QueenDee QueenDee
2 months ago

Simplify? Prioritise? Help!

Hi All,

I’ve accumulated all of these products which I love but I don’t know if I need and maybe I could just simplify my routine and get the same/ better results?

I’m 43, fair easily burned skin with some pigmentation/ discolouration, large pores and wrinkles/ fine lines.

I used to think I had oily skin but as I’m getting older it is more dry, particularly dry sports around nose, lips and forehead but by the end of the day nose/ t zone very oily. I also get monthly/ occasional hormonal breakouts.

Ideally I’d like brighter, glowing, plumper, even toned skin with less obvious pores and wrinkles.

Please help advise how I could improve or simplify routine and what I should potentially remove, use more often, less frequently or prioritise.

TIA xo

Morning
AM - Everyday
1
Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser by Kate Somerville Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser by Kate Somerville
2
Mist Toner PYUNKANG YUL - Mist Toner
3
Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Toner Makeup Revolution Skincare - Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Toner
4
Pure Niacinamide 10 Serum La Roche-Posay - Pure Niacinamide 10 Serum
5
10% Pure Vitamin C Serum La Roche-Posay - 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum
6
Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser Embryolisse - Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser
AM - Every other day
1
2% BHA Salicylic Acid Toner REVOLUTION SKINCARE - 2% BHA Salicylic Acid Toner
PM - Everyday
1
CAMOMILE SUMPTUOUS CLEANSING BUTTER The Body Shop - CAMOMILE SUMPTUOUS CLEANSING BUTTER
2
Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser by Kate Somerville Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser by Kate Somerville
3
Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% The Ordinary - Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%
4
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
PM - Every other day
1
Dark Spot Corrector Serum REVOLUTION SKINCARE - Dark Spot Corrector Serum
2
Tretinoin Retin-A cream 0.05% - Tretinoin
3
Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer Kate Somerville - Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer
4
Brightening Glow Luxe Face Oil MCoBeauty - Brightening Glow Luxe Face Oil
PM - Twice a week
1
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Concentrated Serum The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Concentrated Serum
2
Argireline Solution 10% The Ordinary - Argireline Solution 10%
3
Lumizela Azelaic Acid Serum A15 Facetheory - Lumizela Azelaic Acid Serum A15
4
Organic Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ Trilogy - Organic Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+
PM - Once a week
1
Pycnogenol 5% The Ordinary - Pycnogenol 5%
2
5% Glycolic Acid Toner REVOLUTION SKINCARE - 5% Glycolic Acid Toner
3
Press & Glow Medik8 - Press & Glow
4
Vitamin E Cream HealthAid - Vitamin E Cream
1
1
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How about this?:

  • Drop double-cleanse, cleanse only with one product (it's enough and better for the skin barrier).

  • Drop the toners, face oil, hyaluronic acid serum, Pycnogenol & Argireline. You can keep the Salicylic Acid toner - but better reduce to 1-2x a week.

  • Drop Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer (Tretinoin is the most potent retinoid, you don't need retinol additionally).

  • Use Azelaic Acid daily if you can fit it in.

This way you keep the most effective actives in your routine, but reduce the number of products and also reduce the overall irritation risk (which is still quite high when using tretinoin + ascorbic acid + Salicylic Acid exfoliant).

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