My Skin Is...
Every skin type, color, and texture is different. The products I’m recommending are tried and true by me for my skin-type particularly .
My skin is extremely sensitive and tends to be on the drier side. All products I use are cruelty-free and most are from clean brands.
I have also put energy into my health. I have upped my water intake, corrected my hormone imbalance, and started with collagen nightly. Although I do attribute my skin mostly to my products, beautiful skin is also reliant on good inner health.
Keep that in mind before trying anything yourself and enjoy!
Burt’s Bees micellar face wipes are the only ones I have used that haven’t irritated my skin, and trust me I’ve tried many. I highly recommend!
The first step in my morning and night routine.
My all time favorite cleanser that is gentle on skin is First Aid Beauty’s “pure skin” cleanser. This formula foams without feeling soapy and is creamy enough to keep moisture in.
The Skin Laundry face wash is a favorite for when my skin feels oily or caked with makeup. Since my skim is dry, it is harder to use this everyday since it can strip your skin a little. But, it seriously removes everything and makes your face feel 100% purified and fresh.
The Cocokind oil to milk cleanser is a new find for me. It’s extremely sensitive on skin and best for morning washes. I wouldn’t recommend this as an all-in-one cleanser since it’s too gentle to take away all your makeup but it’s a beautiful and refreshing way to wake up clean!
The Bogavia nourishing oil is an amazing makeup remover. You dispense a few pumps of the oil into your hand and rub it into your face. It can be used on eyes as well. When water is added it turns into a milk and wipes away all makeup. This is best for dryer skin types. It’s also best suited for sensitive skin as an alternative to face wipes that can often irritate. I use this product before cleansing with a foam wash for a deeper clean.
Toner was also a product that was difficult for me to find. My skin tended to breakout and dry up every time I tried one, but I was desperate for a refresh or deep clean after cleansing or a workout.
The Cocokind toner was a recommendation to me and I quickly fell in love! My skin acclimated so well to this product. It can be sprayed or used with a cotton pad for a deeper application.
This Youth to the People toner is a new one for me. I am slowly introducing it since it is a stronger toner. It’s known to reduce the appearance of pores, which is something I’ve wanted to improve on. I recommend reading the instructions before beginning use. So far I have loved the results and can’t wait to make this a regular part of my routine.
This Bogavia gel is one of the single products that has transformed my skin. It has hyaluronic acid and CBD so it locks in moisture and takes down inflammation. I put this under my moisturizer day and night (during the day only when I don’t use vitamin C).
Finding a good Vitamin C was challenging for me. Having sensitive skin made it difficult to find a vitamin C serum that wouldn’t cause irritation and breakouts. I’ve tried Drunk Elephant’s one and many other cult favorites but this one really worked for me. Vitamin C has really helped me with balancing my skin tone.
All Bogavia products can also be found at Erewhon.
Retinol was also a tough find for me. I researched a lot and found that it is difficult to start using a retinol without some irritation. It’s recommended to use one that has a small percentage at first and work up to an every day usage.
The First Aid Beauty retinol serum was one that showed up in my research for sensitive skin and I’m such a fan. I noticed results after about a month of using it and never turned back. I’m unsure if I want to move up to a higher percentage since this one worked so well for me!
I fell in love with this oil a couple years ago. Kora Organics is a skincare line started by supermodel Miranda Kerr. This oil has a bit of a cult following, and for a good reason.
It can be used day and night and even mixed in to moisturizers to create a glowy finish on your skin. It works amazing under makeup and can even be mixed into foundation or concealers to make the product more mailable and sheer.
Whenever my skin is feeling dry or in some need of extra loving, this Bogavia midnight repair oil is my go-to. This oil is best used as a sort of nighttime treatment. You will wake up with fully moisturized and repaired skin.
Sunday Riley’s auto correct eye cream is the best eye cream I have ever used. It did wonders with my dark circles and fine lines. I also have a history with reactions to eye creams and this one didn’t irritate me at all.
Cocokind’s eye cream was recommended to me, mainly for the applicator end. I have just started trying this creamy eye cream and will update with results after a while of using. So far I like the Sunday Riley better but this is a great option for those who prefer more of a cream. I recommend keeping this in the fridge for a cooling application!
Weleda’s Skin food is a cult favorite moisturizer. It can be used on the face and the body and is hailed by many of the industry’s top makeup artists. It is a thick cream best used under makeup, at night, or during the winter months. Since my skin is dry I use it all the time but it can also be used as a sort of mask. It creates the glowiest moisturized finish.
Youth to the People’s air-whip moisturizer is the yummiest texture. It really does feel whipped. This moisturizer is the lightest one I’ve ever used so it’s great for the summer or when your skin is feeling a little more oily. I love this moisturizer for during the day, especially when it gets hotter. It has a cooling quality to it when put on.
Kate Somerville’s goat milk moisturizer is also a new discovery here. It was a sample in my IPSY Glam Bag and I fell in love. It goes on beautifully for sensitive skin and also did not cause breakouts with my fiancé, who is prone to them from moisturizer use. It has a thin and milky texture but a little goes a long way.
Eminence is a brand I discovered through my facial technician at the Four Seasons. It is a little more on the pricey side but worth it. There are a few products of there’s that I love that aren’t mentioned in here in depth. The coconut moisturizer is a very rich cream that has age corrective qualities in it. It’s great for one you want a thicker treatment.
The Eminence makeup remover and rhubarb face mask are some of the products I am a super fan of.
Bogavia’s face scrub is a gentle introduction into exfoliation. This can be used nightly but I tend to use it only a few times each week to give my face a break.
This! I am in love with Kora Organic’s turmeric face scrub. The best experience for using this mask is to apply it in the shower, keep it on while bathing, and then rinsing off at the end. The steam creates the coolest feeling and such a yummy smell. A very enjoyable exfoliating treat.
Biossance’s detox mask is a great go-to whenever your skin is breaking out or feeling oily. Don’t be alarmed if your skin is tingling or burning a little, that’s just the mask working!
Seriously the best nighttime treatment is the Youth to the People Dream Mask. This mask has the creamiest texture without being too thick. The reason why it is hailed and has the patented Allure award is because you wake up with such an all-around glow! It is a very effective nighttime treatment. Especially if you have to look awake the next day!