Skin Care: How Morning and Night Routine Differ

Is your nighttime skincare routine any different from your morning?

With all that your skin has to go through the day night, it is actually essential that you make your morning skincare routine different from the one you carry out at night. You don’t need to have a lot of beauty products.  As a matter of fact, you can keep using your trusted products and just include some basic additions. 

The most important thing is that you meet your different skin’s needs at different times of day.

If you are a little unsure, then this list can help you better understand why you need to have separate routines for your mornings and nights.

Morning Skincare Routine

Your morning skincare routine should be all about protection. During the day, your skin is exposed to a lot of harmful factors. These include dirt, pollution, stress and even intense heat. 

  • Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any sweat and oil buildup on your skin while you were sleeping.
  • Apply a toner that is alcohol-free. Other than the toning effect, a toner can also bring back your skin’s moisture and hydration that have been lost during washing.
    Toner for: Normal Skin | Combination Skin | Oily | Dry | Sensitive
  • Use a moisturizer that contains SPF. It can make your skin moisturized while giving it the protection it needs against the harmful rays of the sun.
  • As for makeup, try using mineral based cosmetics as much as possible. These products allow your skin to breathe.

    Mineral Based Cosmetics: bareMinerals, YoungBlood, Jane Iredale, Laura Mercier.
  • You should also consider eating more fruits and vegetables during the day as these food are very high in antioxidants. They can help you combat wrinkles and premature skin aging.

Night Skincare Routine

Your night time routine, on the other hand, should focus more on nourishment. During the night, your body, including your skin, repairs and rejuvenates itself from all the damage it endured during the day. 
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner

  • Thoroughly clean your face with a gentle cleanser and remove any makeup you have.
  • Use a toner to remove deep seated dirts and to restore hydration on your skin.
  • Apply a rich moisturizer and if you prefer, you can also use a night time serum. It can help your skin repair itself faster to avoid premature skin aging.
  • You can include a good eye cream as well.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep – nothing beats a proper night’s rest.

It can be quite hard to break a routine particularly if you’ve grown comfortable with it. However, you should also remember that, change is often necessary for growth.


New Product Arrivals You Should Get Your Hands On

If you have been using the same set of products for years, don’t you think it’s about time to try something new?

The industry of skin care is very dynamic and it’s quite easy to get left behind. Each year, more and more skin care products are developed that can do more and better things for you and your beauty. 

In case you’ve been missing the news lately, here’s a list of the newest skin care products to arrive in the market. We can help you catch up

New Products on COSME-DE.COM

Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Mask

Peter Thomas Roth - 24K Gold Mask
Peter Thomas Roth - 24K Gold Mask
available on COSME-DE.COM

Peter Thomas Roth is literally a pot of gold. It contains pure 24k gold together with colloidal gold to brighten, freshen and smoothen up your skin. It also has Hyaluronic Acid to increase your skin’s hydration to make it more supple and healthier. This gold mask even has micronized Peridot to greatly diminish any free radical damage. 

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eye Palette

This Bobbi Brown’s limited palette has ten shimmering shades, mostly from the brown to warm shades. The colors are fairly pigmented without being too glittery. As a matter of fact, the colors in this palette can give you the sheer color you want on your lids. They last long, too.

DR. WU Instant Whitening Capsule Mask With Vitamin C

It’s known fact that Vitamin C is very good for the skin. It has the ability to stimulate collagen elasticity which is actually essential in keeping your skin looking young and healthy. Dr. WU Instant Whitening Capsule Mask, however, can lighten your skin and make it look less dull and stressed. It also has the ability to lighten the dark pigmented areas of your skin. This product is equipped with Sustained-Release Encapsulation Technology which can assure you of its efficiency.

Courreges Eau de Toilette

Courreges Eau de Toilette
Courreges - Eau de Courreges Eau de Toilette
available on COSME-DE.COM

An Eau de Toilette is a little softer than an actual perfume. However, this doesn't mean it can’t be any good. As a matter of fact, the Courreges Eau de Toilette is good for both men and women. It represents independence and generally reflects the smell of outdoors.  It is chic and zesty particularly since its base is a mixture of hint of mint and citrus.

Usually, going out of one’s comfort zone leads to bigger and better things. If you’re afraid of trying out new things, 

how would you know if you never try?


Summer Sun Care Must Haves

Summer can mean a lot of fun, but are you sure you are being safe enough?

beach run
With all the exciting and fun activities you can do under the sun, it’s quite easy to forget about your skin. To make sure you’re protected, here’s a summer sun care list you need to include in your daily routine this season.

1. Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 / PA++++
Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50 / PA++++

This product can protect you against sun damage and sunburns. It contains a high amount of sun filters to make sure you’re safe against UVA and UVB rays. It’s also enriched with Vitamin E to help your skin avoid wrinkles and other signs of  premature skin aging.

The Kiehl's UV Defense is available at COSME-DE.COM at great prices 

2. Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF / UVB 50 / PA+++

Banana Boat has a wide selection of products that your skin will surely love, particularly this summer. 
Banana Boat  Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF / UVB 50 / PA+++
Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF / UVB 50 / PA+++
available at COSME-DE.COM

This sunscreen, for one, can be quickly absorbed by your skin to give you a long lasting UVA and UVB protection. It has Vitamins C and E that nourish and moisturize your skin. It also contains Aloe Vera

3. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen
Hawaiian Tropic
The Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen can do three things for your skin. It can protect your skin while making it soft and glowing. Interesting, right?

This sunscreen is waterproof which means it can resist water for around 80 minutes. It also has a tropical smell and a non- greasy feel. Aside from its Vitamin C and E content, this product is also endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation. 

Hawaiian Tropic  Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen UVB / SPF50 with UVA / PA++++

4. Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen A+N SPF50+ / PA++++
Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen A+N SPF50+ / PA++++, available at COSME-DE.COM
Available at COSME-DE.COM

This sunscreen is a bit runny and has a lotion-like texture when you apply it on your skin. However, it isn’t oily or sticky. You can even use it for both your face and body. Other than protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, this sunscreen makes sure your skin is hydrated and glowing even under the sun. 

Your skin needs more of your attention during summer. However, this doesn’t mean proper skin care should only be done in this season. The truth is, your skin is at risk for damage every single day. Be sure to give your skin proper attention all year round as it’s still better to be safe now than have regrets later on.

Remember, one of the best pieces of advice you will ever get: Always wear sunscreen. 


3 Asian Cosmetic Brands You Really Need to Check Out

Asian skin seems to be capable of defying signs of aging. 

More than skin care, Asian cosmetics are also known to play a major role in giving Asians their youthful glow. This could also be one of the reasons why some Western countries are suddenly taking interest in their beauty products.  

To help you get a clearer idea on how asian cosmetics contribute to their bright and beautiful skin, here’s a list of some of their cosmetic brands. 

CHA LAB is available on COSME-DE.COM
CHA LAB is a medical cosmetic institute in South Korea that provides researches and discoveries to the country’s top hospitals.  This research institute’s most popular cosmetic product is the Pore Clear Mask.
CHA:LAB Pore Clear Mask can be bought at COSME-DE.COM
CHA LAB’s Pore Clear Mask at COSME-DE.COM

CHA LAB’s Pore Clear Mask is also known as the Vacuum Cleaner Pore Mask because of its ability to suck away blackheads and pimples

The product also claims to provide seven efficiencies. The list includes opening pore channels, shrinking your pore size, improving your skin’s texture and even enhancing your skin’s brightness. It can also hydrate your skin by 72% while nourishing it with several essential nutrients. 

IOPE is available at COSME-DE.COM
IOPE believes in the harmony of science, nature and human. It’s the first cosmeceutical brand that also specializes on quality herbal extracts in creating the best products for your skin. IOPE’s signature product is the Air Cushion XP SPF50+ / PA+++.
IOPE Air Cushion XP SPF50+ / PA++ at COSME-DE.COM
Air Cushion XP SPF50+ / PA+++ at COSME-DE.COM

The Air Cushion XP SPF50+ / PA+++ is a moist foundation that helps protect your skin against the harmful UV rays while making sure you look radiant and glowing.  It repels sweat and oil that makes it last longer on your skin. 

This product also has 30% mineral water for a moisturized dewy finish. As IOPE focuses on nature’s essences, it has infused six Siberian plant extracts to minimize your pores and protect your skin.

VDL Cosmetics is available at COSME-DE.COM
Violet Dream Luminous aspires to enhance women’s beauty through colors. The brand is a collaboration between makeup artists and several professionals. VDL’s most known product is the Expert Color Lip Cube Moisture SPF10.
VDL Expert Color Lip Cube Moisture SPF10 (Multiple Color Option) at COSME-DE.COM

The Lip Cube takes lipsticks to a whole new dimension with its edges. It contains SPF for protection against the sun’s harmful rays and is also infused with elegant and luxurious colors.  This lipstick has a silky feel upon application and vows to  last long on your lips. 


