Your turn: Grade MY skincare routine

So it was suggested that I put my skincare routine up for scrutiny since I was so ruthless in my grading of my friends’ skincare routines.  No problem, I’ve not nothing to hide!
Skin type: combination (slightly oily t-zone, normal cheeks), with hormonal breakout on chin.  I also have skin sensitivity and tend to break out in hives randomly (allergies, cold/hot weather). My skin also doesn’t tolerate too much manual manipulation (ie scrubs)  I’m a delicate flower, what can I say?

Current skin care routine:
Cleanser: Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Toner: Reviva Labs Lindenflower Facial Spray
Serum: NeoStrata Hydra-Infusion 24 Hr Hydrating Serum
Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Eye cream: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye and Shiseido Sun Protection Eye Cream SPF32
Sunscreen: Lise Watier SunSmart Universal UV Shield SPF30
Makeup Remover: Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil for full face, followed by Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Cleanser: Yves Rocher Micellar Cleansing Water
Toner: Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
Moisturizer: Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream
Eye cream: Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream
Serum: Argan oil
Others (weekly treatments):
1. Exfoliation: Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA (once a week), Up&Up Exfoliating cotton rounds with the Body Shop Vitamin E for light manual exfoliation (once a week)
2. Blemish control: Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid, and Neutrogena Oil-free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment (twice a week, focusing on t-zone)
3. Anti-aging: Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Corrective Serum for eye area (nightly), Avène Eluage Cream for laugh lines and forehead (3x a week), Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Super Booster mixed with argan oil (once a week)
4. Various sheet masks (once a week)

Go ahead.  Grade me. 😉

Do any of you use the same products as me?  What’s your skincare routine like?

PS. I am actually in the market for a new night time eye cream , any recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated!

28 thoughts on “Your turn: Grade MY skincare routine

  1. I love the bodyshop Vitamin E toner! I find others I’ve used (even expensive ones) just have a stripping, alcohol feel to them but this doesn’t. You have a lot of other products that I haven’t even heard of so I must go an check them out xxx

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  2. I am no expert on skincare! I am a bit flaky when it comes to a routine, as well. I do love the philosophy purity for washing at night (it removes most makeup for me, too, if I am lazy to use a separate remover).

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    1. I haven’t tried it to remove makeup, I find that cream based cleansers usually aren’t enough to remove my waterproof sunscreen / mascara, that’s why I use the oil cleanser. I should give the Philosophy a try just to see if it works.

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      1. It works pretty well for me since I don’t usually use waterproof makeup (except for mascara, but I use a makeup remover for it). I’m pretty happy with purity, since I have dry skin and can’t deal with most non-creamy cleansers, and like you said, those often don’t clean as well!

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      1. Lol I do! You guys just can’t see them. I have the angry eyebrow lines and smile lines. My mom used to tell me to relax my facial expressions so I wouldn’t get wrinkles! Lol yah that didn’t happen.

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  3. Great products! By the way, a dupe for the Purity Made Simple Cleanser is the Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Facial Cleanser! It’s my holy grail 🙂

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    1. I like it a lot! I use it on my t-zone (esp nose / chin) for light hydration and it works well to combat blemishes. I read somewhere that it’s being discontinued! 😦 I haven’t seen them in stores in a while but I have a backup in my stash.


  4. Wowww, your skin must be on point! This puts me to shame. How long have you had this routine and do you notice great differences? I tried Clinique 3-step a few years ago, but I was allergic and my eye area swelled up completely!! I had to return it. I always thought the moisturiser looked so nice though. It reminds me of lemon curd or something!

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    1. People compliment me on my skin on a fairly regular basis, so I think I must be doing something right! My friends and coworkers want me to list what skincare I use so that they can use it too – but since everyone’s skin and requirements are different, it’s hard to have them simply adopt my own routine as their own.
      Did you ever find out what ingredient(s) you were allergic to? I know that my skin doesn’t tolerate menthol, orange peel oil or corn oil well, so I read labels and avoid them.
      I really do love that Clinique moisturizer even though it’s a controversial product!


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