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If you've been reading my blog, you know that I take an education-based approach to skincare.
The Internet is a great resource, but there's a lot of misinformation out there.
I've been involved in the beauty industry nearly my whole life, and some of the stuff I see online is crazy!
My goal here is to help you with your skin concerns, address the legitimacy of the latest trends, and suggest skincare practices that could work for you!
I want you to make the best choices for your skin, rather than push you into trying fads.
You should have the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.
With that being said, I know I've recommended a ton of skincare products in my posts.
While I carefully choose them for specific topics or skin concerns, I've been getting asked what my personal favorites are!
So, for today's blog, I've decided to put them all in one place.
Without further ado, here are my all-time skincare and makeup faves!
Why I love it: Probiotics could be the skincare ingredient you didn't know you needed! Acidophilus, a "good" bacteria, combats breakouts, clogged pores, and dry skin. When combined with aloe leaf extract, cucumber, and other natural ingredients, this fabulous cream helps you achieve a flawless complexion. The formula features a clean, floral scent with a creamy consistency and is ideal for all skin types.
Why I love it: First of all, this scent is AMAZE! I love the smell of coconut in the morning. Just as the name says, this moisturizer is perfect for quenching and hydrating dry skin after your bath or shower! It features Epicuren's powerful Metadermabolic Enzyme that boosts dermal metabolism and infuses the skin with nourishing B vitamins and proteins. This formula is also enriched by coconut oil, shea butter, avocado, and aloe leaf juice for soothing properties. It's recommended for all skin types.
Why I love it: This facial device takes the cake! As a mom and business owner, I don't have a lot of time in my day. This only takes 5 minutes to help you anti-age! It uses microcurrent technology to bring out the contours of your face, improve your skin tone, and reduce wrinkles. It doesn't hurt at all and I've definitely seen a change in my skin over long-term use. Bonus: It's easy to travel with!Skin Script Clarifying Toner Pads
Why I love it: I keep these in my purse in case I ever feel a breakout coming on! They eliminate acne-causing bacteria, clear pores, and reduce excess oil production. But these toner pads also help with anti-aging, too! Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and tea tree oil are great ingredients for exfoliating. They help renew the surface of the skin by encouraging cellular turnover and making it appear more vibrant. Stemulation Daily Microderm Scrub Face and Body
Why I love it: Although it's often overlooked, exfoliation is so important! I love that this product works for the face and body (another time-saver!). My skin looks so much brighter because it removes dullness and impurities. This scrub also preps your skin to absorb your other skincare products more effectively.
Why I love it: If you've read my blog before, you know how passionate I am about sunscreen. I wear this one every day (and you should, too!). Dermaquest SheerZinc is a mineral-based formula that goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly, so you won't have to deal with white residue. I forget I have it on! It contains antioxidants that heal and smoothe, and advanced liposome technology repairs and prevents DNA damage.
Why I love it: If you're looking for a foundation that doesn't look heavy or cakey, look no further. This stuff is smooth and lightweight. When I put this on, I forget I'm wearing makeup. This foundation comes in six shades and is mineral-based, which means your skin tone will look luminous and even. I have melasma, and this formula covers it up perfectly. I don't have to worry about it coming off, either, as the formula is water-resistant. Plus, you can never go wrong with SPF coverage!
Why I love it: When I want some extra "oomph" to my lashes, this is my go-to! The mini fibers and peptides in the formula are nourishing and conditioning. My lashes look so long and thick; I love it! Yes, the formula is white, but if you apply your mascara immediately afterward, it won't show. :)
Why I love it: This is hands-down the best mascara I've ever used. If you don't take my word for it, Miley Cyrus has confirmed she wears it! This formula is unique because it forms water-resistant "tubes" around your lashes instead of just coating them. The tubes don't run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes. When you're ready for removal, the tubes slide off your lashes, and you can actually see them in your hand! La Bella Donna Down to Earth Eyeshadow Quad
Why I love it: I love that I can use these colors daily. Earth tones are so versatile! The formula is moisturizing and super-pigmented so I never have to worry about chalkiness or the color fading. Seriously, if you want a smooth application, try this quad! Pro tip: I like wetting my eyeshadow brush to make the colors especially pop!
Why I love it: The formula contains vitamin E so your lashes are nourished while you look fabulous! The applicator makes the formula super easy to apply, unlike other liquid eyeliners I've used in the past. Winged eyeliner is possible! It lasts all day without smudging or smearing.
Why I love it: Blinc makes some great products! Their mousse fills in my sparse spots and I don't have to worry about the formula smudging or fading, and the color is on point. It contains a peptide to moisturize and provide anti-aging treatment to the skin beneath your brow, which gets forgotten about! Makeup + skincare = win-win!
Why I love it: This is one of the best blushes I've ever used! I love the natural-looking color; it pairs well with any look. But my favorite part? The formula contains tiny, light-refracting particles that give an iridescent finish. Your skin will be luminous and glowing! It's also thick and provides enough coverage to hide imperfections and hyperpigmentation.
Why I love it: Of course, I had to put my own skincare line in here! Obviously, I love all of my products as I've personally formulated them and hand-picked the ingredients. This set features my products that work for all skin types and they make a great foundation for a regular regimen. You'll love the way your skin looks and feels!
Why I love it: Vitamin C really is a superhero skincare ingredient! It's quickly gaining popularity for its ability to fight signs of aging, brighten dark spots, and improve collagen production to save us from the sag. I'm really proud of this formula because it contains 20 percent vitamin C and is 99 percent natural. It absorbs quickly and is soothing and hydrating! Plus, it smells just like oranges!
Why I love it: This formula goes to work while you're asleep so you wake up with bright, glowing skin! Seriously, I wake up with fewer fine lines and wrinkles because my skin is nice and plumped. Made with retinol and coenzyme Q10, the all-natural formula easily absorbs, leaving you with a moisturized complexion, and the light citrus scent is the perfect way to end the day. No flaking, redness, or peeling like traditional retinol products, but with all the benefits!
As a licensed esthetician and creator of my own skincare line, I want products that actually work and deliver the results I want.
Well, everything I listed does just that!
I encourage you to try some of these for yourself.
I love trying new skincare and makeup formulas and I always use different ones in rotation, but I always find myself coming back to what I mentioned here.
Beauties, do you have any questions about these products? Which ones are you most interested to try? Let me know in the comments!