Bioderma's iconic Sensibio water, which used to be impossible to find in the States, but is now available at BeautyLish.)
one is a 15 percent solution with a little Vitamin E added. (Link is to Amazon, and if you buy it I might get money. I never have, but it could happen. Someday.)
After working out and/or in the shower
1. Cleanse with my Clarisonic Mia, using the sensitive skin brush head. I've mentioned before how I love the Clarisonic + Cetaphil combination, but I had this tube of cleanser
2. Five drops of Vitamin C serum.
5. On goes the makeup.
1. Double cleanse almost EVERY DAY because unless I'm bed with the flu, I'm usually wearing either some kind of spackle or sunscreen. First step is SKII facial cleansing oil. It's a little heavier than my first and best-beloved facial cleansing oil, a Shiseido product I bought at a Japanese supermarket for $16, but it's doing the job. One pump or two on dry skin followed by about a minute of light facial massage, then a scoop of water, which emulsifies the oil into a milky fluid, then rinse clean with running water from the tap, not the sink.
I used to do that until I realized that some nights I used a little Micellar water and called it quits simply because I was unwilling to douse everything in sight--including me and my nightwear of choice--with pints and pints of water. My XXX-Large Boston Red Sox World Series Champions t-shirt deserves better than that. And so does my face. So don't do as I did; rinse with clear water. Just don't splash it all over the place.
4. A tiny bit of Amore Pacific eye cream all over the eye area and even over the browbone because apparently it migrates while you sleep.
5. Some other cream all over my face. Sometimes it's an oil,
6. Something for my neck. Usually the oil or Swiss Performing Extract, because they're easier to spread.
Admittedly, this takes a bit of time. But I find that it's worth it. As dear Caroline says, "It's your face." And don't you notice that whenever you lavish care on something, it has a way of thanking you? I mean, except children, of course.
P.S. If you've read this far, you'll probably enjoy Caroline Hiron's posts on cleansing, eye cream, and top tips for great skin.