It’s no secret I am a skincare fanatic, I will try anything in the pursuit of perfect skin. I once prided myself on a ridiculous 13-step nightly skincare routine that took half and hour each evening. But a different product for each part of the face, neck and chest cost a fortune not to mention was nearly impossible to travel with. I tried for years to simplify this routine but never found anything that worked. I hated being high maintenance and wanted desperately to find an easy three step routine (cleanse, tone and moisturizer) as my family, work and social schedule became more hectic with time. And trust me when I say I tried EVERYTHING. Well it took me years but I believe I have finally found the perfect night time routine that takes a mere 3 steps with only a few key products! Read on to see how you can simplify your beauty routine, save precious time and money, plus look years younger.
Step One: CLEANSE
I love cleansing oils but they wreak havoc on my lash extensions. I now use Beauty Bioscience Balancing Cleanser– it is a gel formula that washes my make up off without a trace, replacing the double make up remover + cleansing steps. A few times a week I also use it with Clarisonic Mia Fit brush for a deeper cleanse. But I don’t recommend using the Clarisonic daily- it could be harsh on sensitive skin.
Beauty Bioscience Balancing Cleanser (on Amazon for $35)
Clarisonic Mia Fit (at Bloomingdales for $219)
Step Two: EXFOLIATE AND TONE
I will never forget the first time I tried Biologique Recherche P50 1970 (original formula)- it burned and stung like crazy but I was HOOKED! My skin was immediately smoother and brighter as if I had a peel! The main ingredient is Phenol, an acidic component that is both antiseptic and a mild anesthetic (so you’re numb before you feel the burn). It has been shown to posses skin-lightening properties as well (I cut out my pigmentation serum because this did double duty). Then there is lactic acid and sulfur which explains the disgusting sour milk scent (don’t worry you’ll get used to the smell). I love lactic acid, it’s less irritating than other forms of hydroxy acids but it’s more effective (at least for me). It is also more hydrating than glycolic acids (I cut out my nightly glycolic acid peel thanks to this) and it offers hyper pigmentation lightening benefits. I now can’t live without my P50 exfoliating toner, and I just started the new P50 PIGM 400 which specifically treats pigmentation in addition to exfoliation and fighting wrinkles. A few drops on a cotton pad to dab all over face, neck and chest each night (never rub as it may irritate sensitive areas) is all you need (you can work up to twice a day as I have). I promise you will fall in love at the first burn. Every single person I turned this on to LOVES it.
Biologique Recherche P50 sold at Joule Spa– email, or call (+1) 214-748-1300 to order.
Pro Tip: Once or twice a week I drench two cotton pads and leave it on my face for 20min as a deep penetrating peel/mask to help with pigmentation and fine lines. It’s like an at home peel!
Step 3: MOISTURIZE
Do you believe in miracles? I don’t. But when I was told that this one single product from Vintner’s Daughter outsells most skin care brands with multiple products I had to try for myself. The first few days of use I felt it was just another overhyped organic oil (I need science and chemicals!) – it smelled nice but I didn’t really see any difference. I continued using it as I like to give new products at least 3-4 weeks before a review. A week went by, nothing. At two weeks, my skin seemed more even but again, nothing drastic (I missed my chemicals!). By the third week I was ready to give up but noticed that my pores seemed smaller even though I haven’t had a facial in a month and my face definitely looked brighter. I went to NYFW at the one month mark and only brought this serum and an eye cream for my night treatment. It was during NYFW that I noticed my skin had completely changed. No more dullness from lack of sleep (possibly caused by 13 products on my face?!) and the velvety bright texture was better than my skin at age 25! Everyone marveled at my skin, many calling me Benjamin Button and accused me of aging in reverse. I am now hooked! So what’s in Vintner’s Daughter if not chemicals? 22 active botanic organic ingredients that work together to completely change your skin’s texture and elasticity while treating wrinkles, acne, minimize pores and a multitude of problems, leaving your skin radiant. The best part? With none of the toxic fillers found in almost every product in my beauty stash! For $185 it replaced my expensive serums, night creams and oils. To apply: a third of the dropper into your palm, warm between both palms and hold your hands over both sides of your face in upward massage motion, lightly massage with ring finger around eyes, press onto neck and chest areas as well as your forehead. I have never felt more strongly about a single product in my entire life! Seriously, try this and report back to me (you can thank me with a bottle of bubbly). Give it at least 3-4 weeks! Available at Need Supply Co. for $185.
Note: this is NOT a sponsored post! I really believe in these products and think you will love them as well!