Isa Shares Her Morning Minimalist Skincare Routine For Fall

Isa Shares her Morning Minimalist Skincare Routine for Fall


Lifestyle Prism’s creator shares her morning minimalist skincare routine for Fall.

Hi, this is Isa. So today I'm going to share with you my current minimalist skincare routine suitable for all skin types skin this Fall. But also, it’s specific to dry and acne prone skin. This is my skin type, so everything I curate on skincare centers on that. The skincare products I used are from August and September, one month of hot and humid, followed by Fall. In this post, I'd be focusing not on detailed reviews, but my routine. My AM minimal skincare routine that also supports skinimalism includes three steps, a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. In other words, you do not need more.

The products I'm featuring today are all from COSRX, one of the top K-Beauty brands of South Korea. COSRX uses skin friendly ingredients that don't irritate skin. Their products are also cruelty free. They offer reasonably priced product range and are proud to have a few cult favorites.


COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, 5.07 fl.oz / 150ml

The first product I use in the morning is "COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser". It is packaged in a tube. It is a cult favorite gel cleanser suitable for all skin types and weather conditions. There are two highlights to this product. It has a slightly acidic low pH that is close to our skin's natural pH, making it gentle on your skin. It has betaine salicylate that improves your skin texture and makes it healthy. It is a mild and better alternative to beta hydroxy acid (BHA) salicylic acid. BHA goes deep to epidermis to cleanse your skin. BHA and tea tree oil have anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for acne prone skin too. I love how delicately it smells. I take out only a pea sized amount on my hand and foam it up. I cleanse my face with the velvety foam, and then rinse with water.

Don't forget to foam it up first because you want to use that foam for cleansing. It is very gentle on the skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and calm. After this I follow up with the moisturizer.

 

COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap

COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap, 3.38 fl.oz / 100mL

The moisturizer I'm using is "COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap" (left). It is water based, vegan product. The highlight is the nature's replacement for water, birch sap from the birch trees. This birch juice is high in antioxidants and minerals, making it super hydrating and nourishing. It also has tea tree leaf oil to sooth irritated skin, redness, and acne. I love its bottled packaging. It has a pump so it stays hygienic. It is suitable for all skin types. But unfortunately it is not for all seasons as the brand claims. It is perfect for dry weather, summer and winter. But it is not for hot/humid. A heads up, I used this product during the hot and humid, and it broke water around the nose and mouth.

And now comes the best part, the texture and fragrance. I have not used this texture before, I love it every time I use it. It is very lightweight and penetrates in seconds. But the water like yet sticky texture of birch juice stays for another minute or so. The natural ingredients in it carry their own scent. The zesty and plant like fragrance is beyond refreshing that I smell it every time I apply on my face. I apply three pumps all over my face and neck. But if I have to use sunscreen, I use two pumps. You can easily wear makeup on it too.

 

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++, 1.69 fl.oz / 50ml

Last step to my morning routine is a sunscreen, because it goes on after the moisturizer. After the moisturizer, I use "COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++" (right). This daily sunscreen has been in the market for quite some time now. But the reason I'm using this instead of any other product is because it is also "the" product for beginners. I finally initiated my sunscreen journey with this product. I never personally liked sunscreens so I didn't use them. It is so gentle that I doubt if you'd have any problems with this. It is a physical sunscreen having titanium dioxide. It has SPF 50+ which means it's sun protection factor from ultraviolet rays (UVB) is even higher than 50.

PA+++ means it gives very good protection from UVA rays. Had it been a review post I'd have explained more on the science behind the terms for your knowledge. I'll cover this sometime in future. So one of its main ingredients is aloe vera gel that gives the skin a soothing effect. It has a light creamy mousse like texture that doesn't leave a white cast. And is suitable for all skin types and weather. It is also suitable for acne prone skin. I apply it all over my face and neck, only avoiding the eye area. The second you apply it you'd feel a calming sensation on your skin. You can easily follow up with makeup and go out, do your day.

