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Daily Skincare - what are you using?

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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Age: Teen/20's

Skin Type: Dry/Combo

Concerns: Acne and Hyperpigmentation


AM Skin

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Cleanser

Mario Badescu Rosewater Mist

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer (SPF 15)


PM Skin

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Acne Cleanser

Neutrogena Moisture Gel Cream for Extra Dry Skin

Tarte Maracuja Eye Cream

Davi Skin Le Gran Cru Face Cream

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I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, especially if you are enjoying a long weekend with fiends  friends and family.


Saturday morning facial - 04/15/17

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1. Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser

2. FAB Radiance pads

3. Ilsci Apricot Gel mask

4. Vintners Daughter Botanical serum (massaged into damp face)

5. Farmacy Eye Dew

6. Algenist White Bright anti-ageing cream (or something like this)


This is a busy weekend of work and chores.  My skin is ready for it, not sure I am.


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Sunday Night Facial.


Age - 42

Skin type - oily

Skin Condition - Can't complain


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1. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm

2. May Lindstrom problem Solver

3. Pixi Glow Tonic - I typically follow up Problem Solver with a milder than usual acid exfoliator.

4. UMA Deeply Clarifying oil - massaged into damp skin.  It has clove and Sandalwood, so addresses any skin concern or if avoiding blemishes before they arise.  I use this a few days a month.  

5. Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil - I use this almost always, no matter what else I wear.  Layering oils in thin layers is working out nicely.   I think it complements the UMA Clarifying oil well because it adds a bit more hydration.

6. UMA Anti-aging eye oil - I like this.  I am rotating between this and my staple DDG Ferulic +Retinol eye cream


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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. 

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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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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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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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Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream

Nude Jelly cleanser 

Pixi rose oil

loccitane gentle toner

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm

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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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*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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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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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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Moisturizer Rose Hip Oil

Skin In'c Daily Dose Serum

Exfoliator Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix

Toner SKII Facial Essence Treatment

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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: Combination, tends to be more on the drier side


AM Routine:

1. Julep What Your Skin Needs Restorative Facial Milk

2. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration


PM Routine:

1. Julep Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil

2. Exfoliate with Kaolin Konjac Sponge

3. Julep What Your Skin Needs Restorative Facial Milk

4. Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask (3-4 times a week)



I've been following this routine religiously for the past 30 or so days, and my skin has never been more radiant and smooth. Sadly, the Julep products are only sold at Ulta (I believe). Need to restock soon as I'm almost out!