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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5/4/17 p.m.

skin condition: happy !

 

CLINIQUE ttdo balm

NUDE omega jelly cleanser

FAB facial radiance pad

VICHY aqualia thermal serum

KIEHLS midnight recovery eye cream

REN vita mineral omega 3 optimal skin oil

PETER THOMAS ROTH rose stem cell bio-repair precious cream

 

yeah, kinda the same ol' same ol', but i've been reinspired to just stick with what i know what works for me, keep each step very intentional and purposeful while not going overboard. the only variable here (ie, newish product) is the PTR rose cream, and so far, i'm loving it. (another variable in the routine, not seen here as i switch cleansers out, is the jordan samuel plié cleanser, which i'm also loving so far)

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Is it Tuesday or Friday?  I know this is a skincare thread, but the mind is the first to go people!

 

PM skincare - 05/02/17

 

Age - 42

Skin - Skin type oily, good condition.

 

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1. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

2. Oskia Renaissance Resurfacing Mask

3. Caudalie Grape Water

4. UMA Total Rejuvenation Night Oil - massaged into damp skin.  This is an excellent oil!

5. Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic+Retinol eye cream

 

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helllllo. 5/2/17

age: 31

current skin condition: recovering from a hormonal breakout on my chin (and only the right side!). i managed to forgo any sort of hormonal breakout the past few months, so it was almost as if i were due (based on the location and look of the spots, i'm confident this was entirely hormonal and not a failure of skincare; sometimes things are just gonna do what they're gonna do). when i do experience hormonal breakouts--a few times a year--i typically get one or two spots--maybe one particularly deep and angry. this time there were quite a few spots (4 ?), all clustered together, but much more superficial and smaller. i only mention this because while this is not a typical breakout for me, it was a very textbook hormonal....incident. ANYWAY, tmi perhaps, but most of it is gone already with the remnants of a bit of discoloration and dead skin.

 

a.m.

JORDAN SAMUEL plié cleanser

VICHY aqualia thermal serum

ORGINS ginzing eye cream

LAURA MERCIER infusion de rose oil (just one drop concentrated around the recovering area; i find this really helps)

AVEDA botanical kinetics hydrating moisturizer 

 

p.m. a mini facial:

CLINIQUE take the day off balm

JORDAN SAMUEL plié cleanser

REN glycolactic radiance renewal mask (10 min)

PETER THOMAS ROTH bio repair rose stem cell mask (1 1/2 hours)

ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 roses spritz

VICHY aqualia thermal serum

KIEHL'S midnight recovery eye cream

CLARINS blue orchid oil

PETER THOMAS ROTH bio repair rose stem cell precious cream (i think i really like this, i did not use it at all when i could tell i had a hormonal storm on the horizon as i wanted to stick to things that were already tried and true. first impression is good though)

 

 

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Sunday morning mini facial/skincare

 

Age - 42

Skin - present

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1. Pixi Glow mud cleanser - used a quick cleanser/mask

2. Ilsci Apricot Gel mask 

3. Leahlani Champagne serum - I am testing this.  I have used it once before I think (I think I felt blah).  

 

I pumped out a bit much (directed to use just a drop).  It is a thick serum.  It is supposed to balance, calm, and hydrate.  It feels very hydrating going on, but I'm not sure if that is lasting.   I almost feel it a bit "silicony", not sure why.  And it isn't absorbing completely (perhaps because I used a bit much) into my skin.   I need to use this a couple more times to see if I like it. 

 

4. Farmacy Eye Dew - this is a good eye cream for me, but not a great eye cream.  For the price point, I really like this.

5. Aurelia Cell Repair Night oil - when trying new skincare, or just for the heck of it....I top off with Aurelia.  

 

My face feels a bit tight, in a dehydrated way.  hmmm...

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Update - within an hour after the morning facial yesterday, I wiped the Leahlani serum off my face.  The serum sat on top of my skin, and the Aurelia oil sat on top of that.  Nothing seemed to really absorb into my skin.

 

After wiping off with tissue, I spritzed some mist and massaged in some Aurelia.  Face felt much more comfortable after.

 

Leahlani serum isn't for me.

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Thanks for the update @greenchilli. I've had that serum in and out of my cart for a while. 

 

My Uma Clarifying Oil came today and I just gave it a patch test - whew is it strong! Bug repellent in a pinch! Fingers crossed that it diminishes the next round of unhappy skin issues.

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@fairlywell

 

Bug repellent?  Nooooo!  I think the Clarifying oil smells divine!  :-)

 

But then again, I grew up in spice country and the smell of strong incense and cloves in not unusual.

 

I absolutely love this oil - and all the others I have tried from UMA (ALL of them).  Between this and Aurelia, my skin has benefited for sure.  

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@greenchilli It's the tea tree! Reminds me of my crunchy granola mom's homemade bug repellant. It's not bad, just right out in front. And the clove/juniper notes are really very nice. 

 

Speaking of Aurelia, the same shipment had the Aurelia dry body oil. I think I'm going to like it a lot - smells to me just like the face night oil!

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@fairlywell

 

Enjoy the Aurelia body oil!  I don't plan a purchase until later this year, but it will include the body oil for sure.

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No makeup or sunscreen today and testing out the Uma brightening mask. 

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04/29 AM

current condition: oily skin, but feeling jussssst right 

age: 36

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  • Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser (trying out a DS for kicks and giggles to compare to the purifying version)
  • Tata Harper Purifying Mask (1 hr)
  • Blithe Nourishing Bean Essence
  • YTTP really long name serum
  • Alpha H Vitamin B Copper Peptides
  • Odacite Summer In Hossegor, C for Colette blended
  • Farmacy Eye Dew

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How are you liking YTTP super long name serum? @Mochapj

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@dalidyli I've been using it daily AM since January.

 

It's been a nice (non-reactive) serum for me, but I struggle to tell when 'anti-aging' or wrinkle prevention products are working, TBH.

 

As @greenchilli has said to me in the past, if it's keeping up the status quo, it's not doing anything wrong Smiley Very Happy

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I'm really enjoying the Purifying Mask layered on top of the Resurfacing mask. I don't do it "all over", but the Tzone for sure and any problem areas. I like the tingle and my skin looks amazing afterward. 

 

Does the Purifying mask have exfoliating granules in it? 

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@mrsbaine no, the Purifying Mask doesn't contain any exfoliating granules.  

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Layered the purifying mask over the Resurfacing mask💚

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I have been so curious about the Tata Harper masks. How do you think the purifying mask compares to May Lindstrom Problem Solver? @dalidyli

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@ashlynaf

 

You got some great advice from @mrsbaine and @Mochapj 

 

The purifying is more gentle on my skin and doesn't have the manual exfoliation like PS does. Like MrsBaine,  I prefer to mix my PS with honey mud and gently remove it. 

 

A good cost alternative is the Pixi glow mud mask. It's hydrating and gentle for a mud mask and I love it.  

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@ashlynaf I know this wasn't directed at me but I have used both and perhaps can offer insight.

 

i love both of these products and keep them on hand but I use them for very different situations. The TH is gentler, more of a soothing mud mask, if you will. I use it for regular weekly maintenance of my oily skin because is is soft, cooling and not drying.

 

The ML is more potent, coarser and also provides exfoliation. I have used it for maintenance in the past but I find it works best for me when i feel skin issues coming on.  Because it has some irritating spices in it (cinnamon, cayenne) it can cause issues for more sensitive types. I find when I'm dehydrated it almost burns but when my skin is in a decent state it's barely a tingle. I've heard anecdotally that it tingles more if you're in the middle of your 'cycle' 

 

hope that helps.