November 17, 2013

My Current Skincare Products

For more than a year, I've been posting a lot of skincare products in this blog and up to now I haven't shared with you my skincare routine.  Ahahaha, well maybe because I don't stick to a certain product and always experiment but for more than a month now, I still use the same set of skincare products and thought that I share it before they ran out also this post will serve as a preview for the products that I still haven't reviewed.

Let's first start with the cleansing products.

Lacvert Pure Deep Cleansing Oil, Olay Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser, Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist, Olay Regenerist Specialy Cleanser

Cleansing has been very important to me after finding out how bb cream stick to the small tub that I have and even if I use a bb foam cleanser and soak it for like a week, the residue of the bb cream is still on that small tub so I have to throw it.

I almost always start with a cleansing oil (except of course when I'm tinatamad (lazy)).  Curiosity is the only reason why I got Lacvert's Pure Deep Cleansing Oil but boy, I'm loving using it because it just gently removes the dirt and make-up off my face without drying my skin. I'm also amused at how it works :) (will show you soon).

Next to my cleansing step is a foam cleanser.  Yep, I double cleanse to be sure that my face is clean although I'm not a neat freak.  Before I just make foam with my bare hands but now I got a helper which is the Olay Regenerist Specialty Cleanser and it just makes my skin looking more smooth and make my skin absorb the skincare products faster.  My foam cleansers as of the moment are the Etude House Cleansing Foam Moist which I'm loving because I can feel that it cleanses and refreshes my face and the Olay Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser which is included in the kit but I'm not liking it because it has this plastic smell to it and the first time I use it, I got some bumps all over my face maybe an allergic reaction?  I'll try to use it again.

After this, I rinse/splash my face with of course water at least seven times.  Some of you might think it's OA to wash 7 times but I noticed before that I always get a pimple or two in the areas that I don't rinse much like my hairline and jaw but eversince I wash 7 times, I seldom have pimples.  It's the residue from the cleanser that's giving me pimples.

Next step is the skincare proper.

Mizon Pore Tightening Lotion, Missha Super Aqua Water Supply Essence, Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum, Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream

I use toner before and I have a toner in my mini department store and there are toner that are in transit from my online orders but I just have to use Mizon's Pore Tightening Lotion.  Now I ordered a pore tightening essence but by the time that Bae Lu order it in GMarket for me, Mizon changed the link that's why I got a facial lotion instead.  I'm not a believer of facial lotion before because I'm thinking that I'll put a lotion and then afterwards wipe it with a toner in a cotton pad???  It's a waste of product, so I just replaced my toner with a lotion and so far liking it that way.  Now this lotion even though it seems thick just melts into my skin and I do believe that those with oily skin will love this as it lightly moisturizes the skin without the heavy sticky feeling.  I let my sister use this once (she have acne prone and oily skin type) and she's loving it too because it's like a moisturizing water (I know there's no such thing as moisturizing water...or the koreans invented it already?  or anyone out there will invent it?  give credits to me hehehe).

Next is an essence and I have the Missha Super Aqua Water Supply Essence which is love at first try because the smell is unexplainable-y refreshing!!! (sorry for the word).  This essence just sink into my skin like it's drinking water and makes it really soft.  Love it!

Funny that I noticed that almost all the products that I mentioned above (except for Olay) is from Bae Lu (A shout out to Bae Lu, you should give me a lot of freebies and more discounts on my next purchase ahahaha).  Comment down below if you wanted to know maybe the prices or the links of the products, I'l try to remember and locate them.

Then there's emulsion.  Now there's a time in my blogging life that I doubted emulsion because I'll just use cream for my dry skin to moisturize and leave emulsion to those who have oily or combi skin type and maybe just use it during summertime.  But come July (rainy season in the Philippines) my skin started to become extra dry even if I double the amount of cream that I use so I decided to use emulsion again.  The Etude House Collagen Emulsion somehow keeps my face looking dewy and seals the essence in my skin.

Being obsessed with skincare, I also started using serums and ampoules but I'm more of the serum type because ampoule is just to thick.  Now I am also aging like really fast because maybe of my lifestyle, I eat a lot of junk and sugary food and I don't sleep much which makes me remember my first day of college here in Manila and my classmates thinks that I'm the youngest in the class because I have a baby face (well I have to thank my mom for serving lots of fish and vegetable dishes when I'm still in province).  So even if it's a bit expensive (it's a good thing that it's in a promo), I decided to try Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum.  Now this serum disappointed me for the first week of using it because I'm having small bumps on my face but because it's expensive I still use it and so far so good, I think it's helping in minimizing the appearance of the lines in my forehead and laugh line.  More details on my review soon because this post is getting long.

And to seal everything on my face (and neck) and moisturize it, I use cream.  I currently use Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream which so far is the best cream that I tried.  I already post my thoughts on this baby here.  Wondering why I don't have an eye cream?  Because it seems like nothing works but I ordered some samples from Sulwhasoo.

Now for the extras!

Innisfree Sheet Masks, The Saem Snail Sleeping Pack, TonyMoly Latte Art Milk-Cacao Pore Pack, Queen Helene Mud Pack Masque

If you constantly read my posts then you might already have the impression that I am a sheet mask addict.  Sheet mask is almost always present whenever I buy or order stuff and so far I have more less 50 sheets of it.  It's an instant treat to my face and use it whenever my face looks stress.  So far, the ones from Innisfree are my favorite.  I also use wash off pack to cleanse my pores and sleeping mask at least twice a week and currently use three:  TonyMoly Latte Art Milk-Cacao Pore Pack, Queen Helene Mud Pack Masque and The Saem Snail Sleeping Pack.  I also got Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and another one from Lacvert as backups.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Pure Beauty Pomegranate Antioxidant Exfoliating Gel, Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear Black Head Cleansing Sugar Scrub

Before I got the Olay Regenerist Skin Cleanser, I scrub at least thrice a week with St. Ives Apricot scrub or a DIY Green Tea Scrub, sometimes with Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear Black Head Cleansing Sugar Scrub.  Once a week I also use Pure Beauty Peeling Gel.  Now I only scrub and peel  once sometimes twice a week.  Scrubbing and peeling the skin removes dead skin cells revealing new ones and makes absorbing skincare products faster.

Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Moist, Random Nose Strip, ZenZest Tea Tree Oil 

To assure myself that every bb cream, primer, blush and eyeliner are off my face or if I went for a quick walk outside and decided to take a nap and don't want to wash my face, I sometimes use Bifesta Cleansing Lotion which is a "no wash" cleansing product.  I don't regularly use it because I prefer washing my face.

My nose is always infested with white and blackheads (now that I used the Olay Cleanser though, they seem to appear lesser) and to quickly remove them I use random nose strip (I don't have a favorite so far).  And lastly, whenever I have breakouts or zits or itch in my skin, I use ZenZest Tea Tree Oil which I think is one of the cheapest yet effective tea tree oil in the market (I got it for around a P100 or $2.50).  

Whew, that's a lot!  But I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I would also like to know your skincare routine, maybe yours is more effective and efficient than mine.  Comment it down below.

Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye!


  1. Itching to try that specialty cleanser brush of sorts. Anyway, I also have that tea tree oil from zen zest, parang pang oil burner nga sya e. Pero I don't care hahaha. Sobrang ok sya as spot treatment. And 100% tea tree oil sya, the one from the bodyshop is diluted.

    You have an awesome skin care routine. Moisturizing is the key to success! Hahaha.

    1. It's much cheaper than clarisonic and now I think you can get a 10% discount because Watsons is having a sale if you reach 1500 worth of products not sure though.

      Oks talaga yung tea tree oil sa zenzest.and much cheaper pa kaysa sa body shop and tama, misturizing is the key ahahaha

    2. Di na ako nakatiis, I bought the brush na. Had to go back to this post again. :P

  2. That's a lot! I only use a total of 5 products---that already includes my weekly routine products. I am lame. Hahahaha But what I always say, staying away from chemicals makes my skin breathe.

    1. ahahaha, andami nga niya. but I really need to moisturize or else I'll wake up looking like naruto or a cat kasi nagsscratch ako pag sobrang dry skin ko

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