Tips for Dealing with Splitting Cuticles

Healthy, nicely groomed fingernails say something about a person. They show attention to detail. Besides, who wants to deal with the headache of dry, peeling cuticles? 

Splitting Cuticles

Splitting cuticles are a common problem - particularly if you work in a profession where your hands are exposed to harsh chemicals and water. Ragged, peeling cuticles are not only unattractive, they can be painful. 

Need guidance? Here are some tips for turning damaged cuticles into healthy ones.

The Causes of Splitting Cuticles 

Keep Moisture. Don't let it crack!

The most common cause of splitting, peeling cuticles is a lack of moisture

When you expose your hands to harsh chemicals or repeatedly place them in soap and water, it dries them out and leads to unsightly splitting and peeling. 

Another way cuticles become damaged is when you trim them with scissors. Trimming cuticles not only damages them - it increases the risk of a cuticle infection called paronychia, which can be quite painful. Some people also pick at their cuticles which cause them to split and peel.

How to Deal with Damaged Cuticles: Stop Trimming Them 

It's important to stop trimming damaged cuticles with scissors and avoid picking at them. If the cuticles are covering too much of your fingernail, use an orange stick to gently push them back after soaking them in warm water. Then apply some light oil such as olive oil to the cuticle for softening. 

Never try to push your cuticles back aggressively or use any type of instrument that isn't sterile. This will only increase the risk of infection. 

Once your cuticles are groomed, apply a layer of cuticle moisturizing cream to give them added protection against dryness. If you're in a bind, you can use petroleum jelly as a cuticle moisturizer.

For Healthy Cuticles, Keep Hands and Cuticles Moist 

Soothing 24hr moisture... by Shawn Campbell, on Flickr
If you expose your hands to chemicals or soap, wear rubber gloves. Repeated exposure to water, soaps, and chemicals leads to dryness and further damages already damaged cuticles. 

Use restraint when grooming your fingernails. Pushing back the cuticles too often increases the risk of irritation, splitting, and peeling. Do it only as often as necessary.

Damaged Cuticles and the Risk of Infection 

Monitor for any pain or swelling around your cuticles. These signs can indicate a paronychia or cuticle infection. Look for signs of redness or drainage from the nail. If you see any, contact your doctor. 

Some paronychias are caused by fungi and will respond to anti-fungal medications, while others are bacterial and need an oral antibiotic prescribed by a doctor. In severe cases, a cuticle infection may need to be drained by a doctor.

Splitting Cuticles: The Bottom Line? 

The key to preventing peeling cuticles is to keep your hand moist and avoid exposing them to trauma

Don't pick at them or overgroom them. 

Wear rubber gloves to shield the hands from soaps and chemicals. With the right habits, almost anyone can have healthy cuticles and more beautiful hands.

Am Fam Physician. 2001 Mar 15;63(6):1113-1117. WebMD. "6 Ways to Care for Your Cuticles" (2014)


Four Effective Tips for Dealing with An Oily Face

Does your face shine more than it glows? You probably have an oily face.

This is a common problem for young people, although oily skin can be a problem at any age. It seems that no matter how you cleanse, the oily shine is always there – not to mention the break outs. 

Fortunately, dealing with an oily face doesn’t have to be so difficult. By making a few simple changes to your skin care routine you can reduce the greasy shine and breakouts that are so often a problem with an oily face. 

Stop Touching Your Face

Many people put their hands on their face without thinking about it. This is a big contributor to breakouts. Train yourself to keep your hands off of your face, and wear your hair off of your face as much as possible to reduce exposure to oil. If you have an oily face, resist the urge to get a hair cut with bangs that hang down across your forehead.

Stop Over-Cleansing

It’s important to keep oily skin clean, but cleansing too aggressively can be counterproductive. If you completely remove the protective layer of oil on your skin, the sebaceous glands respond by pumping out more. 

Use a gentle, oil free soap or cleanser and a mild astringent and cleanse only twice a day. Follow up with a light, oil- free moisturizer only in the driest areas of your face such as under the eyes. Resist the urge to scrub off every last trace of oil, but be diligent about cleansing. Never go to sleep without removing your makeup if you have an oily face – no matter how tired you are. 

Change Your Makeup

An oily face needs light, oil-free foundation – if you use foundation at all. With oily skin it’s best to use as little makeup as possible. Instead of using a foundation, use an oil-free pressed powder to even out skin tone, cover flaws, and reduce shine. If you need more coverage in areas, use an oil-free concealer. The less gunk you apply to an oily face, the better. 

