Fall Skincare Routine + New tries

As promised I will share a detailed skincare post every fall and spring season – it’s when I change my skincare products for the season and I get to induce new skincare products + new tries into my skincare routine. Fall is the time of the year I pay a little more attention to bringing in intense treatments into my skincare routines such as retinol plus figuring how to layer my products mindfully to get the most from my skincare products as well as its effectiveness in keeping up with firmness, hydration and glow.

My skin has never been as good as its looks right now after a long summer and to begin my fall treatments. I personally like to keep things within the brand which I will share my mean morning and evening skincare plus a few new tricks at the end of this post.

Cleansers

Cleansers are the must-have part of my skincare routine (even when I miss my skincare routine). The evening is the time when I cleanse my skin. Oil and balm cleansers are always in my skincare routine especially when I wear makeup (La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser + Eve Lom Cleanser Balm has been my all-time favourite ones) and this season I have some new discoveries while the gentle cleanser deeply cleanses my skin as the second step (I have been using the same cleansers as before Glow Recipe’s Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser + It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleaner).

  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm is a new discovery. This is a lightwight and melts into the skin like oil and feels silky. It immediatly truns into a milky emulsion once you start rinsing. I love how it removes all makeup and impuries.
  • Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil is a favorite rediscoved cleasning oil that was send out to me as the packaging was crafted in Japan Collection. I have tried their entire collection (find review here) and this was one of my favorite from the collection. This is an oil cleanser with eight exquisete oils of botanical origins. It melts makeup without leaving skin dry.
    * Its always the best idea to wipe your balm or oil cleanser with a cloth.

Toners/Essences

I am a by-heart essence lover when it comes to keeping up the hydration levels on my skin especially during the fall/winter months. Toner’s aren’t my thing, I only have a couple of hydrating toners that I use during the summertime. Few formulas I use and most of the time they’re in rotation in my skincare routine. Here are my top 4 favourite essences that I can swear by:

  • Cle de Peau Beauty Hydro-Softening Lotion is a soothing and hydrating Essence that immediately hydrates the skin and adds plumpness to the skin. It’s one of the formulas that not only adds hydration, it adds a sublte softness to the skin.
  • Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil been one of the formulas that i think has every thing you need to glow up your skin. Its light as water, rich as an oil and powerfull as a serum. It hydrates, plums and adds radiance to the skin. If you’re someone who’s looking for a multi-taskin facial oil this is the one you need.
  • Fresh Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence is an all time favorite essence that has been featured to almost all skincare blog post. I can not trade this for its nice immediate hydrating + anti-aging purposes.
  • Keihl’s Ferulic Brew Facial Treatment Essence with Lactic Acid this one is an essence + treatment to even out your skin texture, dark spots and to add radiance to the skin. I have been really impressed with this formula and has almost gone through the entire summer with this.

Serums/Moisturizers

When it comes to treating skin concerns serums are my ultimate way to target those concerns. I have come across quite new launches that will share in a full detailed blog post while you’ll have an overview of how I am currently testing them.

  • La Prairie Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil just what I needed to go through these dry months. I will have a full blog post coming and I have been pairing it with the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift that gives my skin an exceptional lift and glow. Full details coming soon.
  • Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum is one I am holding on for the past two seasons so its extra GOOD. It has a gently peeling component as well as its a perfect anti-aging serum that visibly diminish sign of aging. It gives your skin that extra hydration you need.
  • Guerlain Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Eye Lifting Serum is what I like to use to keep the under eye area hydrated + its super light weight that i can easily layer it with my other eye creams. Fully reviewed here.
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum Duo is my all time favorite serum. They just reformulated the ANR serum with better version and packaging. Its proably one of the best serums that you can use to tackle all your skin concerns for a nice radiant and smooth finish skin.
  • Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Bright Moisturizer is a hydrating and lightweight moisturizer that evens out the skin espeically dark spots that is powered by our 99% naturally derived Beautyberry Extract and Vitamin C. It adds a nice radiance and feels silky to the skin.
  • Estee Lauder has launched their Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate that has worked insanely on my under eye area. Skin looks nourising and visibly reduces the fine lines and wrinkles. It carries just a perfect texture that keeps the area hydrated while doesn’t feel heavy at all. I love the rich texture + it doesn’t distrub the concealer or foundation when applied on top of it.
  • I have just started back with retinol and the It Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream is by far my favorite formula. I am using it 1X a week for smoothing and resurfacing my skin.
  • I have been really impressed with U beauty’s skincare products and the Super Hydrator is one of my latest obssesions. Its a skincare product you need to add exceptional hydration and glow, what makes this serum more interesting that its an all in one formula and you see immediate results. I can literally swear by this serum.

