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.

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

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

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

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

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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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