My Skincare Routine from Start to Finish

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Indie Lee Purifying Face Wash / Thayers Witch Hazel Toner / TULA Acne Clearing & Tone Correcting Gel TULA Acne Spot Treatment / Indie Lee I-Waken Eye Serum / Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer / Supergoop! 100% Mineral Matte Sunscreen SPF 40 / REN Perfect Canvas Primer c/o

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my full skincare routine
supergoop tinted sunscreen
indie lee purifying cleanser
ren primer

Ahhh, skincare.  If there is one thing I could tell teenage Rachel it would be to figure out a skincare routine that works for you and stick to it. I don’t care how tired you are, stick to that routine.

If only, am I right?

In all seriousness though, having a skincare routine that you stick to day and night, whether you’re exhausted or sick, will help you achieve blemish-free, hydrated skin. So what does my skincare routine look like? If you remember, I recently shared my honest thoughts on TULA and mentioned that even though I love their products, they aren’t the only products I use. It did take some time, but I finally have found the products that work well together for my skin type and I haven’t looked back since.

Step 1: Cleanse

Purifying Cleanser

Giving you a through, non-stripping clean, this purifying cleanser promotes a clearer, brighter complexion, is rich in antioxidants, and thoroughly removes makeup.

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Step 2: Tone

Witch Hazel Toner

I love that the Thayers Witch Hazel Toner can be purchased at Target and is only $10. It’s such a great product, is cruelty-free, and doesn’t have any Phthalates or Parabens, either!

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Step 3: Treatment

Acne Clearing & Tone Correcting Gel

This acne clearing gel is my holy grail treatment product. The Salicylic acid fights and prevents acne, willowherb helps hydrate and soothe the skin, and azelaic acid helps brighten spots left behind from past blemishes.

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Acne Spot Treatment

I’ve now been using this acne spot treatment on and off for a few months and man oh man, it is AMAZING! At the first signs of a breakout, the treatment will clear my skin completely in 2-3 days (max!). CAN I GET AN AMEN!? 🙏🏻 It can also be applied 2-3 times a day!

Step 4: Moisturizer

I-Waken Eye Serum

I have to admit, I never used eye serums or moisturizers until a few months ago 😬 I tried this guy at Follain one day and loved it so much I went back after work to make it mine. I now use this serum in the morning and love that it instantly makes me look more awake.

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Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer

Combining signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily, this Drunk Elephant moisturizer helps improve your skin’s tones, texture, and firmness while moisturizing the skin. I’ve only been using it for a few weeks and love it!

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Step 5: SPF

100% Mineral Matte Sunscreen

Supergoop! has the best everyday sunscreens. They work really well to protect against harmful UV rays without being bulky and leaving your skin looking gross. I prefer to use this matte sunscreen to help avoid a shiny face halfway through the day. It also has a little tint in it, so I feel like I have something on my face on the days I’m going makeup-free.

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Step 6: Primer

Perfect Canvas Primer

I was sent this primer by REN and I am obsessed! I even stopped using my beloved IT Cosmetics primer. The smell is divine, it’s a clean product, and my makeup looks untouched after a long day at work which is a miracle in itself. I use 2-3 drops for my entire face.

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What does your skincare routine look like?

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Indie Lee Purifying Face Wash / Thayers Witch Hazel Toner / TULA Acne Clearing & Tone Correcting Gel TULA Acne Spot Treatment / Indie Lee I-Waken Eye Serum / Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer / Supergoop! 100% Mineral Matte Sunscreen SPF 40 / REN Perfect Canvas Primer c/o

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  1. 10.22.19

    Love this post! I use the Tula Purifying Cleanser every single day and it has worked wonders for my skin. It doesn’t dry out my face, which is something I have a problem with with other cleansers. Great product! Xx.

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      I’m with ya, girl! I refuse to use anything else!

  2. 10.22.19
    Annie said:

    I LOVE reading other people’s skincare routines, it’s so insightful to understand what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been hearing so many great things about Tula products, I think I’m going to have to try them!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Yes, you need to try them!!! I’m obsessed.

  3. 10.22.19

    I love Tula products too! I am always looking for new products to try and will be picking up the eye cream from them asap! xoxo sarah

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s seriously the best!!

  4. 10.22.19
    Ashley Hargrove said:

    So many great skincare products and so many I haven’t heard of that I need to try!! Such a great and informative post!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Ashley!

