The story for my evening routine is very similar to my morning routine in terms of products used, except that it rarely changes and products are hardly ever skipped or substituted. (I am a creature of habit, first and foremost.)
My p.m. routine has become meditative for me. Even if it’s 5 minutes and I run back later to apply moisturizer or whatever product is next, it’s MY few minutes to cleanse, tone, apply an essence or serum, etc. My ‘schedule’, or lack thereof, has really encouraged me to make sure that I take a few minutes to indulge in my skin or my workout. It’s time to focus on just me and it, quite honestly, keeps me sane :).
All routine details are linked below.
Tatcha Pure Cleansing Oil – I use every night that I’m wearing makeup. It does a great job at melting it all off.
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – is my go-to face cleanser. It cleanses without stripping my skin. I use it at least every night, and have used it for years.
REN Daily AHA Tonic – I use this at night because it can feel a little sticky after, but that’s cleared up with any serum or moisturizer. I’ve noticed a significant decrease in old acne scars and an increase in glow since using this.
Sk-ii Facial Treatment Essence – this is definitely an investment product, but I have actually noticed improvement in fine lines on my face and the level of moisture has increased (which is great). My skin looks plumper. I use it sparingly each night, but I love it.
Clarins Double Serum – I’m not going to go into details on how it works and why, just know that it does. I am obsessed. I’ve been using this day and night for a couple months now and it leaves my skin looking and feeling magical. It’s a new Holy Grail product for me.
Pixi Collagen Eye Serum – Love the way this plumps my under-eye area and even brightens dark circles (I have learned a lot about both of these since having Brooks :)).
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil – honestly, I tried this out because of the name, BUT I fell head over heels in love. I’ll never leave it and it will never forsake me. It evens out my skin tone, brightens and truly moisturizes. I know oils on skin sounds scary in general (I have oily skin, so I understand), but it really does work wonders, and it works wonderfully with all skin types.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – I use this with the Drunk Elephant oil shown above (literally put 3 drops in my hand of each and mix them together.) I also use this alone after letting a sheet mask soak in at night. Brightens my skin and makes it so soft.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream – I love this because it soaks in quickly, so I’ll use it under a sheet mask or put it on first and follow with the thicker Clinique eye cream below.
Clinique All About Eyes Rich – HG product. It’s so thick and creamy, and makes me feel like I’m doing the thin skin under and around my eyes a favor by layering it on. I love it.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Boosting Eyelash Serum – short and sweet name, huh? I started using this a couple of weeks ago, so I’m not able to report long-term results, but I’ve been applying it morning and night (let dry before applying mascara) and I really think it’s helped protect my lashes and even made them thicker. We’ll see though. I’ll report back.