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Skincare Routine of the Day

This is a place to share your skincare routine of the day!  Whether it be daytime routine or nighttime routine, I know you have one.  From simple to complex, expensive to inexpensive products: show and tell! If you are anything like me, your skincare routine changes daily. Skincare isn't as showy as makeup, but it is the quiet work horse of our daily lives. 20200118_005115.jpg

 

You might want to include with your post: your skin type, skin concerns (& the weather where you are).

Sometimes if all you can do is your skincare, that is enough.

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Nice photos and line up @mazzkm! I'm also trying to get through my ever expanding stash! The Boscia gel hydrator is one of my holy grails, especially in the summer. Its so light weight but also so hydrating and a little goes a long way!

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Last night was a retinol + BHA exfoliation night. Yesterday was a balmy 50ºF and my first full day outside in at least 2 weeks. I actually wore some makeup! 😄 Rather than use makeup remover last night, I wanted to see if Hydralight can remove concealer, setting powder, blush, brow pencil, and sunscreen on its own. (I’ve never truly tested that in all the months I’ve used that cleanser.) 
 
PM Feb. 22: the return of Indie Lee CoQ-10 toner plus a huge dose of moisturization.PM Feb. 22: the return of Indie Lee CoQ-10 toner plus a huge dose of moisturization.
Details: 
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Wash: Paula’s Choice Hydralight Cleanser. It did indeed remove everything, yay! To test that, I used the next product on this list. 
 
Tone/essence: Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner is what I often used before I tried e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence. I stopped using it because bergamot oil was starting to leave its mark on my face. [EDIT: this toner contains bitter orange oil, not bergamot. Both ingredients are equally terrible for my face.] Last night I pulled it out again to see if Hydralight left any makeup or sunscreen behind. (It didn’t.) I followed it with the e.l.f. essence to make sure my face had enough of a moisture base for BHA and retinol. 
 
Lip care: Aquaphor, topped at the end of this routine with Tatcha Kissu lip mask. I tried to squeeze Aquaphor into its proper order-of-use place in my photo but it looked too weird. 
 
Exfoliant: Paula’s Choice Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution. 
 
Serums: Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster, quickly followed by The Inkey List Retinol. 
 
Mask: SNP Double Moisturizing Per Fit Bio-Cell Mask. Another of the few honey masks I can use with no skin irritation, mostly because it’s ridiculously moisturizing. My skin has no chance of drying out after this mask, especially when I use a hydrating mist after the serum has soaked in. If I was an AM sheet mask person, this is one I’d use on cold winter mornings. 
 
Hydrating mist: YTTP Adaptogen Mist. I could’ve used something lighter weight—hell, I could’ve used plain ol’ water—but this wasn’t too heavy. 
 
Moisturizer: YTTP Superfood Moisturizer. After using this, my face is still tacky from the sheet mask and still smells like honey. That doesn’t bother me much when it comes to this mask. 
 

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Reading your line-up reminded me to go put lip balm on! @WinglessOne 

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@l8totheparty  Heh, my lips refuse to let me forget balm. I always split the lip care step because I can’t get further than toner/essence before my lips get uncomfortably dry, but don’t like to apply a lip mask until I’m done with everything else. Actually, I often don’t apply a lip mask until an hour or more after moisturizer, depending on how long it takes me afterward to go to bed. I don’t like drinking water/tea or eating snacks while wearing a lip mask. 😄 

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Smart! @WinglessOne I dislike eating with anything on my lips- mask, gloss, lipstick.  Yuck. 💄

Wait a minute. New weightloss idea! 💡

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Love the set up for your pic here @WinglessOne! 💗 That’s great to hear about the PC cleanser; I’ve heard good things about it. 

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Thanks @itsfi ! I finally figured out a photo arrangement that conveys the info I want to share without requiring numbers. 😄 And yeah, Hydralight is fantastic for my combo skin. I wish I’d started using it years ago. 

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@WinglessOne, I'm adding some samples of the PC Hydralight (and the one mentioned in your monthly favorites) to my shopping cart. My skin is usually dehydrated-combo and with how the weather has been here, it seems like it will lean more in that direction sooner rather than later.

