Geek and Gorgeous Mighty Belt
One of the first cleansers that has really worked for me this year is the Geek and Gorgeous Mighty Belt. Despite being affordable, it feels just like a luxury product. It reminds me of those high-end Japanese cleansing bombs that I adore. The texture of this cleanser is elegant and silky, melting effortlessly upon application. It emulsifies beautifully and rinses off completely clean, leaving my skin refreshed and revitalized.
Rovat Enchanted Empress, Lotus Cleansing Balm
If you’re looking for a cleanser that goes beyond just cleansing and makes you feel like royalty, then the Rovat Enchanted Empress Lotus Cleansing Balm is the perfect choice. This product is pure pampering for your skin and soul. The scent is absolutely transcendent, thanks to the inclusion of my two favorite ingredients: blue tansy and jasmine. The fragrance is calming and soothing, creating a truly luxurious experience. The balm itself is incredibly lush and rich, making every facial massage a delight.
Winter-Proof Skincare Routine
With winter comes cold weather and dry air, which can wreak havoc on our skin. It’s essential to adapt our skincare routine to combat these challenges and keep our skin healthy and hydrated. Here are some of my favorite winter skincare products that have become staples in my evening routine:
A gentle yet effective cleanser is crucial during the winter months when our skin tends to become drier. Look for cleansers with moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin. These help to hydrate and nourish the skin while removing impurities.
Boost your skin’s hydration with a moisturizing serum. Look for serums that contain ingredients like ceramides, niacinamide, and squalane, which help to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and retain moisture. Apply the serum before your moisturizer for maximum effectiveness.
Invest in a rich and emollient moisturizer to provide your skin with the extra nourishment it needs during winter. Look for ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and avocado oil, which are known for their moisturizing properties. Apply your moisturizer generously and allow it to fully absorb into the skin before continuing with the rest of your routine.
Hydrating Face Mask
To give your skin an extra boost of hydration, incorporate a hydrating face mask into your weekly skincare routine. Look for masks that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and glycerin. Apply a thick layer of the mask onto clean skin and leave it on for the recommended amount of time before rinsing off.
Don’t forget to protect your lips from the harsh winter weather. Invest in a nourishing lip balm with ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and vitamin E. Apply the lip balm as needed throughout the day to keep your lips soft, supple, and free from dryness.
Bifesta Sparkling Oil Cleansing Foam
Just start to massage again, this removes everything effortlessly doesn’t sting, the eyes turns beautifully milky and rinses off without residue. I have another favorite that I could not not include besides. This is just pure skin entertainment, but skin entertainment that works exceptionally well. The best kind from bifesta their sparkling oil cleansing, foam bifesta is one of the most popular Japanese drugstor brands. That, in my experience, are particularly well known for their cleansers. They have the best cleansers, some of which are iconic like their um eye makeup remover.
Sachi Skin Saponins Cream Cleanser
This is pure and simply a cleansing oil, but it looks like this, so perhaps it has a little bit of an identity crisis, but I love it so its this Rich luscious foam that just transforms into a rich cleansing oil that works beautifully. In fact, it reminds me very much of the DHC cleansing oil. It melts off the most stubborn makeup and the most resistant Japanese sunscreens emulsifies beautifully rinses off completely clean. In fact, I find this so Adept at removal that sometimes this is just really the only cleanser. I use a new cleanser Ive been using non stop. This winter is from Sachi skin their saponins cream cleanser, so this recently launched but Ive been using it for well over a month now and really loving it. This is gentle, but it really does effectively cleanse the skin. The texture is so comforting, which I love. I use this as a second cleanser, so I apply immediately after my first cleanse on wet skin.
Winter Skincare Favorites
When it comes to taking care of my skin during the winter months, there are a few products that have become my absolute favorites. These skincare goodies not only provide much-needed moisture but also leave my skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So, without further ado, let’s dive into my winter evening skincare routine faves for 2024.
Bifesta Sparkling Oil Cleansing Foam: The Ultimate Cleanser
One of my all-time favorites is the Bifesta Sparkling Oil Cleansing Foam. This cleansing foam not only removes all traces of makeup effortlessly but also leaves my skin feeling wonderfully clean and refreshed. The unique formula turns into a milky foam upon contact with water, ensuring a thorough cleanse without any residue. It’s no wonder that Bifesta is known for their exceptional cleansers!
