What's Your Winter Skincare Go-To?
I, personally adjust my skincare routine every two months to keep my self discovering new stuff.
Not too long ago, during my site relaunch, I checked in with you guys to see if there are specific topics you would like me to feature here on TLG.Ask and you shall receive. So as the start of a new year, also to avoid myself from starting on that Journalism Law essay, because I'm sure it will be quite a painful process, I thought I'd start working on them accordingly. I personally adjust my skincare routine every two months, depending how my skin feels. Also, to keep myself on discovering new products. The routine I'm sharing today are my winter favourites. Some old, some new. Here we go.
I've been a loyal THREE user quite a while. I was so glad when they finally launched their Taipei store about two years ago, since the nearest store was in Tokyo back then. The tricky thing about this brand is that, it doesn't work for me if I'm in Taiwan. However, it does a perfect job for both my Australia and London days. The balancing foam is the only non-gel cleanser I use, since its the only one that won't cause redness to my skin. I've been using it on and off for the past two to three years, and I'm still planning to keep doing so.
從還沒 THREE 進駐台灣前就一直是他們的愛用者，斷斷續續使用了兩三年。其實，在台灣 THREE 對我來說有點太滋潤（T 字部位），但是不管是在澳洲或是英國，因為氣候偏乾的關係，使用起來剛剛好，每次知道要出國長住就一定會替自己備好貨帶出國。這瓶是我回購了好幾次的基本款洗顏皂，香味自然，裏頭包含了品牌本身擅長的天然精油，在冬天洗完臉特別舒適，不會緊繃。
THREE products are of the more concentrated and natural variety, so most of their stuff are very hydrated and great winter essentials. This white essence contains patchouli oil, as well as other essential oils to leave the skin feeling silky and ready for your next moisturising steps. I’ve only just started using these, so I’ll keep you posted
This is probably my favourite THREE product of all times. Though the name says lotion, but the texture is actually more like a toner. Its light, but still leaves your face feeling extremely dewy, and I also love the natural smell as it comes with Rose and baby leaf water. The perfect unwavering balance of moisture with a pleasant texture. I'd say if you're only planning to buy one skincare product from THREE, this would be the one.
這應該是我最喜歡的 THREE 護膚品了，晚上侵濕化妝棉敷整臉，隔天起來會覺得臉部很滋潤明亮（比起敷面膜，我更愛這麼做）。水凝露裡面些許的精油，也包含了能為肌膚增加水感的大黃瓜與絲瓜萃取，以及保濕度極佳的玫瑰精露，在這些天然成分的加持下，不只能擁有充沛的水感，還能維持肌膚的健康。假如只想要入手 THREE 的一個護膚品，我個人一定會私心推薦這瓶吶！
Kiehl's has quite the formula. Well, its not that surprising since the brand started as a pharmacy 160 years ago. I haven't fully realised the power of brands with heritage until the start of last year. That time, I was always hopping on and off the plane, checking in and out from so many different climates. And my face was suffering from all the travelling. I bought my first Ultra Facial Cream at the airport, and used it during the overnight flight, and man, my dry skin just drinks it all up! It makes you look fresher straight in the next morning. I guess the 24 hour moisturiser is a real thing, huh?
第一次購買 Kiehl's 的經典保濕霜是在去年年初，當時前一段學業正結束，正在搬離澳洲以及同時要為下一個城市做準備，飛來飛去，在各個國家不同的乾濕程度下，皮膚變得很乾澀，倦容也很明顯。早就在網路上讀過關於冰河醣蛋白保濕霜的超強保濕力，在機場看見了專櫃，決定買瓶來試試。當天搭的是長途飛機，正巧能做測試，當然，效果非常使人滿意。這樣經典的商品，給了我最滋潤的保養。
I'm usually wary of eye products. First, most eye creams are from the so called 'Anti Ageing' line, which sounds kind of scary for me, second I thought the only cause of dark circles is due to my lack of good sleep– and hell, I'm wrong. The truth is, its never just about lifestyle (though it does matter quite a bit), its also about moisturising the skin around your eyes. As I don't have fine lines around my eyes, not just yet, and I haven't come across many brands like Shiseido that only focuses on dark circles. It's been quite a while since I had this, and I'm so glad I don't look like a panda anymore. At least, not as much.
As I am no skin care experts by any means, this is just my personal opinions after using most of these products for at least a year. To be honest, I find skin care routines less confusing when I have a majority of stuff from a particular brand series, call me old fashioned, but I'm sure there's a reason why they come from the same line, right? So, tell me, what's your winter skincare go-tos?
Okay, now back to my never-ending essay research. Which I adore, says no one ever.