Less Is More: I Replaced My 13-Step Nightly Skincare Routine with Two Products That Changed My Skin

Skincare Routine

Unfiltered selfie snapped on my iPhone on the last day of shows. Glowing skin thanks to TWO products, the Biologique Recherche P50 and Vintner’s Daughter serum.

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.

Skincare Routine


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)

Skincare Routine


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 Spaemail, 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!

Skincare Routine


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.

Vintner’s Daughter also available at Forty Five Ten Dallas and Houston. Email or call Brandon (+1) 214-559-4510 to order!

Note: this is NOT a sponsored post! I really believe in these products and think you will love them as well!



  1. Joyce
    February 20, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    So much yes! I have been waiting for your beauty routine for ages! What about daytime routine? Thank you, Tina!

    • February 20, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      haha, so glad! I will be posting my daytime routine tomorrow 🙂 xoxo Tina

  2. Jennifer
    February 20, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    What you are suggesting for eye cream?

    • February 20, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      That’s in tomorrow’s post! I love FRESH Creme Anciennes eye cream and Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme 🙂 xo Tina

  3. Patricia B.
    February 20, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Thank you so much for this! Have heard a lot about Vintner’s daughter but never pulled the trigger…until I got the endorsement from you! Ordered, so excited to try!

    • February 20, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Can’t wait to hear what you think! Check back in a few weeks! x Tina

  4. Cara L.
    February 21, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Waiting on the edge of my seat for the day routine! Just bought all the products for night!!

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Yas! Report back and let me know what you think! xx Tina

  5. Maria
    February 22, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Hi Tina, this is Maria. I wanted to try the Vintners Daughter Botanical Serum but the price for me is expensive, do you have in mind closer to this brand with the same ingredients in the bottle? Really appreciate your response since I wanted to feel beautiful also. Thank you.

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Hi love, I will do research and report back! I don’t know of one off the top of my head but will make it my next project! xx Tina

  6. Kimberly Marney
    February 22, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Where did you get your brows microbladed? If it’s in Dallas, I’ll be there soon and would love to try it!

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      I get mine in Dallas, yes! When are you here? xx Tina

  7. February 22, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Your skin is always amazing. I envy your skin seeing you on snapchat. I hope they ship to the Philippines, I wanna give these products a try. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Ana
    February 22, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    Pricey,ughh! I saw you first in Chriselles video,about famous bloggers skincare secrets. You said, that you rubb grapefruit over your face and then wash your face with milk. Because lactic acid will calm the skin. Now,do you leave the milk overnight on your face,or you wash it off after couple of minutes?
    P.S. I can afford grapefruit&milk,VD – no way 🙂

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      lol leave the milk on over night if you can. When it curdles it is most effective. But you will stink lol xo tina

  9. February 22, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    so excited about this post. thanks for sharing! if you use the FRESH eye cream at night – rumor is it’s super thick – which eye cream do you use during the day? And how about a moisterizer with SPF for daytime?

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      I really blend the Fresh eye cream well between ring fingers! Will do my day time routine next! xx Tina

  10. Lindley Arnoldy
    February 22, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Just purchased all 3. I will buy whatever you tell me to! You are a walking ad for whatever you use 🙂 XO

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Awwww, report back to me in a few weeks!! xx Tina

  11. Ashley
    February 22, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Thanks Tina! Do you think the Vintner’s Daughter is better than Sunday Riley?

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      It’s different! I still love Juno 🙂 x Tina

  12. Rose
    February 22, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Is Vintner better than La Mer?

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      It’s all organic with 22 active ingredients. It’s just very different! x

  13. February 22, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    So happy to hear from you!! Please let us know if you are ever in Napa or SF. We would love to meet you and host you at the winery.
    With much gratitude,

    • February 22, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      hi April! Huge fan! Will def take you up on it, just had another invite to SF so I may have to go! xx Tina

  14. Mel
    February 22, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Wow! Saw your IG post just in awe

  15. February 22, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Your skin always looks incredible. I really want to check these out. My facialist says in Chinese that I have “thin skin”. Do you think Biologique Recherche P50 1970 is still worth trying if my skin isn’t very thick? I can’t wait to check the Vinter’s Daughter out. I wonder how many uses I can get out of this bottle.
    Thanks for sharing, Tina!


    • February 22, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      I have really thin skin as well! Start P50 maybe 3 days a week? And don’t soak cotton pads as mask like I do. Find a spa that carries it and go try it before purchasing. xx Tina

  16. Sue
    February 23, 2017 / 2:20 am

    Do you use the
    P50 or the P50-1970?

    • February 23, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      I have used both, currently using P50 PIGM400 for pigmentation. I find that my skin reacts well when I change things up every few months! x Tina

  17. Belinda donn
    February 23, 2017 / 4:30 am

    Tina do you know of the Vinters Daughter product is ok if your prone to breakouts?

