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I have been told many times that I don’t look my age. I would say up until my late 30’s I was always getting carded. When people comment on my great skin I say “Thank you.” Mentally I’m thinking I really owe it to genetics. My parents have equally beautiful skin and don’t look their age.

I really don’t do much to take care of my skin. If I am honest sometimes I treat my skin like crap and don’t even take off my makeup at the end of the day every time (I know I know)

But when I am doing the right thing I have found a few products that I repurchased in the past 3 years.

Skin care 1

Left to Right: Cotton Squares, Ponds Dry Skin Cream, L’Oreal Revitalift Cleanser, Garnier Micellar Water

 

L’Oreal Revitalift Cleanser I was on the hunt for this cleanser after reading an article that this cleanser was an Olivia Munn staple. I like that it lathers well and you only need a small amount for your whole face. Leaves my skin feeling soft, never tight. $6 well spent on a whim.

Ponds Dry Skin Cream I have used this cream on and off since I was a teenager. It is a no-frills basic moisturizer that does what I need. No matter what size jar you buy it seems to last forever. At $8 it’s a great value.

Garnier Micellar Water This is my FAVORITE makeup remover. I don’t wear waterproof eye makeup but I know that they have a version for waterproof makeup. At $7 this water is easy to use and works better than my beloved Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes. I save those to use when I travel 🙂

Cotton Squares  These Walgreens brand cotton squares are my FAVORITE to use with the micellar water. I have tried others, like the Shiseido ones and I wasn’t impressed. The Walgreens ones don’t fall apart and I can use both sides. So that 100 count for $6 will last.

Skin care 2

Left to right: Algenist Sublime Defense SPF 50, Farsali Rose Gold Elixir, Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

Algenist Sublime Defense SPF 50 This is my HOLY GRAIL sunscreen for my face. As long as it is made I will be buying. I wear it all year round. It is lightweight and moisturizing. Works amazing under foundation and powder. I usually buy the 1oz for $28. Because it is so fluid a small amount spreads easily all over your face.

Farsali Rose Gold Elixir 24K Gold Infused Beauty Oil Sometimes if I don’t feel like using the Pond’s I will reach for a face oil. I’ve used Josie Maran Argan Oil but sometimes I feel like it just sits on my face. With Farsali the oil sinks into my skin leaving a soft dewy, glow. At $54 for 1oz I love it but not every day, lol

Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30  Wearing sunscreen daily is important. So many people don’t. When I heard about this sunscreen that was “made by women of color for people of color, because we get sunburned too”. And many sunscreens on the market will leave an ashy, grey cast. This sunscreen will dry clear on your skin. It isn’t greasy or drying. It is a comfortable sunscreen at a pretty good price point, $18.

What are some of your skincare favorites?

Until next time,

xo