My Current Skincare Routine


The colder months of the year are always when I like to try new skincare products. Throughout 2018 I started making the switch to cruelty-free and more natural products, and I’ve found some new products that I love. My skin tends to be on the combination dry side, although it can get oily too. Although I am no beauty expert, I thought I would share a look at my current skincare routine and the products that I love!

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser

This is a cleanser I’ve been using for many months now and it is amazing if you have sensitive skin! It feels like you’re using lotion, but it still leaves your skin feeling clean.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

For Christmas, I got a mini gift set of 4 Mario Badescu’s products and I’m so happy I finally tried their products! I use the enzyme cleansing gel in the morning to wash my face, and it does a great job at cleaning my skin while leaving it feeling smooth. I’ve been reaching for this one more than the Burt’s Bees one recently, although I usually like to switch between the two.

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

I use this exfoliating scrub about 3 times a week in the morning to give my skin more of a deep clean.

Method Body Simply Nourish Body Wash

Although body wash isn’t really considered “skincare”, I thought I would include it anyway because this one is a new favorite of mine! I’ve been searching for more natural body washes that aren’t too expensive, and this one from Method is really good. It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated, and the smell is heavenly.

Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner

This is one of the few toners I have ever used, and I love it so much. I use this in the morning before moisturizing and at night. I love that it has no alcohol in it, and the rose smell is really calming. The only downside with this is the bottle will leak, which makes traveling with it a bit hard.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

I’m never really sure if facial sprays really do anything magical for your skin, but I love using this one after I take off my makeup at night. It gives my skin a nice refresh before bed.

Burt’s Bees Day Lotion with Royal Jelly

The one thing I have found so hard is trying to find a more natural moisturizer with SPF in it. This one from Burt’s Bees is one of the few I could find, and I actually really like it. Because of the royal jelly in it, it does have a bit of an odd smell, but after a few times using it, I don’t really notice it. What I love about this moisturizer is it dries pretty quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy.

Glossier Balm Dot Com

This is a product that people either love or strongly dislike, and I personally don’t think I’ll ever stop using it. This is something I’ve been using for over a year now and it has saved my lips in the cold winter months. I use this right before bed and after I apply my makeup in the morning, and it leaves my lips feeling really smooth.

And that is a look at my current skincare routine! This honestly could change in a month but I wanted to share what I’ve been loving for the past few months. I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products and if you have any current skincare favorites!


21 responses to “My Current Skincare Routine”

  1. Emily says:

    Ohhh I LOVE Burt’s Bees! These all look like such great products – I definitely will be adding some of these to my list. Thanks for sharing!

    -Emily |

  2. Oh these look like really interesting! Thank you for such a wonderful post!!

  3. Nancy Ugo says:

    The witch-hazel toner is a favorite of mine. I’ve heard many good things about Mario Badescu skincare products.

  4. Vanessa says:

    Wow! So many beauty allies here! You really take care of your skin girl!
    Burt’s Bees is one of my favorites but I will definitely check out some of the options you’re sharing here.
    Have a lovely week!

  5. Kathrin says:

    I love Burt’s Bees products, but for some reason have never tried their moisturizer. I’m definitely going to have to give it a go after your review though. I also have such a hard time finding a natural product with spf that my skin doesn’t react badly to.

    I’m also interested in trying the toner since I’m currently not using one, but I’ve heard that they can do great things for your skin.

    Thanks for sharing all these great products. I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  6. Gemma Etc. says:

    I really do need to try more from Mario Badescu. Their products all sound so lovely xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  7. Quinn says:

    Winter skincare is so different from other seasons, isn’t it?! I need to be exfoliating – where have I been? Will definitely be ordering what you’ve suggested! Love Thayer’s Witch Hazel too. Have a happy Monday, Kara!


  8. Mica says:

    I’ve heard great things about Burt’s bees but never tried any of their skincare – maybe I should! I tend not to mess with my routine too much though, I have sensitive skin and last time I tried something different (a serum) it was months before my skin calmed down, haha!

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 We had a fun but busy one with a kids birthday party. I’ve just posted my weekday wear linkup on my blog if you want to join 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. Thanks for sharing your routine! I would love to try that body was and I have heard wonderful things about Mario Badescu products.

  10. Samantha says:

    These all sound like some amazing products. I’ll have to check them out.

  11. Gemma says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this! Love the look of the cleanser.

    Gemma x

  12. Jessica says:

    This is great! I use burts bees a lot, and have been diving more and more into skincare, lately, as I’m getting old! hahaha Hope you have a lovely Monday!

  13. Mel Hwang says:

    That toner is literally my go-to! And it’s so affordable too! Glad it’s well loved on your end too! Hope you have an awesome day girl!

    xx, mel

  14. Allie Mackin says:

    I have been wanting to try Mario Badesco. That cleanser sounds very interesting. I can’t use Burt’s Bees I like the company but I am allergic to something in the products. And I am chomping at the bit to get to the Glossier store in New York.

    Allie of

  15. Ann says:

    Nice products you use for your skin.
    Nice post.


  16. All these products look great Kara, love Burt’s and Bees products.


  17. Ashley says:

    Love your picks, babe- and Glossier’s Balm Dot Com is one of my faves, too!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. Missy May says:

    Nice routine you got going on here, Kara. I haven’t heard of none of these products, but you’ve surely caught my curiosity.

  19. Heather says:

    Gorgeous photos and some amazing sounding (and looking!) products too – I always get dry skin in the winter months so will need to give some of these a go!

    Heather xoxo

  20. Joling says:

    Thanks for sharing your skincare routine and these products you have been using. I am interested in the Glossier Balm and would love to try it.

    xo, Joling

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I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!