The 5 ultimate skincare products
Skincare is a sort of artform in itself. It takes time to realize that there's ways to prevent those seeping lines appearing around your eyes - and it's all up to you. I've always considered pure, clean skin to be my best self. Despite those tips on the internet that promise you clarity with drinking six galleons of water (although hydration is important!) and an ice cube, it also matters what you use day to night.
Here are 5 of my tried-and-true ultimate skincare products that will have your skin looking younger than it did five years ago:
I first happened upon Bioderma when I lived in France and was searching for good, quality skincare products. It turns out that just about anything from Bioderma does your skin the justice it deserves. This Sensibo H20 Micelle Solution is a fragrance-free makeup remover that is ultra gentle, perfect for any skin type. It is the only makeup remover I've found that does not irritate my skin, but rather enhances it with each use.
This Bioderma moisturizer is my favorite morning before-the-makeup-routine moisturizer. Just like the H20 Solution, it is also incredibly gentle, so it will suit just about any skin type. It tightens your pores and enhances your skin with each use. I wouldn't use it as a night moisturizer, but it is incredibly versatile and will surely never leave your makeup bag.
This NUXE-best selling product is a good one - I can't remember what my lips were like before it! According to the official Ulta website, the Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm is "highly concentrated in ingredients that help to nourish, repair, soothe and protect lips. (Honey, Plant Oils, Shea Butter, Grapefruit Essence)." It is meant to soothe and protect your lips, especially during these rough winter months.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I'm a fan of skin mists - especially on long flights. The Glossier Soothing Skin Mist in particular is my favorite pick-me-up of the day, as it instantly makes me feel that much better. It's packed with soothing ingredients like rose water, aloe, and glycerin - all ingredients that help retain moisture in your skin so you end up feeling better and way, way more hydrated.
Clarins, UV+ SPF 50 ($43)
There is nothing in this world as important as sunscreen for your skin - absolutely nothing! Clarins has consistently provided the best daily sunscreen, because while SPF 50 is more on the protective side, it's lighter than water. It shields your skin from harmful UV rays and tightens your face for a fresh, clean look. I don't think I'll be on the hunt for a new daily sunscreen anytime soon.