I am sharing my favorite skincare products and brands for clearer skin! I want to open up about my skincare journey and talk about the products that I have been using and loving. There is Dermalogica, Murad, and Thayers to name a few!
Disclaimer: I received some of these products through PR samples, previous collaborations, or through my own purchases.
My Skincare Journey
Skincare is something that I have recently become passionate about as I am trying to learn more about my body and keeping it healthy. Our skin is a reflection of our health, and I am doing my best to make sure that my facial skin is happy and hydrated so I can avoid aging, sun damage and pollution damage. Having a skincare regime can be daunting because finding products that work for your skin can be difficult. I have sensitive skin that is dry-to-normal. I have to be careful about what product I use because my face will turn red within seconds. All of the products listed below are my favorite skincare products and brands for clearer skin. These products are by amazing skincare brands that are backed by dermatologists and/or estheticians.
Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum: This is one of my all-time favorite skincare products! The photos make it look brand new, but in reality my bottle of Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum is almost empty! I will be ready to buy a new one the day mine stops pumping out because this serum is a staple in my skincare routine. I love how it feels, smells and dries. My skin looks wonderful and dewy after applying it. The best part about this serum is that it is also an eye serum, as well as neck. You can rub it on your entire face, around the eye and massage it into your neck. I took these photos from a previous collaboration with Murad, and wanted to share them again because I’m really proud of how they turned out!
Night Fix Enzyme: I like this product because it acts like an extra layer of moisturizer before bed. I usually do my skincare regime about an hour or two before I go to bed. Before I brush my teeth and put my pajamas on I use the Night Fix Enzyme on my face. It is meant to be applied over moisturizer, which makes it the last step in my skincare routine. I do not use this product every night, since it can be heavy on the skin. It does give amazing hydration, and it has aromatherapy scents that help put you in a relaxed mood as you go to sleep.
Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist: This is such a cool product! It gives amazing hydration that your skin will soak up and love. This is such an amazing mist because of it’s 3 purposes: Replenishing the skin with prebiotics, deeply hydrating the skin, and for priming and setting makeup.
Special Cleansing Gel: This is a really impressive face wash that is good for all skin types. I use it twice a day daily and my skin loves it. The gel makes your skin feel squeaky clean, and the product is a good, basic face wash. This gel gently foams away toxins and deep-cleanses debris. With this product you get what you get – it contains no artificial fragrance or color. That’s why I like Dermalogica so much – they have wonderful products with no froofroo b.s. inside.
Calm Water Gel: I have been using this product for a few months now, and I’m a huge fan. This product is made for people with sensitive skin, and the featherweight formula feels like you’re rubbing water on your face. The Calm Water Gel is packed with Hyaluronic Acid, which helps lock in moisture in your skin. This product feels weightless on the face. It is a really great product if you want a quick and simple skincare routine. The 1.7 oz might not look like a lot of product, but a little goes a long way. A dime sized amount spreads really well. My skin can get very red and irritated. This Calm Water Gel feels amazing on the skin without being too harsh or thick, and doesn’t cause my any extra redness.
Age Bright Clearing Serum: This is a newly launched product by Dermalogica, and all I can say is that I am OBSESSED. I have been using this product for about two weeks now, and I can already see a difference in my skin. Since I get the occasional breakouts I have patches of adult acne. Typically I always break out when I get my period. Ever since using this product I have been combating breakouts while healing and reducing inflammation of pimples that are active. I had three mega zits going at the same time, one was a white head, one was mountainous but hadn’t surfaced yet, and the other was embedded deeply in the skin. This product was able to heal all three, and is currently working on the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The serum is very light and feels more like a toner. It is light enough to apply another serum on top without feeling clogged or sticky. I really recommend this product and I will continue to use it to help clear my skin. Another perk is that it is anti-aging so it brightens and smooths skin.
Age Bright Spot Fade: This product is the perfect little spot remover pimple cream. When used with the serum, these products make a dynamic duo. This Spot Fade helped reduce the visibility and inflamed pigmentation of my skin after my pimples went away. I use this religiously and the results really show. I haven’t used a pimple cream as good as this one in a while, I’m really impressed by the results! This product easily makes the list of my favorite skincare products and brands for clearer skin.
Witch Hazel Cucumber Facial Toner: I recently bought this on a whim while I was at Ulta because 1) I was in the market for a new toner and 2) because I have heard really wonderful things about the ingredient witch hazel. This product is great for cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and balancing the pH level of skin. In addition to containing soothing cucumber essence and certified organic aloe vera, this blend also contains certified organic witch hazel that’s grown exclusively for Thayers on a family farm in Connecticut. This toner feels AMAZING on my face and the cucumber scent is so refreshing. I am already loving this product and I have only had it for a few days! I actually made space for it in this blog post since it already beats out the other toners that I have been using.
Image source: Thayers
Magic Cream Moisturizer: This moisturizer is the BOMB, which is why it made the list of my favorite skincare products and brands for clearer skin! I have never felt as moisturized in my life! I wish CT would make a body lotion with this formula. The product is very thick and a little goes a long way (which is really great because the price point is high). I love using this product to finish off my skincare routine. It is so hydrating that I often don’t have to use a primer when applying makeup. Sometimes if my foundation is feeling flaky, or if my skin is feeling very dry before makeup I will either apply a light layer of this moisturizer on top of my foundation, or mix it in with my foundation. I just love a product that wears well with makeup. Leave it to this beauty guru to make a skincare product that all the ladies want and need in their lives!
Rose Quartz Face Roller: The tools you are using for skincare are just as important as the products! Face rolling is so good for the skin because it helps smooth wrinkles, as well as creates elasticity in the face. Rolling is really good for helping serums soak into the face. I like applying my Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum and using my Rose Quartz Face Roller to help absorb it into my skin.
Gua Sha Lifting Tool: I recently purchased a Gua Sha tool and I can’t wait to use it! This one by Angela Caglia has a unique rigid side that is good for lifting skin, circulating blood flow, and creating elasticity. I love that the esthetician herself has directions on how to use the tool. It can be used on the face, neck, eye and jaw. It is a really versatile tool that will help keep you looking younger, with firmer and lifted skin. I can’t wait to see what all the hype is about with Gua Sha!
Coconut Swivel Stick: I love using this product when I get out of the shower. After I apply my skincare routine I then take this product and use it on my lips and on the cuticles of my fingers. Each finger gets a little bit. I then I rub the backs of my fingers together to make sure the oil is absorbing into my nails and cuticles. I love the coconut oil formula of the product and the fact that it’s super hydrating.
Clear Stick Wetforce SPF 50+ Sunscreen: Sunscreen is one of the most important steps to skincare that I think a lot of people forget about, including myself. You should wear sunscreen EVERY DAY! Wearing sunscreen protects the skin from sun damage, one of the most harmful things to your skin. I love this wetforce product because it applies so well after my moisturizer and it actually works! I used it during a photo shoot where I was outside for 4 hours in the daylight. My shoulders got a little burnt, but my face was well-protected. This is the perfect product for on-the-go application as well as active/athletic lifestyles.