Look for more foundations at COSME-DE.COM

Once a Week, Use a Clay Mask

A clay mask is good for soaking up excess oil, but should be used only once a week. You can buy a clay mask at most drugstores and cosmetic counters, but it’s simple to make your own using a Fuller’s earth clay. You can find various recipes on the internet.

If you have an oily face that’s prone to frequent breakouts, ask your doctor if you’re a good candidate for Retin-A. Retin-A can be highly effective for reducing the frequency of annoying breakouts. 


Power of Plants: Clarins Up to 40% Off

As busy working women, we often neglect to take good care of our face and body – rushing through face wash in 5 seconds and exfoliating body every 6 months are just part of our norm. 

Living in a polluted world only makes it worse, as our skin is exposed to daily environmental stresses which can lead to premature aging. So, it’s time to get down to business and start your own beauty and body routines. 

And why not try out Clarins’ wide range of natural, effective skincare and body products?

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Clarins is the No. 1 best-selling high-end skincare brand in Europe, specializing in slimming, anti-aging, bust-enhancing, and facial lifting products. With its unique expertise in plant extracts, advanced technology and flawless innovation, Clarins has brought well-being and natural beauty to women across the globe for more than 50 years.

Now, you can experience Clarins’ botanical power with bargain savings up to 42% off, from facial cleanser, moisturizer, BB cream, body treatment oil to slimming essence. Click here to see the offers. 

Here’s a list of must-try Clarins products: 

Body Lift Cellulite Control
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control,
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How do you reduce "orange peel" skin on your thighs? 

The answer is Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control

It contains potent plant extracts of Celosia Cristata and Mentha Aquatica which target cellulite before it starts, combating both early and stubborn cellulite. Your hips, buttocks and thighs look visibly smoother. 

This is a winning product at ELLE International Beauty Awards 2014, too. 
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control is a winning product at ELLE International Beauty Awards 2014

Double Serum [Hydric + Lipidic System] Complete Age Control Concentrate

Have crow’s feet started creeping up around your eyes? 

Luckily, we have Double Serum, an effective anti-aging concentrate that combines water and oil age-fighting serums in one optimum golden ratio to defy the signs of aging. 

Powered by 27 years of plant science, this 2013 Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards winner is infused with a blend of 20 plant extracts to make your skin younger and more radiant. 
Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate
COSME-DE.COM 30ml / 50ml

Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel (Shapes & Tightens)

Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel at COSME-DE.COM
Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel (Shapes & Tightens) COSME-DE.COM 15ml / 50ml

Perk things up with this refreshing gel that delivers an immediate “lifting” effect to your breasts. 

Vietnamese Vu Sua extract, also known as Breast-Milk Fruit, helps firm, tone and smooth bust silhouette, while Oat Sugars fight sagging by creating an invisible "natural bra", which helps breasts appear higher on the bust line, and hold a more defined shape.

Who says busy women can’t take the time to pamper themselves? Get started with your beauty and slimming routines with amazing discounts today!


Recreate The Look: Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles

She isn’t called Queen Bey for nothing, right?

Beyonce never fails to look glamorous on every occasion and it’s one of the reasons why she was given the Queen moniker. She is fit to be called queen with her amazing singing talent and incredible physique. She also has class and style. It’s quite hard not to want to look like her, right?

However, although it’s quite hard to attain her status, there’s a couple of tips you can follow to feel and look like a queen. Here’s a list of things you need to include in your routine to get Beyonce’s look:

Eye Makeup

Beyonce’s eye makeup is the signature metallic. It’s not quite as intimidating as you think. Her metallic eye makeup tends to lean more on the brown shade. It is, as a matter of fact, perfect for every skin tone. You can use metallic crayons on your lids to achieve Beyonce’s goddess-like eyes or you can simply dab some of the color on the inner corner of your eyes for the same effect.
Christian Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette
5 Couleurs Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette


Beyonce has flawless skin - with or without make up. Her recent social media uploads can tell you that. Professionals say that Beyonce’s secret to looking dewy and healthy is baby oil. It’s as simple as that.

However, good skin starts with a good diet. You might also want to add some fresh fruits and vegetables in your meals. These types of food are rich in antioxidants to help your skin fight premature aging. Beyonce has been incorporating Vegan food in her daily meal plans which could be making her glow these days, and she follows a strict gluten-free diet. 


You can frequently spot Beyonce with her beautiful beach waves that it has become her signature hair lately. Her hair has that vibrancy and gold tint that just want to make you go ahead and feel it.

