2019 Skincare Favorites

As you know, I love cleansing and these are the new cleanser I’ve added to my favorites.

Sekkisei treatment cleansing oil – I’m usually a balm person but this cleansing oil feels nourishing and gentle on the skin.

Youth to the People superfood cleanser – I love cleansing foams but this is just on a league of its own. it’s watery but foams, it smells great, and it feels so good on the skin.

Then I Met You living cleansing balm and soothing tea cleansing gel – this is just a very nourishing duo. it does the job of cleansing the skin while refreshing and nourishing the skin.

Ole Henriksen phat glow facial – this zaps my blemishes and gives my skin a ridiculous glow the morning after

Korres hydra-biome – this came in at the latter part of the year and I have barely a few months trying this but it’s just so good. It plumps, brightens, and improves my skin overall. Love it. Love it.

Youth to the People 11% AHA exfoliation power toner – this is strong on the skin but it does give stellar results of glowing and clear skin.

Whalmyung skin elixir – my go-to hydrating toner this year

Peach and Lily the good acids pore toner – gentle and good for daily use, this toner doesn’t just brighten the skin. It nourishes them too

Then I Met You birch milk refining toner and the giving essence – if you haven’t noticed I love @charlottejcho for giving me TIMY products this year. This duo are gentle and nourishing but not only that but they also plump and brighten the skin in the long run. I always recommend these for those who have sensitive skin or those who are just building up their skincare routine

Farmacy Beauty very cherry bright – with a heavier texture, I use this brightening serum when my skin is feeling dehydrated

Peach and Lily glass skin serum – this just makes my skin look so damn good

Volition Beauty strawberry-c serum – another brightening serum, this is lightweight and gentle

Caudalie vinopure serum – my go-to serum when my skin is acting up

Korres wild rose spotless serum – yes, I love brightening serums. this one is watery and great before applying makeup

Bliss renew and smooth, glow and hydrate serums – amazed by this. they both have enjoyable texture and for the price, what they do to my skin js more than worth it.

Paula’s Choice power berry serum – a staple in my morning routine

Paula’s Choice antioxidant pore purifier – this just helps when my skin is irritated

Drunk Elephant a-passioni – this made me love retinol. It doesn’t sting, it doesn’t make my face red, and it has improved the overall texture and firmness of my skin

Wander Beauty do not disturb – this has retinoid and I love using this treatment when my skin is feeling dry and dull

Wander Beauty layover – my skin just drinks this in. it light yet so nourishing to the skin

Wander Beauty glow ahead – it calls itself a face oil but it doesn’t feel like it. It’s light and it doesn’t feel oily at all. I use this before applying SPF and makeup and it just a boost of radiance to my skin

First Aid Beauty retinol eye cream – see what I mean by loving retinol this year? I have it for my eyes as well.

Skincare Review: Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

I have been trying a lot of vitamin c serums lately, which I’ve really been enjoying because I love vitamin c. My skin really responds to it and it has helped brighten my skin so much. I never go out of the house without applying a vitamin c serum (and SPF, of course).

The Strawberry-C Brightening Serum ($42) from Volition Beauty is a vegan and cruelty-free serum that promises to brighten, hydrate, reduce excess oil, and minimize the appearance of redness and fine lines using strawberry fruit and seed extract, kakadu plum, hyaluronic acid, and cucumber fruit water.

This serum brightened my skin and gave me a glow but what sets it apart from the other vitamin c serums that I’ve tried is how it also hydrates my skin. I can cleanse, use this, and then go straight to using my SPF. I have oily skin so having a hydrating serum is very important in my routine. I can just support this with a hydrating primer so it lessens my skincare routine in the morning. I also noticed how, after about a month of use, this also helped a bit with the redness on my skin and has left my skin soft. My skin looks more even and plump after using this.

I would recommend this product to those looking for a hydrating and brightening serum that feels nourishing and soothing to the skin.

The Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum was provided by @volitionbeauty . Available at volitionbeauty.com

New In: Volition Beauty Celery Green Cream

In collaboration with five-time Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin, Volition Beauty created the Celery Green Cream to bring the benefits of celery to skincare.

Launching on July 2nd, this vegan moisturizer promises to improve hydration retention, reduce excess oil, fight against free radicals, improve skin texture, and minimize the appearance of pores and inflammation. The face cream is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and it contains celery seed extract, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and extracts or green tea leaf, apple, raspberry, cucumber, and lavender for a purified, smooth, and plump complexion.

First off, I very much enjoy the cooling sensation this provides once massaged onto the skin. It was very soothing after spending some time outdoors. It feels lightweight and gentle on the skin also I still like using this at night. Those who have less oily skin than I do would enjoy using this in the morning as well. I tend to just use serums in the morning so this was assigned as part of my night routine. It has a pudding-like texture that feels watery once applied. It leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated and for the week that I have been using this, it has yet to clog my pores and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy and looking shiny the morning after. It dries matte but leaves the skin looking and feeling plump. My skin has been reacting so well with the celery seed extract so I can’t wait to use this more, especially on the day when I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors.

The Volition Beauty Celery Green Cream was provided by @volitionbeauty. Available for $55 at volitionbeauty.com