A Skin Care Overhaul
After watching Pixiwoo's BodyTalk with Caroline Hirons (which you can watch here) I found myself completely rethinking my skin care routine. Although I have combo/oily skin (with a few minor spots here and there), my skin gets quite dehydrated, which in turn makes my skin produce even more oil. So I got in the car and drove to Sephora and did some serious damage to my wallet.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm-$28.50
Caroline said in the video that a cleansing balm is the best thing to cleanse the skin and remove makeup. I would've bought the Emma Hardie cleansing balm, but sadly it's not available in the U.S. (blergh). Here's Caroline's review of the Clinique Cleansing Balm.
Origins Checks and Balances Face Wash-$20
I like to double cleanse in the evening so I figured I would use this after the cleansing balm with my Clarisonic. I like pretty gentle face washes that won't strip the skin and my mom has this so I have used it before. ***Edit 8/10/13 I used this face wash last night with my clarisonic and it made my skin feel like it was burning; I know it works well for a lot of people but I couldn't continue using it so I took it back to Sephora and exchanged it with the Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser***
Caudalie Beauty Elixir-$18
After hearing Lisa Eldridge rave about this I thought I'd give it a go! I've used it once so far and the smell is refreshing and simply divine! I don't know how much it will help with my skin.
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum-$48
This is the gem of all the products, I've never used a serum before but I have heard some amazing things about this one, namely from Meg and Estée.
I know these products are quite pricey but I am a firm believer that skin is one of those things that is worth investing your money in. I can't wait to see how these products work and will do an update post on my skincare routine in about 4-6 weeks.
What's your holy grail skin care product?