I know, its spring now. Why is the word "Winter" still showing up in your posts, Adeline? Winter is all history, for the year 2012 at least.
Well well, if you remember my post approximately 2 weeks ago, I am wrapping up my winter favourites in my Winter Warmer series and today's post happens to be the second instalment of it and its all about my night skincare products.
Just a quick recap and an excerpt from my previous post regarding my skin conditions:
"Before I go on with my product talks, allow me to have a quick run through about my skin type and what not. I have really dry skin and it gets flaky in some extreme days. However, due to some unknown reasons, instead of flaking this winter, I started to develop rashes on my left cheeks and hives on my forehead. They are as temperamental as a woman's hormones and it comes and disappears as they wish. Randomly.
The products above are the ones that I use in the better days - when the rashes and hives get a tad too overwhelming (ie redness & bumps), I switched to my trusty steroid cream and sorberlene cream as moisturiser."
NIGHT CARE PRODUCTS:
(in chronological orders in term of products application)
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate (RRP $59.00)*: "One night, two drops, younger looking skin in the morning" - Kiehl's claims that it replenishes skin with moisture and helps to recover radiance by morning. I can't be too sure about the recover radiance part but my skin definitely feels more hydrated and moisturised after using this. With lavender essential oil as one of its key ingredients, apart from reducing the skin blotchiness, it smells really lovely and helps calm your mind down and prepare you for a good night sleep. Two drops everynight is all you need.
The Jojoba Company Intense Overnight Renewal Creme (RRP $52.95)*: This Overnight Renewal Creme claims to nurture collagen production, repairs the appearance of skin, and of course hydrate the skin with beneficial ingredients such as green tea, Beta Glucan, Vitamin A&E, Hyaluronic acid and Argan Oil. Rich, moisturising and natural, exactly what I need on a cold winter night. This will probably go to the storage in the warmer months though as I tend to stick to water-base moisturisers in spring/ summer.
(Not pictured) Kiehl's Midnight Recover Eye (RRP $44.00)*: Following the successful introduction of Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Kiehl's introduces its ideal companion to help achieve fresher, younger looking eyes in the morning by dimisnishing puffiness and fine lines & wrinkles. Not as refreshing as The Jojoba Company Cucumber + Guava Firming Eye Gel (as mentioned HERE), Kiehl's Midnight Recover Eye has a much thicker consistency and I did notice that after using this for almost 3 months, I do wake up with less puffier eyes in the morning.
Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel (RRP approximately $20): This is a replacement for my Clinique Moisture Surge and is the final step of my routine to "lock in" my serum and moisturiser before hitting the sack. As the name suggests, it is water base and feels extremely hydrating on the skin. I love the "cooling" feeling of this gel when applied - it's like an instant hydration boost to my face. However, compared to the other products I am using, this is probably the "least natural" of all. Hence, I tend to stay clear of this whenever my skin go psychotic on me and rashes is popping up everywhere.
(I got mine from Malaysia during my most recent trip back but unfortunately, I don't think they stock this here in Australia. If you are looking for something similar, Clinique Moisture Surge is probably the closest but the price will be slightly more expensive.)
The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Jojoba Oil (RRP $19.95)* : Jojoba Oil is well known as a powerful moisturiser and it helps soothes and balances the skin. It is no longer a news that I have really sensitive skin and it goes crazy during the change of seasons. I put my Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate on hold whenever my rashes became more visible and switch to the good ol' Jojoba Oil to help restore my skin (which usually takes a couple of days). Definitely a good alternative to the conventional serum if you try to go au naturale with your skincare.
Have you tried any of the products above?
What are your favourite Winter Night Care products?
DISCLAIMER: I am not a certified dermatologist or skin specialist. These products are based on trial and error and what I find suits my skin most. Please consult your dermatologist or skin specialist should you have any concerns regarding your skin as I do not hold any responsibilities with my recommendations above. Please note that products marked with asterisk (*) were provided to me for consideration purposes. However, all opinions expressed are 100% honest. Please refer to ThroughBeautyEyes disclosure policy for more information.