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Everyday Skincare Regimen

Nature Republic Real Squeeze Aloe Vera Ice Pack: I use this gel as part of my moisturizing routine in the morning and before I go to bed! I bought this product while I was in Korea since the Asian culture is really big on skincare. I STOCKED up on a few products while I was there BUT luckily the brand ships to the U.S and I believe shipping is only $5-$6 which is pretty standard for companies in the U.S. The unique thing about the Ice Pack is that you can place it in the fridge for 10-20 min. or so (I usually put it in there for 15) to achieve that cooling sensation on your skin. Great in general but also a nice product to have in the summertime to cool off. Also, this product is on sale for $9 which is more affordable than most moisturizers I have tried.

  • Benefits:
    • skin regeneration
    • benefits scars + blemishes
    • soothing irritation
    • hydration

Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist: Just like the Ice Pack, this is a great solution for cooling and moisturizing. I use both products before I put my make up on or I’ll just use them together for days where I feel like I need to give my skin a break. I spray my foundation brush with this mist before I apply my foundation, I spray my beauty blender with it to dab in my foundation + concealer, and I’ll even spray my face with it after my makeup is done with! This product is $8! A STEAL!

  • Benefits:
    • mild scent
    • moisturizes
    • mist
    • isn’t sticky
    • great for sunburns
    • not greasy

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea: THE HOLY GRAIL…the stuff to make your skin look refreshed & revived for those early mornings. If I don’t use the Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist, then I use this stuff. I alternate between the two of them! I don’t have a specific reason for that…I just love them both. I use either each day in the morning + night (after shower). If you’re not interested in this specific combination of ingredients, Mario Badescu offers a spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender as well as one with Aloe, Herb, and Rosewater. I personally just prefer the subtle smell of the Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea one more. Each spray they offer is either $7 (4.0 oz) or $12 (8.0 oz). Super affordable! I have both sizes because I like to have a smaller sized bottle when I travel & I can just pour product from the bigger bottle into the smaller once I run out!

  • Benefits:
    • instant hydration
    • absorbs quickly
    • not greasy
    • mild scent

Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Regenerator: One of my all time favorite moisturizers. I actually came across this product at Cosco! The texture of it is really similar to Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser if you’ve ever tried that out! It is smooth within the compartment and once applied! Also, a little bit goes a long way just FYI! I use this every morning and every night but sometimes I’ll add a little extra on dry spots (around my nose). My skin feels baby smooth with this product and I see a difference in the way my makeup applies on top of it!

  • Benefits:
    • great for dry skin
    • diminishes lines + wrinkles
    • all ages
    • leaves skin soft and replenished
    • brightens skin

Biore Charcoal Acne Cleanser: My go-to face wash! Great for unclogging pours! Leaves my skin feeling “minty fresh.” It does dry out your skin a little bit so if you have primarily dry skin, this may not be the best choice for ya. I use this while in the shower and make sure to immediately moisturize after I get out so my skin doesn’t feel dry! If you have oily or normal skin, this product may be beneficial for you! Another really affordable item standing at about $7.

  • Benefits:
    • helps with inflammation + redness
    • soothes skin
    • smells great
    • leaves a minty feel on your skin
    • minimizes pores

Fresh Rose Face Mask: A great & refreshing face mask! It’s a gel-like texture infused with rose petals and rosewater! Perfect for any combination of skin as well! I don’t know what it is about all my favorite products being enriched in an overload of moisture but this mask is one of those items once again. I try to do a mask at least once or twice a week. Maybe even 3 times if I have more breakouts than normal! The mask makes my skin feel smooth after removal as well which most masks I have tried make my skin feel dry. It is a little pricier ($62- 3.3 oz) than any of the other options I have listed the product will last you a while. Mine has lasted me for about a year now and I still have quite a bit leftover! If you want a tester or a smaller oz choice, they offer a smaller and less expensive option as well ($25- 1 oz) there It’s refreshing to find a mask that works in all areas of your skin.

  • Benefits:
    • helps with dryness
    • reduces redness
    • for all skin types
    • brightens skin
    • tones

Formula 10.0.6 Be Berry Smooth Moisturizing Peel Mask: First off, I think peeling masks off a face mask is super satisfying…is that just me? I wouldn’t be surprised if it is! Came across this item one day in Ulta and just thought I would give it a go! Really inexpensive ($7) and just something new to try out! It is really light weight and dries quickly which I like because I don’t want to have to wait for 20-30 minutes for a mask to dry. But with that being said, your skin doesn’t feel dry once removed. This mask includes Blueberry + Pineapple as well so it not only feels great but smells great too! Formula 10.0.6 carries various different masks for different target areas on your face!

  • Benefits:
    • smoothing
    • hydration
    • quick dry
    • easy removal
    • thin layer
    • buildable if needed

L’Oreal Pure Sugar Scrub Purify & Unclog: I had a few people who wanted me to include my exfoliators in this post so here is one of them! First of all, I was immediately intrigued by the color and the kiwi infused scrub. The great thing is about this product is that it is not harsh on your skin like some exfoliators can be. It is rough enough to where you feel a difference but not too rough to where your skin feels or looks irritated. I put it all over my face + lips and scrub it in using circular motions. I usually use this right before I shower so I can remove it with the Biore Face Wash I listed above.  I use it about 3 times a week! I do want to mention that I don’t focus on exfoliation as much as moisturizing. There’s really no reason for that…I just do what works for me! Since this one is great for clogged pores, balanced skin, and reducing shine, I focus on applying in between my eyebrows, my chin, on my nose, and the sides of my nose. Yet another affordable option for $13!

  • Benefits:
    • unclogging pore
    • even skin
    • lip scrub
    • smells great
    • isn’t rough

Hope this is helpful! Enjoy! xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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