Skincare Routine Favorites Round II

Above: Skincare favorites!
Happy Friday!  Earlier this month, I discussed my current Mila Moursi skincare ritual;  as aforementioned, I am loving how my skin is reacting to this routine and am excited to further monitor resuts.  The efficacy of the products, however, does not mean that I don’t indulge in other specifically-targeted skincare experiences each week. From masks, to scrubs to sunscreen to primer, here is an overview of my additional skincare favorites!
Kindly scroll on for more details, images and links to past reviews as well as the Bottom Line…
Above: More of my skincare favorites.


  • Koh Gen Do Spa Water (reviewed HERE)…a few drops on a cotton pad leave my face feeling clean and balanced every morning; I’ve used this formula for years.
  • *Bioderma (reviewed HERE)…another incredible cleansing water, this European favorite is now available stateside from Beautylish.  
  • *LiftLab Purify and Clarify Cleanser and Detox Mask (reviewed HERE)…I get an incredibly clean result every time I use it and love the option to leave it on my skin for a longer period of time for increased skincare detoxification benefits.  The fact that I am nearly finished with tube #2 is a testament to its efficacy, in and of itself…I hope to never be without this!
  • *Lancer The Method Polish (reviewed HERE)…I am also on my second tube of this more intense exfoliant.  When rubbed together in the palms, the polish warms up and creates a glorious heated sensation on the skin.  I use this once a week for an extra-deep exfoliation.
  • *Omorovicza Refining Facial Polisher (reviewed HERE)…beautifully green with an herbal, aromatic scent, this exfoliatior packs more punch than Liftlab and less than Lancer, making it a great, every couple of days option.  All three exfoliants above have a permanent place in my shower.


  • *Omorovicza Blue Diamond Resurfacing Mask (reviewed HERE)…this luxurious gel turns into a creamy salve once applied to the face and I am never disappointed my how smooth and refined my skin is after a 20 minute session.  I use this a couple of times a month on average.
  • *Eve Lom Rescue Mask (reviewed HERE)…I never travel without this wonder mask.  A concentrated dab will zap an unruly pimple and a full face treatment with this clay-based formula calms my skin, reduces excess oil production and improves the quality of my skin.  Absolutely invaluable!

Targeted Serums and Creams:

  • *Le Metier de Beaute Instant Line Perfecting Serum…this is the first product in a series of monthly exclusives from the venerable Le Metier de Beaute 2015 Beauty Vault VIP Program.  Designed to minimize lines on contact (with increased results with continued use), the formula yields a gentle warming effect to let you know its working.  I love using this to combat lines and dents from sleeping on my face!  Back to the VIP Program for a moment…for $348 (a very reasonable $29/month), members will receive a carefully curated full-sized product or assortment of products (a combination of color, skincare and pre-release) shipped right to your door. Spaces are limited and registration closes soon, so if you are a LMdB lover as I am, you may want to take advantage of this gorgeous beauty program ASAP!
  • *SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (reviewed HERE and HERE)…Truly a staple, this fluid always leaves my skin looking better than before application.  It may, deceptively, feel akin to water but its ability to smooth, tighten and clear my skin is undeniable.
  • SK-II Facial Treatment Repair C (reviewed HERE)…a gel-based, concentrated version of the Facial Treatment Essence is a gentle “reset” for my skin when it is tired and sensitive.  
  • *Le Metier de Beaute Neck and Decollete Cream (reviewed HERE)…this is a divinely rich and emollient cream targeted specifically for the delicate neck and chest area.  The price point is an investment…but the beauty and well-being of one’s neck and chest are worthy investment, no?
  • *Sisleya Global Anti-Aging Cream…thick, rich and extremely decadent, this investment-worthy cream improves skin on contact.  I’m not the only one who is smitten…the reviews are pretty stellar across the board!
  • *La Prairie Anti-Aging Advanced Response Booster (reviewed HERE)…I love using this booster in conjunction with other serums as it heightens the effectiveness of the skincare that follows.  My skin, in general, response really well to the La Prairie line and this serum is not an exception…definitely worth it. 
  • *Skin Design London Volume Q Serum…designed to recontour the face by adding volume to sunken places (e.g., underneath eyes, nasal labial folds etc.), in as quickly as two weeks, I add some to my under eye region each night after applying a toner and serum.  I always wake up with tighter, firmer skin the next morning and look forward to continuing to quantify its effects.
  • *Rodial Dragon’s Blood XXL Advanced Sculpting Serum…I’ve been working with this serum on and off for about a month and am impressed by how smooth and glowing this makes my skin.  It is fantastic for hot and humid days when the lightest skincare possible is called for as it immediately is absorbed into the skin.  Can’t wait to keep working with this weightless gem.


  • *Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge (reviewed HERE and HERE)…a non-negotiable in my skincare routine and has been such for over three years.  This divine formula acts as a light moisturizer, primer, highlighter and tinted base in one…both my mom and I would not know what to do without it.
  • *Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer…when used as a layer following my Peau Vierge and preceding cream foundation, it creates an extra smooth canvas to which foundation effortlessly adheres. 


  • *La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift Cream (reviewed HERE)…my favorite eye cream to date, only the tinest amount is necessary to appropriately care for the delicate orbital area.  Believe the hype.
  • *Patchology Flash Patch Eye Gels…when worn for 5-10 minutes, these little wonders dramatically reduce puffiness and dark circles and are a formidable opponent for sleep compromised nights or a random bout of tears!



