You guys know by now how passionate I am about my skincare routine. Due to the nature of my job, I am always testing out new products, tweaking my routine here and there to review new stuff for you guys! BUT, I have a few core products that are never not in my routine that I want to share with y’all today! These are 5 products I could not live without in my rouitne…kind of like if I were on a dessert island and could only bring 5 skincare products with me…these would be them.
Side note – it was v hard to narrow it down to 5 because i have several ‘holy grail’ skincare products haha but I did my best!!
5 skincare products I can’t live without
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Vitamin C is essential to every skincare routine IMO. I have tried no less than 10 different vitamin C serums and have 2 or 3 that are my ride or die…and this one by Revision is probably number 1 (because I could tell the biggest difference in my skin with this one). This vitamin C cream will help brighten and even out your skin tone, while also protecting it from environmental factors. I have noticed a significant improvement in dark spots / discoloration from using this vitamin C cream consistently. I know it’s super expensive but it definitely works! AND…if you buy from revision’s website, you can get a free pore purifying clay mask with your purchase which is in my top 3 fave face masks of all time! Just use the code SIMS at checkout.
TBH I never really thought cleansers made that big of a difference, until I found this brightening facial wash by revision. I always just looked for a mild cleanser that would get the job done without irritating my skin. This brightening facial wash though actually has acids in it so it helps to exfoliate and brighten your skin, without drying it out! I have noticed my skin has much more of a healthy glow to it when using this face wash consistently! I would say however to ease into it (if your skin isn’t used to exfoliating products). Start off using it once every other day, and then increase from there. I now use it 2x a day everyday! if you buy from revision’s website, you can get a free pore purifying clay mask with your purchase which is in my top 3 fave face masks of all time! Just use the code SIMS at checkout.
I have never been super loyal to an eye cream until I discovered this one by Sunday Riley! Most eye creams I felt like were more preventative / I couldn't tell a huge difference with them. i LOVE this one though because I can actually see improvement in my dark under eye circles when I use this one consistently. It also helps depuff under your eyes which I definitely need!shop now
I have been using this exfoliating product for probably 9 months now and it's easily one of my fave exfoliators i have ever used. TBH I could tell a difference in my skin after using this for one night - felt like I woke up with my skin glowing! Helps give you a brighter more even skin tone, helps prevent breakouts, while also locking in hydration! I use this every single night!shop now
Not gonna lie to y'all. I did not want to love this product because of the price tag. But I first bought it about a year ago to see what the hype was all about. And y'all the hype is REAL. This is THE MOST effective moisturizer I have ever used because it does SO many things, with one product. This will help with anti-aging (decreasing appearance of AND preventing fine lines and wrinkles), it's super hydrating, helps with dark spots and discoloration, and feels incredible on your skin. I almost didn't include it in this blog post because the price is so crazy BUT if I could only use one moisturizer for the rest of my life...it would be this one!shop now
Okay there are so many other amazing skincare products I wish I could have included in this post haha but really tried to do my best to narrow it down to 5! What are some of your holy grail skincare products? Comment below and lmk!
Thanks for reading!