I have to confess, I don’t always buy the same skincare products over and over. Often when I come to the end of a bottle I decide to try something new. I guess this is because there are so many skincare products to choose from and it’s fun to mix up my regular skincare routine. Here are the basics I use and a few recent products I’ve tried!
Gentle Face Wash
A simple face wash is a must have. I prefer a cleanser that’s not too strong and free of alcohol and other drying ingredients. I also like those gently exfoliating particles that provide a little texture in a face wash. I’ve tried lots of face wash products and the best formulas are natural and leave my face feeling refreshed.
Once my face is cleansed, I apply a light moisturizer. My combination skin is best suited for products that aren’t oily or heavy. I also want my moisturizer to feel refreshing rather than greasy because I apply it every morning and evening. If products are too oily they give my face a shine or cause my skin to break out.
Yep, I still get blemishes as an adult. Why was I never told to expect this? I’ve used several blemish control products that target problem areas without drying out the surrounding skin. The latest blemish control product I’ve used makes my skin feel minty (see below!)
Toner is an optional bonus for my skincare routine but it’s so refreshing to spray a light toner on my face after a hot day. A natural toner can also combat against dry skin and even out skin tone.
Botanical Skincare Solutions
I’ve been impressed by several skincare products that I’ve tried recently. SkinKick natural skincare helps clear your skin of blemishes and breakouts. The face wash and blemish relief is formulated with plant extracts, healthy nutrients, vitamins and omegas. These skincare products are also toxin free, fragrance free, sulfate free, paraben free and scientifically developed to produce results.
I’ve been using the SkinKick face wash for several weeks. A little goes a long way — I usually get my face wet, rub on a dime-sized amount of the cleanser and rinse it off. The face wash smells citrusy and has exfoliating beads that gently remove dirt and oil, leaving my skin feeling refreshed! SkinKick face wash contains 99% natural ingredients including ground coconut shell, aloe, green tea extract, caviar, apple, grapefruit, cucumber and mandarin orange.
After I wash my face, I apply the SkinKick blemish relief to specific areas that are prone to breakouts, typically on my chin or between my eyebrows. The blemish relief is a pump bottle that produces a minty lotion. My experience with the blemish relief is that it soothes breakouts and minimizes redness without drying out my skin; it also leaves my skin feeling minty and slightly tingly!
SkinKick blemish relief lotion uses BeautySkin™ technology that acts like a second skin, protecting from contaminating substances while keeping botanicals in contact with the skin to enhance blemish relief and skin renewal. It’s made from 99% natural ingredients including cat’s claw extract, dragon’s blood resin (type of herb), black willow bark extract, tea tree oil, acai, andiroba, camu-camu, copaiba, pequi oil and passion fruit.
After cleansing my face, I like to apply toner and serum to combat aging and smooth fine lines.
Scandic Skincare is a Swedish luxury skincare line that blends ancient Scandinavian botanical knowledge with cutting edge skincare science to rescue your skin from aggressors and nurse it back to ideal health and beauty. I’ve been using the Ung/Young Line Smoothing Serum and Ren/Pure Pre-Serum this summer.
Ung/Young Line Smoothing Serum helps to restore, firm and revitalize all skin types, even sensitive skin. The power of four potent peptides provides immediate and long-term firming and reduction of wrinkles. It also provides the naturally soothing effects of chamomile, lavender and orange peel oils, along with a plethora of botanicals to nourish the skin back to health and youthfulness.
Scandic Skincare’s Ren/Pure Pre-Serum is a refreshing way to hydrate, protect and firm my skin. “Ren” has a heavy water molecular footprint, deuterium oxide, which delivers a deep replenishment of water. This pre-serum seals the skin’s barrier and helps retain precious moisture. The botanical ingredients honey, plantain leaf extract, and chamomile and starflower extracts provide powerful hydration, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties; working to calm, reduce redness and gently exfoliate.
You can easily take care of your skin by choosing a few basic products and using them daily. It’s helpful to know there are many useful options for problem solving and maintaining healthy and youthful skin.
Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.