My Ride or Die Skincare Products

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. I get so many questions about what skincare I use, and more specifically what I use to get a natural glow. So clearly this has been a long time coming! I’ve been fortunate enough to test drive a bunch of different brands and the ones I’ve included in this post are my ride or dies.

I’m going to take you through this post as I would during my routine. So let’s start with cleansers!

CLEANSERS

I love L’occitane and VMW to remove my makeup and then I follow that up with the Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser. I’m telling you, you can SEE a different in your skin. Squeaky clean & bright.

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

VMW Hypoallergenics

FACE EXFOLIATORS

As soon as the Dermalogica Thermafoliant hits your skin it heats up, so you can actually feel it cleaning out your pores. I alternate between this & ExfoliKate which is my more frequent exfoliator, leaves my skin super soft and ready for moisturization.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

FACE MOISTURIZERS

Pretty in love with Image Skincare right now. I usually apply the Water Burst and follow it by the Repair Creme. The Water burst is pretty light, and my skin has been super dry lately so I use both. Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior is AHmazing!! Skin definitely feels more plump.

Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Water Burst

Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior

BODY EXFOLIATORS

This step is important, especially in the summer time when you are applying a ton of self tanner. Cane + Austin has Glycolic Acid in it and you can use it on your face as well. Kopari and Indie Lee both leave my skin not only exfoliated but the oils also moisturize.

The Anese duo linked below is strictly for your booty. It’s an exfoliator followed by a mask that plumps & firms that butt!

Cane + Austin Face & Body Retexture Scrub

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub

Indie Lee Citrus Body Scrub

Anese That Booty Tho & Down With the Thickness

BODY CREME

This is my ultimate all time favorite body creme. They say you can see a difference in your skin after 12 days and they’re 110% correct. SO smooth.

Kiehl’s Creme De Corps

SELF TANNER

I’m really into COOLA right now, it’s organic, so no chemicals going into your skin.

COOLA Dry Oil

Coola Anti-Aging Face Serum

SUN PROTECTION

Vive Sana is new to the scene and boasts ingredients such as photo-protective organic botanicals. It also has non-nano, uncoated zinc, which is the safest approved active SPF. On top of shielding your skin from the sun, it repairs sun damage as it occurs, stimulates skin cell repair, improves elasticity, and evens out skin tone.

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is what I used every day when I was in Miami. I prefer SPF 50 (so pale) but they have other options. You’d think that such a high SPF would be extremely thick but it was SO light and not sticky at all.

Vive Sana

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena Sunscreen IN GENERAL

FACE MASKS

I live for Patchology, I use their eye gels every day. All their masks take just 5 minutes, so it’s great for your busy on-the-go schedule.

Patchology Flashmasque

Patchology Eye Patches for Day & Night

EYE CREAMS

Belif is ultra moisturizing, like I said before I have a problem with dry skin and not only is this moisturizing but it smoothes fine lines. Your eye area is the first to develop those.

Belif Moisturizing Eye Balm

LIP BALM

Can’t say enough good things about this lip complex. I’ve never come across a lip product so hydrating and it also plumps without the sting.

Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex

SERUMS & TREATMENTS

Both Sunday Riley and Image Skincare give you an instant glow on clean natural skin. I’d been hearing so many good things about Sunday Riley and tried Good Genes on a friend’s recommend. My skin is a little sensitive so I use it every other day but have been seeing a noticeable increase in brightness & smoothness.

Image I apply before my two moisturizers (see moisturizer section). The serum brightens with hydrating Vitamin C. I use Perricone Cold Plasma for it’s anti-aging benefits. It firms the skin & reduces lines, discoloration & sagging.

Sunday Riley Good Genes

Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

Perricone MD Cold Plasma Face

OILS

Facial Oils are very trendy right now. They are highly concentrated products, to get the same amount of nourishment from a creme you’d have to apply 5x the dose.

Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil

Votary Super Seed Facial Oil

GET GLOWING

Ugh! I love this section! I mix Peter Thomas Roth with my foundation or just apply it on it’s own before I put makeup on. It gives you an all over natural glow. On the contrary, Skin Fx is for after makeup application, just spray all over your face.

The Ipanema Oil is for you body, it doesn’t transfer to your clothes and gives you a shimmery bronzy dewy glow where ever applied. (not a self tanner)

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream

Skin Fx Illuminating Setting Spray

Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil

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