Daily Skincare - what are you using?

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Often people ask for recommendations on a skincare routine or for specific products/combinations.  This might be a place to share your everyday skincare, both AM and PM.  A skincare "what are you wearing" as it were.  Hope this is useful.


*Age - 40

Skin type - oily/combination

Current skin condition - quite dehydrated (winter/indoor heating)*


01/17/16 - AM skincare in the order I used

1. Nude Jelly cleanser (love)

2. Pixi Glow tonic (5% glycolic toner - love)

3. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Spritz (sample)

4. Radical Skincare Youth Infusion serum - hydrating and anti-ageing (new to me.  Testing)

5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (like)

6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream (really like as an AM moisturizer)


I will try to post PM skincare tonight so the post can be comprehensive.


General comments - Okay skin.  Apparently the age between 38-42 is a transformational time in hormones (dehydrated skin/spots), so I am more aware of how my skin performs/reacts .  My skincare definitely has more "actives" now than before.

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I completely understand where you are coming from.  I am not married to a "number of cleanses".  A thorough cleanse is the result of using appropriate products and processes that will address the needs of the cleanse, suit the skin, and get the job done.  If that requires a 2 (or more) step process, so be it.  But if it doesn't, then just as well.


I think double cleansing has been encouraged for all the right intentions.  And it has done a lot of good to counter the marketing of nonsense products sold as "cleansers that do the job".  Every product on the shelves will say "will remove makeup, iron your clothes, and feed your pups".  They don't.


Also, makeup has take on a life of its own.  Multiple primers, heavy foundations, and long wear makeup is common today.  Especially amongst young women whose skin may also be the most susceptible to breakouts and acne.  And these makeup products hang on to the skin!  Not to mention heavy SPF.


The popularity of makeup wipes, miscellar waters, and rubbish foams and scrubs have contributed to many a pimple as well.  Most are harsh on the skin, and may only make a superficial impact.  But they are often the only "cleansing" product  someone might use because the advert says so.


I see the idea of double cleansing as a way to counteract this.  It encourages people not to go to bed after wiping their face with some makeup remover, water, or a wipe.  Especially if they have worn heavy makeup.



I don't cleanse my face more than once - my skincare routines in this thread will attest to it.  But I am careful about my choice of cleanser, my cleansing process, and my routine post cleansing to make sure I am treating my skin appropriately.  


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@greenchilli 100% agree with you. I remember my mom removed her makeup with a creamy balm, then we were told a wipe is enough, and now we are back to a more deep cleanse.


I definitely need the cleaning balm as I wear SPF everyday. Maybe in the summer I will be able to do a double cleanse but definitely not in the winter.

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I find a double cleanse is too stripping for my skin also. I only do it on occasion when I feel I wore more makeup than usual. The misha toner sounds interesting.  That brand is on my list to hopefully check out soon. 

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At first I thought I was breaking some kind of law from how mainstream the recommendation to double cleanse is. But as with everything is not for everybody.... I kept switching back and forth with products drinking liters of water and honestly I think the dryness only resolved when I got rid of the double cleanse (and added the wonderful flower toner).


Definitely give it a try. It has a natural flowery smell that goes away very fast, just a heads up as I know some people are very sensitive to smells on their skincare.


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Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream

Nude Jelly cleanser 

Pixi rose oil

loccitane gentle toner

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm

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Must rave about the boscia line! I've gotten my friend, mom, aunt, another aunt hooked on it.



1. boscia Tsubaki cleansing gel

2. boscia balancing facial toner

3. shiseido ultimune power concentrate

4. shiseido ibuki eye cream

5. ladykin snail cream

6. boscia tsubaki beauty oil



This has been my ritual for years (except for that snail cream.. i added it after receiving it as a sample in my ipsy bag)..


My skin is breakout free since i started using the boscia gel cleanser and my skin is smooth to the touch

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PM skincare


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How do you like the GlamGlow Cleanser @fatimamummy? I just picked up a bottle to try out.  It should be here in couple of days Smiley Wink

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@blackkitty2014 I really liked this Cleanser when I initially started using it. Enough to repurchase but then I discovered some more Cleanser I like better so I am trying to finish this bottle for over six months now by using it once in a while. 

