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I don’t change my skincare that often unless I’m specifically reviewing something, but with a change in the weather I am definitely needing a bit of a change. My spring skincare routine is still a work in progress, but I have been trying to be a bit more gentle on my skin in comparison to my winter routine. I felt like I was getting bogged down by products and sometimes it’s nice to give both my brain and my skin a break. 😉
I’ve turned to a Canadian drugstore brand for my spring skincare needs. Marcelle is known for their gentle, sensitive-skin friendly skincare and my skin has been feeling quite sensitive lately. It’s been dehydrated and looking quite red (but still acne-prone), so I knew I could trust Marcelle to sort me out.
It’s been a long time since I’ve used a creamy cleanser, but the Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel has been really soothing for me lately. I was concerned that it wouldn’t be potent enough for my acne-prone skin, but it’s been good to me so far. I still like to use something that targets acne more readily in the evenings, but I love using this gentle cleanser in the mornings when I don’t have makeup to deal with. It doesn’t strip my skin of any moisture it might have, unlike so many acne products I’ve used, so that’s really been helping with my tight-feeling skin.
The constant first step in my evening routine is makeup removal. I’m usually very skeptical of makeup removers, but I was looking forward to trying the Marcelle Gentle Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes after hearing Megan talk about how amazing it is. I do have quite sensitive eyes, and this dual-phase remover is really great at removing my mascara/eyeshadow/etc without stinging or making my eyes stream. I use it all over my face to take off my makeup and it works just as well as my beloved Body Shop Cleansing Oil. I do follow this up with a second cleanse, but that’s a standard practice for me, not a remark on how well the Makeup Remover works. It takes the most stubborn makeup off really easily and I have a feeling this will be a new constant in my bathroom.
My skin loves Vitamin C, so when I saw that Marcelle offered a moisturizer with Vitamin C in it I was pretty stoked. The Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel is a very light gel-like moisturizer. These gel moisturizers seem to be very in right now and I just recently finished up one of my favourites, so I’m glad to have another.
The packaging for this moisturizer is very luxe-feeling: the glass jar/mirrored lid combo looks so nice sitting in my skincare cabinet. It feels really wonderful on the skin too – light weight yet moisturizing and cooling, which will be so nice in the summer. I’ve actually been using it for my under eyes as well. I’ve been pretty lazy with eye cream lately, and the Hydra-C Hydrating Gel has been working a treat. The only thing it’s missing is SPF, but I usually put that on separately anyway.
And that’s it! What is your spring skincare looking like this year?