The Face Shop Beauty Routine

My Beauty Routine with THE FACE SHOP

Today I partnered with THE FACE SHOP  and am chatting about products to keep my skin hydrated and glowing throughout the harsh, cold winter.

Beauty Routine

For those of you that don’t already know – I am hitting a major age milestone next month! Yes, this girl is turning 30! I have to be honest and say my skin is great. Some small things I have noticed are less “baby fat” in my cheeks and six gray hairs on my head (carefully masked with blonde bahaha). Some contributing factors to this could be:

  • I don’t smoke
  • Genetics – thanks mama!
  • Diet (I don’t indulge in sweets simply because I don’t like them all that much)
  • I don’t go tanning
  • I don’t drink alcohol

I was told when I was in my mid twenties that once I turned 26 I needed to start using preventative anti aging products. After speaking to someone who specializes in skin I was told that this was entirely untrue. Every person’s skin is so different that you cannot generalize! Skin that tends to be more elastic, olive toned and of some Asian ancestry (like mine) needed products that were oxygenating as well as a regular dosing of vitamin C. Out the window went the anti wrinkle creams, instead I just worked on nourishing and cleaning my skin.


Foaming Cleanser

This Foaming Cleanser brightens and cleanses gently. It washed away all my makeup in a pinch and uses natural cleansing agents such as Rice Extract and Soapwort Extract. I love that it is not drying! This product also has a clean, light scent. I simply lather a small amount with water and massage into my face in a circular motion. I rinse with warm water, then with cold to close my pores. Afterwards I pat dry.

Papaya Smart Peel

Smart Peeling Mild Papaya

I am a bit of a newbie to peels – this is actually the first at-home peel I have tried. It is made with natural papaya enzymes and hyaluronic acid that smooths and enriches skin with moisture. It is formulated without parabens, ethanol, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil and tar colorant.

I apply this after cleansing. You do not need to exfoliate every day, so most definitely use this sparingly as too much exfoliation can actually lead to accelerated aging! There are different theories on how often you should – for me, no more than once a week for sure, but even once every 2-4 weeks suffices.

Avoiding my eye area and lips, I apply this product to my face and massage in a circular motion for 30 seconds. My skins starts to pill, revealing the fresh, new cells underneath. I then rinse with water and pat dry.

Dr. Belmeur

Dr. Belmeur Toner Lotion + Spot Calming Ampoule

For the finishing touches on my beauty routine I like to apply a small amount of Dr. Belmeur’s Toner Lotion (which calms sensitive skin and boosts moisture) followed by a few drops of the Spot Calming Ampoule. Both products have very light, clean scents and are gentle on my skin!

 I love how fresh and even my skin tone is after this routine. At the end of last year I cleared out my bathroom cupboards as they were full of old, expired beauty products I had simply forgotten about, It is nice to start 2018 off fresh with something new!

What are your favourite products to use in your current beauty routine? Would you consider incorporating any of these from THE FACE SHOP into your daily ritual?

Note: This review was in partnership with THE FACE SHOP but all opinions are my own. Are you a brand interested in being featured? Email me: for inquiries.

  1. Reply Heather @ The Pennywise Playbook January 29, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Really thorough post, Joanna! Lifestyle definitely makes an impact – I turned 30 last year and to be perfectly honest my skin also looks better than others my age who love tanning beds… But some awesome products help too! 😉

    • Reply Joanna February 3, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Hi Heather!

      Lifestyle and genetics play a massive role! I agree – tanning beds are the absolute worse I cannot believe they are still a thing!

  2. Reply Ina January 29, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Wow Jo, I would of never guessed you’re a day over 25! Your skin looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your routine 💕

    • Reply Joanna February 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you! It’s always fun to change things up a bit!

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