My winter skincare routine

Hello beauties,

Today I will be writing about my winter routine. Winter in India is mostly cold and dry. Plus there is sun all day long. My skin type is combination to oily. I live in a humid place but winter is very dry here. So I have to make changes in my skincare routine accordingly.

Normally I prefer hydrating products for my dehydrated and oily skin but now i am clinging towards products with more moisturising ingredients like ceramides. Our skin barrier is created by ceramides only, when our skin is dry and dehydrated the barrier is damaged. So here comes ceramides for rescue.

Also I don’t use face wash twice a day anymore. Once a day is more than enough for me. I have replaced my cosrx salicylic acid gentle cleanser with the rovectin skin conditioning cleanser because its a lot less stripping for me. My skin started feeling very tight after using the Cosrx so I moved to a hydrating water cleanser after my oil cleanser.

My morning routine during winter:

1. No facewash, only water splashes during showers

2. Tonymoly wonder ceramide toner. It is very moisturising toner. My skin doesn’t feel tight and dehydrated till evening after I started using it.

3. One thing centella toner. Its very watery and I kept it in a spray bottle to splash it in between steps

4. Innisfree green tea seed serum

5. Cosrx balancium comfort ceramide cream . It is my holy grail moisturiser for winter. It was too heavy for me during summer so I saved it for dry winter time

6. Biore uv essence. I started it recently instead of my innisfree no sebum sunscreen because its very moisturising and watery. Even i am home, i do re-apply every 3 hours with 2 finger full sunscreen . It has zero white cast and gives a nice glow.

My night routine for winter:

1. Thank you farmer cleansing oil . As i am skipping cleansing in morning this double cleansing is very important to remove pollutants and sunscreen.

2. Rovectin conditioning skin cleanser as my water cleanser or second cleanser

3. Tonymoly wonder ceramide toner

4. Cosrx snail mucin

5. Cosrx BHA twice a week for combating blackheads/ Olay retinol twice a week

6. Cosrx balancium ceramide cream

Tonymoly wonder toners

Hello beauties,

Hope you all are doing well. Today I will be writing about a bomb product which I recently tried. Its a toner from Tonymoly’s wonder line. So there are 3 toners which is available currently

  1. Tonymoly wonder ceramide toner
  2. Tonymoly wonder rice toner
  3. Tonymoly wonder tea tree pore fresh toner

I didn’t really like anything else fron this brand but when i saw a lot of reviews on it , I decided to try it out. I am writing this review because I really loved these toners. These are super economical with 500ml toner costing somewhat arround ₹950. You can always get some discounts while getting it.

Tonymoly wonder ceramide toner- This is milky liquid with consistency like a emulsion. It is comaparable with the Etude house emulsion. It is really mice for dry skin and winter. As we all know our skin barrier has ceramides so this toner will be helpful for people with damaged skin barrier and dry skin. You can use this for seven skin method as well. I have oily skin so i use it in my morning routine with very light moisturiser and followed by sunscreen. I do only one layer.

Tonymoly wonder rice toner- This is also like milky liquid with consistency of emulsion. It is so much similar to my all time favourite I’m from rice toner. It is way cheaper that its I’m from counterpart. It helps with brightening the skin. It is also very moisturising like the ceramide one. People with all types of skin can use it.

Tonymoly wonder tea tree pore fresh toner- This has a very watery consistency. It is similar to those watery hydrating toners we get in k-beauty market. It is a holy grail for oily and acne prone skin. It helps with pore care as well. I use it whenever I feel like. I kept it in a spray bottle and use it like a mist. If you have dry skim you can ise it but need to follow up with a heavy moisturiser.

All these toners are super cheap and will last for ages. But sadly the self life after opening is 12 months like most products. So you might not be able to finish all toners within time as they all come in 500ml packages. So I would suggest to try one at a time.

Thanks in advance.

My Pore care routine

Hello beauties,

This post is about how to take care of pores and keeping them clean.

Please consider that your pores don’t look that bad as it looks with magnifying mirrors or Phone camera. So be kind to yourself and be practical. Don’t unnecessarily touch them to clog more. Some people have bigger pores genetically. We can’t really change the size of pores by topical products but can make them look clean and clog free.

1. Cleansing : Double cleansing method really helped me to make my face squeaky clean. You can use any cleansing oil or cleansing balm to wash off all pollutants, make up and sunscreens. Then cleanse with mild foaming face wash to cleanse remaining residue. My personal fav is Thank you Farmer cleansing oil followed by Cosrx low ph good morning face wash.

After cleansing I use a clay mask from innisfree volcanic range to keep my pores un-clogged. But its a bit drying and that’s why i use it only once a week and don’t keep it more than 10 minutes. I keep spraying water over it so that it wont be over dried and harsh on my skin.

2. Exfoliate: I have combination to our skin and I exfoliate at-least twice a week with chemical exfoliator in my night routine. BHAs goes deep down your skin and helps controlling sebum production, hence the blackhead reduces. My personal favourite is Cosrx BHA power liquid.

3. Retinol: I use retinol twice or thrice a week to keep acne at bay. It have seen good changes after i am used to it. I use the olay retinol night cream. I follow up with moisturiser as it makes skin flaky and dry if used alone.

4. Sunscreen: There is no point of having a 10 step skincare routine when you don’t use sunscreen. I wear sunscreen every day even when i am home. I re-apply every 2 hours if going out. 2 full finger/ 1 teaspoon amount is enough for face neck and ears. I am currently using the Innisfree no sebum sunscreen. It has a white cast but goes away in minutes.

All about sunscreen

Physical Sunscreen:

According to skin experts physical sunscreens are fine particles of minerals – commonly titanium dioxide and zinc oxide – that sit on the surface of the skin and reflect, as well as absorb, UV radiation. While physical UV filters can be found alone in sunscreens, they can also be used alongside chemical filters in a synergistic way to create very high-SPF, non-irritating sunscreens in light, breathable formulations.

