Yes, I've updated my skin care (slightly). I still use my ol' time faves but i've added some new products that I am inlove with :)
Disclaimer: Products used are purchased by myself and tested to work on my skin type. I don't in any way claim that this will work necessarily for everyone's skin so please take caution when trying these products.
My update skincare routine:
Let's start from Left to Right, shall we?
MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator - my current favourite exfoliator! There's nothing really different if you compare it with St Ive's Apricot scrub. MAC's one is definitely something new, something refreshing hence the whole new love for it. I am not ditching my St Ives and will definitely go back to it once my volcanic ash is all used up. Both products are great and do the job. I think price wise I consider volcanic ash a splurge :)
Usage: I use this 1x to 2x a week. The max is 3x a week but nothing more than that.
Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2 in 1 - This is my second tube! This helped my skin clear and got rid of those nasty break outs. I love the minty feeling it leaves when you rinse it off your face. In my experience, if i have an impending break out then i use this as as mask. It lifts the break out and heals it gradually. It's not a 1-time-heal-all type. I use it daily until the break out is cleared out.
My skin is combination normal to oily - T-Zone is my enemy and i get my hormonal break out around the chin and nose area. This product has salicylic acid so if you're allergic to it then please stay away.
Usage: I use this every other day in the morning as my second cleanser and everyday if i have a break out lurking around. I use it as mask once my break out is on the surface.
Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion - my ol' time fave. I've been using this for 7 years now and I always come back to if I slightly go off trying other products. I've used and loved the Clinique 3 step but I've only kept this moisturiser as the cleanser and toner were too drying to my skin.
Usage: I use it 2x a day after cleansing my face.
This Works Eye serum - I love this product!! I love that it's a pump and that's in a bottle packaging. As for hydration and clearing dark under eyes it's great but I don't think it works for fine lines which I am starting to notice. I am almost done with this which brings me to my new hunt for an eye cream :)
Usage: 2x a day - morning and night. This keeps your under eye concealer in place as well :)
Clinique Superdefense 25+ - my new sun protection. I love this product and will definitely repurchase over and over. BTW, i don't use this as my only sun protection. If i am going to be under the sun in a long period of time the I use a proper sun block :)
Usage: Every morning after my dramatically different lotion.
Philosophy Purity - MY NEW FAVE CLEANSER! It melts your makeup away! even your stubborn mascara without stinging your eyes. It's lavender scented and it's creamy. I am can say that this is way better than my Shu Uemura cleansing oil. I love love love this product. It tones your skin too :)
Usage: 2x a day (morning and night) - this is my initial cleanser :)
Faceshop's Raspberry Roots Sleeping Mask - i love this product and I am happy that it works well with my skin. I haven't found any sleeping mask that is white-sheets friendly too and this one is definitely the one.
Usage: ad hoc - i use it when i need to a little boost the next day :)
There is one thing missing - it's NIGHT CREAM. i haven't found a good one yet so i'll let you know once I find it. If you have any suggestions please let me know :)