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The Ideal Energising Routine to Wake up your Skin

The Ideal Energising Routine to Wake up your Skin
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After a busy festive break and maybe one too many late nights, it is easy for skin to look dull and tired. Revitalise your skin with our picks of some of the best energising skincare, perfect for kick-starting your New Year routine.

How do you Energise your Skin?

It sounds like a little bit of a buzzword and is a phrase repeated all over the skincare shelves, but what do we actually mean by energising your skin?

When you and your skin are tired, your complexion can look dull, rough and dehydrated. Energising skincare works to counteract all of that, leaving skin looking fresher, brighter and more even; essentially it helps to fake a great night's sleep.

The most common ingredients that help energise the skin are things like Caffeine, Vitamin C and other antioxidants, as well as hydrating and soothing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Essential Oils.

The Best Energising Skincare Regime

For the ultimate energising skincare, try to incorporate all those good ingredients into each step of your routine. These are some of our favourites.


Start the day out right, with a refreshing, brightening face wash.

For a deep, exfoliating cleanse, use a scrub like the Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Energising Gel Scrub. For everyday, we love the ELEMIS BIOTECH Skin Energising Cleanser and the Skinesis Rapid Radiance Cleanse is a beautifully hydrating and comforting formula.


To prep your skin for all the active ingredients in your moisturiser and treatments, it is always a good idea to tone. A quick spritz over your face or sweep with a cotton pad can help boost your skin beautifully.

We love the vibrant Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Treatment Lotion Mist and the Ole Henriksen Pick Me Up Face Mist for a refreshing experience, whilst the PAYOT Exfoliating Radiance-Boosting Lotion is great for easily congested skin thanks to the exfoliating fruit extracts.


Hydration is so important if skin is to look fresh and bright. A great moisturiser is an essential.

For a lightweight, fresh feel, we love the Lancôme Energie de Vie Pearly Lotion, whilst the Vichy Idealia Smoothness & Glow Energizing Day Cream is perfect for a nourishing, richer feel.

For a touch of luxury, we adore the gorgeous OSKIA Get Up And Glow Serum too; it is silky smooth on the skin and can be layered under your usual moisturiser for radance boost.


If you are just wanting a little boost or your skin is in need of extra TLC, then try a treatment mask for an intensive burst of radiance.

We've been relying on the GLAMGLOW FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment to revitalise our complexion this Winter. For more dehydrated or mature skin, try the ultra nourishing DECLÉOR Orexcellence Energy Concentrate Youth Mask or the powerful Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask.


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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid