My pleasure, I love chatting skincare Oh I LOVE that Moogoo cleanser! I might have to get that one in rotation again, I’m alternating between two Japanese oil cleansers at the moment for my makeup days (THREE and Hada Labo) and they seem pretty similar though I think I paid more for them?
Yeah it’s shocking how much heating/water quantity & quality affects your skin, I just came back from a trip to the Blue Mountains to see my family, and I think the water might be harder than it is in Melbourne? My skin was so dry and has only just started to recover, though it may have been how much heating we needed to use and that I wasn’t drinking as much water as I usually would…
Everything that you’re looking to introduce looks safe to start all at once to me, the only caution I would recommend is with the rosehip oil - I had no problems with it and I don’t often hear of any problems, but as it is fairly powerful in its way I’d monitor the Retinol use alongside it. I currently use rosehip oil every night no exceptions, and as you’re using retinol already and are loving it, your skin will most likely also love rosehip oil.
You may also already know this so apologies if you do - but the key to rosehip oil is making sure it’s fresh and stored correctly. If you’re not loving it, might be best to use it on your body rather than letting it sit and come back to it - it’s full of antioxidants that degrade and lose effectiveness reasonably quickly (I was horrified to find out one of my friends had her bottle open for 12 months before trying it again, and she was wondering why it didn’t work - from her description it had gone rancid ). For this reason I prefer to buy the smaller bottles even though I use it constantly!
PS - please post a pic of your dog?