Friday, October 7th, 2011

Choose or Lose


How many skincare products do you use in the evening?

  • 2-3 (55%, 1,647 Votes)
  • 4-5 (27%, 811 Votes)
  • 1 (12%, 361 Votes)
  • 6+ (6%, 177 Votes)

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27 thoughts on “How many skincare products do you use in the evening?

  1. In this order I use: Cleansing Oil (Japanese), Foaming Cleanser (Japanese), Skinfood Chlorella Peeling Gel (every other day), Lush Mint Julip lip scrub, Maybelline Babylips lip balm in Quenched, Toner spray (Japanese, Hadanomy), Moisturizer (testing various, right now I am testing Lush ones) and Neutrogena eye cream.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy

    Burt’s Bees Radiance Cleanser with Royal Jelly (this make my skin soooo soft), some kind of scrub 2-3 times a week, Lancome’s Tonique Douceur (SP?), Lancome’s dark spot corrector, Garnier’s Moisture Rescue Moisturizer (love!), and Jack Black lipbalm. I used to use a dark circles corrector too but I don’t find that I need and it anymore.

  3. Annie

    Every day I use CeraVe foaming cleanser, StriVectin-SD on the face and gentle patted around the eyes, Sugar Lip Treatment (after I exfoliate my lips with my electric toothbrush while brushing teeth), and finish with L’oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum. Twice a week I use Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub after cleansing with CeraVe.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Street Jaime Jaime R

    Nothing too crazy – cleanser, toner, moisturizer and eye cream. If I have a zit happening, then I dab some LUSH Grease Lightning on top just before bed.

    I did get into serums at one point, but it was such a hassle and didn’t seem to do anything.

  5. Maureen

    Six at most. I have makeup remover wipes, toner pads, anti-puffines eye moisturizer, anti-aging eye moisturizer, anti-aging serum, and nighttime moisturizer.

  6. Cleanser:Clean and Clear Detoxifying Facial Cleanser,
    Toner: Olay Refreshing Toner,
    Moisturizer:Olay Beauty Fluid.
    Pretty basic, not too different from my morning routine.

  7. Ashley

    Where’s the option for 0? Unless a microfibre washcloth to remove eye makeup is considered as a skincare product… but yeah, I just use my shower as my skincare product. Water-only saved my skin and has likely saved me from even worse scarring and red marks.

    • Ashley

      And just looking at the few current responses, it just is such an eye-opener to see how many products people feel are necessary. Even when I did use products, I used like 2-3 at most, day and night. Crazy how going through a year of crappy skin and then clearing up by ditching products can give you a much less marketed view on the whole thing haha.

      • Alison

        I respectfully disagree – though I do see where you’re coming from because I think a lot of the products I used in my early teens actually STARTED some of my skin issues! They were awful, awful on my skin and I really regret using many of them.

        Maybe its because I have demanding skin but I can’t go product free -a friend of mine recommended it and I can’t do it without my skin suffering a bunch. I’ve been using a mild cleanser (Precleanse, actually…) with my clarisonic and the right moisturiser and haven’t really had a bad skin day since. I get painful acne all over my cheeks without it so it really is necessary for me! Though I’ll admit I’d rather go product-free than use what a lot of people are using, especially on acne – for some reason in teens it seems to be considered good for your skin to strip, burn and hurt your own face!I love my products so I can’t really think of not making use of them. ^_^

        • Ashley

          Using products also caused my skin issues.

          As for going without products, it can often take at least 4 months to actually see if it works, so it’s definitely an emotionally demanding routine at first. I didn’t see really good results in my acne until about 4 months. So if you ever decide to try it again, just remember it takes a good long while for the skin to fully adjust!

          And yeah, I think that marketing towards teens needs to change, because it seems like they are basically saying that all these harsh products are good for the skin! Isn’t the skin most sensitive in our teens, or post puberty? I didn’t start looking into gentle stuff until I was already almost 20, but that is way too late to take on such an approach. I had the right idea about it up until I was 14 just before using stuff to treat pimples I got from tweezing (and to this day, I’m hesitant to tweeze, which is one reason I’ve been growing them out for the last year at least)

  8. Mimi

    I use anywhere from three, face wash/eye mkup remover in 1,facial spray water, and Creme de la Mer all over OR, I use eye makeup remover, face wash, facial water spray, toner, serum, eye cream, face cream, throat cream, and finish with lip balm. Yikes, that’s 8! When ya get old and dry, you need more help!

  9. Another zero here! Most of the time I just fall asleep and deal with it in the morning. I’m 43 and I still have good skin, so I probably dodged some kind of skincare bullet.

