Gentle beauty regime for Janury

January is all about trying out the presents found under the Christmas tree. As I’m spending a large part of January in the tropics of Mauritius, my face is, for the large part, make up free. However, it’s still impacted by the sun, sea and the general hot weather. My morning cleanse & moisturise routine has become one of my favourite moments on the day. It awakes the skin AND my eyes. The two favourite products I’ve been using are REN’s Evercalm cleanser and Lumi moisturising day cream.

REN’s Evercalm is just so blissfully cleansing and feels indeed very gentle on the skin.Pretty much does what it says on the tin. It also creates a kind of refreshing sensation, very soothing to apply, so it’ll help you face the day nice and relaxed, not with a big splash.

Even though REN’s Evercalm has left my skin pretty moisturised, I always apply a moisturiser afterwards. I got a fantastic cream from my sister for Christmas, Lumi’s antioxidant day cream. The list of powerful and boosting ingredients is so impressive, that it would be unfair for REN’s Evercalm to post them here. However, the main ingredient is hemp oil, which I didn’t know, “is a valuable source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamins, chlorophyll, and a rare source of Omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid”. The moisturiser also has an SPF of 6, which is a slight little bonus for that bit of sunshine one might get. The cream feels relatively thick when applied, but I think it still works in +30 or -30 Celsius. All of LUMI’s products contain hyaluronic acid  and lactic acid, which are not the main ingredients, but much loved by other beauty bloggers I’ve followed.

All in all, two excellent products, my skin is happy and the bottles are soothing to look at.


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