This has to be one of my FAVORITE topics when it comes to beauty, skincare or…really anything. After all, everything on my site (or social media) shares skincare and makeup products I actually use (or places I have actually been). I do my research and only use products I absolutely love…BUT I come across many other amazing ones along the way so occasionally switch things up a bit. These are a few of my staples (details are below). Not all are pictured (a big oops on my part…)
My skin is pretty fair and on the drier side. I used to think it was combo/oily, which may be true but I also know the cleansing products I used were stripping my skin, causing it to produce more of its own oil. Now that we have that under control, I can play around with other cool products, as long as my skin gets its dose of moisture. Or maybe it is because I am getting older and anti-aging products actually apply to me now….but I’d rather not think that is the case! Anyway, on to my skincare bests!
In getting all of these guys together, I realized I am nearly out of Osmia’s Rose Clay. Technically I have it but it is currently a little red clay blob, which will look like a half eaten salt-water taffy or something….so that little guy did not make the cut for the photo.
cleanser: SPA Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil by Trader Joe’s and Rose Clay Facial Soap by Osmia Organics (if your skin is more oily, try the Black Clay – it’s awesome too). And they just released a new one….pumpkin, which is amazing and perfect for getting me in the mood for all things pumpkin and squash, which helps distract me from the horror of summer ending.
Another favorite of mine is the AKWI Purifying Cleanser by Mun Skincare. It’s kind of silky and milky feeling so usually I’ll start with that as it is awesome at removing makeup and tinted BB cream and then do another once over with the Rose Clay or Pumpkin soap to make sure it’s all gone.
toner: Rose Hibiscus by Herbivore. Anything rosewater….I love.
moisture: Protective Day Oil by Marie Veronique or Nutrient Day Cream by Josh Rosebrook
night: Wake Up Call by Goldfaden MD and sometimes I’ll add an oil before, especially down to my neck/décolleté. I really love SkinOwl’s Mangosteen, but it was just discontinued so I am having a hard time with that…and looking for something to substitute in. Though I am loving the new SkinOwl product, Maqui Berry.
scent: Usually Ursa Major – I love their deodorants – and they are gentle enough I can apply right after shaving, which is kind of a big deal to me.
makeup. Something different. every. single. day.
other: Tons of water every day.
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