Updated Skincare Routine

I got a video request a while ago to do an updated skincare routine, and I finally got it together! The video is a quick high-level of what I’m using in the morning and at night. I’ll be spending this post giving a little more detail about all these products.

I had a lot of fun making this video, and I hope you enjoyed it! Now let’s talk details…


  1. Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera – I picked this up when I ran out of my Mario Badescu toner, and I’m really liking it so far. It doesn’t irritate my skin, and it gets all the oil off my skin from sleeping.
  2. Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Instant Fusion Treatment Toner – I had this sample and decided to try it out in the mornings. I like this one because I feel like it further preps my skin for makeup by targeting my pores.
  3. Tony Lab AC Control Serum – This is a product I’m trying out. I like using it in the mornings because I feel like it controls the oil on my skin. But, sometimes it leaves my skin feeling a bit funny.
  4. Sephora Total Age Defy Cream for Eyes and Lips – I grabbed this because I needed a cheap eye cream a while ago. I like this a lot, especially for the mornings. It sets quickly and feels hydrating.
  5. Boots Botanics Hydrating Day Cream – This day cream was sent to me by Influenster a couple months ago, so when my First Aid Beauty daytime moisturizer ran out, I reached for this one. It’s a great moisturizer, and I love that it has rosehip in it, but I don’t love how scented it is (I usually use completely unscented products), and it has no SPF.


  1. Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser – When I have longwearing makeup on, I like to loosen it up with cold cream before I jump in with my makeup wipe. I feel like it truly gets my makeup out of my skin, rather than just rubbing it with a makeup wipe. Does using cold cream make me an old lady? Probably. But it’s one of my best makeup secrets 🙂
  2. Neutrogena Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes – The tried-and-true. I’m not too picky on which brand I use, but I tend to have these around. Anyway, once I’ve doused my face in cold cream, I use a makeup wipe to wipe it all off. When I don’t use cold cream, I start here.
  3. Clarisonic Smart Profile (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGbDXSCVcUk) – I know I said Pro in the video, but I was wrong! Anyway, I love my Clarisonic. I’ve definitely slowed down in how often I use it — now I aim for every other day or whenever I use a liquid foundation or any other makeup that I feel is tough to get out of my skin.
  4. philosophy Purity Cleanser – I have a couple samples of this cleanser lying around, and I like to use it with my Clarisonic after removing my makeup. This makes sure I really get everything out, as it does remove makeup. When I don’t use my Clarisonic, I use a little of this with my hands.
  5. Lush Tea Tree Water – Tea tree oil is great for skin that’s prone to breakouts, or even when you know you need a little bacteria-fighting action. This spray is so refreshing, even if it didn’t look like it in the video.
  6. Sephora Total Age Defy Cream for Eyes and Lips – This was all I had for this video, but usually I’ll use a heavier eye cream at night. Now that I’ve had my VIB haul, I have another eye cream to use for nighttime!
  7. philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar – I got this in a set with the Purity cleanser, and I really love this night cream. It’s really heavy, and I think it’s meant for an older buyer, but I love letting this soak into my skin.
  8. Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil and Josie Maran Argan Oil Light – Once or twice a week I like to add oils to my night cream for some extra moisture. I’ve had both of these for a long time and they’re still going strong. I always notice a difference the next morning when I’ve used these. Plus, I like to use whatever’s left after applying these to moisturize my cuticles.

Thanks so much for reading. Any skincare products I should try? Let me know in the comments!

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