Let’s face it, hunting for the right beauty and skincare products isn’t an ideal scenario for most of us. What makes it even more challenging is a myriad of brands introducing a plethora of new products into the beauty world every other day. If you are struggling with the daunting task of deciding which products are worthy of investing your money on, fret not. I have got you covered!
I have compiled a list of the most positively reviewed and recommended beauty and skincare products to help you embark on your journey to beautifying yourself. So, let’s cut to the chase!
1. Vitamin C Facial Cleanser by Insta Natural
It’s a no brainer that an effective cleanser is a key to keeping your skin clear of dirt, sebum, bacteria, makeup residue, and toxins that accumulate into your pores on a daily basis, especially now! My recommendation for a cleanser is Insta Natural Vitamin C Cleanser. This cleanser is among the top-rated products on various online stores, and for the right reasons. Whether your concern is oily and acne-prone skin, signs of aging, enlarged pores, or dry, sensitive, or inflamed skin, this is your one-stop-shop gel face wash to cure all these pesky skin problems.
The formula contains a botanical blend of sugar cane extract, coconut water, green tea extract, and aloe vera to provide you radiant complexion with regular use. Since the cleanser is free from synthetic dyes, fragrances, parabens, PEGs, formaldehyde-releasing agents, and all the other toxic preservatives, it’s suitable for all types of skin.
2. Rose Deep Hydration Toner by Fresh
If you’ve been skipping this essential step of skincare routine thinking it is an overkill, think again. Many of us make this mistake, fearing that a toner might over-dry or aggravate the skin. The fact is that a gentle, alcohol-free, and replenishing toner can make a huge difference in the way your skin feels and appears. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner is designed with non-drying botanical ingredients, such as rose powder, rose fruit extract, rosewater, rose oil, angelica leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, and real rose petals, and I love rose scent!
Besides removing residual impurities and reducing the pore size, the toner provides intense hydration that lasts for up to 6 hours. The nourishing rose oil and hyaluronic acid maintains the skin’s optimal moisture level and keep it youthful. In addition, the toner softens the skin and prepares it to absorb nutrients from other products applied afterward. The formula is gentle enough to be used by people with all skin types, even those with sensitive skin.
3. Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer by Drunk Elephant
No matter your skin type or concern, the importance of a good quality moisturizer cannot be denied. This is why, I recommend you to use Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer twice a day to achieve smooth, plump, and hydrated complexion.
The rich and velvety formula of this protein moisturizer is jam-packed with the goodness of growth factors (9 signal peptides), pygmy waterlily extract, soybean folic acid ferment extract, and amino acids. The high concentration of these active ingredients quickly seeps into the skin and works wonders to give instant hydration and nourishment, resulting in firmer, brighter, and smoother skin. The patented mixture of skin-loving compounds minimizes the signs of aging, restores the skin’s pH level, combat oxidative stress, and treats sun damage.
4. Vitamin C Topical Facial Serum by TruSkin
Want to take your skin hydration and nourishment game up a notch? Add a serum with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, or vitamin C to your daily skincare rituals. I suggest TruSkin Vitamin C Facial Serum after reading through countless customer reviews and positive ratings.
The serum has a plant-based formulation with a synergy of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E. The high concentration of these ingredients fight off free radical damage, hyperpigmentation, dehydration, wrinkles, fine lines, and dullness.
The lightweight consistency and microscopic molecules of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E allow the serum to instantly seep into the skin and work on a cellular level. As a result, you’ll achieve youthful skin that glows from within. Just apply 2 to 3 drops of this magic potion twice a day and enjoy flawless skin. The serum can get very expensive, and this is an affordable option!
5. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Primer with Sunscreen
Did you know that sun damage is the leading cause of premature wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, inflammation, and even some types of skin cancers? This is why we need to religiously apply and reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen throughout the day. My pick is this two-in-one
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Primer with Sunscreen. This beauty award winner helps to defend the skin against the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB radiations and free radicals. The formula has SPF 50 Cell-Ox Shield anti-aging technology and uses homosalate, avobenzone, octocrylene, octisalate, and oxybenzone as UV filters. Regular use can help to reverse and inhibit the pesky signs of aging. The blurring action of this oil-free and mattifying primer makes it ideal for everyday use before applying makeup or as the last step in your skincare regimen. The primer is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, lightweight, non-allergenic, water-resistant, and preservative-free.
6. Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask by Dior
Jelly facial masks seem to have taken everyone’s Instagram feed by storm lately. You have probably come across many beauty influencers, celebrities, and skincare enthusiasts raving about these masks. If you’re thinking of giving jelly masks a shot, go for Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask by Dior. The mask provides immediate brightening and refreshing effect in as little as 3 minutes.
The gentle exfoliating formula melts into the skin to allow the ingredients to work effectively. It contains plant-based extracts (sugar cane, blueberry, sugar maple, orange, and lemon), which give it a slight peeling effect while apricot kernel extract works as a mechanical exfoliator. The hydrating gel-based mask sloughs away dead skin cells and provides radiant, youthful, and fresher-looking skin over time to increase your beauty.
7. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream
Digital devices, computers, and the sun all cause us to have dark circles, fine lines, puffiness, and dryness around the delicate eye area. If you’re facing any of these issues, and you are not into botox, Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright Eye Crème is going to be your holy grail. Over 3k reviews on Sephora vouch for the effectiveness of this top-selling eye cream.
The powerful mixture of niacinamide, vitamin C, plant-derived collagen, mastic oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, and sunflower seed oil intensely hydrate, brighten, smoothen out, de-puff, and rejuvenate the under-eye area. Consequently, helping to get rid of discoloration, dullness, crow’s feet, and swelling. What makes it better than mainstream eye creams is its tinted formula that contains special yellow pigment to instantly illuminate the eye area and conceal all the imperfection. Simply apply the cream every AM and PM to reap its amazing skin benefits. My mother has been telling me to use eye cream since I was 17! Yes, 17. I wish I listened to her much earlier in life…
8. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner
Don’t you hate spending a lot of time applying perfect winged eyeliner in the morning that ends up looking smudged and horrible halfway through the day? Well, you are not alone. Luckily, Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner is there to ensure that there is one less thing for you to worry about during your day. I have been using this eyeliner since I learned to apply eyeliner to add the beauty of my eyes.
It’s precise, fine, and soft tip glides on smoothly to allow a neat and sharp application each time. The ultra-rich and smooth formula of the pigment doesn’t transfer, smear, or smudge, and stays in place all day long, making it one of the best long-wear eyeliners in the history of eyeliners. Whether you prefer thin and minimal eyeliner or like to keep it dramatic and bold, this eyeliner will not disappoint you. If you don’t already have it in your vanity, grab one now. You can’t beat this value for the price either.
9. Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder
The super-fine, oil-free, and oil-absorbing formula gives a lasting effect to keep the skin looking smooth, even and oil-free throughout the day. The addition of vitamin E to the powder gives a comfortable application and keeps the skin looking naturally healthy. Since the powder is ultra-lightweight, it doesn’t give a heavy or cakey appearance during the day. It’s free from parabens, phthalates, gluten, sulfates, and sulfites. The loose powder is particularly suitable for women with oily skin or those who prefer a lighter and natural-looking finish.
So, if you’re seeking a powder for a flawless, smooth, and soft appearance, Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder is your best bet.
10. Kerastase Resistance Therapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Masque, 6.8 Ounce
Let’s not forget to show some love and care for our hair while talking about beauty products. I am obsessed with hair masks and have used so many different ones over the years. My hair always needs it! There are numerous elements that can lead to dull, damaged, and dry hair. I highly recommend Kerastase Resistance Therapiste Fiber Quality Renewal Masque to restore hair damage, strengthen frail hair, and bring lackluster hair back to life.
There are so many people addicted to Kerastase products. This treatment is highly effective in repairing hair damage caused by the frequent usage of heating tools and hairstyling or dying products. I saw the impact of it on my hair right away. More importantly, my hairstylist complimented me on the silkiness of my hair when I went to see him, and that’s big!
With everything going on in the world, it is so important for us to take care of ourselves while focusing on our beauty and health. What are some of your favorite beauty products?