Today I am rounding up my favourite skin care products that I use on a daily basis. I am waiting on a couple of my favourite face washes to be shipped so I was unable to photograph them, but I will still list them 🙂 Once I entered my 30’s I truly realized how important it was to start to take care of my skin. My Mama has beautiful, youthful skin so I am praying that I will be blessed with this from her, but just in case… I have started to take some preventative measures!
I have a few different cleansers that I like to use because they have different purposes IMO. I love the Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 and Tula Purifying cleansers because they are both fantastic at removing my makeup and leave my skin feeling super clean, without drying it out. The Rodan + Fields Unblemish Acne Sulfur Wash is truly amazing! I swear by it for breakouts. If I notice my skin starting to breakout at all, I use this one and it clears it up super fast! There are two other cleaners that I love by Rodan + Fields but I am currently out of them. I also use the Redifine daily cleansing mask and the Reverse deep exfoliating wash (not pictured). If you have been wanting to try Rodan + Fields but are unsure of which regime of their products would be best for your skin type, you HAVE to contact by girlfriend Terri Lynn Abbey! She was the one introduced me to the line and she is BEYOND knowledgeable and not pushy at all. The products are truly wonderful. You can get in touch with her or explore the products they offer HERE.
I have tried a multitude of different toners and my current favourite is this Thayers Rose Petal with Aloe Vera one. It is alcohol free and smells amazing. I find a lot of toners can be over priced. This one is budget friendly and leaves my skin feeling super fresh and soft!
I am absolutely obsessed with these products from the Abnormal Beauty Company. I recently just discovered this store when I was in New York city… only to realize it was a Toronto company and there were a couple of local stores here in Vancouver… LOL! I have since made a few trips in to stock up on more. Their products are cruelty free, gluten-free, vegan and incredibly well priced! I cannot recommend them enough. These three are the ones I am currently using on a daily basis. Poor Flush is the first product after my toner. A quick spritz on my cheeks to clear out any congestion in my pores. Next I apply a few drops of the Marine Hyraluronics over my entire face. This has a super lightweight (water) feel to it and my skin just drinks it up for extra hydration and gives it a really glowy feel. I use both of these morning and night. In the evening as a third step I have been using the Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion. I was looking to introduce Retinol into my skin care and it was recommended to me I start with this product. This serum is supposed to help reduce wrinkles and the signs of agin without being as harsh as retinol. I smooth a couple drops over my face in the evening. I have only been using it for a few weeks, but so far I have been loving it. My skin feels incredibly smooth.
I have three moisturizers that I love. Rodan + Fields Soothe Replenishing Cream is incredibly moisturizing and reduces any redness in my skin. I love the Natural Moisturizing Factors from the Abnormal Beauty Company as well! I actually grabbed this when I was in the store because it was $5.80… WHAT?!?! It is seriously amazing. Non greasy and leaves my skin feeling super smooth. I also cannot say enough about the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream. This is the priciest of my moisturizers but it is really wonderful. It feels almost whipped going onto your skin and the idea behind it is supposed to be like a protein shot for your skin. It leaves my skin feeling strong and vibrant. It is really fantastic as well.
Every few nights I add in this Rodan + Fields Derma- Roller and renewing serum to my routine. My biggest issue has always been my skins texture. The roller helps with lines and wrinkles, tone and texture and to keep my skin’s surface feeling smoother.
A couple of times a week I use this Rodan + Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Paste for a really thorough exfoliation. My skin is so ridiculously shiny after a good scrub with these!
There you have it! I have not received any compensation to endorse any of these products. These are my honest to goodness actual opinions and I have been really happy with all of them 🙂
If you have any favourite products to recommend, let me know in the comments section. I would love to try them.
Thank you for reading!