Recently, a lot of you have been asking a lot about what my skincare regimen is (I was especially asked while in Miami!). My skincare routine changes and varies depending on the season and what new products I have discovered, but in this post I am going to indulge you on what I currently use on my skin!
Cleanser: I’ve gone through my fair share of cleansers, but this Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser has yet to disappoint. It’s grey, milky cleanser that really leaves my face feeling smooth, whether it be first thing in the morning or at night after a long day.
Makeup Remover: On days that I wear makeup, which is not often, I refer to my Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. It really gets into all the nooks and crannies of my face and breaks up any makeup, dirt, and residue off my face. It’s super light, too, and also super refreshing.
Day Moisturizer: I go back and forth between my Omorovicza Balancing Moisturizer and my Charlotte Tilbury one. This moisturizer is perfect for warmer months or on days that my face doesn’t need that extra hydration. It’s a bit pricey, but it definitely does help even my skin tone and balance moisture.
Moisturizer: I not only use my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream as a moisturizer but also as a primer before makeup. I am horrified by makeup that looks dry and cakey on my face, so to prevent that from happening I apply this moisturizer on first before my foundation (let this set for about 15-20 minutes before applying makeup). Again this one is also pricey, but a little bit goes a LONG way and lasts a while. This cream was recently featured in Lucky Magazine.
Night mask: My Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Max Sleeping Mask is my holy grail of sleeping creams. I love a good night cream that I can sleep in and let the cream do its work overnight, so when I saw this water based sleeping mask, I knew I had to try it. I haven’t been let down once by this mask, plus it’s affordable and you only need 1 or 2 pumps to cover your whole face.
Serum: Like my moisturizers, I go back and forth between serums. My REN Radiance Perfection Serum helps even out my skin and gives it a little brightening. It’s also free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates so it’s better for my skin.
Serum: Another serum free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates, the REN Keep Young And Beautiful™ Instant Firming Beauty Shot does exactly what it says it does, and while I do not have any wrinkles yet I want to do my best to keep my skin young, healthy, and fresh (especially since I have a fear of needles so Botox and I will never, ever, ever be friends). This serum was also recently featured in People Magazine.
Blemish Fighter: Believe it or not, I still get breakouts! Ever since I was a teenager, I have been relying on Kate Somerville products to zap them dead. Nowadays, I rely on Kate Somerville Anti Bac Clearing Lotion to prevent any new blemishes from forming. When I feel like a blemish or a couple breakouts are on their way, I apply this lotion which acts like a barrier. I usually use this at night. I wash my face first, then apply this lotion, and then apply my nighttime moisturizer.
Eye cream: Puffy eyes and dark circles – we all hate them. Dark circles under my eyes are natural (I’m Scandinavian), but I still use Clinque All About Eyes Super Rich to get rid of some of it! I usually do not like to wear makeup unless for special occasions and events, so I rely on this cream to soften under my eye in lieu of concealer.
And my favorite face cleansing wipes are YES To Carrots and Aveeno Calming Wipes, which are both available in any Walgreens or CVS (or Shopper’s Drug Mart in Canada).
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Thanks for letting me know, Kate! There seems to have been a glitch on the site but all seems to be working now!
These sound great and I’m definitely planning to try some. I was curious–what kind of skin type would you describe yourself as having? Wondering if these will work for my combination, acne-prone skin.
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Alyssa – have you read the uses of organic coconut oil? Make-up remover, body moisturizer, facial moisturizer, hair mask…..its all good! Also, im in love with WEN 613 oil as a facial moisturizer….it leaves my skin like glass.