Masks/Treatments

I am very picky when it comes to Masks and Treatments I have quite some new discoveries that I have been rotating in my skincare routine. They’re all gentle on sensitive skin while boots skin’s hydration levels and offers immediate glow.

I got to try the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask a little while back which I have been using for the past couple of months and it’s a fomrula that instantly energizes immediately.

Sulwhasoo just introduced a new nourishing formula Overnight Vitalizing Mask. This is formulated with traditional Korean herbs to supply moisture and boost the skin’s natural radiance overnight. Its non-sticky and without a heavy feel and absorbs into the skin immediately.

Both formulas are performed well on dry and dehydrated skin. I do have a couple of different hydrating overnight Masks that you can find the details of here.

U beauty’s Resurfacing Compound serum has been one of the best-resurfacing serums I have used by far to treat my skin over the past couple of months. It immediately smooths and revitalizes the skin’s texture and brightens up the complexion. I have been using it only once a week.

Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Treatment Serum is something new item into my skincare routine. Vitamin C serums are essential to my skincare routine. they help with evening out my skin and add glow. It’s a serum that I use as a treatment in my morning skincare routines.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel has been one of the all-time favourite formulas that I use once in a while. This is a two-step anti-ageing AHA/BHA peel pad pre-dosed with five acids to visibly reduce dullness and uneven texture, pores, and dark spots. Since I have very sensitive skin I use this once every 4-6 months. It’s very easy to use and works great to resurface the skin.

Dior Dreamskin Skin Perfector is the ultimate serum that I use as the last step in my skincare routine or when I need that extra boost especially under my foundation as a primer. This is one serum that I need to add an extra glow to my skincare routine.

My skincare routine is simple and I change or rotate things from time to time when I am testing new products and most of the time I try to keep them within the same brands as far as I can but here is how my skincare routine looks like right now.

Monring Skincare Routine:

  1. Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil
  2. Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum
  3. Guerlain Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Eye Lifting Serum
  4. Glow Recipe Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Treatment Serum
  5. U Beauty’s the Super Hydrator

Night Skincare Routine:

If I am wearing makeup then I use one of my oil or balm cleansers mentioned above to melt away my makeup depending on what I feel like using followed by one of my gentle cleansers using my Foreo LUNA 3 for Combination Skin (one of the best investments).

  1. Cle de Peau Beauty Hydro-Softening Lotion
  2. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum Duo
  3. Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Bright Moisturizer
  4. Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate
  5. La Prairie Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil

*On days I am super tired or busy that I won’t be able to take time to remove my makeup I have come with the best solution. I use my balm cleaner – wipe it with a clean cleansing cloth and then use the facial cotton pads (Shiseido has the best cotton pads) with your favourite Micellar water to clean up the rest. Skin looks fresh and literally, everything comes off.

Friday Facial:

My Friday facials are consistent with a nice hydrating mask and at the moment I am loving the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask and the Fresh Beauty’s Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask. To treat the skin’s texture I am loving the U beauty’s Resurfacing Compound followed by one of my favourite essences mentioned above and top it with It Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream. I always like to finish it up with oil and currently, I am obsessed over Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate from La Prairie.

That’s a wrap for the fall/winter skincare routine. I hope you have an idea of what your skincare should look like. I am working on bringing in Friday Facial Series here on my Instagram page for you all.

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10 Skincare products you Should get excited about this Fall 2021

It’s just that time of year that we see a bunch of new skincare launches happening for the upcoming transitioning season. It’s the time we pull out our sleeves to get ready for cooler and drier months ahead. Here today I am sharing some of my favourite Fall launches that will take you through these dry and cool months easily. Many of these products might make an individual appearance on an upcoming blog post.

Let’s get started to see what’s NEW!

