I am relatively new at trying to take care of my skin, and I'm still figuring out which products to use when on a day by day basis.
Lately I've been joining lot of Beauty drops, and I'm beginning to develop a new routine as things get delivered. For the record, my previous skin care routine (if you can call it that) was: wash face with whatever cleanser is around, then slather on whatever moisturizer is around + sunscreen in the morning. So, I'm taking baby steps here and it's been fun so far.
Here are the drops I've joined so far and my first impressions. This is pretty much what I've been using on a daily basis.
Skin type: Normal/combination
Benton Snail & Aloe Daily Skincare Set- Benton is awesome and I like this set a lot. After doing some research, I've found that Benton is generally so full of active ingredients that many of their products don't even contain water as an ingredient. It's awesome. It's also very snail-y. This isn't a problem for me because I'm into snail stuff. I generally go from thinnest/most translucent to thicker/creamier with these products. I try to let each product soak into my skin a little before moving onto the next one, but sometimes I skip one of the last two steps. I'm still not sure if these products truly are intended to be used all together at once, but I do know that my skin has been really, really clear since I started using them (about 4 weeks longer than any of the other items on this list).
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream (2-Pack)- I'm still figuring out where to add this in with all the Benton products, but I do like it so far. I've been using it on my wrist, and it's actually already helped diminish the appearance of a scar I have from surgery there. It's not as sticky as some of the Benton products that have a lot of snail mucin in them.
COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (2-Pack)- This arrived just yesterday and I'm really into it. When I bought this, it looked like it would be good for double cleansing as a second step. I didn't read much about what ingredients are used.. I assumed from the packaging it would be pretty simple and decent at doing what it's supposed to. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this has a really lovely botanical fragrance that reminded me of tea tree oil and eucalyptus or something. It's also a very gentle and effective cleanser for me. I love that this is a 2-pack because I can keep one at my bathroom sink, and the other in the shower.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (not pictured)- This is something I already owned so I forgot to take a picture of it. But I love this stuff because it offers very full coverage, and even though it's pretty thick in consistency, it's pretty gentle on my skin and effective as a mask (it is very much NOT like that powdered Aztec clay mask that comes in a tub that you add water or ACV to). I use it probably once a week and will repurchase when I run out.
Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (2-Pack)- Technically this may not be a part of skincare, but I just got these last week and I'm a little obsessed. They apply glossy with the perfect tint of color. It's not sticky, it's super moisturizing, and they're so cute. I got Juicy Cherry and Neon Orange-- they smell really yummy! It's almost like they actually smell juicy? Choosing colors was difficult, but I think it's hard to go wrong here. After looking up reviews, even the colors that I didn't think I would consider (like neon yellow, etc) actually come out way better than expected. I also.. just cannot with lipstick. I want to, I really want to because it looks so awesome on everyone else, but I can't get it together enough to make sure it's always touched up throughout the day and I still can't figure out lipliner for the life of me. So this is kinda perfect for me because it's so easy.
After this, the main thing I'm looking for is an awesome sunscreen-- something with minimal white cast, is on the more watery side than viscous, and has at least SPF 30.
What does your skincare routine look like? I wanna know your HG products and recommendations as well as tips & tricks you've discovered along the way!