I know what you are thinking. “Um, Mimsy, aren’t you missing a few products there?” Well yes, yes I am. This week was the final push to get my current book done and out. Literally everything else in my world took a back seat to this. Skincare was simplified to just a few elements as well.
Makeup Remover: Makeup Eraser
Moisturizer (Day) Korres Santorini Grape Poreless Skin Cream
Night Cream/Moisturizer: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream
That’s it. I used the Clove and Hallow to wash my face. It is a fantastic cleanser and very gentle on the skin. Plus as it is a powder, you really only need a little of it. The big trick though is to tilt the bottle slowly. As the product level drops, the powder will hit the holes with force if you just upend it and then you have a powder explosion. It is easy to clean up as it just rinses off, but it does waste a bit of product and this isn’t a product I want to waste.
For day cream I used the Korres. I really like it and I think that the salicylic acid that is in the moisturizer has helped keep my pores from clogging as I am reaching the sweaty time of the season where clogged pores seem to multiply. Right now they are less than usual which I appreciate.
The whipped formula of the Kiehls has been nice at night. I don’t know why the light blue color of the cream amuses me, but it does every time i open the jar. The jar is almost empty though so last week may be my last with it. It is a good cream and I would certainly use it again. The scent is lightly medicinal but it provides just the right amount of night time moisture.
And yeah that was my skincare for this week. It was pared down to just the basics. Makeup came off with the Makeup eraser and I used a cleanser and moisturizers. Will I keep this paired down routine? No. I will start rolling products back in. But when I didn’t have any time to spare this week, this was a great set of products to work with.