Monday, January 14, 2013

My Evening Skincare Routine

Over the past few months I've collected some skincare gems and I'm quite happy with my current routine! I find that by using all these products, I wake up with glowing, fresh, healthy looking skin.

I first use the Bioderma Sensibio on a cotton pad to remove my makeup. I then cleanse with the Origins Never a Dull Moment Cleanser. This cleanser is meant to brighten up your complexion, and I find that it does just that! It also smells really nice, very fruity. Every few days, I use my Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream. This is gentle enough to use everyday, but I tend to stick to using it every other day or so. It leaves my skin feeling so soft!

About once a week, I use the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. I apply a thin layer of this to my skin, let it dry, and then use a wet washcloth to remove it. As the mask dries I can really feel it just sucking out all the bad junk that has gathered in my skin. It leaves my skin a bit red after I've used it, which is why I stick to using it just at night.

For toner, I've been using my Clinique #3 Clarifying Lotion for years. I find that this toner helps renew my skin and leaves it with that tingly clean feeling.

I've recently purchased the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum and am loving it! It smells amazing, and instantly takes away that dry "tight" feeling that you can get after cleansing and toning. I use my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for extra moisture, and finish off with the Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. This night cream smells quite strong. I usually love the scent of rose, but this smells of rose plus something else that I can't quite identify. I love the effects it gives however! My skin looks so fresh and healthy in the morning! 

I forgot to picture it above, but I also use my Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye Concentrate for eye cream. I haven't been using it long enough to see the results yet, but it smells lovely (of lavender) and feels very soothing on my eye area.

I dab on a bit of the Origins Super Spot Treatment on any spots that have popped up, and then finish off with a healthy application of the Korres Lip Butter in Guava. This lip butter has a bit of a white tint and makes my mouth look a bit ghostly, which is why I use it at night. It is super moisturizing though, and I frequently wake up in the morning with this still on my lips.

So that's it! I am loving my routine lately and think the results look amazing. My skin is bright, clear, smooth, and healthy looking! I still get the occasional spot, but for the most part these products help keep acne at bay. 

Have you tried any of these products? What skincare are you loving lately?


  1. Hey Ellen! I am obsessed with the Origins Clear Improvement mask as well. My newest discovery, however, is Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub. It's sooo gentle, but extremely effective in my opinion. I recommend it! I love your blog, but I see no follow button?

    1. Thanks for reading! I've just added a follow button via bloglovin :) I will definitely have to look into that Kiehl's scrub! Sounds like its right up my alley!

  2. Wow, you really have some great products in your skin care lineup! Bioderma and the Origins Clear Improvement mask are really fantastic and I've heard great things about the Korres Wild Rose and Vitamin C night treatment. Glad you've been loving it! :)


    1. From what I hear you can never really go wrong with an Origins product! I really do love the Korres treatment; when I wake up I still feel like my face is moisturized and it looks so glowing and fresh. I just checked out your blog by the way - I love all those lipstick swatches!