When it comes to skin care, you have those who say "if it works, stick with it." However, I'm not of that opinion; my philosophy is "listen to your skin." As the seasons change, so changes the needs of my skin. Based on those demands, there are several brands/products I like to rotate between, and today I'm going to share with you the products I like to use during summer, and a brief description of my skin care regime.
As blantantly shown in the photo above, all the products are Givenchy, with a majority of them from their Hydra Sparkling line. I'm a diehard (and I'm not talking about Bruce Willis) patron of everything under the Givenchy beauty umbrella; the brand really does have my heart.
Hydra Sparkling One-minute Glow Powder Daily Micropeeling: This exfoliator is great! It does a terrific job at removing impurities, refining pore, and clarifying without leaving residue or stripping the skin of any moisture. Here's how I use this refined mico-exfoliating powder: I shake, shake, shake a reasonable amount into the center of the palm, add a little bit of water to the powder, and massage the mixture with the my index and middle fingers (of my opposite hand, of course) until I get a foamy consistency. Next, I rub both hands together, and in circular motions, massage the lather all over my damp face for a few minutes. After use, my skin is smooth, hydrated, with a polished, youthful glow. The One-minute Glow Powder is so refined it can be used daily, but I use it two to three times a week as a pre-wash before my cleansing foam. Also, the One-minute Glow Powder suitable for all skin types. I will say, this product will give some sticker shock, retailing for 7,344 yen (30g/1 fl oz). In the future I will be purchasing the Hydra Sparkling One-minute Glow Powder Daily Micropeeling cleanser through escentual.com. At £29.50 (4,072 yen after conversion) and £4.95 shipping, it's a lot cheaper then purchasing at my local counter...