• Rachel B Goldenberg

My Evening Skincare Routine (and mini-rant about the beauty hazards of teaching voice...)

One of my most frequently asked questions is about my skin care routine.


Of course, I can share my skincare routine, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you. Skincare is tricky my friends. I am a 38 year old woman with sensitive, dry skin--and I live in a cold desert (have I mentioned that ever? LOL!) If you're interested in up-ing your skincare game, definitely consult an expert aesthetician.


(You should see me when I get a facial! I am a chatty Kathy by nature, but I go whole hog during a facial! My poor aesthetician is probably expecting a tired mum who just wants to relax--oh no! I ask QUESTIONS! And always buy products...because I am an excellent consumer...)


Here are my general steps:


1. Makeup removal

2. Cleanse

3. Exfoliation

4. Mask

5. Toner

6. Essence

7. Serum

8. Face oil

9. Moisturizer

10. Eye cream

11. Lip treatment/balm


Phew! That's a lot. I know. It's very "extra." But honestly, I cut it down most nights. I rarely exfoliate and mask on the same night--or do either every night. I often skip essence too. At the very least, I cleanse, tone and moisturize. I also never go to bed with makeup on.


I rotate products in and out regularly, but here's a list of the products I used in the video:


1. Makeup remover


Boscia MakeUp-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/makeup-breakup-cool-cleansing-oil-P254604


2. Cleanser


Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/checks-balances-frothy-face-wash-P297516


3. Exfoliation


Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

https://www.elemis.com/us/papaya-enzyme-peel.html


4. Mask


Hey Honey, Show Your Glow Colloidal Gold and Honey Beauty Mask

https://www.heyhoney.com/products/colloidal-gold-honey-beauty-mask-show-your-glow


5. Toner


Caudalie Lotion Tonique Hydratante

https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/moisturizing-toner-P253623


6. Essence


Caudalie Vinoperfect Essence

https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/vinoperfect-concentrated-brightening-essence-P420224


(OK, I didn't do this step, but this is the one I use when I "essence"...insert stupid meme here)


7. Serum


Kate Sommerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer and Serum

https://www.katesomerville.com/anti-aging-products-wrinkle-warrior-anti-wrinkle-treatment


8. Face Oil


Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil

https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/seaberry-moisturizing-face-oil-P374948


9. Moisturizer


Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask

https://uk.lizearle.com/product/superskin/superskin-overnight-mask


10. Eye Cream


It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

https://www.itcosmetics.ca/en/face/skincare/bye-bye-under-eye-eye-cream---smooths-brightens-depuffs/ITC_644.html#gclid=Cj0KCQjwhtT1BRCiARIsAGlY51ITtiLPp8OeUStY7xFUi8_CrJvHrNr_79Wd5olYlgubflyr0d_hd9UaAi1IEALw_wcB&start=29&cgid=whats-new


11. Lip balm/treatment


Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment

https://www.dermalogica.ca/on/demandware.store/Sites-dermalogica-ca-Site/en_CA/Product-Show?pid=232


(My lip balm was the freebie you get from admissions at Ambrose University, where I teach--that stuff is da bomb! AND FREE!!!)


12. Honorable mention to my acne treatment


Dr. Jart Teatreement

https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/dr-jart-teatreement-moisturizer-P454019


Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/acne-solutions-clinical-clearing-gel-P385432