That doesn't mean it isn't a good Cleanser as I said I really liked it until some other stuff caught my attention.

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My PM skincare - 04/20/17

Age - 42

Tired as all get out!


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1. Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm

2. Radical Skincare Peel pads

3. UMA Deeply Clarifying oil massaged into damp skin

4. UMA Anti-ageing eye oil

5. Aurelia Cell Repair Night oil - cuz ....all the oils.


I have enjoyed layering and playing with different combination of my favourite oils.

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skin: OILY (always searching for oily skin products so if you know good ones let me know!)

AM: cetaphil clenaser

fresh rose mask


Pixi rose oil

loccitane gentle toner

lush gorgeous moisturizer


PM: cetaphil cleanser

tarte frxxxtion stick as a mask



origins high potency mineral cream (I'm going to stop using this as soon as I finish and I'd like to switch to the guerlain night cream)


any suggestions? my oil is still pretty bad

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What do you mean by your oils being bad?  Also, what don't you like about being oily?  


Describe how your oil manifests itself.  Does makeup melt off?  Are you completely oily in 2-3 hours?  


Do you also have acne or blemishes?  Is aczone for treating current acne or to prevent?


Oiliness is exacerbated by dehydration.  


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How do you like the Indie Lee cleanser? I've been trying to decide if I want to try it or not! Smiley Happy 

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I will finish the bottle but I won't repurchase. It's gentle and effective but there are others I like more. 

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@dalidyli I have the Indie Lee cleanser too, and I'm curious about your "like more" list? Not sure why, but I don't reach for that one as often as I thought I would. 

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My favorites lately... shiva rose milk cleanser, Ren cleansing milk, Oskia cleansing gel, January Labs cleansing gel, pixi mud, and ML honeymud. 


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How do you like the Superstar oil? Do you find it more effective than SR Luna?

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I recently finished a bottle of Luna and it was a struggle to finish up. I like the P&M but I haven't been using it long enough to decide if I'll repurchase. I like it over Luna. 

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Age: 38

skin type: combination

current skin condition: cheeks dehydrated from winter, chin flaky, nose and forehead always oily


For some reason, I keep getting an error code when I try to upload a picture, so I'll just list what I use.



  • Garnier Micellar Water
  • Boscia Tsubaki Glowtion
  • Tony Moly Cat's Wink Tok Tok Stick Balm (I use it under my eyes)



  • Boscia Tsubaki Cleaning Oil Gel
  • Boscia Balancing Facial Tonic
  • Boscia Tsubaki Swirl Gel & Cream Deep Hydration Moisturizer
  • Clinique All About Eyes Rich
  • Etude House My Lash Serum

I know when the weather gets warmer my skin will get oilier. I plan on switching to the Boscia Green Tea Moisturizer for a.m. and Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser at night.

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had the day off today, so i gave myself a bit of an extended facial. i have not been exfoliating much this week (i even skipped acids a couple of nights, which is not my usual routine but was needed after a bit of over enthusiasm for good genes a couple weeks ago).


  • CLEANSED / massaged with OMOROVIZCA thermal cleansing balm
  • PEEL with REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask (10 min)
  • DEEP CLEANSE with PIXI glow mud mask ( ~20 min)
  • SOOTHE / HYDRATE / FIRM with PETER THOMAS ROTH rose stem cell bio repair mask (a few hours; you can sleep in this if you wish)***
  • extra hydration / method for making sure everything is off (i take everything off with a warm damp wash cloth, but i find the gel texture of the PTR mask is a little difficult to ensure is completely off !) with SHISEIDO eudermine revitalizing essence on a cotton pad. (i typically do this with either this essence or any of my facial spritzes onto a cotton pad)
  • MORE HYDRATION ! with VICHY aqualia thermal serum. duh, so predictable. 
  • EYES -- light massage with KIEHL'S midnight recovery eye cream
  • NOURISH with LAURA MERCIER flawless skin infusion de rose oil (massaged in)
  • sealed it all in with a pump of my AVEDA botanical kinetics hydration lotion.

***the PTR mask is one of my very favorites. i've been nursing a couple of deluxe samples until the sale, so i haven't been using it nearly as much as i used to. and i can tell a difference.