3 Products Byrdie’s Editorial Director Uses To Look and Feel Energized Every Morning

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Hallie Gould

Hallie Gould

My morning routine is a meditative experience. I come alive at the bathroom sink while massaging, patting, and swatching all of my favorite skincare products. It’s the time I take just for myself to slowly wake up and get ready for the day. Needless to say, the formulas matter. I’m very discerning about the skincare products I choose and need them to do many things at once: feel good, smell nice, and, obviously, keep my skin healthy looking and happy. Here are three products I use every single day that bring endless joy to my soul and skin.

Step 1: Serum

After using a gentle cleanser, I apply Origins’ GinZing Into The Glow Brightening Serum. I love a zesty product in the morning, so this one fits into my routine perfectly. It features a Green Coffee Seed Extract and AHA/BHA blend to help boost natural cell turnover (for smoother skin texture and less visible pores over time). There’s also vitamin C in there, my forever favorite ingredient, to help when my skin is looking dull. Finally, there’s a dose of hyaluronic acid to hydrate and help retain moisture in my skin. Together, the blend makes my skin feel bouncy, effectively hydrated, and energized.

Origins Into The Glow Serum
Origins GINZING™ Into The Glow Brightening Serum $46.00

Step 2: Eye Cream

Next is a cult favorite from Origins that’s beloved for a reason. The GinZing Vitamin C & Niacinamide Eye Cream brightens up my tired eyes in minutes—and that’s no easy task, I assure you. It comes in two tones—I use the Original. Key ingredients include vitamin C (see a pattern here?), niacinamide, ginseng, and Caffeine from Coffee Beans – this formula helps depuff and hydrate the delicate skin under your eyes and along your orbital bone. It also helps neutralize the appearance of under-eye darkness. Basically, it’s like a perfect morning-time weapon against tired-looking skin.

Origins Eye Cream
Origins GINZING™ Vitamin C & Niacinamide Eye Cream $37.00

Step 3: Moisturizer

My favorite step is always moisturizer. It’s the time in your routine when you can lock in all the goodness you just applied to your face with a short facial massage. I use GinZing Energizing Gel Cream because it’s so lightweight yet potent. It’s refreshing upon application, leaves a glowy finish, and uses those same hero ingredients (vitamin C, niacinamide, ginseng, and Caffeine from Coffee Beans) to help brighten and energize the look of your skin every single morning. You only need a pea-sized amount, so it’ll last you a while. 

Origins GinZing Gel Cream
Origins GINZING™ Energizing Gel Cream $36.00

After my skincare routine, I move on to coffee and a few more quiet moments in the morning light before all the craziness of the day begins.

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