To those of you who have your perfect skincare routine nailed down, I am envious. I’ve been trying to figure out my skin for years, but in the last few weeks I think I’ve gotten much closer. I don’t know the last time I switched so many products, but it has been well worth it because my dry, reactive skin is now behaving this winter. That never happens. If you need some skincare inspo, you’re in the right place.
My nighttime skincare routine is where all the action happens. That’s probably why it takes me three years to do it. I’m so unnecessarily slow when getting ready for bed. Anyone else? I digress.
The first step of my routine has remained unchanged. I’m still in love with oil cleansing. If you want to know more about it, check out this blog post. Currently, I use coconut oil to break down the day’s makeup. It works like a dream. Removal can be a little tricky, but I’ve found a damp washcloth to be the most effective method.
For my second cleanse, I use the Puristry Nopal Catcus Cleanser. Puristry is a relatively new skincare line created by 100% Pure founder, Susie Wang, in collaboration with Anthropologie. Their products intrigued me as they’re USDA certified organic and full of luxurious ingredients, so I was happy to finally try them out. Truthfully, this cleanser is odd. It doesn’t feel like much of anything on the skin, but after rinsing my skin is clean without even the slightest tight or stripped feeling.
I use a half pump of the cleanser with a konjac sponge to really work the product into my skin. Honestly, it just feels like you’re putting water on your face, which isn’t the most amazing experience. It does the job though, so I’m not too bothered. I’m still not sure if I’d repurchase it.
Next, I apply the Puristry Flower Water Toner. Rose and calendula hydrosols and hyaluronic acid? Yes please! If you have dry skin, you will love this. It’s incredibly hydrating and leaves my skin feeling so… happy. I will definitely be repurchasing it. It is a little pricey at $32, but it’s made such a difference that every penny is worth it. Of course I do want to get my money’s worth, so I skip applying it to a cotton pad and instead pat it onto my face with my hands.
I follow up with the Acure Radical Resurfacing Treatment. I did a full review on it, but in short it’s a brightening cream. It’s pretty gentle, so once I finish it, I’ll be replacing it with a more concentrated vitamin c serum. Even the tiniest spot leaves me with an acne scar, so I apply this to any hyperpigmentation.
Next up is the 100% Pure Coffee Bean Eye Cream. Long time readers know I have industrial strength dark circles, so I’m hopeful that this will help correct that. I actually have yet to use it because I need to take a before picture (blogger problems), so I can show you the results when I review it. I just wanted to mention it here because I will be adding into my routine very soon.
Now it’s time to moisturize. I’ve strictly used oils and serums for years, but the Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream changed that in an instant. I was a bit skeptical when I received a sample in my Petite Vour subscription box, but it’s the best moisturizer I’ve ever used. A pea-sized amount is enough to nourish your skin without leaving behind that heavy or greasy residue. My skin is seriously dry, so if you feel like no moisturizer is enough, try this one.
If my skin is especially dry or I just feel like it, I’ll add a couple of drops of jojoba oil to steal everything in and that’s it. It is quite a few steps, but it’s been worth it. In the morning, I keep my routine at three steps- cleanse, tone and moisturize.
If you have any questions about the products I’ve mentioned, I’d be happy to answer them. Just leave them below. What does your skincare routine look like? Is it neverending like mine or do you keep it sweet and simple?