Monday, July 27, 2015

My Current Facial Cleansing Routine

My skincare routine has changed so, so much in the last 6 months or so...I basically went from having super dry, irritated and sensitive skin to very hydrated skin. (So hydrated I actually had to tone down my moisturizer). I decided to stop using my AHA product, and switch from a very minimalist routine to a very complex routine - I admit, it requires a certain mindset. I really like this, in the end, because it forces me to SLOW DOWN. Relax, breathe, repeat. :)

A big part of this new beauty routine is simply washing my face. I have adopted the Korean skincare routine of double (sometimes triple) cleansing and it makes a huge difference. 

Here are my current cleansers. Of these, the Sulwhasoo Cleansing Oil and su:m Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick are my favorites. The Pacifica Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes (available at Target) really don't remove much makeup but is a nice "toning" feel. The Shiseido Benefique NT Cleansing Foam is incredibly creamy, but I have to remember to keep it away from my eyes. It's a wonderful cleanser when my skin is feeling ultra-dry. 

But this Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil (found at neimanmarcus) is so great at removing really stubborn makeup. It is pretty much perfect. The su:m miracle rose cleansing stick (I purchased mine at is really my favorite cleanser. It smells like actually roses, has pieces of roses, is creamy, doesn't sting if I get it near my eyes, and is completely indispensable. 

The only item I don't really love out of all these are the makeup wipes. They smell wonderful, but are a bit too sensitizing for me, and sting my eyes a little.

What are your favorite face cleansers? 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder

    Ordering from Tatcha is like receiving a very special gift.

There is a handwritten note at the bottom of my letter/invoice. The paper is gorgeous. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Beauty Goodies from the Asian Beauty Store

    I visited my local Asian City, where they have a great selection of Korean, Japanese, and other Asian beauty goodies. I want to do a whole post on my discovery of Shiseido, which I have never before used but have fallen in love with.

    Here are just a few things I have discovered: