SKINCARE | REGIMEN

January 10, 2018

I’m going to be like everybody else here and talk about a few New Year’s goals (even though I know I am a few days late). I have many goals but this post is dedicated specifically to my beauty routine. Why beauty? Because a new year means another year older and let’s face it, I am not getting any younger. So heading into 2018, I am going step up my beauty game and ensure that I keep my skin as youthful as possible.

/ Regenerating Cleanser /

I just discovered this brand, Tata Harper, and I love that they make products that are luxurious and effective, without the use of synthetic chemicals. I have been using the Regenerating Cleanser from this line for about two months now, and I really love it.

This cleanser gently exfoliates with apricot seed powder, removes buildup with pink clay and pomegranate enzymes, and refines pore appearance with white willow bark. It’s super gentle so you can use it everyday and after I wash my face, my skin feels refreshed, hydrated, and glowing.

Pros:

  • Exfoliates but gentle for everyday use
  • 100% of the total ingredients in this product are from natural origin
  • 82% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
  • It is vegetarian, free from toxins, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, all synthetic chemicals, and GMOs

Cons:

  • It’s a little pricey, but you don’t need more than one pump

/ NuFace /

What is this device? Looks cool and sleek but what does it do? NuFace delivers microcurrents to your face to go deep into your skin to tone facial muscles to improve skin tone, sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. I actually think the mini size of this device is big enough for all face sizes so save yourself some money and get the mini versus the full size.

I’ve been using it for about two weeks but didn’t take any “before” photos until after I started. Once I hit my 60 day marker (where NuFace says you should see results), I will take an “after” photo and compare for differences and lifting.

The On The Glow set includes a few travel sized add ons like the Gel Primer, the Prep and Go wipes, Anti-Aging Infusion Spray, and the Lifting Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Pros:

  • Small so easy to handle and great for traveling
  • Non-invasive
  • Five minutes a day
  • Different current settings

Cons:

  • You don’t really feel much while you use it so it’s hard to tell if it’s “working”
  • Instructions say you should use the device for 60 days straight to see a major difference
  • The Gel Primer feels great on the skin and is hydrating but you go through it quickly (I heard a good alternative is aloe vera)
  • If you don’t use the primer under the current it can feel a tad warm and tingly

/ Revitalizing Serum & Mist /

As you know, I am a huge fan of La Mer products (see my post of the La Mer hype here). While I’ve been using their Creme de la Mer, Eye Concentrate, and the Serum Essence, I just added The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum and The Mist to my winter skincare routine.

Prior to using the Revitalizing Hydrating Serum, I was using the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate in the evenings. While I still use the Kiehl’s serum to mix with my foundation to make my skin more dewy, I love the velvety and less oily feel of the Revitalizing Hydrating Serum. The Lime Tea Concentrate ingredient in the La Mer serum is a powerful antioxidant to protect and fight against environmental aggressors. Like all of La Mer products, this serum heals and repairs skin.

Pros:

  • Reduces fine lines and overall skin tone within a week
  • One pump covers your entire face
  • Very hydrating
  • Also use it on minor acne scars and I swear it helps to fade them

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Has a slight fragrance to it that other La Mer products don’t, but it goes away right after application

Since our skin tends to get more dry in cold weather, The Mist is great to lock in moisture after I’ve put on all my other skincare products. It also is a great refresher mid-day when you feel dry or need like your skin needs a boost of balance.

Pros:

  • Includes the legendary La Mer Miracle Broth
  • Leaves your face feeling refreshed
  • When you spray it, you feel a tinge of sting (not sure why), but I like that because it makes me feel like it’s doing something
  • One spray is all you need

Cons:

  • Pricey

/ Sun Protection /

As we all know, the sun is the enemy. Sun is the major cause of aging and wrinkles and even though I religiously put on sunscreen every morning 365 days a year, it’s not enough. You are supposed to apply some type of sunscreen to your face every 2 hours! I know that seems often, and quite frankly, who likes to put on sunscreen on top of makeup that has been on for a few hours?!

My go-to sunscreen is Elta MD. I love the lightweight feel of this sunscreen, plus it has no “sunscreen” scent to it, and it is recommended by so many dermatologists (trust me, I’ve been to many and I always see this specific brand at their offices). Most days I don’t wear makeup so applying sunscreen every two hours is not a biggie, but on days I do have makeup on, I put on a powder with SPF for that added protection.

Pros:

  • Recommended by dermatologists
  • Doesn’t clog pores or for sensitive skin
  • Fairly priced at $32
  • Doesn’t turn face white or smell like sunscreen
  • Has SPF 46!
  • One bottle lasts me almost a year

Cons:

  • Honestly, can’t think of any
  • Oh, I know, it’s not sponsored, I just LOVE it

So these are a few things that I’ve added to my skin care regimen this year. I would love to hear if you’ve tried any of these and your thoughts or if you have any must-try recommendations for me in your comments below!

