Current Skincare Routine & Products I Use!

by mehak on April 20, 2013

in Reviews, Skincare

Usually im all up for trying new things, like the P&B logo which i changed after about 2 years (PS: Boy things it looks like a porn site), or that new dish on the menu which nobody would wants to order (Snow Pea & Bean Salad at Mamagoto. Try it. It tastes much yummier than it sounds). But when it comes to Skincare, i take very small, measured steps at trying anything new. Two reasons- 1) Skincare is expensive and 2) Skincare is expensive. So here is what i have been loyal to over the past year

PS: For Reference i have very dry skin that can tend to look lifeless.

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1. Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Day Moisturizer:  I have the ‘Dry Skin’ variant, which is nice to use in the summer months but in winters i definitely need another layer of something with more moisture in it

2. Shiseido Night Moisture Recharge Enriched Night Cream: This is HG for me, and should be for anyone with super dry skin. This is the sole reason i dont wake up to parched, dry skin . This absorbs into my skin at lightening quick speed at night and i wake up to super moisturized, supple, smooth skin.

3. Clinique Youth Surge Night Moisturizer: This is not something i use regularly, but i bought it when the Shiseido Night Cream was out of stock. It did moisturize, but i felt like it never really absorbed into my skin. I will definitely look into this when im older though- because one thing it definitely did was make my skin really  radiant and fresh and even in the morning. I could definitely see a visible difference, but somehow felt it was more appropriate for me in my 30’s.



Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: Not something i use everyday, but sometimes when my eye area feels excessively dry this does do the job

Loreal Even Complexion UV Tined Moisturizer: Everday tinted moisturizer for me. Doesnt provide too much coverage, but it makes my skin glow and appear more radiant and definitely does a good job of moisturizing. Plus it has SPD 50, UVA and UVB protection with PA+++

Mac Face & Body Foundation: Everytime i go out at night, im wearing Mac Face & Body. I love the natural, effortless coverage it gives and keeps skin moisturized and fresh too!



Nivea Visage Skin Refining Scrub: Favourite budget scrub. Love the texture- not too abrasive  but good enough to clean out impurities.

Face Wash: Nothing regular, im not fussy about facewashes.

How i Use These:

  • Morning: Apply Clinique Super Defense Moisturizer and Follow up with Loreal UV Tinted Moisturizer. Sometimes, i just skip the Clinique in very sultry months but in winter months i definitely need both
  • Evening : When im back from work, i wash my face , maybe use the Nivea Scrub and let my skin breathe
  • Night: Apply Night Moisture Recharge by Shiseido. On days when i dont need much moisture but my skin needs something to brighten it up and pick up the sallownss, i use Clinique Youth Surge.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Rashmi April 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

that is a very minimal but excellent routine !!! usually people overdo their skincare regimen n end up doing more harm than good !!


Rashmi April 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

that is a very minimal but excellent routine !!!
usually people overdo their skincare regimen n end
up doing more harm than good !!


Preeti Kaur April 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I follow a very simple skin care routine. it involves argan oil, jojoba oil & rose oil :) pls note my skin is combi-oily.


mehak April 20, 2013 at 10:02 pm

OOh oils and that too for oily skin interesting ! Which oils do you use..which brand i mean?


Xuvious April 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Nice routine! Which cleanser/toner do you use?

I’ve heard loads about the Shiseido one, I might try for winters next year. :)


Heena April 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm


Can You Please Tell How Much is Mac F&B Fndtn dfrnt from Garnier BB Cream? I want to purchase it for my mom who is 50+. Do You Think It Would Be Good For Her? Or Any Other Suggestion?


mehak April 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Hi Heena,
Mac f&b I think is around 2200 /- Rs…so for starters its ten times more expensive. Theya re different products…if youo want just a simple, everyday effortless ooption then choose garnier..if you want a bit more coverage choose mac face and body….for 50+ your mom first needs an excellent moisturizer -she can use Loreal Tinted One…thats really good….after that depends on how much coverage she requires


Heena April 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

She Wants Light Coverage Only :)

I’ll Get L’oreal n Garnier For Her.. Thanks :)


Swati April 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Very nice and simple skincare routine..
I live in a hostel so the care goes all wonky.. :P


Gowme Sundaram April 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

excellent routine :)


Priyanka Vijan April 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Hey Mehak I recently bought the face and body foundation. Love it. I usually use my hands to blend. But would like to use a brush. Can u suggest a good one?


mehak April 20, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Hi Priyanka,
I use the Sigma Flat Top Kabuki, but ill tell you the MAC artist used this brush on me- i dont remember the number- its like a kabuku but not fat top and definitly not that wide…it was like a small buffer brush… was PHENOMENAL with that.


mehak April 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I think it was a MAC 188 duo fibre brush. But you can even use a flat brush as well since its thin and runny.


Anshita@Vanity No Apologies April 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

ur skin manages on its own..not lifeless!


Nithya April 20, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I like your routine. I have dry skin too and dark circles. I avoid touching my face as much as possible.
I like lotus jojoba face wash coz it doesn’t dry my skin. I hate face washes which makes my skin dry and stretchy.. :/ I religiously use my lakme sunscreen (SPF 50) , followed by loreal tinted moisturizer. Night routine is only johnson and johnson baby lotion (pink bottle) coz my skin cant handle any other night cream. Daily make up is minimal – only kajal and lip gloss/lip stick. I love the Mac face and body foundation. It blends like a dream. Its my foundation for parties n social occasion. I also like loreal matte morphose.

I use baby oil for make up removal coz it moisturizes and removes make up (and smells good :) )


khad April 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

simple and effective ! :)


MissBoPeep April 21, 2013 at 12:50 am

Shiseido night moisture is a staple for my dry skin too. Totally agree its s wonderful thing for dry skins. I really need to try mac face n body. Hv been using garnier bb till date. Wonder how thw new mineralise range is. Love the lippies tough


deepti April 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

very simple and to the point routine


priyanka vijan April 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

Thanks alot Mehak for your suggestions. And thanks alot for introducing me to mac face and body. Love the product. Its Perfect!


mehak April 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I love it too Priyanka, can defi nitely say that its my dream number one foundation!!!! Has everything i ever wanted ! Plus doesnt it photograph so well too?


priyanka vijan April 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Ohhh yes it does photograph amazingly!! My friends keep asking me how my skin has suddenly become like Blair’s (gossip girl). Thanks yo you!


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