I thought it might be nice to have one big blog post that shows all my current favorite skincare products and tools.
I’ve been making my skincare routine a bigger priority over the last 6 years or so (since I turned 30) and I think it shows!
Of course, my skin is by no means perfect and everyone’s skin is so different, so I have no idea if what works for me will work for you. But I love learning about products my friends swear by, so here are some of mine.
Related: Elsie’s Skincare Routine
My skincare (and makeup) routines are mostly natural, but I have a few products here and there that I love but are not as clean as I would prefer.
I’ll try to note those in case having all natural products is super important to you (I get it!). I am also one of those people who will try new products pretty regularly, but I also have tried and true things I buy over and over again.
Cleansers – I try to wash my makeup off every night before bed. Other than always wearing sunscreen, I feel like this is the “secret” to great skin. It’s funny how the simple things + routine are what make the biggest difference over time, right?
Toners – I use a toner every morning and evening before moisturizing. For my skin type, this has been a game changing habit over the last couple of years.
Daytime moisturizers – I love LUSH Skin’s Shangri La Moisturizer. It’s not natural (I wish it didn’t have fragrance added) but I’ve bought it for years and love it.
Another daytime moisturizer I love is One Love Organics Skin Dew. It soaks into my skin rather than feeling like they sit on the surface. I can easily wear it under makeup.
Nighttime moisturizers – After cleansing and toning at night, I use a moisturizer or face oil before bed. I love, love Leahlani Bless Balm. It’s truly worth every penny and lasts a long time.
In truth, Leahlani is one of my all-time favorite natural beauty brands, they have SO many amazing products.
Face oil – If I’m wanting a facial oil, I use a number of different ones and tend to add essential oils to them. My current favorite is Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil and I’ll add a drop of Frankincense or Manuka to it.
Lip Mask – I also like to use this sleeping mask at night—I keep it on my bedside table. It’s one of my favorite nighttime rituals.
Masks – I love spending a little extra time one or two nights a week with a face mask for something a little extra added to my skincare routine.
I usually have just one or two masks at a time and I’ll buy something different once I run out. I tend to lean toward things that help to even skin tones or that, like, burn a little when you have them on. Ha.
But, I also love a moisturizing sheet mask sometimes too. Currently, I have the Bloomeffects Dutch Dirt Mask, which is a little burn-y and also exfoliating.
Tools – There are a few tools I use often and loveI sometimes use my jade roller, especially if my under eyes are puffy.
I use a Tinkle Razor now and again for an at-home (not professional) dermabrasion, which I mostly use to remove hair (sides of my cheeks, upper lip, etc.) and I notice my makeup and other products go on smoother if I do that once in a while.
That might sound like a lot but I don’t use all these products every day. I have more or less a routine that’s really pretty simple, and I tend to rotate favorite products in and out, plus I like to try new things now and again.
Thanks for letting me share! I’d love to hear what your #1 favorite skincare product is—let me know in the comments. xo. Emma