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My Updated Morning Skincare Routine

Updated: Mar 28



A few years back I decided to stop wearing foundation and start working on bettering my skin instead. My goal was to better my skin and not have to hide it. I finally mastered a skincare routine I love, with products that are very specific to each need and, brands I adore.


Here's my MORNING skincare routine

If I love more than one product I will give you the two options, I alternate sometimes.


1. CLEANSING

- Ormedic Balancing Facial Clenser by Image Skincare I love it because it feels fresh in the morning. It is botanically based and delivers essential nutrients to calm and sooth the skin while gently cleanses, sweeps away impurities and restores the skin's optimal pH balance. It leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Code LAURA15 gives you 15% off their whole store.


- Or ILUMA intense brightening exfoliating cleanser It sweeps away impurities and exfoliates in one step to help visibly brighten and refine the skin. Its mushroom-derived enzyme, bamboo spheres and smart-sensing beads gently exfoliate dull skin, while natural extracts help boost luminosity and promote hydration. The cushiony, non-stripping formula leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed. Code LAURA15 gives you 15% off their whole store.


2. MICROFILANT

Daily Microfilant by Dermalogica A game changer on my skin, I have never felt my skin smoother! It gently exfoliates getting rid of dead-cells and instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. It's a rice-based powder formula that activates upon contact with water. I used to do it at night but I love how it gives me an extra glow and smoothness.


3. TONER

Balancing Act Toner Pads by Tula. Instantly lift impurities & help tighten the look of pores with these prebiotics & probiotic extract packed biodegradable toner pads that help to balance skin’s natural pH after cleansing. Witch hazel tightens the look of pores while lactic acid & PHA purify without stripping skin—leaving it prepped to absorb the next product. Featherweight, biodegradable pad made of bamboo fibers deliver a gentle, alcohol-free formula infused with refreshing wild mint leaf. Skincare is a balancing act—these powerful PH balancing pads help to keep it all in check.

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4. ILUMINATOR

Iluma by Image Skincare This concentrated corrector + skin brightener serum helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots while enhancing luminosity for a lit-from-within glow. The power-packed formula with tranexamic acid, vitamin C and niacinamide delivers optimal brightening benefits and targets dull, uneven skin tone. Silky and lightweight, this liquid booster can be applied on its own and layers seamlessly under your favorite crème. Code LAURA15 gives you 15% off their whole store.


5. HAYLURONIC ACID

This one by Dime Beauty is amazing his replenishing serum captures the simplistic beauty of clean skincare. Concentrated Hyaluronic Acid instantly quenches thirsty skin upon application, boosting bounce and delivering intense hydration where it’s needed most. Code gimbert20 for 20% the whole site.


6. SERUM

- Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Collagen This vegan, spa-grade serum features our highest concentration of ultra-stable vitamin C and tri-peptide to brighten, help diminish the look of dark spots and visibly firm skin.


- Or Tula Brightening Treatment Drops A potent brightening serum treatment with 10% Triple Vitamin C Complex. Two types of Vitamin C treat dull skin & help reduce the look of dark spots (signs of hyperpigmentation), while the third—a special ‘recharger’—reactivates the others throughout the day to defend against elements that cause dullness. Prebiotics plus probiotic, lychee & mango extracts even the appearance of skin tone & restore overall radiance—without sticky residue. Oil & fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic. Code LAURAGIMBERT gives you 15% their whole store.


7. EYE CREAM

- Luminosity Eye Serum by Dime Beauty A powerful and cooling eye serum to help with dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. Dynamically formulated with super ingredients like Goji Berry, Grape Skin Extract, Cucumber Extract, Apple Fruit Stem Cell Extract, and Peptides, this formula is equipped to revive youthfulness beneath your eyes.


- Or Instant Depuff Eye Renewal Serum by Tula Refresh & firm the look of tired eyes. Lightweight formula powered by peptides, pink silk tree, sea algae & probiotic extracts helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles & dark under eye circles plus firm the look of skin. Love that it has a cooling metal applicator instantly soothes skin.


6. MOISTURIZER

24-7 moisture by Tula The perfect do-it-all day & night moisturizer. This lightweight, non-greasy yet nourishing cream is clinically proven to provide all-day hydration & revive the appearance of dull & tired skin—leaving it looking more supple, plump & glowy. Powerhouse ingredients like squalane & peptides reveal healthier, youthful-looking skin. Non-comedogenic & won’t clog pores. Code LAURAGIMBERT gives you 15% their whole store.


7. OIL

Face Hero Oil A terrifically powerful, fantastically lightweight facial oil that deeply hydrates, soothes, revitalizes and completely protects the face against bad guys trying to make it unhappy. It's your daily skin booster and new best friend. I AM OBSESSED.


8. EYELASH SERUM

Eyelash Boost Serum By Dime Beauty A blend of amino acids and peptides that improve length, density, quantity, and strength. This innovative blend beautifully nourishes, conditions, and improves the appearance of sparse lashes. I personally saw results in 2-3 weeks by applying day and night, and even through postpartum! Code gimbert20 for 20% the whole site.


8. LAST STEP to look more done up for the day with no makeup. This is game changer!


a) The Tula Face Filter is incredible, it's the last step of the morning skincare routine, it releases "glow particles" that create a warm-toned, radiant base for makeup OR to wear as is, for a natural (yet unified skin tone) instantly reducing the appearance of redness and provides a more even-looking skin tone for a “filter-like” finish. Also adds an extra layer of hydration & glow from within to your makeup routine. PERFECTION. Code LAURAGIMBERT gives you 15% their whole store.


b) Tula Rose Glow and Get it Our best-selling, hyaluronic acid eye balm, now with even more glow-enhancing ingredients. Instantly hydrates, cools & helps reduce the look of fine lines & wrinkles around the eyes. Made with the same ingredients you love in the original Eye Balm—think: probiotic extracts & superfoods like caffeine, aloe & watermelon—plus the addition of rosewater & rosehip oil (known to be a plant-based retinol alternative). Delivers an instant pick-me-up so you look refreshed, feel energized & can glow & get it! Code LAURAGIMBERT gives you 15% their whole store.


If you want to boost up your daily skincare routine, and for your products to work better, I love these two tools:


- Facial Steamer by Vanity Planet (do it after you cleanse, for a few minutes). Detoxify and cleanse your face like the professionals, no matter your skin type, with Aira, the facial steamer designed to clear pores and stimulate circulation. With your pores clear, you'll be more receptive to your other skincare products and treatments, making their effects even more potent and beneficial. Code LAURAGIMBERT will get you 50% off the whole site!


- The Ultimate Skin Spa use it with your cleanser, to get in deeper in your pores and clean them better, as well as allow the products to preform at its best in the next steps. Leaving nothing but smooth, soft, glowing skin behind. This dual-speed handheld spin brush works with your favorite cleanser and one of three interchangeable brush heads to customize the perfect routine for your skin type. Code LAURAGIMBERT will get you 50% off the whole site!

PS: this routine is meant to be indoors. If you plan to be outdoors, skip the oil & moisturizer and use an SPF sunscreen instead.


For nightime, which is slightly different (not all products, but some) check this routine!

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