Jacob
5 months ago

My skin is accustomed to potent retinoid, peptide and medium strength direct acids. I suppose I can carry on as is? Or should I tweak It?

AM - Everyday
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Total Cleansing Oil Clarins - Total Cleansing Oil
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Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser Clarins - Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser
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Toning Lotion with Iris Clarins - Toning Lotion with Iris
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Buffet + Copper Peptides 1% The Ordinary - Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%
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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution The Ordinary - Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution
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Brightening Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid Oil Free Serum ACURE - Brightening Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid Oil Free Serum
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My Clarins RE-BOOST Comforting Hydrating Cream Clarins - My Clarins RE-BOOST Comforting Hydrating Cream
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My Clarins RE-BOOST Healthy glow tinted gel-cream Clarins - My Clarins RE-BOOST Healthy glow tinted gel-cream
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YSL Beauty Pure Shots UV Protection Airthin UV Defender Yves Saint Laurent - YSL Beauty Pure Shots UV Protection Airthin UV Defender
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MAC Prep + Prime fix+ M.A.C - MAC Prep + Prime fix+
PM - Everyday
1
Total Cleansing Oil Clarins - Total Cleansing Oil
2
Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser Clarins - Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser
3
Toning Lotion with Iris Clarins - Toning Lotion with Iris
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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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My Clarins RE-BOOST Comforting Hydrating Cream Clarins - My Clarins RE-BOOST Comforting Hydrating Cream
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LOreal Age Perfect Manuka Honey Night Cream LOreal Paris Age Perfect - LOreal Age Perfect Manuka Honey Night Cream
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Retinol 1% in Squalane The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane
PM - Twice a week
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AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
PM - Once a week
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Skin Regimen Glyco-Lacto Peel Comfort Zone - Skin Regimen Glyco-Lacto Peel
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Assuming your goal is clear skin, prevention of signs of aging and even, bright skin tone, I think you could simplify your routine quite a bit without losing efficacy.

I would use the AHA30% peel once a week maximum (or maybe just 2x a month) and skip the Comfort Zone product alltogether, but instead go for a high-concentration ascorbic acid serum daily or every other day (depending on your tolerance) in the AM. Ascorbic acid is more effective than the vitamin C derivative in the Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic acid serum and the Acure serum. A few good ascorbic acid products:

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/timeless-20-vitamin-c-e-ferulic-acid-serum (20%)

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-resist-c15-super-booster (15%)

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/clinique-fresh-pressed-daily-booster-with-pure-vitamin-c-10 (10%)

Also, instead of using the niacinamide 10% serum, you could switch your moisturizer (both for day and night) to this https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/e-l-f-cosmetics-pure-skin-moisturizer or this https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/eltamd-pm-therapy-facial-moisturizer. If used 2x daily, you'll get the same niacinamide impact + hydration in one step.

I'd also skip the toner and go for a one-step cleanse, at least in the morning. Overcleansing is not great for skin microbiome, damages the skin barrier and can decrease your tolerance to actives. For most people, cleansing with a product one per day at night and just a splash with water to freshen up in the AM is enough.

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Wow thank you for your response. I will most definitely give all your amendments a look.

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my routine.

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