Pros: As they are usually thicker and whiter than a chemical sunscreen formula, it is easy to see where physical sunscreens have been applied and when they have rubbed off. This helps ensure sensitive areas are covered and protection levels better maintained. Physical UV filters are growing in popularity, as they can be less irritating for sensitive skinthan certain chemical filters.

Cons: A physical sunscreen is often heavier and thicker on the skin than a chemical sunscreen with the same SPF. Therefore, physical sunscreens might not be the best choice for oily and acne prone skin. Additionally, mineral actives alone often offer less protection from damaging UVA radiation than chemical filters.

Chemical Sunscreen:

The vast majority of sunscreens found on pharmacy shelves fall into the chemical (also known as organic) category. These sunscreens contain active sun filters that absorb UV light to prevent from causing damage.

Pros: Chemical sunscreens are able to provide highly effective protection without necessarily needing to be in high concentrations. This means they can be formulated with a lightweight, non-sticky feel that is ideal for daily wear. They spread easily on the skin and, as the chemical filters do not have a physical presence, there is no ghosting effect.

Compound formulas with multiple filters can be used to ensure the most effective broad-spectrum protection from both UVA &UVB Rays. This is vital as, while many people understand the risk associated with UVB rays, UVA rays – which cannot be felt – represent 95% of UV rays on the earth’s surface. They penetrate more deeply into the skin and play a significant role in accelerating premature ageing.

It is essential to protect against both types of ultraviolet rays, as lack of protection over time can lead to deterioration in the skin cells, irreversibly damaging the DNA, and potentially leading to the development of skin cancer.

Cons: Some chemical UV filters have been known to cause allergic reactions and irritation in sensitive skin. Concerns have also been raised over the years about potential free radical damage from long-term use. However, most modern formulas contain antioxidants to safeguard your skin’s health, now and into the future.

Isntree Hyaluronic acid Toner Review


In this post we will be talking about the Isntree Hyaluronic acid toner. I have used both the blue and white ones. It is said that the white one is for dry skin type and blue one is for oily skin type.

Texture is viscous I can do 3 layers of this toner, especially when my skin is feeling more dehydrated than usual. Leaves no tacky residue. It only feels a little sticky while it’s being absorbed. Once fully absorbed, the finish is smooth and the skin feels plump. As i am in a humid part of the country I felt it worked well fo my combination skin.

It takes care of the small flakes you may have on the skin and provides good hydration. I’ve also noticed that the skin gets less oily when I use this. This means it’s doing a great job at balancing the oil-water content of the skin, I personally didn’t like it as my skin is already combination to oily.

Hyaluronic acid is a very safe ingredient since it’s a naturally occurring substance in our body and can be used with all types of actives. Hence, there was no irritation and hasn’t caused any breakouts so far. Not only that, but I feel like it also reduces redness. It doesn’t disrupt my makeup.

Cons- Hyaluronic acid works by getting moisture from weather. So if you are in a humid condition then it will work the best but when its dry outside it will make your skin more dehydrated by absorbing moisture from your skin.

My verdict- I personally didn’t like it much as it made my skin more oily and probably not helpful in winter as weather will ne dry. So I won’t re-purchase this. I will stick to my Cosrx centella toner and I’m from rice toner.😇

Hope this helps you choose your toner. Thank you.

All you need for lipcare

Hello beauties,

Hope everyone is doing well and keeping their skin healthy. Today I will be writing about my holy grail lip balm. It is Laneige lip sleeping mask (Berry).

Who doesn’t like a smooth and glowy pink lips. Everyone has a weakness for a healthy lip. But with ageing, extensive use of make up & lipsticks, caffeinated & alcoholic beverages our lips are literally destroyed. Lip blam at night might be helpful to repair it overnight.

So now lets go to the product review, I have been using this lip balm since 3 months and this has proved to be really beneficial for my chapped lips. I do have a real bad habit of picking my lips. Whenever it becomes dry I start picking them and it makes them more dry and uneven. I am truly sorry for this but still can’t help doing it. The situation went out of hand when I started wearing lipstick. Yes, I love lipstick and i wear it even under my mask.

I used so many brands lip balms, ghee, butter etc. But none of them worked on me. I even tried to scrub my lips with sugar scrub and baby toothbrush but it only made everything worse for me.

I have started a Korean skicare regime few months back and was really searching for something for my lips. I went through groups which discusses about skincare, YouTube channels and beauty gurus. Most of them suggested this Laneige lip sleeping mask for lip care. So, Finally I got my hands on this bomb lip sleeping mask and trust me it does what it claims. It made my lips super moisturised all the time and it doesn’t feel dry anymore. It really changed my life. I almost stopped picking and my lips look super healthy


While there are so many pros to it, we shall discuss the cons as well. It is super expensive according tome. 8g comes with price tag of Rs. 500. And also, I think only berry flavour is moisturising enough. The other flavours are really not good. They dry my lips out. I will definitely re-purchase this until I find a good alternative to my Laneige lip sleeping mask (Berry).

For day time use, I find my the body shop vitamin E lipblam with spf 15 to be very helpful. It is moisturising and has an added spf to it to protect my lips from any sun damage. It needs to re-applied through out the day but i like this one as well.

I am really looking forward to try the Cosrx lip care range. I still can’t find it anywhere in India. Once it is available, I will definitely try it. It has a whole range of lip scrub, plumper, exfoliater and sleeping mask.

On the other note, I really love to wear lipstick. My favourite one the MAC ruby woo lipstick. This comes in a mini version with 1.8 gm and cute little package. This colour suits my skin tone and brightens it.