My Skincare Routine January 2018
Skincare Routine

My Skincare Routine: January 2018

My Skincare Routine January 2018Since starting an Asian skincare routine, the number of items in my regimen have increased quite a bit! While I’ve tested out a number of products this past year, I’ve settled into my current routine outlined below.

Morning Routine

  • Ultra Gentle Cleanser by Face Reality: Face Reality is a Bay Area acne clinic that sells products, provides training services, and offers treatment programs.
  • Salicylic Toner by Face Reality: Per the description, “This non-alcohol toner has antimicrobial properties of salicylic and benzoic acid to help disinfect the skin. It will help to clean off any residual cleanser and bring the skin back to an acid pH without drying the skin.”
  • Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment EssenceI apply a galactomyces product twice a day to maximize its benefits.
  • Mizon Snail Recovery Gel CreamThis light, occlusive moisturizer seals everything in without feeling too heavy on my face. It also has snail secretion filtrate to help combat wrinkles!
  • Bioré UV Rich Watery Essence: I switched from my previous sunscreen after falling in love with this one. Unlike previous sunscreens I’ve used, the Bioré UV Rich Watery Essence doesn’t leave a white cast or any oily residue on my face.
  • Makeup: I only wear makeup when I go out or go to work, and it’s typically just powder, blush, eyeliner, and mascara. If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll use the trèStiQue Tint, Moisturize, Blend Face Stick since it’s so easy to apply. I usually put on whatever lipstick or chapstick I can fish out of my purse. As I’ve previously stated, I stopped wearing makeup before my wedding due to fear of breaking out and haven’t worn it regularly since. In fact, the most makeup I’ve worn this past year has been New Year’s Eve because when in Vegas…

Evening Routine

In the next few months, I’ll be testing out some new moisturizers and essences. I’m excited to see what improvements I can make to my skincare routine!



  1. I keep mine simple – a cleanser, micellar water/make-up wipes if my make-up is being stubborn, exfoliator, day/night moisturiser, with SPF in my day cream, and a serum! I also try and drink lots of water and eat things that are good for it. (translate that as: I eat a lot of sushi, because sushi = fish = Omega 3’s = good for your hair – at least, that’s what I tell myself.)

    1. lipstickonapiggie

      I’ve never tried micellar water, but I’ve heard great things about it. I definitely don’t drink enough water and made it a goal to change that this year! Any excuse to eat sushi is a great one!

  2. […] Stratia is an indie skin care brand founded by Alli Reed, also known as The Acid Queen. Her company is based out of Los Angeles and produces a number of high quality skin care products that are popular among members of the Asian beauty community. I’ve been using Stratia Gold for over a year and need to place an order for another bottle soon. I’m also planning to try the Soft Touch AHA as a possible alternative to the Face Reality Mandelic Acid Serum in my current skin care routine. […]

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