Since simplifying my nighttime skincare routine, my skin is much healthier and happier. I embraced a more refined approach my day time regime a year ago, simply to cut down on time spent in the morning. My skin has benefitted from using just three products, and whether I’m wearing makeup or not, my skin looks and feels good.
Step one: Hydrator. My favourite is Hada Labo Guko-Jyun Premium Emulsion. It contains five kinds of hyaluronic acid and is quickly absorbed by the skin. You can also add this as a first step to your nighttime skincare if you feel your skin is extra sensitive or dehydrated.
Step two: Serum. I’ve been using Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Serum for years and I’ve never found one I like better. It hydrates and soothes skin while plumping fine lines and giving the skin a youthful glow. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, you’ll love this serum.
Step three: Moisturiser. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre is another product I repurchase again and again. It’s a great moisturiser and makeup primer, and it can also be used as a cream cleanser in a pinch. I find it works well to seal in hydration, but it never feels heavy or mask-like. I’ve never found a moisturiser that works this well under makeup.
There is no need to wait between the application of each product because each one of these absorbs quickly. While I do prefer unscented skincare, both the Caudalie and the Embryolisse contain a tiny amount of fragrance. I’ve never had any bother with either.
In the past, I’ve used up to 10-steps for my skincare routine, but I can see now it was a waste of time, money, and shelf space. I know many people do enjoy the ritual of a multi-product regime, but it no longer works for me.