I get myself into trouble sometimes because I try a lot of different things—most recently the Oil Cleansing Method, which didn’t go so well!—but when my skin is “normal,” this is what I use:
I’ll always apply an eye cream (right now it’s the very gentle Cliniderm Eye Contour Anti-Wrinkle Cream), but depending on the season, I may or may not use moisturizer. In the winter I actually sometimes do a face mask instead: I like Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Masque—it’s a gel texture that sinks right in.
No beauty editor will leave the house without sunscreen, and the one I use is Pure + Simple’s All Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen for Oily/Impure Skin. It’s really light and non-greasy.
At night, I skip the sunscreen and instead of the C E Ferulic I’ll do a 1% retinol serum, since that’s still the gold standard for anti-aging. On top goes either a yummy face oil (Aïny Nourishing Radiance Serum is to die for) or a topical brightening product. Lumixyl is a new one that I’m just in love with because the results are on par with hydroquinone, but without the irritation and potentially harmful chemicals.
Clear Clinical Vitamin A Booster ($230 US at Clear Clinical)
Shu Uemura UV UnderBase Mousse SPF 30: Hands down, the most oil-controlling primer I’ve ever come across.
Shu Uemura UV UnderBase Mousse SPF 30 ($45 CAD at Holt Renfrew)
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