The Glow Down – My Skincare journey

My skin journey throughout my life has been a turbulent one. Turbulent in the sense I never had a routine. When I think about it now I cringe, my toes curl as I think about wiping a baby wipe across my face to remove my make-up, splashing my face with water, and using a bath towel to dry it before bed. Nope, no, absolutely not okay. I have always struggled with dry skin, sensitive skin, and eczema from a young age, and it wasn’t until my late twenties that I decided I needed to kick my A into G sort myself out. It was time to regain my confidence and my glow.

In 2020 I started using a range of products that changed my skin. Affordable, accessible, and with a diverse range of products for all skin types I knew Glow Lab was for me. It was love at first cleanse.

Let me tell you a little bit more about this company before I share my skin routine secrets with you.

THE GLOW DOWN

Glow Lab is a New Zealand-based company that created a natural skincare range that is nourishing, cruelty free, affordable, and most importantly works. I think one of the biggest hold up’s for many is the price of skincare and the CRAZY amount of products that are out there on the market. These NZ-based babes asked what their customers wanted from a natural skincare range and my, oh my did they deliver. More than just natural, these gems are boosted with active ingredients scientifically shown to deliver results. All available at your local too.

The fact that these products actually work, are affordable, and are proudly made here on NZ soil was a huge, big tick for me. I was ready to dive in, headfirst into a world that quite frankly scared me a little.

I started small you know the usual. A little bit of cleanser, toner, and some moisturiser. I was hooked. Instantly hooked. I used their website to educate myself on what products would work for me and started to build my little Glow Lab army. Did it stop at skincare, hell no! Ya girl kept going and going and now my bathroom resembles a Glow Lab shrine and I am here for it. Hand wash, body lotion, HAIRCARE. Yes, hair care and the best purple shampoo this blondie has ever put on her locks and it’s all available in the supermarket!

I think education is key when it comes to skincare and I was clueless. I’m not going to lie it has taken me a wee while to learn the ropes. Like double cleansing, did you know that was a thing and it works? Well, now you do!

MY ROUTINE

Here are my go-to products from Glow Lab, my besties, and the ones I reach for every day.

GLOW LAB MICELLAR WATER
GLOW LAB AGE RENEW CLEANSING BALM
GLOW LAB SENSITIVE CLEANSING OIL
GLOW LAB SPF15 FACIAL MOISTURISER (DAYTIME)
GLOW LAB AGE RENEW FIRMING EYE SERUM
GLOW LAB HYDRATING BOOSTER TREATMENT
GLOW LAB SENSITIVE HYDRA GEL MOISTURISER (NIGHT TIME)
GLOW LAB AGE RENEW RECOVERY NIGHT CREAM

It is now part of my every day to take the time to stop and care for my skin. Without fail I complete a full skincare routine morning and night no matter where I am. My skincare travels on the road with me, in the van, to photoshoots, and at home. The versatile nature of these products means I know that my skin is cared for every single night of the week no matter what.

It’s never too late to start your skincare journey. There are more than just the perks of having beautifully nourished, glowing skin. That time you take for you is precious and can be the wind-down your mind and body need after a day at work or play. Putting yourself first may initially seem selfish but really, it’s the ultimate act of self-love, I promise you that.

You can check out the whole Glow Lab range through this link and be sure to drop onto my Instagram where I share my Glow Lab journey every month with you all.

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Full-time​ adventure seeker, based in Queenstown NZ. Obsessed with everything outdoors. My blog is filled with all our adventures and weekly happenings, feel free to get in touch. I love meeting new people!

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