Skin care is something I just recently started taking more seriously these past few years. While in college, all I used on my face was eye makeup remover and a drugstore moisturizer. (I know, embarrassing!) Somehow, I rarely got any acne and to be honest, spending the extra money on quality skincare products wasn’t an option as a broke college student.
Fast forward to the last two years, I now realize how important it is to make quality skincare products a priority as youthful skin doesn’t last forever. Although everyone has different battles with their skin, today I’m excited to share with you my six favorite products that work best for my personal battle with dry skin and uneven complexion.
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BOTANICS Toning Spritz
I just recently became a sucker for toner and love how this Rosewater Spritz makes my face feel every morning after 2-3 sprays. Toner removes impurities and tightens the pores, while leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This rosewater spritz is only $11 and yes, botanically based!
FIG + YARROW Argan Facial Serum
This is another plant-based, yet affordable product that works so well and makes my face feel so soft. This Argan Facial Serum is only $23 and lasts a long time for being as little as it is. I just started using serum last year and wish I would have started earlier. Serum is one of the most important products to use on your face. It moisturizes all layers of skin and is essential for keeping skin youthful and protected.
After attending an Arbonne party last year, I soon switched to all botanically based skincare products and cannot believe the difference it has made in my skin complexion. In case you’ve never heard of Arbonne, it’s a vegan certified, health and wellness company that sells skincare, beauty and nutrition products. Arbonne also abides by European standards, which are the strictest global standards out there. Unfortunately the United States gets away with using a lot of nasty ingredients in their products, that are actually banned in Europe! Isn’t that crazy? And to think we put these products on our skin which soaks into our bloodstream within seconds…
Although I don’t use all Arbonne because it does get pricey and there are tons of GREAT plant-based skincare products on the market, I have found that these four Arbonne products will always be a priority in my budget:
ARBONNE Re9 Smoothing Facial Cleanser
The Smoothing Facial Cleanser was the first product I ever tried from Arbonne, and I instantly fell in love with how silky it made my face feel. The smallest amount is able to remove impurities while leaving your face feel so soft and hydrated. It also has a refreshing citrus smell that I love!
ARBONNE Re9 Corrective Eye Crème
I don’t have bags under my eyes unless I’m lacking sleep, but I do get those dark circles no matter how many hours I get at night. About a year ago, I purchased this little bottle of Corrective Eye Crème excited to try it out and see what happened. After a week or so, I was shocked at how much the skin around my eyes tightened and brightened. My mom also uses this and was able to get rid of a dry patch she had for years. This eye crème actually has caffeine in it which helps get rid of puffiness and dark circles.
ARBONNE Re9 Extra Moisture Restorative Day Crème
As seen in my pictures, I currently have two of the Restorative Day Crèmes. The lighter bottle is the new Re9 Advanced Restorative Day Crème which is in Arbonne’s new reformulated advanced line. The Restorative Day Crème is amazing for locking in hydration and not letting your face dry out! Arbonne has a basic moisturizer and an extra moisturizer crème. I choose the Extra Moisture Restorative Crème just because it’s the same price and my skin tends to get more dry in the winter months.
ARBONNE Re9 Night Repair Crème
Saving the best for last! My favorite product that I use on my skin is Arbonne’s Night Repair Crème. Anyone who has used this product will agree that you can use the smallest amount before bed and wake up with the most soft, velvety (is that a word?) skin. If there is any product on the market that I have no problem splurging on, it’s this. The night crème replenishes your skin, making your face feel softer, yet firmer right after your first use. It also helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles along with the rest of the RE9 Line products! I know it’s got a big price tag, but I promise it’s so worth the purchase!
What are some of your favorite skincare products and brands?
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Botanics Toning Rosewater Spritz // Fig + Yarrow Argan Facial Serum // Arbonne Smoothing Facial Cleanser // Arbonne Corrective Eye Crème // Arbonne Advanced Restorative Day Crème // Arbonne Extra Moisture Restorative Day Crème // Arbonne Night Repair Crème
Photoshoot Location: The Clubhouse at The Trestle Building
Photographer: Emma Tembreull