Sachi Skin Saponins Cream Cleanser: Gentle and Effective
Another cleanser that has become a staple in my winter skincare routine is the Sachi Skin Saponins Cream Cleanser. This recently launched product has quickly won me over with its gentle yet effective cleansing properties. The creamy texture feels incredibly comforting on the skin, and it effectively removes impurities without stripping away moisture. I love using this as a second cleanser after my initial cleanse, applying it on wet skin for a luxurious experience.
A Gentle and Effective Cleanser
When it comes to choosing a cleanser for winter evenings, I always look for one that is rich and creamy, yet rinses off completely clean. That’s why I was thrilled to discover a new cleansing agent called saponins, which is derived from plants. This ingredient effectively cleanses the skin without leaving any residue behind. Many of us may be familiar with saponins from products like Neod Sanskrit, but this particular cleanser is just so gentle and comforting.
A Refreshing Exfoliating Treatment
While there are endless new exfoliating treatments hitting the market all the time, it’s been a while since I’ve come across one that truly excites me. That is until I discovered the Skin Perfecting 6 Mandelic Acid Plus 2 Lactic Acid Liquid Exfoliant from Paula’s Choice. This product is the AHA sibling to their beloved Unicorn Tear BHA Liquid Exfoliant, and it certainly lives up to the hype.
What I love most about this exfoliant is that it combines mandelic acid and time-release lactic acid. As someone with sensitive and reactive skin, I’ve always had a hard time finding glycolic acid formulas that didn’t leave my skin feeling uncomfortable. Mandelic acid has been a game-changer for me, as it is much gentler and easier for my skin to tolerate. And in the winter, when our skin tends to be dull, dry, flaky, and parched, this exfoliant works wonders without causing any irritation.
Mandelic Acid for Smooth Skin
The mandelic acid molecules are of a larger size, but also there’s that time release element to it as well. So I use this in the evening and by morning my skin just feels so juicy and smooth, as per usual exfoliation for me, is always done as needed, so on a weekly rather than daily basis.
The Excitement of Peptides in Skincare
This year I have been a little obsessed with peptides, it’s probably some of the most exciting skincare technology, especially when it comes to well aging. Peptides can do a lot. I’m linking a video that I did about peptides, which explains them and also explains which peptides do what, what they’re for, and who can benefit from them.
My Evening Routine with Neod CIS S3 Serum
So, usually straight after cleansing in my evening routine, I will use my neod CIS S3. You’ve heard me talk plenty about that. That is a staple in my routine, a new serum that I tried and mainly out of my own curiosity because they have a really new Advanced ingredient. It’s one of the few formulas that do is from PCA skin, their ex Linea Pro peptide serum.
Treating Expression Lines without Injectables
The focus of this is simply expression lines, how to treat existing ones and to prevent them from getting deeper. This uses a combination of the most advanced peptides at targeting facial muscle contractions. I’ve explained before that I have a personal aversion to injectables, it’s just my own squeamishness, so that’s not something that I will be doing anytime soon. The best option for me is this: it really does work.
Weightless Formula for Spot Treatment
The winter season can be harsh on our skin, leaving it dry and in need of some extra care. When it comes to tackling signs of aging, we all want quick results. However, I’ve found that the most effective solutions are often those that require patience. One particular product that has caught my attention is a weightless formula that absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no residue behind. It’s perfect for spot treating areas such as forehead lines and expression lines around the eyes. This peptide formula is a true game-changer and works wonders in complementing my overall skincare routine.
Essence Step: A Personalized Favorite
In my winter evening skincare routine, the Essence step holds a special place. A product I simply cannot do without is a customized formula that caters to my specific needs. It’s often challenging to find something that surpasses its effectiveness. This formula not only deeply hydrates but also moisturizes, providing the perfect balance that my skin craves during this time of year. Its substantial texture ensures a lasting hydration that keeps my skin luminous and supple.
