Saturday, December 15, 2012

Demo | My basic skincare step-by-step! | video


My skin....ahhh what fanciful things do I have to say about it? I think if there's two things that women like to fuss about themselves it's probably a toss up between skin and hair. My skin is indecisive, combination skin that gets easily dehydrated in both summer or winter and having battled my bout with acne, I think I've mostly wrestled it to a truce.

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Here's me with makeup but no photo-editing on my skin, on a good skin day.

I've kept you all in the loop on what I've been using each season but I thought it might be helpful to see each step in action so I've put together a demo to run you through my day and night skincare routine. It was also a good opportunity to feature a few products that you have all been asking about and wondering how to use them. Overall while the products I use may change depending on the season but the general elements of my routine remain the same.




PRODUCTS MENTIONED
  • NUXE | 3 Roses Foaming Cleanser | website
  • B&C | Mannan Peeling Gel
  • Hadalabo | Shirojyun Lotion (toner)
  • Tony Moly | Floria Whitening Capsule Essence | (reviewed)
  • Hadalabo | Shirojyun Milky Lotion (lotion moisturizer)
  • JuJu | Aquamoist White Washing Foam
  • Clarisonic | MIA | website | (reviewed)
  • Tony Moly | Appletox Cream |  
  • NUXE | Huile Prodigieuse | website | (reviewed)
  • Carmex | Medicated Lip Treatment | website
 NUXE products can be found in London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, some online shops also carry it for international shipping. B&C, Hadalabo and Juju can be found through either Sasa online (best price for B&C), Adam Beauty online or eBay. Tony Moly is available from Cosmetic Love online or eBay. Clarisonic is available through their website directly, Sephora or select skincare retailers and spas. Good old Carmex is right in your local drugstore.

I absolutely believe in taking a bit of time out of each day to treat your skin properly and of course having great products makes you excited to use them in your routine. And remember that your daily actions become your habits so get on with it then!

16 comments:

  1. I agree. I think for women, frustration is a toss up between having perfect skin and perfect hair (well, if we can request to have both, I'm sure we all would line up for that!) I'm very amazing by how disciplined you are with your skincare! I would also laud how you have carefully selected your products, instead of just choosing one brand/range :D Great job!

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    1. I'm not a big believe in using everything from one range because you're supposed to. Now I do use a lot of Hadalabo and NUXE products but only because they do work well for me, I've learned to use simple but effective products that's usually the best and of course I'll add in certain products if my skin needs it. It hasn't always been easy to stick to a good routine (we all get lazy sometimes) but then I remind myself it's I will regret it later so I get up and just do it.

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  2. How do you like the Nuxe cleanser? NO SPF?? No eye cream?? I really love peeling gels...I really love Cure Natural Aqua gel :) So gentle but effective!

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    1. Eeek! When I was doing, it did occur to me in the back of my head and that you're going to be eventually seeing this and I'm going to get my butt kicked by the "skin police" LOL, but don't worry I do SPF but I consider that part of my makeup/extras so it's not necessarily a part of my skincare so to speak. Along with the fact I'm very breakout prone to many chemical sunscreen ingredients. As for eye cream, I haven't decided if they worth the money for what you get unless you use it for something specific like dark circles or puffiness? I usually just take a good moisturizer right up and around my eye area. What are your thoughts?

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    2. Oh and FYI, I really like the cleanser, much more than I think I would. It's a lighter more "airy" type of foam but seems to work well without stripping the skin, especially in the mornings for me.

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    3. Eyecream can just hydrate. I find it very helpful with my fine line (due to dehydration). Mine is a from Jonzac (french organic brand using spring water like Avène / La Roche Posay but without silicones : D).

      I also think it might prevent from wrinkles... Using eyecreams also reassures me ^^;

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    4. I was just going to say the B&C - Mannan Peeling Gel looks like the Cure Natural Aqua Gel! Is the B&C only available on eBay and Sasa?

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    5. LMAO :) Skin Care Police :) I am glad to hear that you use a sunscreen!! I am super sensitive and breakout prone too but I use DiorSnow spf 50 with no problem! Eye creams are a tricky subject. Some people believe in them and others don't. The skin under the eye is different, no pores (oil glands) to help regulate moisture levels. My eyes are super sensitive and I can't use my regular facial moisturizer under my eyes so I use a separate eye cream to hydrate my super dry under eyes!

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  3. Really interesting video about your skincare.

    Xoxo

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  4. Where did you buy these products? :O

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    1. The details are right under the "Products List"!

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  5. I'd like to recommend to you my favorite skincare book: FEED YOUR FACE by Dr. Jessica Wu. Her skincare advice are terrific. Enjoy!

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  6. I found Hadalabo products in my local Tokyo Lifestyle store. I was so happy that I didn't had to pay for shipping :) I've been using these two for 2 days and I swear my skin is already much smoother. I don't need whitening since I have really pale skin, but anyway.
    I also got a pack of Dolly Wink eyelashes - gorgeous! So soft and pretty, I can't wait to wear it out.
    They had a lot of face masks, maybe you could advice what kind I shoulв get to reduce redness? ;)
    Thank you Bunnie ^__^

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  7. Hi, you are using the whitening version of the JuJu foam right? Why do you prefer the whitening over the regular one? Do you think there is any harm of the whitening part?

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    1. Hi Sousan,
      Yes I have the whitening version of the JuJu cleanser. I haven't tried the regular type of the JuJu so I can't compare the two. The active whitening ingredient listed in the whitening version I have is "ascorbyl glucoside" (aka. a more stable form of Vitamin C) which is actually also found in some Western "brightening" products as well (eg. Garnier BB Cream). I haven't yet to hear any profound negative research results so I use as I would any Vit C. ingredient. But do also consider that when put into a cleanser, the ingredients (whatever they may be) sit on your skin for such a short amount of time that I find little effect in most of them.

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  8. Well written post...Joy you have shared amazing products or solutions for winter skin care problems. These are truly useful for me because I have so dry and crank skin during the winter season. These are really useful to keep my skin healthy and glowing. Whatever the season good season is cornerstone of beauty confidence. Thanks
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