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I can honestly say that skincare has grown to become one of the most important aspects of my daily routine. While inner beauty is just as important, what you put on your face will make you or literally break you (I’ve been there already, trust me). After dealing with a traumatic few years battling acne, I experimented heavily and tried loads of products. I still continue to experiment for the ultimate skincare routine, but what I have now works pretty well with my breakout-prone skin. Read on to see which products I use for my day and night skincare routine.

スキンケアは私にとって日々のルティーンで最も欠かせないステップです。インナービューティーももちろん大切ですが、触れるものに寄って肌は良くなるかもしれないし、悪くなるかもしれない。ニキビにひどく悩まされた時期があったので、ここ数年沢山のスキンケア商品を試し試して、今でも新しいものを常にトライしています。今現在使っているスキンケアアイテムは、ニキビが出来やすい私の肌を悪化させない愛用品。私がおすすめする朝晩用のスキンケアアイテムを全て紹介します!

SKINCARE 101 : My Daily Routine

My Daily Skincare Routine & Recommended Products

*Please note that results will vary for each person when using the following products. If you try a new product, I advise reading the ingredient label carefully, as well as doing a patch test.

  1. Toner – Toning is the most important step after cleansing (check out my post on cleansing here). You essentially clean up any residue that is left on your skin after you wash your face. I’m currently using Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner (Alcohol-Free), which is said to be gentle enough for all skin types. Using a cotton pad, I gently wipe my face and neck.
  2. Essence – This is a very popular step in Korean skincare, and since I’m such a skincare junkie, I had to give it a try. I actually started with the Tony Moly dupe, but one of my friends gave me a sample of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and my skin just loved it. What an essence essentially does is add another layer of hydration that is more lightweight than a serum, and should be applied after toning the skin. Even though the SK-II essence is probably the most expensive one out there, it’s definitely worth every buck for me and it’s one of those things that will make a difference with continued use. I take a quarter-sized amount in my hand and apply all over my face.
  3. Serum – AKA anti-aging. I’ve gone though several bottles of Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, and while I do use it for the anti-wrinkle benefits, I feel like my makeup goes on better after I apply this. A little goes a long way.
  4. Facial Oil – I use two different ones for day and night. In the morning, I put a few drops of KneippBio Oil (Rose) in the palm of my hand, rub it for added warmth and apply all over my face, making sure it seeps into my skin. I remember picking this up one day to try, and my skin reacted so well to it. I love how it smells, too. For nighttime, my go-to is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a mixture of lavender essential oil, evening primrose oil, and squalene, to name a few key ingredients. This serum/oil helps restore skin’s texture overnight for a fresher, dewy look in the morning. I love how lightweight this one is and how smooth my skin feels in the morning.
  5. Eye Cream – I recently just started using the Valmont Eye Gel Cream, and the area around my eyes felt so much smoother, so much more plump after use! Valmont is a luxury skincare brand based in Switzerland, and they finally opened a store at GINZA SIX in Tokyo. Another more affordable option I like is Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. Very moisturizing!
  6. Moisturizer – This is the trick to seal all the goodness of the previous products in. My current favorite moisturizer for day (also a favorite for many makeup artists I’ve worked with) is the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè. It provides much-needed moisture without feeling heavy, and also doubles as a primer for makeup application. For nighttime, I indulge myself in Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream. This product actually won the Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2016 (!!), and is a great face cream to help retain moisture for ultra-hydration. Over the years, I’ve learned not to skimp on the moisturizer, especially when your skin is thirsty!
  7. Sunscreen – If I can recall correctly, sunscreen is the very first skincare product I’ve ever used. Thank goodness my mother strongly suggested I use sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF on a daily basis since I was eleven. If someone ever asks me for skincare advice, this is the number one thing I recommend. I’ve used different high-SPF sunscreens from La Roche-Posay, Kiehl’s, Neutrogena, etc., but I currently use the Bioderma Photoderm Laser SPF 50+ as my last step before moving on to makeup. I picked this up during my trip in France last year, and it’s supposedly good for hyper-pigmented skin (like mine), and for dark spots/scars.

