Spring/Summer Skincare 101

Current favourites that I can’t put down when it comes to skincare for the past few months and some for years. Some are new and some are oldies but a goodie. Now more hen ever before i would spend all my money on a good quality skincare product with high quality ingredients then buying a new beauty product. I am in my early thirties now and my skin needs all the love and care i can give it. So its only natural that I give it the best of the best to boost natural collagen production while shielding the skin to fight unavoidable environmental aggressors, to keep it healthy and glowing from within.

Start with a clean slate 
Cleanser is your new best friend! Pick one that’s suited to your skin type and you will be rocking a fresh face and clear complexion all spring summer. It’s the secret to having that inner glow we all chase.

My favourites 

Estée Lauder – take it away cleansing lotion

Clinelle pure swiss hydracalm cleansing gel

Neutrogena deep clean – micellar gel to form


Exfoliating the skin is the best advice any skincare expert will give you for that flawless application for your foundation and it will improve your skin texture. This will also help in keeping your foundation on for longer.

My favourites

French girl – facial polish

Mario Badescu – rolling cream peel with AHA

Dr Lewinn’s – eternal youth rejuvenate & refine


Water essence

I stared using water essence in the last few months. It has helped me with hydrating my skin and its appearance. It’s not a mandatory step but I feel it gives your skin that extra something once the oils are stripped off while cleansing. I have only tried these two but I absolutely love both of them.

My favourite

Avene – thermal spring water

Jurlique – activating water essence

To tone or not to tone?

Why use a toner? A toner used correctly can even your ph level of your skin that can be stripped from all the cleansing. Among the other benefits it also reduces redness, removes excess oil, soothe’s the skin, and cleans out any traces of dirt or makeup. Your skin will thank you.

My favourite toners for spring/summer

Lush cosmetics – tea tree toner

Sukin – hydrating mist toner

Mario Badescu – glycolic acid toner- I only use this toner at night as it makes your skin sensitive to sunlight


Unsung heros “Serums”

If you are new to serums, your skin care game is about to change. Once you discover the benefits of serums there is no going back. It’s like buying a one way ticket to skincare heaven. Serums are great to get targeted skin solutions. Whether you want to minimise your pores, get that youthful radiance or glow, help with sun damage, reduce the appearance of a scare you will find a serum to match your needs.

My favourites

Jurlique – advance herbal serum

Estée Lauder – advance night serum I use this day and night

A’kin – certified organic rose hip oil 100% natural



Hydrating your skin – give it a good drink! 

A good mosturiser can do wonders for your skin. Picking one that is formulated to absorb quickly as we want to make our morning skincare routine quick, one that protects your skin – with spf and shealds it’s from the environment aggressors.

For night time you want to find one that will help with renewing your skin which is what your skin does while you are sleeping.

Under eye cream / serum

Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Eye

Jurlique – purely white skin eye correcting cream


My favourite Day time

Estée Lauder – day wear (For oily skin type there is a oil control -gel formula as well)

Estée Lauder – advance time zone

Avene – Hydrance optimale (new to my skincare routine)


Night time

Jurlique – Night brightining cream

Avene – physiolift regenerating night balm

Neutrogena – rapid wrinkle repair moisturizer

Bobbi Brown – Extra repair moisture cream (new to my skincare routine)

Mask it!
I used masks twice or three times in a week depending on my skin needs. This is a very personal choice depending on what you want to achieve I am always trying to get my skin hydrated and firm as I don’t have any big concerns with my skin.

My favourites masks

Laneige – water sleeping mask  I use this twice a week

Jurlique – Moisture Replenishing Mask (Once a week)

Sheet masks are my favourite for on the go skin care I buy them from a Korean beauty store in Westfield carousel – cosme hut (as many as you like per week)

For your body

Hydrating your legs and rest of body is equally be important for that perfect healthy skin look. Using a good moisturiser and sunscreen will give it that extra tlc that it needs.

My favourite body moisturisers

Avene – Hydrance Light Cream

Aveeno – daily moisturising lotion

Body shop – coconut moisturising body balm

My favourite Sunscreens – Body

La Roche-Posay – Anthelios XL Ultra Light Spray SPF 50+ (such a beautiful formula easy to wear and reapply)

Nivea – protect and moisture with spf 50

Bondi Sands – protect & tan sunscreen oil with spf 15 (only if you want a tan)

sunscreen – Face

LA ROCHE-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Ultra Light (most comfortable wear doesn’t make you feel sticky)


Whats your current favourite skin care product for spring/ summer? or is it autumn where you are?

Partly gifted products but all opinions are my own. 80% off the products are bought from my own money.


  1. Laura
    October 16, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Ooo I haven’t actually tried any of these, but they all sound lovely. I really want to try the Mario Badescu Rolling Peel, it sounds really interesting!

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

    • Madhvi Wilks
      October 16, 2017 / 7:56 am

      It’s really nice on the skin. If I could recommend try the avene hydrance gel and the Bobbi brown moisturiser

  2. October 16, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I love Mario Badescu skincare! Hate the packaging- not very glam, but the good thing is its not too expensive. You should try the drying lotion if you get pesky spots.

    • Madhvi Wilks
      October 16, 2017 / 8:41 am

      Fortunately I don’t get many or any spots. So hopefully I will never get to try it lol 😂

    • Madhvi Wilks
      October 16, 2017 / 8:42 am

      They won’t disappoint you. The mask it’s very hydrating on my skin. The French girl polish is fast becoming one of my favourites and the scent 👌🏼

    • Madhvi Wilks
      October 16, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Thank you Di, trying new skincare has become my favourite thing to do.

  3. October 16, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I havnt tried any of these, but they sound fab

  4. October 16, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Completely agree! I’m way more into investing in skincare than makeup these days. Love the products you’ve shared! I’m curious about that French Girl brand, I love the packaging!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Madhvi Wilks
      October 16, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      An in depth review is coming on it soon

  5. October 16, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Nice pick, wanna try this water mask asap 🙂

  6. October 17, 2017 / 12:48 am

    Some nice products here, I love Estee Lauder moisturizers. Laneige has some nice products which I love already, will check out their mask.