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35 comments

Sirin January 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm

One of my main goals is definitely skincare too! Absolutely love your reviews. I’m currently using nuface products and I absolutely think it’s works!
Thank you for sharing love
Xx
Sirin
http://www.creativeecho.me

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Briana January 10, 2018 at 5:53 pm

What a great post! I love the reviews, I’m always down to try new skincare products!

Briana
https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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Tania January 10, 2018 at 10:55 pm

I love reading about what skincare products are working for people! Always wanted to try to La Mer but the price tag is a bit steep. Now that I’m starting to get some fine lines around my eyes though, maybe it’s time to take the leap! I have super oily skin though, so I’m not sure if something so emollient is ideal for me. Definitely going to check out EltaMD sunscreen!! I’m a sunscreen junkie too but I had NO IDEA that we are supposed to reapply every 2 hrs. If I’m outdoors I usually have make up on so I need to look into the powder you recommended as well. I really want a sunscreen mist that goes on nicely over make up but the ones I’ve tried have left me super greasy! Can’t there be a setting spray with sunscreen that has a nice matte finish??

xx freshfizzle

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Elizabeth T. January 11, 2018 at 12:04 am

Thank you so much for sharing all of these great products and the thorough reviews! <3 🙂 Taking good care of your skin is so important, but I know a lot of people don't take their skincare regimen that seriously I'm so glad that you shared some of your personal experiences in using these products!

XO, Elizabeth
http://clothestoyouuu.com

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Keri January 11, 2018 at 5:29 am

It looks like a nice product! Definitely expensive for me, but I guess it’s worth it if it lasts about a year 🙂

Enclothed Cognition

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Miki January 11, 2018 at 1:03 pm

I love this list since I have been looking for better products to improve my skin tone and now I’m also looking for anti-aging products more, especially with less sleep, more travel, changes in climates everywhere! I got the NuFace product back in December and haven’t used it consistently yet. I’m curious to see how it works for you in 60 days! I haven’t tried Tata Harper yet, but that sounds amazing. Need to check it out once I run out of my cleaners. I hope you had a great holiday and that 2018 is your best yet!

Xo,
Miki
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Courtney Hardy January 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm

The skincare looks awesome. It sounds really good.
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Sheree January 12, 2018 at 3:06 am

I’ve pretty much tried all except the Tata Harper cleanser and sounds like I should check it out and try it. I agree that NuFace gel runs through so quickly so it is great to know that Aloe Vera is a good alternative! I haven’t been doing this regime everyday but I do feel like my skin is tighter on the evenings that I use it. Great review and recommendations!

xo Sheree
PoshClassyMom.com

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Ankita Bardhan January 12, 2018 at 8:18 am

Skincare is my major goals for this year, I am trying to get into organic products more! I need to check these products out!
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! 🙂
xx
Ankita
http://realgirltalks.com/

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Sheree January 12, 2018 at 11:43 am

I love the bottle it comes in! Also, it is so hard to find great products without harmful chemicals in it and this product is definitely on my list to try! Also i’ll have to try the powder spf sunscreen because it is impossible to put on sunscreen when makeup is already applied.

~ xo Sheree
PoshClassyMom.com

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Elegant Duchess January 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Skincare is also one of my goals this year. I do need to beef up my skin routine and these products are fantastic xx

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Jessi Malay January 12, 2018 at 5:59 pm

Great post babe!! I actually just wrote about Tata Harper and NuFace in my blog post on 2018 beauty trends haha!! These are definitely going to be HUGE 🙂 I’m loving NuFace so far..and their exfoliating wipes are amazing too!

XO, Jessi
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Open Kloset January 13, 2018 at 11:28 am

Hey Sweetie,
How are you?
Sooo many Beauty Products:) Love your Reviews sooo Detailed and Honest:)
NuFace I always wanted to try…. I red
Sooo many good about their products.
Now I am
Obsessed with TriaBeauty laser and skinceuticals:)
Love, Kisses Karina
Happy Weekend

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Alessa January 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Looks amazing I want to take care of my skin routine!
Please visit my Blog!

http://www.alessabernal.com/
Alessa Bernal

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Sandy January 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Hi Christine! Thank you for sharing. I love reading about different skin care regimes. I recently received the NuFace device and can’t wait to try it so was thankful for reading your review so now I know what to expect. I too am asian and sometimes we can get away with good-looking skin without alot of care. But I don’t want to rely on my mom’s good genetics and be more proactive!
Happy Weekend!

