We reveal the evening beauty secrets and top-rated products from your favourite belles and beaus in our series Before Bed!

The perfect skincare regimen for your complexion exists, it just takes a good deal of research and practice. However, if you find yourself in a constant loop of hits and misses, make things a tad bit easier for yourself by learning from skincare enthusiasts and specialists. Gone are the days of only dreaming of a flawless face as now we feature various personalities who seem to know the key to achieving their best skin.

This time, the belle Tatler's Before Bed series is Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez, managing director of Philux. Join Stephanie and discover her skincare secrets, hacks, nightmares and tips:

What is your skin type?  

Sensitive with a tendency to be dry.

Who or what influenced your skincare routine?

I do quite a bit of research online to understand the latest available products in the beauty industry that would suit my skin and lifestyle. I also go to Belo and seek advice from my dermatologist there.

How did you find a skincare routine that works for you?

I kept my routine fairly simple and only added new products one at a time so that I could assess what works for me immediately. 

What is your evening skincare routine?

I am currently expecting, so my skincare has changed because I try my best to stick to clean products that are not harsh for me and safe for my baby. I excluded all retinol products.

I cleanse my face with ZO Zein Obagi facial cleanser for sensitive skin. I follow with glycolic acid from The Ordinary on days [when] my skin is not too sensitive. I then use The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum followed by Biossance Squalane Cream which moisturizes beautifully. I finish off with a skin oil with tea tree extract from Biossance and [use] gua sha on my entire face. I started gua sha this year and find it effective and calming.

What are your holy grail products?

ZO Zein Obagi recovery cream found in Belo (I use this when I am not expecting or breastfeeding), Fillmed eye cream, Biossance face oil with tea tree extract and green quartz gua sha.

What is a skincare hack you think we should know? 

I use ice-cold tools on my eyes and face in the morning; this helps calm the skin, reduce puffiness and energises me.

See also: Skincare Secrets: Monica Dizon Shares Her Evening Skincare Routine

Do you use facemasks?

Yes! Charlotte Tilbury goddess clay mask and SKII Facial treatment mask.

Do you have a beauty/skincare horror story?

When experimenting with face oils, I once used one that didn’t work for me and it caused a bad break out.

How often do you practise skin fasting (a break from skincare)?

Because of my pregnancy, I have had to avoid harsh products and treatments. So I suppose I am doing the skin fasting now!

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