Simple Skincare: My first REAL skincare story and routine

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*This is a completely unsponsored post. All products were bought with my money. All opinions are my own.*

All my life I've been putting off the idea of investing in a skincare routine. I never thought I needed it. I would wash my face with Physiogel once in the morning and once at night and call it a day. But a few months ago, after reading countless skincare blogs, watching a ton of Youtuber's routines and the constant (loving) nagging reminder of my mother, I finally bit the bullet and decided to take the plunge.

Now before anything else, let me tell you that my skin is like, the ultimate poster child for sensitivity. There could be the tiniest amount of fragrance in a facial wash and I breakout faster than you could say "Dangggg girl" Overly exaggerated? Maybe. But true? Yes. Did I mention is was super dry too?So you could just imagine why I was putting it off  and how much research I did before purchasing any items.

With my überly sensitive skin in mind, I ended up choosing to go with the brand Kiehl's. There was just something about how every Youtuber and Skincare blogger I loved raved about their products and how every time I would go to the mall I'd see one of their quirky shops with that disturbingly cute skeleton decoration by the window.

One thing I love about Kiehl's is how AMAZING their customer service is. Once you enter the store, someone immediately approaches you, ready to assist you in any way that they can- skinwise (#possiblesexualinnuendo). I went to the Rockwell branch and was happily assisted by Ysh. She listened to my skin story and showed me a bunch of different products they had and what they were for. I was beyond overwhelmed. Seriously I couldn't believe how many millions of things one could put on their face (again with the sexual innuendoes) I guess she could see it on my face as she immediately comforted me, telling me that I didn't need to purchase everything she was talking about.


That's another thing I love about their employees- they don't force anything on you (#etonanamansexualinnuendo3) so, after about 20 minutes testing out different products on my hand and neck, I finally decided on a toner and an eye cream. when she rang up the bill, a part of me died a little bit. Yes they're not the most expensive brand of skincare out there, but they're not ridiculously cheap either. But I saw it this way: If I can spend on clothes and shoes and makeup, I should be able to invest on my skin. It's the only skin I've got and I need to start taking care of it as early as now.

I didn't feel so bad though because Ysh gave me a ton of samples to try out and later on add to my routine (which I did- those samples tho) Alright enough with my yapping. Here's my skincare routine:

SPECIAL MENTION goes to my boyfriend Nico for buying me my moisturizer all the way in Hong Kong because it's been out of stock here for ages!

Morning Routine:
  1. Cleanse - Physiogel Cleanser
  2. Tone - Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
  3. Eye cream - Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
  4. Moisturizer - Kiehl's Skin Rescuer
  5. Sunblock
Evening Routine:

  1. Cleanse - Nature Republic Aloe Vera Cleanser
  2. Tone - Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
  3. Eye cream - Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
  4. Serum - Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum or Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
  5. Moisturizer - Kiehl's Skin Rescuer
  6. Lipbalm - Kiehl's Mango Lipbalm
There you have it! My skin has never felt softer, smoother and plump! I had no breakouts as well. For those wondering I got my Nature Republic Cleanser and Green Tea Seed Serum from Korea, but I know there's a Nature Republic stand in Landmark Makati. As for Innisfree, I think it's just in Korea. :(

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