Step 1 - Boscia Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil - I use this if I've worn makeup that day. I use this all year round. It is a staple and an honest to goodness HG! I love Fancl about the same - they feel the same and perform the same - except, Boscia has the minty tingle and is more accessible than Fancl.
Step 2 - First Aid Beauty Cleanser - I also consider this one a HG product. I've gone through 3 tubes of it and still love it. When I've run out in the past, my skin has almost immediately started looking crappier. So, I stick with this.
Step 3 - Chantecaille Pure Rosewater - I started using this because I had a little trial bottle. I didn't expect anything. It smells nice, that's about the extent of what I expected. It actually makes my skin "feel good" when I use it though. If my skin is tight, itchy, flushed, whatever, this seems to calm it down. I'm sure there are cheaper options and I've tried a couple - Mario Badescu and Julie Hewett - but they don't compare.
Step 4 - REN ClearCalm Replenishing Night Serum - Love it. I noticed a difference overnight. It soothes and calms your skin. May or may not treat acne (not sure on this part) and it meant to be used before your acne treatment or moisturizer.
This calming formula reduces redness, minimizes the look of scars, and leaves skin feeling comfortable. Its balancing and antioxidant benefits help skin respond optimally to additional treatment steps.
Step 5 - Sothys Active Cream - Yet another HG product. I've used this one on and off for 8 years or so. It is really comforting and rich but sinks in immediately. Here's what Sothys has to say about it: Active Cream works to regenerate, hydrate and soothe the skin. It contains ingredients, including liquorice extract (anti-inflammatory, healing); allantoin (healing agent); Biostimulins of corn grains (stimulates cell renewal). An immediate feeling of comfort is regained and a well moisturized and matte skin is achieved.
REN ClearCalm Anti-Acne Treatment Mask - 3 Nights a Week I put this mask on after cleansing and leave it for about 20 minutes. This one is really a miracle worker. It smells a little strong but totally worth it. Tough it out... it's just 10 minutes. :)
What it does: Combat and help prevent blemishes to achieve a clear, calm, even-toned complexion. This soothing, calming formula provides antimicrobial action to help prevent the spread of acne-causing bacteria while reducing the appearance of pore size and redness. It also works to minimize evidence of past breakouts, lightening the look of pigmented acne scars.
Chantecaille Detox Clay Mask - I use this about once a week.