My Nighttime Skincare Routine: 8 Organic Products You Need to Try
Hello everyone! Welcome back to The All Natural Redhead blog page and thank you for being here!
Today we are talking about some skincare, nighttime skincare to be specific. All products mentioned are certified organic and amazing for your skin.
Having an actual skincare “routine” wasn’t something I put that much weight into until the last couple years. I thought as long as I was asking my face fairly regularly and slapping some moisturizer on, I was good… Little did I know what I was missing out on.
If that sounds like you, now is the time to change that!
Why Routine Matters
I’m sure lots of you reading this are thinking you don’t have time for a routine because of some of the following: school, parenting, working, etc. I get it, I work too. I am working towards become a parent too, which is more time consuming than expected. We’ll see if I am singing a different tune once I actually have children!
The point is, I get it!
We don’t always have time to take care of ourselves, but we should. Making time so you have 10 minutes to yourself is absolutely necessary if you aren’t already, with or without kids. Having a good skincare routine is like getting a mini facial every time you do it.
I keep using routine because once it becomes a routine, you will make less excuses to skip it. Going to bed without doing it will feel wrong. You’ll feel like you’re missing something which is kind of the point! Making it something you look forward to ending a long day with, is the goal.
Not only are you taking a few minutes to just wind down and give to yourself, but you’re also taking really good care of your skin. It’s what we call a win-win.
Don’t you want to win?
How to Win
Now I can’t tell you how to make time for yourself or when to do it, that’s on you. What I can do, is help give you some really good products to start with. I am going to run through all the products in my nighttime skincare routine, which only takes me 10 minutes or so. I have tried out quite a few different products and these are my current faves.
Faves= use until there’s nothing left.
To start my nighttime unraveling, I start with a makeup wipe. These are the easiest way for me to get off tougher things like mascara. I am not currently attached to a specific brand of makeup wipes but I do stick to minimal ingredients and them not burning my eyelids is generally a good sign.
Some people will tell you to double-cleanse which to me, can mean using a wipe and then actual cleanser or two cleansers: one very gentle and one a little more aggressive. Nothing I use is actually aggressive because my skin is pretty sensitive so keep that in mind. Everyone’s skin is different and you need to do what feels best for you. When I do a full face with foundation, concealer, etc. I will use two cleansers to really get it all off. You’d be surprised at how much is still left on after one wash or just using makeup wipes alone.
Acure Organics, Sensitive Facial Cleanser, Argan Oil + Probiotic, Unscented: this is my gentle cleanser that I will use first if I am double-cleansing. It is the cleanser I use everyday that is also very good at getting mascara off. It retails for around $16.
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser: this cleanser is my more aggressive cleanser but is still pretty gentle. It has little exfoliating beads in it and that is what makes it more “aggressive” to me. I don’t suggest using it on the eye area, it doesn’t feel great. This cleanser retails for $42 for 50 ml or $82 for 125 ml. It is absolutely worth the steep price tag. You can also find travel kits which is a nice way to try out the products without spending the full amount.
An essence is a hydrating mist that allows for better absorption of products put on top of it such as an oil or moisturizer. I have only tried two so far and love them both. Using an essence is a newer idea to me but adds a nice refreshing step to your skincare.
Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator: this is a multi-action product that is combination hydrator, toner and a light moisturizer. It helps plump the skin and increase nutrient absorption. I use this right after cleansing, before moisturizing. I also use it to refresh my makeup throughout the day. It retails for $22 for 2o z, $35 for 4 oz, or $60 for 8 oz. I have gone through two of the 4 oz bottles already and definitely recommend.
Maya Chia The Optimist: this product provides a powerful, yet weightless, boost of hydration for plumper, deeply moisturized skin. It can also be used over makeup. I have only been using this for about 1 week now but have really been enjoying it. I bought it to replace my Hydrating Accelerator and to try something new. This retails for $58 for 3.4 oz.
Using a facial oil just adds another level of moisture to the skin, they each have their own special purpose. I don’t recommend using around the eyes, oils tend to make my vision a little blurry. This is my first time really incorporating an oil into my skincare routine and I have really been enjoying it.
Herbivore Botanicals Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial Oil: this oil supports skin’s natural collagen, smoothes appearance of fine lines and decreases redness. It has a really fresh scent and the orangey color gives a natural glow to the skin. It retails for $88 and is worth it if you can afford it. It is not an essential step in my skincare routine, just an added bonus.
This is one of my favorite parts of skincare. As someone with dry skin, it feels like the most important step. I can actually feel my skin change when I put on a good moisturizer.
Herbivore Botanicals Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment: this moisturizer penetrates deep into the skin to reveal a youthful glow. It contains a nourishing blend of antioxidant-rich superfruits to hydrate and surface the skin. It has an eye-catching purple color with a super smooth texture that feels great on the skin. It retails for $58.
Maya Chia The Super Blend Pressed Serum Concentrate: I am not sure if this products falls under a moisturizer or a serum but it is pure magic! It is by far my favorite product thus far. It is new to my collection but I use it day and night as my last step. It is a solid texture but turns into a luscious balm when warmed up on the skin. I just love it! It retails for $105 for 1.7 oz and is worth every penny. If you buy one thing, this should be it!
Masks are generally a 2-3 times a week step to really treat specific skin concerns on a deeper level. I haven’t tried too many masks because of how sensitive my skin is to be completely honest. I can tell within the first 1-2 minutes if a mask is going to be bad for my skin. I do plan on trying more masks in the near future but the one I am currently loving is from Tata Harper
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: this mask has a jelly texture that is almost undetectable once it dries. It is very gentle and equally effective which is rare. It gets rid of all the dead skin and leaves your face, smooth and fresh. You can also couple it with the Regenerating Cleanser for a quick little booster mask. It retails for $62 and is one that I think is essential.
Wrapping It Up
I know that most of these products come with a hefty price tag but keep in mind the quality of ingredients and the peace of mind that come with organic products. When conventional products smell good, it is because there is some fragrance added that can be very irritating to the skin. Organic products get their yummy scents from the ingredients themselves. I would say a good cleanser and moisturizer are the two most important steps of a skincare routine but a mask is also a nice little treat if you can afford it.
There are tons of products out there and I will do my best to try as many as I can, but for now, these are my current faves.
I hope this was helpful for you and that you get a chance to try some of these great products. Stay tuned for the next one!