Ready Regimen: Clare

Clare Lyons is a registered labor & delivery nurse studying for her Master’s in midwifery at NYU. She is an active political advocate, constantly fighting for reproductive health for all. She is a painter as well as an experienced horseback rider. Follow Clare on Instagram!


My skincare routine is lengthy, but worth it. I have become attached to the products I use because they are alcohol- and fragrance-free, thus never irritating to my skin. I start by cleansing with CosRx low pH Good Morning gel cleanser then I spray on CosRx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Spray Toner. BHA and AHA are my ass-kickers. They exfoliate without harsh physical scrubbing, and do away with the dead skin cells that make skin appear dull. AHA in particular does a lot of work on fine lines as well, leaving your skin feeling smooth and even. I have clogged pores around my nose and under my bottom lip, and CosRx BHA serums are perfect for that.

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When the toner has dried, I pat on some Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence, and follow that with Deciem The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + b5Niacinamide 10% + zinc 1%, and 100% Plant-Derived Squalane. My skin is extremely dry, so my absolute cannot live without moisturizers are the CosRx oil-free ultra moisturizing lotion with birch sap, and the Pink Balm by Decant Index.

The Pink Balm is to DIE for. It has kokum butter, illite butter, mango butter, sweet almond oil, Egyptian carrot seed oil, Japanese camellia seed oil, marula oil, calendula, pink and red rose petal infusion, rose clay, hibiscus flower infusion, and neroli and ylang-ylang essential oils all in one delectable balm. It is perfection.

The smell is delicate and all natural, and the texture is smooth and wonderful. Decant Index has an entire repertoire of handmade, natural and super luxurious balms and oils. It’s kept my from feeling stripped and I always feel a glow thanks to the Pink Balm’s hydrating oils. I have never been disappointed by a product from Decant Index but have really found my niche with the Pink Balm.