Taking care of my skin has always been a priority for me as I feel like people always notice great skin. Having healthy skin also sets the canvas for any makeup that I apply later; now that I work a full-time job and am a mom to two little ones, I usually don’t have more than 10 minutes to spend on my makeup in the morning. My priority is to make sure that my skin is healthy, and most days I find that I can get away with just a quick application of lightweight foundation (was reading up on Pacifica makeup the other day and curious about their cc cream…) and lipstick before heading out the door (thank goodness for eyelash extensions too!).
The past few months, I’ve tried out some new products and introduced a new tool to my skincare regimen that has truly made a remarkable difference in how my skin looks and feels! Be sure to read to the end for details as I’m sharing an exclusive coupon code!
My skincare starts with cleansing with the Foreo LUNA. This little device has replaced my Clarisonic as I love the fact that there are no bristles to clean (the fact that I could never sanitize my Clarisonic brush heads always grossed me out a little…) and the device cleanses using sonic pulsations that are gentle enough for everyday use. There are 3 brush configurations: combination skin, sensitive/normal skin, and ultra-sensitive skin so that you can use the right tool designed for your skin type (I use the sensitive/normal one). There is also anti-aging technology built in to the ridged backside of the LUNA and the lower-frequency pulsations of the LUNA actually help reduce fine lines and wrinkles! I target the anti-aging to my crow’s feet area as well as the area between my brows and find that it really helps release tension and helps me unwind before bed too! I use my LUNA along with my Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder and love how it’s creamy and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry.
Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask (save 20% + free ship w/ SHOP20)
Twice a week, I will apply a mask to my face at this point and let it sit for 20 minutes while I finish up with housework or catch up on reading before bed. I added 2 new TULA products to my skincare the past couple months and simply could not wait to share more about this brand with you! This mask is hands-down my favorite and I notice an immediate different in how soft my skin feels. I have always a bit of redness and flakiness around my nose and sometimes in the corners of my eyes where I have eczema and this mask works wonders in evening everything out and calming down my skin. Even though the mask does have exfoliating beads, it is gentle enough even on sensitive skin, and it leaves my skin hydrated, vibrant, and supple. If there’s only one thing you buy from this entire post, get this mask — I can guarantee that you will thank me!
One the days that I don’t apply a mask, I follow up with a toner and essence once my skin is clean. The Pixi Glow Tonic has been my holy grail for almost a year now and look forward to using it every day as I love seeing all the dirt and grime that it strips off. The 5% glycolic acid also leaves my skin noticeably brightened and illuminated! Pixi did just release the Pixi Glow Peel Pads and I just picked up a bottle the other day (it has 20% glycolic acid!) and can’t wait to see the results with this new addition!
I also love prepping my skin with essence and have been using the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence for a couple months now and find that it helps balance out my skin and help my serums absorb better and work more effectively. I apply a couple drops on my fingertips and just pat into my skin.
For when I notice dryness and rough patches on my skin, I love the Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment serum. It’s one of the few serums where I notice an immediate difference as my skin feels soft and not oily or greasy. I’ve been repurchasing this one for years now!
For my eyes and lips, I love the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment and the Kiehl’s Creamy Lip Balm. Both of these products are on the thicker side so I don’t use them in the day, but they’re perfect for overnight! When I first apply the eye cream, I find that it doesn’t immediately disappear into the skin but instead takes a couple minutes. Once it is absorbed though, I find that it really softens the lines around my eye and feels amazing! Similarly, this lip cream is the only one that is rich enough to last all night but isn’t too thick or goopy to be uncomfortable.
For the finishing step, I apply a dollop of TULA’s Hydrating Day and Night Cream. TULA is known for their Probiotic Technology and I love that natural ingredients such as yogurt extracts, neuropeptides, and chicory root extract are used to soothe and rebalance the skin. I use the cream both day and night and don’t find it too heavy so that my skin can’t breathe. It’s lightweight yet still incredibly hydrating. I actually wake up and can literally feel a difference in how smooth my skin is!
TULA is offering a 20% off plus free shipping promotion right now with code SHOP20. Even without the discount, I find that the price point of TULA products is incredible for the results that I’ve seen. The mask is only $54 and even after consistent use for about a month, I’ve only made a small dent in my bottle and can easily see this product lasting for several more months to come. Similarly, the Hydrating Day and Night Cream is $52 and again, a little goes a long way! Personally, I’m taking advantage of the code myself and picking up the Discovery Kit so that I can have a sampler of the entire line!
I hope this review was useful and that you discovered a few new products to try!
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Disclaimer: TULA products were provided as part of a ShopStyle x Tula campaign but this post is not sponsored in any other way. All opinions are honest and my own.