5 Skincare Essential Products Everyone Needs in Their Collection
Remember the days when you could sleep in your makeup and not wake up with a new breakout? Ah, the glory days of worrying less about free radicals and more about if anyone would realize your eyeliner was from the night before.
These days having a skin care routine is as important as keeping gas in your car, and not forgetting your phone at home.
It *should be* second nature. But in case it isn’t, we’ve compiled a simple list of five skincare essential products everyone needs in their collection and why.
Taking care of your skin does not need to be complicated. Here are the 5 most important skin care essentials to add to your medicine cabinet.
1. An oil cleanser for everyday use
Y’all, listen up… you NEED an oil cleanser in your routine. Oil cleansing is a method that balances your face’s oil production, while also healing acne and leaving your face super moisturized. Cleansing your skin with an oil is much more gentle as it does its job without typical drying and irritation. This cleanser can be used on all skin types and can be used every day. With just a couple pumps massaged gently into your face, it removes all the dirt your face collects and replenishes the healthy stuff. You can say goodbye to makeup wipes because it doubles as a makeup remover! How cool is that? As a makeup remover it cuts waste since you won’t have any wipes to throw away when you are done. Our skin care routines shouldn’t make us feel guilty about what we leave behind.
2. A light everyday wear moisturizer
When searching for the right moisturizer it is important that you check into the ingredients it is made with. There are certain ingredients to look for in a moisturizer that will add the most benefit to your skin without damaging it. One of these essential ingredients is Carrot Extract.
Our bodies naturally convert one of the components of Carrot Extract to Vitamin A, which is responsible for skin cell regeneration.
Hyaluronic Acid is also a good ingredient to look for in a moisturizer as it locks in the moisture to your face, creating a barrier so the moisture doesn’t go away. And of course, none of us want wrinkles, right? So look for something like Chicory Root Extract to help tighten the skin, and restore balance and tranquility. This can also be used on all skin types, but there is a little difference in how often to use it.
If you have oily skin we recommend watching your skin, if it feels too heavy switch to something lighter. For normal to dry skin, you can use this product every day. You may even be able to use it twice a day if you feel like you need it.
3. A Glycolic Acid Cleanser
Simply Cleanse is our face cleanser made with Glycolic Acid. Now let us give you the scoop on Glycolic Acid because it is a miraculous ingredient! Glycolic Acid works to make your skin appear to be more soft and smooth by breaking the bonds between the outer layer of dead skin cells and the next skin cell layer. This ingredient can also aid in thickening skin by stimulating collagen growth. Glycolic Acid is used among many faithful believers to prevent aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne. Seriously y’all, this product is great for anyone! People with dry or normal skin may only want to use this product a few times a week to prevent excessive drying, while those with oily skin can use it every day.
4. A Serum for your Skin Goals [ Anti-Aging, Brilliance, or Fighting Breakouts]
Depending on your overall needs will depend on the type of serum you will want in your routine. An Anti-Aging serum is pretty simple, it’s goal is to lessen the aging that everyone’s skin goes through. A common ingredient is Caffeine which reduces inflammation and puffiness while also tightening and brightening the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It is also made with Argireline which actually prevents the muscle movement that leads to wrinkle formation.
We cannot promise to completely rid your face from wrinkles because it is natural for our skin to age as we do, but we can help you feel confident in the skin you’re in.
A Vitamin C Serum uses Vitamin C and Aloe to brighten and even your skin tone. These ingredients work to reverse the damage done to your face from the sun or acne while also hydrating your skin. Say goodbye to acne scars and sun spots because these ingredients will leave your face looking smooth and even.
And finally the Hyaluronic Serum, the holy grail to skincare. It is like a big drink of water, but for your face. We love this serum because it delivers a ton of moisture to your face without that heavy feeling. It softens fine lines, makes the skin firmer, and even protects your skin.
5. A PH Correcting Toner
Toners are a great addition to your skincare because they are so versatile. You can use them alone or with a cleanser. They work to correct the PH of your face before applying moisturizer.
For those of you that do not know, the quality of your skin is reliant on your skin’s acid mantle which is what protects your skin from bacteria, allergens, and pollution.
For your skin to remain balanced, this mantle has to remain balanced, and we have four different kinds of toners to do just that.
The four different toners we have are Hydrating, Balancing, Brightening, and Clarifying. All of these toners include some of the same base ingredients. Allantoin is a natural healer that also softens the newly healed skin. Aloe Extract soothes and moisturizes the skin.
Calendula Extract is an anti-inflammatory ingredient. Witch Hazel Extract contains natural antioxidant properties to protect your skin. Then to customize each toner to different skin types, a few other superstar ingredients are added to make these toners adjustable to any needs.
It’s all a little easier now, isn’t it?
Shopping for skincare shouldn’t be hard, it should be fun.
Hopefully this list of skincare essentials helps you to choose the perfect products for you. And remember, you can always add more products to your routine after you get used to these.
Much love to you and your skincare,
Tracey & Mel