As you may be able to tell, I play around with skincare products quite a bit. I have just recently begun to try out different products, serums, creams, gels, etc. This post is a round-up and a quick review of each product I am using at the moment to care for my skin in this autumn season.
With the weather moving toward colder temperatures, I’m focusing on really making sure my skin is hydrated and moisturized. I have oily skin, but in the winter I do tend to get pretty dry on my cheeks and forehead, so I try to make sure the products I use are hydrating, yet still effective at keeping oil away and my face acne-free. For my morning routine, I begin my skincare regime with the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser. I am thinking this product might be holy grail status. Seriously. This face wash is the best cleanser I have used, ever. In my life, hands down, the best. It’s like a gel formula, but it is moisturizing. It’s very herbal-ly smelling, and it is very gentle. For someone who is very prone to break-outs, especially in the last few months, this cleanser has been wonderful for keeping my skin clear and smooth and clean. After I cleanse, I use the Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion (not pictured), for my toner. Again, Mario Badescu makes amazing, gentle, but super effective products and I am a big fan of this toner. For my serum, I am still loving the Lanoline Rosehip Skin Renew Firming Serum, which is just light enough to wear under my makeup, but effective at keeping the moisture locked in. Since using this serum, my skin is more youthful looking and brighter. To combat any acne, or to clear up any spots, I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, which is amazing at quickly clearing up acne. For the last step in the morning, I use the Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll On. This has a metal roller ball, which is nice and cooling, combined with cucumber to wake up the under eye area. Really nice little product. (My husband loves it!)
At night, to remove my makeup, I have been using the Lumene Finland Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. I don’t wear waterproof eye makeup all the time, but this remover is fantastic at removing any makeup residue. It’s one of those oily-watery combinations that really helps to remove makeup, without drying out my skin. This brand is a new one to my local drugstore, and I am interested in trying out some of their other products, like their Bright Now Vitamin C+ Daily Moisturizer. I’ll keep you updated on that when I try it. After removing my makeup, cleanse, and tone my face, I use the Estelle and Thild Rose Otto Night Cream. I’ve already spoken about this cream before, so I won’t go into too much detail, but this cream is amazing for restoring moisture to the skin. I love this brand. Lastly, I apply a face mask. Now I don’t do a face mask every night, but a couple times a week, I reach for The Living Source Hydrating Face Mask with hyaluronic acid. This face mask is freakin’ amazing. It’s a clay mask with hyaluronic acid in it, which gives my skin such a beautiful soft, moisturized feel. It also, somehow, clears up my skin too. I used a new foundation about a week ago that completely destroyed my skin. It was awful. I had about a million tiny red bumps all over my face, and it was so painful and sensitive. I applied this mask, along with a heck of a lot of tea tree oil, and by the next morning, my skin was completely cleared up. Needless to say, I returned the foundation, and I am in love with this mask!
So these are the products I use for this autumnal season, to keep my face normal and clear and hydrated. Let me know if there is anything you have tried lately that you love for the autumn season!