Essential Skin Care Products

Skin care is such an important aspect of everyday life, and even more important if you’re looking for cleaner, softer, more feminine looking skin!

If you’re looking to improve your skin care game, check out the following recommendations!

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Facial Products

Cliganic USDA Organic Rosehip Seed Oil for Face

100% Pure | Natural Cold Pressed Unrefined Non-GMO | Carrier Oil for Skin, Hair & Nails

Great product to have on hand for those bad skin days. I’ve healed friction sores from rubbing makeup too hard as well as chemical burns around my eyes from sunscreen I was allergic to. Apply after moisturizer on problem spots and wear overnight. 

CeraVe Micellar Water Hydrating Facila & Eye Makeup Remover

New & Improved Formula | Fragrance Free & Non-Irritating | 10 Fl. Oz

Makeup remover – use with bamboo cotton pads, saturate and hold to soak into eye makeup (no harsh rubbing). Use before traditional cleansing or by itself in a pinch, rinse and moisturize afterwards if used by itself. 

Differin Acne Treatment Gel Retinoid Treatment for Face

0.1% Adapalene | Gentle Skin Care for Acne Prone Sensitive Skin | 15g Tube

Known widely as the only clinically proven retinol product for clearing stubborn skin textures, healing acne scars and improving the appearance of wrinkles. Apply SPARINGLY once a day, reduce use to every other day if sensitivity occurs & MOISTURIZE! 

Paulas Choice – Skin Perfecting Liquid Saliylic Acid Exfoliant

2% BHA | Facial Exfoliant for Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Wrinkles & Fine Lines | 4 oz Bottle

A good every-other-day product for those who cannot tolerate daily salicylic acne face washes (excessively dry skin, sensitive or prone to irritation, etc). Not necessary if using other face products with salicylic acid in them. 

EltaMD UV Clear Face Sunscreen

Oil Free Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide | Dermatologist Recommended Sunscreen | Travel Size | 1.7 oz Pump

A good daily sunscreen as long as you are NOT sensitive to chemical sunscreens. If your skin is sensitized (hot/cold feeling, you can feel the air, or your eyes sting after use) you may have chemical sensitivity – use CeraVe instead. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Moisturizer for Face

Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum for Dry Skin | Oil-Free and Non-Comedogenic | 1.7 oz

Great product to have around for spot-treating dry areas (near the eyes, around the mouth and sides of nose) also helps the appearance of ‘sunken-in’ skin caused by dehydration and stress, use any time of day and under makeup to improve application. 

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Location

Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide | Ultra-Lightweight | Oil-Free Moisturizer | 3 oz.

Apply to face after cleansing before bed, avoiding the eye area (heavy creams around the eyes can cause milia- small painless bumps – to appear). Skin will be hydrated and ready to go when you wake up! 

The Ordinary

Retinol 1% in Squalane | 30ml

A very gentle retinol used every day, after moisturizing as a last step before bed. This product has an oily finish, which is great for sealing in moisture overnight but may be an uncomfortable feeling at first. Remember SUNSCREEN while using! 

La Roche-Possay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Facial Cleanser

Daily Facial Cleanser with Niacinamide and Ceramides for Sensitive Skin | Fragrance Free

Great daily cleanser, works for dry and sensitive skin. Use in the morning if you’re using a salicylic acid cleanser at night or for both morning and night cleansing if you’re using a different/occasional salicylic acid product (such as a toner). 

DERMA-E Acne Deep Pore Cleaning Wash

Blemish Control Facial Cleanser with Salicylic Acid | Gentle Oil Control Face Wash | Soothes and Balances Skin | 6 oz.

Use daily for one of your cleansing routines (nightly is best, salicylic acid can sensitize the skin to sun exposure). Use with silicone scrubbing pad, avoid getting product in eyes, and MOISTURIZE immediately afterwards with eye and face creams. 

Brandefy Vitamin C Face Serum

15% L. Ascorbic Acid | .5% Ferulic Acid | Vitamin E for Self Care and Beauty | Face Dark Spot Corrector for Anti Aging | 1 oz.

Vitamin C is one of the best products for healing the skin – brightens tone, reverses sun damage, heals scarring and blemishes, and softens textures. Use in the morning immediately after cleansing. Replace product if it oxidizes (turns dark brown). 

