Summer Skincare Routine

Venice, CA

Ahhh sweet summertime!  My favorite season is almost here :)  I try to be outside as much as possible and schedule in as many trips – even just a roadtrip – at least every other weekend in the summer months!  With all of the heat, change in scenery and dehydrating airplane air. I need a solid skincare routine that is ultra moisturizing.

My absolute favorite French beauty brand; L’Occitane, who I have been a devout fan and customer of for years – just sent me their entire Aqua Reotier line and let me tell you – it’s life changing!!!!  First of all, let’s talk scent – I can’t stand anything that’s heavily perfumed. This has such a nice, subtle cotton/fresh air type of scent. Not only does it smell refreshing – every product from the line feels instantly refreshing.  The products are all infused with fresh water from the Reotier springs which run through Provence, and hyaluronic acid.

I’ve been keeping their moisturizing mist in my bag at all times and spritz a little morning, noon and night for an extra boost.  It’s perfect to travel with – you can just spritz the second you step off the plane.  Their gel cleanser is gentle enough to use morning and night – my favorite time to use it is right after I take off my makeup to remove excess makeup/impurities.  I used to not use a cleanser after my makeup wipes. Until I learned that wipes don’t actually take off all of your makeup!  So a cleanser is 100% necessary.

Before applying my moisturizer, I’ve been using a pea-sized amount of the moisture prep essence which acts as a preliminary layer of moisture.  It allows the moisturizer and/or gel cream to really sink in. Also, it adds to that overall refreshed feeling we all want and crave!  The ultra thirst-quenching gel has thousands of micro-bubbles energize tired skin and make it feel more plump.  It’s non-oily and cooling – ideal for tired, dry skin – yes please!  And now, I saved perhaps, my favorite item for last; the ultra thirst-quenching cream which is so silky smooth, and leaves your skin feeling glowy and fresh.  I really fell in love with the texture – and the fact that a little goes a long way so this product will last you a while.  Plus its under $30 (so you really can’t go wrong!) and extremely travel friendly.

If you’re curious about any or all of these products – I suggest getting L’Occitane’s gorgeous collection box which includes the cleanser, cream, gel, and prep essence all for under $70.  Don’t forget you can shop all of my favorite L’Occitane products (like their lavender bubble bath or their divine oil) below!

Summer Skincare Routine Products:


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L’Occitane Moisturizing Mist  |  Water Gel Cleanser
Ultra Thirst-Quenching Cream  |  Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel
Moisture Prep Essence  |  Aqua Reotier Collection

Jessica Alexander Photography
Special thanks to L’Occitane for sponsoring this post.

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  • Roses for Fridays | by mia says:

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    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska says:

    Love your dress! x

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
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  • Natalie says:

    Love the way you styled this dress! I also love these beauty recommendations!

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Winnie says:

    Great post! I’m curious about how these products stack up against other skincare products you’ve tried! I’ve always associated this brand with bodycare so I’m hesitant to try their skin line.

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Emily A Rabbitt says:

    Love L’Occitane! It makes me want to go back to Provence.

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Amy says:

    Ooh, I love L’occitane products! Your skin is absolutely gorgeous!!

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Paula says:

    The gel cleanser sounds very intriguing! Sounds like a trip to the mall is in my future!

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Caela I says:

    Love this post!

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Nicole F says:

    Love the L’occitane hand cream ❤️

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Bidisha Idnani says:

    Love this post! Your closet is amazing!

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Alba says:

    Usually just use the make up wipes too! Will start using a cleanser too. Thanks for the tips :)

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Lisa@CitylivingCountrystyle says:

    Love that chandelier! Love your style! ❤️

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Michelle says:

    Love this post! I had been looking for new skincare products for the summer, and L’Occitane is one of my favorite brands!

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Anita says:

    I’ve only tried their soaps. It smells so divine. I love everything the French do. They do it so well. High quality ingredients

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Jess Wishnick says:

    Love this dress! It looks adorable on you!

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Sophie says:

    I love how your jeans 👖 become part of the decor for the denim accents in the room and pillow tie-in! Nice natural touch 👌

    June 2, 2018 | Reply
  • Katarina says:

    I’m still trying to figure out a skin care routine that works for me. Definitely going to check out these products for summer now that it’s finally sunny in LA! ☀️💕

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Stephanie T says:

    This new L’Occitane line sounds amazing! Question: do you use different moisturizers for daytime vs nighttime? How does your skincare routine change between day vs night?

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
    • replied:

      Hi! Yes I actually like to use a lighter moisturizer, oil or serum when I sleep because I don’t like heavy creams getting all over my pillow and eye mask! :)

      June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Lexi says:

    Love these, eminence is another favorite of mine!

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Kat says:

    I love L’Occitane! Can’t wait to try these products this summer!

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Sarah Patel says:

    This scent really seems perfect for summer :)

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Ruby says:

    Great post! Love your style and your blog :)

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Krislyn says:

    I’m sometimes pretty sensitive to smells so it’s great to hear that their line isn’t heavily scented! Thinking about trying it out next time I switch up my skincare routine.

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Stacey says:

    Love your blog and this pos!

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Cristina - Memories of the Pacific says:

    The products look amazing! I’d love to try them out :)

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • susa says:

    Will have to give this product a try.

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Vatana Rosa says:

    Love your closet! Gorgeous pics!

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Carey says:

    Your house is my inspiration for mine. I love it so much!! Trying to make Cali lifestyle work in Chicago!!

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • vera says:

    Beautiful photos, I cannot wait to try these products!

    Blonde in Cashmere

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
  • Danielle Donegan says:

    Thanks for this great post!

    June 3, 2018 | Reply
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  • Jay says:

    Hi- Where is this dress from? It looks amazing on you Kat!

    November 20, 2018 | Reply
    • replied:

      It’s Topshop :)

      November 20, 2018 | Reply