Friday, January 4, 2013

Update and My Current Skin Care Routine

Happy New Year everyone! It has been a while since my last post. I have had some thinking to do about blogging and what I want from it. I tossed up whether to completely cease in posting on Keeping Up With Me. I have decided to continue but there will be some changes. The main change is that I will no longer accept samples for review. I will discuss products I have purchased or received as gifts from friends/family. I am grateful for the samples I have received in the past, I still may refer to them on my blog from time to time but I will still disclose if it is a PR sample. In a nutshell I am not going to accept any further samples as of NOW. The other change is that I will probably blog about other things to do with life other than beauty products. I started introducing this a little while ago but from now I will definitely vary my posts. Today I am going to stick with a beauty topic though! My skincare routine has changed recently so I will give you an overview of what I am using.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser

This cleanser is one I used most in 2012. It is perfect for sensitive skin and actually cleans my skin. I find some "gentle" cleansers leave a gross film on my face or my skin just doesn't feel clean. Previously reviewed here. I use this both morning and night.

ASAP Super C Serum

I had never used a C serum until a couple of months ago. I have heard a heap about the effects of C on scarring. I have some pigmentation and faint acne scarring which has been annoying me for ages. Since starting to use this I have noticed a slight reduction in my pigmentation. I use this with a good sunscreen every day, usually Dr Jart BB Cream SPF 45. I will keep using this for a little longer to make up my mind on whether to repurchase. I use this in the morning.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist

This is my all time favorite toner product. It is soothing on my skin which at times is a little sensitive. I have previously reviewed this here. I use this both morning and night.

ASAP Clear Skin Gel

I have had breakouts on my forehead for a long time, no matter what I would use I would never see relief. All i would see was more blemishes. My friend Lucy  who has a wealth of knowledge on skin care recommended I try this product on the areas where I am prone to breakouts. It contains AHA/BHA to remove dead skin cells. Since using this I have seen a MASSIVE improvement in my skin, I am so grateful to Lucy for recommending this. She also recommended the ASAP Vitamin C Serum. I use ASAP Clear Skin Gel in the evening only.

Akin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil

I have used RHO on and off for a while. I was convinced it was causing breakouts but I have been using it a while this time and had minimal breakouts. I love how this hydrates my skin and gives it a radiant look in the mornings. My skin feels amazingly soft when using this. I mostly apply it to areas where I haven't applied ASAP Skin Clear Gel at night time.

Ultraceuticals Ultra Moisturizer Cream

I have been only using this product for a few days as I purchased it late last week. I use this in the evenings and have now started applying it in the mornings also. It feels like just enough moisture, especially for the evenings where I already have applied RHO in most areas. Another product receommended by Lucy! 

Alpha H Age Delay Intensive Eye and Lip Treatment

This eye cream I am using twice per day and I am not so sure about it. I think my eye area is a little dry and in need of more intensive hydration. I think I need to find a different brand/formula to purchase once this is finished. I would love to hear some ideas from you.

Dermalogica Cleansing Cloth

As I am typing this I have realized that I didn't include Dermalogica Precleanse in the photo. I use Precleanse to remove makeup prior to actually cleansing my face. Onto the cloth...... I have been using this for about a fortnight after a discussion about muslin cloths on twitter. I haven't yet purchased a muslin cloth but in the meantime I found this Dermalogica cleansing cloth in my skincare bag. I have been highly suspicious recently that granular scrubs may be spreading bacteria from breakouts onto my healthy skin. I have stopped using the scrubs and instead use this cloth with cleanser to gently exfoliate my skin. So far so good here, no new breakouts and my skin is feeling soft! 

That is my current skincare routine. I am being honest, I don't use masques as I am lazy. 


  1. Happy to see you blogging again! :-)

  2. I'm so glad some of my recommendations are working for you! Skincare can be so tricky sometimes - it's so satisfying when you find a routine that works for you! I'm sorry to hear the Alpha-H Age Delay Eye Cream isn't doing much for you - eye creams can be really tricky too, I've had a lot of problems trying to find suitable ones in the past so I don't really vary mine all that much! Clinique All About Eyes Rich might be a good one for you though? I've used the non rich version and loved it - and great for sensitive skin.

  3. Great post, i love your blog i just found you whilst looking for a Nars sheer glow review! xxx

  4. I definitely need to get into the RHO. I'm just worried about it causing breakouts.


I love reading your comments, if you have any questions just ask!
Please don't leave links in the comments section. Others can easily find your blog by clicking on your name/profile.


Related Posts with Thumbnails