My skin is far from perfect… and with the hormonal ups and downs of pregnancy over the last year, it was especially fussy! Here are the products that I found to work-
First Aid Beauty face cleanser. A fragrance free, gentle cleanser to remove makeup and dirt without over-drying. This is my go-to nightly cleanser.
Boscia charcoal cleansing stick. I use this deep-pore cleanser a couple times a week. You can use it all over your face, or just on trouble spots.
Ole Henriksen power peel. My co-worker introduced me to this miracle product. It is a 3-step home spa treatment that includes an almond polish facial scrub, lemon strip facial peel, and chamomile comfort facial mask. I’d recommend using it at least once a month, or once every other week.
I purchased a Foreo Luna over a year ago and I love it. It is relatively small and a single charge lasts about 6 months, making it perfect for travel. And there are no replacement brushes to buy, so just the one time cost. Use it with your favorite face wash for a gentle but effective scrubbing.
First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 face cream. This is a multipurpose anti-aging moisturizer with SPF 30. It repels harmful UV rays, soothes, evens skin tone, combats free-radical damage, and prevents wrinkles. What else do you need really?!
Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate. Simply massage a few drops of this magical oil onto your clean face before bedtime. Wear it alone or under moisturizer. In addition to its moisturizing benefits, it has a beautifully relaxing scent that is ah-mazing.
Korres wild rose moisturizing cream. A 24-hour moisturizing and brightening cream that purports to repair the look of fine lines and skin discolorations. I use it every other night or so on top of the Kiehl’s recovery concentrate, and sometimes more often if I’m feeling particularly dry.
Eye treatments are a new addition to my routine, and I couldn’t be happier with these two products.
Kiehl’s eye treatment. It gently moisturizes and does not migrate into the eyes. My skin and eyes are particularly sensitive, and I’ve had no issues with this product.
Origins No Puffery. Just roll the product under your eyes in the morning to de-pouf puffs and brighten dark circles. The cool roll-on will definitely help you feel and look more awake and alert.
First Aid Beauty Wake-Up wipes. These face wipes are infused with matcha green tea to remove dirt and oil while hydrating and reviving. I use one every morning to to cleanse and prep my skin for the day before applying the First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 moisturizer.
Glossier Rose Balm. This skin salve comes in 4 flavors, but the rose is my go-to. I previously raved about the product here, and I still love it. It is in fact a staple in my bag and I use it as a lip balm, on dry skin patches, and I’ve even used it to tame a bit of frizzy by rubbing a small amount between my palms and smoothing over my hair. Simply a great multi-purpose product.