Let’s get real, it’s hard to find a skincare routine that works. Over the last few months, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite skincare items including toners, serums, and face masks that work for my moisture-lacking skin consistently, and contributed to my overall healthier, brighter looking skin.
Here’s the before:
Here is the after:
The results: less texture + bumps, brighter skin, minimized pores. There are no filters or editing in either image!
THE PRODUCTS I USED:
1. Vichy Masque Peel Double Éclat
You see results immediately after washing this mask off. You can also see that I ACTUALLY use this mask and this isn’t just an affiliate post! My dull skin looks instantly refreshed after using this mask, I look more awake, and my skin feels smoother and much softer. This mask is a must-buy, which is why it’s #1 on this list!
2. GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment
This mask leaves my face bright, smelling amazing, (like candy. I want to eat it. I’m wearing this mask while typing right now) and as though I’m wearing foundation. I’ve noticed that it lightened any dark spots I had on my face over the last few months, this mask is definitely a must-have too.
3. The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
This serum is amazing, and the best part is that it’s affordable. I have been putting this on nearly every morning for the last month, and my skin feels/looks cleaner, my texture is minimized, and my skin colour looks 10x more even. I’m running out of this product but it’s earned a spot in my skin care regimen, and serums don’t often do it for me.
4. Pixi Overnight Retinol Oil
Pixi went OFF with this one. Ever since I started applying this product every night, (I even bought a bottle for my boyfriend and he’s seen changes to his skin too) I’ve been waking up with more plump, hydrated, smooth, and soothed skin. I love this retinol oil, it’s the first one I’ve tried, but I’m incredibly happy with the results so far. I’d love to try more products from Pixi, I plan on purchasing their Overnight Glow Serum next!
5. Lancôme Hydrating Toner with Rose Water
I’ve been using this toner for 3 months straight now morning and night, it helps wake me up, smells great, deep cleans my face and is perfect prep for my serum application! Effective in keeping your skin clean overall, you just have to remember to use it. I’ve had it sitting around for a year but I just started using it a few months ago, and I’m glad I did!
6. Burt’s Bees Pore Refining Scrub with Salicylic Acid
I just started using this one a few weeks ago, but I’ve already noticed results! This scrub leaves my skin feeling SO clean, I can feel this stuff in every pore just sucking all the gunk out. It’s fantastic. I only use it 3 times a week, but if you have sensitive skin I’d only use it once or twice a week.
7. La Roche-Posay HyaluB5 Serum
This serum is a game changer! I use it morning and evening, it leaves my skin supple, plump, and it’s even helped smooth over some fine lines! It’s definitely helped to replenish moisture in my skin, and it’s not too heavy of a serum either. I bought this with the mask under the same line, but I’ve yet to see results using the mask. (I’ve only used the mask 3 times so far, I can’t review it yet)
Thanks for reading! I’m not a dermatologist, but these products have truly helped my skin out.