AM to PM Skincare Routine

Before I left for Paris, Sunday Riley sent me the best kit including some of their products to take with me!
I have been a fan of Sunday Riley Tidal cream for a few years now, but they sent me a few other products to try!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, however, Sunday Riley did send their C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum and Good Genes All-In One Lactic Acid Treatment products to me for free. The opinions are all my own, and I was not paid for this post. 


I have always had dry, but prone to breakouts skin.
Two years ago when I first moved downtown, I went into Sephora and had a Skin Fit consultation. This is where they get to know you skin type, give you an oxygen facial, and apply some of their products that they recommend for you. I believe you have to spend around C$75 at Sephora, and then this service is free!? You book the appointment ahead of time, and then that C$75 (?!) spend can include products that you buy after the appointment. I honestly cannot recommend this enough! It was a game changer for my skin and so helpful! 

Below I will go over my morning and night routine and tell you the products that were recommended for my skin, as well as how I have incorporated the two Sunday Riley products I was recently sent into this routine. 

Morning Routine:

Face Wash:
I start my morning by washing my face with Clarimatte™ T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel, and even though it is typically recommended for more of an oily-normal skin type, it has been incredible on my skin! I talked to the REN consultant in store the day I had my skin fit appointment, and it was such a great recommendation.

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Another tip is using baby facecloths. I wet my face with my hands, apply the above face wash, and use these to wash away the excess face wash. They typically come in a pack of... maybe 6 or more?! and I use them once, and then toss them in the laundry (let them dry first). I find this to be way better on my skin because I am not washing my face with the bacteria left over from the day before. 
Here are the ones I have - yes I buy the cute baby prints.

Eye cream:
The eye cream that I use is Fresh: Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream. I gently pat this on under my eyes, up to the outer corners. I am really careful not to get it too close to my lash line - I am not sure if anyone else is sensitive to this, but if I get creams or oils near my lash line I get styes (not nice!!!).
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Face cream: 
This is where I was first introduced to Sunday Riley!! I have been a huge fan of their Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream! I have recommended this to countless people and they all come back telling me how much they love it. I lightly pat this onto my face. It's really important not to rub (so I have been told) because it is more likely to create wrinkles, so I am really delicate with the skin on my face! I absolutely love this as a face cream. I never have any issues with breakouts!
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Night Routine:

First I want to start by saying how important it is to change your pillowcase often! You sweat and produce oils that stay on your pillowcase, and even though you go to bed with a clean face, you put it on a pillowcase, that after a few days, is dirty! I really find this helps my skin.

Face Wash:
My night routine also includes Clarimatte™ T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel, with one slight difference. I use my Foreo Mini to help get a deeper clean. I could probably use this in the morning and at night, but I don't have time for that  (I try to have a really quick routine to get me out the door faster - and sleep in longer!). If you have never heard of Foreo, check it out! I really think it is a great product and my skin feels really soft after using it.

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Face Mask: 

The Rose Clay mask I use more often, I think my skin looks glowy after, and I don't think it is as harsh on my skin as I find the GlamGlow is. Though, If I have a little breakout, then I use the GlamGlow on the breakout every night until it goes away.
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Eye cream:
I also apply the  Fresh: Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream at night! It is never too early to worry about wrinkles and skin. You have to start early to protect your skin!
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Face cream: 
I use Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream at night as well. Like I said, I really love this cream and because it is really lightweight, it is great at night too.
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Good Genes All-In One Lactic Acid Treatment:
Good Genes All-In One Lactic Acid Treatment is one of the products that Sunday Riley sent to me, and I have heard incredible things about this product, but was always hesitant to purchase. Everyone was right though - it is an incredible product. I apply it before bed in those areas where I am starting to find wrinkles creeping up on me, and I have noticed they are disappearing, which is great! Once I started to see a difference on my face, I started to apply it to a scar on my hand, and even though that isn't what this is for - I have seen some reduced scarring appearance!!
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C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum:
C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum is the other product that Sunday Riley sent to me! This is a product I hadn't heard as much about, but Sephora has incredible reviews on it.
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On Sephora it is described as:
What it is: A highly-potent, fast-absorbing serum infused with 15 percent THD ascorbate (vitamin C) to fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations, while instantly increasing brightness, radiance, and luminosity. 
Solutions for: Uneven skin tone, Dullness and uneven texture, Pores 
That all sounds pretty great to me, so I have also been applying this at night to my face and I have really noticed a different in dullness and dark spots.

I hope this clears up some of the questions that I get asked on instagram about my skin routine, but please feel free to send me a message or write a comment below if you have any questions!

1 comment:

  1. Loved reading your routine! Did not know Sephora did that! I need to try these wash cloths! And I need to start using my foreo again!!!