So as you may or may not know (courtesy on my YouTube channel), I have recently begun a no-procedure skincare routine, brought on by the decision to start trying to have a baby.
I am currently at the age where prevention is EVERYTHING, which is why I take my skincare routine seriously. I am all for Botox, peels, etc., however, based on my dermatologist’s recommendations, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, these procedures are a touch taboo so we decided to start me on a product only routine and track the progress of my skin over the next 6 months.
I am really excited to share these awesome new products in my arsenal and to go through this experience with all of you. Naked skin and all.
So once I had my skin thoroughly tested and assessed (feel free to check out my experience on mychannel), I was recommended 4 products to use daily and nightly, and 2 products to use 2-3 times a week.
The line of products recommended by my dermatologist is called Jouviance, a Canadian based brand. All of their products are dermatologist-developed which is extremely important for those of us with skin sensitivity, acne, rosacea, etc. and just a plus in general because you don’t have to worry about any negative side effects, allowing you to just enjoy the benefits of the products.
The first step in my new routine is the ‘Micelle Solution’. Basically replacing a cleanser, makeup remover and toner, this product is worth its weight in gold. When I wake up, I use one cotton swab to remove excess oils from the night before, prepping my skin for the day. In the evening, I use about 3 cotton swabs to remove all of that day’s makeup (including water proof mascara- yay!). This no rinse number does not leave your skin feeling tight and dehydrated which I usually find is the case with any type of toner. Leaving just your bare, cleansed, fresh skin.
Then I move onto the ‘Revive’ eye serum. One pump onto clean fingers, I dab this around my eyes. Normally eye serums cause my sensitive skin to burn and even peel but this serum had zero of those effects. Oh and tip – any excess you may have on your fingers, massage into the top of your hands! Avoiding the norm of your hands giving away your age…
Moisturizing is next and for that I am using the ‘Antioxidant’ gel, which aside from smelling delicious, acts as an amazing moisturizer which really seeps into the skin, as oppose to sitting on top. I feel super hydrated without feeling greasy and this product also acts as a protector against signs of aging, which is obviously a serious score!
Follow up with ‘Restructiv’ anti-aging cream that again I pump onto clean fingers and dab around the eye area but this product I bring down a bit further. This little baby works to combat and correct fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, large pores, dehydration and age spots – a mouth full but all major pluses! It also contains your dose of retinol, which we all know is key.
And voila for my daily and nightly routine! And now to the products that I am using 2-3 times a week, which I felt we’re both missing from my previous routines so I am pretty stoked on these.
There is the ‘Exfoliant’, which is normally a big NO for me because exfoliants break me out and have been known to even leave marks on my skin (hella sensitive). However, this one is super gentle but still gives that squeaky clean feel you expect from an exfoliator.
Then there is the ‘Detox’ mask that you apply onto dry skin, leave on for 10 minutes and then remove with a wet cloth. The next morning, my skin always feels super hydrated, plumped and delicious.
A little bonus product I wanted to share is something I scooped up when I was picking up the recommended products. It is the ‘InjectFX’ stick that simulates a filler. What I do is I color in my forehead (where my dreaded wrinkle lives) prior to putting on my foundation. Call it optimism but I really feel like/see that it is plumping my lines – yay!
So, these are the products I am using for the first portion of my no-procedure skincare routine. Over the next 6 months, my dermatologist will be keeping tabs on my progress and based on what we see, we’ll adjust but so far, I am really loving what I am feeling and seeing.
Keep checking back to see/hear about my skin’s progress on this no-procedure journey and if you’re interested in any of the products mentioned, all of the info is below! Love you guys! xo
Day and Night:
- Jouviance Micelle Solution
- Jouviance Revive Eye Serum
- Jouviance Antioxidant Gel
- Jouviance Restructiv Cream
2 to 3 Times a Week:
- Jouviance Exfoliant
- Jouviance Detox Mask
All products are available at Shoppers/Pharmaprix (throughout Canada), CVS in the US and online at www.jouviance.com worldwide shipping. Please feel free to use the promo code ‘MELISSA20’ for 20% off all orders over $80.