Just like my daytime skincare routine, my nighttime routine is not complicated at all. I’m usually tired by the end of the night, so I don’t like spending too much time on my skincare routine. Although I know that it’s the most important routine one should do every night.
First step : Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover (1L – $20) – I use this to take off my eye makeup. I like how it doesn’t leave a very oily residue, I hate eye makeup removers that are too oily! This is actually pretty good at taking off makeup with a couple of swipes. I don’t use waterproof mascara, so I’m not sure how this fares with that, but for regular mascara, usually two swipes is all I need.
Second step (*not pictured): Cetaphil sensitive cleanser (1L – $20) – I cleanse my face with a sensitive formula Cetaphil cleanser. I’ve been using Cetaphil for years, and I love that brand. It’s gentle for my sensitive skin and I’ve had no issues with it at all. I’ve been repurchasing for years, and I have no complaints. I buy the huge 1L size for only $20 at Costco, a great value!
Third step: Kate Somverville Exfolikate (15 mL – $25) – I use this exfoliator once, twice a week. It does feel a bit tingly when you first use it, but I’m used to it by now. The smell is kind of weird to me, kind of chemical smelling, but that’s obviously the ingredients. I like this exfoliator, I don’t know if it’s ‘holy grail’ like everyone claims, but I do like how it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft.
Fourth step: Kiehl’s Calendula Toner (125 mL – $30) – I’ve mentioned this in my morning skincare routine. I really like how it doesn’t dry my skin up, it just feels moisturized and smooth. This is a bit pricey for the size, but it’s for sensitive skin and it has not broken me out at all. There is no scent really, and it works for me, so I will continue to purchase.
Fifth step: Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst-quenching serum (30 mL – $48) – I recently started using this, mostly for the winter time. The winters are very cold, windy, and dry here in Canada, so my skin is ridiculously dry for the entire duration of the season. I’ve heard a lot about this product, so I decided to try it out. This sinks into the skin quite fast, has a strange smell as you rub it in, but it doesn’t bother me too much. My skin does feel quite plump and moisturized after putting this on. Sometimes I’ll put it on day and night, depending if I’ll be spending some time in the cold. Overall, my skin’s dryness has been controlled for the most part, no flaky skin showing with my foundation. I do like this, but it is pricey, so I’m still deciding whether I should repurchase or not.
Sixth step: Ole Henriksen Fresh Start Eye Creme (30 mL – $48) – I’ve mentioned this product in my morning skincare routine. I really like the texture, it’s not too thick and it’s not too watery. I also like how it’s unscented. Overall, I like this product, but unsure if I will repurchase, as I like to try different brands for eye cremes.
Seventh step: Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream (85g – $10) – This is actually a thick cream for dry areas of your body (knees, elbows, etc.) but on the back of the tube, it says that it’s an excellent night moisturizer. I was skeptical at first because of the fact that it’s not specific for the face, but I really wanted something thick and moisturizing at night. This is my second tube of this, and I really like it. Like I mentioned before, my skin is ridiculously dry in the winter, and I think this really helps. My skin just feels so hydrated when I put it on, and in the morning, my skin looks so smooth and soft. Cetaphil has never broken me out, so that’s a plus. Overall, if you have very dry skin, I really do recommend this or any other Cetaphil product. I have, and will continue to repurchase!
That’s my nighttime routine? What do you use at night?