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Friday 11 March 2011

My current skin care routine

I’m probably not the only person who suffers from “grass is greener syndrome” – Every time a new product is released I’m totally won over by the awesome ads and pictures of people who couldn’t possible have so few pores/lines/spots etc… and I end up buying and trying new goodies
I’ve been good recently and have stuck to the same products for ages; they seem to be working well for my skin and I guess that’s all I can really ask of them :)
Morning products
Clean & Clear Fast Action Daily Wash
Clinique All About Eyes
Lancome Genifique
Freederm Zone Balancing Moisturiser
To remove my makeup : St Ives Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes / Bourjois Maxi Format eye makeup remover
Evening products
Clean & Clear Fast Action Daily Wash
Clinique All About Eyes Rich
Lancome Genifique
Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Regenerating Night Cream
Random (for use when I need them!)
No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator
St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% UREA


m0chiii said...


i've always wanted to try Lancome Genifique.

tiffyama said...

I'm still in search of products for my daily skin care routines. Great products though. ^^

Nivedita said...

I had used the clean &clear one. I always find Clean & Clear pretty satisfactory

beckiangel44 said...

Ooo I really want to try the Lancome Genifique but it's a bit out of my price range atm!xo

Dee said...

I'm a sucker for anything new and shiny, but this year I'm being super strong and not buying anything until I've used what I have. IT'S SO HAAAAARD.

beckiangel44, Paula Begoun says on Beautypedia that L'Oreal Youth Code Serum is "almost identical" to Lancome's Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate, so that might be a cheaper option to try - especially since L'Oreal owns Lancome.

Ashchronicles said...

You really have great skin Joy! If I can get skin as good as yours, I don't mind using these much on an everyday basis too! XD Anyway, was watching Michelle Phan's video on layering face products at night routine and read from a comment, someone said that too much products aren't good for the skin (?)..there's no explanation though..have you ever heard of such a thing?
anyway, nice products! I use the same toner, moisturizer and eye cream, morning-night..XXD Eucerin is on my list next! ^^

sugar sugar said...

i tend to stick to products that work for skincare but lately i've also been trying new products because my skin is becoming dull.

All Made Up said...

Thanks for all your comments! The jury is still out on the Genifique – makes my skin feel really soft when I first apply it but I haven’t quite decided if it’s worth the money…

Dee I’d heard the same thing so had a wee nosy at the ingredients list for Genifique and Youth Code and they’re shockingly similar! I paid £54 for the Lancome stuff and saw the Youth Code for £12.50, guess we really do pay for the brand, eh? Also, I’ve heard a lot of people say neither actually improve your skin long term (totally hope they’re wrong of course!) so I’ll probably opt for the Youth Code when I run out of what I’m using :)

aisyah De Cullen thank you very much! I’ve had seriously bad acne for about 5 years and it’s only cleared up recently so having someone say my skin is good is absolutely awesome! (we’ll not mention the little acne scars around my chin) I guess it would make sense that too many products could end up clogging your pores and causing build up on the skin but then it’s really hard to know what to believe! One minute we’re told something is great for our skin and the next week we’re told to avoid it at all costs. I reckon it’s really just trial and error and word of mouth! At least half of my favourite products were recommended by girls who already use them ♥