Current Routine

As requested, this will be a space I keep my AM & PM routines as up to date as possible. Nothing will be categorized but all the products are listed in order.

updated December 30, 2017

AM Routine:

  1. *7 skin method w/ Toner*
  2. Sulwhasoo First Care Youth Activating Serum I ran out and broke! 🙁
  3. AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Toner
  4. Benton Fermentation Essence
  5. iUNIK Rose Galactomyces Synergy Serum (as hydrating essence)
  6. Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen
  7. Boscia Tsubaki Oil
  8. Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream
  9. The Ordinary Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension
  10. Kate Somerville +Retinol Eye Cream
  11. Mommy! SPF 33  PA +++

PM Routine:

  1. Algenist Ultimate Melting Cleanser
  2. *one of many foaming cleansers*
  3. -optional exfoliant-
  4. Perricone MD Facial Firming Toner
  5. Sulwhasoo First Care Youth Activating Serum
  6. Curology Prescription (tretinoin, azelaic acid, ziny py) The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane
  7. -20 MINUTES-
  8. AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Toner
  9. Benton Fermentation Essence
  10. The Ordinary EUK .1%
  11. Sulwhasoo Fortifying Encapsulated Ginseng Serum
  12. Boscia Tsubaki Oil (0-3 drops depending on how my skin feels)
  13. -optional sheet mask-
  14. Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening Fluid
  15. Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream
  16. Kate Somerville +Retinol Eye Cream
  17. BTRC Jasmine Waterfull Sleeping Pack

Routine FAQs:

How do you find time to do all of this?!

It doesn’t take all that long, minus the long routines at night with exfoliants, waiting and sheet masks. But if I need to, I can be done in  ~30 minutes. 10 if I don’t need active waiting time.

How is that not too much product?

Amounts of product used differ a lot, I may use a few shakes of my essence if it’s the only hydrator I’m using vs one is usually good in a detailed routine.

Do you notice a difference when you skip steps?

I can, but I have to be smart about them. I can definitely skip a serum and emulsion on a hot day (I might on purpose!) but if I miss my hydrating steps I might feel it later.