Skincare Routine AM


✦ lazy girl’s morning skin care edition by mari 

+ deep cleanse snow flake whipping cleanser by nooni 
+ peach punch cleansing water toner by tony moly 
+ niacinamide 10% + zinc 1% by the ordinary
+ fresh lotus soothing gel by the face shop 
+ all around safe block essence sun spa 45 / pa +++ by missha 

+ be extra like marie antoinette: hair band, alligator clips, daiso net, nooni foam maker 

I have dry and dehydrated skin. my skin concerns are dullness, some hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. I started getting into skincare around 2016. I tried a lot of lush and k-beauty products that made my skin feel super happy and pampered. If you’re interested in my skincare history products, I would be more than happy to do a post on that, but for this particular post, I would only be featuring products I have been currently using. Before taking a dip into the skincare arena, circa 2014, I only relied on makeup to hide my imperfections which was very bad of me, I know. But I feel like, we’ve all been there at one point or another.  I’d say that after 3 years, I do hold some sort of expertise in how to take care of the skin properly, so I’d like to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way and I hope that this post is something that becomes helpful to you. Without further ado, welcome to my morning skincare regime.


deep cleanse snowflake whipping cleanser by nooni 

The first step is this product by Nooni. this is the product that was supposed to go with Nooni’s marshmallow whip maker (rich foam cleanser), but I never actually got to use it in conjunction with that because I prefer using the Daiso net that I bought over it. The net produces an actual whip texture as opposed to the misnomer whip maker which produced more of a foamy texture than a rich whip one. That being said, I haven’t used either one of those this year. But I did use it last summer to change my skincare up a bit. 

I think this product performs well on its own. I actually prefer using it straight out of the tube and just getting a pearl dropped size on the back of my hand and then spreading it directly and thinly on my face. So it works as a cleanser and a mask for me as well. I just let it sit there for 30 seconds and then I rinse it out with cold water.

In regards to my hair getting in the way, I just pull it back by using my other hand to push my bangs back from my forehead. Also, I just tuck my hair behind my ears. others like to use a hairband or some sort of clip. sometimes I do go for those, it’s just when I’m feeling lazy, which is all the time, I usu don’t.  

This has a nice clean scent and I love that it isn’t overpowering. After using this it made my skin feel squeaky clean as a foam cleanser would. I have dry skin, so I should probably stick to gel and oil cleansers, but for some reason, I always end up repurchasing foam cleansers. 

peach punch cleansing water toner by tony moly 

I think this did a classic job as a toner. it made my pores tight and the texture felt soft after using it with a cotton ball / flat cotton pad. I usually just count 5 to 7 drops  (7 skin method ) on the palm of my hand and by doing that I use the toner as a moisturizer as well. My first impression of this product is that it might not be a good match for my skin. because after using it a couple of times, my skin looked red and irritated. But after a while, my skin adjusted and it actually ended up liking it. This product lasted me around 3-4 months. This smelled like peach candy and it made me very happy to use it. 

niacinamide 10% + zinc 1% by the ordinary

A lot of people say they don’t like the ordinary line. I sort of agree with them, I sort of don’t. It doesn’t give you fast results that’s for sure. And I think that’s why a lot of people dislike this product because they might as well have applied nothing. For me, in my personal experience,  it worked slow and works more for nourishment and maintenance than a showy kind of product would. It did work to lighten up my blemish and hyperpigmentation to the point where they are not that noticeable anymore. I also think it made the texture near my nose and cheeks look a lot smaller. So, I feel like, for the price of this serum, I think it performs pretty well. But if you are looking for products with immediate results, this product might not be something you’d like to try. This product doesn’t have any scent, which I really like. I don’t like products that have an overwhelming fragrance. I also prefer this to address dullness over vitamin c serums, just because I can’t fuck with vitamin c shelf life and how you have to keep it away from the sunlight and that it expires within 3-4 months as opposed to this one which lasts for at least a year. 

fresh lotus soothing gel by the face shop 

I love this product as a moisturizer. I am thankful that gel moisturizers exist for dry and dehydrated skin because I feel like heavy creams just sit on top of my skin and just glide around there. Or if it does get absorbed my skin becomes very oily and overproduces oil. So I’m glad that switching to a gel moisturizer has helped with my dehydrated skin tremendously. My skin loves soaking it up and it doesn’t get overwhelmed by it. Works perfectly as a primer before makeup and it also plays nicely with my sunscreen. 

This smells flowery but it’s very faint which is so nice. After I’m out of toners to sample, I actually plan on using this as a 3 in one product: toner, moisturizer, and mask serum.  Mask serum, because I don’t really fancy using face masks that much anymore. I only really got back into it after Chiara Ferragni showed that she loves using masks on her insta-stories lol. But yup, the cooling effect of this gel moisturizer also fulfills that of a toner and sheet masks as well for me, allowing me to skip more steps in my skincare routine! 

all around safe block essence sun spa 45 / pa +++ by missha 

This smells very citrusy and fun. I feel like I get a boost of happiness after patting and layering this onto my skin as the last step for my skincare routine. It’s very creamy yet very light. it’s not too oily. I use to used my holy grail Anessa sunscreen and that one is nice and milky, but I’ve noticed that it gives me mini breakouts if I’m not careful and I end up putting too much. With this one, that doesn’t seem to be an issue, as I sometimes end up squeezing too much product out and yet it spreads out nicely on my skin and it absorbs really fast. 

I use the serum and the moisturizer as extra skips daily actually. On days when my skin is feeling extra dull, I add those two steps. my daily skincare routine can be condensed into just 3 steps tho:

+ cleanser 
+ toner 
+ sunscreen 

Toner and sunscreen are really the two products I rely on for moisturizers. The seven skin method and sunscreen multi-functions for me as a hydrating primer before makeup. So I never stay on my vanity table for that long. With just three steps, I’m usually ready to go about my day in like five to ten minutes. With the other two steps included, I end up getting ready for like twenty minutes which is double the time if I’m feeling like my skin needs some TLC. 

This is Part I of my skincare routine. I hope u join me again for Part II, where I expand on how I take care of my skin during the night and what I also do every week to maintain its healthy glow and velvety texture.

What do u guys use for your skincare routine? let me know in the comment section! See you in the next post! 

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  1. loved reading through this! Keep it up :D

  2. Awww ty so much! Appreciate you stopping by xx


  3. I love reading about people's skincare routines. I like that you keep things fairly simple. I need to check out niacinamide. My skin needs that kind of TLC. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

    1. Aww thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on my post! And I agree. Simple skincare is the best skincare ♥ xx


  4. I love The Ordinary products, they're so good for the price xx

    Gemma • ❤️

    1. Yup I agree c: It's nice to be able to try highly coveted ingredients in a more affordable price!




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