 

 

SKINCARE 101 : My Daily Routine

サマンサ麻里子の日々にスキンケアルティーン

※下記に紹介するスキンケア商品は、全ての肌に合うわけではないので、ご了承ください。新しい商品を試してみる際、ラベルを良く読み、顔以外のお肌にテストしてみてからの使用をオススメします。

  1. 化粧水 – クレンジング後の化粧水は本当に大事なステップです。クレンジングで落としきれなかった汚れを、コットンを使って化粧水で丁寧に落とします。現在 Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner (Alcohol-Free)を使っています。色んな肌タイプに相性が良いそうです!
  2. エッセンス – 韓国スキンケアでは大事のステップです。最初は新大久保のショップ店員に薦められてTony Molyのエッセンスを使ってたんだけど、友達からもらったSK-II Facial Treatment Essenceのサンプルを使って以来、ファンになってしまいました。エッセンスとは、肌にもう一段の潤いバリヤーを与える効果があります。セラムより軽く、化粧水を使った後につけます。値段は高いけれども、長持ちするし、使い始めてから肌の調子が大分良くなった気がします。
  3. セラム – アンチエイジングに効果的なステップ。 Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrateを既に2〜3本使っていますが、肌のぼこぼこを和らげてくれてる気がします。あと、使用後、メイクのノリが良くなります。
  4. フェイシャルオイル – 朝晩別々に使っています。朝はKneippBio Oil (Rose) を手の平にとり、少し暖めてから肌に浸透させます。フェイシャルオイルは少量で沢山の潤いを与える効果があるので、欠かせません。夜は夜用の Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate を使用。ラベンだーエッセンシャルオイル、プリムローズオイルとスクワランなど、寝ている間に肌を再生させる効果のある原材料が入っています。一日の疲れがこのオイルのお陰で大幅に減少します。
  5. アイクリーム – 知り合いの紹介で Valmont のゲルアイクリームを使い始めたのですが、朝起きたら違いがすぐ分かりました! 目の周りが凄く潤っていて、肌触りもすべすべ。Valmontはスイス発のラグジュアリースキンケアブランドで、最近GINZA SIX店がオープンしました。 もうちょっとお手頃なアイクリームはKiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado。
  6. クリーム/乳液 – 今までのスキンケアステップを全てロックインしてくれるのがクリーム/乳液!私がモデルを始めてから愛用しているEmbryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrèは下地としても使えますよ! とても軽くて、しかも肌に潤いをちゃんと与えるので、朝用の乳液として使っています。夜は、韓国ブランドの Laneige Water Bank Moisture Creamをたっぷり塗ります。このクリームはAllure Best of Beauty Award 2016年を受賞しているほど注目のアイテムです。 私も使ってすぐハマってしまいました!
  7. 日焼け止め – 多分一番最初に使ったスキンケアは日焼け止め。中学生のとき、母に「そばかす出来やすいから日焼け止め毎朝塗った方がいいよ」と言われてから毎日欠かさず使っています。色んなブランドの日焼け止めを使ってきましたが、フランスでピックアップした Bioderma Photoderm Laser SPF 50+ を最近愛用しています。

 

Did you find this blog post helpful? Have you ever tried any of the products above? Let me know in the comments!

この記事は役に立てたでしょうか?紹介した商品は使ったことありますか?是非コメント欄にて教えて下さい!

8 comments

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Toning is so important in my skincare routine too. I swear by witch hazel – it works wonders! i have been dying to try the SK-II facial treatment essence! need to get my hands on that one next 🙂 thanks for sharing your faves babe!

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I’m a advocate for great skincare products and a great skincare routine! It is very important to take care of your skin while you’re young so you can reap the benefits when you get older. I’m interested in that Essence product you used. I have to check that out!

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I don’t think I have actually tried any of these except for the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which I have been using for so long now I can not even count the years. haha I was in my early 20’s when I started using it. Such a good product. Love these types of posts. Skincare is so important to me too.
xx Jenelle
http://www.inspiringwit.com

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I always love reading about people’s skincare routines just to see what they use. And my routine is very similar to yours as well and I’ve noticed that adding a serum and essence has really transformed my skin. People are always raving about SKII but I honestly haven’t tried any of their products but that’s on my list!

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How cool, I have 3 of the exact items you’ve listed here!! The one I am really curious to try is the avocado eye cream and the rose oil! They sound amazing and seem to really do their job as your skin always look beautiful. Thank you for sharing your routine with us.

xo Sheree
PoshClassyMom.com

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First of all – we’ll done to your mum! I need to be stricter with my 12 year old with SPF. I also love Kiehl’s products and never used essence or oils in my skincare. And I know how you feel about battling with acne – been there!!!

Tatyana x
LAFOTKA

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I would love to try this Almont eye cream, sounds like it does wonders and Kiehls is on my list as well, I heard nothing but good stuff about their skin care!

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まりこさんの美の秘訣を教えてもらえてうれしいです!
Valmontのアイクリームは今すぐ使ってみたいな〜

akiko

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