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?

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