One of the main reasons I started my blog was because I was regularly trying new beauty products (obsessed) and I wanted to tell someone all about it! My mom is an aesthetician (from Romania) so she has always shared valuable knowledge and definitely inspired the beauty guru in me. Since I always want to try new things, my routine regularly changes. In this post I will share with you the products I have been using for the past couple of months that have helped my skin this winter. Let me know in the comments below if you use some of these or want to start! Let’s begin:
Bioderma Crealine (not pictured) is a staple. It is a micellar cleansing water that I am sure you have seen over and over again. It really is the best, as it is effective and gentle. I use it to cleanse in the morning and as a first cleanse at night. I have tried other brands and this is still my go to.
At night I also use the Simple Cleansing Foam to take off any makeup the micellar water may have missed. I like it because it really is simple and effective. I don’t wait too long to apply my next product, so I cannot tell you if it is drying or not. While my face is still damp, I apply my serums/moisturizer.
I purchased the Bioderma Hydario Serum because I had a $4 off coupon. I was eager to try more products from this line and needed extra hydration for the winter time. Although my t-zone is on the oiler side, my chin and mouth area get so dry in the winter. At first I didn’t like it too much because it has quite a strong fragrance (a beautiful one, but still strong nonetheless) and was afraid it would give me a rash (as I often get from products my skin doesn’t like). I did not get a rash and noticed that my skin does not get tight and dry so I have been wearing it under my moisturizer and I love it. It is intended for dehydrated, sensitive skin.
Around my eyes I have started using the Lancome Genefique eye cream that I received with my Sephora points. So far, so good. I am pretty indifferent about eye creams as I think they are a little gimmicky but nonetheless, it keeps that area hydrated and smooth.
At night, I use the Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age serum which helps the texture of my skin. Since I have acne scarring, peach fuzz and drier skin in the winter, the texture of my skin looks pretty rough – especially to me. I have found this serum to help a lot with the overall clarity and health of my skin and will definitely repurchase.
I also have the Paula’s Choice Resist C-15 serum which I have just recently finished. I was very happy with it and used it after freshly exfoliating. It tingled a bit and made my skin very tight (in a good way) and radiant. I do find value in a Vitamin C serum and will be repurchasing as it is also at a great price point.
This one should be a no brainer as I have mentioned it before on my blog, but the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is my holy grail, ride or die, must have cream. It is so simple and gentle and does the job that I cannot seem to let it go (nor do I want to). I always stray and try new things, but I have to make sure I have this on hand in case the new creams I try irritate my skin. I was so happy to find the large 8 oz. tube and I think I am on my 6th container of this cream. If FAB ever discontinued this product, I would show up at their offices boycotting (well not really, but maybe).
On my lips, I have been loving the Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-nourishing lip balm. It is matte (perfect for men too if they’re not into the shiny lips) and lasts a long time. The jar is generous so I haven’t run out yet.
I always apply sunscreen, especially in the summer or a bright winter day but I have not found the perfect one for me just yet. I also occasionally mask but my favourite is just to let my face soak in honey.
This is my current skin care routine that I have been consistently following. Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or if you have tried any of these products.