  5. 10.22.19
    Mariah said:

    I cannot get behind that sunscreen. I’ve tried it and it just does not protect well enough for me!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Which one are you using now?

  6. 10.22.19
    Stephanie said:

    I’m always fascinated by others’ skincare routines. I’m so picky with mine, that when I find a handful of products that I love, I don’t change them for ages. But I know it’s good to branch out, because I may discover another holy grail item that I never would have otherwise. I gotta try that toner and the acne spot treatment!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      I feel ya, girl! I’m usually the same way but recently made some updates to this routine! Let me know what you think of the toner and the acne spot treatment!

  7. 10.23.19
    Kileen said:

    This is such an amazing routine! Skin care is self care and shouldn’t be taken lightly! All of these products sound amazing and I will even have to try some of them out!!

    cute & little

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Kileen! Let me know what products you try and what you think of them!

  8. 10.23.19

    Oh what a detailed skincare routine! I love all of the different products that you use, I haven’t heard of a few of them I’ll have to give those eye creams a try.

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Let me know what you think about them!

  9. 10.23.19
    Anna English said:

    You’re using a few products I haven’t heard of before! I can’t wait to check them out.

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Let me know what you think of them!

  10. 10.23.19
    roxy said:

    I love everything in the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery line, yet somehow I’d missed this botanical oil!! Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention!! Need to pick some up like now. 🙂

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Oh my gosh, you need to try it! It’s amazing!!

  11. 10.25.19
    Ophelia said:

    Your skincare routine looks perfect! I also have the REN perfect canvas and it works great!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s my new obsession! My makeup literally does not budge!

  12. 10.26.19
    Ciera Chang said:

    I just started getting into skincare so this was so helpful! I’m interested in trying double cleansing – will def be checking out some of these products!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Double cleansing has seriously changed my life! You need to try it and report back!

  13. 3.3.20
    rebecca said:

    ooh so many great products in your routine! love TULA, but haven’t tried some of the others! Thanks for sharing, gf.

    xx rebecca //

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Rebecca! TULA has so many amazing products out right now and I’m excited to see what else they launch!

  14. 3.3.20
    Em said:

    ooh thank you for sharing! I have been wanting to try Indie lee!

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s so good, you’ll love it!

  15. 3.3.20
    Marlene said:

    I love seeing other people’s skincare routines. I use the Indie Lee oil but haven’t tried the cleanser or serum. I’ve also heard great things about Ren!

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      The Indie Lee cleanser and serum is so good! Follain has little travel sizes of the cleanser for $10 if you want to dip your toes in slowly!

  16. 3.4.20
    Jennifer said:

    Great products and routine! Indie Lee is definitely one of my fav brands. 🙂

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Jennifer! Don’t they have the best products?!

  17. 3.4.20
    Lizzie said:

    Loved reading about your skincare routine! Tula is always amazing but I haven’t tried these other brands. Definitely going to check them out!


    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      TULA keeps coming out with some amazing new products, too! Let me know if you try Indie Lee and how you like it!

  18. 3.4.20

    Need to upgrade my skincare routine in general but I have heard so many good things about Tula products. Will def be looking into! xoxo, Sarah

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      TULA is great! I love their cleanser, too!

  19. 3.4.20
    Caitlin said:

    I really love Indie Lee! This reminds me I need a new toner!

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      I heard Indie Lee has a great toner! I need to try it.

  20. 3.4.20
    Helen said:

    So many same favorite brands! That Indie Lee cleanser was such a game changer for me. I’m also a new fan of Tula and really like some of their products as well! I haven’t tried Red yet, but now I think I will, thanks for the rec!


    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      I’ve been itching to try more of the Indie Lee products, I heard their oils and the toner is AMAZING!

  21. 3.4.20
    Greta said:

    This is why your skin always looks so amazing! So many fabulous products here.

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      Aw, thanks Greta!

  22. 3.4.20

    The Drunk Elephant moisturizer works SO well, I love it! Tula is also one of my go-to brands for skincare! Xx.

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      I’m so excited I finally tried it – My skin has never felt so moisturized!

  23. 3.4.20

    Wow what an in-depth routine thanks for all the useful info!

    Allie of

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Alie!

  24. 3.4.20
    Jaimie said:

    I’m always so curious to read about other women’s skin care routines. You mention a lot of my favorite brands. Tula and Drunken Elephant being two of them. Loved this post!

    • 3.4.20
      Rachel said:

      Aren’t they so fun!? I need to try more of the Drunken Elephant products!