July Favorites - Skin Care!

I’ve been slightly obsessed with finding a new skin care routine for the past month. I’ve found some really great products, so this month’s favorites will be all skin care! My favorites this month far and away are from Ole Henriksen. I’d love to hear what’s on your favorites list this month!

clinique-makeup-removal-balm-cleansers

makeup remover and cleansers

I’ve found my holy grail makeup remover in Clinique’s Take the Day off Cleansing Balm! It removes spf, long wearing foundation and stubborn eye makeup easily. For cleansing after my makeup removal, I have been using Ageless Derma Glycolic Anti Aging cleanser, Own rejuvenating cleanser and REN micro polish cleanser.

toners

toners

My favorite toners are Thayer’s alcohol free rose petal witch hazel and Clarins Chamomile toning lotion.

treatments

treatments

I am obsessed with REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask and Ole Henriksen’s enlighten me skin tone corrector! Both have given me a noticeably brighter complexion.

serums

serums

Serums are my favorite part! I’ve found each of these to be soothing and beneficial to my skin. I use NOW Rose Hip
Seed oil (see my post on the benefits of Rose hip HERE), Own Renewing firming silk concentrate, and the best serum I’ve ever used Ole Henriksen’s pure truth activating oil.

moisturizer

moisturizer

I’ve been using Own refining moisture night cream for months and love its gentle formula. Ole Henriksen’s sheer transformation moisturizer is a new obsession. I’ve been using it during the day under my makeup. It sinks in immediately and creates a beautiful semi matte canvas for my foundation.

What are your favorites this month? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

xo Amber

Summer Skin Care Favorites - Currently Loving

I’m currently re vamping my skin care routine. These aren’t all the products that I am using, but I wanted to share a few of the stand out products I’ve come across recently!

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm - This is a fabulous balm that melts as soon as it hits your skin. It makes fast and easy work of getting off stubborn eye makeup, spf and long wearing foundation. I LOVE this as my first step in the evening before I cleanse.

After cleansing, I have been using Rose Water alchohol free witch hazel for ages, and now I’m switching it up a bit. I have been using the Clairins Toning Lotion with Chamomile. It’s very gentle and slightly hydrating.

As a next step, I have fallen hard for Ole Henriksen’s Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil. It contains vitamins a and c, and omega 3-6-9. I love to do a nice facial massage with this. It hasn’t upset or broken out my sensitive and break out prone skin. I can’t wait to try more from Ole Henriksen!

Ren and Ole Henriksen skin care

Ren and Ole Henriksen

About once a week, I have been using Ren’s Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. This is an interesting product. It’s gotten some rave reviews in the blogging world, and I was anxious to try. My skin loves acids (except for salicylic) and Ren’s mask contains lactic, glycolic, tartaric and citric fruit acids. It also leaves out all the bad for your skin junk ingredients. I have seen some smoothing of my skin and lightening of my scarring.

I have to mention that the Ren mask smells AMAZING. It’s the texture (and scent) of apricot preserves. It does warm my skin, but there’s no burning from this acid mask!

My skin is always a work in progress. I think a few of the products I have mentioned are going to become HG skin care items for me! I love to talk skin, so let me know what you love in the comments!

xo Amber