Saturday, 28 December 2013

Nightime Skin Care Routine | Winter

Come Winter time, my skin tends to be victimized by the harsh Canadian weather. I typically have combination skin, but my skin tends to really dry out in the Winter. To prevent my skin from drying out I've started to heavily moisturize right before bed. This gives my skin the chance to hydrate overnight and provides a nice smooth surface to apply my makeup in the morning - nobody likes the look of foundation over flaky skin. This is the 3 step system I've found to work best for me this Winter, I would definitely recommend each of these products in a heartbeat!

1. Bioderma Créaline Lait - This summer, a friend of mine visited France and was kind enough to bring this back for me. I have been (impatiently) waiting for Winter to roll around so I could finally test it out. So far, I absolutely love it. I prefer using this at night just so I can give my skin a chance to hydrate overnight. This is a creamier formulation compared to the regular H20 formula, providing a little extra moisture for your skin - an absolute must for the Winter months!

2. Bioderma H20 - This will forever be a staple in my skincare routine. Despite recently switching out for the Lait formula as my main cleanser/makeup remover before bed, I still find that I reach for this to remove my eye makeup. It's not necessary, the Lait can sufficiently remove any and all makeup, I have just personally found this to be gentler on the eyes and a little easier to get my mascara off with.

3. Bioderma Hydrabio Serum - After getting a baby sample size with my bottle of H20, I thought I'd give this a try. After 3 straight days of squeezing the life out of the sample bottle, my skin felt baby soft. That has never been the case for my skin, I actually enjoy moisturizing now, simply because I can actually see a great difference in my skin! My skin hasn't been this hydrated in as long as I can remember. It is hydrating enough to use at night and light weight enough to use before I apply my makeup in the morning. It is a very concentrated serum that allows for maximum hydration while still keeping a light weight formulation - to put it in simpler words, it's everything I've ever wanted in a moisturizer.

What are you using to treat your skin this winter?



  1. great post! would you like to follow eachother?

  2. WOW! I've never seen Bioderma milk before!!!! I neeeeeeed it in my life, I adore the original version xx

    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. I really want to try Bioderma, it looks amazing! :)

  4. I seriously need a nighttime beauty routine. I am so lazy!


  5. I love your blog so far! :) x

  6. Great! These products look fantastic ^^


  7. Really enjoying your blog Alannah, great job!

    Really simple that you are using one brand, and just three products, makes for an easy night time routine.

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty


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