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Sounds like your skin is going to be so moisturized and soft in the morning! 😍 What effect was happening with the Indie Lee toner?

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@mazzkm  I was starting to get some new redness and spent a couple weeks narrowing down which product(s) caused it. Luckily I didn’t get hives, itching, or extreme flaking; that’s usually how my face reacts to too much essential oil exposure. But I took the redness as a warning sign and stopped using the Indie Lee toner. 

 

I still think it’s a good toner, though. I’d finished half the bottle before I stopped usage, so I definitely enjoyed it. I can probably still use it, just not daily like I had been. It’ll be a once in a while thing for me, at least until this bottle’s empty. 

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@WinglessOne Wait, what? I don't see bergamot oil in the ingredient list of my Indie Lee toner. Do you know if it was reformulated or something?

 

Hopefully, you won't get that reaction if you use it less often.

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@RoxyKitty  Nope, you’re right: that toner contains bitter orange oil, not bergamot. I must’ve had bergamot on the brain. 😂 But bitter orange is another ingredient my face hates, and I think bergamot is a subspecies of bitter orange. They’re not the same plant, but they’re related. 

I was all excited when you pointed that out because I thought Indie Lee might’ve reformulated the toner to remove that ingredient. Sadly, it’s still near the end of the list. I wish they’d remove it because I really do like this toner. 

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Skipped morning.
Travelling tomorrow so didn’t want much surprises hence only long term tested products. Essentially same routine as yesterday night but Applied CosRX BHA and kept it for hour before adding anything else as a painful pimple below lips/ just above chin started today afternoon. 
TonightTonight

 

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I just heard about the Zit Sticks Killa Kit that apparently is AMAZING for the bad zits! They might help if you have any painful ones that won't go away.

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For those big painful pimples, I find the Clinique acne clinical clearing gel. Best spot treatment out there. I believe @itsfi uses this as well.

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@sprocketta, I do use the Clinique Acne clearing gel, mainly when I have clogged pores. It’s pretty potent and I have to be careful because it will dry up my skin pretty badly if I overdo it, which I recently did. GlamGlow SuperMud and Sunday Riley Saturn are my favorites for spot treating acne. @l8totheparty.

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Ooooh, putting this product in my notes @sprocketta 

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@l8totheparty I cannot recommend highly enough. It will zap a really large zit in 2 days.

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I’ve been rolling through my expiring Frudia pomegranate masks the last few nights, but last night I wanted to try a new-to-me mask. 

 

PM Feb. 21: new-to-me mask on a non-retinol night.PM Feb. 21: new-to-me mask on a non-retinol night.

Details: 

Spoiler
Wash: Paula’s Choice Hydralight Cleanser. 
 
Tone/hydrate: e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence. 
 
Lip care: Aquaphor, topped at the end of this routine with Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. It’s kinda weird going back to this lip mask after getting used to the Tatcha lip mask texture. 😄 I think I might kinda sorta like Kissu better. Never thought I’d say that! 
 
Serums: Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster, followed by DDG Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum on my whole face. I try not to use the DDG eye serum on my whole face because that’s not very cost efficient, but it contains so much good stuff (beyond its low-strength retinol). I’m going to mix it with the niacinamide booster next time I go full face with it, rather than layer the serums separately. 
 
Mask: The Orchid Skin Orchid Flower Moisture Mask. I’d never tried this mask before, and now I’m glad I bought a pack of 10 because apparently Orchid Skin no longer makes this one. (I wonder if it’s a combo of 2 of their other masks.) It’s surprisingly hydrating and moisturizing, plus cooling. Made my skin happy. If I ever see them again, I’ll buy ‘em. 
 
Moisturizer: YTTP Superfood Moisturizer. All around my orbital bone, I added a layer of e.l.f. Nourishing Facial Oil. 

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Oooh, I remember seeing that sheet mask in my bin! 🥰 I have a handful of sheet masks I want to use up before delving into some of my newer ones but am excited to give it a go! 😃 Always nice to have ones that make your skin happy @WinglessOne

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@itsfi  Can’t wait to see your thoughts on that mask, once you’re ready to give it a go! 

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