I like to start with this Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil. I put two pumps in my hands and rub it all over my face. Many times I will give my face a good massage with it to get the blood flowing and to soften up my skin. It is excellent for removing make-up so I will wipe my eyelids and face off with a tissue at the end of my application. I have found it very helpful for clearing up dirty pores and giving the face that "just worked out" (in a good way) glow. I would have never thought an oil would be such a useful product, but Bobbi Brown constant surprises me with her line.
After I have applied the oil I give my skin a cleansing with Purity by Philosophy, my hands down favorite face cleanser. I have posted about this product before and I cannot imagine ever using another facial cleanser in its place.
I dry my face off and apply two pumps of Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. This product has a velvet feel to it and a slight burning sensation when applied. I like that aspect of it because I know something is happening. I saw quick results after using for the first time months ago and have been pleased with it since. I do plan on exploring more of Kiehl's skincare line when I run out of this because every sample I have ever used from them has impressed me.
I finish my nightly skincare routine the same way I started it, with an oil. This time I use Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I tried this product in a sample size and not only loved the smell of it as well as the feel but I was visibly impressed with the state of my skin the morning after I used it. It is especially lovely during the winter months when skin is so dry and tired looking, but I use it year round. Two drops will cover my whole face and leave me feeling well moisturized and ready for my night.
Face oils, serums and moisturizers are an area I am not too well steeped in even though I find great interest in them. Many of the products I purchase I discovered by word of mouth or asking people with beautiful skin what they use. I also am a sample junkie and many times have discovered my holy grail items that way. To me a reliable review of an item is far more likely to convince me to purchase something than anything else. Soooo, if you have any items you cannot live without please share what they are!