 

I confess, and this has nothing to do with above products. I am not a sunscreen person and never liked the product, and here is why. My skin type is dry and acne prone, but with sunscreen, it aggravates, becomes sensitive, and breaks out. So I'll keep exploring for more sunscreens that get gentler than this, and will keep you posted.

And that’s it. I hope you enjoyed reading my fall skincare routine 2021. Let me know your thoughts and if you have any topic suggestions for me, comment down below. I would highly appreciate if you subscribed to my blog. Also, don’t forget to connect with me on my socials Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Disclosure: I am not paid to promote the brand. It is my personal choice.


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65 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to see that Sunscreen is in your morning routine! I also have dry skin and on the lookout for one that doesn't irritate my skin but I'm adamant to find one because protection from the sun is so important! Great post!

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    1. thank you Ellie. yea sunscreen homework is tough. i'm glad you liked it. thanks <3

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  2. Wonderful post, Isa. I also have dry and acne prone skin and it was great learning about these products. I’m happy to hear they’re gentle and also cruelty free. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. glad to know you share my skin type. My beauty content could help you then since i cover the type in all of my posts. thanks for reading <3

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  3. Have you tried to look for a product that suits your skin and save it from the sun? the product looks cool.

    Fransic - https://www.querianson.com/

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    1. it is a good product I didn't and don't deny. But i'll keep looking for gentlest options. thanks for reading <3

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  4. Yes =, 50++ SPF is right up my alley. Thanks for the recommendations.

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    1. thats great. thanks for visiting my page and reading Addy <3

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  5. Great routine! I've been looking for a good cleanser and this seems like a really nice one, I love how gentle it is on the skin. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check it out x

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    1. i hope you like it. Thanks for reading <3

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  6. Great skincare routine! I'm so happy I finally found the right one for my skin too. It's great to see u found products that work for your skin too.

    xoxo Olivia | http://www.oliviaandbeauty.com

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    1. thats great to know you have found something you liked. thanks for reading <3

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  8. Great post, I’ve used the gel cleanser, it’s so lightweight and gentle on the skin. I would like to give that moisturizer a try. Thanks for sharing your skincare routine

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    1. ohhh great to know you've tried it. moisturizer is equally gentle. thanks for reading Rayo. <3

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  9. Thanks for sharing your routine! I'll have to look into these products.

    Sue
    www.susanberkkoch.com

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  10. I have been looking for a good cleanser to replace the one I received for a blog post. I have hearted it on a website so that I remember which one it was. Thank you so much for the tip :)

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    1. get yours soon and let me know too. thanks for reading Renata <3

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  11. COSRX is one of my fave K-beauty products. The cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen are some of go-to products to get rid of my maskne.

    https://lifetravelsoul.com

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    1. good to know you use them too. thanks for reading <3

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  12. I've heard of cosrx before but never tried anything unfortunately. The moisturiser and cleanser sound lovely! I use a daily SPF from Facetheory which has been my go to for the last year. It's so light that I don't think I could steer away from it.

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. i checked on it and it seems great. I'll try it too. thanks for reading. <3

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  13. Love this! I need to work on my routine. So many great products.

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    1. thanks for reading. glad you liked them. <3

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  14. Thanks for sharing your morning routine and your thoughts on sunscreen. I never saw them that useful until my having multiple skin tone across my body.

