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Coastingit Fri 10-Jul-15 08:51:47

Haven't had one of these in a while --and I'm nosey--I know there are lots of skincare threads but just to see other routines would be good - please post your skin type too.

I am 35, have dehydrated skin with pore clogging, no lines yet and mild rosacea. I wear light makeup most days, BB cream and cream blush and eyeshadow / eyebrow definition.


Cleanse - Cetaphil rinsed with water and fingers
Serum - Vichy Aqualia
Moisturiser - Cerave PM
Sunscreen - Biore SPF50


Double cleanse with Cetaphil rinsed with water and fingers
Acid tone with either Bravura Calendula (glycolic) or Paula's Choice BHA 2% lotion (salycilic) every other night
Same serum
Avene Hydrance Riche moisturiser

Carpaccio Fri 10-Jul-15 13:52:29

Cleanse: Clarisonic and Cetaphil (in the shower)
Acid tone: Pixi Glow Tonic
Moisturiser: Roc Hydra+
Suncream: Clinique City Block (SPF25 or 40, depending on weather, season and what I'm planning on doing).

Cleanse: Body Shop camomile cleansing butter (thankfully almost done with this and will use Clinique Take the Day Off cleansing balm again).
Acid tone: Pixi Glow Tonic
Moisturiser: Topiderm cream

Same morning and night for me:

Cleanse: La Roche Pose Toleraine
Tone and sealing in moisture: Boots Traditional Rose Water and Glysterine toning lotion
Moisturiser: Nivea in the blue tub grin beats all the pricier moisturisers I've tried

chanie44 Fri 10-Jul-15 14:48:30

My skin is dry and dehydrated but spotty. I've been experimenting with skincare products over the last year and I'm about 80% happy at the moment.

Body shop vitamin e serum in oil
Body ship intensive vitamin e moisturiser

Lush let the good times roll cleanser
Serum and moisturiser as above.

I try not to overload my skin as I'm convinced it won't help.

VeganCow Fri 10-Jul-15 14:51:10

CeraVe hydrating cleanser
Thayers cucumber witch hazel toner
CeraVe moisturizing lotion
Sunblock followed by foundation or a Korean BB or CC cream with spf 30+
CeraVe hydrating cleanser OR
Superdrug Hot cloth radiance cleanser
Thayers cucumber witch hazel toner
CeraVe moiturizing lotion
Holika Holika red wine sleeping mask

Once a week indian aztec green clay mask

iwantgin Fri 10-Jul-15 14:54:43

Morning in shower: Dove soap

Evening before bed: wash with Dove soap

Twice per week: Apply Epiduo

That's it. Easy smile

RavioliOnToast Fri 10-Jul-15 17:27:06

cleanse: micellar water
moisturiser: clarins spf 15?

cleanse: micellar water, then superdrug radiance hot cloth cleanser
toner: clearasil toner pads
serum: aldi cheapy lacura
moisturiser: aldi lacura night cream

I am 22 with normal skin, rarely get spots unless totm, very red cheeks though, I look like this > blush

I am using aldi cheapy stuff to try and prevent wrinkles before I get them, I have a very young face for now

frankietwospots Fri 10-Jul-15 17:38:27

I'm 43 with a shiny t-zone, a bit of redness and dehydration but nothing compared to what my skin was like before I discovered double cleansing.


Vichy Aqualia serum
Avene eye cream
Eucerin Hyaluron moisturiser

Emma Hardie cleansing balm, using warm flannel
REN Evercalm cleanser
REN clarifying toner x 2 a week
Same serum
Same eye cream
Clarins multi active night cream with Clarins glow drops added for a bit of colour
Clarins Blue Orchid oil if feeling dehydrated

I really should cleanse in the morning shouldn't I...

BrittaTheNeedlesslyDefiant Fri 10-Jul-15 17:44:24

Cleanse with Konjac sponge, plain water
Madara balancing toner
Oz Naturals serum
Moisturise - am fickle - use whatever I have, get samples quite often from LoveLula box. Currently using a Ren one and Origins Vitazing. Fallback options are Weleda Almond and Dr Hauschka Rose day cream.

Balm Balm frankincense cleanser, massage in
Remove with hot water and flannel
Wash face with Dudu Osun black soap (another LoveLula box sample, will buy when used up though)
Bravura Calendula glycolic toner
Bravura hyaluronic serum
Bravura moisturiser, can't remember name, think it's also glycolic. Probably use this 50% of the time, something lighter in between.

Am 36 - normal skin I think (?)

bangingthedrums Fri 10-Jul-15 17:50:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NewsreaderChic Fri 10-Jul-15 17:57:24

45, oily T-zone, open pores, some rosacea


Cerave hydratingcleanser
Cosrx aha/BHa toner
Vitamin c serum
Cosrx blackhead toner
Innisfree soy essence
Mizon all in one snail repair cream
Biore spf


Banila co cleansing balm or Emma Hardy cleansing balm
Avene Micellar water
Retin A
Innisfree soy essence
Possible Sheet Mask
Missha long name ampoule
Cerave pm
Holika Holika White wine sleep pack

Fab skin now, totally addicted to Asian skin care.

Wow. Some long lists here - I'm clearly doing it wrong!

