Dec 19, 2010

My Current Skincare Routine!!

A big cheers to everyone!! As promised last week, this blog entry is about my skincare routine! Well, to start off, I have relatively pale skin with yellow undertone. I do get compliments about my skin at all times, but to clarify I don't have perfect skin or even close to, I just have tiny pores on my face and that seldomly breaks out. I have uneven skin tone, I tend to be darker on my forehead and chin area, some redness around my nose. My skin is very dehydrated and dry coz both my parents' are like this. My face doesn't produce much oil even in summer when it's super hot, so you get a sense of how dry it is! So that's pretty much the condition about the skin on my face!

I don't have a lot of skincare products coz I don't like to try many staff at the same time. I do tend to stick to one product till my skin cannot take it any more! So here is a pic of all. (I include my primer and foundation in here because I get questions about them all the time)

Let's start from makeup removers. (You might wonder why the hell I'm taking my skincare products pics with a Starbucks coffee cup, well, I just got it a couple of weeks ago and I'm in love with it, hope you don't mind!) I'm currently using L'Oreal Gentle Make-up Remover for Eyes and Lips. My previous eye and lips makeup remover is from Estee Lauder, but I was recommended L'Oreal by my friend and she sent me a bottle to try and she's like "They work pretty much the same, why paying 3 times the price to get Estee Lauder?" I finished her bottle and thought what she said makes sense, so I switched to this drug store brand, so far so great!! Next, for my face makeup remover, I am using Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian. There is a trick using this one, you pour some product out and warm it in between your hands and press the product onto your face gentlely, and then you wipe the product off with a cotton pad. You can actually see the dirt which was extracted from your face on the cotton pad. Amazing, huh?! This was taught by my friend who used to work at Sephora!

After I use my eyes, lips and face makeup remover, I'd like to use my Laneige Fresh Cleansing Foam. It's a very gentle cleanser and it's good for all skin types. I exfoliate my skin only once a week with my all time favorite Laneige Strawberry Yogurt Peeling Gel, and again it's very gentle. It has tiny beads like actual strawberry seeds and I can immediately feel the softness of my skin after massage and rinse off. It smells like fresh strawberry, yummy!!

After completely wash my face I'd like to use my Laneige Snow-bright Perfect Renew Skin Refiner. It has a viscous consistency, def thicker than normal toners, so I'd just like to apply with my fingers. It's really hydrating and that's the effect I was looking for!

Next is serum. For day time I am using Chanel Precision Hydramax+ Active Serum. I don't recommend to use this product alone or as a substitute for a moisturizer because it does not provide enough moisture for the entire day, you have to apply another layer of cream on top of it. It smells great and it's working great for my dry skin!! At night I am using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Complex, you guys probably heard so many good things about this product and I am too in love with it!!

I have three eye products. For the day, I am using Chanel Beaute Initiale Eye Gel. This texture of this product is like a lotion, very liquidy and gentle and absorbs into the skin right away, I love it!! For some days if I feel really tired and my dark circles are obvious, I use my Chanel Ultra Correction Line Repair Cream. The consistency is def thicker than the eye gel and it's more concentrated. At night, I am using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex. I have been using this product for 5 years, still effective on me. Great product that I still have 2 new bottles as back ups! I know EL has introduced a refined product for this one, but I just think they should be very similar if not identical.

Because it's summer here in New Zealand, I am using my Chanel Precision Hydramax+ Active Moisture Cream day and night and it's fabulous. It smells great and works great together with the Serum, providing sufficient amount of moisture and hydrate my skin like it drinks 8 bottles of water every day!! In winter, I use Dior's Hydra Life Hydrating Essence in Cream, love love love it since it's so moisturing. Ever since I started using this product, my skin never feel dry and flaky in dry season. The reason I don't use it in summer is because it tends to be too oily that I will look greasy, yeah, even for my super dry skin type!! My husband once tried this product on his face and he has oily skin, he broke out like crazy for another two weeks. So it's def not a useful product for those who has normal to oily skin!

I want include my face primer and foundation here in my skin routine as well because I was asked a lot about them. "How do you look so pale and flawless?!" is the very common question I got. Well, my holy grail products are Dior Radiant Base and Lancome Maquiliquide Mooist Perfect Forever Fundation. The Dior Radiant Base comes with only one shade, it has very tiny golden blue shimmers in it (almost invisable) which gives a natural glow to your face. It evens out your skintone and provides a smoothier surface for foundation application. For the Lancome foundation, I think it's Asian exclusive coz on the back of the bottle it says designed for Asian Skins. I got the lightest shade, which kinda matches my skin tone. These two products combine to give me a flawless healthy look!!

So that's it for my skin care routine, I hope you enjoy it! Just in case I won't have another blog entry before Christmas, Merry Christmas to everyone!!! All the best!!


  1. you got a lot of stuff!!! thanks for sharing!! <3

  2. some great products!xx

  3. Lovely products!
    Your skin looks great!
    Will have to try that Chanel...


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  5. You use a lot of nice products :) I love Laniege's line of skincare! It's great! I especially love the leave-in night masks, which doubles as a night cream and treatment :D

  6. You have such beautiful skin!! I have super dry skin too and don't get oily even in the summertime like you. I've heard so much about Laniege recently. I definitely have to try out this line. Great review!!

  7. Cute blog you have! I love the products of Laneige. Those are the only products I use for my skin and it works perfect! xoxo

  8. you have very nice clear skin! i'll have to try that Loreal makeup remover. i've been searching for a cheaper one to use! :)


  9. Wow a lot of products :D i follow you!

  10. I love laneige products!!! How do you like the Dior vs. Lancome products???

    Merry Xmas!

  11. Merry Christmas!

    You have beautiful skin! I love seeing all these high end products.. lol.. I want to try them all!

  12. Thanks for sharing! Your skin looks so gorgeous, I feel like I just have to try out everything now!

  13. You skin looks so clear and fresh! I'm currently testing out Hydramax+ Active Serum, too! ^^

  14. love your daily routine. i personally love the hydramax line.

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  15. Thank you for sharing! Mine is the opposite. Its very oily and tends to break out a lot. eek. But your skin looks very nice!

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  16. korean skin care products are the best. i mean i dont have the best skin in the world but its the best out of all the ones ive used. maybe bc im korean? lol.