As the weather warms up, I’m no longer reaching for my intensive moisturiser but something a little more lightweight on my skin. During summer, I like my foundation to look dewy and that starts with hydrated skin. My morning skincare routine at the moment is a sunscreen from Mecca Cosmetica, a serum by Intense Formulas and a lip protectant by Mecca Cosmetica. Read on to see why these are my favourites.
If you’re fair skinned like me then you’ll know that 30 minutes in the sun (yes, even with sunscreen on) and you’ll end up burnt. But not with this product. I first tried this sunscreen last year on a holiday in Singapore: it was so hot and humid and a lot of our daily activities were out in the sun but this sunscreen kept me from getting burnt.
I often shy away from sunscreen, especially on my face, because of how greasy and gross it feels. But this one isn’t greasy at all; it sits beautifully under my makeup and even contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to take care of my skin. It also doesn’t have that awful sunscreen smell, and this was definitely the biggest selling point for me!
Intense Formulas sent me this serum and honestly it’s the perfect amount of hydration for my skin in the morning. Because it’s packed with all the good stuff, I feel like I’m looking after my skin before caking it with all sorts of makeup. It has ingredients like: Olive Squalane – great for preventing UV damage, Rosehip Fruit Oil – everyone’s favourite oil, and Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract – which is deeply nourishing as it contains omega 3, 6, 9 and 7. And the best part? This can be used as a primer for makeup. I just saved you 30 seconds in the morning!
This is my all time favourite lip product (but you probably already know this, I mention it quite a bit). It has a gorgeous scent to it and I love that this has SPF in it. I apply this about ten times a day and I always keep a pot with me!
*In collaboration with Intense Formulas