After last week’s hit at my morning skincare routine it only seemed right to share with you my evening routine. Warning – it’s hefty in that I keep alot of products handy for different skin concerns… The joys of having combination skin #not
MAKE UP REMOVAL
This is kinda skincare but then kinda not so I’m not going to harp on about these products. I’m on my second bottle of the Medik8 Eye Cleanse (full review here) and still loving it for stubborn eye make up. I’m also using The Jojoba Company Make Up Remover and I don’t love it. It’s a thicker oil which makes it hard to remove off the skin and I find I double cleanse after using it so I probably won’t repurchase.
Over the past 4-5 months I’ve been consistently using my Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel because we took the plunge and invested in a huge bottle of it for the shower. Both Isaac and I use it daily so it’s really lasting well. It’s a great basic gel cleanser that I’ve got along with really well over the past few years – this is my second big bottle and I’ve used lots of little ones. If you’re looking for reliable cleanser that gets the job done without stripping the skin then check it out. Twice a week I also follow it up with the Dermalogica Clear Start Pore Control Scrub and I find this really helps control my blackhead count on my nose. It’s that perfect balance of scrub-y without being harsh.
I’ve pulled out the SK-II Facial Treatment to start using however it’s new into my routine. Fingers crossed it’s as amazing as everyone says! Have you used it? What were your thoughts?
This is where things get bulky because I believe that this step is the most important and where you should be investing your money. I keep 4 treatments out for a number of different skincare concerns and rotate them depending how my skin is on that given day. The first is the Jurlique Nutr-Define Superior Retexturing Facial Serum this has replaced my Clarins serum as my everyday base product because it’s a little bit of everything. It hydrates, evens things out but isn’t overly harsh so it’s my basic everyday serum and I’m liking it. I’ve only been using it not even a month so I’ll report back soon. Another new one I’m trying is the Skinstitut Even Blend Serum which is designed to help with even skin tone and pigmentation. As I use my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo in the morning I thought this may be a good option for at night time – again full review coming more towards Christmas. A serum I’ve been using for months and absolutely adore is the Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate. It’s a fantastic exfoliating treatment that refreshes the skin. I use this after breakouts or when my skin is dry followed by a second treatment like the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. This one has saved my dry patches many times and is great for an extra boost!
I’m currently using the Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm and absolutely adoring it. It’s thick, hydrating but nothing too intense that you can feel a layer on the skin. It really helps with hydrating the area so that fine lines aren’t so visible. There isn’t much more I can say about it but it’s a fantastic, luxe eye cream that I would definitely recommend.
My last step most nights is moisturising and I’m also using a Jurlique one. The Purely White Skin Brightening Night Cream and although I’m enjoying it I think I prefer the richness of the Nutri-Define Night Cream that I was using before this one. If you have combination skin that’s a little more oily this one is a fantastic option because it’s not too thick however I do love the thickness and serious hydration. I don’t think night creams are something you NEED to spend big on and although I personally have done in the past if I’m in a pinch I’d rather spend more of a treatment.
IF I’M SPOTTY….
I still haven’t found the ‘WOW’ spot treatment that I love but if I am spotty I finish my routine with the Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster but I apply this as a spot treatment rather then mixing it in with my moisturiser or spreading it right over my face. I choose to apply it last because it can be drying but it is great for bringing pimples to ahead or minimising breakout appearances.
Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts?
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