Morning - a spray of Avene water / Nivea sensitive day cream with SPF

Evening - Garnier sensitive eye makeup remover
Avene Really Gentle cleanser and a spray of Avene water
Superdrug Natural Radiance night cream or glycolic peel (use the latter twice a week)

goodasitgets Fri 10-Jul-15 18:05:50

Lush 9-5 cleanser
Organic surge toner
Nip/fab instant radiance moisturiser
Biore factor 50
Maybelline baby skin anti fatigue primer

Olay eye makeup cream remover
Cleansing Oil if I feel grubby (una brennan)
Cleansing balm (ren, clinique etc) off with hot flannel
Pixi glow toner
Ren omega 3 serum
Ren vita mineral moisturiser

holmessweetholmes Fri 10-Jul-15 18:07:32

morning and evening with Nivea lotion (old-style, dark blue bottle) on fingers, rinse with water.


More Nivea lotion in the morning, then bb cream with sunscreen.

Nivea creme (thick stuff in blue pot) at night.

I can honestly say that these work as well as, in fact better than, any of the much more expensive things I've wasted my money on used over the years.

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Fri 10-Jul-15 18:17:41

AM: Cetaphil to wash, cetaphil to moisturise

PM: Cetaphil to wash, cetaphil to moisturise


Plus the prescribed topical medications from my dermatologist (OK, cheating a bit)

OP, if you are having problems with pore clogging I would consider switching from the Biore SPF. I tried it recently, and after a couple of weeks started getting a few tiny chin spots. One came to a head and that was my first spot for over 2 months (I'm seeing the derm for acne so that is a big deal for me). I tried to find out whether the Biore was non-comedogenic, but that term is not regulated in Japan, so I came to the conclusion that it might not be. I've gone back to an SPF that I know will not clog my pores, just in case.

U2TheEdge Fri 10-Jul-15 19:13:35

AM- Cleanse with superdrug hot cloth/ Lush Ultrabland

Clearasil/ Nip and Fab pads
Serum, usually two, one for hydrating and another for moisturising.
Moisturise- Cerave PM
SPF 50


Double Cleanse
Retin A

Once or twice a week I do a glycolic treatment

I had cystic acne. I now don't!

nilbyname Fri 10-Jul-15 19:22:34

Simple eyeake up remover
Una something racialist expert rose cleansing balm with hot cloth
Clinique serum
La Roche posay effacure cream
Factor 25 sun block- Swedish brand from France

Simple eye make up remover
Same face cleanser or super drug vit E scrub with hot cloth
Sanctuary fine line reducer serum
Sanctuary facialists secrecy face oil

Or indeed retinol face cream

One a week a glycolic peel. The bravura one.

Coastingit Fri 10-Jul-15 19:29:25

Lol at the racialist cleansing balm grin

nilbyname Fri 10-Jul-15 19:50:40


Facialist- doh!

Itsalldramarama Fri 10-Jul-15 21:00:43

Cetaphil cleanser /warm flannel
Dragons blood pads
No 7 spf30

double cleanse as above
Either retin a and Nivea blue pot
oR nip and fab glyclolic pads and Cetaphil moisturiser
Was using serum a.m but have recently stopped ( can't say I can see a difference but have just bought some nip and fab dragons blood serum to try )
Age 48
Skin clear , few lines especially no 1 and forhead but can see an improvement since this routine so will continue smile
Big thank you to the amazing faces quiche x

EmGee Fri 10-Jul-15 21:26:16

Rinse with water. Might wash with a cleanser in shower.
Avene moisturiser. Clarins SPF when and if I remember.

Er....sometimes wash with LRP Toleriane cleanser and washcloth (to be honest, only if I CBA, or have been wearing afore mentioned SPF)
Followed by nothing really. Might squirt with an Avene water mist thingy and slap on DH's night cream.

He is way more disciplined than I am. I'm terribly lazy but I really don't think my skin is any the worse for it - in fact, it looks pretty good and I am sure it is down to less interference.

When I was younger, and pre-kids, I had very complicated cleansing/beauty regimes with all manner of lotions and potions. Then kids came along, I stopped working and my skincare routine became virtually non-existant. And skin really hasn't suffered as a result. I did however have oily skin as a teenager, so maybe that is why it isn't very wrinkly or lined.

bigkidsdidit Fri 10-Jul-15 22:17:33

Slightly dry sensitive skin

Pm - cleanse with moa green balm which is the single best cleanser I've ever used
Clarins camomile toner

Twice a week - brown sugar scrub after cleanser.
Once a week - clarins hydrating mask after cleanser

Am - wash with water
Clarins double serum
A Korean peptide ampoule cream
Bb cream

I've changed it all in the last year, since I had ds2 and started looking knackered (I am 34). My skin's looking good again now smile

MaryMarigold Fri 10-Jul-15 23:01:22

AM: Superdrug natural radiance hot cloth cleanser
No 7 Perfect and Protect Serum
Vichy Aqualia moisturiser
Soap and Glory SPF

PM: Micellar water to take off eye make up
Superdrug natural radiance hot cloth cleanser
Nip/Fab Dragon's Blood cleansing and toning pads
More No 7 serum
More Vichy moisturiser

Sometimes I cleanse using a face brush if I want a bit more scrubbing.

Skin is dehydrated/combination with occasional spots but is pretty good at the moment.

mousmous Fri 10-Jul-15 23:12:10

omg that sounds like hard work.

mornings: wash face with flannel+warm water
moisturise (in summer with spf in winter without)
foundation+mascara on work days

evenings: take off mascara with moisturser, wash face with flannel + (bar) soap, moisturise

CointreauVersial Fri 10-Jul-15 23:15:05

Wash with water and face flannel in the shower
Eye cream

(each of these would be Olay Regenerist or Boots Protect & Perfect - whichever happens to be on offer)


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