How Often Do You Switch Up Your Skincare Routine?

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Last week, I posted an updated look into my current skincare routine. It’s been a while, but I’m happy to say that I’ve found some sort of “skincare peace” for now as I’m very happy with what I’m currently using. As a beauty blogger, I’m lucky to get the opportunity to try out different types of skincare products and given that I’m also a stickler for good skincare, I buy a lot of new ones to try out as well.

However, there are a few items in my skincare routine that I tend to stick to and I don’t often change them up right after they’re finished. It got me thinking, how often do you switch up the products in your skincare routine?

Y’see, I’m very fickle when it comes to cleanser, scrubs and facial masks. Once they’re done, they’re done. I’m done with them. If I really enjoyed using them, I’ll probably repurchase 1-2 times and even then, my eyes will be drawn to the next new thing on the market that I know I just have to try. Just like a magpie drawn to shiny things, I’m drawn to new lotions and potions.

Still, there are a few things that I keep using, repurchase, use, finish up, repurchase and use again. For example, I love SKII’s Facial Treatment Essence. It’s what I call “smelly water” and it works very well on my skin. Even though I use other essences, lotions and toners during the day, I stick to the smelly water in my evening skincare routine.

I’ve also tried a lot of micellar cleansing waters, yet the one I always go back to is Bioderma’s H20 (either Sensibio or Hydrabio. I don’t like the one from the Sebium range because I cannot use it on my eye area). For eye makeup remover, I stick to Face of Australia’s Gentle Makeup Remover. For facial cotton pads, I only get the ones from Swisspers and large ones from MUJI. For day creams, when I’m not trying anything new, I go back to either Uriage’s Aqua Precis Refreshing Moisturising Cream Gel or Bioderma’s Hydrabio Legere Light Cream. For night creams, again, if I’m not trialling anything new, I always go back to SKII’s Stempower.

I’m very picky when it comes to serums, which is why they’re the ones I usually buy because I know they’re what I really want to try out. The same goes for eye creams. But when it comes to cleansers, scrubs and facial masks, everything is fair game. I love trying out new ones. Well, as much as my skin can handle anyway.

What about you? Do you often switch up the products in your skincare routine? Are there any products that you’re happy to try new ones once your old ones are done? Are there any that you will not stop using and pray that brands never discontinue?

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12 comments… add one
  1. Asha

    Ahahahahaaha! Have to admit our bathroom cubby looks that same: 90% mine and 10% hubsters’! 😀

    1. Tine

      Don’t you think they’re lucky to even get 10%? 😛

  2. Jade

    I generally stick with the same brands (Moo Goo and Paula’s Choice), sometimes I branch out if I see something with good ingredients 🙂

    1. Tine

      Paula’s Choice has been hitting it out of the park lately. I haven’t tried Moo Goo even though I’ve seen it often. Time to branch out too. 😛

  3. Robert C.

    I hope I’m not mistaken but I think I spot muji skincare on the second shelf far right haha, it just newly launched in the UK so I kinda wanna hear anyone’s thoughts on it. For me, I think the only thing I’ll switch from my routine are cleansers, toners and moisturisers. The others do too but less common I guess. When seasons change, I’ll just add something like an oil to my routine and that’s that lol.
    Robert C. recently posted..[review] Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer (Oil-free) spf15My Profile

    1. Tine

      Hahah oh yeah I heard that Muji was recently launched in the UK (Caroline Hirons mentioned it on Twitter. God I stalk that lady. Tsk tsk). Personally, I’m not a fan of their cleansers. I find that they give a squeaky clean feeling that I don’t like. Their moisturisers are all right. Definitely affordable though. That’s a good idea, to add a face oil. Good way to amp up hydration. 🙂

  4. Kat Ness

    I think the only thing I don’t switch up is my eye makeup remover – at the least the type anyways. I always use a bi-phase formula. I think everything else gets switched up when they’re done.
    Kat Ness recently posted..Priceline Skincare Goodie Bag 2015My Profile

    1. Tine

      Me too! Funny huh? I keep using the same one, which is the one from Face of Australia. I think it’s much better than Lancome’s, Maybelline’s, etc and cheaper too!

  5. Tracy

    I’m definitely a creature of habit and if I find products that are working I stick with them.
    I’ll only step outside the box when it’s a product I think will work better than what I have, save me money, or do double duty.
    Tracy recently posted..Sway Beauty – A Guide to Creating a Lean Beauty RegimeMy Profile

    1. Tine

      That’s good! Stick to what works. And keep your fingers crossed those beauty companies don’t discontinue any of your favourites! 😛

  6. Kate

    I switch around my skincare pretty much except for the essential few such as serums, sunscreens, maybe moisturizers. I do try new things now and then when I have the itch for it, but I always go back to the same ones after satisfying my curiosity. Basic stuffs like cleanser, toner, scrubs I tend to use whatever’s on sale, HAHAHA as long as it does a proper job, or it’ll be used on my body.

    1. Tine

      Hahah me too! I love changing up the basic stuff. Keeps it interesting. 😛

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