September 6, 2016



New season, new skincare routine. My approach to beauty products is no different than my approach to fashion: quality over quantity. Slabbing on fifteen different creams often does me more damage than good, so I aim to keep it simple with key ingredients and quality products.

Personally, summer butchers my skin. New York City in the summertime is basically like stepping into a sauna. Except they inject dirt and smoke into the air instead of eucalyptus oil. So fall is all about repairing summer’s damage and prepping my skin for winter.

I keep the basics the same all year round: a simple Cetaphil foaming cleanser and a prescription retinol at night. But for fall I use 3 supplementary Abotaniq products: A Vitamin C toner, Reparative Moisture Cream, and Firming Cream Concentrate for Eyes.


The Vitamin C Toner

I can’t stress how important Vitamin C is for the skin. It evens skin tone, reduces redness, lightly moisturizes, prevents aging, and has pretty much every other positive effect you can think of. I’ve tried it in the form of a serum, but I didn’t love the idea of having an extra layer of oil on my face (hello breakouts). So the Vitamin C Toner is genius. I swipe it on after washing my face, and I even see some dirt on the cotton pad that my facewash missed. Gross, but good! Also, if you have any red marks or hyper-pigmentation like I do, this will clear it up. I saw improvements in days. Literally.

The Firming Cream Concentrate for Eyes

This cream is in tie with Benefit’s brightening for my favorite eye cream ever. It’s thick but not greasy. Gentle but still works. I don’t like much fuss in my eye cream, so this does the job of moisturizing and preventing fine lines.

The Reparative Moisture Cream

I will definitely be using this reparative cream every night in harsh winter months. But for fall it’s perfect for those at home facials, or when you need a bit more TLC. I’m very acne prone, so I approach every night cream in suit and armor. But this doesn’t break me out! Yay!

How do you prep your skin for fall?


  • Reply andrea September 23, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Great post ,Ooh these look so nice

  • Reply Lizza September 13, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Sounds a great products

    xx LL


  • Reply Sarah-Allegra September 13, 2016 at 1:09 AM

    Wonderful pics, babe! Those products sound great!

    xx Sarah-Allegra

  • Reply Sharron September 11, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    Quality over Quantity most definitely. A couple of years back, I had terrible skin breakout after i had used some black market skin products. I learnt my lesson and now I stick to quality products and routine that has been great for me. Of course summer is always hectic on the skin.


  • Reply Joy September 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Beautiful products, thanks for sharing


  • Reply Karolina September 10, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Seems nice!

  • Reply Tiffany Lea September 9, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Great post ! XXX


  • Reply Melissa Cuentas September 9, 2016 at 11:37 PM

    Love a good eye cream! and that one sounds good to me!

    XO, Melissa

  • Reply Siffat Haider September 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Eye cream is my everything for me!

  • Reply Sister Tales September 8, 2016 at 11:56 PM

    My skin can survive the fall season pretty good, it’s the nasty super freezing winters in Chicago can make my skin flaky and dry..it’s so bad I sometimes have to resort to vaseline to heal the stinking cracks on my skin. Yes, vaseline on my face!! Super unhealthy, this stuff sounds like a darn good deal for my face. Going to have to check them out before the brutal winter is upon us. Happy weekend lovely!
    xoxo, simona and indre


  • Reply Megan September 8, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    This is so helpful… I feel as I reach my 30’s I really need to start putting in the effort to take care of my eyes especially. It’s a sad milestone but necessary nonetheless. So thank you :)

    Denton & Lou 

  • Reply Tyler September 8, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    These are great picks! I am still working out my fall skin routine, but I usually use micellar water and a heavier moisturizer at night. I really want to try out that Vitamin C toner!

    x, Tyler | http://tinymisstyler.com

  • Reply Monique September 8, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    At the moment we are enjoing the last summer days in Germany but I will have to prepare my skin for fall the next weeks.

    I would definitely love to try the products you recommend here.

    Monique xx

    MOD -by Monique

  • Reply Filipa Jackson September 7, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Eye cream is a necessity. Loving these pictures

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  • Reply Miriam September 7, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Can’t live without my eye cream


  • Reply Melis September 7, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    sounds like amazing products, thanks for sharing dear!

    xx Melis

  • Reply Nicola September 7, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    These look so promising! Tokyo weather is basically the same Summer sauna, and I’m always on the look out for a good Toner! So I’ll definitely see if I can get my hands on Abotaniq products over here! ♥

    Love from Tokyo!

  • Reply Sophie September 7, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Ahhh loved thos post! I always love love love reading about new (or new to me) skincare brands – especially if their packaging is so on point! I love the idea about the toner – my skin always lacks vitamine C so this would be such a good option for me!

    Sophie xx http://basicapparel.de

  • Reply sanssouci September 7, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    Can’t wait to try them on!

  • Reply Keri September 7, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Ooh these look so nice. It’s definitely nice switching up the skincare every now and then!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Reply emily September 7, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    They sound like great products! Love the packaging too!
    x Emily

  • Reply Carmen September 7, 2016 at 3:16 AM

    Those products sound so interesting. I am also looking for some products which hydrate my skin especially after summer :) Thank you so much for sharing this!
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Reply Taylor September 7, 2016 at 1:20 AM

    I definitely have to try this!
    Love the photos as always.

  • Reply Maryam September 7, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Great post darling1 I really enjoyed it.

    xo, Maryam

  • Reply Lauren Nakagawa September 6, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Switching my routine up currently, thank you for posting these!


  • Reply Arabella September 6, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    I love that your skincare matches your style!


  • Reply Alexa September 6, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Eye cream is so major when the weather starts to change. I live by it!


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