I’ve always had a pretty deep love for skincare, I can even remember stealing my mom’s peel off face masks way back when, and over the years I feel like it’s become a true passion and maybe a slight obsession.
My bathroom vanity is positively packed full of different oils, serums, cleansers and masks and while I have my staple items, I love to shake it up and introduce new products on a pretty regular basis.
Did you know?
Your skin is much like your metabolism in that it gets used to your routine and it can plateau after too much repetition. It’s important to change up at least one aspect of your routine every few months to prevent that plateau. Try switching out your moisturizer for a new formula or add in a new product that you’ve never tried before like an acid. Another great way to keep your skin guessing is to ensure you are using a mask at least once a week!
I feel so passionate about establishing healthy skincare habits that I wanted to share some of the newest products that have made it into my vanity over the last couple of months and I will also be sharing my full skincare routine soon so stay tuned!
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser ($58 CAD) – this has been my go-to cleanser for the last couple of months but I have also had a few samples in the past. It is a balancing, deep clean cleanser powered by French green clay and Moroccan rhassoul clay. The clay purifies by removing pore clogging oil and impurities without stripping the skin. Neroli Oil balances, calms and soothes while Vitamin C brightens darkness. This cleanser makes my skin feel ultra clean but not dry or tight, I really enjoy it but I think I want to move to a move gentle cleanser.
Institut Esthederm L’Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser ($39 CAD)* – this cleanser is from the dermatological brand behind Bioderma and it has quickly become a new favourite. It is a gentle yet highly effective cream that cleanses the skin and eliminates impurities deep within pores. You apply it to dry skin and massage in circular motions until it thickens and turns white in colour. When you rinse it off your skin feels renewed and refreshed.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($112) – My second sample of this beauty – an AHA/BHA blend night serum that reveals a smoother more radiant complexion. A mix of glycolic, lactic, tartaric, citric and salicylic acids and raspberry extract work together to resurface skin, remove any dead skin cells and brighten skin tone with out any dryness or sensitivity. A must have!
Institut Esthederm Cellular Concentrate Fundamental Serum ($89 CAD)* – has made a massive difference in my skin in a short period of time. It is a universal cell re-programming serum that works deep within your skin cells to control and rebalance basic functions. This stuff is a fresh start for your skin and it will help undo any bad choices or harsh treatments. It also has active ingredients that help correct dryness, shine, sensitivity and reactivity.
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10 % ($8 CAD) – my first foray into the world of The Ordinary, this gel cream is described as a multifunctional brightening formula. Azelaic Acid is produced naturally by yeast that lives on normal skin. It brightens the skin tone while visibly improving the evenness of skin texture and reducing the look of blemishes. I use this as a final step in my routine to fight any breakouts.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($61 CAD 30ml)* – a cult classic that has been on my must-try list for years! It’s an intensive replenishing elixir made of pure essential oils and distilled botanicals. Designed to be used at night, this lightweight oil visibily restores the appearance, texture and tone of your skin by morning and gives you a healthy glow.
Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($39 CAD)* – an ultra moisturizing eye cream made from avocado oil to deeply penetrate and nourish. It has a thicker, super creamy texture that your under-eyes soak up immediately, meaning it stays where you put it and doesn’t migrate into your tear ducts.
Pixi Beauty Glow Mist ($15 CAD) – the newest addition to my collection of priming and setting sprays. It is a nourishing and hydrating mist that gives you a glowing, luminous complexion. It is enriched with 13 naturals oils (you can even see the separation) plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts to treat your skin, making it more than just your average spray. I love to use it before and after my skincare routine but it can also be used to set your makeup.
Pixi Beauty Overnight Glow Serum ($24 CAD) – a new favourite – this ultra concentrated exfoliating gel that works while you sleep to reveal a more even and radiant skin tone. It is formulated with 10% glycolic acid and arginine to address texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and fade dark spots. It also includes cucumber and aloe vera to soothe skin as well as Vitamins A, C, and E to nourish.
What sort of products have you introduced into your routine lately?
* press sample but opinions are all my own*