Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Skincare routine

Cleanser: Clarins Gentle foaming cleanser with cottonseed - very soft
Serum: Clarins Bright plus HP intensive brightening smooting serum - a little goes a long way
Moisturizer: Clarins Bright plus HP intensive hydrating day lotion SPF 20 - very hydrating but not oily

Cleanser: same as day 
Serum: Mary Cohr Vital Essences - I bought this at my spa last spring, when my skin was really dry and flaky, it fixed everything. Now that my skin is back to normal, I'm just trying to finish it up 'cause it might be a little to intense (which is why I use it at night)
Moisturizer: Clarins Multi-active night - smells fantastic

Makeup remover: Sofcil eye makeup remover - great at removing all eye makeup and gentle on my sensitive eyes
Cream: Clinique All about eyes - very light and easy to apply, perfect for day. I'm considering buying a more hydrating one for night, maybe a Lancome one (I've tried them before and they're amazingly rich) or the Origins GinZing eye cream...
Lash serum: Lipocils Expert - this baby works! 50$ well spent :) I bought that product because I was getting paranoid about losing lashes (being asian, I only have a few to start off with!) and after using it for one month straight, day and night, my lashes are definitely darker, stronger and more curled!

Lip balm: Blistex Medicated lip ointment - Put this before going to sleep and you will be guaranteed to wake up with soft lipstick-ready lips

Gentle exfoliator: Clarins One-step gentle exfoliator cleanser -  I love this cleanser so much, I would use it everyday, until my esthetician told me that doing so stimulated the skin to produce more oil (again, being asian, my skin is pretty oily to start off with!) So now I use this 2-3 times a week, whenever I feel like I have makeup build-up I need to get rid off.
'Rough' exfoliator: Origins Modern friction - Okay, this is not for everybody, NOT for sensitive skin, it's rough, it kinda hurts, BUT it gets rid of ALL impureties and leaves the skin luminous!

After testing many drugstore (Clean&Clear, Neutrogena, L'Oreal, Garnier...) and high-end (Dior, Guerlain, Lancome...) skincare products, I've come to realize that Clarins makes the best product for my skin (which is combination-oily if you wonder). The texture, the smell (very botanical-ish) and the effectiveness of the various products are great. I feel lucky to have found the most suitable skincare brand for my skin and I don't think I'll try anything else for a while.

Also, you might have notice that I don't use any toner in my routine. I just don't think it does anything. And I hate wasting a cotton pad on it... I know it's supposed to tighten up your pores and all but I made a decision to skip that step (I have enough as it is!)

hope you enjoyed this!

1 comment:

  1. Wow love this!!! Your skin regime is pretty rock solid. You covered like every aspect possible, even the lack of toner... Great job! Its very complete and now i know why you have perfect skin!!!!!!!