Apr 17, 2014

Sarah's skincare week: moisturizers

Hello Beauty Friends!

Welcome to day four of my skincare week - moisturizers!

Morning Routines:  Moisturizer

I try to not use anything too heavy in terms of moisturizer on a daily basis.  I wear full makeup every day and I have combination skin.  This means that if I add a thick moisturizer to the mix, my makeup will be sliding off my face by lunchtime.  I do use a primer - which I'll cover in a couple of days.  But I still keep the moisturizer to a minimum.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
$26 Cdn at well.ca

Yes, I know that this is technically a treatment and not officially a moisturizer.  But I find it moisturizing for my skin with the added benefit of helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.  I find this really stops any clogged pores from makeup during the day.  It is nice and light and feels nice on my skin.  It is really great during the monthly hormonal breakouts in helping to minimize the worst blemishes.  It blends in nicely and doesn't leave a greasy feel or film at all.  And my makeup applies really well on top of it.

If it's the weekend and I'm not going to wear makeup for some reason (strange - but possible) then I might wear a heavier duty daytime moisturizer.  Some of the ones I have and use are:
Clinique Youth Surge
Clinque Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Evening Routines:  Moisturizer

In the evening, I usually apply Avene TriAcneal Skin care after cleansing and toning.  This helps treat any breakouts/ blemishes/ scars/ dark spots overnight, under my moisturizer.  I think this works really well and I've been super impressed with it!

Clinique Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer
$54 Cdn at Sephora

This is another product from Clinque that I've used for ages.  I really like it.  It's a nice rich night time moisturizer that doesn't feel greasy or heavy.  It applies well over any other treatments I use and absorbs quickly so I don't feel like an oil slick.  In the morning my skin always feels soft and moisturized.

So that's it from me on moisturizers!  Join me tomorrow for
Day Five - Serums!



  1. Effaclar Duo is a product I always repurchase. Maybe I should give a try to Triacneal too! xx.

    1. It works well for me! Hope you like it.

  2. I really really really wish it was easier to get La Roche-Posay here!! Everyone always has just the best things to say about the products!

    1. It's pretty good stuff - but I think there are lots of other brands that are as good. xx

  3. I really want to try the effacer duo. I think I'll get it now - you've convinced me ;-) By the way, your blog is fantastic... your photography is absolutely amazing! x


    1. Thank you so much Cliona! You are so sweet! xx