    If I do bother to use product at night, then I’m generally in the 2-3 range — Cerave cleanser, a little jojoba oil as needed to remove any excess makeup, and then Cerave cream as a moisturizer. If it’s a very dry time of year, I’ll use a bit of whatever lip balm is around.

    • Alison

      You remind me of someone I’m related to. She says her skincare secret is sleeping with her makeup on! XD

      She just has those enviable genes that make her skin naturally awesome.

  10. Adelita

    After I washed my face, here’s the products I use before bed:
    1st – HadaLabo GOKUJYUN Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (lotion is a Japanese term for toner)
    2nd – Juju AquaMoist Pure Hyaluronic Acid 100% Essence (essence is a Japanese term for serum)
    3rd – La Roche-Posay Cicaplast (including lips)
    4th – Carmex Original flavor
    5th – What ever body lotion I purchased for hands & legs (right now, it is Jergens Ultra Healing)

  11. shelley w

    The less the better for my skin. Too much and it goes into reject mode. With my skin being the victim.

  12. One…once a week. That’s about how often I can be arsed to wash my face.

  13. Jeanie

    Mine is more accurately 2-4. Two on the days I’m lazy, 3 on the normal days, and 4 on physical/chemical exfoliation days.

  14. Cleanser: Murad Time Release Anti-Blemish Cleanser
    Toner: Sisley Botanical Grapefruit Toning Lotion
    Serum: Gerlain Abeille Royale Youth Serum
    Moisturiser: Huiles & Baumes Face Smoothing Serum
    Eye cream: Eisenberg Eye Contour Gel
    Blemish treatment: La Roche Posay Effaclar K and Effaclar A.I.

  15. I barely use any, unless I have a pimple or acne scars I want to clear up overnight.

  16. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, Japanese Cleanser, French thermal water, Kielh’s serum Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Etat Pur (French brand) serum Acide Citrique, Etat Pur moisturizer, Missha (Korean brand) eye cream.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marianne Mar

    Let’s see…
    Bioderma Crèaline H2O to take off my makeup (1), a remover for my waterproof mascara (2), Lush Ultrabland to remove all dirt (3), benzoylperoxide 10% gel to put on persistant spots (4) and Olay Renegerist Night Serum (5).
    I use a scrub 2 times a week; Ocean Salt by Lush.

  18. alison

    - purity (with clarisonic, but i don’t count that as a product)
    – when hope is not enough serum/keep the peace serum (depending on if my skin is okay or is red/hurting)
    – help me retinol treatment
    – hope in a bottle/when hope is not enough moisturizer (again, depending)
    – neutrogena eye cream

  19. Alison

    Let’s see.. Clarisonic, Dermalogica’s Precleanse, sometimes a toner, LUSH Vanishing Cream, pimple cream… Sometimes Microfoliant. So that’s four to six!

  20. Alison

    I’m amazed how many product-free gals are here – Let alone on Temptalia! XD

    I can’t live without good skin care. My face literally bleeds without it. I’m not joking, my acne gets THAT bad! DX

    • Ashley

      My acne gets that bad WITH the products! ;)

      Actually, it was almost clear with LUSH Herbalism, but I still had consistent, albeit mild to very mild, acne for that time. And my skin was much oilier and more sensitive. In the last month, I think I’ve only had like 4 pimples, which are the ones I have now (which I blame on being sick and not sleeping well, combined with stress over midterms), but even those are very small and one is almost already gone in just one day! I’ll take this over the moderate to severe acne I had last year :)

      • Alison

        I guess its about whatever works for you.

        I used to have really bad acne – everyone who knows me can attest to this, I’d get giant sore pimples on my nose and big sore areas with what looked like pimples on top of pimples all over my cheeks with no skin showing through. A good cleanser, moisturiser etc helped but when since purchasing a clarisonic my skin has steadily cleared up and now I don’t have bad skin days: my skin’s softer and healthier and the worst I’ve had lately in the past few months is…. one pimple. It was an expensive fix but worth it!

        Every time I go off my twice daily regimen my acne starts back up, though, so I have to work on my skin every day – I sometimes wish I was one of those people who didn’t need skin care to have nice skin, but then again I like having a regular skin care regime and it feels good to do something, if that makes sense? Perhaps that’s just me!

  21. Wren

    I use the same three things morning and night:
    1. Pure Greek olive oil soap for cleansing. Amazing and no chemicals.
    2. A simple, no-frills facial moisturizer (my morning one has spf. My evening one doesn’t.)
    3. Petroleum jelly on my lips.

    If I have eye makeup on, I use Almay wipes to take it off. I don’t really count it as skincare, though, as I don’t need it every day.