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.

Cult Favorite: Youth to the People Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner

I’m late into the YTTP train but I’m going to talk about their products anyway. And, yes, like many others who came before me, this post is a profession of love.

What really surprised me is the Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner ($38). It’s a vegan exfoliating toner that promises to minimize the appearance of pores, smooth skin texture, and firm the look of the skin using kombucha black tea ferment, tree bark ferment, ginger, lactic acid, glycolic acid, citrus bioflavonoids, and lemon water extract. Unlike the cleanser, this is a sting surprise. Since my skin is not sensitive, I didn’t experience any redness or irritation. I use this three times a week and have noticed how it improved my overall skin health. Compared to other AHA toners that I have, I feel like this offered quicker results. My skin looks plump, firm, and smooth and it feels as good as it looks. So good I’ve gotten compliments.

My first foray into Youth to the People and I’m in love. They are simple, effective, and nice to look at. They are also cruelty-free and vegan.

The Youth to the People Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner was provided by @youthtothepeople. Available at youthtothepeople.com

Cult Favorite: Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser

I’m late into the YTTP train but I’m going to talk about their products anyway. And, yes, like many others who came before me, this post is a profession of love.

I know a lot of people love the Superfood Cleanser ($36) but most of the review I’ve read came from those with dry skin so I was really curious as to how this would work on my oily skin. Well, I love it. It uses kale, spinach, green tea, and alfalfa, to gently cleanse and soothe the skin while providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

First off, it smells so fresh. Feels like it too. It’s like a sweet and joyous good morning greeting to the skin. It has a gel texture but is a little lighter and more watery than the usual gel cleansers I have come across with. It also lathers, which I like. It feels gentle and doesn’t leave a film. It’s just right, honestly.

My first foray into Youth to the People and I’m in love. They are simple, effective, and nice to look at. They are also cruelty-free and vegan.

The Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser was provided by @youthtothepeople. Available at youthtothepeople.com