After having been troubled with almost manic hormonal breakouts and blemishes that would linger on my face for months and months, my skin’s finally on the road of recovery. It has taken me weeks of trial and error – plus some serious mental breakdowns – to ultimately come up with a nighttime routine that actually works. I’ll keep it simple and short.
Skin type: Sensitive, dry, dehydrated, blemish prone, Rosacea
I use this cooling and refreshing cleanser to take off the majority of my makeup. It removes pretty much everything, except maybe some stubborn waterproof eye makeup. Also, it’s nourishing without leaving any residue behind and seriously doesn’t strip my skin at all. My face feels moisturized and clean. It’s slightly scented, which doesn’t bother me too much.
My skin seems to love it, so I give it a solid 10/10
I bought this at Sephora hoping that it would similar to the The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil I used to love. Unfortunately, to be honest, it’s nothing like it and definitely not the greatest product. Still, I first want to use it up before repurchasing my beloved La Roche Posay Respectissime Eye Makeup Remover.
I only use this to get rid of any waterproof makeup left on my face, and it does an okay job. I’ll finish up the bottle and call it quits afterwards.
All in all, I wouldn’t repurchase it – especially because it leaves my skin dry as hell even though it’s an oil. (And shouldn’t those be nourishing after all?) Therefore: 4/10
I always use some light layers of serums to add in a little something for my skin. This Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary gives some serious hydration. My skin practically drinks it up. It’s a great one whenever I feel that my moisturizer only doesn’t do an intense enough job at night. The results are visible immediately; read more about The Ordinary serums in this post of mine.
Does exactly what it’s supposed to and is super affordable: 9/10
I’ve been incorporating this Niacinamide serum into my routine to get rid of some of these stubborn hormonal acne marks. It’s a great one for preventing blemishes as well. This serum also absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any residue (which is good for layering products because I hate nothing more than stuff pilling on me).
Great product, great price tag: 8/10
This cream’s quickly absorbed by my skin, but still feels nourishing enough. It layers well on top of other products – sheer layers of those, obviously. Unfortunately, there’s two little drawbacks to this product. One: it’s fragranced, which is not ideal, but okay for the nighttime. Of course you won’t smell the scent lingering on your face when you’re asleep. Two: the packaging is not ideal, because it comes in a little pot. I think it’s a little unhygienic to dig in there with your fingers all the time.
It’s a good moisturiser, but I feel that there’s some better ones out there for the price: 7/10
That’s basically it. Also, please excuse the lack of fancy new products. I’ve had a difficult couple of months financially and wasn’t able to experiment with skincare items as much as I would’ve wanted to. Still, this shows how one doesn’t need to afford the latest high-priced stuff to achieve good results.
I’m still on the hunt for a great moisturiser, so if you have any recommendations for my skin type, please comment down below!