Best Beauty Gifts 2021
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My Favorite Beauty Products
If you walked into my bathroom right now, you would see every one of these items.
I love skin care and I'm always researching new products, lotions and potions. Like everything else in my life, I like solid studies behind any product I'm going to use on my face and I have a few beauty professionals I follow and trust.
I hope you love these as much as I do!
Best Beauty Gifts 2021
1. Tinted SPF: https://amzn.to/3E3mUP2
I use sunscreen EVERYDAY and this tinted moisturizing sunscreen is a blessing! It protects my face, doesn't give me that chalky white glow that sunscreen is known for, and it replaces foundation for me on most days. Light coverage, great protection!
2. Microneedle Pen: https://amzn.to/3raSlTY
Microneedling has become a huge part of my routine. While microneedling at home can be safe, IT CAN ALSO BE UNSAFE if you don't take the time to understand your skin and how it works. Don't eff around with your face! Be responsible and do your research if you are interested in doing this at home- if that feels like more than you want to deal with, then go to the spa to have it done safely.
The Dr. Pen A6 Ultima kit will help you achieve your skin goals by assisting in skin's exfoliation; smoother, luminous skin is on the way!
3. C Serum: https://amzn.to/3CQotOH
Improves the appearance of dark spots, while brightening skin's complexion. Formulated with the same exact ingredients as SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic but with 20% pure L-Ascorbic acid making it more effective at a fraction of the cost.
4. Oil Cleanser: Purchase at Ulta here.
I LOVE this cleanser! Because I wear sunscreen everyday I need an extra layer of cleansing to break down the sunscreen and makeup. I do what's referred to as a double cleanse. I use this oil-based cleanser first, to break down the layers, then I use a mild cleanser to wash it all away leaving my face super clean and smooth.
A lightweight nourishing blend of oil, infused with a hint of vanilla, that works quickly to melt away the most stubborn makeup and dirt while keeping your skin soft and smooth.
5. Conair Lighted Makeup Mirror: https://amzn.to/3nP7eZW
Best mirror I've ever had! When my last one finally died I ordered a different mirror to replace it. Boy, did I regret that! This mirror is bright, big, and touch-controlled! I won't be without it again!
This double sided, lighted vanity mirror is 8.5" in diameter, has a 5' cord, 30W incandescent bulb, a provides a fog free, glare free reflection; Perfect for makeup and grooming.
6. Turbie Twist Hair Towel: https://amzn.to/3xpw2uy
I have a million of these and use them everyday!
Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel Wrap for Women and Men | 4 Pack | Quick Dry Turban for Drying Curly, Long & Thick Hair (Pink, Purple, Blue, Aqua)
7. Tweezerman Tweezers: https://amzn.to/30Zshji
Allure 'Best of Beauty' winner every year since 2001. Perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips close evenly and firmly to remove hair from the root.
8. Olaplex 3 Hair Perfector: https://amzn.to/2ZpAw7V
A groundbreaking at-home treatment that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel.
9. Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel: https://amzn.to/3CRGmNg
Nothing makes my skin feel more amazing than this! I use it in my morning routine AND my evening routine!
The skin plumping gel cream combines the skin perfecting power of an anti aging serum and the intense hydration of a moisturizer. Its high concentration of super Hyaluronic Acid saturates skin with long-lasting moisture helping to plump fine lines and wrinkles so your skin stays younger, longer. A true anti aging staple.
10. Lolita Lempicka Perfume: https://amzn.to/3cTaOMi
Discover a true classic with Lolita Lempicka Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 3.4 oz.
About 3 or 4 years ago I started noticing my skin was aging faster than I was comfortable with.
I spent all of my late teens, 20s, 30s & 40s either in the tanning bed or the sunshine. And in my late 40s all that sun damage they warn you about was out in full force.
When I started my podcast and had to get in front of the camera again, I was painfully aware of how bad I had been to my skin.
Later that same year I had a small growth pop up next to my eye and, although it was benign, it is often considered pre-cancerous.
That was the last straw.
I stopped tanning and started learning how to care for my skin properly. I didn't go on an anti-aging campaign, I went on a damage control campaign.
My poor skin was so dry and speckled with dark spots from all the years of bathing in the sun. No one else could see the damage, light makeup would easily cover it, but I wanted to rejuvenate and nourish my skin.
I found a few pros on YouTube that I trust and I started building a skin care regimen for myself.
In the last few years I have easily taken years off my face with consistent use of quality products and drinking plenty of water.
I do one or two chemical peels at home each year, I have a regular microneedling protocol that I do at home, and I do my own facials from time to time.
I only use things that have solid research to back up their efficacy, and I don't use any super expensive products.
If you listen to my podcast you know I have been on a journey of wellness in the recent years. And all of that began with skin care. Not only wanting to reverse the damage I did, but also in hopes that I can avoid skin cancer in my future by taking healthy conscious action now.
I hope you try some of these products and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!