1, 2, 3 - My all-time favorite cleansers
Over the years I’ve tried probably over a hundred cleansers until I found those products that I would buy again. I mean, even if my skin is pretty clean and without blemishes, I still wasn’t happy with the greasy residue on the face after using an oil-based cleanser or the tight feeling that you get when you use a cleanser with alcohol in it. I thought I’d just buy cleansers and never be fully satisfied, until I came across these products. These are my all-time favorite and the only cleansers I would buy again. 1. Bioderma Hydrabio H2O Micelle SolutionBIODERMA - Hydrabio H2O This micellar water is apparently the only one that doesn’t require washing off your face. Yes, I recently discovered that micellar solutions are to be removed from the face after they do their job, even if it never says this on the label. This micelle solution from Bioderma is an award-winning beauty product and it’s for a good reason. It doesn’t have fragrance, is very gentle on the skin and can eliminate dust and sweat with just one swipe of the cotton pad. I use it in the mornings and in the evenings, after the squalane cleanser, and it’s my fav product when I travel. 2. Estee Lauder Gentle Eye Makeup RemoverESTĒE LAUDER - Gentle Eye Makeup Remover This is a product that I discovered recently, and I am very pleased with it. I wasn’t a big fan of eye makeup removers as I thought they are a complete waste of money and I could just use the micellar water or the facial cleanser. I got this as a gift and decided to give it a try, and it is totally worth it. It gets makeup off without me having to rub my eyes and get them all watery, which is a huge plus for me. Highly recommended, but since it’s just an eye makeup remover it takes second place. 3. The Ordinary Squalane CleanserThe Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser It’s not that I like the squalane cleanser less than the first two, it is just that I only use it in the evenings! But I totally recommend it. I put a small amount of product on my hand and rub the hands together until I get an oily consistency which is very pleasant to apply to the face. I just massage it into the face and then rinse with water. The whole cleansing process takes like 20 seconds and all the makeup is removed.
ESTĒE LAUDER-Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Night Routine p.1/2
Hello beautiful people! Now HERE is my night skin care routine. As you can notice, there’s a LOT MORE products that i let marinate on my skin before i sleep. I just feel like they help hydrate my skin more while I’m inactive. Whenever i wake up, i can see my face juicier and glowier! BIODERMA - Hydrabio H2O i work at a place where they require me to wear make up every shift, and i find that this micellar water removes my eye makeup really fast and easy! i like the hydrating one better because it doesn’t feel as stripping as the others. CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm i used to use makeup wipes to remove my makeup but then double cleansing was introduced to me! this is my first cleansing balm, and so far it’s doing the lord’s work! i find that it completely removes my face makeup faster and the facial massage that i do when i apply it makes the blood flow on my face better. if you’re oily, do not be afraid to try double cleansing! its main goal is to get rid of those oil based products by attracting it with...oil! well, balm, in this case. oil and water do not mix well together, so if you don’t double cleanse, there’s a good chance that there’s still some more makeup leftover on your skin trying to clog your pores. VICHY - Proeven Brightening Cleansing Foam after my cleansing balm, i go ahead with this cleanser right here! i rated it 3 stars because after using it for weeks, i still haven’t noticed anything different on my skin. what i like about it is that it doesn’t leave my face feeling stripped of moisture and hydration. this cleanser is more focused on evening out the skin tone. i can see how it’s a good aha/pha/bha starter product, though! i apply this with my fingers and gently massage my face for 30 seconds and then... FOREO - LUNA mini use this to finish my 1 minute (or more 😉) mark! at first i was skeptical about it. i thought it was just another skin care gimmick that no one really needs (like them jade rollers), but after buying and using it, i FELT the results almost instantly. after cleansing, i found that my skin felt smoother and softer. i could not believe the brujeria! it was easier to apply and smooth out products on my skin after this! cocokind - Rosewater Facial Toner as per my previous morning routine post, this toner will be my ride or die toner til the end (idk but for now it will be). thats all thank you. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) i have been seeing some mixed reviews about this one here in Cherie. I’m on the “omg i love this it works!” side. i broke out at the start of summer and it saved me and my soul. It flattened out my pimples in like a week of using it! i usually just put this where i break out most (by my jaw line), and it never dried me out. a trick: i apply this while my skin still feels damp with my toner!
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Effaclar Duo (+)
I ran a series of dry/dehydrated skin posts on my Instagram account and finished it off with a giveaway, completely in theme. Its a full routine, perfect for the end of winter, and will get your skin healed and back to normal in no time!
BIODERMA-Atoderm Hand and Nail Cream
Bioderma Hydrabio Micellar Water
BIODERMA - Hydrabio H2O I’ve wanted to try this Micellar water since 2015 when I first heard about them. I have very dry sensitive skin and I have tried the Simple Micellar water (stung my eyes) the La Roche Posay Micellar Water (good but not wow) and finally I found this in good old Boots in the UK. Most people get the pink one, but I chose this because of my dry skin. This takes off makeup so well and doesn’t feel like it leaves a residue on my face afterwards and doesn’t sting my eyes. Absolutely amazing.
A little sentimental
I think all of us at some point or another are guilty of going to bed and not cleaning your face. I was looking for simple and not drying, this was the answer. This product i have bought time and again. Why I get sentimental and it's totally stupid, I packed it in my hospital bag when I had my boys and more than once, on a long day with a crying baby, I could still feel half human because my face was clean. super cheese, I know, but this is a staple for me, I will always repurchase
What I used tonight
So this was my routine tonight. Several of these products I have reviewed already. A few I have only used a couple of times. I wouldn't do a review on a product until I had used it for a minimum of 2 weeks. I will do a separate review for the Bioderma. That said, I will mention the two tools I used. The Clairsonic is one, I used it with the soap and glory cleanser. I've used it for years and honestly bought it by accident. this said it leaves the surface of my skin smooth, and gives it back the glow my children have stolen...I swear I love them, and would give up that glow any day, it's just nice I don't have to. I also used my Jade roller. Basically it's a rolling pin for my face. It reduces puffiness, and has ironed out some fine lines the deep crevices, nothing can fix those (19 year old me thought smoking looked cool). The Clairsonic was a cheaper one, but I'm still pretty sure it broke $200. The Jade roller was less than$20
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