popular so I asked her to

6 Skincare Products My Mom Is Loving Right Now

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It’s been awhile since my mom’s last post on here, but I challenged her with the task of writing about any products that might be new to

My Mom’s Evening Skincare Routine

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She’s baaaack!!! My mom is back for her second post talking about her current evening skincare routine. She uses a ton of amazing products and has a

My Mom’s Morning Skincare and Makeup Routine

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This has been a recently requested blog post so today I am sharing with you my mom’s morning skincare and makeup routine. While my mom has always