Day 1 – Mind Blowing Textures
Japanese beauty routines are known for the art of the double cleanse. The first step is removing your makeup. I used the Annayake Makeup Remover Cream and it really does remove all makeup – even my waterproof mascara disappeared in no time. But what’s even more exceptional about the product is its shapeshifting texture. When I put it on my hands, it was a cream. When I put it onto my face, it transformed into a fine oil. And when I rinsed it off, it became a silky milky lotion. Mind blowing, really.
Step two is the Active Cleansing Foam. Again: loved the texture! What a fluffy mousse. The most amazing part of the cleansing, however, was the sponge that came with it. The Makeup Remover Sponge is a small washcloth so soft and smooth that it felt as if all imperfections were sliding off my face. I know, this almost sounds like an advertisement… But I swear, I’m just honestly reviewing the products!
After dual cleansing, it was time to prepare my skin for moisturizing. Annayake doesn’t have a regular toner in its range, but a Balancing Lotion instead. I used the one for Combination to Oily Skin. Once again a lovely texture! My face was happy and ready for hydration. I added some Night Recovery Concentrate to the hydration cream and went to bed very satisfied! (Annayake has millions of types of moisturizers and serums, you have to pick products that suit your skin best.)