Pampering the Lips: Allies of Skin Lip Balm
When it comes to winter skincare, our lips need extra care too. The cold weather can cause them to become dry and chapped. Finding a lip balm that works well can be a challenge, particularly during colder months. Lately, my go-to lip treatment has been the Allies of Skin Peptide and Camide Repair Lip Balm. While I usually prefer a stick format, I often find them to be waxy and less effective in colder weather. However, this lip balm melts like butter upon application, gliding effortlessly over my lips. It not only provides much-needed hydration but also leaves a subtle glossiness, ensuring that my lips stay nourished and free from any pesky hair strands sticking to them.
Winter Evening Skincare Routine Faves 2024
Nourishing Lip Treatment with Peptides
This lip treatment contains beautiful plant ingredients that not only nourish and moisturize your lips but also treat them with peptides. It also includes ceramides, providing occlusivity that helps it stay on for a long time. The lasting power of this product is impressive, allowing you to enjoy its benefits throughout the winter evening.
Hydrating Liquid Moisturizer
Rads, glazing, milk is a liquid moisturizer that I absolutely love. It is reminiscent of the famous lanes cream skin, but without the greasy or oily finish. The product absorbs well into the skin and has a slightly thicker, more substantial texture. I would describe it as an emolion, a light lipid layer that bridges the gap between hydration and moisturizing. During the summer, you can even use it on its own without the need for an additional moisturizer.
Favorite Eye Creams
I have two new favorite eye creams that I want to share with you. One of them will be featured in my morning routine (spoiler alert: it’s from Mary and May), and the other is my favorite for the evening routine. The evening eye cream is from medicate, called Crystal Retinol Camide Eye6. I am absolutely in love with this formula. I adore it so much that I wish I could use it on my entire face. I used to use a different eye cream, the then retr eyes, which I also loved. However, when I discovered this medicate eye cream, I immediately switched. I trust medicate when it comes to retinol, as they have been my go-to brand for retinal dhide. In fact, their crystal retinal dhide six was the original formula I started using regularly.
Winter Evening Skincare Routine Faves 2024
Encapsulated Retinal Treatment
I am absolutely in love with the encapsulated retinal treatment that I have been using for my winter evening skincare routine. What sets this product apart is the availability of three different strengths – three, six, and ten. The slow time release mechanism of this twin encapsulated retinal dhide ensures that my skin receives a steady dose of this powerful active throughout the night. This slow release feature is especially essential for the delicate skin around my eyes, which really benefits from this treatment.
One of the things I appreciate about this product is that it is scent-free. The texture is also amazing – it feels silky and hydrating while providing deep moisture to my skin. Despite the harshness of winter, this treatment effectively plumps and nourishes my skin, preventing it from drying out or cracking.
Black Tea Time Reserve Eye Patches
Another winter skincare favorite of mine is the black tea time reserve eye patches from Pong Gangu. I have been a huge fan of Pong Gangu since their early days, and these eye patches have quickly become one of my all-time favorites. I can’t get enough of this product because it is incredibly effective.
What I love about these eye patches is that they are not only hydrating but also dissolvable. I enjoy experimenting with different patterns of application, placing them exactly where I need them. After using these patches, I notice that my skin appears smoother and more refreshed. They contain impressive ingredients such as brightening peptides and antioxidants, making them truly multi-purpose and beneficial for my skin.
Overall, these two products have become indispensable gems in my winter evening skincare routine. The encapsulated retinal treatment provides my skin with a powerful and steady dose of active ingredients, while the black tea time reserve eye patches deliver hydration and revitalization. With these skincare faves, my winter skincare concerns are beautifully addressed, leaving my skin feeling nourished, protected, and radiant.
The Power of Oil Serums
These oil serums have become an essential part of my skincare routine, especially during the winter months. I love keeping a batch in my fridge for those mornings when my face feels particularly puffy. There’s just something about these treatments that feels incredibly refreshing and soothing.
A Comeback of Oil Serums
Oil serums have made a major comeback in my skincare routine this year. Although I never completely stopped using them, I did find myself needing them less. However, my hormones seemed to go haywire this year, resulting in periods of extremely dry and parched skin. It didn’t matter what season it was, my skin just seemed to constantly crave hydration. That’s when layering lipids became my skin-saving ritual.
The Magic of Layering Lipids
I’ve discovered that layering lipids, specifically oil serums, after hydrating my skin and before moisturizing is the most effective way to nourish and hydrate my dry skin. One of my absolute favorites is the double rose luminizer from the Swala box. This oil is not like your typical oily serums. It has a unique texture that’s bouncy and hydrating, almost like a serum. The application feels like silk on the skin, and it leaves behind a subtle and beautiful scent with a hint of rose. Using this oil serum just makes me feel really good.
