When it comes to skincare products, I’m never loyal to one brand nor monogamous. Even if I’m acne prone, it does not stop me from jumping from one product to another, there is just too much goodness to discover. With that said, once I have emptied them, I’m out there searching for another holy grail, so do come back every now and then to check out the changes in my routine.
STEP 1: CLEANSER – Cosrx Low ph good morning gel cleanser
I don’t usually spend on cleansers, cause their primary job is to clean my face. My only requirement is it needs to be low ph, cheap, no artificial strong fragrance/ingredients that will irritate my face and cleans without leaving any residue behind. Pretty simple but so hard to find, and the Cosrx gel cleanser simply fits the bill period w/ no complications.
STEP 2: VITAMIN C – Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum
I have been using this for more than 2 years and have gone through several bottles of these. If there is just one thing you need to buy from Andalou this is it. This is one of the products that has been a game changer for me. If you have dull skin and looking for a product that will brighten and make you look fresh, young and vibrant, this is the one. This is my holy grail until there are so many vitamin c popping out in the market nowadays so once this one empties, time to be polygamous lol!
STEP 3: FIRST ESSENCE – Goodal Waterest First Essence
This contains 80% double fermented lotus water extract. Sinks in quickly without the greasy residue. If you are looking for an SK2 dupe and you want to have that korean glow then this is a great alternative.
STEP 4: ESSENCE/SERUM – Leejiham Tea Tree Essence
This contains 90% pure tea tree goodness. I just need 3 drops for my entire face and no more oily, greasy looking face the whole day. It’s like my face has never felt so normal, until now. This has also managed to control my sebum. Amazing amazing product. Great clean ingredient list as well. A bit pricey but well worth it, since you only need a small amount to cover your entire face. Got this also on a 50% off sale yey! Will continue to purchase this if it’s on sale again.
STEP 5: ANOTHER SERUM/AMPOULE – Scinic Honey All in One Ampoule
This contains 90% honey extract and the rest are royal jelly, propolis and preservatives. Price point very affordable and at 250ml, this one will last you a very long time. This gets the job done when you want that honey dewy look in the morning. This claims to be an all in one product of toner, essence and lotion. This has definitely shorten a lot of steps for me when i travel so its cleanser, toner, scinic then cream for me. I sometimes use this as an essence on a blank sheet mask, then instant DIY mask.
STEP 6: HYDRATOR – Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
This contains 96% snail mucin goodness. The most potent snail mucin among the products out in the market right now. I have been using snail mucin products for years and I have been one of the testimonies out there to prove that snail mucin really does wonders to your skin and not only that it also helps protect you from damaging your skin from the harmful sun, but of course sunscreen protection is still a must!
STEP 7: LOTION/CREAM – Naruko Lupin Anti Wrinkle Firming Toning Emulsion EX
This one sinks in beautifully with no wait time for my next skincare step. The scent oh so relaxing w/o overpowering. Nothing but all natural ingredients. I love this brand. Though i don’t think this has firm or tone my skin nor has prevented any wrinkle, but a great light lotion for oily skin peeps like me to seal in all those goodness you have put on.
STEP 8: SUNSCREEN – Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++
detailed review here
STEP 9: EYE CREAM – Belif Peat Miracle Revital
This step is suppose to be placed before your cream but unfortunately this contains shea butter and I break out from it. when i first tried this got pimples around my eyes and on my forehead so i use this before my cream and since i use the same hands, eye cream somehow gets all over my face so i have to put this on the last step of my routine so the cream only goes to my under eyes only. Such a shame since this one really works at eliminating those dark circles. If you don’t break out from shea butter this one hands down AMAZING!!! I barely put concealer on my under eyes nowadays its just bb cushion and I’m ready to go.
Here’s My Evening Skincare Routine
How about you what are your daily rituals? Wont you share me some of your skincare staples? It might be my next greatest discovery.