Hello! It’s Bella here. I’m half Indian / Australian, 21 years old and currently living in Sydney. I’m a model and creative… I’m still working it all out, so I call myself ‘Some Kind Of Artist’. I grew up by the sea, spending all day by the shore. Nature was and still is my safe place, and it is the best medicine for my body, heart and mind.
Growing up, I never had problems with my skin – therefore I never thought to do anything with it. I would only ever splash my face with water. Over the past year or so I have learnt so much about the importance of skin care. I prefer to wear no makeup when I don’t need to, even when I go out. I believe that if you look after your skin and find the products and routine that work for you then you can get your skin to a place where you feel confident to leave it completely naked.
For me personally, I allow a good amount of time for my skin routine, even if it means staying awake a little longer in the evening or making time in the morning to layer it all on, step-by-step. I believe that consistency is super important in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. It is also a part of my day that is strictly ‘me time’ when I can give myself the time to breathe, meditate and reflect about the day I had or day to come.
Cosmetics 27 Cleansing Balm
Firstly I cleanse with Cosmetics 27 Cleansing Balm. This is my favourite part of my routine, it has such a beautiful texture. I add a small amount to my fingertips and massage it into my face. I like to spend at least 60 seconds massaging until I wash it off.
Cucumber Water Stick by Ilia
Then I use this toning Cucumber Water Stick by Ilia… sounds like heaven right! This is super beautiful to use on the skin – great for hydration and a refreshing wake call for a tired complexion.
Amore Pacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
Next I use the Amore Pacific Vintage Single Extract Essence. Only recently have I learned about what an essence is and how to incorporate it into your usual routine. Basically, you pour a few drops into your palms after cleansing and toning and pat into your face, it helps the rest of your products absorb deeper into your skin. It’s not essential but I love anything to help preserve my youth ha! This Essence, in particular, is made by fermenting green tea in a meticulous 100-day process, it contains super strong antioxidants and probiotics to encourage good skin bacteria. In other words, it’s incredible!
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
This is probably the best serum I have ever used (Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum). Packed full with Vitamin C to bring out your brightest skin. It targets cellular UV damage, promotes cell renewal and refines skin tone. Gold star sticker to this one!
Dr. Jart Cermaidin Liquid Moisturising Toner
After this, I use Dr. Jart Cermaidin Liquid Moisturising Toner. I massage this all over my face and neck and let it soak in for 2-3 minutes. This is super hydrating and calming on the skin.
As this soaks in I gently roll the Angela Caglia Rose-Quarts Face Roller over my face – it stimulates lymphatic drainage and boots circulation, which helps to oxygenate the skin. I roll it in an upwards direction – repeating 3 times on each spot. I leave the roller in the fridge for a calming, cooling effect. Overall, it just feels sooooooo good.
To finish I moisturise a second time with Avene’s Rich Compensating Cream. This seals everything in and leaves my skin looking and feeling super smooth.