I’ll admit, when it comes to skincare I splash out far more than I need to. I get skincare (or so I like to think). I’ve only worn makeup consistently for a few years, but skincare it my comfort zone. There’s also the obvious self-care element to it that I love.
1. Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask I first tried this mask last year in a Sephora value set. The thing I instantly loved was the fact that although this is a purifying clay mask, it didn’t dry out my skin. Amazing! Not even sure how Fresh managed to make a clay mask that isn’t drying, but I’ll take it!
2. Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask I was skeptical when i saw this mask in the Sephora value set last year. How could a mask be comforting? Sure, if its hydrating its going to feel nice. But comforting? Let me tell you, the name is accurate. When i put this on my face my skin feels so soothed. If I’m having a breakout, or have been in the sun too much, this mask is my go-to.
3. Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask I saw this mask in a recent video from The Anna Edit. I’ve never tried anything from Kiehl’s, and my skin in starting to show signs of aging, so a mask with “firming” in the name gets my attention. There’s also a decent amount (3.4oz) in the jar for a high-end mask.
4. Herbivore Citrine Glowing Hydration Body Oil I like a nice dry oil. My favorite is Nuxe’s Huile Proddigieuse. But at 30ish dollars for less than 2 ounces its a bit expensive (also hard to find in the USA). This seems like a good alternative, and is also a local brand!
5. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask First Aid Beauty is one of my go-to skincare brands. I’ve used their Ultra Repair Cream for a few years. It was the only cream I used when I was on Accutane. So gentle! One of the main ingredients in this mask is colloidal oatmeal, which is soothing to dry skin.
6. Caudalie Body Perfecting Duo Is there anything to say about this brand that hasn’t been said already? Wonderful, plant derived ingredients that actually work and scents that aren’t overpowering, this set has been on my radar for a while. At $35 this is also a good deal when the scrub alone usually costs $38.
7. Sephora Favorites Power of the Petal Sephora skincare sets are one of my favorite things to buy. You get to try a bunch of different products without paying the full price for the regular sizes. Talk about a money saver. This particular set is valued at $124 and costs $38.
8. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist Having dry skin, no matter want kind of foundation I use, or how lightly I powered, at some point during the day my skin starts to look dehydrated. I like that this face mist doesn’t have alcohol like a lot of face mists and smells lovely.
9. Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Clinique is just an overall great skincare brand. An oldie, but a goodie. I have this in the eye cream and like how thick and easily spreadable it is. Not sure if it will live up to the 72-hour claim with my dry skin, but I’d take 24 hours!
10. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Another face mist, so sue me. Hoping this lives up to the moisture surge range’s claims. Also nice to see a spray that is fragrance-free.
11. Fresh Rose Hydration Hotshots I have the Fresh Sugar Face Polish and really like it. I’ve been wanting to try the rose line for a while, and this set has a lot of the products I want to try from the line (toner, masks, moisturizer). If I’m not mistaken this set has sold out once already (at least I couldn’t find it yesterday), so I’d jump on it if you want it.
12. Tatcha Bestsellers Set Tatcha is another brand that has been on my radar. The water cream and rice power are practically cult products on their own, but I’m also interested to see how their cleansing oil and dewy skin mist compare to other oils and mists.