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    1. ohhh. although yea that does happen with sunscreens. hope you find what you suits you. thanks for reading <3

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  15. Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour13 September 2021 at 18:35

    I love your routine and it seems like you've got some great products here Isa! It's great that you found products that work for your skin as finding products that do just fine with your skin can be a hurdle sometimes. I'll have to check these products out. Thank you for sharing x

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    1. i hope you like them too Ruth. thanks for reading <3

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  16. Hello! what a great post, I really need to work on my skin care a lot more and I will check out these products, thanks for sharing! Alicia

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    1. i hope you like them Alicia. Thanks for reading <3

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  17. The moisturizer looks good, oil free, no pimples! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. glad you liked it. thanks for reading <3

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  18. This sounds like a simple and effective morning skin care routine and, using only three products, it is definitely minimalist! I am a firm believer in using only what I need to, as finding something that works is a delight and joy both in cost and in use.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. i'm glad you liked it Jaya. thanks for reading <3

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  19. Not heard of these but they look good. Siobhan ♡ | Vegan Babe Life

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  20. I'll be honest, I am SO bad about forgetting to incorporate proper skin care into my fall routine. I make a point of picking up products with a good SPF during the summer months, but then I completely slack off after that. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. glad to help Britt. thanks for reading and visiting my page <3

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  21. Awesome morning routine. I also prefer the quick simple way. And sunscreen for me is also a must

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    1. yea it is. glad you liked it and thanks for visiting my page. <3

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  22. I love this routine, and it's great to get ideas about how you need to change your routine depending on the weather and season x

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  23. A minimalist routine is something I certainly need. I'm no good at sticking to skin care regimes. But this one seems fairly low maintenance to contend with.

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    1. hope it helps Nyxie. thanks for reading and visiting my page <3

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  24. My skin is also aggravated by sunscreen facial products. Now I’m wondering if these products that you’re using during your morning routine may be helpful to me and as I also have sensitive skin.

    Thank you for sharing these products and reviews with us.

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    1. i hope they do they are gentle no doubt. let me know oyur experience and thanks for reading. <3

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  25. I haven't tried any products from COSRX before, but now I'm curious. I have oily acne prone skin so I use a foaming cleanser from then Danish brand Ivy Aia. Then I use a tea tree toner & moisturizer from The Body Shop. I then use a sunscreen from a drugstore here called Matas. I like the sunscreen since it's natural & I haven't had a problem with it causing breakouts

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    1. tea tree is for acne prone, but I personally never was a toner person. toners scare me lol. thanks for reading Karalee. <3

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  26. Thanks for sharing your minimal morning routine! I've not heard of this brand, but I really do need to look at a better skincare routine for myself (which is pretty non-existent at the moment!).

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    1. hope this one helps Ellie. thanks for reading <3

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  27. What a simple routine. Whenever I read skincare routines with about 10 steps it really intimidates me. Who has the time? Keen to try that gel cleanser also.

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    1. yup its good Kelly. i hope you like it. thanks for reading <3

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  28. This is lovely how simple it is !!! Thank you so much. I am going to try down sizing my morning routine.

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    1. hehe. would be glad if this helps. thanks for reading and visiting my page. <3

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  29. Love your skincare routine! I've not heard of any of these products but they sound fab x

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    1. yup. Asian skincare is least popular in Europe. thanks for reading Della. <3

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  30. Thank you for sharing this! My skincare routine changes a little as we go into each new season. I'm all about the extra moisture for Autumn as the weather changes!
    You make it so simple but so effective!
    Rosie

    https://www.loverosiee.co.uk

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    1. thanks for always Rosie. glad you liked it. <3

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  31. Such a great post! I never heard of COSRX as a brand, but it sounds like these products are great for you! Love the sound of that SPF, so will check it out and love overall the minimal approach x

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    1. yup, Asian skincare isn't famous in Europe maybe that's why. Thanks for reading. <3

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  32. I'm glad you like Cosrx! I've tried their AHA solution before and I found it okay, but I'm still curious about the brand. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. i agree, every product of each brand can't be best. choose what you're comfortable with you Alexis. thanks for reading <3

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  33. i keep my skincare routine pretty simple as well. these sound like nice products to try.

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  34. Ah thank you so much for sharing today’s post. I myself have severely dry skin and I’m always looking for products to try, especially sun screens as they can irritate my skin. Love this post Xo

    Elle - ellegracedeveson.com

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