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Current regimen

I'll keep this page updated at all times with my current skincare regimen :) If you have feedback / questions about any of the products or how to use them, reach out: jen@thejenproject.com

AM
  1. Senka Perfect Whip Cleanser or Cerave Hydrating Cleanser: Wash with one of these and pat dry with cotton towel
  2. L'Occitane Immortelle Essential Water: Rub 2-3 drops of this toner into hands and gently massage into face (this step helps the moisturizer cling to face and softens the skin)
  3. Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream: Apply a pinky-tip's worth of all over face
  4. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate: Apply a dime-sized amount of this moisturizer all over face
  5. Clarins HP Plus SPF 40 (sadly, this product has been discontinued! It was my favorite mineral-based sunscreen. When my stockpile is gone, I'll use MDSolarSciences Beauty Balm SPF 50): Apply a dime-sized amount of one of these sunscreens all over face

PM
  1. Take 50 mg of spironolactone (RX) with dinner
  2. Banila Clean It Zero: Gently massage a dime-sized amount of this cleansing balm into dry face to remove dirt, oil, and makeup
  3. Senka Perfect Whip Cleanser or Cerave Hydrating Cleanser: After rinsing off the cleansing balm, remove residue with one of these cleansers and pat dry with cotton towel
  4. L'Occitane Immortelle Essential Water: Splash a nickel's worth of this toner onto a cotton pad and rub over face to remove all traces of makeup and cleansing balm
  5. Mizon All-in-One Snail Repair Cream: Apply a pinky-tip's worth all over face
  6. WAIT 20 MINUTES - this step is extremely important to prevent the Retin-A from making your face a dry, flaky mess!
  7. Retin-A (RX): Apply 2 pumps-worth all over face, avoiding lips and the area right underneath the nose
  8. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate: Apply a dime-sized amount of this moisturizer (substitute Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream in colder, drier seasons / climates)
  9. Shiseido 'Benefiance WrinkleResist24' Intensive Eye Cream: Apply to undereye area right before getting into bed
If I have acne at any given time, I spot treat at night with CosRX Acne Pimple Master Patches or Aczone (RX).

Once a week, I treat myself to one or more of the following treatments: