Ever since I hit puberty, I have struggled with my skin. It is super oil but also red and dry. I have tried almost every acne product on the market and NOTHING works. I finally met with a dermatologist back in high school and was put on prescription medicine for several years. However, now that puberty is over, so is my prescription medicine. So, I have been perfecting my non-prescription regime for the past three years and I my current routine seems to be juuust right.
I have been using Kiehl’s forever and I love their products. This face wash is the best stuff I have ever used. They took it off the market for a few months last year to re-do the formula, and it was such a struggle to find a replacement. Once the new formula was released, I literally ran to the store to stock up! I wash my face every morning and night with this cleanser. I have one bottle in the shower and one bottle on my sink – it’s that great.
After I wash my face, I apply this toner on my face and neck. If my skin is feeling dry, I cut back on the toner and only use it every other day or just at night. It works great on acne prone skin and it helps control the oil on your face.
These two products are amazing! I swear they have given me the best skin of my life. Since I started using them, I have received tons of compliments on my skin. I highly recommend using them together. Each time I run out of one, my skin definitely feels the effects. They are a bit pricey but I promise they are worth it. Sephora offers a set with both products in mini sizes so you can give them a try before breaking the bank. The Night Oil has retinol in it, which helps with acne and wrinkles. However, you can only use it at night and it works best if you let it sit for 10-15 minutes before applying the Good Genes lactic acid. I use the Good Genes twice a day and it both brightens and plumps up my skin. I’m telling you, these products work miracles on my skin.
After I apply my Good Genes, I apply a small amount of Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil on my face, neck and the back of my hands. I have been using this stuff for years now and it really helps to keep my skin hydrated, especially during the Summer. This oil is only meant to be used at night time but Kiehl’s also offers a Daily Reviving Oil that works just as well. I personally stick to the night oil because I don’t want to look too oily during the day.
Last, I apply Kiehl’s Rosa Artica cream all over my face and neck. I only use this lotion at night time because I like to use a CC cream during the day. However, I have tested many night creams and this is my favorite. It smells great and is light weight. It also has anti-aging properties which will hopefully help to keep the wrinkles away!
While these products work well for me, this combination may not work for all skin types. Each product works amazingly so depending on what your skin needs are, they may work for you as well!