Every morning I use the Tula cleanser to wash my face, pat dry and then use the products below. Also, did you know that you’re suppose to apply thin to thick as far as products? For example, apply your serum and then your oils and then your locations to help keep it all in!
Let’s start with the Tula cleanser. I just recently started using their products again. About 2 years ago when I just started blogging they sent me a bottle to try and I feel in love! I purchased my second bottle and around that time was when I wanted to experiment with other products for the sake of sharing it on my blog so I stopped using it. Recently I’ve been looking for a cleanser to add into my routine and Tula popped back into my head.
What does it do? I genuinely love this cleaners because it actually makes your face feel, smell and look clean. The gel consistency suds up like soap and it smells like soap too! I feel like a lot of cleaners now a days try to smell more like a fragrance which i’m not really into. The cleanser is infused with the following to help clean, firm and hydrate your skin.
- Lactic acid naturally cleanses and exfoliates to reveal healthy, radiant looking skin.
- Chicory root is a natural anti-inflammatory prebiotic that helps boost the appearance of firmer skin.
- Turmeric root is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce signs of inflammation.
- Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that help protect from free-radical attack.
- Probiotics hydrate and lock in moisture.
This is the Michael Todd Beauty SonicClear Elite. I use this to wash my face! I will say, it isn’t the most gentle on the skin but I like it that way because it acts as an everyday exfoliator. Another reason I do loving this is because it gets all my makeup off. Also – If I have a spray tan on, I don’t use this.
I started using SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum in the beginning of April. The brand wanted to work together so I told them I would like to try it first and we could go from there. 1 week of using the product and lots of research later, I agreed to partner with them on Vitamin C day – you may remember that post if you follow me on Instagram.
YOU GUYS! This shit is amazing. Warning: it’s ridiculously expensive. We’re talking $166 for this 1 oz bottle. Before you knock it due to price, know that this will probably last you 9+ months. A little goes a long way and you are only suppose to use it in the morning. When I saw that it retails at $166, I was sad because I didn’t think I would buy another bottle. However, then I thought – how am I going to spend that much money on shoes but not that much on my skin and health? So yeah, I’ll be for sure purchasing again.
What does it do? Google before and after results of this product, it’s crazy! It helps protect skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals. It drastically reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles while firming and tightening the skin.
- 15% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid): provides visible anti-aging benefits, brightens skin and helps protect against oxidative stress
- 1% Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol): this pure form of vitamin E neutralizes free radicals and replenishes skin lipids
- 0.5% Ferulic Acid: a plant-based antioxidant, ferulic acid neutralizes free radicals and enhances the antioxidant benefits and stability of vitamins C and E
Funny story with this one. Remember when I basically burnt my face off from trying at home was strips? Yeah so I went into Sephora hoping someone could recommend some type of super hydrating product to use and the sales associate gave me a sample of this. I used it for 4 days morning and night and ended up loving everything about it. It’s smells so good, is so moisturizing and it drys super fast so it’s perfect to apply before your makeup (side note: did you know that you’re suppose to put on a moisturizer right before applying your foundation because I didn’t lol). This is also a great product for sensitive skin. Oh one more thing, I also love that it comes with an applicator! I’ve never seen this before and it magnets to the lid so you don’t loose it. Like what is more annoying than digging your acrylics into a bottle of lotion and getting it stuck all up in your nails? Nothing. This is genius.
What does it do? This one is for all skin types and obviously helps hydrate, dullness, uneven skin texture and loss of firmness and elasticity. The proprietary honey blend and a triple hyaluronic acid complex leaves skin soft, nourished, and plumped with hydration. Golden cupuaçu butter beads melt into skin, releasing long-lasting moisture. YASSSSS.
If I have a full face of makeup on usually I will use a makeup wipe to get mostly everything off before I go in with my cleaner. I don’t have a preference of makeup wipe I just make sure it’s always oil free. After I use the wipe, I will face my face with the Tula Cleanser again.
If ya didn’t know, micellar water is the bomb. It basically acts as another way to take your makeup off. After I wash my face, I take a cotton pad and go over my face and neck with this just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. This is gentile and you don’t have to wash it off. I have noticed that micellar water is pretty generic so I always switch up the brands I use.
What does it do? Gently remove impurities and dissolve make-up with Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 In 1 Cleansing Solution. This ultra-mild, non-rinse, micellar cleanser is suitable for all skin-types, the alcohol-free formula, infused with hibiscus to delicately refine, evens out skin tone as it cleanses in one easy step.
If you purchase anything from this blog post, THIS. IS. IT! You guys, this shit is another level of amazing. It works instantly and makes you so dewy, and also helps even your skin tone. I discovered this the same way I discovered Farmacy’s Honey Drop Lotion. This combo is my absolute favorite for moisture. It does run $65 for 2 oz. but you seriously only need half of a penny size per use and I only use it in the evenings.