A Luxurious Oil Serum
Another oil serum that I simply can’t quit, despite its price tag, is the Absolute Nourishing Lift Oil from Noble Panacea. This is definitely not your average oil serum. It goes beyond hydration and nourishment. It lifts and rejuvenates the skin, giving it a youthful appearance. The luxurious texture and the blend of high-quality ingredients make this oil serum worth every penny.
As I continue my winter evening skincare routine, these oil serums have truly become my favorites. They provide the much-needed hydration and nourishment for my skin, leaving it feeling supple and rejuvenated. With their unique textures and beautiful scents, these oil serums have become an indulgence that I can’t live without. Winter skincare has never been so luxurious.
Dry Skin Savior: Encapsulated Hyaluronic Acid
In the midst of winter, when the air is dry and cold, finding a moisturizer that truly hydrates your skin becomes a daunting task. However, the skincare industry has finally answered our prayers with a revolutionary product – encapsulated hyaluronic acid. This innovative technology allows the hyaluronic acid to be sealed within a pure oil, ensuring slow release over time. The result? Deep hydration that not only moisturizes but also nourishes the skin.
Personally, I’ve found that this product works wonders on its own as a moisturizer. It’s like magic overnight, leaving my skin plumped, soft, and deeply moisturized by morning. Unlike other products, there is no greasy residue, as everything is effortlessly absorbed. The experience is truly nourishing and substantial.
Powerful Ingredients for Radiant Skin
What sets this product apart is not just its moisturizing properties but also the presence of antioxidants, vitamin C, and retinol. These powerful ingredients work together to combat signs of aging, promote a youthful complexion, and protect the skin from environmental stressors.
Despite the slightly higher price tag, I find myself repurchasing these refills because the results are simply unmatched. The formula is carefully contained within plastic-free, renewable material and starch boxes, ensuring both the potency and purity of the product. Additionally, the daily dose packaging is 100% recyclable, aligning with the brand’s commitment to sustainability.
The Extraordinary Moisturizer
From The Ordinary, a brand known for its simplicity and effectiveness, comes another game-changer – the Natural Moisturizing Factors and Phytoceramides cream. Unlike other texturally dense moisturizers, this one defies the norm by striking the perfect balance between richness and absorption.
Most dense creams often lack in moisturizing properties, leaving the skin feeling dry despite their density. However, this moisturizer is so intensely hydrating and protective that even sleeping next to a roaring heating unit won’t parch my skin. Instead, I wake up the next morning with a radiant glow, as if I’ve received a professional spa treatment.
The experience of using this moisturizer is unique, thanks to its velvet, grippy, and matte texture. It may feel unusual at first, almost like a primer, but the real magic happens when it deeply moisturizes and nourishes your skin. It’s a rare find, especially in a world where so many moisturizers are afraid of being greasy, that truly delivers on its promises.
Winter Evening Skincare Routine Faves 2024
Pang’s Black Tea Enriched Cream
So, I love the richness of this. I also really love the way it makes my skin look as well. I mean when I do use this during the day, it’s on days where I just don’t wear any makeup because makeup does not sit well over this. I’m completely in love with Pang’s black tea enriched cream. My favorite evening moisturizers this year are ones that are really moisturizing.
Yul’s Whole Hanbang Approach
It was Pungang Yul’s whole Hanbang approach to skincare that got me, and I love the fermented black tea. But also, this cream has jinang in it, and you know I kind of like jinang. I mean, this is full of well-aging antioxidants, saponins, polyphenols. This also has a good amount of niacinamide in it as well, and it is densely creamy. I’ve opened a new tub because I want you to see what this looks like.
Creamy Butter Texture
This has that texture of creamy butter and it really just applies so beautifully. I mean, it is rich but instantly comforting on the skin. The way it finishes on the skin, I think, would make so many people happy, regardless of skin type, because it’s really flattering. It’s not greasy, it’s not matte, it’s just very natural but it looks good. This is just pure comfort and protection.