  18. Jenny Yang
    February 23, 2017 / 11:30 am

    You look exactly the same if not better! Is the fresh eye cream you recommended for day and natura for night? I can’t wait for you day skincare post! I also just bought the jade roller. Thanks!

    • February 23, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      I use Fresh eye cream for night mostly (unless it’s cold and I am traveling)! xo

      • Jenny Yang
        February 23, 2017 / 2:47 pm

        also the Biologique Recherche P50 1970 and the Recherche P50 1970 do you alternate between the two?

  19. Preeya Prasad
    February 23, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    This is what I needed! Question have you tried Tatcha?

    • February 23, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      YES love Tatcha masks! x Tina

  20. Anh
    February 23, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Hi Tina,

    Where do you go to get your brows micro bladed? I live in Dallas and would love the recommendation. Thanks!

  21. Julia
    March 1, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Hi Tina,

    Do you put a moisturizer on after using Vintner’s Daughter? Or simply just these 3 steps?
    Also when will you be posting your daytime routine? I bought everything from your evening routine as your skin is amazing!!

    Thank you

    • March 1, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Hi Julia,
      I don’t use a night cream after Vintner’s Daughter regulary, but when I feel extra dry or am traveling, I’ll do a bit on my cheek and forehead area. xo ps- day time routine is coming, it’s more complicated because there is more protection involved!

      • Julia
        March 1, 2017 / 4:22 pm

        Thanks for getting back to me, I will patiently wait for your day time routine

  22. Ami
    March 5, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Hi Tina- is it okay to jade roll if you have fillers (just a tiny bit above cheekbone, to hide under eye sagging ;))?? I bought one- and have started to use it! But I’m scared it will also roll my filler away.

    • March 14, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Hi Ami, I am not sure as I don’t do fillers, best to ask your doctor! xx Tina

  23. Kira
    March 6, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Tina, can you please let me know the link/brand of the jade roller you got? I wanted to get one for my mom. Thank you!!!

  24. Maria
    March 8, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Which eye cream do you use? I have pretty set wrinkles and need extra mositure, although I am only in my mid 30s!

    • March 14, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      I use FRESH creme anciennes! For deeper wrinkles you should also have a glycol based exfoliating serum – Natura Bisse has one. x Tina

  25. Rouba
    March 10, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    You look stunning! Wow ! Going to try your recos. Have you heard or tried the Hanacure? It’s a Korean facial mask. Just ordered it to try it based on a celebrity’s recommendation

    • March 14, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      No never tried Hanacure- but thanks for the tip! x Tina

  26. Lea
    April 4, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Hi tina!
    I love all of your posts and you have amazing skin and I am trying to find products that work! My skin tends to be more on the sensitive side so I am wondering if these products would irritate my skin. Let me know what you think. Xx

    • April 4, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Hi Lea, the only one I would worry about is the P-50 lotion but they have a sensitive skin option! Vintner’s daughter is amazing on sensitive skin! x Tina

  27. Hanh
    April 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Hi Tina! I’ve been using P50 for a few months now and decided to try the 20 min mask with product like you suggested. I had it on for barely ten mins but it ended up making my skin really red and inflamed and created brown spots (kinda of like a minor curling iron burn). I was wondering if this happened the first you did this or if you have any advice on how to fix it! Thank you!!

    • April 21, 2017 / 10:39 am

      Oh no! I didn’t have that reaction though my skin did get very red afterwards- I used a cooling gel mask that took it away. Have you talked to a dermatologist? So you’ve never had this reaction? Did you have clean skin or did you have another product on your face that would cause a reaction used with P50? I would use Aquaphor for now and call your dermatologist! Keep me posted! x Tina

  28. Clarissa
    July 18, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Does Vitner’s daughter act a moisturizer? Or do I still put on my La Mer after Vitner’s daughter?

    • July 19, 2017 / 12:42 am

      I don’t put on anything after Vintner’s! But you can if you live in extremely dry weather. xx Tina

  29. Claudia
    March 5, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    What moisturizer do you use? Or are you recommending Vintners as a moisturizer?

    • March 8, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Yes it’s an oil blend! I use it as night moisturizer xx Tina

  30. Kristen
    January 18, 2019 / 10:55 pm

    Just devoured this post! Are you still using these two products? I’ve been trying to decide between Skin Seuticals A.G.E. Interrupter and Vintners Daughter. I’m in my mid 40s. I’d LOVE your thoughts!

  31. Mary knoll Tolosa
    April 7, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Hi are you still using vitamin c serum during daytime with this? or is it safe? using drunk elephant c firma! yay!

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