Skincare routine

I haven't done one of these in over a year and my skincare routine has change since then. New kind of products have been introduced in my routine, facial oils being the main one. It seems like an odd time to talk about skincare, because in the last week my skin has been acting up. But I know the problem the heat and not my skincare routine.

Of course, on days I wear make up, I would start with a make up remover. But at the moment, I stay home most days, so I tend go on my day with a bare face.

01. Cleanser
Right now, I have mainly using the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser. I started to cleanse my face only at night and I have seen a big improvement in my skin, as it is not as dry anymore. In the morning, I only use toner. Also, with my cleanser, I use a facial brush a couple times a week. This one is the Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid!, it is the only facial brush I used, but I think it is a good entry level brush, being around $15, compared to something like an over $100 Clarasonic.

02. Essence
I tried this Moisture White Shiso Moisturizing Essence from The Body Shop a few months back and I absolutely love it. I never tried another essence though, but what I like about it is that it gets rid of dead skin.

03. Facial oil
I have strong feelings about facial oils. I love them. I posted about my favorites face oils in the beginning of the year, the Tarte Maracuja Oil was not part of these back them, but lately it is the one I have been using the most in the mornings. On nights, I am using BioOil, since my skin is not doing so good at the moment.

04. Moisturizer / SPF
This is the last step in my everyday skincare routine. Right now I am using The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer Lotion SPF 30.

I also use facial mask from time to time. But not enough, I will have to work on this.

What are your basic skincare routine steps?


  1. I am super simple- eye cream, face serum and a moisturizer with sun block. That's it. Thanks for much for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party!

  2. I see a few things I love too! The Tarte Maracuja oil is fabulous. Love their eye cream as well. I haven't seen the Body Shop essence before. I'll have to see if it's available in the US! Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Best of the Blogosphere!