As a follow up to my daytime skincare routine post, I only thought it proper to do a review on the products in my current nighttime skincare routine. Enjoy!
What I use:
- The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
- The Body Shop Nutriganics Refreshing Toner
- Indeed Labs Retinol Reface
- Indeed Labs Hydraluron
- The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
I’ve done a previous review on this AMAZING cleansing oil – click here if you want to read a more thorough review. I’ve been using this as my primary cleanser in the evenings for the past four months and I can’t get enough — I actually look forward to washing my face knowing I get to use this oil! I’m on my second bottle and I have a third already stashed away! This oil removes all of my makeup, right down to my waterproof mascara, without any harsh rubbing — it literally just melts it off. I would marry this oil if I could.
The Body Shop Nutriganics Refreshing Toner
I purchased a full size of this toner once I had finished a sample size that a very good friend of mine gave me (thanks Jenn!!). Toner has never been a product I used in any of my skincare routines, but I’ve really been enjoying how a good toner can give my skin an extra cleanse after cleansing and how it can prep my skin for the other products to follow.
The Nutriganics line from The Body Shop is one that is targeted to those who want to fight the first signs of ageing (30-40 years old). It’s a certified organic line and 98% of their ingredients are claimed to be of natural origin. I soak about half of a round cotton pad and wipe over my face and down my neck after using the cleansing oil. This toner is non-drying and quite soothing on my skin. It also has a more gel-like consistency as opposed to your typical liquid toner. I am enjoying this toner right now — but I am on the hunt for others that I might like better.
Retinol Reface by Indeed Labs
Retinol is a form of vitamin A and is considered one of the best anti-aging ingredients you can put on your skin. Retinol can help to diminish fine lines, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. It can also help to minimize pore size, unclogs pores, helps with acne and improves overall skintone. As we age, collegen, which are the building blocks of our skin, break down. Using retinol speeds up the skin’s cell turnover which naturally slows down as we get older.
If you read my morning skincare routine, you’ll see the other two products from Indeed Labs that I’m currently loving. This Retinol Reface is a love too! I’ve incorporated this product into my p.m. routine for the last three weeks and using it only in the evening. The first time I used it, I broke out in a couple spots on my chin. (They say there is some adjustment period for some people to get used to the retinol – can cause redness, dry patches, breakouts, etc. at first but with longer time use, skin will adapt and less side effects). No big deal. I continued on with using it every other night for the first week and then every night since then with no issues.
This has no smell and is a light lotion formula that absorbs super fast and easy into the skin. Retinol is considered one of those anti-ageing ingredients that is most effective over long-term use. I will continue to use this product (and maybe try out other retinol products in the future) to ensure I reap the benefits of this anti-aging powerhouse ingredient!
Hydraluron by Indeed Labs
Another winner in my books when it comes to making my skin look plump, healthy and happy. I use this as part of my a.m. skincare routine – click here to read my thoughts about it!
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream
The last step in my p.m. skincare routine is this light, fast-absorbing moisturizer. It claims to moisuturize for up to 12 hours (yes, when I wake up my skin still feels hydrated) and claims to plump and tone the skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve been using this cream for almost a month now and I honestly can’t say I’ve seen much of a difference except that it definitely holds up to it’s claim of keeping the skin very well moisturized for a long period of time. I would actually consider using this during the daytime once winter comes around again — really helps with dry skin. The smell is something like black licorice (to me); it’s not offensive and doesn’t linger around for too long. For it being a lightweight cream texture, it really performs like a heavier cream. I will continue to use this up, but like the toner… I will continue to be on the hunt for another night cream.
So there you have it — my nighttime skincare routine! Whenever I am able to, I try to to do my p.m. routine as soon as I get home from work — the longer I have some good ingredients soaking into my skin, I figure, the better! And if not, I am sure to do this before going to bed — takes about 5 minutes from start to finish. Well worth the time to not look like a complete mess in the morning!
Have you tried any of these products — do you like/dislike them? What’s your nighttime skincare routine consist of? What are some of your suggestions/favourites for toners and night creams?
Thanks for tuning in Pretties!!