Skip to main content

PM Skincare Routine

I had this on my blog post 'to do' list for the longest time. After much reflection I have discovered that I have no dedicated night time skincare routine. Let me explain. As I was telling Lasonta recently, you should give your skin what it's feeling for. The primary thing being hydration of course; drink your required daily intake of water. That may mean an acid toner one night and a beauty oil another. You may want to apply a lot of layers (thinnest to thickest please) or you might just want to stick to a serum or moisturizer. Some nights I wash my face and dassit. Listen to your skin.

That said...there are a lot of things in rotation over here. Please check out the links provided 🙇

Skincare products -
Photo taken in 2016


REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel is still my most repurchased. Currently I'm loving the Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser. The First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is still a favourite. If I'm washing my face at the sink I use something different alltuhgedda.


I do not mask at night. For no reason other than laziness. More information on masks can be found in the Mask Monday series

This does not include sleeping masks...which I think is just another marketing term for moisturizer but hey what do I know? On that front, I am a fan of the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30™ Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask (when used in conjunction with the serum). I've recently opened a sample of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and so far so good.

Mask Shelfie -


I am fuheva trying toners. Of late, I use the Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970 plus a hydrating toner or the Son & Park Beauty Water.

Skincare products -
Photo taken in 2017


My collection of essences is growing. Even so, it's not a step I'm willing to undertake every night. So far, the easiest one to apply is the belif Hungarian Water Essence. Also in rotation is the May Coop Raw Sauce and SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.


This list could be as bad as the toners. On nights when I don't use P50, I can use an exfoliating serum like Good Genes or T.L.C. I've also been loving the Dr. Brandt 2% Retinol Complex Serum. When P50 is in play I might use the Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum or kick it old school and just go with Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

Eye Cream

I still am not totally sold that eye cream isn't a scam. But on nights when I'm feeling indulgent I whip out the samples of the belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb or Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Eye Cream (that leaves my skin feeling soooooooooo soft).


I've said before that I prefer to use beauty oils rather than designated moisturizers. Recently though I have opened a sample of the belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb and I get why it's hyped. 

Acne Treatments

Disclaimer: Now I only experience hormonal or dietary (too much dairy) acne.

Usually I always have one of these in the arsenal. Now that I have the Malin + Goetz Acne Treatment Nighttime, I'm not sure I'll need to repurchase acne cream. To be fair, when my skin is feeling congested the first thing I do is use masks like the REN Clean Skincare Glycolactic Renewal MaskTata Harper Resurfacing Mask or Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask.

Logan, The Boss -

Lip Balm

We gotta talk about this category in a whole separate post. I have so many lip balms. The rms beauty lip & skin balm 'simply vanilla' still has Holy Grail status. If you're not willing to spend that much, check out the options from Eden's Choice Naturals.

Body Moisturizer

I still stand by what I said in this post. Be sure to show your feet, knees and elbows some love before bed. At my bedside I have a few things going: the body butter and balm from Star Isle, a vanilla lotion from Eden's Choice Naturals and a coconut lotion that my girl from The Pretty Kitty gave me to try.

Yeah. All that 😁 This is why I don't know what to tell people when they ask me what I use on my skin. I do direct them to the blog though 😏

Do you have a night time skincare routine? Give us the details in the comments so we can help each other out.


Popular posts from this blog

Sunday Riley Good Genes versus Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

If you're an avid YouTube watcher you've probably heard about these products. Both brands blew up on the skincare seen in short order as expensive, but effective. If you're like me you quickly began to wonder: which is better? Short answer: it depends.

Long answer...

I've mentioned Good Genes a few times before on the blog. This 'all-in-one lactic acid treatment' is raved about by the likes of Stephanie Nicole and Caroline Hirons.

From the box: "Deeply exfoliates the dull surface of the skin for clarity, radiance, and younger-looking skin. Visibly brightens the appearance of age spots and discolorations. Instantly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes*

*Clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes. Results obtained via profilometry analysis.

With Key Ingredients:

Purified Lactic Acid: One of the most hydrating Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Lactic Acid exfoliates the surface layers of t…

#FlashbackFriday | Beauty in Panama

Panama is most definitely beautiful. It was never a place I intended to visit so let me begin by thanking Innovate Barbados and COPA Airlines for the opportunity. COPA Airlines sponsored Innovate Barbados 2018 and provided three tickets for attendees to any COPA Airlines destination in the Caribbean or Central America. Panama was being promoted as a shopping destination - cause yuh know how Bajans love tuh shop!

If you're new to this blog, when a post starts with 'Beauty at/in...' it's not about the places' landscapes. It's a beauty blog after all; we're all about what cosmetics are available.

Having done no research about Panama, I was shocked to see the variety of brands available there. Panama is home to the largest mall in the Americas: Albrook Mall.

Very popular brands are available in Panama; whether it's via stand alone stores or counters in Cave Shepherd  / JC Penny-esque department stores. They're a lot of pictures ahead to be prepared to s…