Its been while since I shared any product reviews on products I use personally! Lately I have been taking time to learn about what ingredients work best for my combination skin, and how much it differs between different seasons as well. Also as of late, I have been dedicating a lot of time to my slowly growing insta account @skinfinit, mainly posting product reviews there! Totally follow if you’re interested in that type of stuff!??
From educating myself on what ingredients go best with my skin type, I have also been getting questions from some of my insta followers asking for advice on what products they should use on their skin. I am so humbled that they look up to little ‘ol me for help, BUT by noooo means am I any sort of professional/Dermatologist/esthetician. Basically, what I have learned throughout this short time, anybody can learn themselves, but I am more than happy to help!?
So far, I have grown my skincare collection to quite a respectable group of tried and “Stefani approved” products! So let me share with you what those nifty goodies are, and YES I do use them on a daily! Always and probably forever, my Glossier milky jelly cleanser. In my morning routine, I just use this baby to gently cleanse my face and totally freshen up my skin for the day. It does not strip my skin of its moisture, even though it does a great job of removing that excess oiliness that I wake up with on my t-zone. Milky jelly is PH balanced, so it will not leave your skin tight or dry in any way! Annnd its loved by lots including myself!?
Now when it comes to cleansing for my PM routine, having worn makeup or not, I double cleanse first using my trusty LOccitane cleansing oil, then follow with milky jelly. This cleansing oil To start off, has a beautiful, non irritating smell, then it feels luxurious, AND for being a LOccitane product, I find it to be in the mid range of pricing when it comes to some of the skincare found at Sephora tbh! Perfect for melting off that mascara and foundation, and then I follow it up with milky jelly. Afterwards I cannot find a trace of makeup!
To make a long story super short with these next french drugstore (not from france, these are just sold at my drugstore) skincare products; I went to my local drugstore, and I was just picking up some bandaids for bae, and the cashier gave me some tiny, adorable La roche posay & Bioderma samples, since I am a member at my drug store! Apart from the sensibio micellar water, I have never tried anything from these two french brands before, only because hey weren’t being sold yet, otherwise I’ve been dying to!? I got quite a few things from Bioderma, but the one product that had stood out to me the most was La Roche-Posay Innovation Effeclar K (+). Part of their Effeclar line, Its especially formulated for us Oily folk, to -prevent- us from creating too much sebum throughout the day. Even though it claims to keep you good for 8hrs, I would still recommend blotting (papers). This product for me personally, is a treatment that makes my skin look better and work better with makeup! My fist _positive- impression from it was how well it kept my skin from getting too oily! Like I said it doesn’t completely take all of the shine away, It just leaves you with a natural finish, and I love every minute of it! So after I finished up my little sample, I immediately went to go buy the full size! Its honestly that good and I feel that every oily & combo skin should have this baby int their collection for everyday use! It really is one of those “perfect base” products for your makeup and skin alone, to look great all day, or at least for a few hours!
The Bioderma Sensibio AR Anti-redness care, for sensitive skin prone to rosacea is a beautiful gentle moisturizer even for those with mild redness like me. i usually mix this with my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer to get that dewy No-makeup-makeup look and as an added bonus; whenever I do this, I really don’t need my Glossier Haloscope highlighter at all..but I still uses it anyway for the shimmery effect!?✨ So in combination with my skincare, this really gives me a healthy finish/look! Of course I set everything with my Glossier WOWder! Nothing like it.. So there you have them! My latest skincare products that I didn’t know I could live without, but also that completely changed my skin for the better, and to keep it looking better everyday! I am also trying out some stuff from Bioderma’s Sebium line, some new products sent to me via PR as well, definitely stay tuned for my reviews on those on my insta and here on my blog (where I go more in depth)! Thanks for reading and until next time!???❤
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