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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4/25 PM

Skintype: combo/oily

Age: mid 30s


  • Pixi Caroline Hirons double cleanser
  • The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% (rinse)
  • Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate
  • Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
  • La Belle Lune, Odacite Winter in Paris blend
  • Farmacy Eye Dew
  • Siam Seas Elements balm

I've been trying out the Ordinary's AHA BHA for a few weeks now and I think last night I finally stumbled on the combo of products to treat with post peel to eliminate the parched feeling I was getting the following day.  


Skin is in good condition, feels soft today and no complaints.

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Skin type: Combo. Normal with some oily areas.

Age: Late 20s 😭


Current AM routine:

-Tatcha Camellia Cleansin Oil

-Neogen Green Tea foaming wash

-Neogen Lemon Peel Pads (occasional)

-Son & Park Beauty Water

-Missha First Treatment Essence

-Youth to the People Kale & Tripeptide Serum

-The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

-Misa Cho Bo Yang Eye Cream

-OH Truth Creme Vitamin C Advanced Hydration 

-Julep Rosehip Oil (2 drops in truth creme)



I like to keep my skin hydrated enough to keep excess oil production to a minimum. Now that it's starting to get warmer, I may use less rosehip oil, or combine it with a lighter moisturizer instead.

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I love all the kbeauty that's included. Smiley Very Happy 


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Moisturizer Rose Hip Oil

Skin In'c Daily Dose Serum

Exfoliator Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix

Toner SKII Facial Essence Treatment

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PM. The last few weeks I've been trying some new things, and in the rotation I neglected my bff - glycolic acid. Rough texture and more visible pores, ugh. Back to basics! 

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A completely effective routine in 4 steps.


Age - 42

Skin - doing well


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1. Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

2. Biologique Recherche P50 (spritz some water after)

3. UMA Ultimate Brightening oil - massage into damp skin

4. DDG Ferulic + Retinol eye cream




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*Age - 25 

Skin type - dry/combination, prone to stress-related/hormonal breakouts


Skincare Routine: AM AND PM***

1. Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser (note - Sephora does NOT carry this brand) ****

2. Say YES to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes

3. PERRICONE MD PRE-EMT SERIES Exfoliating Pore Refiner

4. IT COSMETICS Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream

5. Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm



*** I used to have different routines for AM/PM, but these products have worked so well with me for both times of the day that I no longer need separate routines

****I also like Tata Harper's Regenerating Cleanser, but it's not something I can afford to purchase myself


Important Notes: In general, I have been slowly but surely switching to brands that are more natural/cruelty-free, including makeup.  Not everything I use meets these standards, but I do try.  

Because my skin is on the drier side, I experience areas of flakiness, generally around my chin and sometimes my forehead, with an oily-ish T-zone.  I used to think microbeads, sugar scrubs and other non-acid exfoliates would solve the issue, but I have learned with time that the best products for me to use are actually products with light exfoliating ACIDS, as they don't strip my face, are not abrasive and do not cause any redness/added breakouts.  I am VERY particular about essentially every product I use on my face, so these products are my HG's and as long as they are sold, I will continue to buy them over everything else.  I also want to note that while aging is not a huge concern for me at this point, I do take care in some skincare and makeup products to include ingredients that are preventative (vitamin C, E, SPF, etc).  I hope this is helpful for some of you!


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PM not pictured my eye makeup remover and wipe I used to remove face powder. I ❤️❤️❤️ The ren cleansing balm a new staple for me. image.jpg

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I use all the products that are beneficial to my skin.

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wow you're so helpful!

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4/21/17 pm. skin condition has been good the past week--very clear and bouncy. one small exception popped up on my chin yesterday after a a short illness, but i can feel it diminishing as i type this !


CLINIQUE take the day off balm

NUDE omega jelly perfect cleanse. massaged.

ANDALOU 1000 roses spritz (spritzed onto cotton pad)

SUNDAY RILEY good genes

KIEHL'S midnight recovery eye cream

CLARINS blue orchid oil, massaged in

PETER THOMAS ROTH rose stem cell bio repair cream


2 hours since i did this, skin is a glowing beacon !

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How do you like the midnight recovery eye cream? 

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Just wanted to share my experience battling severely dry skin.


Double Cleanse does not work for me, I've been using clinique balm and then as a second cleanse REN calming cleanser this combination stripped my face too much, same thing with the clinique balm followed by Nude jelly. Since I stopped double cleansing my skin is much happier. I just use the clinique balm and remove it very well with warm water and a cotton pad.


Misha Organic flower toners (that I found in Costco) has become my HG what a difference it has made in my skin!!! It makes my skin plump, glowy and it is so hydrating >LOVE IT< I even ordered a backup today from Costco LOL


I feel like I'm finally on the right track with my skin I haven't seen a flake in very long time even though I keep using 3 times a week the DE framboos glycolic (it does wonders for my forehead fine lines).


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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