The older I get, the more concerned I get about my skin, especially on my face. I’m not very inclined to use new products unless I’m just unhappy with what I’m using. I feel like I never know how my skin will react to something in a new product and I rarely like to take that chance. So of course, I wanted to ask my panel of beauty bloggers what products they use on their own faces. It’s like asking the doctor what he/she would do. Let’s see what they recommend:
LINDSAY ROGERS // Belle Belle Beauty
Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash — I love a foaming action and this cleanser removes all my makeup without leaving my skin striped or tight. Plus, I love the slightly herbal scent.
Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum — This easy-to-use serum adjusts to my skin’s particular needs. It is designed to be used both morning and evening and it soothes my redness-prone skin.
Diptyque Protective Lotion SPF 15 — While definitely a splurge, this SPF will make you excited to wear sun protection. I love the hydrating formula and the smell is positively addicting.
bliss multi-‘face’-eted all-in-one anti-aging clay mask — This anti-aging mask only requires five minutes to gently exfoliate and work against those fine lines and spots. The minty scent is invigorating and my complexion is left brighter and more radiant.
Kate Somerville ‘IllumiKate’ Concealing Eye Cream — I love a great multi-tasker and this eye cream also illuminates and covers dark circles — crucial with my too-frequent late nights and early mornings.
As a beauty blogger, makeup artist, and a beauty junkie in general, I’m always trying out new products and lines in search of the next best thing. So as you can imagine, there are tons of different products that fill up my bathroom cabinets, but there are definitely certain go-to products that I swear by and quite frankly wouldn’t be able to live without.
ERIN SOUSA // The Sparkle
The perfect moisturizer and a few drops of oil will do ya! I’m a huge fan of face oils as they are usually free from fillers. May Lindstrom’s The Youth Dew is worth the investment, and contains a wonderful and nourishing blend of oils to hydrate and soothe.
There are nights when I’m feeling lazy and remove my makeup with a pre-moistened towelette but when I like to relax and take my time (probably the better option), I use this award-winning Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth that decongests, exfoliates, and removes even the most waterproof mascara you will ever wear. The Muslin Cloth you soak in hot water helps open up your pores allows the aromatic oils to cleanse your skin and its impurities.
In the spring and summer I’m all about my Olay Dew Over Gel Moisturizer but with cooler weather creeping in, I like to switch to this Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex as it has a bit more density.
I love this Alchimie Forever Gentle Refining Scrub so much that I wish I could use it every day of the week—but that’s not good practice. The blend of the cranberry beads, jojoba pearls and papaya extract smells amazing and works effectively that leaves my skin feeling brighter and cleaner.
For those early wake-up calls, this Clinique All About Eyes Serum Rollerball is the perfect pick-me-up to help de-puff tired eyes. Sometimes I put this in the fridge for 15-20 minutes for an extra chilly application.
Once or twice a week I replenish my skin with this GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment for a super glowy complexion. It’s a gooey caramel-looking formula but it works wonders. You can use it as a daytime mask that you leave on for 10-20 minutes or as an overnight mask.
REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk — Super gentle, this cleanser melts makeup without stripping sensitive skin. I put it on dry, then remove with a steaming hot cloth.
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser – I just started using Sunday Riley skin care and I’m smitten with this cleanser. It’s foaming and is a perfect mate for my Clarisonic. It has French clay to degunk and has a spicy sexy kick from black pepper, sandalwood, jasmine and frankincense – which all have major benefits for skin.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask – My skin glows after a single layer of this. It works like a peel by getting deep into your pores to break up dead skin and revitalize your skin texture but is so gentle. I use this religiously once a week.
Fig + Yarrow Facial Scrub – It’s therapeutic to massage this gritty scrub onto my face. It is a mix of your garden and kitchen – oats, herbs, minerals, honey and floral essence. I leave it on for a few extra minutes before rinsing because it just feels so darn good.
Indie Lee Blemish Stick – I don’t normally call acne treatments chic but hey, there’s a first for everything! And, it’s spot-on in this case. This convenient tube looks like a lip gloss but is actually any zit’s worst nightmare.
Kyrpis Antioxidant Dew – I started mixing a few drops of this magical vitamin botanical boost to my beauty oils for a custom serum. It just amps up everything I’m using that much more. It’s also incredibly beautiful and makes me happy every time I look at the bottle.
Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleanser — This gel cleansing formula gets below the surface of your skin fast. I don’t have to use an eye makeup remover, it’s a one-stop-shop for removing all dirt and oil from the day. I start my day off with this and start my nighttime routine with it, as well.