Rebecca
Rebecca
,
25
Sensitive/Combination Skin
,
Los Angeles, CA
Routine
“I have extremely sensitive skin and struggle with keeping my fungal acne at bay. After extensive trial & error, I've arrived at a routine that works for me. Remember: skincare, like all else in life, is a journey!”
Routine
“I have extremely sensitive skin and struggle with keeping my fungal acne at bay. After extensive trial & error, I've arrived at a routine that works for me. Remember: skincare, like all else in life, is a journey!”
  • Bioderma-Sensibio H2O
    STEP
    1
    bioderma sensibio h2o
    I wet a cotton swab with this cleansing water and use it to take off my make-up. I've found that this is a really soothing first step, and it works better than using cleansing oils, which I'm afraid will feed my fungal acne.
  • Purito-Defense Barrier PH Cleanser
    STEP
    2
    purito defense barrier ph cleanser
    I then follow up with this foam cleanser. It's from Purito, a Korean brand that I found out about through my Korean college roommate, haha. She returned one summer with their products... we shared a bathroom... and the rest is history. I've repurchased this cleanser a few times since it's never caused me any troubles!
  • Hado Labo-Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
    STEP
    3
    hado labo gokujyun premium hyaluronic acid lotion
    After cleansing my face, this is the first thing that use. When my face is still a bit wet, I'll apply this all over my face and neck. The consistency is a bit thicker than your average toner, like almost syrup(?)-y, but my face drinks this up thanks to the 5 different types of Hyaluronic Acid. This is also honestly so economical, it lasts me legit half a year!
  • The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
    STEP
    4
    I would say this has been one of my game changers in terms dealing with acne. Niacinamide helps reduce blemishes and congestion, while zinc works to balance sebum activity. Overall, I find that my acne scars are healing faster thanks to this serum, too.
  • Sebamed-Clear Face Care Gel
    STEP
    5
    sebamed clear face care gel
    So a lot of moisturizers break me out, thanks to irritants and essential oils and lots of other unnecessary ingredients. I found out about this moisturizer on Reddit and took a chance on a random recommendation – and haven't gone without it for at least a couple years now! It's simple and I wear it alone in the summer, and mixed with squalane in the wintertime. Honestly I'll probably try my hand at another moisturizer again – but will always have this as my primary back-up.
  • Biossance-100% Squalane Oil
    STEP
    6
    biossance 100% squalane oil
    This is the squalane oil I use at the end of my routine. I either press it into my skin after my moisturizer or sometimes mix it in with my moisturizer if I want an extra boost of hydration.
Commented 10 months ago
i love this routine! i also loved the ordinary serum, such a great choice for Niacinamide :)
  • Post Owner
Commented 10 months ago
Thanks! Yes, the ordinary serum has really saved my skin. It's so economical and functional, it's a mainstay in my skincare routine :)
Commented 10 months ago
Sebamed saved me during my Midwestern winters. Lol
Commented 10 months ago
Sebamed saved me during my Midwestern winters. Lol
Commented 10 months ago
Sebamed saved me during my Midwestern winters. Lol
  • Post Owner
Commented 10 months ago
Yesss!! LOVE Sebamed. I don't think I'll abandon this.
Commented 10 months ago
LOVE
  • Post Owner
Commented 10 months ago
:)
Commented 10 months ago
biossancee
Commented 10 months ago
Yes. This SQUALANE is SO GOOD. Get it and you won't regret it 🙂
  • Post Owner
Commented 10 months ago
It's so lovely. I highly recommend. Although I think it's more to do with Squalane than Biossance ;)
Commented 10 months ago
thanks for sharing. i love the hado labo
Commented 10 months ago
I've never heard anyone go wrong with Squalane. I feel like your routine is very functional 👍
  • Post Owner
Commented 10 months ago
Thanks! Indeed, it is very functional. I prefer it that way!
Commented 10 months ago
Love your routine! That Ordinary serum is next on my list.
  • Post Owner
Commented 10 months ago
You should totally try it! It's saved my skin, no lie.