Hi everyone. Now that we have sunny days ahead, I am sharing some of my current skincare and haircare favorites for this spring/summer season. I have divided this post into two parts due to some products I use in rotation, alternating what my day-to-day skin situation needs.
This warming season, I focus more on skin resurfacing products, pimple treatments and prevention, and some favorite sunscreens.
Glow Recipe Strawberry Smooth BHA + AHA Salicylic Acid Serum – This is my daily exfoliator, and this works well in smoothing the skin texture by sloughing off dead skin cells, thereby revealing a youthful glassy skin glow. I love this product because this does not irritate or overpeel my skin. I can use this to layer with my moisturizer, SPF, and foundation. I also love Glow Recipe’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which can be combined with this product. I will review the Hyaluronic serum for part 2 of this post.
Caudalie Vinopure Natural Salicylic Acid Pore Minimizing Toner – Salicylic acid toners are hard to come by, and I do not know why. Thank goodness for this toner because this works wonders in keeping my skin from being so oily. This product works well in controlling sebum, which prevents pimples from forming. If I do not use this product daily, my skin becomes a hot mess. So, I cannot and will never break up with this product ever.
Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream – I use this as my daily leave-in conditioner or whenever my hair gets very frizzy. This has a very organic smell, and only half of a pea-size amount works wonders on my moody hair. I rely on this product to make me look human, lol, and this is the product that stands in the way of me becoming a modern-day Neanderthal :-). I used to be a big fan of the volumizing mousse from the same brand. My hairstylist loved to put it on my hair, but I got so bummed with the product’s spray cap, which kept breaking, that I just had to let it go.
Glossier Invisible Shield Water-Gel Transparent Sunscreen SPF 35 – I am in the process of finishing up this product, and I love this a lot. I will repurchase this pretty soon. What I love about this is the weightlessness and the fact that this does not leave a white cast on the face. I am so tired of sunscreens that make me look like Kaonashi from Spirited Away :-). This particular sunscreen is just easy on the face. No breakouts, no fuss, no worries, this just works!
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 – I love a lot of Supergoop sunscreens. This particular sunscreen is one of my faves because this is also light and easy on the face. No white cast, no heavy sunscreen scent, and non-sticky. This is my sunscreen of choice whenever I anticipate the sun to be too much for what my skin can handle. I also have the Glowscreen version of this SPF and Vitamin C version which are very comparable and are also very good.
Paula’s Choice Clinical Niacinamide 20% Treatment – I love this product because I love clinical strength niacinamide. This product has one of the highest concentrations of niacinamide out there for the skin. Niacinamide works in combatting pimples the natural way, and it makes the skin glow. I am no longer a retinol user because this does the job for me, plus this gives me a youthful glow without irritating or drying my skin. The only downside is the price point. The higher the niacinamide concentration, the pricier it gets.
Paula’s Choice Pro Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster – Hands up if you are loving Paula’s Choice products like I do. I love the brand’s colorful bottles and high-potent products that genuinely work for the skin. The latest product I love from Paula’s Choice is collagen. I have been crazy about collagen lately. Collagen is necessary for our skin because we lose it gradually as we age. Collagen makes the skin firm, improving our skin’s elasticity and tone with constant use. Collagen is essential to keep a young-looking skin, and I need it like I need water.
This product has a slightly funky scent, but it does not linger. Since using this, my skin looks more toned, and less chin sagging is noticed. P.S. I also love this brand’s 10% Azelaic Acid Booster, which helps control pimples if used alongside the niacinamide treatment mentioned above. The said product does not peel compared to other known azelaic acid products from other brands.
Kate Sommerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream – This a great everyday moisturizer that is so lightweight and will not leave the skin oily. The product keeps the skin moisturized and applies evenly with just a tiny amount. I love this because there is no strong scent, and this gets absorbed by my skin quickly. I recommend this moisturizer for sensitive skin, and this is easy to use during Spring and Summer seasons.
Olehenriksen Walnut Scrub – I am finishing this fantastic facial scrub and am disappointed because Olehenriksen discontinued this amazing product! This scrub may look odd in appearance and texture, but this is sooo exfoliating on the skin. This works in scrubbing off any pore obstruction and exfoliates skin roughness. Why Olehenriksen, why? I will see if the 10% AHA Lemonade Smoothing Scrub from the same brand will be a suitable replacement for this product. Will report to you all in the second part of this post.
That is the first part of my skincare faves this spring/summer season. Please try the products whenever you get a chance because they work for the skin, especially if you have oily pimple-prone skin that needs to be rescued, revitalized, and maintained.
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Have a lovely warm season ahead!