Current A.M. Skincare Routine
My current A.M. skincare routine – Summer 2017
Step 1 – Cleanse
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – I’ve written a full review here. This is perfect for a morning cleanse with mild exfoliation.
Step 2 – Hydrate
La Roche-Posay Thermal Water – It’s my habit to spritz my face with a facial water or essence before adding serum. Theory being that water molecules help serum absorb deeper into the skin. I don’t know if this is factual, but I like the added layer of hydration and my skin responds well.
Step 3 – Serum
Matrixyl 3000 by Timeless Skincare – Peptide serum that helps to produce collagen and elastin. There are a few Matrixyl brands that I rotate. This is the first product I’ve tried from Timeless Skincare and would buy it again.
*I alternate between Serum and Vitamin C days. Sometimes when I use both vitamin C and a serum, the silicone in the vitamin C can ball up with certain brands.
Step 4 – Vitamin C
22% Vitamin C by Indeed Labs – This is a great choice for a high concentration Vitamin C at an affordable price. I use Vitamin C in the morning and retinols in the evening. Vitamin C brightens the skin and prevents pigmentation. You have to use sunscreen though everyday, otherwise you defeat the purpose. Readily available in Canada, the UK and online.
Step 5 – Eye Cream
Natura Bisse The Cure Sheer Eye – Painfully expensive eye cream yet worth every penny. At least the bottle will last you at least six months. This is a very moisturizing, tinted eye cream loaded with anti-aging skincare ingredients that de-puff and brighten tired eyes. I buy from SpaceNK.
Step 6 – Moisturizer
Charlotte Tillbury’s Magic Cream – Definitely one of my favorite daytime moisturizers designed by make-up artist, Charlotte Tillbury to be used under make-up or on its own. It’s hydrating, moisturizing and luscious. Available at Nordstrom.
Step 7 – Protect
Dr. Jart+ Black Label Nourishing BB Cream – There isn’t one product I’ve ever used that I didn’t love from Dr. Jart. It’s a top notch Korean skincare line. I use this tinted BB Cream, SPF 30, most days with or without foundation on top. On days when I’m out in the blazing sun, I use SPF 50. I bought this Black Label variation at a Korean skincare store but you can find it online. Or, choose any other BB Cream/SPF available at Sephora by Dr. Jart. You won’t be disappointed.