Updated Morning Skincare Routine

green beauty morning skincare routine

Whenever I have a product change or addition to my green beauty skincare routine, it’s hard for me to keep quiet. Last week I shared my holy grail night-time product, this week it’s all about my new(ish) most-loved morning one. If you are looking for a hydrating serum that makes your skin totally quenched with hydration, super plump, and gives you a glow that lasts throughout the day, look no further.

Kypris Antioxidant Dew. You guys, why did it take me so long to start using this gorgeous product regularly?! Chock full of encapsulated antioxidants, nurturing amino acids, and an array of soothing botanicals, this lightweight hydrator is a lovely layering piece that makes my skin super plump and ready for makeup.

With 26 active ingredients like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, Sea Algae Extracts, Waltheria Indica, and DPHP, my skin looks really radiant after applying this serum. And not just right after I apply it…since I’ve been using it daily over the past few months, I’ve noticed that the glow sticks around all day and creates this really nice lit-from-within glow under my makeup. That’s the one thing I notice when I don’t use the Kypris serum daily – my skin just doesn’t look as dewy and healthy. Also keeps my redness at bay which is huge. YUUUGE.

Another thing I love about the serum is the milky, featherweight texture. (You can see it in the vial in the below photo.) It’s so smooth and silky, and the scent is super light and neutral. I love the scent of Kypris products in general – very minimal yet so delicious…almost like the faintest scent of pumpkin or something. I can’t put my finger on it, but I just love it.

Lastly, I appreciate that there are no essential oils in this product. It’s a nice change and I would imagine fantastic for those of you with reactive skin. This serum would be especially beneficial for environmentally stressed, experienced, or imbalanced complexions.

Here’s the full ingredient list.

Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Algae, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Phragmites Communis (Reed) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Calophyllum Inophylum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Superoxide Dismutase, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mannitol, Dextrin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum

So! How am I using it daily? Here’s the routine I’ve followed almost every morning this year.


1. Cleanse with One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser OR apply the True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask for five minutes and wash off with a warm washcloth. (I do the True Botanicals mask about 3 times a week.)

2. Spritz toner all over face and neck. My holy grail is MUN Anarose, but I am trying out some newer ones and will report back if I find a winner.

3. Apply 1-2 drops of the Kypris Antioxidant Dew all over face and neck while it’s still damp from the toner.

4. Apply 2-3 drops of the Maya Chia Supercritical Chia Oil over face and neck while it’s still slightly damp from the serum.

5. Spot treat any blemishes with Laurel Blemish Treatment. (Perimenopause, why you gotta be so rude with the hormonal acne?!)

I haven’t strayed from this routine this year and my skin is super happy. Previously I was using the Patyka Advanced Plumping Serum in place of the Antioxidant Dew. I still really like the Patyka and recommend it to those who prefer a gel texture over a milky one, but I do believe the Antioxidant Dew gives me more of a glow.

kypris antioxidant dew

I’ve teamed up with Integrity Botanicals to offer you a sweet little deal if you are interested in trying the Antioxidant Dew. Make any purchase on their website and you will receive a free deluxe sample of the Antioxidant Dew (shown above on the right) with the code SARAHSDEW. Just enter the code in the comments section upon checkout to receive the sample. It’s enough to give it a good week’s try! Offer is good while supplies last. (psst – You can still use a discount code in the discount code field if you have one, but as a rule, Kypris doesn’t discount their products.)

As always, hit me up with any questions you might have in the comments!

  1. Francie

    March 5, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Did you give up on the Indie Lee pads? I hadn’t tried them yet but had put them on my list to try because I am always interested in products you recommend. The Integrity code got me to take the plunge on the Fitglow night lip serum, which I’m very excited to try so thank you for that and am looking forward to seeing what I think about the Antioxidant Dew. Back to your morning routine…the True Botanicals mask just isn’t the holy grail for me that it is for lots of people.

    • whoorl

      March 6, 2019 at 11:13 am

      I love the Indie Lee pads! I just finished mine so I went back to True Botanicals Resurfacing Mask for a bit. I do think the two can be used interchangeably, so if the TB didn’t work for you, definitely try the pads!

      (You are going to looooooove the Fitglow night lip serum.)

      • Francie

        March 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm

        Thanks, Sarah! I couldn’t do green beauty without you!

  2. Heidi M.

    March 6, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    This is an honest question, and not meant to sound snarky at all, so please don’t take it that way. But… when you use so many different products at one time, how can you tell which products you are getting which benefits from? I assume that they are all hydrating and plumping and give your skin a glow, but how do you know that you get a “glow” from a particular product? Does it all have to do with the way you layer them? What if I am on a budget and can only afford one of these products? (Perhaps a post on more budget friendly products would be a good idea. It just feels like a lot of the products you choose are high priced. Great for those who can afford it!) Thank you.

    • whoorl

      March 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Great question! Well, the way I can tell is that I only add one new product at a time, So, for example, I have been using the MUN toner, the One Love Organics Cleanser, and the Maya Chia Supercritical Oil for years. I know what to expect from those products and they are great. However, since adding the Antioxidant Dew in January, my skin has an increased glow that wasn’t as apparent before using the Dew. Thus, logically, something in that product is increasing hydration and my overall dewy look.

      This particular combo seems to work very well synergistically for my skin type and that is why I wrote the post. Keep in mind that I am sent an enormous amount of skincare products to review and probably only write about 15-20% of them, so although it might seem I’m writing about a lot of products, I’m actually incredibly selective.

      Also, budget-friendly skincare isn’t really my wheelhouse, but I’m sure there are many green beauty bloggers that are very knowledgeable in that arena! Maybe start with This Organic Girl? I know she has some posts on affordable green beauty. Here’s one of her posts: https://thisorganicgirl.com/organic-budget-beauty/

      • Heidi M.

        March 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm

        Thank you… that makes sense to me! I appreciate it.

  3. Becky W

    March 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    Question about the TB resurfacing mask -do you use cleanser to wash it off? Or just water?

  4. Jamie Krug

    March 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Reading this post, it seems to me that you don’t have a straight-up moisturizer that you use in the morning — more that you utilize the oils and serums as the moisturizing elements of your routine. Am I right about that? Just asking because I was considering ordering the MUN moisturizer that you’ve mentioned in prior posts. Also, do you use sunscreen daily? If so, which one do you prefer (particularly because some can look filmy/chalky under makeup) and when in your routine do you apply it? Thx!

    • whoorl

      April 1, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Maya Chia Supercritical Chia Oil is my moisturizer. The MUN moisturizer is great to layer over that if I feel particularily dry, but almost always, the Maya Chia gives me all the moisture I need.

      My favorite SPF face primer is by Hynt: http://shrsl.com/yxbm I only use SPF on my face in the summer.