The appeal of uncovering new baby skin after sloughing off the top layer–with acne marks, sunspots, large pores, forehead lines, and slight textural imperfections–was undeniable. And when you regularly follow Caroline Hirons–a big proponent of acid toners as a regular part of a routine–it’s hard not to feel as if you’re handicapping your skin’s full potential when you omit acids. It’s like writing blog posts instead of the brief that’s due tomorrow and still expecting to get that promotion. ::quickly looks away::
Our first full year of blogging is almost at an end. At the end of last year, we toasted to many more beauty-filled meowments, festive felines, and bad cat puns in 2015. We can confidently say “check, check, and CHECK” to them all. See?
Read Part 1–Translating Between the Asian and Western Skincare Routine–here.
Broken down into components of CLEANSE, TONE, TREAT, MOISTURIZE, the routines in this post list what I’m currently using the majority of the time and why (and also link to my reviews if there is one).
I do occasionally use something else in my stash just because I feel like it or am bored. There are two exceptions: (1) When I review skincare provided for free by a company, I test that item continuously so that you can be sure my opinion isn’t compromised by lax testing. (2) I want/need to use Shark Sauce and my PocketDerm prescription (referral link) consistently–2x/day and 1x/day respectively.
Ahhh, the famous Lotion P50 by Biologique Recherche. I’m a sucker for anything that WORKS. Even if it’s crazy expensive ::whimpers:: (And even if it involves needles and anesthesia. Thankfully not at that point yet.)
This is the grossest-smelling skin care product in the world. It must be, because I eat durian and stinky tofu like they’re ice cream and I CANNOT stand the smell of this mask. But oh, this mask, it is a miracle product. Read this link about it. I concur with her review: