I thought I'd go ahead and share where I'm at with my morning skincare regime at the moment along with mini reviews of what I'm using. I'll get around to sharing a night time one soon (since it is slightly different), but in the mean whiles, here are the products I'm sticking to right now.
CLEANSING: TONY MOLY EGG PORE CLEANSING FOAM
I was drawn to this product due to my amazing experience with the Egg Pore Soap Duo which pretty much banished my breakouts. I wanted to try this cleanser as I felt it would be easier to travel with.
This is a thick cream like textured cleanser with small gold micro beads for exfoliation. Though it touts itself as a scrub it falls on the gentler side of that description. It has a thick consistency and smells definitely like citrus. Lemon.
I think a little of this goes a long way and lathers rather easily. It cleanses well (although I don't think if gets as deep as the soap duo), and leaves the skin feeling clean but not tight. It is definitely a product you could use morning and night. As far as the Egg Pore range goes though, I feel the soaps remove more buildup, but the cleanser is easier to use.
I would also like to note, on a sideline, that a tiny bit of this product really cleans your makeup sponges/puffs well, so even if I didn't already like its cleansing ability it would do well as an applicator cleanser.
SPOT/PROBLEM CORRECTOR WHEN NEEDED:
My go to at the moment for any, if any, breakouts is LJH Tea Tree 90 Essence. I've already posted about this product and I will definitely buy again. Thanks to discovering Egg Pore Cleansing I rarely have a breakout, but thanks to this I don't have to suffer through a full blown pimple fest. It works. Definitely staying in my beauty cabinet.
EYE ZONE: ATOPALM EYE REPAIR SERUM
I think I'm sold on this product soley based on its packaging, which kicks serious ass. It reminds me of the Skin 79 BB pump, but in a spectacular travel friendly twist the pump twists up and down for easy application/storage.
One pump of this product is way more than enough for both eyes, believe me. I've been using for two weeks now and have noticed a slightly more toned appearance to my eye area so I think it's working and will continue to use. My dark circles have not miraculously improved but I think there's a little bit of reduction in their darkness - not alot mind you!
I think I need some kind of eye treatment, and due to its ease of use and lovely texture, this is my current go to for that zone.
MOISTURIZE: DR G BIO RTX MENTOR CREAM FOR OILY SKIN
I only just switched to this a week ago as I thought that my daily Olay moisturizer was a little too rich for my combination skin.
The texture of this 'cream' is more gel like, like gel-lotion. It applies easily and has a slight scent I can only describe as that-kind-of-perfume-type-smell-beauty-products-have smell. It dissipates after application so it's no biggie for me.
This absorbs super well and I think it really does help a bit when it comes to sebum production throughout the day. It is no miracle worker, but it is a very light but excellent performer when it comes to moisturization for oily/combo skin types. I'd love to try this in its Normal skin formulation for comparisons sake.
So that's my daily skincare regime for mornings ATM. After all this I go straight to makeup usually starting with a BB cream with high SPF. I still hold fast that alot of anti-aging and good skincare relies on skin protection and good diet, so always keep that in mind!