Monday, September 30, 2013

Skin Care Routine: September 2013

*This post contains PR samples.
I must sound like a broken record mentioning this in every post, but once again I struggle to believe that another month has come to an end. 2013 has felt like one incredibly speedy month! Although I'm always astonished that it's time to write again, I delight in writing this series inspired by fellow beauty bloggers and some of my favorite French bloggers such as La Vie en Blonde and Une Parisienne et Son Chien. Earl this year I too decided to pen my own version of their famous monthly "Routine de Soin" posts.

As many of you are already aware, I snap a photograph of my most used skin care for the month on the last day of each month. Many items vary greatly from month to month while other core bits I can't be without almost always stay the same. Ultimately my Skin Care Routine series serves as a visual skin care diary of sorts, as much for me as for you, as it shows how my skin care changes from month to month and from season to season.

September has signaled the dawn of cooler weather where I live. I've kept my skin care routine moisturizing and relatively simple. I've been testing many incredible new products and as such haven't felt the need to deviate too far from the items I started using early this month. Yes, this skin care experimentalist has been using the same things for the majority of a month. Hard to believe, I know! September's must haves include Sarahbecca's Day* and Night* fragrances (I've been using them for aromatherapeutic reasons), Aromatheraphy Associates Renewing Rose Cleanser* and Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm.

Moisturize: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Daytime Facial Cream*, Miyu Beauty Hydrate Mi Beauty Essence* 
Cleanse: Boots Botanics Gentle Cleansing Cream, Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Cleanser* and Rose Exfoliating Cleanser, Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel
Treat: Clarins Bright Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel
Decléor Harmonie Calm Gel-Crème Yeux Lacté Délassant Eye Cream
NUXE Rêve de Miel, La Mer The Lip Balm, Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
L'Occitane Huile Tonique (Amande), La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 30 Sunscreen (Not Pictured), Lina Hanson Global Body Serum* (Not Pictured)

What items have comprised your skin care routine this month?

*This item was provided by PR for consideration. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. Do not hesitate to reference my policies in the event that you have any questions.