My Beauty Routine for February, 2015

Regular A.M./P.M. Routine:

-Cleansing:  Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.

-Eau Thermale:  I spray thermale water (either Vichy or La Roche-Posay) on my face and take it off with a lint-free cotton facial pad.

-Toner:  Just ran out of Primavera toner and am now using Origins, A Perfect World, Age Defense Treatment Lotion with White Tea, also used with cotton face pad.

-Serum:  Just ran out of – and replenished last week – Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil.

-Moisturizer:  Will be replacing Tatcha Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream with Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream this week.

-Eye Cream:  Cle de Peau Intensive Eye Contour Cream.

-Lip Balm:  Either EOS Lip Balm throughout the day or Peter Thomas Roth Pink Bombshell Lip Balm.

-Sunscreen:  Either Supergoop! or Cle de Peau SPF 50 for face, neck and chest.  La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 for arms and hands (made for face).

On some days, these products replace step in routine or add to it:

-Simple Cleansing Micellar Water.

-Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleanser, Sensitive Skin.

-Beauskin Snail Mucus Brightening Essence (I promise it’s not gross) pressed into skin.

-Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol Facial Toner spray to refresh skin between A.M. and P.M.

-Post-serum: Pure Vitamin E Oil pressed into skin.

-Post-Serum: Pure Grapeseed Oil pressed into skin.

-Blemish: Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment (spot treatment).

-Cel-Derma Multi-Perfection 100 Hydrogel Mask.

-Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Scrub (twice a week, very gently used on face).

-Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder.

-Tried Aquafor as a moisturizer (Derm prescribed), but need to do more research on the ingredients before using it again.

-After bad experience years ago with prescription-strength Retinol, Derm told me to get Skinceuticals Retinol .5%, which I did.   Need to research how to use it with my skin care routine before I use it.


-Shampoo:  L’Oreal Everstrong Sulfate-Free Anti-Breakage Shampoo.

-Conditioner:  Aussie 3-Minute Miracle – Moist.

-Leave-in Conditioners:  Kerastase Chroma Riche Essence and Kerastase Nectar Thermique (even these nice products aren’t enough for my super-dry hair!).

Occasionally use:

-Bumble + Bumble Invisible Hairdresser’s Oil.

-Bumble + Bumble Prep.

-Oribe Gold Pomade.

-Fekkai Dry Shampoo.

-L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse.

-Hate hairspray, so on the rare occasions I need it, I use what my husband has.

Whew – that’s a lot of products!

I’ll be updating this list every month.  Also, I will forego some products if I am testing a new one I’ll be writing about.  I am presently testing a line of skin care created for astronauts called 111 Skin.

If you have any questions about what I use or how I use it, please ask.  Thanks.

4 thoughts on “My Beauty Routine for February, 2015

    • Hi, Tianna! (That’s one of my favorite cousin’s name. She spells it “Teianna.”)

      Ha! I know. I’m running out of room to store all these products!

      I’m sure some people think I’m nuts, but I am seeing the results of taking care of my skin this way. We have Koreatown here in Los Angeles, so I blame their good influence on me for my obsession. Heck, I’m probably going to add an essence to my routine next month. Then, my whole makeup table will probably tip over. 🙂

      Thanks so much for your funny comment.



  1. That really is an extensive routine! Definitely falls into the >10 step Korean skincare routine. Like Tianna, I feel guilty about my own routine now… sometimes when I’m too lazy, I don’t even wash my face!


    • Hi! I am definitely influenced by the Korean skincare routine and love so many of their products. I agree – it is extensive, but I do get compliments on how good my skin looks, which didn’t happen before I used this routine, which I’m still tweaking. I also really like the way my skin feels and find the process of applying skincare to be a lovely way of self-caring.

      I think we’ve all been too tired, lazy or sick to wash our faces at times and that’s just being human. I keep a pack of moist “aloe cleaning tissues” next to my bed (they’re Korean 🙂 ) just in case I get too exhausted to go through with my regular routine. The important thing is to give yourself a break and start again the next day, whatever your routine is.

      I’d hate for you to feel guilty about your routine. I just know that as I’ve gotten older, I can delay the ravages of time on my face, neck and decollete when I cleanse and “lube up” like this. With this post, I wanted people to know what I use on my skin based upon extensive research and testing. We’re all different and that’s what makes us interesting.

      Thanks for your comments!



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