This is Part 2 of my updated skincare routine because Part 1 turned into an entire post about facial oils and my new favorite, holy grail oil of all time which you can read about here!
As I explained in my previous post, pregnancy wasn’t super nice to my skin, and it’s taken me a while to figure out what works for me postpartum. I am, however, super pleased to say that I’ve found some products, three in particular, that are really making an incredible difference with my skin and I’m in love!
My morning routine has changed drastically. After cleansing either with water alone or with the Drunk Elephant Juju Cleansing Bar (read my review here), I apply my Source Vitál Apothecary custom facial cocktail. I got this custom made for me when I went to StyleCon in September (check out the post here). At first, I was intrigued and skeptical all at the same time, but I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did! I contribute a lot of my recent skincare success to this custom facial oil because it’s perfectly customized to skin. It’s pretty stinking brilliant! It’s also amazing for a mom on the go or anyone who needs their morning routine to be quick.
How it works:
Step 1: Start by choosing your base oil. They have 3 to choose from based on your unique skincare needs. I chose Jasmine oil because it’s perfect for dry/dehydrated skin which is 100% me.
Step 2: Choose 2 “care” infusions which are serum shots infused with essential oils and botanicals to suit different skincare needs. I chose the hydrating for dry, irritated skin and the restorative for tired, damaged skin. I do realize I’m not even 30 yet but I feel like I can already use a little restoration. *lols*
Step 3: Choose up to 2 additional shots. I chose Apricot Kernel Oil for dry/inflamed/sensitive skin. (Are you picking up on a pattern here?) And I chose Prickly Pear Oil which helps with dark spots and pore size.
There are so many combinations to choose from and each step contains helpful descriptions to lead you to the best, customized facial cocktail for you. I am beyond pleased with this new addition to my skincare, and I have to say. I will 100% be repurchasing this once I’ve gone through it.
And I haven’t even told you the best part. Source Vitál has given me a discount code specifically for my readers! Use the code TABITHA at checkout to receive 15% off your first purchase! (not valid on diffusers, accessories, or starter kits)
Please let me know if y’all get your own facial cocktails and which combination you choose!
My nighttime routine has been super simplified as well. I love a good double cleanse so I start with the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil and finish with the Drunk Elephant Pekee Cleansing Bar. I then follow up with the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This stuff is so lovely. It’s chocked full of essential oils and botanicals mixed with squalane (an amazing hydrator) to truly make a difference in your skin overnight. I have had it in my skincare collection for a while, but I’ve just started using it consistently and I’m mad at myself for not doing it sooner. It’s so, so good! Then I follow up with the oh so beloved The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil that I raved about last week, which you can check out here.
My skin is getting along so well with these products. The combination of different oils have really helped solve some of my skin issues. I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your own skincare routine.