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Goodbye Summer Favorites
Saying goodbye to summer 2020 with a highlight reel of all the products that were a huge part of my skincare routine this season. ⠀ 🐚 @summerfridays jet lag mask SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask 🐚 @youthtothepeople adaptogen soothe + hydrate activated mist YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha 🐚 @saturday_skin waterfall glacier water cream SATURDAY SKIN - Waterfall Glacier Water Cream 🐚 @isleofparadise tanning drops ISLE OF PARADISE - Self Tanning Drops 🐚 @glowrecipe watermelon glow sleeping mask GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask 🐚 @supergoop unseen sunscreen Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 ⠀ Though we spent 90% of the summer in quarantine it was a summer I definitely won’t forget! ⠀ Comment down below either your favorite product this summer or what you’re most excited for in the fall! ⠀ I’m definitely excited for all the Apple cider donuts 😍 ⠀
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha
My top 3 favorite moisturizers
Happy Labor Day ❤️ Today is second to last Monday in my #skincarestepspotlight series! This weeks was probably the hardest to choose 3 because I have so many moisturizers that I love. Also clearly I’m in a huge TSwift Phase rn! My 3 main types of moisturizers in my collection are heavy creams, light weight moisturizers, and moisturizers with spf These are my top 3 in my collection ❣️ @paulaschoice essential glow moisturizer: ya’ll this stuff is bomb. If you’re looking for a moisturizer that has spf and gives your skin the perfect glow this is the one for you! It doesn’t give me a white cast but leaves my skin glowing. It also smells like kiwi which is amazing 😍 (Retails for $29.00 is on sale rn for $24.65 so go get it!) PAULA'S CHOICE - Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 ❣️ @ghostdemocracy clean lightweight daily face moisturizer. You guys! There are not enough words to describe how much I love this moisturizer. I’ve only been using it for a week but it is literally liquid silk for your face. It’s so light yet so moisturizing. Perfect for the morning! (I have a full review on this brand in my reels)(retails for $28) GHOST DEMOCRACY - Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer ❣️ @firstaidbeauty ultra repair cream: I can’t tell you how many times this cream has saved my life. Literally my FIRST AID 😉 I use this when my skin is peeling, when it sensitive from over exfoliating (I’ve done this one too many times), to hydrate my skin under my mask, to get rid of dry itches. Literally anything and everything I use this moisturizer for. (Retails for $34) FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream What’s your favorite moisturizer at the moment? Mine is definitely the ghost democracy lightweight moisturizer. It’s just so creamy and hydrating ugh I love it
GHOST DEMOCRACY-Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer
Happy Sunday My Loves 🧡
⠀ Hoping this brightens your feed and brings sunshine to your day! ⠀ These are some of my favorites products that brighten my skin, protect me from the bright sun, and give my skin a nice glow after cleansing! ⠀ See any of your favorites?! Comment down below your favorite brightening product! Will definitely be searching for some new ones as my complexion gets so dull in the fall/winter
Happy Saturday My Loves 💕 ⠀ I thought I would share some of my new favorite products I have been using on and off in my routines ⠀ 🌟 @byroe_official bittergreen essence toner: I have been loving this essence to lock in and add hydration to my routine BYROE - Bitter Green Essence Toner ⠀ 🌟 @caudalieus beauty elixir: this toner is another that I like to switch out to add hydration to my skin before adding serums and moisturizer CAUDALIE - Beauty Elixir ⠀ 🌟 @ghostdemocracy lightweight moisturizer: when they say this is a lightweight moisturizer they TRULY do mean it. This moisturizer is so silky and light on my skin but hydrates so well. Definitely a new favorite of mine GHOST DEMOCRACY - Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer ⠀ 🌟 @caudalieus purifying gel cleanser: this cleanser includes bha so I use it 1-2 times a week. It has helped so much with my mascne and gently exfoliates my skin without irritating CAUDALIE - Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser 🌟 @saturday_skin eye balm: this eye serum SURPRISED me. I love that it comes in a tube as I don’t really like just sticking my finger in a tub of eye cream. It is cool and gentle on my under eyes adding the perfect amount of brightness. I love to keep mine in the fridge to help decrease puffiness in the morning. SATURDAY SKIN - Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream ⠀ Also Taylor Swifts new album... no words ⠀ Comment Below your favorite t-swift song or a new favorite product you’ve been trying!
