My affair with The Body Shop skin care products continues.  I’m widening my search for the perfect products by transitioning to the Seaweed Mattifying line, geared toward combination/oily skin.

Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator:  Most recently, I purchased a Pineapple Enzyme Scrub by Alba.  It’s alright.  I like that it isn’t rough, the exfoliators-to-cleanser ratio is fantastic, and it’s a cruelty-free company.  However, the Alba scrub leaves me feeling like I still need to use a cleanser and I’d rather have an all-in-one product for the mornings.  I bought the Seaweed Exfoliator because The Body Shop cleansers are my favorite to date.  It’s a cleanser and an Exfoliator and the consistency was perfect in store.  I also like that it’s a clear gel cleanser.  I’ll be using this when I finish the Alba scrub.

Seaweed Clarifying Toner:  I need a toner.  Plain and simple.  I finished up the Tea Tree Oil toner and two others I had used half of.  Using too much of the Tea Tree products left me feeling dry on my cheeks so I’m trying the Seaweed line to see if it’s a better match.

Tea Tree Skin Cleansing Facial Wash:  Still prone to occasional breakouts, I didn’t want to get rid of acne control products altogether.  I adore this face wash and, though tempted recently, have decided to stick with it.

Rounded Handle Facial Brush:  Buying a Clarisonic is something I’ve toyed with for a long time.  I’ve contemplated trying a facial brush for a couple months and was finally convinced after a helpful post by Tracey of Beauty Reflections.  I went with The Body Shop’s facial brush instead of Sephora’s because I was at The Body Shop.  And they were having a BOGO.  So why not?  I do notice an improvement in the pores on my nose.  They are cleaner and less visible if I use the brush with my cleanser at night.  Maybe I can save the $150 and not buy a Clarisonic?

Cotton Rounds:  Fair Trade, low cost.  Good enough reason for me to pick some up as the other half of the BOGO.

As far as moisturizers go, I’m finishing up the Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer at night time.  I really like how this leaves my skin soft and hydrated but keeps me from being oily.  During the day I’m using the Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion with SPF 15.  It’s okay.  I still haven’t found a moisturizer with SPF that works well on oily skin, but I’m not willing to give up the SPF.  Or take up using Oxybenzone.

My moisturizing routine is about to go through a change-up so I’ll be posting the next edition of my Skin Care Diary in the next couple weeks.  With summer ended and cooler weather here, I’m looking forward to treating my skin with some gentle and effective moisture that isn’t possible in more humid months.

What’s in your routine lately?