I’m happy with my cruelty-free midlife skincare routine yet continue to sample new products and often upgrade my favorites. Today I’m sharing some new finds and things I have decided to move on from. Everything I use is cruelty-free and most are clean products that don’t contain nasty chemicals.
What I’ve Added To My Skincare Routine
I’ve added this Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil to my morning and evening routine. I’m a big fan of the soothing properties of rose oil and vitamin C is a vital antioxidant for our skin. Squalane is popping up everywhere as the newest wonder ingredient that binds more moisture to your skin than even hyaluronic acid. Biossance also sells a large plastic bottle of 100% Pure Sugarcane Squalane Oil you can use on your face, hair, and body and is very highly reviewed.
I’ve been a fan of the Herbivore Botanical Lapis Facial Oil for years. It contains blue tansy oil which is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial so helps soothe my rosacea by reducing redness and calming everything down. It sits on my bedside table and I massage in a few drops before I go to sleep.
Now I am an even bigger fan of their Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Mist. This stuff smells so amazing I wish I could buy it by the gallon. It’s a hydrating mist made of soothing vegan hyaluronic acid, rose hydrosol, coconut water, and hibiscus extract. I spray it on before I apply my foundation and just before I turn out the lights at night.
This Ilia Lip Mask is intended to be used twice a day but I just dab a small amount on my lips once each night and my lips have never felt better. It’s loaded with hyaluronic acid and papaya enzymes which slough away dead skin. I used to use a “gentle” lip scrub to remove flakes but at my age, no scrubs are gentle enough.
What I’ve Removed From My Skincare Routine
Niod neck Elasticity Catalyst has great reviews and after 2 bottles, I can say I see no miraculous improvements in the skin on my neck. People give it high reviews and it has an ingredient list as long as my arm, but it just didn’t do it for me.
I’ve used this B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum off and on for several years and have just never been bowled over, so I won’t be replacing it. There are so many great hyaluronic products on the market I’d rather move on. Drunk Elephant is a great line and I love buying their Littles 4.0 for travel, but at home, I’d rather use other things. Their T. L. C. Sukuri Baby Facial will always have a place in my skincare routine because it’s amazing…but the B-Hydra is just average for me.
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What do you rely on in your skincare routine? What’s your go-to best product?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.