For a beauty editor who has an impressive number of products, treatments, and tips available to encourage them to try, I actually consider my final routine fairly edited. I'm not necessarily someone who deals with overly complicated processes, treatments in millions of steps, or the like. Usually it's easier, the better the better.
I must stress, however, that just because I use simpler routines by default, it doesn't mean that I am not looking for a hardcore potency. I want products that work hard, keep my skin youthful and supple, and don't waste my time. That means I have to be smart about my routine: since I don't use a lot of products and treatments, what I actually use has to tackle a lot.
Here are three things I swear by: