Today, we’re talking about my favorite tried and true beauty products. I should start by telling you that no one asked me to review any one of these products, they are just my favorites that have withstood the test of time. It’s hard to find good products that don’t irritate sensitive skin, but here are a few that I’ve found.
1. Cell Food Oxygenating Gel is a total lifesaver for tired looking skin. I love to use it in the morning to perk up my skin, just apply a small amount to your freshly cleansed face and watch the magic happen. It contains all kinds of enzymes, amino acids, electrolytes, and dissolved oxygen. I probably wouldn’t have bought it myself considering the $30.00 price tag, but my sister highly recommended it. So… I gave it a go, and I’ve been using it for a year now with great results. It makes your skin smoother, softer, and it really does reduce the appearance of fine lines (it seems to be especially effective on the fine lines around my eyes).
2. Humphrey’s Witch Hazel is my favorite astringent of all time! It also has cleansing properties, so it’s great for travel and outdoor sports. When we’re in the mountains for days, it keeps my face clean without having to wash it (really it’s the best all around product when you’re roughing it or when you’re at home). When I was a full-time gardener, I noticed no matter what I did, my pores would turn black over the course of the summer from being around dirt all the time. That totally disappeared when I started using witch hazel because it really deep cleans.
They also have witch hazel cleansing pads which are best for when you’re on the go. The bottles tend to leak when they’re turned sideways so they aren’t the best for traveling. I can’t tell you how many times my beauty products had minor explosions when we used to travel back and forth between Kalispell, Montana and Calgary, Alberta.
3. DeVita High Performance Glycolic Acid Blend is a bottled version of my Pineapple Facial. I use this product mostly when we’re traveling and I don’t have fresh pineapple around. It uses fruit acids to sluff away build up of dead skin that will cause your skin to look dull in appearance. At the same time it smoothens, softens, and reduces pore size – Yeah! I’ve found my Pineapple Facial to be the most effective way to exfoliate and keep my skin glowing, but it’s not always convenient, and that’s where DeVita comes in.
4. Argan Oil, I love to use this about once a week as a deep moisturizing Oil Cleansing (for everyday oil cleansing, I use coconut oil). Argan oil is also a wee bit pricey, but I only go through 2 bottles per year, so it averages out. I also love to use it as a high quality ‘eye cream’ of sorts. Just apply a small amount with your ring finger to all the areas where lines appear on your face. For me, I apply extra just under my eyes, a small amount across the top of my forehead, and finally, around the corners of my mouth.
What are your favorite products, and what is your #1 – can’t live without it beauty trick?