I’ve put off this post for LITERAL years. Mostly cause if we’re being honest I’m the absolute worst at skin care. Like trash. Full disclaimer. I’m a 30 year old with Tik Tok and the Internet. I am not a skin care guru in any way, these are loose suggestions for what has worked with my skin over the years.
Alright first up Tea Tree Oils. I bought a skin care pack a few years ago from The Body Shop. Still honestly one of my favourite products. I have the toner, cleanser & moisturizer. The website describes the products wonderfully and it works on my combination (but mostly oily) skin. I would do this once a week maybe twice in the winter.
Next up we have the Internet’s favourite The Ordinary. Sephora now has a lot more options then when I originally purchased so in 2021 I will be adding to this.
• Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5: Alright, we are doing this AM & PM. ESPECIALLY IN WINTER. This little baby prevents dryness and with winter and wearing masks it’s a must have and only $7 CAD.
• Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG: This is for the dark circles and reducing puffiness under your eyes. We Fu*king love it. I have told everyone who will listen about this. My personal brand is dark raccoon eyes from being permanently exhausted. $7 CAD.
- 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil: This is a support formula, reduces photo-aging and other skin conditions. Less is more with this product.
- Lactic Acid 10% + HA: This one is like my back pocket saviour, it helps with uneven skin tones, fine line and wrinkles (too poor for botox) and dullness and uneven texture. All things that I personally have. Botox in a bottle baby. Oh and we do this in our night routine.
The next product I got in a FabFitFun starter box, it’s called Whish Firming Sleep Mask: this tightens and firms and hydrates your skin overnight. My skin always feels great when I wake up the next morning. It’s definitely a more high end product but if you are in your mid 20’s to early 30’s it’s worth the investment.
Last two on the list were gifted to me by Sephora & Influenster. Due to the price point alone I wouldn’t typically pick them up on my own accord. However, when I say the products wow’d me, they did. I use the Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb has done wonders for my skin especially during the winter months. I think it might be too heavy for an every day summer skin care but would be great when your getting out of lakes, hot tubs & pools. I was also gifted Youth Creator – Age Knockdown Bomb, the formula is very lightweight and silky, gives a little extra hydration to your skin. I’ve been using it around my eyes mostly and some trouble spots on my skin, due to the price of this object I’m using it as a spot treatment. Seems to be working though, I would end up more than likely purchasing this product alone if someone gave me a gift card.
So this is my personal round up of skin care, we shall call it skin care you need for when you are a lazy person (as I do this maybe on a good week once, but mostly twice a month and we are thriving).