Skincare is something I take very seriously. It’s a big part of my self-care, every morning and night, and I appreciate how it supports both my skin and confidence. Having the kind of job I do where my face is so visible all the time also makes staying on top of my skincare important. I’ve tried a lot of products through the years, and over time, learned which ones are truly the best of the best! These are my top five holy grail skincare products I always come back to.
Vitamin C serums are truly magical, especially the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum. After only two weeks, I noticed my skin was brighter, smoother, and softer. Not to mention, I love how plump and glowy it’s made my skin! I really think it’s one of the most effective vitamin C serums out there. A little goes a long way – all you need is to press one drop into your forehead and each cheek.
I will always highly recommend the SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense because of the impact it had on my skin in 2018. After suffering from major breakouts where nothing else worked, I finally gave this a try. It cleared my adult acne in two weeks! Truly one of my holy grail skincare products. Back then, I applied it every night. Now, I use it every other night or every two nights depending on how my skin is feeling. Just apply one drop on each cheek and another split between your t-zone area, then you can rub and press it into the skin for maximum absorption.
The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is incredibly hydrating while also being lightweight and fast absorbing, which means it doesn’t feel at all oily. I love how in addition to moisturizing, it strengthens your skin barrier at the same time. You really don’t need a lot, so I always end up using whatever’s leftover on my hands.
Even though cleanser spends a minimal amount of time on your skin, it’s also so important because it creates a clean foundation for the rest of your products. The SkinCeuticals LHA Cleanser does a thorough job of cleansing your skin without stripping it, making it ideal for acne-prone skin. I love the cool, tingly feeling because I know it’s working hard! Plus, its exfoliating properties brighten your face and help reduce signs of aging.
I know I’m a broken record, but remember to never, ever use makeup wipes to remove your makeup. They just wipe it around your face and keep your pores dirty and clogged! I consider the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm to be one of my holy grail skincare products because it melts the makeup off your face while also being very nourishing and hydrating. Make sure when you’re applying to put it on a dry face, cover your eyes last, and lather your face with warm water.