My Top Skincare Picks || Summer 2018
It's rare that I'll stick to a skincare product for more than a few months but these babies have been in my skincare routine for over a year and a half now so I thought I would share them with you guys! While skincare is important all year round, during those hot Summer months when our skin is a bit more sensitive due to the heat and humidity it's important to give our skin a little extra TLC. So here are my top picks to cool down our heated skin and give it a little extra love this Summer!
Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner (Deep Rich): I went through a little phase of Korean skincare a couple years ago and after going through probably over thirty products, this is the only one that has stuck. I like to layer my toners to make sure that the moisture penetrates all the way to the deeper levels of my skin, so I love this toner for it’s thicker consistency that’s a cross between a toner and a serum. I put about 3 to 5 layers on, depending how dry my skin feels, and while it can leave your face feeling slightly sticky, a layer of moisturizer on top solves the problem. I notice a huge (huggeeee) difference when I use this and when I don’t, so if you lean more on the drier skin side I highly recommend checking this out!
The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil & Hyaluronic Acid + B5: Ahhh, oil. If someone had told me a few years ago that putting oil on my skin would actually reduce the oil on my face I would have said they were bonkers. Now I am a true believer of the benefits of natural oils in my skincare routine. Rosehip seed oil is known as the “multitasker” because suits almost every skin type—it can regenerate skin cells, penetrate down into the deepest level of your skin, and is anti-inflammatory. About a year ago I had massive breakouts all over my face and when it finally calmed down I was left with a lot of hyperpigmentation scars. This baby worked its magic on my skin and within a month of consistent use I noticed that my scars had faded tremendously. It’s not a vanishing product but if you don’t want to have any treatment done to remove the spots, rose hip seed oil is a great alternative.
The word acid has always scared me until I found Hyaluronic Acid. I mainly use this on my drier days or when I feel that my skin could use some extra love. Hyaluronic Acid is great for hydration and anti-aging and when you combine that with B5, it amplifies the hydrating, soothing, and healing benefits.
La Roche-Posay Toleraine Ultra Nuit & Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion: I have pretty sensitive skin so I like to stick to products with minimal and mild ingredients and the La Roche Posay Toleraine line fits the bill. I’ve tried almost all the moisturizers from this line by the Ultra Nuit is my favorite because it has the most skin benefitting ingredients, is lightweight, and fast absorbing.
Sunscreen is one of the best anti-aging, acne fighting, skin cancer preventing, hyperpigmentation preventer out there. Almost every sunscreen out there has caused me to break out except the Shiseido one. Enjoy the sun and bask in all its glory, , but don’t forget to protect your skin while you’re at it!
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin: If it’s good for the nips, it’s good for the lips @bubzbeauty. I used to suffer from extremely dry lips that would crack and bleed in the Winter time so I was desperate to try to find anything to remedy the situation. Lindy Tsang of BubzBeauty recommend the Lansinoh HPA Lanolin because while it’s marketed as a balm to help breastfeeding mothers, it works great as a lip balm and she was totally right! Since switching from traditional lip balms to the Lansinoh HPA Lanolin my dry lips are a thing of the past. Other popular lip balms have Lanolin as the main ingredient but this tube lasts me for a whole year! So save your money and your lips at the same time.
La Roche-Posay Serozinc: Can you say Mist of Dreams? This baby is my life, especially during Summer when you need that instant refresher. When I lived in London for a brief period of time I discovered this gem at my local Boots store and after using it for a week I was hooked for life. This is marketed as a facial mist toner for oily skin that you can before or after makeup. I have to disagree with that oily skin statement. I have normal to dry skin and this works perfectly for me. I personally use it right after I shower to cool down my skin and keep it hydrated. Who doesn’t love cool mists in the summer?
SK-II R.N.A. Power Eye Cream: As someone that smiles with their whole face, and by face I mean excessively so with my eyes, I started to notice some smile lines and with the addition of no sleep in college, some dark bags. I was on the hunt for something deeply moisturizing and fast absorbing since I didn’t want to wait ages to put on my makeup afterwards. I’ve been using this eye cream for about 3 years now and I have yet to find something better that keeps my dark circles at bay, fine lines in check, and dryness out.