Friday, April 15, 2011

My skin care routine - April 2011

Here's my skin care routine as at to date:)  I'm following the basic skin care steps as follow:

After cleansing -> Toner (day and night) ->  masks (at least once per week)  -> serum/essence (day and night) -> cream (day and night) -> sleeping mask (every alternate night)

My skin is combination/sensitive with visible pore, a few brown spots on nose and cheeks, a few fine lines on eyes area.

I will rotate the product and skip cream moisturiser depending on my skin condition for the day (Singapore has hot and humid weather all year round).  Currently, the product that I've used the most is The Body Shop (which I'm trying to finish up) eventhough it does not really work fantastic on me, but it still gives sufficient moisture on my skin.

Before I watch Fuz's video, my skin care routine is super simple (i.e. Vichy's toner, moisturiser and Clinique/Elizabeth Arden eye cream) due to hectic work loads and family commitment.  However, after watching Fuz's video, she has changed my perception totally.  I have started trying out new products and my skin does show improvement since then.

Product that I've used the most is L'Occitane purifying rice toner for pores and Shu Uemura whitening recovery lotion. So far, I have used about half of the product and sadly I don't see any significant improvements on my pores.
Blemishes treatment and eye roll-on
After toner, I will use The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil for my blemishes and Optimum cooling eye roll-on (with caffeine and hyaluron) for eye firming.  I started using the eye roll-on two weeks ago and so far my eyes areas are firmer and hydrated. 
Spot treatment
Lancome spot treatment for my freckles..  I have started using it since last December 2010 and my freckles have not lighten up so far...
Cheeks firming
Also using Aqualabel Moist Essence CL for firming on the cheeks, my cheeks are hydrated and supple. 
Wrinkle treatment
On alternate basis, I will use Eucerin Wrinkle Filler Concentrate.  I have just finished up one bottle and basically I apply it on the entire face.  My skin is smooth but again there is no significant reduction on my fine lines (which I thought if it is for wrinkle then it should work effectively for fine lines right?). In addition, it has an unpleasant scent which I don't really like. 
Laneige Perfect Renew Emulsion - loving this emulsion, it preps the skin for optimum absorption of moisture and nutrients for better absorption. 

Next will be the Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum for day time and Estee Lauder Perfectionist - wrinkle lifting serum for night time.  For Estee Lauder's serum, it absorbs onto my skin instantly but no significant reduction on brown spots.

I have used quite a few products here (in order of purchase time):
(1) Vichy Norma Derm Anti-Imperfections - Anti-imperfection care (almost finishing)
(2) Vichy Norma Derm Anti-Imperfections - Hydrating care (almost finishing)
(3) The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream (first signs of ageing) (About 60% left)
(4) Boscia Daily Hydration SPF 15 (About 40% left)
(5) Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Creme (just finished it :))
(6) Estee Lauder  Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Creme SPF 15 (About 95% left)

For Boscia,  I like this product a lot as it is oil-free.  Overall result is better than The Body Shop which makes my skin oilier.

On Estee Lauder Hydra Complete, the texture is refreshing with the right amount of moisture, it is also non-oily with nice scent.  EL resilience firming cream is too oily for me and not suitable for weather here..  
Eye cream
Move on to eye care.  The products are:
(1) Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Eye Contour Cream (just finished)
(2) The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream (40% left)
(3) Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Eye Gel Creme (About 60% left)
(4) Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Eye Creme (About 80% left)
(5) Rexaline Hyper-hydrating anti-wrinkle smoothing eye contour cream (About 98% left?)

All the eye creams work well on me except for (5).  I bought Rexaline eye cream at Sephora when I was trying to top up the right amount for S$40 voucher.  Every time I apply Rexaline, my eyes get the itchiness and turned red after a while.  At first I thought I was sensitive to something but I figured out that it may be due to Rexaline.  I have stopped using it now.
After all the above steps, I will use Aqualabel  Enhancer to lock in all the products that I've applied.
Night cream
I will use either:
(1) The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream (About 50% left)
(2) Boscia - Recharging Night Moisture (about 60% left)
(3) The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment (95% left)
Sleeping mask
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_Ex - It is a leave on sleeping mask that gives hydration and brigthening effect during sleep.  This is my second jar^^
These are the masks/rice scrub which I'm using once a week (on rotation basis):
(1) Boscia Clarifying Detox Mask
(2) Shiseido Black Mask
(3) Love More Peptide Firming Duo Lifting Mask
(4) My Beauty Diary Cooling Mask
(5) Skin Food Rice Mask (Almost finishing)
(6) Iqqu Jasmine rice bran scrub (95% left)

More skin care to try...and Naruko haul coming up^^

I know that most working ladies find that taking care of the skin is time-consuming...  I always remember - "There's no ugly women, only lazy ones"


  1. Oh great products!! :) Thanks for sharing your skincare routine!

  2. haha, "There's no ugly women, only lazy ones" <-- this is exactly what I told my mom when she said my aunt complains about her dark spots on her face!!! But that is sooo true too!!!

    I think you have more skincare products then me... honestly.

    I have the same skin concerns as you, as I started to have a fine line poping up after this winter. It is less noticeable now perhaps because the weather is warming up and less dry. And a few freckle like dark spots here and there. I want them gone too!!!

    My mini make up haul came in today. I should consider getting a 100% skincare haul next time!

  3. Hey Jie Jie I saw you changed your profile pic. Is that the limited edition Shu Uemura BB mousse? Where did you get it?? I am looking for it too!!

  4. Yes, its BB Beige which I got it from Shu Uemura Store last Friday. I think it is sold out islandwide 'cos I wanted to get one for you too:(

  5. Please report on how the BB beige works on a hot summer day in Singapore!! Haha, you are making me drool!

  6. Hi Coretta!

    I totally agree!! There are no ugly woman, only lazy ones! But I have to admit! I am very lazy sometimes!!! haha Guilty!!

    I was looking for the Shu Uemura BB beige too but all the Shu closed in US!! Let me know if you like it!

    I want to try all the Asia exclusive Shiseido products! Great skincare post!! <3

  7. @Cutie Fishball and Misojenny - Fuz is right, I have tried it and amazing!!:)

  8. Hey Jie Jie- congrats on starring with Jenny!!! You are soooo sweet and now I am jealous of Jenny with all the goodies!!! (kidding!) So many Japanese products that caused me to drool!!

    I have yet to start my project for Jenny... I have been tied up with finishing gifts for my other friends as well.... ahhh why can I be so busy!

    I think I found a way to get the Shu BB Beige!

  9. Olivia are you are cute! LOL Don't worry I will star you too!! haha

    LOVE you both! Muah!