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Rubi January 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Wow the NUface looks so cool, I was thinking I might get a Jade Roller but might opt for this one instead!!
x Rubi
Pose & Repeat

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Mercy January 14, 2018 at 9:26 pm

Top products! I want to try La Mer serum, I should get a hold of it. Thanks for inspo babe!

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Jenelle January 15, 2018 at 2:07 am

I love La Mer as well! But, I have not tried either of these! The serum sounds awesome! I might have to invest one day. Same with the Nu-Face system. Keen to hear how you get on with it. I have heard a lot of things that have already added it to my wish list!
xx Jenelle
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Jessica January 15, 2018 at 5:33 am

This is quite a comprehensive review dear. Love that you included pros and cons, it’s really honest and genuine. Thanks for sharing. Also, your photos are on point. Nicely done!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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Bernice January 15, 2018 at 5:55 am

I love reading everyone’s winter skincare recommendations so it prepares me for Australian winter! So many cool brands, and products I’ve never known!

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Esther January 15, 2018 at 8:45 am

Wow this is a great review. Best is that you included pros and cons. I am a huge fan of the la mere eye cream. I use it for 8 months now and would not use an other one.

Love, Esther
https://lifestyle-tale.com/teddy-coat/

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Simone January 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

I totally favour your serum, it sounds amazing! Skin care is so important, I really want to keep the skin soft and radiant.

xx Simone
Little Glittery Box

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Jen January 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm

I’m such a newbie when it comes to skin care. I’ve only heard of La Mer and although I haven’t tried anything from that line, I only hear great things about their products. I love hearing wheat kind of products other seasoned skin care artists are using because I’m so clueless! I will definitely check out Nuface and Tata Harper. I love that Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum. That’s a product I know and use. It smells soooo good. I’m going to have to try all these recommendations!

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Camille January 16, 2018 at 9:32 am

Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 I would love to try some of these products!

Camille xo

http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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Candace January 16, 2018 at 11:21 am

It typically doesn’t take much cleanser for my face anyway, so the pricey factor doesn’t bother me much since it usually lasts so long. I have never heard of Tata Harper before now, but I may need to check out that cleanser! I have also been seeing La Mer everywhere and people raving about how great their line is for all skin types. I must say that Revitalizing Hydrating Serum sounds like it would be a dream for my dry skin!

http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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maryam January 16, 2018 at 10:01 pm

This is such a nice and detailed review. It’s definitely a little pricy but I guess it’s worth the investment.

xx, Maryam
http://www.glamandposh.com

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Tandya Stewart January 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Healthy skin is also on my radar for the new year! Time doesn’t wait for anyone! Thank you for sharing pros and cons on your beauty products! I have heard a lot about the NuFace. I have been looking into buying! Thanks for the heads up on getting the smaller one!

XO
Tandya
http://www.simplytandya.com

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Nina Nguyen January 17, 2018 at 7:09 am

Skincare is one of my goals this year too! Thanks for sharing this babe, very helpful!
xx- Nina

http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2018/01/sporty-chic.html

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Darya January 17, 2018 at 9:34 am

Hi dear,

I’ve never heard of this brand. Now I’m searching for a perfect cleanser as my old ones don’t make my skin feels refreshed, hydrated, and glowing. I’ve checked the site of Tata Harper and now planning to order that cleanser. Sounds like a perfect beauty product!

xoxo
Darya

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Eva January 17, 2018 at 11:38 am

NIce products. Beginning with the esfoliafe is very important for me, I’m using too and my skin is more smooth and the next skincare products penetrate better. About the device I love them I would like to get every device in the world;)
I actually using one with ultrasonic and nutri + system and my skin improved a lot. After this any test that I make I saw my skin hydratation level results always perfect. Absolutely agree.
Xx
Eva
http://www.themermaidfashion.com

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Gil Zetbase January 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Great pics!
Have a nice week!
Gil Zetbase

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Laurelle January 17, 2018 at 6:57 pm

These products all sound amazing; I need to add them to my routine! I love La Mer, so I’m sure I’ll love that product!
-Laurelle
http://www.bellebylaurelle.com

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Lesley Kim January 18, 2018 at 9:11 am

These all sounds amazing! And La Mer is great!! Happy new year

Lesley Kim

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Eena January 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm

These products sound really amazing! Reading this post reminded me how important skin care really is and that’s something I really want to work on this year. Thanks for sharing!

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lesley kim March 5, 2018 at 10:07 pm

great skincare routine! Ive been using my nuface more because of you, though I now have fallen off my routine. Love your blog and IG =)

Lesley-Kim

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