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The beautiful Kourtney Kardashian recently shared her nighttime skincare routine — an eight-step process — in a video with Harper’s Bazaar. In the “Go to Bed With Me” segment, The KUWTK star details the products she uses and allows readers to shop for themselves at the end.
The first step? Kourtney, 40, explains how she pulls her hair out of the way. But is that really a step? I mean, we all kind of get that, right? My 7-year-old daughter knows how to use a rubber band. Moving on.
Kourtney then cleanses her skin with micellar cleansing water and with a laugh, she says, “There are a lot of different brands out there, and … they are all the same.” Well, she’s exactly right — so don’t overpay for your cleanser. If you follow my weekly column here, you’ll note that this is a concept I continually preach. Big thumbs up to Kourtney for being so transparent here!
She then moves on to a gel cleanser. I’m not against it, but it’s not necessary. I mean, did the cotton balls and micellar cleansing water not remove all the makeup? Save the money and make your skincare routine more efficient by eliminating unnecessary double steps.
Her next step? A mask. And what I like most about Kourtney’s mask use is that she leaves it on the appropriate amount of time. Masks take some time to penetrate, so I applaud the concept of leaving it on the skin for around 10 minutes.
Then she takes a quick break for a Pink Moon Milk Collagen Latte. It contains a number of ingredients including an “adaptogen.” Is that even a real word? But, there actually may be some science behind the idea of ingesting collagen to improve your skin. I personally remain unconvinced, but the research is ongoing and maybe Kourtney is an early adopter of a concept that will one day be widely embraced.
The next step is a lip scrub. I do like the concept of lip scrubs, and word on the street is that the best lip scrubs on the market right now come from the last true tastemaker in beauty, Jeffree Star, and the queen of lip scrubs, Sara Happ. Consumers are really passionate about their lip scrubs, so I suggest you try them all and pick the one that best suits your personal lip needs.
But we aren’t done with the lips. As far as lip care goes, I’m a fan of plain, old-fashioned products like Aquaphor and Vaseline. Do you have more exotic tastes than me? Then circle back to The Gloss and The Lip Slip Balm.
Now it’s time for a serum. I love the concept of a product containing hyaluronic acid (HA). See, HA is a naturally occurring product in your body that sort of services as a biological sponge — it holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. As such, it’s a great moisturizer, but she completely loses credibility with the CBD. I mean, are they putting CBD in everything these days? It seems like it’s so trendy that every company tosses some CBD in just to be relevant. And I predict the trend of CBD in skincare is going to come to a screeching halt soon.
The use of the dermaroller is actually something I kind of like. You can think of it as microneedling, but with larger needles and on a more superficial level. I also like that she makes sure to properly clean the device with alcohol. Want to try an inexpensive dermaroller? Trim makes a great one.
In closing, I’m actually really impressed with Kourtney’s nighttime routine. She’s efficient, direct, and purposeful in her product selection and reason for using them. She obviously has gorgeous skin, so she must be doing something right!