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 1 year ago
i love this routine! i also loved the ordinary serum, such a great choice for Niacinamide :)
  • Post Owner
Commented 1 year 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 1 year ago
Sebamed saved me during my Midwestern winters. Lol
Commented 1 year ago
Sebamed saved me during my Midwestern winters. Lol
Commented 1 year ago
Sebamed saved me during my Midwestern winters. Lol
  • Post Owner
Commented 1 year ago
Yesss!! LOVE Sebamed. I don't think I'll abandon this.
Commented 1 year ago
LOVE
  • Post Owner
Commented 1 year ago
:)
Commented 1 year ago
biossancee
Commented 1 year ago
Yes. This SQUALANE is SO GOOD. Get it and you won't regret it 🙂
  • Post Owner
Commented 1 year ago
It's so lovely. I highly recommend. Although I think it's more to do with Squalane than Biossance ;)
Commented 1 year ago
thanks for sharing. i love the hado labo
Commented 1 year ago
I've never heard anyone go wrong with Squalane. I feel like your routine is very functional 👍
  • Post Owner
Commented 1 year ago
Thanks! Indeed, it is very functional. I prefer it that way!
Commented 1 year ago
Love your routine! That Ordinary serum is next on my list.
  • Post Owner
Commented 1 year ago
You should totally try it! It's saved my skin, no lie.