There’s nothing like a long trip without your favorite beauty products to make you appreciate them even more! When I was packing for Africa, I had to be pretty aware of the weight limit with my bags, which meant one thing: my plethora of product was staying at home. I pared it down to the essentials and crossed my fingers that my skin would cooperate. It managed to survive, but wasn’t nearly as happy as it would have been if I could have packed all of these…
When I started the ‘owned’ series last month I wondered how I’d manage to keep it up, but the more I look around the more I realize there are plenty of favorite products and purchases around the house that I’m dying to share with you. Beauty has never been my strongest point, but I’ve been lucky enough to be able to test out many products and these ones have stuck with me!
For gentle cleansing in the morning, I love this ultra-gentle face wash from Harman London. Most of you are probably familiar with Cetaphil? It feels similar, but like it’s actually getting the dirt off. For my everyday wash, I’ve used Origins Checks and Balances forever, and will probably continue to do so until the end of time. A more recent acquisition, I’ve been loving the Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser when I need a little more oomph in my cleansing routine. And, maybe once a week, I indulge in another product that I’ve used forever, Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion for some serious scrubbing.
Some extras that I’d highly recommend are Nude’s Cellular Renewal Serum, which is currently being redeveloped and I am dying because I’m almost out of it and I might cry if I can’t get my hands on more soon! Whenever I get back from a trip, I slather this stuff all over my dehydrated damaged skin, and my face is instantly happy. Another goodie that I can’t live without is the Brightening Mask from June Jacobs. If you’re not familiar with this line, I highly recommend checking it out! And last, but certainly not least, my favorite simple sunscreen from Kiehl’s. You better believe this came to Africa with me!
You’ll notice that this list is totally lacking in moisturizers. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect day and night cream. Any recommendations?