it has been awhile since i shared my skincare routine. the last time i posted mine was over two years ago and i have changed it up quite a bit.

some of my favorite skincare/beauty products at the moment are: mario badescu glycolic foam cleanser. i use this in the shower along with my clarisonic, which i freakin' love and recommend to everyone. the two of these products together have made my skin look and feel brighter and smoother. i use tatcha radiant brightening serum. a splurge, but totally worth it. i have a friend who is an esthetician who said that if you are going to spend money on your skincare, make it a serum. the benefits range from anti-aging, to brightening, to firming and the higher concentrated the serum, the better. serum goes on before you moisturize. it does not replace your moisturizer. i have been using the mario badescu oil free moisturizer with SPF-17. i recently picked up a garnier anti-puff eye roller and really like it. i still use quite a few super products, that i mentioned before, but the line was discontinued and is no longer available. i stocked up during their clearance sale and will have to find a good replacement for their omega oil that i love so dearly and the night time anti-aging products that i use. any suggestions are welcome.

a couple other products that i love and should mention: bliss lid + lash wash makeup remover. it is the best eye makeup remover i have ever used. i have been using benetint on my cheeks and rosebud salve on my lips for the past 13 years. lastly, a new favorite of mine is aesop resurrection. a mothers day gift from my sweet husband and another splurge, but worth it.

care to share some of the products that you are currently loving?


  • kristen

    Thank you for sharing these – especially the advice about the serums.

  • kristen

    Thank you for sharing these – especially the advice about the serums.

  • Christine

    You should try the new Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Omega Oil. I, too, was a Super user and switched to this recently. It’s amazing.

  • Christine

    You should try Ole Henrikson’s Truth Omega Oil Serum. It’s great. I, too, was a Super user and just switched over.

  • kelly

    dr hauschka line ! since a long time ago now
    try the rose cream first

  • Tori

    I’m all about Fig + Yarrow at the moment. Their cleansing nectar is so great and I love the yarrow buttercream for my dry skin. All of the products are hand-crafted and organic. Amazing stuff! Thanks for the info about serums.
    much love,

  • Veralynn @ Joie de V

    Right now I am loving the Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (you can buy it through Sephora: I do my normal skin routine and use this in place of my usual moisturizer at night. I wake up the next morning and my skin is baby butt soft. It’s doing wonders in terms of brightening, moisturizing, and evening my skin tone. A win win win!

  • susan

    coconut oil is amazing for skin care, and it also takes off eye makeup very, very well!

  • YP

    i use the eye roller in the morning too, and in a pinch thats the only thing i would apply. i like your overview!

  • nicole

    NUDE Skincare makes a really nice omega oil called ProGenius. I also love the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. :)

  • jensen

    I have heard nothing but good things about Fig + Yarrow, and am patiently waiting for their shop to be back up and running.
    I also swear by this face brush that I found at Muji a few months back: (it’s also great if your face is a little sensitive for the clairsonic)
    Also, really love thayer’s witch hazel toner, so good!

  • Raluca | WhatWouldGwynethDo

    I am also a huge Mario Badescu fan (love their enzyme cleansing gel and the vitamin C Serum). Am also really excited to give the SW Basics line a try, just got some sent my way and they look great.

  • Heather R

    I’m an Arcona lady for the long haul. Their acne line really saved me when I still had breakouts frequently in my early and mid-20s. The cranberry gommage in particular is wonderful for just about anybody who wants a good exfoliation, I think. Gets you super smooth:

  • nicole

    You might like NUDE Skincare’s omega oil called ProGenius. I personally like Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate :)

  • Cookoorikoo

    the kiehl’s cryste marine firming cream and eye cream are awesome.

  • Audrinajulia

    Surprisingly it’s great to know that you don’t use much anti aging in your routine than the regular moisturizer and your skin looks great! I always look forward having a postof you regarding your current skincare, the last time from your post is about kieh’ls if i remember it right. You have a great skin and thanks for sharing yours. Turning 40 this year i’m focus on a brightening/ vit c serum this days to avoid sun dmage and age spots, aside from i’m using sunblock. Our country is tropical so might better to have protection than sorry. Estee lauder advance night repir serum is a favorite of mine, it likes it turnsbacks time. However i also want to focus on some organic natural product for a healthier application, argan oil is a great choice. too.
    Your skin is fantastic and flawlless james, keep it up.:)

  • Kathi

    hi these sound like great products. would you recommend for people in their early 20s to use these? I am currently using the 3 stepp clinique as well as a vichy proeven cleanser however the three step clinique worked well for awhile after awhile though didnt really see much results.. looking for a better product now. the products that i am interested here would be : 1) mario badescu glycolic foam cleanser and 2) the tatcha brightening serum i am 21 and wodering if they would be good for me as i am in my early 20s..21.

  • Joann @ Woman in Real Life

    I should get using my Lady Soma serum again! I would be glad to have a good eye makeup remover. I haven’t found one that satisfies me yet. :)

  • Ashley

    I replaced my Super with Dr Pericone products. Super was his cheaper line. I highly reccomnd the cold plasma and the anti wrinkle serum. Expensive, but it works!!

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