Tre Over Moisturizer
So, I’ve been mostly applying my tanoan beginner style, which is over my moisturizer, mainly because of what I mentioned before, which is my hormones causing my skin to just be really inconsistent. And there are some days where it just feels suddenly really sensitive, so it just works best for me to apply Tre over my moisturizer. I never have any issue with that, and there’s a more gentle, slower release when there is the buffer from the agency.
Curology and Agency: A Winning Combination
My future formula, which is a collaboration between Curology and Agency, has become my go-to skincare product. While it may seem new, I’ve actually been using Curology for a long time. The agency, however, focuses more on my specific needs, which is well-aging. This partnership has been amazing because it allows me to communicate with someone who understands the different changes my skin goes through. This ensures that the formula is always tailored to my needs. Curology and agency have a long-standing history, and their formulas will always be a staple in my routine.
Although I am loyal to Curology and agency, I’ve recently started exploring a new product called Dramatica. Many of you have requested my thoughts on this brand, and I want to give it a fair chance before sharing my review. What intrigues me about Dramatica is that it is accessible in parts of the world where the agency is not. Stay tuned for my upcoming review where I will discuss how Dramatica compares to my tried and true favorites.
The Extra Element of Low-Level Laser Technology
In addition to my usual evening routine, I’ve incorporated a new element: low-level laser technology from Lima. I’ve been curious about this technology ever since it was first introduced. Many of you have been asking for my thoughts on this pricey device, as nobody wants to invest in something that may not work. I will be discussing this in more detail in future videos dedicated to skincare devices, as they have become a recent obsession of mine.
Diving Deeper with Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is different from light therapy as it penetrates even deeper into the skin. I find myself gravitating towards these types of treatments because, at this stage in my skincare journey, any difference it makes becomes more noticeable. I also enjoy dedicating time to using these devices as I’ve come to appreciate the results they can yield. Laser therapy offers a unique and effective way to address skincare concerns at a deeper level.
By incorporating these winter evening skincare routine faves into my regimen, I’ve seen great improvements in my skin. The combination of Curology, agency, and now Dramatica has truly elevated my skincare game. The addition of low-level laser technology has also brought exciting possibilities to my routine. Winter skincare no longer feels like a chore but rather a luxurious and effective self-care ritual.
Introducing Lima – The Cold Laser Therapy Device
Winter can be harsh on our skin, especially for those of us with reactive and sensitive skin. Finding the right skincare routine that not only protects our skin but also nourishes it can be quite a challenge. That’s why I’ve been absolutely in love with Lima, the cold laser therapy device that has revolutionized my winter evening skincare routine in 2024.
The Comfort of Cold Laser Therapy
Unlike other laser therapy devices I’ve tried, like Nera, Lima uses cold laser therapy, which means it doesn’t heat up and make my sensitive skin feel uncomfortable. With Lima, I can finally enjoy the benefits of laser therapy without any discomfort. Its deep-reaching effects will not interfere with the rest of my skincare routine, making it the perfect last step after using my Tre and other skincare products.
The Commitment and Reward
Using Lima does require some commitment and patience. As part of my skincare routine, I have to manually move the device around my face for about 40 minutes every day. Unlike immediate results promised by other devices, Lima requires at least three months of consistent use to see visible outcomes. But I am proud to say that I have stayed dedicated to using Lima for a few months now, and it’s paying off.
The Motivation to Continue
The price of Lima serves as a constant motivator for me to continue using it. I know that if I stop now, it would be a waste of the investment I made in this device. But more importantly, I have noticed some positive signs that indicate Lima is indeed working. The most noticeable change has been in the way my skin behaves. While winter would usually wreak havoc on my sensitive skin, I have observed a significant improvement in its overall health and appearance since incorporating Lima into my skincare routine.
Winter evenings can be made much more enjoyable with the right skincare routine. Lima, with its cold laser therapy and skin-nourishing effects, has become an essential favorite in my winter evening skincare routine in 2024. It may require dedication and time, but the results are worth it for anyone looking to achieve beautiful, healthy skin.
Taking care of your skin during the winter months is essential, and incorporating the right products into your evening skincare routine can make a world of difference. The Bifesta Sparkling Oil Cleansing Foam and Sachi Skin Saponins Cream Cleanser have become my go-to favorites for their ability to cleanse thoroughly