Skincare Favourites

A couple years ago, my skin was in rough shape. It was dry & flakey, but somehow still oily and nothing I was using was doing anything to help. I had serious acne hyper-pigmentation that was not pretty, and I knew I needed to do something to help my skin.

I had always had good luck with Clinique in the past (and Benefit's Dear John Moisturizer, RIP) so I decided to finally try their Even Better Serum & Moisture Surge Cream. I loved both, and even blogged about them a couple years ago. I've tried several creams from Clinique since, but the Moisture Surge is still a favourite (in both the regular & intense) for evening.

A couple months ago, I tried out the Fresh Rose Hydrating Gel Cream, off a recommendation from a Sephora associate. I have never liked anything with 'gel' in the name before, as I've never found them moisturizing enough, and I was worried the scent might bother my skin. I'm pretty sure I convinced myself I was going to return it before even trying it at home haha

But, I loved it! The scent is one of my favourite aspects, and it's so hydrating and calming and makes my skin so happy :)

Back in September, I went to a Rouge event at the Sephora on Bloor St (thanks for the invite Brenna!) for Caudalie. We learned all about the brand & their philosophy and I was really impressed. One product kept catching my attention, the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, so I decided to try it.

I'm always a bit skeptical of products that promise a lot, but I definitely notice a big difference in my skin since I started using it. Caudalie products all have this earthy, natural scent that I love, and I've loved trying all out the favourite products from this kit. The lip balm sits on my desk, and the Beauty Elixir smells divine.

I'm happy to report that my skin is very happy now :) I truly believe in taking care of my skin and I try to use products that help it to be the best it can be. It still has the occasional flare up, but that's usually from not washing my face or something, and this combo helps calm it right down.

I would love to know what you use! Any tried & true favourites on your vanity?