1. Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash
Growing up, I have always had the hardest time dealing with my skin. Whether it was acne, dry skin, oily skin, and even occasional psoriasis outbreaks; you could say my skin was problematic. I lived at the dermatologist since puberty. I have tried everything topical from Benzoyl Perozide to Retin-A and even oral contraceptives and antibiotics. After years of treatments, my skin had finally calmed down by my late teens, though I still have my occasional breakout and there is ALWAYS that one lingering zit. Years of acne left me with pigmentation spots, light scarring, and sensitivity.
I have always been bouncing around from product to product hoping that the next bottle of cleanser will solve my problems. However, it wasn’t till this year during a major stress breakout that I was recommended this amazing product. LIFESAVER IN A BOTTLE. I never thought I would find the day where I was introduced to a cleanser that was gentle enough yet gave me that deep-clean feeling, while fought acne, cleared up pigmentation spots, and evened my skin tone.
I now have been using this face wash twice a day since May and have not had one side effect. I recommend this product to people of all skin types that suffer from mild to severe acne, with the application of a proper face lotion. One that I love love love is…
2. PUR Cosmetics M.M.C. Antioxidant/Anti-Aging Moisture Complex
Now, you might be thinking that anti-aging isn’t for you, which is something I was also confused about when I was recommended this product. Turns out, most of the time this is just to imply that there is a mixture of ingredients that fight the effects of aging. These usually are just collagen and antioxidant additives that help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while tightening skin, fighting environmental damage and free radicals on the skins surface.
YOU WANT THIS IN YOUR DAILY FACIAL MOISTURIZER. Whether you are in your early 20s, 30s, 40s, and so on. The earlier the better. Keep your skin healthy and glowing for a lifetime by making sure these ingredients are on your moisturizers. I love this product in particular because it is light on my skin and does not leave any residue while also leaving my skin feeling fresh and vibrant.
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo
You will not catch me out of the house without this product filling in my brows. All of my eyebrow compliments are owed to this amazing product. If you are like me and have patchy eyebrows that take forever to grow in, you must try this. I also just discovered that if you wet your eyebrow powder applicator brush, it turns the brown to a dark brown/black color.
4. PUR Cosmetics 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation
PUR Cosmetics does it again. I FINALLY found a liquid foundation for my skin type, it only took my whole life, NO BIG DEAL. Just like the moisturizer, this product is light on my skin yet actually covers every imperfection, big or small. I have tried almost every brand of foundations and let me tell you, this is unlike any other. Biggest achievement for this product is that it didn’t make me break out.
And on top of that, it has SPF and lasts all day and all night. It has lasted through long hours at school and work and even late nights out. Not even going to lie, I have worn this to the beach before, and it STAYED ON. I recommend this to everyone of all skin types. I have found that it is best applied by pumping a pea sized amount on the back of my hand and dabbing it with my flat head kabuki brush and applying it by lightly and quickly patting the brush all over my face.
5. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
Last on my list, and it was hard to choose considering there are so many great products out there that I have experimented with, but I believe this one is worth sharing with people of all skin types. You can literally feel the impurities being lifted from the skin as this mask tingles and pulls on your face.
Great for breakouts or “just because”. Add apple cider vinegar to make it even more potent or to tackle breakouts. Sometimes I will also put on a deep sea mud mask after using this product for its calming effect as the apple cider vinegar can cause redness. Great product overall!