Fashion & Beauty

Nightly Skin Routine

October 31, 2016

I take my skincare regimen very seriously. I was very unfortunately not blessed with clear skin and so the fight to keep my face from looking like one giant pimple is one that I battle every night. And after years of trying out different moisturizers and being told what cleansers I should try by dermatologists, I think that I’ve finally perfected my nightly skin care routine. Obviously I still get pimples from time to time, but nothing as bad as it used to be in high school (thank goodness)!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash // Y’all this face wash is AMAZING and I would recommend it for everyone I know. I have pretty sensitive skin but this foaming wash never dries  my face out, which is tends to be a big problem for me. Instead Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate leaves my skin feeling smoother and leaves my skin glowing after I use it.

Alway Eye Makeup Remover Liquid // Removing makeup after a long day is something I always, always do before I head to bed. For the past few months my favorite makeup remover has actually been Boscia’s Cleansing Oil but it is fairly expensive, so after I finished up my most recent bottle I looked for a cheaper alternative. Almay’s Remover Liquid isn’t quite as easy to use but it gets the job done and I really can’t complain about the $6 price tag!

Lush Tea Tree Toner Water // I think that every dermatologist I’ve been to since high school has made sure that I’m incorporating tea tree into my skin routine. Tea tree toner contains antibacterial and antimicrobial principles in it, which is perfect for combating acne, plus I just adore the Lush brand. Let me know if you have any other Lush recommendations!

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum // I got this retinol cream as a sample from Sephora and I’ve been in love with it ever since. It’s definitely on the more expensive side (I’m still using my sample bottle), but I’ve noticed that my face started looking brighter after a few uses!

Clean & Clear Spot Treatment // This has been one of my favorite acne products since middle school and I still swear by this spot gel over 10 years since I first tried it.

Murad Perfecting Night Cream // This night cream is a staple in my night skincare routine in the summer and fall that I could not live without. This moisturizer is intensive and leaves my skin feeling hydrated, even after a long day of traveling, without waking up greasy in the morning.

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Oil // Avocados are one of everyone’s favorite superfoods to eat, so why wouldn’t it be just as amazing to put on our skin?! I love that this eye cream is made with all-natural ingredients and I haven’t experienced any flakiness under my eyes since I first started using this cream about a year or two ago!

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment // This charcoal mask is not only effective at getting rid of all of the stubborn blackheads that refuse to go away on my nose, but it’s also weirdly fascinating to watch the charcoal absorb into your pores. I use this mask 2-3 times a week and my blackheads are pretty minimal because of that, which is a big deal for me!


And now that the colder weather is just around the corner, it’s almost time to switch to my favorite winter moisturizer–Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream! My skin can get pretty flaky and dry during the winter so this Burt’s Bees moisturizer totally saves my life from November to March.

What are your favorite skincare products?

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  • Alya Mooro

    Great post! xx


  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Love getting a peek into your routine as you have the most beautiful skin! I have always used Chetaphil cleanser and swear by it and anything with retinol is my friend! I love Burts bees so I need to give that a try! Happy Monday!

  • Coco Cami

    Great skincare routine, I will have to try these products 🙂

    Camille xo

  • I have been wanting to try the Glam Glow product for the longest time but it is so expensive! Thanks for the review though!

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  • Biana Perez

    That’s so awesome that you’ve found a routine that works for you!! I found glamglow mask that I really like and I can’t wait to get it again! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • All of these products look so nice! I also fine it very hard to find the right products for my skin, but maybe I should try out some of your suggestions!! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely week! Xx Susanne –

  • Great post, these products all sound really nice! I might have to give that face wash a try!


  • Now that’s a pretty impressive skin routine, good for you haha! I’m back to lip balm and coconut oil for fall/winter, and some masks every now and then. But I’m more than curious to try Burt’s bees night cream! Their lip balm is just the best so I should definitely explore their beauty range further!

    Have the best week! Xx

  • Missy May

    These sure looks and sound like great beauty products. The Avocado oil and Lush toner sound like something I would like. Thanks for sharing, beautiful.

  • I’ve heard amazing thing on the Kate Somerville cleanser…definitely need to look into it. I’m currently trying out a new regimen from Murad…so far, so good!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Love skin care recos! I’m like you and was not blessed with clear skin, so it’s a constant battle to have blemish-free skin. Definitely will be trying some of these out!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • These are all great products! I would love to try the Murad ones and the Burt Bee’s mask sounds right out my alley.

  • i’ve heard so much about these glam glow masks, i really want to try one now! especially a mask that helps reduce blackheads, i mean thats the ultimate goal haha

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  • Katie Schubert

    I’ve completely fallen for Murad products! I use them every day.

    Xo, Katie
    Willow + White

  • I need to try these products because your skin is gorgeous!!! fun post, thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks for sharing. I always think your skin looks amazing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • I’d certainly like to try the Murad products, I also liked the GlamGlow but it was a bit drying on my skin

  • Allie Mackin

    Oh that cleanser sounds GOOD. I am using a exfoliating cleanser by Bliss that I love, but it uses those microbeads which are bad for the environment which I don’t love. So if this does not use them this could be a solution.

    Allie of

  • Great reviews dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x


  • Molly Hogan

    Awesome routine! I love GlamGlow!



  • kandja sylla

    So many good products for a nightly routine. I adore your review on each brand. Like you, I tend to change my moisturizer during the cold season–my skin gets a bit drier than usual. Great post Courtney! xx

  • Burt’s Bees has a night cream?? OooOo I just love anything from Burt’s Bees!


  • Rachel Vogt (Rachel Vogt Trend

    I’ve used all of these products and love them all.
    xoxo, Rachel

  • Emma Corrie-Hill

    Need to try some of these 🙂

    Looking forward to the next post!!

  • So many great products!!


  • Nina

    I’ve been thinking of getting this Kiehl’s eye treatment, I need to try it. Hope, you are having great day, Courtney. xx
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  • Cynthia

    I love love love the Glam Glow! It is the best, and love Kiehls too! Great Picks Girlie!


  • I’m a big fan of Clean & Clear too! Their oil-free moisturiser is great. Angharad x

  • Shauna C

    Love the packaging, so pretty!!


  • Murad’s Perfecting Night Cream sounds really good and I’m now super curious about Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment – flakiness is such a no-no! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • I went from super dry skin to oily, acne-prone skin in March this year and it’s been one challenging, enlightening process 🙂 have you ever tried Korean beauty products? They’ve been my saving grace.

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  • Love this Glam Glow mask as it really helped to clean up my face! Also Kate Somerville cleanser is a really good one!

  • Wildfire Charm

    Ooo! The burts bees night cream sounds really good for winter. Might check it out for myself. I used to use the clean and clear acne gel for years..back in school like you does the job x I really want to try the glam glow mask.

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