Happy Farmacy Friday 🌻
Happy Farmacy Friday 🌻 ⠀ I thought I would shine some light on this duo that I have been incorporating into my routine this week. ⠀ 🌻 Honey drop is a moisturizer that has been in my collection for months but hasn’t gotten nearly enough love due to all my attention being in daily greens. Now that it is empty it’s honey drops time to shine and boy have I been loving it. Honey drop is a light weight gel cream that moisturizes, hydrated, and softens my skin. My favorite part is the cupuacu butter beads that melt into your skin leaving it so soft and smooth. FARMACY - Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer ⠀ 🌻 Sleep Tight has been in my collection for months and hasn’t been touched honestly because I didn’t know how to use it. Do I use it with a mositurizer? Do I use it as an overnight mask? Well here’s how to use it! It can be usedduring the day or over night. Warm a small amount in your hands and apply to skin as a night moisturizer/overnight mask. This will give you a firmer and more evenly toned skin. It includes a plant based retinoid alternative which I love as it reduces the look of fine lines on your skin. It gives my skin the perfect boost of hydration when needed. Definitely need to get my hands on the full size. FARMACY - Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm ⠀ What’s one Farmacy product that you need to purchase in a full size?!
FARMACY-Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer
Let’s talk about the ghost in the room 👀
Let’s talk about the ghost in the room 👀 That being @ghostdemocracy ⠀ ⠀ This brand is new to me and has definitely caught me by surprise! I thoroughly enjoy each of these products so I’m excited to share my mini reviews ⠀ 👻 transparent gentle exfoliating daily cleanser: this cleanser includes glycolic acid, mandelic acid, willow bark, and niacinamide! It is a gentle cleanser and caused a slight tingle the first time I used it but had no problem with it after. Does not dry out my skin and I love that it has glycolic acid! (Retails for $24 5oz) GHOST DEMOCRACY - Transparent Gentle Exfoliating Daily Cleanser ⠀ ⠀ 👻 clean lightweight daily face moisturizer: when they say this is a lightweight moisturizer then mean LIGHT! This moisturizer went onto my skin so effortlessly and made is silky smooth. Though it is light it is very moisturizing. It includes probiotics, niacinamide, oat seed extract, and panthenol. (Retails for $28 1.7 oz) GHOST DEMOCRACY - Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer ⠀ 👻 floodgate hyaluronic acid serum: Many of you know I have been looking for a good hyaluronic acid that wasn’t sticky and did a great job of locking in all of my serums. Well this is it, this here is my favorite hyaluronic acid. Not only is it not sticky on my skin but it goes on and soaks into my skin quite quickly. It includes hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, linden flower extract, and white tea leaf extract. (Retails for $34 1fl oz) GHOST DEMOCRACY - Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid Serum ⠀ Now are there products out there that get the job done for a cheaper price...Yes! But some products like the cleanser are worth splurging on especially for the ingredients that it includes. ⠀ *PR but thoughts are my own*
GHOST DEMOCRACY-Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer
💚My Current Simple 4 Step Skin Care Routine💚
I like to keep it simple. I'm a minimalist and I believe less is more. With my acne prone oily skin I like to keep my routine small with products that I know will work. I currently have 6 products for my routine but they divide at morning and night so, in reality, I'm left with a 4 step routine. This routine and products work perfect for my skin after trying products for weeks, so this is why I consider this my current routine. ☀️MORNING: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser I start my mornings with this cleanser by removing excess oil and products from last night. This cleanser is my new favorite cleanser, it is gentle but very efective. It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or irritated. The scent is pleasant and minimal. The bottle is made out of glass so it is reusable. This brand is vegan and cruelty free. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% If you don't know about this product, Hello? Where have you been? This is my second step and the most important. Niacinamide helps with excess oil and minimizing the look of pores. Perfect for my oily face. FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya Newest addition to my routine and I do not regret. Even though it has a scent I really like it, it is not overwhelming and does not irritate my skin. This oil free gel moisturizer is perfect for the summer days and my oily skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated without feeling too oily. The jar is made out of glass. Dr Dennis Gross - Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I believe this sunscreen is over my budget but I was recommended this product by a specialist at Sephora so I gave it a try. It leaves a slight white cast that eventually goes away so I don't have a problem with that. It doesn't leave my skin feeling oily I can barely feel it on my skin. It is lightweight but to be honest I would not repurchase just because of the price. 🌙NIGHT: FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm This balm is perfect for removing makeup but I don't use makeup that often. I mainly use this to remove the sunscreen off my face. It works wonderful and I will repurchase. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser Double cleansing is important for removing excess oil and sunscreen. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid) Liquid Exfoliator Holy grail exfoliator. I only use this at night. Check out my other posts talking about this. FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya This moisturizer also works great at night. I feel soft and hydrated even after waking up the next day. 💚(Some nights I use masks if I am feeling extra fancy) This is it! My simple but effective skin care routine. If you have any questions leave a comment below Love, Ana♡
FARMACY-Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya
It’s #farmacyfridays which means I’m spilling some tea on some of my favorite @farmacybeauty goodies and a simple yet effective routine! 🍯 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 @farmacybeauty 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵? 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘺?! 💭 🍯 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧*: skin feeling dehydrated? This mask is not only extremely hydrating but also helps with irritation. Your skin always feels clean and soft with this honey baby! 🍯 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐰*: this AHA night serum is not only a chemical exfoliant that gets the job done but is extremely gentle on the skin (even on sensitive skin)! This is a product that you don’t even have to use much to truly see a difference in your skin, especially those pesky pores! 🍯 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥*: i always say patch test this if you’re prone to breakouts due to coconut oil because this does contain it. However, if you’re not or have a great patch test, this versatile oil is a dream. Not only do I always put it on after I use HG but also on the ends of my hair to give them some TLC. It is so soothing And has such a light honey smell which I LOVE!
