New year, new skin care essential. If you’ve read any of my previous posts about anything skin care-related, maybe you’ve observed just one little thing… I’m such a minimalist when it comes to my skin. As much as I can, I don’t want to overdo the amount of products that I regularly put on my face because when I do, my skin tends to break out even more. So, I really try to be smart about choosing said products that make contact with my skin. If there’s one product that ends up dulling my skin or damaging it in any way, then out it goes!
I am an absolute fan of the brand COSRX when it comes to taking care of my skin. And I kid you not, I think it’s the only skin care brand that actually works perfectly for me. I use their cleanser and toner pads, but who would have guessed that I’d find another skin care staple from the brand? Finally, a moisturizer that I genuinely am head over heels for!
I struggled with moisturizing products, in general, for a long long time.
As I write this post, a realization comes over me: the main reason I minimize my products is because nothing really ever works for me. My skin, being naturally ‘oily’ and sensitive, apparently doesn’t cooperate well with most moisturizing products available. Either a moisturizer does literally no improvement at all, or it causes a major breakout. And there’s just no in between. Sometimes I’ll try a product, and if it doesn’t work, I just stop using it and never talk about it again. Eventually I gave up on the moisturizer hunt and thought cleansing and toning should be enough.
Little did I know this actually exists!
COSRX HYDRIUM CENTELLA AQUA SOOTHING AMPOULE
One thing that I noticed after I started using this moisturizer last month, is that my skin is a little more radiant and plump. Because we live in Manila and we know that it’s literally summer all year round, with this heat and just the humid weather in general, the skin is more prone to breakouts and becoming dull. Mine was a disaster two months ago, I had acne all over my face and my skin was just at its dullest. This was when I started using the COSRX toner pads and while it did improve my skin, I wanted a decent moisturizer to go with it now that I’ve finally found my match in the toner department.
With the COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule, four drops is almost more than enough to cover the entire face. I use it twice a day, once in the morning before I put any makeup on, and at night before heading to bed. You don’t have to worry about it being uncomfortable as it’s really lightweight and doesn’t feel as sticky as other moisturizer products.
My skin care routine stays as simple as it is, though: cleanse, tone, moisturize. That pretty much does it for me because my skin doesn’t really do well with too many products on it. Anyway, what is that one skin care essential you can’t ever let go of? Do you have a favorite moisturizer? Can’t wait to hear some of your thoughts below!
Get the product here: COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule*
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