  1. Guerlain just introduced the Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil is a multitasking facial oil that is formulated with 95 percent naturally derived ingredients that adds radiance and plumpness to the skin. This serum feel like a slik on the skin with its watery texture and is a perfect transition skincare product for the fall seasean. Love how it obsorbs into the skin immediatly without any greasy of heavy feel on skin.
  2. U beauty Resurfacing Compound is not a new product but the brand it self was introduced last year which sold more 20000 on its first day. I have been using this serum for more than a month now in my friday facial nights and it really lives up the hype. This serum is a multitasking serum that brightens, resurfaces, renews, tightens, equalizes and defends skin in one simple, skin-nourishing step. I will have a full post on the enitre line very soon.
  3. Clarins been always a good starting brand for me and this time they just introduced their RE-BOOST line and i got to try the Refreshing Moisturizing Cream. I alwasy get to get asked on how to start with skincare, this is probably one of the products for those who wants to start with a gentle skincare product and I believe is best for youth and those with only hydration concerns. Its formulated with 92 percent natural-origin ingredients.
  4. It Cosmetics just launched and collection of facial serums Bye Bye Serums. This been reviewed on the blog last couple weeks ago and they’re serums that are desinged well to combat skincare concerns. You can find all the detials plus how to use them here.
  5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex is a new nourishing eye serum that feels just amazing under the eye area and if ANR serum been your thing then this concentrated serum will do some amazing transformation on your skin. You can wear it along or layer it with your favorite eye cream for drier months for extra boost for fimness and youth.
  6. When it comes to body care I thrive to look for a magical hydrating boy moisturizer and I think i can officailly say that I have found it. The new Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream is AMAZING!! Its lightweight and melts like an oil once it applies to the body + instantly moisturizes skin. If you’re looking for one then i would highly recommend to do look into this.
  7. Versed Skincare is a new clean, curtly free, vegan and affordable products that are in my testing session, although my selection is limited when it comes to affortable skincare products but I am already loving them. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and doesn’t irretate skin. I will have a full post on how to use it on your skincare routine.
  8. As much as I love skincare products, my excitment levels goes high when I descover skincare products formulated with natural and organic ingredients. I just discovered a new brand Neal’s Yeard which is a canadian based brand with amazing offerings for the season. I have been testing out their Wild Rose Beauty Balm for the past couple of weeks – its an multi-purpose balm that you can use to use as a cleanser, nourishing overnight mask, sunburn relieve, heel softner (my favorite part) as well as you can use it for Eczema + psoriasis to heel. Its formulated with organic wild rosehip oil and balancing belnd of organic geranium and patchouli essential oils.
  9. Jouviance just introduced their new PROCORRECT+ ADVANCED SPOT CORRECTOR this season. This is a brightening treatment to evenout the skintexture + darkspots on complexion. The formula is lightweight and performs amazingly on all skin types and textures.
  10. Last but not least Glow Reciep jsut launched a Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Treatment Serum. This is one of the K-beauty brand that formulates their products wisely and with a much affordable price range. If you’re looking for a Vitamin C serum with to brighten up you complexion then this is the one you need to try. I just strated to test this week and will report in the upcoming skincare post on how its working on my skin.
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It Cosmetics | Bye Bye Serums

It Cosmetics just launched a selection of Serums that are designed to target and combat the most common skin concerns like fine lines, dullness, pores, and dark spots. I have been a huge believer in concentrated serums to treat skincare concerns and I was super excited to find these new serums come from a brand that I trust and a brand that has always impressed me with its skincare and beauty launches all the time.

I was introduced to It Cosmetics during my blogging period from the brand itself by their best selling and award-winning Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream that was back in 2017 and I was immediately impressed with their selection of skincare and beauty products that I got to test they offered. The brand has dramatically grown since then with such a great selection of beauty products. I was really honoured that I was one of the many bloggers that got to find the press samples ahead of its launch date to try and see the results.

Each serum is designed with two mean components to work together to effectively treat and bring out maximum results. I also find they’ve been priced very well for what you get compare to many other well-known brands.

Here I have the details of the entire Bye Bye Serums and yes I’ve tried them all and I have seen and huge results on my skin texture and appearance for the last 4 weeks of use. Here are the details + how to use them effectively on your skincare routine.

