When it comes to skin care, most of us fall into one of two camps. There are those of us who never change our routine, using the same harsh face wash and lightweight moisturizer from our high school days. Then there’s the other group, who embrace treatments like Botox and acid peels before there’s even a wrinkle in sight. Finding your perfect skincare routine can be quite a journey.
One moisturizer is too heavy, the next one too light—it takes a lot of trial and error before finding your “just right.” Plus, with the proliferation of so many extras for your routine—masks for any kind of skin condition; oils for an added boost; serums, lotions and toners galore—it’s no wonder we feel like we’ve lost our way. I’ve created the easiest, most effective plan for your most radiant skin ever.
Makeup Remover + Oil Cleanser
Sure, you could use your makeup remover on a cotton pad at night and call it a day, but that means you’ll most likely end up with black streaks of mascara on your pillowcase the next morning. To truly remove ALL makeup, reach for an oil cleanser. Massage it over your dry face and neck to break up makeup and then add a splash of lukewarm water to emulsify the cleanser. Massage again and then rinse everything off! Clean It Zero Classic cleanser goes on as a solid balm and transforms into a silky oil on the skin. Its sorbet-soft, lightweight texture effortlessly dissolves stubborn makeup without stripping your own natural oils.
Clean It Zero Classic $16.00
It’s called double cleansing for a reason. Wash your face with a water-based cleanser to whisk away any remaining residue and impurities from your oil cleanse. The Beauty Water is not just a cleanser but it mildly exfoliates with willow bark and papaya extract to help sweep away dead skin cells, revealing brighter skin tone and smoother texture.
Beauty Water $30.00
You don’t always have to exfoliate (especially if you have sensitive skin), but keep in mind that exfoliating at least twice a week is crucial for clear, polished skin. Sloughing off dead skin cells makes it possible for the rest of your skin care products to mingle with your pores and do their magic. Gently massage or tap an exfoliant into your skin for smooth and silky skin. Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine is the perfect exfoliator whether you prefer chemical or manual exfoliation.
Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine $27.00
Think of your skin like a sponge—it’s more difficult to rehydrate it when it’s dried up and hardened than when it’s already a bit damp. Toners are the product that dampens your skin and balances its pH levels. Sprinkle one into your hands and tap it directly onto your skin or dispense it onto a cotton pad and gently swipe around your face working outwards. The Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol is a great toner for sensitive, combination, or oily skin, and especially those dealing with breakouts and acne.
Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol $18.00
The heart of the skin care routine! An essence is a kind of toner/serum hybrid made for hydrating and aiding skin repair and cell turnover. Apply it to freshly toned skin and pat it in. Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist is a cult favorite among skin care lovers because it’s well-known to repair damage and even out skin tone in just a few weeks.
Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist $49.00
Consider boosters, serums, and ampoules as concentrated essences that directly treat the issues you’re most concerned about. Whether they target dull skin, large pores, pigmentation, wrinkles, or acne, serums are the ideal skin-perfecting step. Gently tap these into your skin! Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum can apply as spot treatment or apply all over the face and neck.
Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum $23.00
If essences are the heart of the skin care routine, sheet masks are the soul. All you have to do is put one on and chill for 15-20 minutes (and probably take a selfie). Sheet masks provide you with a quiet, meditative, and skin-nourishing ritual that imparts maximum treatment to your skin. Use one at least once or twice a week or every single day if you’d like! Bling Bling Hydro Gel Mask instantly cools and soothes stressed and tired skin on contact.
Bling Bling Hydro Gel Mask – Energizing Rose $6.00
The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate, which means you should treat it like the fragile flower that it is. An eye cream provides the area with extra helpings of hydration and protection. Use your ring finger to very gently tap (never rub!) eye cream around the entire orbital bone, avoiding the water line. Treat your worn out eyes with this Seve de Bamboo Eye Matte eye cream which helps to visibly reduce the signs of fatigue such as fine lines, dark under-eye circles and dehydrated skin.
Seve de Bamboo Eye Matte $34.00
Hydration is your express lane to dewy, glowing skin, so it’s important to find a moisturizer that works for your skin type. They come in many forms—from an emulsion, lotion, gel, or cream—all of which work to seal in moisture to plump up skin and smooth away any fine lines. Pat a moisturizer into your face and neck morning and night every single day. On days when your skin feels extra parched, swap your regular moisturizer for a sleeping pack. Moistfull Collagen Emulsionen edlessly provide moisture and leave your skin feeling bouncy like jelly.
Moistfull Collagen Emulsion $15.00
Even if you’re stepping outside for just a couple of minutes, you must wear sunscreen. It’s the easiest and most effective way to prevent premature aging (and skin cancer!). Apply every—and we mean every—morning, reapplying throughout the day as needed. It’s important to put this on last so it can fully shield your skin from UV rays without being diluted by prior products.shield your skin from UV rays without being diluted by prior products. Mild Essence Sun Milk is a perfect lightweight sunscreen that gives powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as a staple in your daily skin care routine.
Mild Essence Sun Milk $18.00