What does it do? This powerful serum enriched with 75 percent hyaluronic acid helps keep skin hydrated, attracting up to 1,000 times its weight in water from moisture in the atmosphere. The soothing complex replenishes dehydrated skin with vital nourishment, imparts a look of youthful radiance, and smooths the appearance of fine lines and rough skin texture.
This guy has been promoted to my daily night time routine! I love how fresh it feels and I feel like the CBD really helps any break outs I’m experiencing. I use this at night because it’s thicker & takes longer to dry.
BETTER DAZE AHEAD – What does it do? This cushiony cream is formulated with calming, hemp-derived CBD oil (50mg) and a stress-fighting adaptogen blend of reishi mushroom, purple ginseng, and holy basil to leave skin feeling smooth and comfortable with no greasy residue. It provides intense hydration and helps guard against environmental stress.
The following are products that I use once or twice a week or as needed if my skin needs a pick-me-up!
Not sure about you guys but I really don’t enjoy washing my face. I love the feeling I get after but I’m seriously so lazy lol. This stuff is basically an exfoliate for the lazy girl and I’m here for it. Not to mention that Lauryn Evarts from the Skinny Confidential (blog) swears by these and she is basically the queen of skincare. Surprise, surprise these are pricey BUT they peel pads are so big that you can rip one pack in half and get two uses out of it. They come in little pouches of an exfoliator pad and a hydrate pad. You use both each use. I use this once a week because of the price but some use it three days a week. This stuff really gives you that pick-me-up.
What does it do?Achieve smooth, beautiful skin in two minutes with no recovery time. Dr. Dennis Gross’ iconic renewing peel is an easy and safe at-home version of peels he uses on patients at his NYC practice. Step one is packed with rejuvenating, powerful, yet gentle exfoliating acids. Step two controls the alpha hydroxy acid activity, delivers antiaging actives, nourishes, and keeps skin balanced, smooth, and radiant. Skin immediately looks refreshed and perfectly prepped for a more effective skin care routine. Expect to see improved texture and diminished fine lines with continued use. This universal formula contains a combination of five acids, ideal for first-time peel users and those of all skin types.
Hello, here’s another must have of mine! I’ve been using this stuff for over a year and have shared it many times on social media. I also am happy to say it’s under $15 and it has lasted me for a year! I mix it with apple cider vinegar and apply it as a mask with a brush about two times a month. I recommend starting mixing it with water and work your way up. It leaves your face super red for a few minutes after so don’t be alarmed. It makes your face feel so clean and exfoliated and just amazing. Also – it does burn a little but that’s how you know it’s working. Don’t leave it on too long of it could actually dry your skin out. You never want to leave mud masks on past the point of them fully drying.
Also – I’ve used this mask before to detox my armpits while switching to natural deodorant. I also have used it as a spot treatment for pimples. It’s really amazing for anything but be careful, it’s a bitch to wash off. I usually use a wet towel and put it right in the hamper.
What does it do? It’s made of 100% Calcium Bentonite Clay. I really don’t know the science behind how it works but it cleopatra used it sooooo…
These are products that I am currently testing out! I usually test out a product for 3 weeks before deciding if I like it or not and sharing it with you guys so I’ll keep you updated on these!
I’m sure ya’ll have seen bloggers raving about this under eye balm because I have which made me want to test it out for myself. I don’t typically have a dark circle problem but I get sleepy eyes so easily so I think this will help on early mornings and late nights!
What does it do?
- Gives you immediate cooling, hydration and glow so you look refreshed and energized
- Helps with the look of dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles
- Contains probiotics and superfoods for a truly healthy glow
- Portable, use on-the-go and re-apply throughout the day
- Super easy to use — swipe under & around eyes and on top of cheekbones
I’ve been looking to add a less expensive (compared to the peel pads) exfoliant to my routine once a week so I’m excited to try this one out.
What does it do?
- Gives skin a softer, smoother appearance.
- Reveals a more radiant-looking complexion.
- Deep-cleans pores.
- Contains our signature probiotics so skin is left feeling hydrated and balanced.
Tula just recently launched this primer and I’m most excited to try this! I’m always looking for something lightweight and good for my skin that I can throw on and go. I also have been having an issue with my makeup sweating off so hopefully this helps. Fingers crossed!
What does it do?
- Reduces the appearance of redness and provides a more even-looking skin tone instantly & over time
- Gives skin a “filter-like” finish, without the filter
- Adds an extra layer of hydration to your makeup routine
- Leaves you with the kind of lit-from-within glow that usually comes with a two-week vacay