Bye Bye Lines
1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum

This is a serum with 1.5% hyaluronic acid and a peptide-vitamin B5 blend to visibly plump skin and smooth lines in just 2 weeks. I have used quite a lot of Hyaluronic Acid yet there are only a few that works incredibly on the skin and this one is one of them. I absolutely love how this serum is formulated with a combination of ingredients like a peptide + vitamin B5 that visibly and effectively smooths out the fine lines and wrinkles in a minimum period of time.

How to Use: Hyaluronic Acid is best to use on damp skin, it just helps penetrate deeper into the skin and adds more hydration. I personally like to use essence or a facial setting spray before application to help the skin get well hydrated. As much as it’s important to use it on damp skin it is important to lock the hydration with a nice moisturizer. Any good moisturizer will help you to seal the hydration for a good amount of them.

Bye Bye Pores
10% Glycolic Acid Serum

This is a serum that works against pores. This is formulated with 10% glycolic acid to gently exfoliate skin plus hyaluronic acid to visibly minimize pores and adds plumpness to the skin. Both of these two ingredients are formulated together for fact that glycolic acid tends to dry out the skin while hyaluronic acid boosts the skin’s hydateration level to normalize skin for much better results. This formulation works great on oily + combinations skin, I also found it works nicely on combination + dry skin as well since the formulation carries Hyaluronic Acid, so it balances out the skin’s texture while it keeps up with its hydration level. If you have larger pores with dry skin, I would suggest only apply it to the affected area to treat pores.

How to Use: It is important to apply Glycolic Acid to the areas of the face that are not too thin like under the eye area and lips. It’s also important to use a nice rich moisturizer after Glycolic Acid as the AHA can be drying out the skin. I say it’s more important to pay attention to those with dry skin, especially during the fall/winter months. I would definitely wear my SPF. Never layer glycolic acid with any other acid skin care products or those carrying acid ingredients.

Bye Bye Dark Spots
4% Niacinamide Serum

This serum is formulated with 4% niacinamide and 1% ethyl vitamin C and both are two mean ingredients for brighter and more radiant-looking skin. Niacinamide is one of the ingredients that is the best way to use to brighten pigmentation, especially pigmentation caused by acne. It’s much safer and more effective in evening out the skin than any other chemical ingredients. I have been in Niacinamide for more than 5 months now with other formulas but I find this serum has better offerings.

How to Use: The formula can be used all over the complexion but it’s important to wear a good amount of sunscreen when using Niacinamide. Although the formula is quite safe, it’s important to avoid the under-eye areas.

Bye Bye Dullness
15% Vitamin C Serum

Last but not least one of my favourite serums from the collection is the Bye Bye Dullness 15% Vitamin C Serum. I have used Vitamin C serum as young as 14 years old and it has always given my skin that glow. This is a concentrated Derma Serum for dull skin. You can really see and feel the vitamin C experience with this serum, it’s is pure Vitamine C!! The minute I got my hands on it I started using this in my nightly skincare routine and within two weeks I saw huge results and made me WOW.

Usually, my dark spots and frickles get quite dark during the summer season but it’s now more than 4 weeks that I have been using this serum and my skin never looked this bright and glowy before. I can literally go out without any makeup, knowing my skin is glowing. I absolutely love the combination of Vitamine C + Vitamine E – my skin looks nourished and glowing at the same time.

How to Use: You can add Vitamin C serum to your AM and PM skincare routine easily. Yet it’s always the best to use it in the AM with a good Hyaluronic Acid for glow and plumpness. It can be layered with almost all your skincare products except Glycolic Acid. You can not layer Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C serum for fact that it will cause skin irritation and will damage skin cells. Yet you can use them in different skincare routines.

I hope you find this post helpful, I have been testing these serums for more than 4 weeks now and I have seen huge results on my skin. If I have to pick my favourite from this collection for my skin type then it would be Bye Bye Dullness (Vitamine C) and Bye Bye Lines (Hyaluronic Acid). Both work great on my skin, I have been constantly been using both for the past 4 weeks and my skin is GLOWING.

You can find the entire collection available at Itcosmetics.ca as well as Sephora.ca. Linking some of my favourite skincare products you can pair with these serums below.

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