  • *Quasar MD (reviewed HERE)…I have mentioned this professional skincare gadget on BP many times over and can confirm that I still use it regularly.  It evens skintone, stimulates collagen production and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.  The 20 minute sessions are comfortable and relaxing and I always make sure to take it on travels when I, invariably, have more downtime in my schedule.  Now that my work hours are drastically reduced for summer, I’ll be back to using this every other day!  


  • *PIXI Glow Mist (reviewed HERE)…always in my work bag, this nourishing spritz freshens up my tired skin at the mid-day point.
  • *Gressa Skin Rejuvenating Mist (reviewed HERE)…the orange blossom goodness of this all-natural spray calms my skin and rejuvenates my senses.  


  • *Sunday Riley Juno Body (reviewed HERE)…for days when my skin needs an extra boost in moisture, a few strategically applied drops of this luxurious formula restores balance and imparts a gorgeous, luminous glow.  
  • *Aveeno Sheer Hydration Lotion…one of my bathroom staples, this is marvelous daily moisturizer; it absorbs instantly and is blissfully unscented.
  • *Mila Moursi Firming Body Lotion (reviewed HERE)…rich and hydrating, this lotion also masterfully tones and firms the arms and legs.
  • *Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment…I bring this on all my travels as it is a marvelous “jack of all trades.” The insanely moisturizing formula is great for soothing skin irritations, sunburns and extreme dryness.  


  • *Byredo Gypsy Water (reviewed HERE)…one of the lightest scents I own, this bright and warm juice lifts my spirts with every spray.  It is an excellent everyday fragrance that’s appealing without being mainstream.
  • *Byredo Black Saffron (reviewed HERE)…dark and mysterious while inexplicably pleasing, this totally singular scent is beyond.  I have it in the travel version (comes in a set of three atomizers) and 
  • Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee (reviewed HERE)…the most unique vanilla-based scent I’ve experiened to date, I love the fact that the atomizer size works well in my purse for on-the-go touch ups.  
  • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (reviewed HERE)…I just finished my bottle of this delicious elixir; both sweet and smoky, it’s one of my signature scents.
  • *Orlane Baume Magnifique (reviewed HERE and HERE)…I’ve been using this nonstop for the last couple of months.  The plush and moisturizing formula is dispensed from a squeeze tube with a conveniently angled; the balm itself is immensely nourishing and stays in place for hours on end.  
  • By Terry Baume de Rose Crystal Gloss (reviewed HERE)…I appreciate the ease of application of this much lauded formula…the delicate rose scent and rich hydration cannot be beat.
  • Zelens Lip Balm (reviewed HERE)…super silky with a non-sticky finish, this balm is a delight.
Above: Targeted options for every skin concern.
Above: My skincare goals are to increase even skin tone and combat the signs of aging while keeping my sensitive skin 
Above: Skincare…it takes a village.
Above: My poolside + lakeside view last week in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this skincare extravaganza…what are some of YOUR current skincare go-to’s?
Good things ahead, including a fresh round of new product procurements, a new style post, a video or two (now that I’m finally finished teaching, filming will be much more achievable) and a haircare overview!
Have a beautiful weekend…xx,
–The Beauty Professor

** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 
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Comments (10)

  • Unknown Reply

    Hey Rachel I love your skin care picks. It purchased a lot of skincare these past few months since my first love was makeup but after reading your reviews and Caroline SKINGODDESS hirons i really went crazy. I recently got the Omorovicza copper peel and the resurfacing peel but it says 2 minutes on the box but it feels wasteful does the 20 minutes sting your skin?

    June 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Melissa!

      Thank you so much; we are so fortunate to live at a time when there is a wealth of excellent skincare at our disposal! With regards to your question, I can't speak to the Copper Peel as I don't have it but I do leave the Resurfacing Peel on for about 20 minutes at a time and have never had it irritate my sensitive skin!

      Hope that helps…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      June 28, 2015 at 4:19 am
  • wefadetogray Reply

    I love love love your skin care selection and, as usual, nothing new here, I want them all.
    Thanks for sharing these with us.
    Happy weekend my dear,

    June 21, 2015 at 12:48 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you ever so much, my friend!!

      Hope your summer is going well…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      June 28, 2015 at 4:20 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    I was very existed about your skin care selection,exquisit as always! There are some items I have on my radar and some they are already in my cabinet. Need to try the Eve L. mask and some Omorovicza products. Never had an eye on La Parie, received some samples but never bought. That will chance!
    Greetings from Germany

    June 21, 2015 at 11:34 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed the post. I cannot recommend the Eve Lom Mask and anything from Omorovicza enough! Ahh…the eye cream from La Prairie is so good. Definitely a staple!

      XO…love from the US,

      –The Beauty Professor

      June 28, 2015 at 4:21 am
  • Unknown Reply

    So many great picks, I also love the Pixi Glow Mist!

    June 21, 2015 at 11:49 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Rachel…thank you! Yes, the Pixi Glow Mist is permanently in my makeup bag ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      June 28, 2015 at 4:23 am
  • Jan K Reply

    Great post, as usual! Thanks. xxx

    June 22, 2015 at 6:16 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Jan!


      –The Beauty Professor

      June 28, 2015 at 4:23 am

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