My safe word is “SuperAqua”

I get a great deal of satisfaction from finishing up a bottle (or a pot) of product. It fills me with a sense of accomplishment. It also allows me to carefully ‘curate’ my next regimen.

After finishing up my Belif essence and cream, I was excited to rearrange my bathroom counter and choose my next regimen:

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Aside from a couple of fixtures like my Skinceuticals Redness Correcting Serum and Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, I decided to line up re:p products for my next routine.

I had tried the all-in-one multi-item and loved it so much, I set it aside and ordered the other products from re:p and eagerly waited for Belif Aqua Bomb to get used up.

My new skincare routine began this morning with re:p gentle foam cleanser, followed by all-in-one multi-item and moisturizing gel oil.

Fast forward 6 hours later, and I have 3 very angry looking red bumps on my face threatening to surface.  My educated guess is my skin did not take to the moisturizing gel oil. The minute I applied it, it felt greasy and sticky and all the other adjectives I don’t like to associate with my skincare products.

Now, in all fairness, the breakout alarm could be due to the change in seasons, hormonal fluctuation or just plain sleep deprivation.  Regardless, I think this is probably a good time to revert back to my fail safe routine – Nature Republic Super Aqua Max for combination skin.

The best thing about having a ‘safety’ skin care routine is that I can experiment all I want and if it doesn’t work out, I can always come back to my safe option… And today is the perfect time to go back to it.

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My skin has settled down after couple of rounds of intense masking – clay mask, wash-off mask and a calming sheet mask. I haven’t written off re:p completely yet – I will likely give it at least one more chance once the weather decides whether (pun totes intended) it’s still winter or if it’s finally spring.  Meanwhile, I will reacquaint myself with the Super Aqua Max line up.

 

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