As a follow-up to my post about my morning skincare routine, here is what I use in the evenings and why:
I’ve received a couple of inquiries asking about what products I’m currently using. So here they are (along with some reasons why I use them):
I’m writing another sunscreen post because I’ve struggled to find something that works for me for a long time. I’m tan and find that a lot of times the tint (or whiteness) of sunscreen doesn’t work for me. I also have skin that is on the drier side.
Why this review?
For years I used chemical sunscreens and then a couple of years ago I became worried about the health effects of using them. I tried to switch to mineral sunscreens (i.e., zinc and titanium dioxide) but just couldn’t find any that worked well. Also, at the time I was convinced I had to avoid all products with silicones because silicones were giving me milia. I’ve now learned I’m okay with silicones but still try to avoid using too many.
Fast forward to about a year ago and I found Hydropeptide’s SPF. But being that I always think there is something better, I decided to try some others. Also, the hydropeptide SPF is quite expensive. I often wanted to save it for special occasions since it works great under my foundation.
A reminder, this is my skin color. I’m a 2Y08 or a 3Y07 using Sephora’s color IQ system.
The COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser is my favorite cleanser right now! It’s a very popular cleanser with lots of good reviews. If you google it, you’ll see lots reviews from other bloggers as well. I’ve read varying pH values with some people finding a value of 5.0 and others finding a value of 5.5, and and others a value of ~5.0-6.0. So know that what I found is based upon using these pH strips.
Whamisa’s deep rich toner is somewhere between a toner and an essence, I think. It seems to have a lot of positive reviews and people just love it. The instructions say to pat it on with your hands instead of using a cotton ball. This sorta implies you could use a cotton ball and use it like a toner if you wanted to. The texture, however, is a thick liquid so it is easy to apply using just your hands. A big selling point for me on this product is that it has fermented ingredients.