FARMACY-Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil
Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash*: this baby targets breakouts, large pores & uneven skin tone. I have used this 3 times & it is also very gentle sitting @ a pH of 4. You definitely don’t even feel that it even contains AHAs! I love how gentle it is especially when it has AHAs in it! It is a gel like consistency. This whole like has me so impressed I can’t even continue to share haha! But seriously- this targets break outs and I will continue to use especially during times when I have a couple of break outs going out! You also don’t have to use a lot of product either! I can’t recommend more! All clean ingredients and cruelty free which is amazing!!
A late texture shot 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟑 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 from @skinfood_us that have exceeded my 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬! & if you’re wondering...yes I did taste just Incase 😉 🤣 💭 How amazing are these 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬?! I wish you guys could smell through the screen!!! 🍓 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐟𝐟*; first of all I need to make sure you understand how amazing this mask smells. It smells like a strawberry daiquiri field of pure happiness elevating your senses to the next level. It’s a very gentle sugar scrub that does not irritate the skin & leaves it smooth and soft! It truly helps gently exfoliate my T zone area with pesky blackheads! 🥚 𝐄𝐠𝐠 𝗪𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐤*; this mask tackles your pores by helping to minimize their appearance. It’s Formulated with a powerhouse blend of amino acids, proteins and vitamins. I tend to use this mask more around my T-zone & nose area because that’s usually where my skin appears “oily.” My skin always looks clear, smooth and almost mattified. So far, so good! 🖤𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝗪𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤*; this baby is a lot like the strawberry mask but smells a little citrusy. Truly love this mask! *𝐏𝐑 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐢𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥
SKINFOOD-Black Sugar Mask Wash Off
If you have never tried Summer fridays Jet Lag Mask then you need to run and get yourself one! 🏃🏻♀️ I’ve always been a huge fan of Marianna Hewitt, way before Summer fridays was even born, so you know I had to get this product. I initially got samples because the price was just a bit too steep for me at the time and to be honest, I wasn’t wowed by this mask the first time I used it. It hydrated my skin, yes. Felt very refreshing, yes. Did it make my skin look renewed and radiant? Not quite. It was just another moisturizer that was slightly thicker, until I actually used it during a flight. I usually get very dry, irritated, congested skin after flying, no matter how long or short the flights are. However, this baby changed my skin’s entire flying experience. It made my skin feel and look so hydrated, bouncy and overall, healthy! I was shook and literally couldn’t believe it. Safe to say that this baby is and will forever be a staple in all my travels. ✈️ Now, this mask is not only great during flights. After many experiments, I finally found the best way to apply it. My skin absolutely loves this as an overnight mask mixed with Drunk elephant’s B-Hydra! 😍 Like they are seriously the BEST hydrating duo 🙌🏼 I’ve been using them together every night, especially when my skin was suffering from the retinol burn (this mask was the only cream that my overly sensitive skin wanted). I absolutely love how rich, smooth and hydrating it is! With continued use, I also noticed that it has been giving me a very subtle radiant glow 🤩 If you’ve ever wanted to give this product a try but unsure about the price, I am telling you that it is absolutely worth the investment! They also came out with a mini size👌🏼
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
Farmacy has quickly became one of my favorite brands. Their products are made with such love and care. Honeymoon glow AHA serum gives u such amazing glow. One thing I love about this serum, Is I don’t experience any irritation when I use it. Some AHA products cause me dryness and redness. Thankfully I found this product, and had the opportunity to make it part of my skincare routine. Now on to their Honey Potion mask. This mask is a great hydrating mask, I love the warming sensation u feel when u rub it on. Once applied it feels so soothing to the skin! It’s definitely one of my favorite hydrating masks in my routine.
FARMACY-Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask