Skin Care Routine Roundup III

Since my last skin care roundup post I’ve discovered some new and incredible products. Also as a skin care fanatic, I am always testing some recently acquired additions. One huge standout these past couple of months is the S.W. Basics Toner. This products alone has completely cured a nasty bout of Seborrheic Dermatitis that I was dealing with. Another favorite is the Shea Terra Cleanser which continues to keep me blemish-free.



cleanse – Shea Terra Argan Oil & Acacia Honey Facial Wash (review)

tone – Gressa Rejuvenating Mist (review)

oil/serum – MVO Pacific Facial Oil (testing)

cream – Dr. Alkaitis Night Cream

eye cream – Arcona Eye Serum (new and loving)

+ Kahina Argan Oil if needed (review)


makeup remover – Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Active Moisture Cleansing Oil (review)

cleanse – Wedderspoon Manuka Honey or Shea Terra Cleanser (using clarisonic)

tone – S.W. Basics Toner (review to follow)

serum/oil – RMS Beauty Oil (not pictured)

cream – Dr. Alkaitis Night Cream and Kahina Argan Oil (if needed)

eye – Arcona Eye Serum


  • Shea Terra Organics Rosemary & Herb Facial Steam
  • Osmia Organics Detox Exfoliating Mask (review)
  • Gressa Dirty Pretty Things (review)
  • One Love Organics Brand New Day
  • Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask (review)
  • Wedderspoon Organic Manuka Honey Active 16+

Skin Care Routine Day/night

A look at my current skin care routine

  1. John Masters Organics Bearberry balancing face wash – A fantastic cleanser for my combination skin. I switch off between this and a salicylic acne wash in the AM. See my review here. Get it at
  2. 100% Pure Organic Rose Hydrosol – Used as a toner after cleansing and throughout the day to refresh my skin in hot temperatures. Get it here.
  3. Arcona Magic White Ice AM/PM – A great serum chock full of antioxidants used to protect my skin from environmental factors and for additional hydration. I do switch up my serums when I am finished with them, but I do love this one, it has done a lot for my skin. Get it here.
  4. Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream – I’m a big fan of Weleda skin care products and this cream is divine. This product is a staple for me. Get it here.

  1. John Masters Organics Bearberry Balancing Face Wash – I use this in the PM as well to thoroughly cleanse my skin of dirt and makeup with my Clarisonic Mia.
  2. Dermae Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser – I will use this cleanser about 2 nights per week in place of my John Masters cleanser to help exfoiliate my skin. I only use this twice a week because it can be very drying. Get it here.
  3. Arcona Magic White Ice AM/PM
  4. Clarins Multi-Active Night – A n excellent moisturizing night cream that plumps dehydration lines and has many anti-aging benefits. This is a staple item for me. Get it here.
  5. Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil – I will add this aromatic oil to my moisturizer on the days that my night cream just won’t do. It is incredibly beneficial for dry skin, it instantly plumps and leaves your skin radiant. See my review here. Get is at 
  6. Clarsonic Mia – Hands down the most important step of my skin care routine. I use this every single night with a foaming cleanser to deeply cleanse my skin. My skin has considerably changed since the introduction of this to my daily routine. I suffered from adult acne earlier on and completely cleared it up thanks to a skin cleansing device.  This is the one item I would never want to do without. It also prepares your skin for the absorption of skin creams. Worth every penny. I previously used one by Olay Pro X which was a great cleansing system but upgraded to this sturdier and rechargeable version. See a post I did here on adult acne.

  1. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask – This mask is my favorite. I have been using it since I was 15. It deeply cleanses and instantly brightens my skin. This mask continues to work for my skin after 14 years. I think that says something. Get it at
  2. Philosophy The Microdelivery Mini Peel Pads – Again I have been using this product for many years. I love the way my skin looks and feels after use. I will use in the evenings and sleep with it on, sometimes with a light moisturizer on top, or alone. Get it at

Did any of these products Pique your interest? What are your skin care staples? I would love to here.