Good skincare is just as essential to having a great makeup day as the actual makeup products you use. Today, I’ll share with you some of my holy grail skincare products for my oily skin and enlarged pores.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum, $14.99
I was first introduced to this brand by one of my favorite Youtubers, livloveshermakeup. As someone with oily skin and huge pores as I stated earlier in this post, my skin can feel very textured and congested. The Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum (shown above) has 4% glycolic acid, so it retextures the skin without irritating it. The serum also has aloe vera to calm and soothe the skin, as well as ingredients to minimize the appearance of pores. I’ve been using this for about six months and have definitely seen an improvement in my skin’s texture. You can buy this serum, and the full range of Nip + Fab products at your local drugstore, Target, Walmart and Ulta stores.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, $27
My skin is oily, but I don’t tend to get a lot of breakouts anymore since I changed up my skincare routine. However, I do get hormonal breakouts and clogged pores. So, when I heard about this mask, I had to give it a try. It’s made with active charcoal that acts as a magnet to draw all the gunk out of your pores, and white China clay that absorbs environmental toxins out of your skin. It’s not one of those super thick and heavy clay/charcoal masks, which I like. Now, I will say that it can be a little tingly, which I am into. The tingle makes me feel like it’s working, but I’d be careful if you have sensitive skin. You can purchase this mask at Ulta and everywhere Origins products are sold.
philosphy Purity Made Simple Cleansing Gel, $23
I’ve been using this cleanser for about a year now, and have seen a definite difference in my skin. The philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleansing Gel gets deep into my pores and cleanses my skin without leaving it feeling tight and dry afterwards. The best part? It removes makeup, even on the eyes! On days that I don’t wear a full face of makeup, which is most days, I will just splash some water on my face and use this to remove the mascara and brow products with ease. The gel formula is much better for my oily skin than the original cream formula of this cleanser, and I’ve recommended this more times than I can count. You can find this beauty at Ulta, Sephora and everywhere else philosophy products are sold.
Mario Bedescu Glycolic Eye Cream, $20
I have the driest under eye on the planet, I’m convinced, so I’ve been on the hunt for an under eye cream that hydrates my situation while repairing my fine lines and dark circles. I’m 37, y’all. It’s starting to fall apart in my under eye area lol. I am so glad that I started using this. In the few months that I’ve been using this beauty as part of my nighttime skincare routine, I’ve noticed that my under eye definitely feels more plump and hydrated in the morning and my hereditary dark circles aren’t looking as dark. You can find this at Ulta and everywhere Mario Bedescu is sold. They have this brand on Hautelook a lot, so you can usually get a two pack of this eye cream for almost the price of one.
So, what are some of your holy grail skincare products? Have you tried any of the ones I discussed today? Leave me a comment here or on Instagram (@theregulargirlreviews).