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream

Under Eye Cream for Dark Circles and Puffiness | Suitable for Delicate Skin Under Eye Area | 0.5 oz

Apply around the eye area every day after cleansing. Also use in the morning after waking up if you are dehydrated or in a low-humidity environment (waking up with dry eyes and lips, tight skin, excessive wrinkles around the eyes and mouth). 

CeraVe 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Face sunscreen with Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide | Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide + Ceramides | Oil Free Sunscreen For Face | Travel Size Sunscreen 2.5 oz

Great daily sunscreen to apply first thing in the morning, works to protect and heal skin even under makeup. Use this at home and bring a sunscreen stick with you to reapply on the go. Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to aging skin! 

CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

Broad Spectrum SPF + Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides | Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide Sunscreen | 100% Mineral Face Sunscreen Stick | Fragrance Free & Oil Free

Best sunscreen product EVER, I take this with me everywhere. Convenient to reapply during travel, non-irritating, non-greasy, no white residue. Also helps clear up acne breakouts (dries out active pimples) and gently heals previously popped ones.

Supergoop! Play 100% Mineral Stick SPF 50

On-the-Go Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin | Water Resistant | Vegan | Clean Ingredients | 0.67 oz

Like the CeraVe sunscreen stick, but with a little bit of tint and a few more moisturizing ingredients for dry or sensitive skin. Great as a one-and-done product for getting ready in a hurry! Keep it in your purse (but out of the heat – will melt!) 

General Body Products

Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Body Sunscreen Spray

Broad Spectrum SPF 60+ | Oxybenzone-Free & Water Resistant | Sun & Environmental Aggressor Protection | Antioxidant Complex | 5 oz

Body sunscreen – apply generously and rub into skin to absorb. Reapply a layer on exposed areas every 2 hours if you’re outside in the sunlight between 10 AM and 6 PM. Smells great 🙂 

Olay Body Ultra Moisture In-Shower Body Lotion

Shae Butter | 15.2 oz

Apply at the very end of your shower, right before you’re about to get out. Rub all over body (even bottoms of feet, but mind slipperyness on shower floor). Rinse off lightly and try your best to PAT dry with your towel (don’t rub the product off) 

Blistex Deep Renewal Lip Balm

Anti-Agent Treatment | Improves Lip Health & Vitality

Great chapstick for every day and every night. Has sunscreen ingredients for protection and moisturizing ingredients to help repair cracked and dry lips overnight. 

Shaving Creams

Dollar Shave Club Shave Butter

Translucent Shaving Cream & Gel Alternative | Designed for Gentle Glide | Helps to Fight Razor Bumps and Ingrown Hairs

The best shaving cream for both face and body.
Clear to see the hairs that you’ve missed, a little goes a long way, and works perfectly even on sensitive areas and thin skin.
Makes my face feel great, has a small numbing effect and very moisturizing. 

Beauty Accessories

Blissy Silk Pillowcase

100% Pure Mulberry Silk | 22 Momme 6A High-Grade Fibers | Silk Pillow Cover for Hair & Skin | Regular | Queen & King with Hidden Zipper

Silk pillowcases are ideal for face and hair health, especially for dry skin and curly textured or thin hair. Friction of regular pillowcases causes breakage! Gently HAND WASH with Soak wash for 30 minutes in a clean basin once a week, hang to dry. 

BBTO 5 Pieces Soap Saver Bag

Natural Sisal Exfoliating Soap Pouch for Foaming and Drying The Soap Bars | Shower Soap Bag | Beige, 9x14cm

Body exfoliating cloth – use like a hand mitt during every shower and replace every month to avoid bacteria build-up. Prevents flaking skin, dry/cracked feet, and ingrown hairs. Helps improve textured or discolored areas of the body. 

Greenzla Reusable Makeup Remover Pads (20 Pack)

Reusable Bamboo Cotton Rounds for All Skin Types | Eco-Friendly | Reusable Bamboo Cotton Pads

My favorite tool for applying makeup remover, toners, after-shave products, or other liquids. Wash in the washing machine after one use (no fabric softener, bleach, or harsh whitening agents – free & clear detergents recommended) 

Silicone Face Scrubber

Manual Exfoliating Brush | Handheld Facial Cleansing Brush | Blackhead Removing Pore Cleansing for Sensitive, Delicate, Dry Skin

Use every day with facial cleanser. Wet skin, apply cleanser to the scrubbing pad, and use in small circles all over face. Focus on T-zone (middle forehead, all of the nose, and on top of the cheekbones NEAR orbital groove – don’t scrub over eyes)