My Current Skincare Routine for Younger Looking Skin

October 30, 2017

current skincare routine for younger looking skin

skincare routine for younger looking skin by Fashion and Beauty Blogger Jaime Cittadino of Sunflowers and Stilettos

Clarins blue orchid face treatment oil _ best face oil


When it comes to skincare and makeup, I often joke around that it takes a village. Some people are blessed with perfect skin, and others [ehem, moi] need a little help. I will say that I have been overall very pleased with the way my skin looks, and I really think it’s because I’ve taken care of it so much more in my old age, compared to younger years. So, if it takes me a few extra minutes in the morning and at night to apply everything, so be it!

I will admit that I am and will always be a product whore, and can’t commit to one brand or one product for the rest of my life. With that being said, there are plenty of items that I am less than impressed with, so am/will be very candid and honest with you about that. If I share a product and say I love it, that means I really love it!

Please keep in mind… everyone’s skin is different, therefore responds differently to products. I have personally also found that food intake and hormones are huge contributing factors to the way my skin appears. Should you suffer from different skin concerns, of course consult a Dermatologist. It goes without saying that I am NOT an expert, but truly believe that eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and knowing what foods you might be allergic or sensitive to can only help!

So without further ado, here is my current skincare routine for younger looking skin…

Tula Face Cleanser _ best skincare

Dermalogica cleansing solution


Tula is a brand I became familiar with a little over a year ago.  I was gifted a travel size kit and brought it with me to New York last summer. I finished that bad boy so quickly! I was hooked! Since then, the Purifying Face Cleanser has become part of my regular rotation of face washes. It’s gentle and does a great job removing makeup. I love the way it makes my skin feel!

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Dermalogica is a tried and true trusted brand. They pretty much offer a line for every type of skin type out there! The Essential Cleansing Solution is my go to when my skin is feeling more on the dry side. It’s extremely gentle and creamy. In fact, the consistency almost feels like a moisturizer. It’s soothing and great for sensitive skin.

it cosmetics skincare miracle water _ best skincare _ Sunflowers and Stilettos blog


I use the IT Cosmetics Miracle Water to help brighten and hydrate my skin. Developed with plastic surgeons, it has a skin-brightening radiance booster to enhance radiance and reduce the look of lines and wrinkles while restoring skin’s appearance. In addition, it gently removes dirt, oil, impurities, and all traces of makeup.

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil _ best face oil

Face Oil:

I’ve been a believer of face oils for the last few years and was so excited to get my hands on this one! I have heard so many amazing reviews about Clarins in general, so when they reached out to me about trying one of their face oils, you better believe I jumped allll over that! I got to choose the oil of my choice, and ended up with this Blue Orchid Face Treatment. This hydrating treatment oil restores vitality and radiance to dehydrated skin. It contains Patchouli and Blue Orchid extracts which help tone and revitalize to moisture-depleted skin. And then, the Hazelnut Oil it has softens, smoothes and seals in moisture to help minimize the appearance of fine lines. I use this on my face and neck every night, and have even used some on my upper arms and chest area.

I think a lot of people are scared to put oil on their face because they think it’ll make them break out. My husband still thinks it’s so weird that I intentionally drench myself in it! Keep in mind, not all oils are created equal. This one absorbs quickly into the skin without clogging pores. It smells great and gives my skin some life! If you suffer from dehydration or dull looking skin, or you just want to maintain a nice, healthy glow, try this face oil. It’s worth every penny!

best eye serum _ Tula eye cream _ Beauty Counter Eye Cream

Eye Cream:

My dark under eye circles are pretty bad because I don’t sleep. On average, I probably get 4 hours of sleep a night… maybe 5 or 6 if I’m lucky. I know, it’s so bad! I’m working on it…promise!! Anyway, until I figure out a way to catch more zzzzzz’s, I have to believe that these black circles are here to stay. On the plus side, the skin underneath my eyes is flat, not puffy or swollen looking. So I’m going to contribute that to using eye cream. I’ve been using Tula’s Multi Spectrum Eye Renewal Serum for the past three months. Prior to that, I was using Beautycounter’s Eye Cream. In comparing the two, I like the Tula formula a little more. It comes with a cool applicator, but unfortunately that broke on me pretty quickly. That’s my only complaint about it!

I was recently gifted IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream, and am eager to try that when I’m done with the Tula.

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Tula Day Night Moisturizer _ best moisturizer

skincare routine it cosmetics secret sauce _ best moisturizer


Love the Day & Night Cream by Tula, and was using it for both day and night time. I’ve gone through three bottles so far! It’s super hydrating without feeling greasy in the slightest bit. It leaves my skin feeling nourished and refreshed.

About two months ago I was gifted IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Moisturizer and my friend was like, “OMG you need to try it!! It’s the best!” So, I’ve started using it at night before going to bed, while sticking with the Tula cream for the morning. I can’t pick a favorite when comparing the two which is why I’m still using both!

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So that’s the whole gang guys! I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products before or have any personal favorites that you think I’ll love. Tell me in the comments below!


Today’s post is sponsored by Clarins. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Sunflowers and Stilettos possible. All opinions are my own! 



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  • Angelle October 30, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I’ve heard so many great things about all of these brands. I need to try out a few of these that you mentioned especially that Clarins face oil!!


  • Ashley Zeal October 31, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I love all of these brands!!! Tula has changed my skin so much.

  • Gita November 1, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I also use TULA and Dermalogica. They are da bomb!

  • Lacey November 2, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I need to try that oil! I’m obsessed with face oils right now!



  • Melissa November 2, 2017 at 10:48 am

    This is such perfect timing because I’ve on the lookout for a new skincare regimen and products! Thanks for this!

  • Stephanie November 2, 2017 at 10:51 am

    So, I officially want to try all of these products! I’m a product whore myself, and love testing new facial items – especially from excellent brands like these!

  • MCKENNA TRAHAN November 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I want to try face oils! Loved reading what you had to say about them.


  • maggie November 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I have been using dermalogica and love their products!

  • Jessica | PetiteStyleScript November 3, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Great skincare routine! I love skin health and having a mix of anti-aging products!

  • April November 3, 2017 at 12:59 am

    I love it Cosmetics products. I use it every day!

    April |

  • Mindy Thompson November 3, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I swear by Tula! I use them for every step of my skincare and my skin has never been more healthy!

    Xo Mindy

  • Shelby Back November 3, 2017 at 9:29 am

    loved reading about these products! I need to try this oil!


  • Sara November 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Girlfriend this post was so helpful because I’ve just started dipping my toe in the skin care pond and don’t even know where to begin!

    xo, Sara

  • Ashley DTKAustin November 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Tula is THE BEST!! I absolutely love their products!

  • Stuart Brazell November 5, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I just bought that Tula face cleanser too and I’m obsessed! Great choices all around xoxo – Stuart

  • Jessica November 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I have heard amazing things about Tula! I have been dying to try them!
    xo Jessica

  • Ashley Houston November 5, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I love my Clarins oil too!!!

  • DAWN November 5, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Um yes to all these products! I love Tula and Dermalogica products for your skin!

  • Erica @ Coming Up Roses November 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I use + loveloveLOVE alllllll of these products!!! Amazing!!!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Sarah K Tripp November 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Tula is my fave, too! Love this post!

  • Liz November 5, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    So many great products!! I love Tula and Dermalogica!


  • Elisabeth McKnight November 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    oh I’ve heard so many great things about Tula…one of these days I’m going to have to try it!

  • Nicole Leffew November 8, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Love these products! Tula is really good!

  • jess November 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    been dying to try so many of these!

    xx jess