Arcona Triad Pads, Arcona White Tea Purifying Cleanser, Glossier Rosewater Spray, First Aid Beauty Moisturizer, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, Sunday Riley Face Oil, Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer, La Mer Revitalizing Mask, Arcona Night Worker, Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Wake Up Wipes
It’s been a while since I last did a skincare post, so I thought it was about time I put it all together and share what I’m currently using. My skin hasn’t changed much since moving, but I have introduced a few new lines into my skincare routine. I’ve been using Arcona, First Aid Beauty and Korres for years, while a few new favorites are Ole Henriksen and Sunday Riley. My skin is definitely on the dry side, so I’m always looking for new products to bring more hydration and dewy-ness. And as much as I am loyal to my favorite lines that I re-stock up on every few months, I do like to switch it up and try new products to see what results I might get from them.
Let’s start with cleansers. I use a few, and I switch them up depending on my needs. Two of my favorites are Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser and Arcona White Tea Purifying Cleanser. Both are good for sensitive skin, which mine tends to lean more to. After doing a little bit of research for a new cleanser online, I decided on Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser after reading so many great reviews. I’ve loved it and have been using it since last spring. It’s gentle and effective and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry. And I have yet to try an Arcona product that I don’t love. This White Tea Purifying Cleanser is a new one to my routine (after I ran out of this) and I really like how refreshed it leaves my skin. I’ve also been using Arcona Triad Pads for a long time and can’t say enough great things about them. I use one after I wash my face as a toner and to remove any excess makeup. Another makeup remover/cleanser wipe that I’ve been using a lot is First Aid Beauty’s Wake Up Wipes. The reason why I really like these is they have a stimulating sensation from the matcha green tea that really wakes up my skin in the morning.
For serums and masks, I use a mix of Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, Sunday Riley Face Oil, La Mer Revitalizing Mask and Arcona Night Worker. I have a few others that I’ll mix in (like Arcona’s Magic Black Ice Mask), but these are the ones that I have been consistently using for a while now. The Night Worker has been another Arcona product that I’ve been using for years (I got turned on to the line by an esthetician in SF when I first moved there). If I’m feeling like my skin is looking a little dull or I might break out in a certain spot, I’ll apply a thin mask of this before bed. I always wake up to glowing, clear skin. I bring this with me everywhere just in case! Using oils has been something that’s definitely new to my routine, but it’s really a game changer (I actually have this on as I’m typing!). I don’t use Sunday Riley Face Oil every day, but usually around once a week to really re-hydrate my skin. I’ve also become a huge fan of the Ole Henriksen line. It started with a sample at Sephora and then I went back the next day and bought the full-size versions of everything. My favorite being the Truth Serum and their Brightening System, which REALLY works. You can see the difference in your skin immediately.
The one product I always run through quickly is moisturizer. I use so much of it, so it’s easy to be able to test out new ones monthly. I almost always have a jar of Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer on hand and I use it most often at night before bed. It gives a deep hydration, which I’m always looking for and it smells amazing, too. I also love First Aid Beauty’s Priming Moisturizer, especially for the day-time because it’s a great two-in-one with the mix of being a moisturizer/primer. If I’m not wearing any makeup, this is a great base to give just a slightly enhanced glow to my skin. Lastly, I’ve been hooked on using Glossier’s Rosewater Spray. I actually apply a few sprays once I’ve done my makeup, I love the slight dewy-ness it adds. It’s also great if your skin gets dry throughout the day while you’re wearing makeup- you can just use a few spritzes to bring some life back to dull skin.