Skin Tips 9 months ago
Allen Chen Finally Drops His Skincare Routine - 40 Years Later
For the first time in 40 years, I finally got my husband Allen to actually do a skincare routine! Of course, his routine is A LOT more simple than mine is.
If you guys watched the most recent Catching Up With Chris you saw a little preview of Allen doing his skincare routine. It took a lot of begging and convincing to get him to take care of his skin but he’s finally on board (I think)! When I get a chance to do his skincare for him, I like to do a full 10-step Korean Skincare Routine (check out mine here!) but when he’s left to his own devices- he only uses these 3 products below!
In his routine, he uses:
This moisturizer just so happens to be one of my favorites as well! You probably recognize it from this post here and here! What initially made me fall in love with this moisturizer is how lightweight the gel is all while being super hydrating and non greasy, so I knew Allen would like it too.
Though sometimes you need a good thick nighttime moisturizer, (I like this one here from Malin and Goetz) I knew Allen would want something lighter. And, let's be real…If he's only using three products, I can't exactly get him to have a separate day time and a night time moisturizer! He was always adversed to any creams that left a residue, but this one melts right into his skin almost instantly so we found something that works.
The only drawback is that I have a feeling I'll be going through this moisturizer pretty quickly… but sharing is caring, right? What's mine is his?
Shop it HERE!
Another product Allen now uses religiously in his routine so happens to be another one of my favorites! This serum by Elemis is absolutely a skincare staple for us.
This serum is used to target signs of ageing and delivers a boost of hyaluronic acid for extra moisture. Just like the La Mer cream, this serum doesn't leave your skin sticky which is a big plus. It makes Allen's skin (and mine) look and feel so soft!
It's a little pricey, but we've been so happy with it! It's definitely worth the money – and a little goes a long way!
Shop it HERE!
This natural oil is a new one on our shelfie, but Allen seems to really be loving it! The main ingredients are jojoba and rosehip oils, which are loaded with vitamin A, D, B-carotene, AND vitamin E- that's a lot of vitamins.
If you or your parter are not sure about using an oil in your routine, kind of like Allen was, this is a perfect oil for starters! It's not greasy, it smells really pleasant and is great for all skin types.
So many people feel like oils might cause breakouts but they're actually super hydrating and create a barrier protecting your skin by keeping all of the good stuff in and the bad stuff out! I also love and highly recommend this oil from Darphin and this one from Vintner's Daughter!
Shop it HERE!
Have you gotten your man (or dad or brother) to start a skincare routine? Let me know in the comments down below because I know it’s not an easy task! Remember- skincare is for everyone and don’t ever leave the house without sunscreen (even when the sun’s not out).
PS: to watch the full Catching Up with Chris episode, click here or watch below!