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How to Turn Your Skincare Routine Into a Ritual

Here are small details to consider to elevate your everyday regime

If skincare is more than a routine but is a ritual, which products would you include in your regimen? 


The question occurred to me subtly at the launch of Aesop’s latest product—Immaculate Facial Tonic


Held at Art Cube Philippines, Aesop presented how they consider every element that goes into their products. They gave reverence to their distinct amber glass bottles and a magnified look at the different formulations. A skincare class followed as guests came barefaced to appreciate how the Immaculate Facial Tonic serves more than just the step between cleansing and hydration. 

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Immaculate Facial Toner joins Aesop’s Skin Care + suite of toners that include the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner, Bitter Orange Astringent Toner, B & Tea Balancing Toner, and In Two Minds Facial Toner.


Immaculate Facial Tonic’s key ingredients are Vitamin B3 and Provitamin B5 in the form of Niacinamide and Panthenol, and Mucor Miehei Extract. These ingredients combine hydrating benefits with mild chemical exfoliation that suits different skin types. It has no sting on the skin, nor does it have any strong odors. You will notice a healthy and refreshed glow immediately, especially when used with other Aesop favorites such as the Exalted Eye Serum and the Protective Facial Lotion. 

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Aesop also emphasized the way we use our products. No product is used in excess. There should be no force or hurry when it comes to application. Every drop was considered, every hand motion with a purpose, and every sensation felt deeply. 


Later that day, as I inducted my Immaculate Facial Tonic onto my vanity, I evaluated the products near my bathroom sink. Which of these elevate skincare into an activity that centers one before a long day ahead? Which products help one wind down after a full schedule? 


There is something to be said about a gua sha. It promotes blood flow that stimulates your skin. It helps you to zone out. My personal favorite is the Daily Habits White Jade Gua Sha with its smooth ends, the way it is cute fits perfectly the contours of the face. 

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Lighting a candle also transforms your skincare experience. Ash by Boy Smells is a good option for those who want that woody/earthy scent. 


I also love to top off my skincare routine with lip care that lasts and gives a hydrating effect such as the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. Contrary to the name, it could be used during the daytime as a great base for your lipstick.


Skincare is more than just what you need to daily,  it is a celebration of your best self.


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