To get your hair looking like Beyonce’s, you need to invest in a good hair curler. After curling your hair, loosen the curls, flip your head and shake it off. You can apply a styling product to make the curls last longer.
Best Selling Hair Treatment Oil

L'Oréal Paris Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil (For All Hair Types)


Eyebrows should look as natural as possible. With Beyonce’s, you’ll get the exact picture of how eyebrows should be groomed. They aren’t too bold nor too edgy. They simply have the right arcs to frame the features on her face. You can try brushing your eyebrows first before filling them in with the right shade. 


Beyonce’s nail arts seem to always fit her status. They are glamorous, classy and appropriate. They always blend with both her outfit and the event she’s going. Fortunately, Beyonce released her own line of nail wraps which you can use to get nails identical to her. Cool, right?

Summing Up

Looking like a Queen can be as simple as following these tips. However, you have to keep in mind that these beauty ideas were only designed to help you boost your confidence. You still have to be comfortable in your own skin first before you can look good in whatever style you want to be in. 


10 Quick Beauty Tips You Really Need To Try Now

Whether you’re an office girl or a super mom, you know very well how hard it is to squeeze a beauty routine into a tight schedule.

Fortunately, you don’t need to feel such way anymore. Here’s a list of quick beauty tips that can totally change the way you think about “getting ready”:

Vaseline for everything

Vaseline is very versatile. It can hydrate your lips, your hands and even your cracked heels. You can also use it to soothe minor cuts and rashes. Other than that, Vaseline is also a good illuminator.

To achieve a dewy look, you can dab and rub a very small amount of Vaseline on your cheekbones. You can also swipe a small amount of Vaseline on your lashes as a substitute for your mascara. It can make your lashes look longer and sparkly. Rumor has it that Vaseline can also stimulate your eyelashes to grow!

Baby oil for extra hydration

Baby oil is good for both your hair and skin. You can apply it on the ends of your hair to tame those wild spilt ends. As for your skin,  you can apply it for additional moisture and to get a sheer effect on those lovely legs.

Baby powder for mornings without shower

If you woke up late and didn’t have the time to take a shower, you can grab a bottle of baby powder instead. Dab an ample amount of powder directly on your roots and apply well to absorb oil and sweat. Make sure you’ve rubbed the powder thoroughly before heading out!

Conditioner for smoother legs

Shaving is quite a tedious task and expensive, as well. You can skip buying a shaving gel and opt for a conditioner instead. Not only does using conditioner cost less, but it can actually give you a better result!

Olive oil for your feet

Olive oil is not entirely restricted to your kitchen. It can also be an effective makeup remover and moisturizer. In fact, you can apply it on your feet right before you get to bed and the next morning, your feet will feel extra hydrated and smooth. However, make sure you put on a pair of socks to lock the product into your skin and avoid staining your sheets.

Melvita Argan Oil

Heard of Argan Oil?

It is a famous moisturizing oil well used by Moroccans.

Learn more about Argan Oil on COSME-DE.COM

Lipgloss for a healthy glow

Apparently, lipglosses aren’t just for the lips. You can also use it on the apple of your cheeks to recreate a vibrant and healthy glow. Be sure to pick a nude shade to achieve this effect on your skin.
Lip Gloss with naked color

Never thought of this? 

Beauty routine for your busy mornings

If you want to look extra beautiful but don’t have the time to do your full makeup routine, you can simply use a tinted moisturizer. It can give you the coverage you need to hide minor imperfections and to even out your skin tone. You can use your lipstick to color both your cheeks and lips. Pick a matte color that can be right enough for both parts. Also, don’t forget your mascara! See more Beauty Routine Shared on Pinterest

Lipgloss to highlight

You can also use your lip gloss, the one with a pearly white sparkle, as a highlighter by swiping some on your brow bones.
Lip Gloss by Christian Dior - Dior Addict Lip Maximizer

Oil-based scents for longer hours of smelling great

Oil based scents last longer than your average spray perfumes and you can further double its staying power by infusing it on your gorgeous locks. Simply pour a small amount of your favorite scent on your fingertips and run them through the strands of your hair. 

Tease your pony to change things up

Ponytails are great if you’re in a rush or just having a bad hair day. However, regular ponytails can get quite boring after sometime. 

For a change, you can try teasing your hair at the roots. Afterwards, you simply gather your hair together and pull it into a low ponytail. Last step is to get an inch of your hair and wrap it around the elastic. You can secure this by tucking the end with a bobby pin.

Final Words

Looking great in the morning doesn’t need to be a drag. You simply need to take a small step out of your comfort zone and break your routine. Explore ways to being more beautiful- you’ll never know the result until you try! 

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