Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Skincare Routine

Since I started my blog more than two years ago I've gotten quite a few questions about my skincare routine but I never posted about all the products I use because they were always changing, I was always testing out different ones. I've finally found products I trust in and use over and over again and can finally share them with you!

Day: After I wash my face with hot water and a face cloth and pat dry, I apply Vivier Skin Rejuvenating Antioxidant Serum 20 all over my face. I use Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm under my eyes and Origins A Perfect World Age-Defense SPF 25 Moisturizer with White Tea as my day cream.

Night: I take off my makeup with MAC wipes (not pictured), cleanse my face using NeoStrata Gel Cleanser and my Clarisonic Mia which I love (click here to read all about it). I wait 15 minutes then apply a pea-sized amount of Retin-A Micro which is an acid form of Vitamin A prescribed by my doctor (I asked, she gave) and an amazing wrinkle-fighter. I wait 15 minutes for that to soak in and then apply NeoStrata Hydra-Infusion Creme.

Twice a week I will exfoliate with St. Ives Apricot Srub and swap my night cream for Coconut Oil which is a fantastic moisturizer. It's oily but it absorbs well. I also use this face mask twice a week. It's AMAZING!

And that's that! Oh, and I also get micro-dermabrasion and facials once or twice a year, depending on if a great Groupon deal presents itself ; ). And I don't get little zits. Instead, I get huge-ass pimples that take up my whole chin every once in awhile and this is how I get rid of those. (It really works!)

What types of products do you use on your face? Let me know in the comment section below! I'd love to hear what everyone else uses!


Melanie Liliana said...

I really need to amp up my skincare routine! I just use spectro cleanser on my face and I use spectro or clinque moisturizer! I also use benefit eye cream for my under eye circles! I don't know when I should start using anti wrinkle cream. probably soon since i'm 24!

love this post!

Cheryl West-Hicks said...

Where do you go for facials? Any particular kind? I've been thinking I should add this to my routine.

Marie a la Mode said...

Cheryl: I went to Laser Sheer Advanced Skin Rejuvenation on 124 St. downtown for both a facial and microdermabrasion. And I had a facial at a spa just off of 23rd avenue and 111th st. which was really good. I can't remember the name though! Sorry.

Sassi said...

great post, thanks for sharing!

Courtney Erin said...

I adore that St. Ives scrub!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed that you used coconut oil for night cream!! Anyway a lovely routine there!

The Style Storm said...



Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe said...

Where do you buy Origins products?

Marie a la Mode said...

Amanda: I get mine at Sephora but I believe The Bay carries the line too.

J. said...

Love the advice! Where can you get Neostrata? Thank you, you have the most amazing skin so keep the advice coming :)
Great post.
:) J.

Elle Sees said...

that sounds like cystic acne maybe? I love my Clarisonic!!!

Marie a la Mode said...

J.: I get mine from London Drugs but I think you can get them from Shoppers Drug Mart, too.

Couture Carrie said...

No wonder why your skin is so gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing these products with us :)


Mimi said...

i love st. ives apricot scrub! i stopped using it though as i started to explore other brands, but it will always be a favorite. :) right now, i am alternating between tatcha skincare products and the l'oreal youth code line. i love youth code! :D

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I love St. Ives, it's a good go-to, inexpensive, and works like a charm! I switch my routine slightly for the seasons. I'm loving Perricone products as well.

Luxx Mint said...

I love coconut oil too - i've been melting a teaspoon in tea / coffee to take it internally! I like the sound of that Retin-A-Micro. I might investigate.

Luxx Mint

Northern Style Exposure said...

I need to try the coconut oil

Jennifer@DreamingofJune said...

Do you get most of this at Sephora? The Vivier Serum and teh Algenist?

Marie a la Mode said...

Hi Jennifer! Algenist and Origins I get at Sephora. NeoStrata at London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart and the Vivier serum from essentialdayspa.com

Jennifer@DreamingofJune said...


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