I love to try new beauty products whenever I get the chance, but sometimes there is just something to be said for sticking to the basics. I've had very little variation to my daily beauty regimen over the past few years, so I figured I'd share with you the 7 essentials that I always have on hand. (I have oily skin, so if you have dry skin these may not necessary be right for you.)
2. Burt's Bee's Brightening Refining Tonic. This is the newest addition to the bunch, and I've been using it for about a year. It removes all the leftover gunk my cleanser didn't get, and it brightens my skin and makes my skin tone more even.
3. Olay Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream. Never too early to start fighting wrinkles! I use this right before bedtime. It sort of smells like something your grandmother would wear, but it's so thick and creamy that I don't even care. (Unintentional rhyme, I swear.)
6. Sephora Instant Depuffing Roll-on Gel. I must admit: I received this item for free with my Sephora points a few years ago, and it has since become a staple. I role it under my eyes in the morning to make me look less puffy.
7. The Microdelivery Purifying Peel by Philosophy. Ok so I don't use this everyday, but it is definitely an essential item in my skincare routine. I use this once or twice a week, and it's great for refreshing your skin and making you look bright and refreshed. (Tom even notices when I use it and says I look like I'm glowing.) It only takes 3 minutes too. Just be careful and make sure you wear sunscreen if you go out in the sun after using this.
Does anyone have a good recommendation for a facial scrub? I haven't found one I'm crazy about, and I know I'm not supposed to use the St. Ives apricot scrub anymore because apparently it's rather harsh on your skin. I'd love your input!