Earlier this month, I shared my beauty favorites of 2014 with you all, and so enjoyed all of your product recommendations. I’ve already ordered some since, and have discovered some great items that I think will be showing up on my list for 2015!
Today, I’m following up with some of my skincare favorites of 2014. Enjoy and please share yours! I am a skincare junkie – more than beauty by far!
Clinique Superdefense SPF: Still one of my favorite morning SPF + moisturizers in one, although over the years as I’ve aged (sob) I’ve had to transition from the oily skin version to the dry. Such is life. The only downside is that it’s a little expensive, which is why I’ve also used…
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream: Quite effective, I like that it has a light dose of retinol, and the tube it comes in is much more sanitary I have to say than Clinique’s jar format.
Vivant Mandelic Acid 8%: My dermatologist recommended this to me earlier in the year to help with clogged pores and I use it every other night before my moisturizer. Fabulous and helps to keep your skin clear.
Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil: My favorite cleansing oil! I am definitely late to the whole “oil cleansing” trend, though I did try it with some Shu Uemera samples years ago (when Shu actually had counters at Nordstrom still). It didn’t really work out for me, and over the years I tried other oil cleansers sporadically. I never found one convincing enough to make the switch however, until I tried Tatcha’s. Great pump design, wonderful cleanser.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum: Not pictured, but I use this several times a week at night time just to mix things up. I always feel like my skin glows and looks refreshed the next morning.
Mario Badescu Calming Mask: One of my favorite masks. I tend to get super flushed at times, and this mask totally calms my skin down, takes down the red. and makes it look great. I use it when I have time and remember before night time events.
Fresh Seaberry Oil and Josie Maran Argan Oil: I own the full sizes of each of these but adore the tiny little ones because they take up less size on my vanity and plus are incredibly useful for travel purposes. Instead of using a super heavy cream/moisturizer in the winter months or drier climates (like on a plane), I prefer using a few drops of oil before my moisturizer instead. Easier to manage.
Tatcha Deep Hydration Mask: I have a weakness for masks, and Tatcha’s, along with SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask, are my favorites. I love how Tatcha’s is way better than the traditional paper mask – I think the material is a clear coconut pulp, and it stays on your face more easily, and without dripping product. These and the SK-II ones are expensive so I tend to save them for when I’m traveling – I use them about halfway through to give my face a refresh since flying and changing climates tends to stress out my skin.
What have been your skincare favorites this year?