Friday, February 10, 2017

My Current Skincare Regimen: Glossier, Kate Somerville, First Aid Beauty and More!

M-61 SuperSoothe E Cream, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate, Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich, Glossier Super Pure Serum, Glossier The Supers, First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum, J.One Jelly Pack, Korean Skincare, Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask, Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care Max Complexion Correction Pads, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream, skincare regimen
So here's the thing. I am what one might call obsessed with skincare. And I don't mean just a mild obsession. No, I mean a full-fledged, if-I-don't-have-these-products-in-my-arsenal-I-might-die kind of way. I've talked about some of these products before, and others I'm just bringing to your attention for the first time. I bring you my current skincare regimen -- because, let's "face" it, sometimes our skin is just the most important thing.

First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum
You know those days when your skin just isn't cooperating? Maybe you've got an unsightly pimple. Maybe you drank too much the night before. Maybe there's just a redness flare up that came out of nowhere. Well, this serum basically creates miracles. I mean it -- all redness seems to disappear instantly upon application. It's thicker than a typical serum -- the texture is more along the lines of a moisturizer -- and I seriously can't get enough.
$36 at

M-61 SuperSoothe E Cream
I happened to find this moisturizer in my stash a couple months ago and used it on a whim -- during November and December, my skin became terribly dry and I was looking for anything that might lend a little extra nourishment. From Vitamins A, C and E to aloe and licorice root, this is most definitely the moisturizer that brought my tired, dull skin back to life.
$68 at

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
I tend to stay away from most scrubs as my skin is way too sensitive to handle them. But ExfoliKate (and Kate Somerville products in general) is designed with sensitive skin in mind. It tingles upon application and works to clear up any dryness and clogged pores instantaneously. I've been suffering from some unsightly breakouts as of late and this exfoliator is definitely helping to banish them way more quickly than I'd expect! Since you're supposed to use it on wet skin and let it sit for up to 2 minutes before rinsing, I've been applying it in the shower and letting it work its magic while I lather up.
$85-$175 at

Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich
I've already talked about how much I love this moisturizer here, but I'll just say this. My skin is softer, smoother and healthier since I started using it every day. Mission accomplished.
$35 at

Glossier Super Pure
I have a Glossier addiction and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I ordered the entire Supers trio (and I'm in love with all three), but this has definitely been getting the most play in my regimen as of late. Niacinamide and zinc work to soothe redness, calm blemishes and flush out impurities, plus this formula absorbs super quickly into the skin and just leaves it feeling CLEAN. Yeah, basically the best thing ever.
$28 at

Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask
Because of my aforementioned dryness and dehydation, I've been looking for anything and everything that will restore moisture and nourishment to my skin. Enter this mask. With its whipped, marshmallow-like texture and cooling properties, it's a mask I actually look forward to using. It's really just a bonus that hyaluronic acid, almond oil and honey are just a few of the good-for-your-skin ingredients.
$22 at

Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care Max Complexion Correction Pads
I waxed ad nauseam about how much I loved these pads here. But if you're looking for a product that banishes all pimples, zits and otherwise unsightly blemishes to the curb, THIS IS IT. These peach bellini-scented pads (yes, you read that right) are a true miracle worker. I'm in love.
$40 at

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream
No more dark circles. No more wrinkles. Yeah, this under eye cream has superseded all others in my arsenal over the past few months. The blue tint really does work to brighten dark circles, while the formula is loaded with anti-aging-worthy blue algae, Vitamin C, copper, caffeine and collagen. My eyes no longer look tired -- even when I can't sleep!
$48 at

J.One Jelly Pack
This was a total impulse purchase the last time I was browsing Sephora's website. Korean skincare keeps getting hyped, and I figured I'd try something. Well, color me impressed, because this serum-meets-primer is SO AMAZING. It mattifies yet adds a gorgeous glow and helps moisturizer adhere to and sink into skin faster. I love the jelly-like texture -- which you'd assume would be sticky, but it isn't at all. Plus, hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps the skin. Yeah, I'm sold.
$42 at


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    1. I highly recommend it! Definitely not like any other product I've tried.

  2. I just turned 40 a few months ago and I've really started paying attention to my skin care. So thanks for these great tips for products I good look into :)

    1. You're welcome! :) Would love to hear about your regimen as well!

  3. the it cosmetics cream sounds great. im so simple in comparison with my two face creams ;)

  4. That Anti-redness serum must come home with me next time I'm at Sephora. Sounds perfect!

  5. Oooh, the J. One Jelly Pack should go on my list

  6. J. One Jelly Pack sounds fantastic! I have used Exfoliate for years and LOVE IT!

  7. I think you've intrigued us all with the J One Jelly Pack. Does it have a fragrance? And what about Glossier's fragrance?

    1. The Jelly Pack doesn't have a fragrance. Glossier does have a slight fragrance, I'd classify it as floral meets medicinal but very soothing and not too overwhelming or overpowering.

  8. I have an arsenal of skin care products too because you never know what might come up. I like most of these that you mentioned but have yet to make a Glossier purchase. I think I need to do that soon though.

  9. I really want to try out some of the It Cosmetics skin care line and check it out. These all seem like great products in your regimen.

    1. I'm so glad I finally started using IT Cosmetics -- I totally see now why they are such a cult fave!

  10. That Bye Bye Undereye Cream is freaking amazing!

  11. Can I steal your routine? So many products I want to try.

  12. I use the IT Cosmetics eye cream, too! Love it!

  13. Look at all these amazing products! No wonder you look so youthful!