Today, over on Youtube I am inviting you into my teensy tiny Brooklyn bathroom and sharing my bedtime skincare routine! Per your feedback (I know not everyone likes to watch the videos!) I’ve linked/described all of the products below (in order of application) but in the meantime, I do hope you’ll watch the video – and consider subscribing to my channel! We had fun making this one… the two of us squeezed into my bathroom, Carter standing on a step stool!
Sisley Paris Cleansing Milk // I LOVE this cleanser as it takes all of my makeup off but leaves my skin super soft and hydrated. (Kind of like a more glamorous Ponds Cold Cream, which you should try if you are looking for something more affordable!) In the summer I will use a gel cleanser or do a double cleanse but with the cooler Fall weather I use just one cleanser. It’s expensive but the bottle lasts forever.
Biologique Recherche Toner // This is something my facialist at DAPHNE got me turned onto. Funny enough, a few years ago I had tried a different version of this toner and had horrible results. So I’d recommend getting a consultation to figure out which one is best for you. I am going to do a longer review of this product at some point, but the biggest thing is that my skin is so much smoother after using it. I don’t really break out but my skin is prone to gross rough patches and this has really helped with those.
Strivectin Neck Cream // I wrote about why you need a neck cream, but once I hit my thirties these annoying lines started to form on my neck. Yuck. I religiously apply a neck cream every single night, and have found that it has really helped in terms of lifting and firming (and hopefully preventing further lines). Since starting to use this a year ago, the skin on my neck is definitely much firmer, and the “problem” hasn’t gotten any worse.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for Eyes // This is a miracle product. Most of the products I use are not quick fixes, but over time will help your skin look better/prevent further damage. Not the case with this. Apply before bed and wake up with eyes that are far less puffy than they would otherwise be, and zero dark circles. I’ve featured this product countless times
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum // I love this. Not as much as the eye treatment, but it’s a great bedtime product that leaves skin looking refreshed and awake the next day.
Everyday Oil // You know by now how much I LOVE this oil, but it’s an amazing all natural product. Face oil should always be your last step in your bedtime routine… apply it over your serums + stronger products to lock them in and allow them to do their best work while you sleep!
And because I know someone will ask, I am wearing my FAVORITE monogrammed J.Crew pajamas. So comfy!
Two quick notes!
First, as my bedtime routine is super simple, my morning routine is easy peasy. I simply splash with water, pat dry, apply SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, and then Farmacy Green Screen. So. Easy (and efficient as I am not a morning person!
Second, this is my bedtime routine right now. These are my old faithful standby products (with the exception of the toner which is a newer addition!), but I’m constantly switching it up and testing new products (it’s my job!!) so this is basically the usual routine. If I am testing something brand new I will only swap in one new product at a time and integrate it into my routine, keeping the rest the same, to see if the new product really works. This can be frustrating to brands if we are working on a sponsorship (it takes me a really long time to test out new products), but I always want to give you the most accurate and thorough product reviews possible!
photography and video by Carter Fish.