Glossier – Milky Jelly Cleanser
I like this cleanser, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again. I’m not a huge fan of roses, but the rose scent is subtle enough for me to tolerate it. While the cleanser isn’t drying, it doesn’t feel hydrating or creamy or rich. I will probably buy it again next time I place an order from Glossier because it a fine utilitarian cleanser.
belif – The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb
A true favorite! Moisturizing, thick, absorbs quickly, and leaves your skin feeling velvety. I have already repurchased it!
Paula’s Choice – Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid
It’s fine… it does what it should do but I have grown to like AHA exfoliators better and I don’t really notice a difference in my acne when I am using it.
Some hormonal acne/congestion popped up on my chin today so tonight’s routine is focused on calming that breakout.
🌿This was my 3rd time using the sample of the Tara Harper Clarifying Mask and I’m not really impressed. I haven’t seen any amazing results 🤷🏻♀️I still have some left so I’ll keep trying it out.
• Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
• Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid
• Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator –
• Tata Harper Clarifying Mask – applied just on congested areas
• Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm
• Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil – used as spot treatment
• Stratia Liquid Gold + Tamanu Oil
Tonight is retinol night so I tried to keep everything else simple, hydrating and nourishing.
Not pictured is makeup removal with Heimish All Clean Balm.
I cleansed with Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk.
Acid tonight was Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid (I prefer this over an AHA when I am using retinol).
Hydrating toner was Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner. Normally, I would do the Seven Skin Method, but tonight was about a four-ish skin method … I was in too much of a hurry for all seven layers.
Next, I used a thin layer of prescription Tretinoin 0.05%.
Followed by my favorite Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm focused on the corners of my eyes where I can get very dry.
Finally, I took one pump of Stratia Liquid Gold mixed with four drops of Deciem’s The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil for extra hydration.