Evening skincare, Sunday Riley, Alpha H, Clinique, Bioderma and others

My current evening skincare routine

We all have our own skincare routine, a selection of products that we like to use to take off the day and get ready to rest and unwind. For me, some of them rotate and constantly change, others are definitely there to stay. I think evening skincare routine is much more important than morning one, since we’re  getting rid of all the dirt, pollution and makeup and applying some products that will be doing their job while we drift away into deep sleep.

There is also nothing more satisfying that making sure my face is clean, makeup free and treated with some good skincare. So I thought I’d start with my current evening routine, moving on to the morning one at some later time. Again, some products are ‘must-haves’ that I repurchase time and time again, others change as I go along.

REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial

REN Wake Wonderful night-time facial

Majority of my blog posts have been makeup related lately and there haven’t been as much skincare. The main reason is not because I’m not using any (I have a crap tone of it and I love testing new products) but because I think to review any skincare product I need to try and test it for much longer than makeup. I wouldn’t rush with the review here and personally, not sure if I’d trust a review that was formed after a very short time of using a product (depending on the product) but that may just be me.

Another reason is that very rarely do I come across skincare item that seriously impresses me and makes visible and noticeable difference to my skin. Even some products that are raved about by others sometimes tend to be just ok on me, nothing to write home about. I also haven’t come across anything (so far) that would cause some serious damage, breakout, allergic reaction or whatnot, to be able to warn you against using it. I know we all have different skin and it’s very personal how skincare performs on us, but I don’t feel I need to do a post about something that it just…meh. This product though, is definitely Not meh…Far from it!

Clinique 'Take the day off' makeup removers

Clinique ‘Take the day off’ Balm or Oil? – makeup remover review

Removing makeup should be one of the most important steps in our evening routine. You can spend a lot of money on amazing lotions and potions but none of them will work to its full potential if it’s applied on a face with remains of makeup and dirt on it. If we have 20 minutes on average in the morning to apply our makeup, we should always be able to find 5 minutes in the evening to take it all off and let our skin breathe.

I know, I know… easier said than done. It’s the evening, you’re tired, you had a long or bad day (or both…) and all you want to do right then and there is put your head on a nice fluffy pillow and forget all about it. I get it, I’ve been there, but your skin is much less understanding…

Make Up Eraser

MakeUp Eraser – A Revolution in MakeUp Removal?

I have seen some reviews of this little pink cloth here and there but for some reason it felt a bit meeehhh and I wasn’t really convinced it could be something I would be comfortable using. It just didn’t speak to me enough, if I can put it this way. Also, having already found my holy grail makeup remover, I found it very unlikely that this ‘invention’ could in any way shape or form replace a tried and tested product.

Fast forward few months, while browsing a website looking at some pretty makeup I do not yet own (as some of us makeup addicts inevitably do…) I came across this again. I thought, why not try, if I don’t like it, the least I can do is write about it. So I am. Except, I actually happen to like it…a lot.

Kiehl's Dark Spot Solution Applicator

Kiehl’s Cleary Corrective Dark Spot Solution

This is one of those skincare items that very strongly divided the YouTube and blogging community, with some people finding it completely pointless, to others calling it the best thing since sliced bread!!

It claims to ‘visibly improve skin clarity, appearance of dark spots, discolouration and hyper pigmentation, containing vitamin C, white birch and peony extracts’…

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