It’s been a long time since I shared my full natural skincare routine with you. Like many of us, I too have a bathroom drawer filled with different serums, oils, and creams. Despite living a pretty minimalist life, skincare is the only place where I struggle to stay minimal. This week I did some serious thinking and decided to take a slightly different approach. From now on, I’ll do my best to keep a solid routine consisting of one (or two) products for each category (face wash, serum, etc) until they are finished or I decide they do not fit my skincare routine or needs well. Let’s see how this goes and how long will I be able to stick to this. Here’s my current basic organic skincare routine:
Lykkegaard Refreshing Facial Cleansing Foam is not a new addition to my skincare routine, I’ve tried it before. Cleansing foams are still my favorite type of cleanser, even after many years. Mostly, because I adore the feeling of clean and refreshed skin. Also, because I rarely use any exfoliating products (just a personal preference), I need something to clean my skin very well. I feel that with foam cleansers it’s important to be more careful in the colder season though, especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin. However, I did not notice any dryness when using this product and I like how well it removes my mascara and other impurities without making the skin uncomfortable.
As for serums, I chose to keep two – one for the morning, and one for the evening. My everyday serums are this Jorgobe 2% Hyaluronic Serum (mornings), and The Organic Pharmacy Retinol Night Serum (evenings).
I have to be honest, I’m using the Jorgobe serum because I got it as a free sample with my other skincare purchases and just don’t want to throw it away. I’m not swept from my feet, but it is a quick-absorbing skin tightening treatment, which helps with restoring skin’s elasticity and moisture balance. The reason why I am iffy about it is that I feel like I get breakouts on my nose from this serum. My skin rarely breaks out, so it’s strange, but I’ll try it for a few more days to see if I’ll continue to use it.
The Organic Pharmacy Retinol Night Serum, on the other hand, is the one that I am not planning on skipping. It’s my second bottle and even though I can’t comment on any obvious results yet, I like that it’s a gentle serum with a good amount of retinol that does not irritate my skin in any way, even with regular use. If you’re looking for a good natural retinol serum, this is the one I recommend to try.
I had this Trilogy Age-Proof Multi-Defence SPF15 Moisturizer sitting unopened for ages. I believe it was discontinued many moons ago, but since it’s in great condition, it is now my daily moisturizer of choice. Mostly, because it has protecting and collagen-boosting ingredients as well as SPF15: glycablend and algae-derived PEPHA®-AGE, scientifically proven protectants from UVA, UVB, and blue light. Also, it has a lovely texture, not too greasy for daily use. Just need to make sure my face isn’t overly wet when I apply it because then it takes more time to absorb.
Madara SOS Instant Moisture and Radiance Hydra Mask is the one face mask that I always have in my stash. Always. I have many (too many?) reviews about this mask on the blog, but it deserves a quick mention one more time. It’s an absolute joy to use. Very creamy, moisturizing, and restoring when the skin is in need of care and dehydrated. I’m applying it in the evenings after the retinol serum for some extra boost of hydration and comfort.
What is your current skincare routine?