When shopping for skincare, the options are plentiful. At times it can feel like the market is overflowing with brands. Beauty discovery should not be complicated, which is why we test (someone has to do it), love and recommend brands for their effectiveness, toxic-free ingredients, transparency and innovation. Whether they are indie, luxury, spa, a household name or just starting out, we enjoy exploring the alluring world of skincare. Here is what we found this Autumn!
Retinol products can be tricky. Our advice – start with a gentle formula, apply retinol at night and use sunscreen during the day. If you happen to be a first time retinol user or have sensitive skin, this Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum is for you. We love a good retinol product, and VERSED passed our sensitivity test. It is gentle, yet effective, without being harsh on your skin. Best of all, it is affordable. They even added antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which means you get the glow but not the redness. Sleep and retinol might the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth.
The Skin Prepper
Our obsession with facial sprays is never ending, and right now we are gaga for Fath’s Rose Nectar. The skin-renewing botanical blend does more than just hydrate. It brightens and plumps the skin. No wonder we love spritzing more than twice a day. If you suffer with dry skin rose should be one of your go-to ingredients. Keep this spray in your refrigerator and spray throughout the day for a refreshed and tight feeling. We feel our skin coming back to life after each and every spritz.
Anoit All Over
We resisted as long as we could, but it was the words public hair that got our attention. You have to try Fur Oil. We hate to use the word magic referring to a skincare product because a lot of work went into creating it, but what the heck – it is magic. The multi-purpose oil can be used all over your body, including your face. This is the only oil we use before heading to a spa. It is quick-drying, has a light scent that does not linger, softens skin, and helps you get rid of spiteful ingrown hair. Keep this oil is on hand for feet, cuticles, even split ends.
The Spicy Transformer
Turmeric is a wonder in the kitchen and in skincare. Eminence created an exfoliating treatment so good we keep coming back for more. The mix of turmeric, paprika and kaolin clay brightens, softens and energizes the skin. We love the way it evens out the skin tone. We have said it before and we will say it again – spa skincare is the best! This brand is worth every penny.
Don’t you just love it when you find your new favorite product unexpectedly? Whether on a road trip or week long destination getaway, we make sure to stop by a local apothecary to browse local offerings. We found this Free Flow Rose Quartz Gua Sha tool at Flora Beauty shop in Kingston New York. Facial massage has become a vital part of our skincare routine. It promotes lymphatic drainage, and it even works on headaches.
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must purchase an eye cream. We tried many, and there are only a few that really work. Sahajan Radiance Eye Cream is one of them. This brand pays homage to the ancient science of Ayurveda. It is natural, its efficiency is proven with clinical trials and the packaging allows you to control how much you use. The delicate area of your skin deserves a lightweight cream that brightens and minimizes fine lines.