I have major issues. I am a cosmetics junkie. I just can't help myself. Maybe you are, too. For two years, I made cosmetics and got everything for free or deeply discounted. I never strayed from the brand. Now that that's changed, I've had an awakening. And so has my skin. It's never been better. I am much more confident in the way I look and feel. I receive many a question (and compliment!) on my skin. Here's the inside scoop.
There are so many amazing brands out there that I need (husband would say, I WANT) to try. I've spent the last few months researching, testing, and trying products. Kid in the candy store? Totally....
I like to mix it up and try a new brand after I finish one bottle of this, one bottle of that- or maybe that's the product junkie in me coming out. Discovering a new (or new to me) brand is always a fun treat. Since my background is in naturals, it's only natural (ha) that the products I love are generally, "green." You may not be familiar with these companies but I hope you do get to know them- they are wonderful.
My goal in skincare life is to look just as good without makeup as I do with it. Isn't that what we all want? Here's how I'm achieving it, as of late.
Mask- Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. My weekly (sometimes twice weekly) treat. I love this mask because it doesn't dry my skin out. It's gentle but you can actually feel it working. Another reason I love this is because the mask dries and I am able to go on with my daily tasks while wearing it. (helpful for eyeglass wearers who don't care to be blind while they do a mask!) Other masks drip and cake, flake and dry up (and hurt!) my skin. Not this one- ever. And it smells like a garden of roses. It promises instant glow and it sure as heck delivers.
Moisturizer- TrueLipids Hydrate, Correct & Perfect Lotion. I love this stuff. Reasons? It's unscented, it has an amazing texture, and it soothes my skin. It also preps my face for flawless makeup application. Created by a dermatologist, it's for anyone and everyone from those with normal skin to those who suffer from rosacea and eczema. Super versatile and effective. I apply to my face and neck. Really enjoying this lotion!
Serum- One Love Organics Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster. I really love this stuff. It smells like an herbal tea. It sinks into the skin beautifully and brightens, just as promised! A must for dehydrated, dull skin to stay strong against the elements. I use it day and night.
PM Cleanser- Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin B Active Moisture Cleansing Oil. This stuff is vacation in a bottle. Seriously, the smell is intoxicatingly yummy. Blame it on the papaya which is SO good for your skin, trust me. I use about 2 pumps on a dry face and massage it in, add warm water to my hands and massage more then rinse. It leaves my skin supple and moisturized. Bonus- it removes makeup beautifully, too! Love when a product has multiple uses.
AM Cleanser- Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. Simply an amazing exfoliator. It smells like citrus heaven and is gentle as can be. Makes me glow, doesn't strip the skin, and can be used daily- unlike other, harsher exfoliants that should only be used a few times a week. And the husband loves it, too. Bingo.
Also to note, I can't live without my Clarisonic. It's so easy to use and really aids in the clarity of my skin by going the extra mile!
What are you skincare faves? Any brands worth noting?
P.S. I am in dire need of an excellent eye cream, any recs?