I’m BACK! I have been trying out some new night time routines. My skin is oily, but if I don’t moisturize and take care of it at night, it gets VERY dry and dull.
I still take my make-up off with Coconut Oil. However, if you have lash extensions like me, try to avoid the getting the oil on the lashes. I usually just run my finger tips over my lids and then take a damp wash cloth to wipe away. AVOID the LASHES. The oil can break down the glue and cause premature shedding.
The Ordinary – Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
I read a lot a reviews before purchasing and wasn’t all about it, but wasn’t against trying it. However this brand is very inexpensive so I went for it. First impression, it is grainy. I expected that due to reviews, but it didn’t seem to go away for me. If you have sensitive skin do not get this! It tingles, which I enjoy, but is not good for overly sensitive skin. After waking up, I didn’t see a noticeable difference. I will keep using it however since I have it and its only 1 oz. Will not purchase again.
Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair
This serum claims to be the holy grail of all night serums. Since it’s on the more expensive side I ordered the .25 oz which is $16. Still pricey for a sample, but better than purchasing a whole bottle and not liking it. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and have not seen any noticeable difference. For me, its not worth the money.
Side note: I saw a lot of people going back and forth between this and Lancome Genefique. I have personally used Genefique and in my opinion it’s much better. I’m not saying don’t try it Estee Lauder. It works for a lot of people, just not me.
SeneGence – Climate Control
SUPER SKEPTICAL. As I was with their LipSense, which we all know turned out to be AMAZING! I had a friend of mine order some samples for me to try. I have been putting it over the Estee Lauder and under my night cream. It is more of a gel which I really like. I woke up the first morning with a noticeable difference in texture! My face feels smoother and more supple. I have not tried it in the morning under make-up yet because I really like my morning routine right now. I would recommend trying this ASAP!
Olay – Regenerist Night Recovery Cream
Even though I do a lot of layering of products, I still like to put a cream over top of everything just to seal it in. I purchased this cream about a month ago and I would say 5 stars! It gives you moisture, but doesn’t feel extremely greasy or heavy. When I put it on, it has a velvety texture. If you are looking for a really good basic night cream, this is the one!
Eyes – Shea Butter
I have been using this for a long time and don’t expect to change! Just stay clear of the lashes! I also put it on my hands and feet before bed every night!
xo – MD